Types of Mobile App Testing Methodologies

Narayanan      mobile-testing

Mobile application testing is a software process in which the app is tested by implementing different testing strategies and methodologies to ensure the quality of the app.The various types of testing are functional,performance,security,usability and compatibility testing.The testing can be done via both manual and automation process.In this blog ,the important steps which are involved in mobile app testing are discussed in detail.

Usability Testing:

Usability Testing deals with UI and UX of the app.The usability testing enhances the user experience by providing the user friendly actions with the app.The text should be simple and should be easy to understand. Buttons should be designed within the required size.Attention should be provided to the font size in the app .The usability testing should be executed by the manual users.

Functional Testing:

Functionality testing is a primary technique in the mobile app testing where the app’s core functionality and features are tested to ensure the requirement of the app.The Technique incorporates many testing strategies and scenarios like,

1.Validating the required mandatory fields for the registration.

2.Functioning of social networking methods like sharing ,posting and navigation features

3.Ensuring the payment gateway transaction like visa,Mastercard,paypal etc.

4.Scrolling of pages.

5.Validate whether the application goes to minimized mode when  call arrives.

6.Alerting the users when network failure occurs.

Compatibility testing:

Since mobile devices are available in different sizes,resolution,screen,version and hardware ,the app has to perform smooth by satisfying all those aspects in every device.In order to achieve that ,Compatability testing is needed.This type of testing validates the text and views which are partially visible and invisible.It ensures whether the text is readable for all the users.

Performance Testing:

Performance Testing is a technique where the testing is done under high load conditions .It is done to ensure the stability of the app where there is higher interaction of the users. The Test Scenarios for the Performance testing are as follows

1.Ensure the app performance under different load conditions

2.Validate the current network average to support minimum and maximum user levels.

3..Ensuring the app performance when network is changed like 2G to 3G.

4..Validating the mobile performance like battery consumption,memory,Camera Performance etc,

Security Testing:

Security Testing is a method of testing which deals with identifying and deteriorating the threats in the app.This type of testing will detect the security issues found in the app.The Test Scenarios are as follows.

1.Validating the application to prevent the brute force attack.

2.Ensuring the application with strong password protection system that it should not change or recover another user’s password.

3.Ensuring the application which is prevented from SQL injection related attacks.

Interrupt Testing:

While using the mobile app,interruption will take place at certain times. The interruption may occur due to incoming and outgoing sms ,calls ,Battery removal,Network related problems , push notifications and during low battery notifications .To avoid those distractions ,interrupt testing is needed.

Recovery Testing:

Recovery testing is a kind of mobile app testing which ensures the application quality by validating conditions like whether the app is able to recover from crashes, hardware failures and also it should be able to recover from interruption during any transaction process.

In order to provide the best app to the user with many features,it is mandatory to test the product by applying these test scenarios which will certainly enhances the better relationship between the product and consumers.