6 MAIN SOFTWARE TESTING TYPES. PART 2

Today we are going to tell you about the main Software Testing types. In fact, there are lots of them but in this article, we highlight 6 types:

  • Functional Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Localization Testing

In this Part, we pay attention to the last three types!

Related article: 6 MAIN SOFTWARE TESTING TYPES. PART 1

Let’s start!

USABILITY TESTING

Usability testing is carried out when creating new software and its development. The main goal of such testing is to find solutions to the most user-friendly interface of the program to reduce the time to solve user problems.

The result of testing usability is a number of wishes for improving the test object, for example, changing the location of buttons or adding new ones to quickly execute a command, filling in default values, adding hot keys, etc.

Key Benefits

Usability test results will provide positive feedback from users of the system in the future. If the system is intended for regular use, for example, by call-center employees, bank operators or sales consultants in a store, the ergonomics of the system will reduce their labor costs for daily operations. If the system is designed to serve customers, for example, an online store or online banking, the convenience and simplicity of the system will leave positive memories of working with it, which will save your customers and attract new ones.

Main goals

The task of testing usability is to determine the level of convenience and ease of solving user tasks for which the product was created.

As part of this task, the following is assessed:

  • How many steps do you need to complete a task?
  • How long does it take to complete a task?
  • How many mistakes does a novice user make when completing a task?
  • What impression did the user have of working with the program?
  • Emotions of the user during the execution of the task.

COMPATIBILITY TESTING

A key step in testing web applications is to ensure application compatibility with all web browsers and devices.

Compatible with web browsers.

It provides a guarantee that the application functions correctly on different web browsers. It ensures that JavaScript, AJAX, WebSockets, browser notifications, and authentication requests work as specified in the requirements.

In addition to testing the application on various browsers, you should make sure that other versions of the same browser ensure the correct operation of the application.

Compatible with mobile devices.

An essential part of testing web applications is also checking the operation of the application on different mobile devices that run on Android, iOS and other mobile operating systems.

  • Functional Testing
  • Performance Testing
  • Security Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • Compatibility Testing
  • Localization Testing

LOCALIZATION TESTING

Localization testing is the process of testing a localized version of a software product. Verification of the translation of user interface elements, verification of the translation of system messages and errors, verification of the translation of the “Help” / Support” section and supporting documentation.

Localization is the process of adapting a software product to the language and culture of a client. This adaptation process includes:

• Translation of the user interface.

• Translation of documentation.

• Control of date and time format.

• Attention to monetary units.

• Attention to legal features.

• User keyboard layout.

• Control of symbols and colors.

• Interpretation of text, symbols, signs.

• And other similar aspects.

In addition, in some cases of increased attention to compliance with localization requirements, an impact on application design is possible.

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