Configuration Testing and Its Types Used By Quality Assurance Companies
Configuration testing is a process aimed at verifying the performance of IT products in different software and hardware environments. This type of testing is used for the application that is intended to be run across, for example, different platforms, web browsers and supports different versions of drivers. It is a subtype of compatibility testing performed by quality assurance companies so that to test a system with each of the supported hardware or software configurations.
Advantages of configuration testing:
- Simulates the actual use of the system
- Allows you to quickly identify system errors in the software under different configuration types, and thus prevent problems when working with it.
The main phases of configuration testing:
- There is a listing of system configurations to be used during testing. In fact, it is often impossible to describe the entire set of configurations under which the system being developed will be working. Therefore the sequence is determined according to the priority of the configurations used, and only the most important configurations are included in the final list.
- The systems are tested with each one of the selected configurations.
- Customer receives a detailed report with a list of defects and errors detected in the system while it was tested under each one of the chosen configurations.
Testers-engineers often use specialized tools from the top vendors serving the industry: HP
Application Lifecycle Management, IBM Rational Quality Manager and IBM Rational Team Concert.
Mobile app testing companies cope with a variety of complicated technical tasks because mobile app testing is very difficult to execute successfully. They help to optimize work of mobile apps on popular devices. Network configuration is an integral part of mobile app testing.
Types of configuration testing
Cross-browser or /and multi-platform testing aims to check how a web app works in different browsers or / and across different platforms.
Nowadays, there is a severe competition between web-browsers and OS platforms, so any project that is not compatible with one of the most popular browsers and platforms is most likely to be rejected by most of the customers. Therefore, when developing and testing software products, it makes much sense to check their compatibility across different browsers and platforms.
Beta testing companies offer everyone to get involved in interesting work and get paid for it! Beta testers are the first to try out the final versions of developed software before these are released commercially.