Testing the functionality of the product has radically evolved from the days when it entailed getting involved at the end of the product development cycle. Testing needs to be more integrated now and work as a partnering function that closely interweaves with development.
Internet of things, mobility solutions, social networking and ease of information availability have collectively made a plethora of options available to the customers. This has resulted in low tolerance threshold and rapid spread of news, especially bad news. Bad user experience is now more likely to hamper brand loyalty than before, while a positive user experience is more likely to help accelerate company’s growth prospects.
This has shifted the focus of testing and quality assurance services towards improving the user experience and making it seamless across platforms, channels, and devices. GlobalStep, with years of experience in testing, provides end-to-end testing solutions made efficient through our accelerators and effective through our refined testing strategies.
Our services include test process consulting, end-to-end life-cycle testing, and check-point based independent testing interventions at critical milestones of product or application development cycle. We also aid in identifying opportunities to use automated test methodologies for faster go-to-market or for ensuring stability and scalability of applications through adequate performance measurement criteria.
Large pool of world class testing professionals
Access to secure testing lab facilities
Expertise on mobile platforms
Variety of mobile devices available in labs
Industry specific solution accelerators
Companies world over are realizing the importance of testing their applications and products at every stage of the development, which is rightly called the "Life-cycle Testing". It has helped evolve worldwide practice of testing and consequently greatly improved the quality of applications.
To avoid the pressures of testing in the penultimate phase of development, GlobalStep provides a "Left-Shift" testing service which allows the testing analysts to be seamlessly engaged with the development team from as early as the requirements gathering phase in order to determine the testability of the requirements. This helps in early identification, and consequently early resolution, of performance and quality risks.
GlobalStep’s Life-cycle testing services assist companies in end-to-end testing spanning through the product development cycle across industry verticals. These companies benefit through accelerated testing solutions, improved automation and accuracy, shortened time to market and reduced cost of quality through streamlined practices.
It is important that processes, functions and their respective tools and technologies that are used within an organization are aligned with the business objectives and aspirations. This is extremely critical for the success of the organization’s function and in-turn the organization itself because misaligned processes and technologies can never be effective, irrespective of the efficiency they bring to the table.
This is where GlobalStep’s robust methodology based on TMMI and TPI is used to perform the ‘As-Is’ assessment of organization’s testing processes. It helps answer important questions ranging from whether the organization is under-spending or over-spending to whether the spending is aligned to business objectives or not. The assessment identifies the gaps which highlight the possibility of business alignment at the process level.
Another consulting service provided by GlobalStep is a direct QA Strategy which takes a top down approach starting from the Business Objectives and drilling down to formulating the strategy. This refined strategy is then used to identify gaps between the existing processes and practices. This is then followed by last-mile change implementation of revamping the processes and related technologies.
With the proliferation of advanced technology, competitive pressure and expectations of the customers who want projects delivered yesterday, organizations are under immense pressure to shorten development cycles under increasing cost constraints. Such pressure on time and cost has an immediate impact on the third parameter that defines the success of the project – Quality.
GlobalStep’s automation engineering service helps automate the testing process, which reduces manual intervention and accelerates testing. Improved automation also helps eliminate manual errors.
We assist clients in defining robust frameworks for test automation. The framework is designed with an objective of testing all the applications and products of an organization. Using Model Based Testing approach and scriptless connectors, integrated testing automation tool is customized to test the client application with significantly reduced manual intervention.
GlobalStep’s test automation framework uses multiple components to enable an end-to-end automation cycle. These components include Modelers, Engines, Libraries and Adaptors.
Additionally, solution accelerators used by GlobalStep help in not only automating but accelerating complex testing scenarios that integrate multiple applications across different platforms.
Depending on the type and utility of the product, it must be scalable enough to support very high traffic or at least a usage or demand that is a notch higher than its anticipated load. An online retailer for example should be capable of addressing shopping deluge during festival seasons or promotional weekends. Banking applications must also be geared up for addressing a surge in ATM demand or online withdrawals due to any political exigency.
The challenge is made tougher by the proliferation of technology platforms, rapidly upgrading versions, newer business models and sometimes unexpected events of global implications.
GlobalStep can help clients avoid this situation by forecasting their best possible demand curve, designing & executing load testing and stress testing scenarios to help them reduce the possibility of product breakdown under unusual surge in traffic. GlobalStep can also simulate load from different geographic locations to simulate user conditions and provide analysis reports.
GlobalStep tries to address some unique challenging scenarios as a part of this service. These challenges include:
While a typical quality control engagement helps, it does not allow the full depth of QA capability to be realized because of the limited view of the engagement. This is where our QA engineering steps in and becomes a definite value add. But how? Our QA Engineers are engaged with the client from the inception and conceptualization stage of the product. They work closely with the designers and developers and introduce a perspective of quality from the very beginning, which then helps them convey the bigger picture to the quality control team executing a specific QA checkpoint intervention.
We are a leader in QA engineering, having helped a large variety of clients to run parallel quality strategy and execution. QA engineering consistently delivers value throughout the process of product development through: