Testing is one of the most critical parts of any project, because the longer it takes to find issues, the more costly they are to fix. However, under the pressure to build new applications quicker, testing is often the first process you abandon. Meanwhile, the bigger your software application becomes, the harder it is to make sure that new development doesn’t break legacy functionality.
We combine industry best practices in manual and automated testing techniques with a comprehensive understanding of your business to build ongoing testing processes into every project. Our testing teams integrate into projects from the very beginning — at requirements definition — to ensure that your software performs as designed, and doesn’t break when used incorrectly.
Tell us about your software testing requirements. We actively listen, seeking thorough understanding.
Design and engage a tailored testing team with experience in the technologies and testing methodologies you need.
Rigorously test your software as our team seamlessly integrates into your development processes and we enhance quality together.
Testing plays a crucial role in the systems development life cycle, which we believe should start from the very inception of a project. Our Quality Assurance team integrates early in projects to translate functional requirements into test cases and acceptance criteria. They work first to understand your business requirements and then use a wide variety of testing processes to ensure that the system is built to deliver them.
At Covalience, our Core Value of Stewardship means that quality is a way of life. We start testing with our developers, who perform rigorous unit tests and send their code through peer review before it ever reaches a tester.
Once the code reaches our testing team, we use industry best practices to perform a wide variety of testing functions, including:
Because we use Agile development processes, our testers are always testing your software. Throughout every development sprint we are defining use cases and acceptance criteria, and then executing testing for those cases. If the code does not pass the testing process, we do not allow it to move forward.
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As software systems become larger and more complex over time, it becomes prohibitive using manual testing to perform complete regression tests prior to each release. Our test engineers use automated testing tools and best practices to build automated test suites on an ongoing basis to ensure that new development does not break existing functionality with each new release.
Our automated testing teams pick up the test cases developed in manual testing and migrate them into automated testing tools like Selenium and Appium. There, we integrate them into ongoing regression test suites that allow us to conduct complete regression tests at the touch of a button and then review the results and identify issues that need to be corrected before the software is released.
In an ongoing development engagement, automated testing is built in parallel with feature development and its associated manual testing.
We also implement automated testing practices into legacy applications. A dedicated project team is created to build out automated testing across the application until you have a comprehensive regression suite, and then an ongoing process can be implemented to keep all of your testing current.
Automation testing is also used for other types of testing, particularly around software performance and security. Using tools like Jmeter, we test applications to ensure they can perform under heavy loads and to identify processing bottlenecks. As the emphasis on security continues to grow we have integrated OWASP security testing throughout our testing processes.
Our testing team is continuously identifying, learning, and implementing new approaches and tools for testing.
Our QA engineers are certified by the International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB). ISQTB is an internationally recognized certification body that provides standardized testing and certification for software testers.
Software testing is a critical part of any development effort. Creating scalable, repeatable testing processes is essential to ensuring your software product maintains the highest levels of quality and stability. Whether you need a team for a specific project or an ongoing partnership to complement your existing team, our engagement architects can help you define, design, and implement the right team for your testing requirements.
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