Software Testing & QA

In the classic and ideal approach to quality assurance, an end-to-end testing of the software should be performed. In practice, much depends on the project and resource constraints, including time and budget. Base4 technologies has flexible processes that can deviate from the classic approach and be adjusted to the real project conditions at any stage.

By outsourcing the quality assurance function to Base4 Technologies with its constant improvement of business processes, deep expertise and focus on QA services, you get significant business value and cost benefits. Base4 technologies independent team will handle all your quality assurance tasks, including the development of a QA strategy, resource planning, team building and overall management, while you concentrate on your core activities.

Stages of full life-cycle testing

  1. Full life-cycle testing is a sequence of different phases, each having a specific input and output. In full lifecycle testing, development and testing stages are coordinated to complement each other. These stages are described below.

1.Software requirements stage

Since a tester thinks from the user's point of view, it is particularly important that he or she is involved in the project from the requirements-gathering stage. In this case, the tester gets first-hand information from the customer and has a clear understanding of testing and QA goals. Ideally, each module should be discussed by a developer, a tester and a user.

2.QA strategy development and planning

Base4 Technologies attaches high value to a well-defined QA strategy, as it allows delivery of a cost-effective solution and tests the most important parts of the software at the right times. A good strategy eliminates the confusion of unorganized and frequent testing yet ensures that the most crucial parts of the application are not left out.

The test plan aligns with the QA strategy and contains the following information:

  1. Testing methodologies and tools

  2. Duration and objective of each phase

  3. Test types

  4. Number of features to be tested and test coverage

  5. Efforts and human resources required

  6. Other QA-related and auxiliary activities (test documentation creation, analysis, reports creation, etc.)

3. Requirements testing

Even flawless code may prove ineffective if based on poorly-documented, incomplete and ill-defined requirements.

For optimal results, testing should begin before the first line of code is written, at the requirements analysis stage. By performing requirements testing, we assist you in eliminating the majority of potential defects in the solution, since many of them arise at the requirements stage. Base4 Technologies will test your requirements for conformity, completeness, relevance and consistency.

4. Test documentation creation

Depending on your project, test documentation may vary in detail, format and coverage, but in each case it makes the process transparent to you, increases the testing quality and shows what you are paying for. This can be presented in different types of documents: acceptance sheets, test cases and test surveys, etc. As your project grows, it is also important to keep all testing documentation up-to-date, therefore at Base4 Technologies we pay special attention to the relevance of documents and their regular update.

5. Prototype testing

Even flawless code may prove ineffective if based on poorly-documented, incomplete and ill-defined requirements.

A prototype can be a set of images, static web pages, or the initial release version of a system. As an application's foundation, the prototype reveals stability and performance of the application and by this plays an important role in the overall QA strategy. Prototype testing includes detection of design, structural or logical errors. During prototype testing Base4 technologies gives much consideration to usability testing, since making changes on the conceptual level of the prototype prevents potential expensive rework. Testing of code for compliance with standards (xhtml/html, css, rss/rdf, wai, etc.), functional, GUI and accessibility testing are also executed, if necessary.

6. Regular testing

Planned testing may cover different aspects:

System Elements

Unit Testing

Integration Testing

Test Depth

Acceptance Test (Smoke Test)Positive
Test (Minimal Acceptance Test)

Ad-hoc Test (Full Acceptance Test)
Regression testing

Specific Areas

Functional Testing GUI Testing

Usability Testing
Security Testing
Database Testing
Cross-platform Testing
Cross-browser Testing
Accessibility Testing
Installation Testing
Configuration Testing
Localization Testing
Performance/Load Testing
Stress Testing

We produce customized online reports about activities performed and defects found that will save your time and allow you to be as much involved as you wish. Both the customer's and Base4 technologies own templates can be used for reporting.

7. Stabilization testing

Planned testing may cover different aspects:

Stabilization testing is carried out when all functionality has been developed and the application is almost ready to be launched into production. Interconnection between all modules and parts becomes ever more clear and the testing is carried out in live conditions. Some features can be tested to their best only at this stage, e.g. the work of large databases, real life payments, sms services, etc.

8. Release to production and product support

Planned testing may cover different aspects:

Even after the system has been released, testing still plays an important role in the maintenance process. All changes introduced to a system must be tested to ensure that the system continues to provide the business function it was originally designed for, without impacting other functions or other systems it interacts with. When the environment changes (hardware or software), the solution has to be retested in different aspects to make sure that it continues to operate as expected and works well with other parts and modules of the software (regression testing is used here).

Why choose us for web application QA?

  1. Web application testing is one of our specializations. We offer more than 4-year experience in web application QA, which allows us to deliver superior quality and create a competitive advantage for your solutions and products.

  2. Experienced teams. We apply proven procedures and use advanced testing tools. A lot of web applications tested by Base4 technologies reinforced processes enable us bring to your advantage the best QA and managerial practices.

  3. Flexible engagement modelsWe propose a variety of engagement models, each of them ensuring top quality software and QA costs optimization. Depending on project requirements we’re able to offer Fixed Price, Time & Material or Dedicated Team models. Our QA services can be delivered on-site, remotely or in a combined mode.

    Regardless of the chosen engagement model, we elaborate a detailed analysis and methodology program to ensure that it completely corresponds to your requirements and offers maximum benefits in terms of productivity and cost savings.

  4. Web application testing automation. We believe in delivering a top quality service, without making it cost a fortune and offer testing automation as an independent service or as a part of a web application testing suite.

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