With an ever increasing demand for mobile apps, nowadays the developers and decision makers are focusing more on curating a mobile testing application strategies and road-map before launching the application to the market.
It’s ‘awesome’ to innovate and develop an application with multiple high-end and unique features, but it must also serve the innate purpose to the mobile apps i.e. it’s usability, and end-user experience. It is highly critical to have a rigorous mobile testing plan before the mobile app is launched in the market.
An end-to-end software testing process gives customers the confidence on the functionality of each and every feature of app on multiple platforms, devices and networks. Technically any mobile testing process will start from creating sets and subsets of test cases, conducts user acceptance, and eventually device testing stage. But there are few common mistakes which every tester does while executing a software testing process for mobile applications. Take a look at the below mentioned common mistakes that every tester must avoid
Everything need not to be tested!
Though this cannot be considered to be a pitfall for mobile application, but for every software tester out there. Testing everything is not possible but also not sufficient enough. When you as a tester are new to an application start with exploring the provided features and then play with the application in order to learn more about it. Try and narrow down the changes in the app focusing on those using the content driven testing approach and then planning your testing activities.
Having no methodology or plan
This can be related to the very common mistake mentioned above. While it is very important that you know each and everything in detail, you must here also be aware of what kind of tests you actually need to do. Plan out for your performance testing during the pre-production stage. You should be able to define the quality of assurance along with the performance criteria with on going testing activities at the designing stage itself. So try and design your service of level of agreements before the production. Have the methodology for testing fixed and then schedule all activities related to the performance beforehand. Also make sure that your testing process is well planned and is on schedule.
Analysing each and everything in isolation
As a software tester try and understand the results without understanding the context, implications or the interference of the other tests, scenarios, as it would never ever give you an accurate understanding. Once you begin testing then move on from one testing to the other, you don’t have to abandon the first ones implication and connections to the second test. Instead you can try and do regression testing. Continuous regression testing will assure you with the relevance of your quality tests and applications. So do make sure that you use the data generation tools including the production of data that gives you more of realistic inputs to test.
Improper and unorganized reporting of bugs
Due to miscommunication and inadequate knowledge the testers are generally unable to send a complete report of all the repetitive and critical bugs that has been hampering the application, followed by the team who has been unable to resolve it. As a result an application is released in the market replete with glitches.
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