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50 Shades of QA

Quality assurance in general – and software testing specifically – can come in many ways, shapes, or forms.  Several QA firms offer rigid, pre-defined QA solutions to their clients. However, consumers are frequently saying ‘no’ to this take-it-or-leave-it approach in lieu of a much more customized solution.

QA Solutions for the Modern Software Developer

Software development can take many forms and follow many goals. While some software companies may need only a few simple functionality tests, others may require a more expansive approach. Quality software testing companies offer customized services designed to fit the unique needs of their clients and their software testing goals.

“We realized that our customers have very different needs. Rather than developing a few QA solutions and asking customers to like them, we believe that a completely flexible boutique approach that caters to the exact goals and needs of our customers is the way to go,” says Mike Stark, Director of Sales and marketing at iBeta Quality Assurance.

“While some clients have very defined test plans that they simply want to have executed and all found bugs reported, other clients have only a few wireframes to start with and need to have test plans, and test cases created.”

As more and more companies follow the Agile development methodology, things start moving much more rapidly between sprints and test. Development documentation can range from ‘very detailed’ to ‘barely existing.’  Regardless, there must be a sound QA process in place to ensure product quality before release.

Customized Mobile Device Testing

Additional areas that customized mobile testing addresses (aside from functionality testing include):

  • What browsers and browser versions will your target demographic most likely use to access your site?
  • How does your site or application perform on the full range of mobile devices that are out there?

Mike Stark opens a lab door to display a vast amount of mobile devices.

“We have about 170 different mobile devices in our lab inventory with different operating systems, carriers, etc.  Testing on actual devices is the only way to go to get proper results. We tried out some of the emulators out there, but they gave us ways to many false positives and false negatives.  It’s not cheap to buy all these devices, but we run about 10-20 mobile tests every week, which justifies the expense”, says Mike Stark.

iBeta also has a load testing division and an automation team in addition to desktop and mobile testing. Additionally, one of the hottest and fastest-growing groups at iBeta’s lab is the Security testing team. Contact us to learn more