Importance of Software Testing

A digital transformation process implies the implementation of newest technologies, upgrading of infrastructure, and the use of new software. This is where the primary concern arises: are these technologies and software of the highest quality possible? After all, any faulty software can adversely impact any company’s performance and reputation. Therefore, software testing should play a key role in the transformation process.

Quality Assurance and Software Testing are indispensable to ensure that all potential defects are rectified, and the software is of high quality and “polished”.

Independent Testing

To guarantee that software runs smoothly and that it is reliable and usable it needs to be comprehensively and thoroughly tested by a certified and expert software test engineers. The best option is to engage an independent and unbiased testing team in fulfilling  this task.

"Tests designed by a person(s) from a different organization or company (i.e., outsourcing or certification by an external body)” have the highest level of independence.

ISTQB (International Software Testing Qualifications Board)

  • Independent testers are unbiased (in contrast to testers working within a programming team or programmers themselves) and report to a separate organization;
  • Independent testers discover defects and failures more effectively offering a different perspective and making alternative assumptions about testing and reviews;
  • Independent testers often have deep understanding and expertise in a specific product-related industry.

Why Choose Softengi?

  • 21+ years in the market.
  • 30+ highly skilled and expert testers (90% are ISTQB certified).
  • 120+ successful projects.
  • Our quality assurance system is based on Level 4 of the Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) and conforms to ISO 9001:2008.
  • We act as independent software testing experts who will not be silent about any slightest possible deficiency discovered in the software under test.
  • Iterative Test Methodology applied helps save up to 40% of your budget.
  • We use proven methodologies and techniques to increase quality, reduce cost, and drive improvement.
  • We perform software testing for all types of companies: from startups to mature enterprises.
  • We choose the optimum Testing Strategy as per the particular project’s needs.
  • Our Team members are experienced in working in mixed teams (both developers and testers).
  • Test results are presented to our clients in the form of an accurate and voluminous evaluation report with a list of clear recommendations.

Our Testing Team

  • The Softengi’s Testing Team is composed of 30+ highly skilled testers, 90% of whom are ISTQB certified.
  • All testers have a vast experience in conducting comprehensive testing of various types of software for clients from different industries.
  • They are always abreast of the latest trends and developments in software testing and innovative technologies.
  • Our existing and new testers have an opportunity to attend courses at our on-site Softengi Training Center. They never stop learning.

Iterative Testing Approach

The specificity of Iterative Test Methodology we use is that testing of software is done in iterations throughout the SDLC, whereas under a traditional test methodology testing is a separate process taking place only after the development phase (see Picture 1).

 

Picture 1. Iterative vs Traditional approach to testing

Iterative vs Traditional Approach to Testing

Benefits our Team gets:

  • The Team starts working early in the SDLC and has enough time for planning and preparation;
  • Each iteration takes into account the problems detected previously;
  • Early detection of architecture problems;
  • Timely detection and resolution of defects.

Benefits our Clients get:

  • High-quality, improved reliability, and usability of the end product;
  • Up to 40% budget savings and 45% time savings (as less time is required to implement the project);
  • Regular feedback on the progress of testing performed;
  • Accurate estimation of the product.

Full Cycle Testing

Our Testing Team provides a Full Cycle Testing under which it performs: 

  • Analysis of technical documents;
  • Planning and assessment;
  • Development of testing documents;
  • Test performance;
  • Result provision;
  • Support at the product release stage;
  • Operation and maintenance.

Types of Testing

Depending on your specific needs and requirements, our testers will perform one to several types of testing, not limited to the following: 

 Functional Testing  to make sure that your software does all it is meant to
 Performance Testing  to make sure that your software is responsive and stable under a particular workload
 Usability Testing  to ensure that the product is convenient, understandable, and easy to use
 Automated Testing  to streamline some repetitive but necessary testing tasks, save time and labor costs
 Mobile App Testing  to check the functionality, usability, and consistency of applications working on various mobile devices
 Security Testing  to determine if the software protects data and maintains functionality as intended
 Localization Testing  to evaluate the compliance of software with the target market from a linguistic and cultural standpoint
 Regression Testing  to verify that previously developed and tested software still performs correctly after it was changed
 IoT Testing  to make sure that IoT devices are secure, reliable, usable, compatible, and conform to standards
 Big Data Testing  to verify the successful processing of terabytes of data by a Big Data application
 Testing on the Cloud  to test the performance, reliability, and scalability of applications in a cloud computing environment

Igor Sharinsky, Head of the Softengi Testing Team: “Our certified and expert testing team tackles each particular project only after it has thoroughly considered all of its aspects, specific testing needs, and client’s requirements. The software testing we perform ensures the highest degree of independence and is based on proven methodologies and techniques allowing us to uncover every possible defect, add reliability and usability to our clients’ software, and ensure their ROI.”

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