e-testing’s managed services extend to our test lab in our UK offices in Hertfordshire, where we regularly run remote tests on behalf of our clients. We can run both automated and manual tests on a range of different hardware, operating systems and browsers, allowing clients to obtain a high degree of confidence in their applications on all target platforms before going live.
We are able to quickly provision the current most popular operating systems on either virtual or actual environments, on clean builds or builds defined by customer requirements, including a choice of browser versions, for compatibility testing. We also build machines using a client’s corporate build, to test software / security updates before mass rollouts.
Automated tools are used wherever practical, especially when tests are to be repeated. Depending on the browsers / operating system, it is usually possible to automate a set of tests and run them on different configurations relatively easily.
We have a high speed Internet Connection on a DMZ and are happy to establish secure connections via VPN to secure test environments on our clients’ technology estates. All our consultants who work on client applications are thoroughly vetted and signed up to confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, to ensure information security is maximised.
Mobile Device Testing
Delivering applications on mobile devices is a must for companies wanting to keep up in a highly competitive environment that everyone wants to be in. The growth of mobile internet in recent years has taken off, and it shows no signs of abating. More and more companies are developing for mobile devices, which brings challenges around ensuring the user experience is as intended on the range of different devices, operating systems and screen sizes available. If thorough testing is to be carried out on each platform, then this can mean a significant workload, not to mention an expensive endeavour to provision and configure all the necessary equipment, before testing can even begin. This is usually after significant effort has been spent on carrying out functional testing internally.
As our clients know, when delivering mobile applications, time to market is crucial – so any delay costs money and can give the competition an advantage. The launch of a new application that hasn’t been tested properly can have a significant negative effect on a company, with the exact opposite being true for a well developed and tested app.
This is where e-testing can help, as your testing partner.
We believe there is no substitute for testing on actual devices and so have an investment programme in equipment that ensures all the latest most popular devices are available for testing. We have a focus on the major smartphones and tablets and currently have the following devices available:
- iPhone 3
- iPhone 4
- iPhone 4s
- iPad 1
- iPad 2
- The latest iPad
- HTC One X
- Samsung Galaxy S III
- Sony Xperia S
- Samsung Galaxy Note
We monitor current trends and the most popular devices on the market, so refresh our equipment on a regular basis. If there is a device not listed that you would like to test, it is likely we can get it for you, please get in touch.
In order to find likely compatibility issues as early as possible, our approach is to test against alternate operating systems (iOS / Android), rather than carrying out all tests for devices running on one, then the other.
Test automation is an important part of our offering, designing repeatable tests for apps to be launched (or re-launched with enhancements) wherever possible. This allows us to reduce the time it takes to execute the same tests on different platforms, but it is important to note that it is not always a valid substitute for manually carrying out the tests in person ‘eyes on’.
The types of testing we typically carry out on mobile devices includes functional, acceptance, compatibility and usability.
Our consultants are able to execute an agreed set of tests on devices side by side, noting timings and any rendering issues on websites and performing scripted functional tests, supplemented by exploratory techniques on applications / websites.
We have two simple models available for the use of the test lab. The first is a simple, weekly payment per device and the second is a day rate for a test lab seat. This option allows testing to be carried out on all available devices for the duration of the number of days purchased. Our consultant rates include account management and are very competitive, without the time difference and communication issues often associated with off shore services of this nature.
Our minimum booking is just one day, ideal for last minute sanity checks before deployment. Tests can be run at very short notice, depending on availability.
Contact us to discuss your requirements and get a quick quote.