Functional Testing Services

Does Your Application Work As Intended?

Complete functional testing thoroughly validates your software in accordance with the business and functional specifications.

Functional Testing For Quality Enhancement

QAonCloud provides functional testing services to ensure your application works as per your work products like business requirements, use-cases, functional specifications, user stories,   etc.

Our team of functional test experts follow industry-standard testing techniques, tools, methodologies, and help you to achieve the best customer experience of your apps. We evaluate the quality of your application at each stage of your software development lifecycle to reduce the risks associated with the app.

Our testers cover all the test scenarios and ensure that the functional issues are identified before it is pointed out by the end-users. We undertake a complete responsibility of end to end manual testing services of your app starting from test plan to post-production support. We also use functional testing tools like Selenium, Browserstacks, Cucumber, etc. to perform the tests.

Our Comprehensive Functional Testing Services

Unit Testing

Integration Testing

System Testing

Smoke Testing

Regression Testing

User Acceptance testing

Usability Testing

Exploratory Testing

Automation Testing

QAonCloud's Functional Test Approach

QAonCloud emphasizes on customized manual testing services and on-time delivery to customers across all industries. Here is our test approach that defines every stage of our test process. We provide test deliverables at each stage to understand the status of your application testing.

Analyze the Requirements

We gather the requirements, understand and analyze them to identify the various modules, features, roles, risks involved in the testing.

Test Planning

A detailed test plan document that defines the test objective, scope, estimation, resourcing, test criteria etc., are all listed in this phase.

Test Case Design

The QA team prepares the test scenarios and test cases case based on customer requirements. We use test management tools based on your requirements.

Test Environment Setup

This phase includes setting up software, hardware and network configurations based on the project requirements.

Test Execution

The tests are executed based on priority and our team ensures a 100% test coverage to unveil the defects in the application.

Defect Management

Defects are identified, prioritized and logged into the defect tracking tool as per the customer’s specifications.

Re-test

Rechecking all the functional issues and confirming that they are fixed.

Reporting

We prepare and maintain a consolidated test report for every software update release.

Regression & Maintenance​​

We maintain, update, and execute your tests for every requirement change. A regression test is performed for any change of requirements.

Automation​​

Regression tests are automated and executed as per the customer’s need.We also use various industry standard tools for automation.

 

"QAonCloud have constantly impressed us with quick turnarounds and detailed reports on testing. In addition, they have accommodated our requests for quick tests and sanity tests within a few hours. They have always kept documentation updated and added to the list of test cases based on each error they have found. When we launch new features they are quick to understand the feature set and incorporate it into the testing framework."
Leya Sathyan
Program Manager, Indihood
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  • VR Game Testing: Types, Complexities, tools and benefits

    VR Game Testing: How It Has Changed the Face of Game Testing

    "The gaming industry is one of the largest and most popular forms of entertainment. It constantly evolves and changes with new technologies, genres, and platforms. Over the past few years, there has been a massive increase in the popularity of VR game (virtual reality games). Virtual reality games are the ones that will let players experience immersive gaming experiences through VR headsets and controllers.In the past, most games were played on a 2D screen, limiting the immersion and connection that players could feel with the game. VR games provide a much more immersive experience, leading to a more intense and enjoyable gaming experience.Game testers had to manually play the game repeatedly, looking for bugs and errors. This was a very time-consuming and tedious process. However, with the introduction of VR games, testers can now test the game in a virtual environment. This allows them to quickly identify any issues and report them to the developers. At the same time, due to the complex gaming hardware, VR game Testing may possess some challenges that the testers have never faced while testing PC or mobile game. Different Types of VR Games There are many different types of VR games. Some are first-person shooters, while others are puzzle games or experiences. A growing number of multiplayer VR games allow players to compete against each other in real-time. First-person shooters are some of the most popular VR games. They provide an immersive experience that allows players to feel like they are in the game. There are a lot of VR games available today, such as Half Life, Hitman3, Stride, Microsoft Flight Simulartor, beat saber, Resident evil , Project cars 2 etc., Apart from the above-mentioned games, many popular shooter franchises, such as Call of Duty and Halo, have released VR versions of their games. Each of these games is unique in its own way and offers very excellent graphics and features. Puzzle games are another popular type of VR game. These often require players to use their hands to solve puzzles or interact with the environment. A well-known example is the hit game Job Simulator. Experiences are becoming more popular as people look for VR games that are not as intense or competitive: Fully Immersive Fully immersive VR games allow players to be wholly immersed in the game world. This means they can forget the outside world and focus entirely on the game. These VR games are usually very intense and can be quite physically demanding. Non-Immersive Non-immersive VR games, on the other hand, do not provide this level of immersion. Players are still aware of the outside world and can see their own bodies. These types of VR games tend to be less intense and more relaxing. Semi-Immersive Semi-immersive VR games allow players to be partially immersed in the game world. This means that they are still aware of the outside world but can focus more on the game than they would be able to in a non-immersive VR game. Augmented Reality Augmented reality (AR) is a VR game that combines the real world with the game world. This can be done by overlaying computer-generated images on top of the real world or by providing information about the game world that is not visible to the naked eye. Collaborative VR Collaborative VR games are those that allow two or more players to interact with each other in the same virtual environment. This can be done either in person or online. These VR games can be very social and provide a unique gaming experience. VR Game Testing vs. PC/Mobile Game Testing The main difference between VR and PC or mobile game testing is the level of immersion. VR game testing requires testers to fully immerse in the game world, while PC or mobile game testing does not. Testers need to use specialized equipment, such as headsets, controllers, and sensors. Additionally, it can be more time-consuming than on PC or mobile. Complexities of VR Game Testing Several complexities need to be considered when testing VR. These challenges include:1. Need for specialised equipmentVR game testing requires specialized equipment, such as headsets, controllers, and sensors. This equipment can be expensive and difficult to obtain.2. Need for skilled testersVR game testing requires testers to have a strong understanding of how VR games work, and this can be difficult to achieve.3. Need for TimeThis testing can be time-consuming. Testers must spend significant time playing the game and looking for bugs or glitches.4. Risk of motion sickness:VR games can cause players to feel nauseous or dizzy. Testers need to be aware of this and take precautions to avoid it.5. Challenge of automated testingAutomated testing can be challenging to achieve with VR games. This is because VR games are complex and often have many different moving parts. Benefits of End-to-end Testing of VR Games Despite the challenges, there are also several benefits to VR game testing. These benefits include:1. The ability to catch bugs and glitchesIt can help developers catch bugs and glitches that they may not have been able to find otherwise.2. The ability to make improvements to the gameIt can help developers understand how players interact, which can then be used to improve the game.3. The ability to save time and moneyVR game testing can help developers save time and money by identifying issues early in development.4. The ability to improve player experienceIt can help developers improve the player experience by identifying issues in graphics, sound, and gameplay.5. The ability to experiment with various aspects of the gameVR game testing can help developers test various aspects of the game, including the graphics, gameplay, and audio. Types of VR Game Testing Tools Test Environment A test environment is a simulation of the game environment that allows for testing without disrupting the live game environment. Test environments can be used to test game mechanics, gameplay, and other aspects of the game. Simulators Simulators helps in creating a realistic VR experience for testing purposes that tests the game mechanics, gameplay, and other aspects. Emulators Emulators simulate the hardware and software of a particular gaming platform and they can help in testing the game mechanics, gameplay, and other aspects of the game. Debuggers These are the tools that helps in finding errors in software code. Debuggers can test game mechanics, gameplay, and other aspects of the game. Profilers These tools help in analyzing the performance of software code. Profilers can test game mechanics, gameplay, and other aspects of the game. Static Code Analysis Tools Static code analysis tools are used to examine software code without executing it. These tools can test game mechanics, gameplay, and other aspects of the game. Final words VR game testing is a process that is used to test VR games. VR game testing is crucial because it helps developers catch bugs and glitches, improve the game, and save time and money.QAonCloud is a cloud-based testing platform that helps developers catch bugs and glitches, improve the game, and save time and money. Many challenges come with VR game testing, but QAonCloud can help developers overcome these challenges."

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    Emerging Trends in the Gaming Industry and Role of QA

    "The industry's competition is getting more intense. Game developers for RPG, indie, and VR games would find it vital to do QA testing using improved methodologies to enhance the gaming experience and increase its success. QA testing before market release can help make pertinent revisions. QA for new gaming trends is essential at every stage to find issues and offer players a responsive action with high speed and performance. Emerging Trends in Gaming Industry The ever-changing landscape of the gaming industry offers new challenges for game developers. Some of the latest trends in gaming include: Virtual Reality (VR) Virtual reality (VR) is a computer-generated environment that simulates a physical presence in a real or imaginary place. VR games provide an immersive experience for entertainment, education, or training purposes. The QA needs for VR games differ from traditional games, as we must test VR games for compatibility with various VR hardware and software platforms and also for usability, functionality, and performance. AR/MR Games AR/MR stands for augmented reality/mixed reality. These games are similar to VR games because they provide an immersive experience. However, AR/MR games use real-world environments and objects as part of the game. The QA needs for AR/MR games are similar to those of VR games. Gaming startups should test their AR/MR games for compatibility with various hardware and software platforms. In addition, we have to check for the usability, functionality, and performance of AR/MR games. Cloud Gaming Cloud gaming or “gaming-as-a-service” or game streaming are a form of online gaming that streams video games on remote servers and runs them directly on the user’s device. These gaming services provide users with the accessibility to an extensive library of games we can play from any location with an internet connection. The QA needs for cloud gaming are similar to those of traditional gaming. Cloud gaming must be tested for compatibility with various hardware and software platforms. In addition, cloud gaming must be tested for usability, functionality, and performance. Mobile Gaming Mobile gaming is one of the most popular trends of the gaming industry. These are the games we can play on smartphones or tablet computers, and mobile games are often smaller and more casual than console or PC games. The QA needs for mobile gaming are similar to those of traditional gaming. Mobile games must be tested for compatibility with various hardware and software platforms. In addition, mobile games must be tested for usability, functionality, and performance. Metaverse Gaming Metaverse gaming technology embraces VR technology, where users can use their avatars to play games in the virtual space. Although metaverse is in its early stages, it can be considered the next generation of gaming technology. QA is essential for Metaverse gaming as the user interface is pivotal to a satisfactory gaming experience. Along with usability, functionality, and performance testing, it is recommended that compatibility testing and API testing be implemented for metaverse applications to ensure seamless integration and a smooth interface on all platforms. Role of QA in the future trends of gaming industry Game QA testing aims to evaluate, pinpoint, record, and fix any software flaws that can negatively impact the gaming experience. Several gaming platforms require different testing strategies to ensure a smooth gaming experience and set benchmarks in the gaming market. When proceeding with QA for gaming technology, there are several QA testing that comes into play: Functional Testing Functional testing is evaluating a game to determine whether it functions as intended. This sort of testing is usually done by developers or a small team of individuals. The advantage of functional testing is that it identifies any problems with the game's mechanics and gameplay. Automation Testing Automation testing is using a software tool to execute repetitive tasks automatically. This type of testing help in testing game mechanics, gameplay, and other aspects of the game. Automation testing is generally used to supplement manual testing efforts. Security Testing Security testing is assessing a game to identify any vulnerabilities attackers could exploit. This testing is essential for any online or multiplayer game and any game that uses sensitive data. API Testing API testing assesses an application programming interface (API) to determine if it meets functionality, reliability, and security expectations. This type of testing is often used in conjunction with other types, such as functional or regression testing. Agile Testing Agile testing involves carrying out tests in short, iterative cycles. It is often used in conjunction with the agile development methodology. The advantage of agile testing is that it allows for faster feedback and easier identification of bugs. Compatibility Testing Compatibility Testing helps to improve and prepare the user interface for different sizes of devices, such as PCs and smartphones. While performing Compatibility testing, testers will also test the game's compatibility with the gaming environment. Providing a satisfying gaming experience, prompt identification and repair of graphics, software, or hardware keeps the user satisfied and prevents user churn. Regression Testing Retesting of the feature's functionality is what the regression testing is all about. It determines the possibility or presence of flaws or mistakes following the game's new updates or releases. This testing strategy ensures that the game’s quality and functionality are stable or progressive with every release. Conclusion The gaming industry is constantly evolving, and new trends are always emerging. As a result, the QA needs for games are constantly changing. QAonCloud helps you keep up with the latest trends in gaming industry and provide the tools you need to ensure that your games are of the highest quality. QAonCloud is the perfect solution for game developers who want to stay ahead of the curve."

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    How QAonCloud Can Help Gaming Startups Take Their Game Global

    "With the constantly evolving technology, industries anticipate a $300 billion increase in mobile gaming revenue by 2025. Businesses are increasing their learning pace by considering this development and expansion. Users will undoubtedly seek quality as gaming applications expand in popularity. Testing games was essential and mandatory for all gaming companies, especially gaming startups. The technique's necessity and knowledge rose to the fore lately when certain major league players encountered backlash from fans after playing games that had bugs.For instance, Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, an action RPG game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, faced significant losses due to the lack of quality QA testing. Bethesda Softworks published the RPG game in November 2011. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Despite being a top-ranked RPG game, it had several technical issues that could have been eradicated with adequate QA testing. Users reported several crashes and fatal bugs in the PS3 version, along with frame rate issues and texture down-scaling, making the game unplayable.The above case study proves that QA testing for gaming applications becomes as vital for the industry newcomers as it is for the big sharks. Entering this highly competitive yet competent market will yield success when gaming applications and software are developed and tested for bugs, issues, and errors. Gaming applications also require a seamless interface, quality usability, and technical competencies to offer users a positive and satisfying gaming experience. With this in mind, outsourcing QA can benefit gaming startups as it can yield better results with an increased ROI in the competition. Types of QA for Gaming Performing different types of game testing techniques, can help in assessing several aspects of the game. Here are some QA testing types that can be useful for gaming startups: Functional Testing Functionality testing corrects stability issues and errors in the game's mechanics, including flaws in the game's aesthetics and content. Functional testing for video games can be challenging as it takes too long to find audio-visual and graphical errors.Testers will also examine various other things, such as menu organization, font size, alignment issues, screen orientation, screen resolutions, background checking, colour monitoring, dialogue messages, animation, loading time, sorting, confirmation messages, timeout and display, audio elements, etc., with functional testing. Compatibility Testing​ It is crucial to make the app compatible with various browsers and platforms, like PCs and mobile phones. Game testers have to consider compatibility concerns in addition to bugs and errors.Quality graphics troubleshooting, timely detection, and hardware or software malfunction are all essential to provide a positive gaming experience for gamers. Testers must also validate the game's compatibility with various gaming systems with compatibility testing. Localization Testing When aiming for a global market, localization testing can be crucial. The gaming software needs to be simple to read for gamers from various nations. Test automation and cloud-based QA can be handy for such testing requirements.The test cases for game localization should be well-prepared with considerations such as The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) area, Arabic localization (Right-to-Left text support, Bi-directional displays), local time/date, address formats, currency with the help of pseudo-localization testing. Security Testing Security is a vital concern for all businesses, and online gaming startups are no exception. With the increased cyber-attacks, it has become essential to strengthen the security of gaming applications with comprehensive QA testing.Startups can take various measures to reduce the risks of data breaches and hacks. They must focus on session management, user authentication, authorisation, data encryption, and more.Security testing was essential and mandatory for payment gateways to ensure that the confidential financial information of the user is safe from hackers. Testers use various tools and techniques to assess security, such as penetration testing, vulnerability scanning, and code review.Testing for SQL injection loopholes and cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities are also necessary. Testers can use automated security testing tools to scan for such risks. 3D Testing Recent gaming trends include life-like games such as RPG, MMORPG, and VR games, especially the ones for mobile devices that incorporate details from real life in the game.Now-a-days, use of realistic animations in 3D games like character reproductions, natural elements (such as waves, wind, and clouds in the sky), bullet movement, and more, has become an essential part of games.QA engineers must have necessary knowledge and training to evaluate the performance of 3D objects or any other models included in a mobile game. This ensures highly efficient testing that guarantees a positive gaming and visual experience. Compliance Testing Breaking gaming regulations may result in the removal of game and lead to incurring additional costs for testing and re-submitting the app to app stores. For gaming startups this can be a huge overhead. Compliance testing investigates whether the gaming application complies with all applicable global gaming standards, laws, and specifications.IEEE P2861 to regulate the standard for Mobile Gaming Performance Evaluation and Optimization.IEEE P2861.1 regulates standards for Troubleshooting Touch Operation Issues for Mobile Gaming. International Gaming Standards Association (IGSA) recommends 3 standards: Game-to-System (G2S), Certification Database Interface (CDI) and Regulatory Reporting Interface (RRI). Installation Testing Game installation must be as simple as possible, regardless of whether it is for novice or seasoned gamers. Installation testing can give a competitive edge because it helps to ensure that the game installation is quick and easy, without any errors. This can help to attract and retain more users, as a complicated or time-consuming installation process will not put them off.  Elevate Gaming Experience to Global Standards with QAonCloud QAonCloud is one of the pioneers in QA testing for gaming apps. We at QAonCloud have a pool of QA experts who can understand the nuances and niches of the gaming industry. With expertise, knowledge, and competent teams, QAonCloud aims to meet user requirements and deliver high-quality gaming applications to the global market. Contact Us to Learn More."

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  • Outsourcing testing to QAonCloud

    How QAonCloud Has Changed The Game for These Software Companies

    "The traditional in-house testing model is no longer feasible for modern software companies. The ever-changing landscape of technology has made it nearly impossible for in-house testing teams to keep up with the latest trends and tools. The high cost of maintaining an in-house testing team has become a burden for most companies. Outsourcing testing to QAonCloud is the smartest way to ensure your products are released on time and within budget. Benefits Our Clients Got By Outsourcing Testing To QAonCloud Tokopedia Tokopedia needed to ensure that the program was ready for millions of users in Indonesia, so they turned to QAonCloud. After understanding customer needs, the Delivery manager drove the initiative, and the assigned QA Architect quickly produced a solution. Within a few days, they organised a group of testers for each Tokopedia buyer and seller portal across device platforms - Android and Web. The team seamlessly integrated into the existing development process and aided faster release cycles by working within it. RedBlackTree With its QAonCloud partnership, RedBlackTree sought assistance in performing a comprehensive end-to-end testing coverage of its HRMS system, concentrating on QA procedure set-up and regression services. QAonCloud has extensive knowledge of RBT's product needs and created a comprehensive QA solution for the SaaS-based Human Resource management system. Daily, they became an extended QA arm for RBT, providing significant insights and ensuring that all bugs were discovered. The testing team discovered a wide range of problems, including login difficulties, crashes and errors, which were very useful in flexibility and agility. The team was able to test the core functions for several versions and ensure that the application’s bugs and errors were minimal. AT&T Cybersecurity AT&T Cybersecurity chose to use the Fully Managed service delivery approach offered by QAonCloud. The QA architect researched the client's web and API needs and produced a suitable QA solution. They assigned highly-skilled testers and a project manager to this work. Since 2016, the project has evolved into a long-term collaboration. So far, they have created 2000+ test cases for 12 modules. Over 1200+ faults have been discovered and verified; 30% were significant bugs. They automated approximately 70% of the test cases using Selenium. Prompto QAonCloud planned the correct QA method after studying the client's product needs. Started with one dedicated offshore tester and a delivery manager for this project which has been increase to two resources on client’s request to scale. Communication through frequent meetings with the customer helped to understand the application and development process. The major drawback was the high-end system requirements, which required a more powerful graphics card to display the pictures correctly. QAonCloud organised the team's high-end desktop machines. The existing test cases were updated to reflect the change in requirements and to create new test cases for additional features. They also suggested a few features that could add value to the product. The regression cycles before every release helped prevent significant issues. AroundMedia AM purchased an application that another company created, and they had to maintain it. After a few months, they struggled to keep up with the number of regression bugs. There were several critical issues that were discovered when the product went live, which were not found in the previous cycles. QAonCloud joined the project as an extension of AM's team. It hired three offshore testers using the Aptitude Test specified by the customer and trained them within 2 weeks. A delivery manager was also assigned. They also looked at the test cases and found that they were not covering all areas of the application. Out of the 243 test cases written, 127 bugs were found. 95% of the bugs raised were accepted, while the SLA was 90%. Aol Media Aol media had an app in the store that was not being updated for quite some time. The client wanted to update the app, but before that, they wanted to ensure there were no significant bugs. For this purpose, QAonCloud was onboarded to perform a regression test on the app. Two testers were assigned, along with a delivery manager. The team reviewed the existing test cases and updated them according to the new versions. They also created 848 new test cases for the additional features. Of those, 104 (56%) significant bugs and 21% minor bugs were found. 70% of the test cases were automated using selenium and Java. Connectworxs Connectworxs is an IT company that provides solutions for secure communication and collaboration. The client approached QAonCloud seeking help in testing their web application. The team was assigned a project manager and two testers. They used the Agile methodology to deliver the project in 2 sprints. In total, 526 test cases were executed over 8 weeks. Of these, there were 41 major bugs and 67 minor bugs, and they met the bug acceptance rate SLA of 90%. Stabilitas Stabilitas is a startup that provides solutions for mental health. The client had an MVP of their product and wanted to get it tested before releasing it to the public. QAonCloud was hired for this purpose and assigned two testers and a project manager. They used the Agile methodology and delivered the project in 2 sprints. They wrote 842 test cases and found 45 significant bugs. The bug acceptance rate was 90%. As you can see, QAonCloud has worked with various clients, each with its own needs and requirements. QAonCloud is up for the challenge no matter what the project entails. SaaS-Based Cruise Management System The client is a $10 billion Swiss Cruise Company that uses cutting-edge technology like SAAS-based ERP to increase operational efficiency and provide convenience to passengers. The product was an online cruise management system that allowed its staff to create cruises, choose ships, and arrange itineraries. This corresponded with their online booking system, which tourists used. QAonCloud studied the customer’s product requirements and devised the appropriate QA solution. They hired 3 offshore testers using the Aptitude Test specified by the customer and trained them within 2 weeks. A delivery manager was also assigned. Delivered test cases, bug reports and an analytics report. Of the 305 test cases written, 173 bugs were found, of which 17% were significant. The tests met the bug acceptance rate SLA of 90%. Conclusion The software industry is complex and ever-changing. To ensure that your company is keeping up with the latest trends, it is essential to partner with a quality assurance provider that can offer various services and is adaptable to your company's needs. QAonCloud is a reliable and experienced provider of quality assurance services. They have worked with various clients, each with its own needs and requirements. No matter what the project entails, QAonCloud is up for the challenge. Bonus: Read all our CaseStudies here."

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    Debunking Software Testing & Digital Quality Assurance Myths

    "Digital Assurance Myths There are several internet-related stories about software failures that resulted in disasters. After reading numerous case studies, the primary cause is poor software testing and maintenance. Software quality audit is critical to enhancing the application's quality and boosting the company’s value by building reputation and trust with its customers. Software Testing and Its Outsourcing Software testing or Quality Assurance is a technique for verifying or testing the technical aspects of a piece of software. QA testing ensures that the software meets all specified specifications and is free of errors. It entails using sophisticated tools to engage software testing services. Its goal is to find faults to improve the software's actual requirements. Outsourcing software testing is becoming increasingly popular. Although it hasn't been completely immune to the pandemic, analysts expect that the IT outsourcing business will grow at a rate of 20% per year for the next 10 years. As a result, an increasing number of firms are turning to outsource service providers for assistance. Still, certain misunderstandings appear to prevent other organisations from benefiting from what the global market offers. Busting Software Testing Outsourcing Myths Let's take a look at some of the software testing outsourcing fallacies that may prevent businesses from reaping the perks of QA outsourcing: MYTH #1: Outsourcing leads to Loss of IP and Internal Knowledge Non–disclosure agreements (NDAs) and non–compete clauses (NCCs) will safeguard all interests in situations like this. The NDA limits access to all proprietary knowledge or information businesses must share with the other company for the project's sake.. At the same time,e NCC ensures that the other party does not compete with you by launching a similar trade. All NDA and NCC documents can be modified to your business's needs and represent the project's specifications. MYTH #2: Outsourcing takes over the control There is frequently a misunderstanding regarding the outsourced party's function in relation to the client. When engaging with a software testing business, you and the company will work together to construct a Service Level Agreement in which you determine who is accountable for X, Y, and Z. Still, you will always be in charge of your project or product. When a good tester discovers inefficiencies or suggests feature enhancements, they will speak up but not deploy them without prior approval. To maintain control, work with the outsourced team in the same way as you would your internal staff. MYTH #3: Outsourcing Depletes Quality of Testing The difference in wages between countries can easily explain lower costs. At the same time, the average income for IT workers varies from country to country. So, not only does outsourcing software testing save you money, but it also allows you access to the greatest QA specialists because of easy access to high–quality education and expertise in their respective home locations. MYTH #4: Outsourcing is only for Giants While large corporations are known for using outsourcing to decrease expenses, there's no reason why fast-growing startups and SMBs can't benefit from the same strategy. When outsourcing software testing, you'll have access to all of their testers, who have a wide range of skills in areas like test automation, performance testing, mobile testing, and so on. Furthermore, the services can be completely customised to meet your specific needs. Essentially, instead of having only one tester on hand, you use a Swiss army knife of testers, lowering overhead personnel costs. MYTH #5: Outsourcing Partner will not understand Business needs Third parties can learn about your specific situation and quickly build the optimal test plan for you. Software testing experts can identify errors or gaps in software development that developers would have missed. Some errors are identified only months or years after they were developed. There are a lot of outsourcing companies to pick from, one for every niche, sector, and business. Find a vendor familiar with your company's goals, issues, and constraints. As a rule of thumb, pick a testing organisation with experience in your industry, a similar culture, and the proper technical skills. MYTH #6: Outsourced Remote Teams Kills Productivity Many opponents of outsourcing believe that having employees in multiple places will hinder communication and diminish production, yet this is a myth. A benefit of outsourcing is that you can hire the best and brightest minds from anywhere because you are no longer limited to dealing with people in your local area. An in-house team of less qualified workers who require more coaching and training to get up to speed will always be less productive than a talented team of skilled and experienced remote individuals. Outsourcing QA Testing: A Convenience to Businesses There can be several testing requirements for a business’s IT solutions. Outsourcing QA can be beneficial when weighing in all the factors and costs. QAonCloud specializes in QA testing with various tools and technologies based on client requirements and needs. We have also worked with businesses in versatile industries to render high-quality software testing for your business."

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    A Step-by-Step Guide To QA Testing Without Requirements Document

    "A tester usually gets the client requirements document for the function that requires QA. There may be an issue of insufficient requirements or lack of documentation which leaves testers with no documentation to proceed with. The testers can always request documentation from the project manager, developer, product owner/engineering manager or also from the client. However, this process may take time, ultimately leading to missing deadlines. But, with agile teams and expert QA analysts, software testing can be performed by using efficient and proven techniques even when there is no documentation available. Technically, there cannot be applications without proper documentation, and an application without requirements would resemble software with no specific function but simply possess lines of code. Here is a step-by-step guide to help perform testing without documentation when facing such a scenario. Step #1 Start with available data It is highly unlikely to get all the requirements. It could be as simple as checking the backlog, a help file, an email, an older version of the BRD/FRD, or old test cases, user stories, product demo videos, etc which we can even find in ALM tools. Testers can use these pieces of data to begin the informal testing process. Step #2 Collect data from other teams Testers can ask specific questions to developers, project managers, or product managers about the functions of the app and find out what they have to do. For instance, questions like “when a user presses this button, what must the app do?” can be framed to understand the various functions of the software even without the requirements. Pay attention to team meetings, participate in client meetings, and ask queries about the app and its functions. Take data from user needs and their approach towards the app to understand the app requirements. Testers can also approach developers to learn about the app's logic and intended functionalities. When an app has an error, it will reflect in the front end by preventing certain app functionalities from performing smoothly. Testing experts can conduct an inspection to eliminate the errors by running tests. Step #3 Explore the software QA testers can perform exploratory testing on the software to determine its function and capabilities. Analyze the functions that work perfectly and those that don't. Approach the software from the user’s perspective and explore the critical functions and highly used features. Testers can also learn the software behavior, users, workflows, and product properties. Sometimes in the absence of documentation, QA specialists can also take the help of product owners who can provide a product demo with product demo videos and data to help frame a new documentation. Step #4 Translate the collected requirements into test cases After understanding all the available requirements, testing teams must write all possible test scenarios. Use emails, notes, recorded data, and marketing material to create the test cases. Testing teams must begin to write test scenarios based on the available requirements documentation, app screenshots, user stories, etc. A test case is then written for each scenario. Ensure that every requirement is documented progressively as more documentation complies with the testing process. Once the QA lead reviews the test cases, QA testers can execute them. Testing without requirements with QAonCloud Testing without documentation has its risks. 100% test coverage is not possible anytime. But, experts with testing knowledge and skills can work their way up from having no documentation to establishing adequate documentation to perform testing. QAonCloud has worked on sophisticated projects and has catered to several software testing needs for versatile industries. Our expert teams can enhance app quality with testing without requirements to create a better end-user experience at competitive prices."

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