As the field of software engineering grows, new domains are explored. One of those domains is the mobile app testing domain. It is a hot area, and a lot of money has been invested in this particular domain for projects related to mobile apps. These topics include iphone, Android applications.
The mobile app domain has been growing for quite some time now. Ever since the mobile platform got some stability, people have been keen to use iPhone apps and their competitor’s apps, in the field of game apps to highly complicated applications. We see more and more projects being made just for the mobile apps area, as the customer requirements continue to grow.
Typically, when a business requirement wants to choose a Mobile App Testing Company there are many factors to consider; for one, is the company reputation good enough? or have they employed qualified software test engineers to work on the projects?
It is a very common concern that the QA companies do not hire enough qualified software testers for their work, which results in issues, which is frustrating and a business deficit to the other party. Also it is a common mistake that QA is somewhat of a non-technical or less important area than software development or software project management. This assumption is totally wrong; as software testing is just as important as software development or project management, actually a QA guy often has better domain expertise than a team leader or even the project manager. Domain is something a business analyst is supposed to be experts with, and the software tester comes after that in terms of understanding of business rules/business flow. It is important and vital to put software testing as a priority when it comes to hiring good and competent staff.
When a company has to decide in choosing a Mobile App Testing Company, be it android based apps, iPhone apps, the first thing is to make sure is that a outsourced company has been chosen for app testing. If the client can hire staff on their own and train them in mobile app testing that would obviously be more cost-effective for them, but expert mobile app testers are hard to find. If it is not feasible or possible either due to time limitation or domain knowledge, then there has to be a choice made to choose an app testing company. Also, consider how many real devices do you (as the client) have to test your app on?
Always ask a testing company about usability testing too. A good QA team should be able to identify weaknesses relating to usability and report them to you. This type of testing should include creating typical user scenarios and playing them out to test the usability factor of your App prior to its release. This is an important aspect to the success of an app which is often overlooked.
Many businesses rely on previous experience, as it is safer to trust a company which has been used before. Indeed, that would be safer and logical. Also, if the client can ensure good communication with a QA, they can have the project outsourced and that is less costly in terms of budget. Also, aim to ensure preferred Mobile App Testing Companies have a QA team that is ISTQB qualified.