Enterprise applications being the backbones of many profitable businesses across industries, requires a robust testing for its flawless operations. Even though the functional aspects of the applications scattered across different platforms are same, a robust test strategy is required to meet the challenges thrown by underlying technological and infrastructure diversity and realize the value of their investments in enterprise applications. Today applications become the lifeline of businesses housing critical customer, employee and partner information etc. Their availability is vital to ensuring ‘business as usual’. Hence to have timely check points in place to monitor applications and test for potential breakdowns, errors or deficiencies is critical from a business point of view.
Through our testing services our focus is to ensure quality in every step of application development lifecycle and we leverage proven methodologies and tools.
Functional testing validates the functioning of an application whether it is functioning as specified and expected (meets the requirements). Regression testing is executed to make sure that the additions and improvements do not disturb exiting features of the application.
Modern application architecture and development methodologies demands and necessitate integration of multiple components seamlessly. Our integration testing is aimed at validating the seamless communication between the applications under test along with other systems.
Performance testing is to check application performance like data transfer rate and response time under peak and continuous load, as well as the maximum number of users utilizing it simultaneously. This will allow us to assess that the application’s performance is reliable and stable, even with peak loads and scaling up of business transactions.
Usability testing is aimed at examining the user interface and user experience design for availability, logical arrangement of user interface elements (including icons, buttons, and navigation components) etc. Usability testing includes testing the application access from different platforms – Desktop computers and mobile devices. We conduct browser compatibility testing for across browser compatibility.
Security testing is critical for applications in the current distributed and connected operating environment. Any unauthorised access to application and its data could cause severe damages to the business and or the organization. As part of Security testing we perform security scanning, vulnerability assessment, penetration testing, security audit, and other activities to check an application’s resistance to cyber attacks and malware. They detect security vulnerabilities in the application early so that we can ensure the security of business-critical information effectively.
We recognise testing as an integral part of the application development irrespective of the life cycle model used. Our testing service covers comprehensive exploratory, functionality, integration, compatibility, usability, security, and continuous regression testing as part of the software development process.
The focus of testing services will be to start as early as Requirements gathering phase itself. This is followed up with testing activities during the design and development phases. User acceptance testing is performed before the application goes live and through regression testing we ensure continuous improvement of the application quality and ensure that the changes won’t result in any severe defects with the existing functionality.
We consider an enterprise application not as a single-standing piece of software but as part of a complex business environment. Hence all our testing will be performed with primary attention to business goals associated. Firstly, we ensure our test strategy and plan, user stories, test scenarios, and test data are maximum true-to-life and driven by actual business needs. Secondly, we prioritize ongoing testing activities with regard to current requirements that may be subject to change.
We prioritize testing activities according to the possible damage that an application defect can cause when it’s found by end users. Thus, the software issues bound to have highest risks are validated upfront. This testing approach is particularly viable by squeezing in multiple testing activities into tight iteration deadlines imposed by Agile and DevOps/Continuous Delivery methodologies.
Our approach to test automation is aimed at shortening test cycles, improving test coverage, and avoids missing software errors due to manual / human factors. As part of our test automation efforts, our focus will be to automate most time-consuming, data-intensive, and repeatable test scenarios.
However, we will ensure a proper balance between manual and automated testing. We have tools to execute automated performance, regression, and integration testing. We understand and recognize that certain types of testing are better to be executed manually (like exploratory and usability testing) and some partially automated like specific phases of penetration and functionality testing. Human involvement is required to accurately trace and analyze constantly changing security issues and validate the application’s new functions.
Models that are most popular are pilot test engagements in T&M model, team augmentation (long term), as an independent dedicated testing team, testing managed capacity or service model and Testing as a service (TaaS) model.
GTF is a comprehensive test automation framework built using open source test and test automation tools for functional and non-functional requirements for different categories of applications with integrated end-to-end quality management involving processes, tools, and frameworks. Provide workflow integration across all phases of SDLC. It has well defined test reports and dashboards with bi-directional traceability to requirements. GTF’s configurable test framework for specific end point ecosystem with high degree of maintainability and reuse will reduce time taken to set the automation and simplify the debugging of errors. It facilitates automation of build, test, and deployment for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD). This framework ensures lower TCO with simplified integration with open source and commercial tools, large repository of keywords for scale and reusability.