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Exploratory testing (ET) is a cognitively challenging, multi-disciplinary task that is essential for any software development firm. As the name suggests, ET majorly involves learning and investigating new software and its functionalities. During ET, the software tester often has all the freedom to decide what has to be tested and how the time has to be managed while testing. Unlike other software testing methods, in ET, the test cases are not created in advance, but the testers check the software application on the fly. ET is a simultaneous process of designing test cases and executing them at the same time.
With the constant growth in technological advancements, the impact of exploratory testing is constantly growing. Hiring professional and experienced software testers for carrying out ET can be extremely beneficial, as this helps businesses in accessing the best talent pool to get their software thoroughly tested. Flatworld Solutions is one of the leading exploratory testing service providers offering top-quality software testing services to global clients. Our testing processes are constantly being updated with the latest developments in the industry and are regularly being used by our professionals in the form of checklists, templates, and guidelines. Therefore, outsourcing exploratory testing services to us can provide businesses with numerous benefits and help them create efficient, bug-free software.
Services We Offer
At Flatworld Solutions, we provide our clients with a wide range of services fully integrated into an efficient SLA-driven model. Also called as the session-based test management cycle, the ET process carried out here goes through a series of streamlined steps. Some of the key steps of our process include -
This involves analyzing the common errors in software, which are identified based on the previous projects. Some of the key bug classification steps followed by our team include -
Categorizing the common types of bugs, which were analyzed and identified in the past projects
Identifying risks and developing methods to test the application
Analyzing the main causes for these common errors
Test Charter Creation
This is one of the key steps in the ET process and we understand that very well. In this step, we determine what exactly has to be tested, how it can be tested, and what all aspects need to be looked into to perform these tests. Coming up with the test ideas marks the beginning of ET. The software test charter created helps to determine how the end user will be using the software application.
Time Box Testing
In this type of testing, a pair or a group of our software testers work together to test the software application for certain amount of time without any interruption. This time period can either be increased or reduced based on the client's requirements. This testing session helps the tester to analyze the software system's response and also achieve appropriate outcome.
After the tests are performed it is important to review the results obtained. The software application developed is evaluated for defects and bugs by our expert team at Flatworld Solutions. The main aim of this step is to learn more about the application and identify areas for improvements.
After all the major software tests are completed and the results are compiled in a systematic manner by our well-trained team of software testers. These results are then compared with the charter to determine whether further testing is needed.
Exploratory versus Ad-hoc Testing
The benefits of exploratory testing are countless. It serves as an added layer of testing apart from the scripted testing processes and also helps in developing a highly functional software product. There has always been confusion between Ad-hoc and ET for a long time now. Both these methods have some similarities, which is why people are usually confused, however, they are certainly different. Some of the key differences between them are listed here -
Begins with exploration of the application while learning
Begins with analyzing the application and then testing the product
Documentation is important to maintain the quality of testing
Documentation is not the basic requirement for this type of testing
This is more about learning the application
This is more about perfecting the application through testing
Helps to develop the application
Helps to find innovative ideas from the research
The main focus is confined to data entry areas with interface checking
This testing focuses on the application and tests it repeatedly
Works on a positive testing niche
Mostly, works on negative testing
Provides determined results with algorithms, which can be used to make the application better
The result depends on the specific requirement and identifies problems, if any, which can be testing formally
Why Choose Our ET Services?
At Flatworld Solutions, we have a team of software testers who have the required skills and infrastructure to handle any kind of ET requirements. We have been in the software testing domain for over a decade now. Some of the reasons for you to choose us are -
We provide top-quality services at extremely affordable prices. Our pricing can be customized based on the software application complexity, scope of testing, etc.
Adept Team of Experienced Professionals
We have a highly experienced and dynamic team of software testers, capable of handling any kind of ET requirements
We ensure that all the software applications you share with us for testing remain completely secure and confidential
We have state-of-the-art infrastructure, which allows us to provide our customers with world-class services and ensure that the software is completely bug-free
Use of Latest Technologies
We make use of some of the cutting-edge software exploratory testing tools and technologies including Selenium, LoadRunner, WiMax, SoapUI, Visual Studio Team System, etc.
Quick Turnaround Time
Software testing is one of the essential steps in the software development cycle. Therefore, we ensure that the applications are efficiently tested well within time and the results are delivered on time, thereby preventing any delay in your overall project
Outsource Exploratory Testing Services to Flatworld Solutions
Flatworld Solutions is one of the leading companies in India providing quick and efficient software exploratory testing services to global clients. Being in the industry for over a decade, we have catered to numerous businesses with different types of software application testing needs. We provide extremely cost-effective and high-quality testing services. Having multiple delivery centers across the globe, we provide quick and effective testing services to all our clients, spread across different time zones. ET can prove to be an additional layer of testing, can cover some areas which were missed in scripted testing, and help in the development of a superior product.
Therefore, if you require a reliable ET outsourcing partner who provides quick, efficient, and affordable services, then just get in touch with us today!