Stability Testing As an Essential Part of QA Outsourcing Services
Stability testing focuses on evaluating the system’s performance parameters when it is subjected to standard or expected load conditions for a long time. The process helps to identify memory leaks and incorrect software settings. This type of verification is required for both new systems and new versions of a software product in use.
However, before getting a software application work under heaviest loads it is recommended to check how it functions in a real-world production environment to make sure that it is the same stable as it was before the testing. It does not matter much how long it will take to test the stability of a software application because the main goal is to monitor resources consumption, identify memory leaks and ascertain that data handling rate or /and response time of the app remains unchangeable before and after the test. Otherwise there is a high probability that the product will start behaving incorrectly and the system will reboot improperly.
It is easy to make good use of QA outsourcing services and save oneself the trouble of hiring in-house qa specialists. Actually, unlike offshore experts, onshore testers often lack necessary resources, have no access to global talent pool and set high price on their work.
Nevertheless, the execution time of the workflow activities may appear to be useful. It may indicate the current degradation level of the system. If your system does not fall down after hours of testing, but the execution time for the processes continuously increases, then you can be sure that the problems are still present, and there is just not enough time for the system to fall down completely.. In this case, it is necessary to apply load to the system for longer time.
Quality assurance company often combines stability testing with stress testing in order not only to check the stability of the product, but also its ability to withstand extreme loads and work as expected under unfavorable conditions for a long time.
Stability testing is done to evaluate the performance of the system under continuous load conditions.
Key benefits of stability testing:
- Prevents system failures and decrease in data processing speed.
- Allows to determine if it is possible for the system to work under continuous load.
- Specifies the characteristics of the system which need to be monitored during the pilot development.
- Helps to identify the lack of hardware and system resources to be implemented during the pilot development.
Mobile testing companies help their clients verify and optimize performance of mobile apps on real platforms or devices.