8 Steps Guide to Mobile App Testing Process September 30, 2021September 30, 2021 Being an entrepreneur, do you want to develop a mobile application for your business? But do you know which is the crucial factor that can lead your mobile application to success?According to Bizreport, around 77% of mobile users are concerned about the app’s performance. This means the app’s performance is one of the most crucial factors which you need to consider while developing a mobile app.But how would you determine whether your app is performing to the expectations or not? For this, executing mobile app testing by quality analysts during the app development process is essential. Hence, we have created this complete guide with the help of our mobile app testers.Let’s get started.ContentsWhat is the Importance of Mobile App Testing?Mobile Application Testing ProcessRequirement Analysis to Understand Client ExpectationDefining the Test Cases and DocumentationCreating Sections to Perform Testing of Mobile ApplicationsExecuting the Different Types of Testing in Mobile ApplicationTracking Issues Detected in a Mobile ApplicationBuild Release of Mobile Application To ClientGet Feedback from ClientFinal Phase of Mobile Testing5 Best Mobile App Testing ToolsFAQ About Mobile App TestingHow much time does it take to test a simple app?What are the factors to evaluate your new mobile app?Let’s Launch Your App TogetherWhat is the Importance of Mobile App Testing?To understand why mobile app testing is important, let’s discuss a scenario. What if a user is making a purchase on your mobile app and the amount has been debited from your user’s account, but the application shows the failure of the transaction. Don’t you think this incident will leave a bad impression on the user’s mind about your application?Here are the benefits of proper mobile app testing:Make sure everything is working properly for the end-users so that you focus on monetization instead of resolving bugs and complaints.Testing a mobile app on real devices reduces the chances of rejection from app stores and brings your app faster in the marketplace.Apps with any UI UX issues, crash reports, or security breaches lead to the uninstallation of mobile applications from the user’s mobile device.Mobile Application Testing ProcessHere is the testing process our QA team follows before launching mobile applications.Requirement Analysis to Understand Client ExpectationThis is the very first stage where a quality analyst gets involved to understand the project requirements. It allows testers to clear the queries of application flow and requirements in a better way.Requirements analysis is an important factor and directly impacts the success of the project. Knowing the clear requirements helps our testers to understand the expectations of the client.Our QA also determines the criteria based on different questions for testing the application. And we have listed down some of the questions below:Does the application have all the functional features?Is the mobile app native or hybrid?Does the application include back-end testing?What is the load on handheld mobile devices?Does the application work as designed whenever it is functioning?Once the criteria are determined, then the QA team moves further to create the planning of the test cases with documentation. It allows them to set the target and makes the methods clear before moving to the actual testing process. This allows completing the product or project testing within the deadline. This helps the team to avoid delays in mobile app release on the app store market.Defining the Test Cases and DocumentationIn this stage, our QA team creates documentation of the test cases of the mobile app testing. With this, we divide the test process into small sections. While creating the test cases, we consider all possible positive and negative scenarios.Creating a document lets our QA team define the scope of mobile application testing. Parallelly, identifying the testing types is critical, so our QA team gets a clear idea of what they will do in the whole testing process.For example, if the design of the mobile application is getting ready, then we start writing the test cases of the graphical user interface of the mobile application. It enables the team to check whether the application is performing as expected or not while it is in the development phase.How does our QA team create the test cases of the mobile application?Depending on the SRS (Software Requirement Specifications), our QA team conducts the analysis and creates test cases of the application. The QA team prepares the test cases depending on the functionality and features mentioned in SRS. Writing test cases is all about “What are we going to test in the application?” and “How are we going to perform the tests on the application?”.Once the test cases are written, the document is shared with the project manager, developers, and business analyst team. This helps to ensure that the process is going at its pace according to requirements and feedback is added at regular intervals.While creating a document of test cases, the QA team ensures the test cases are written by considering the WBS document as well.In fact, this is the reason many of our clients have praised us for our app development services. Check this testimonial from Ashish Fernandez.Creating Sections to Perform Testing of Mobile ApplicationsBefore we actually start working on a project, we divide the project into different modules. It enables the team to complete the project in the decided timeframe. According to that, the test cases are divided into two sections of development. First, designing the mobile application, and second, developing functionalities in the mobile app.In the initial stage, our QA team writes test cases on the UI designing and navigational phase. Before moving to development, the design and navigation of the application are tested. If both the stages work properly, then only the team will work on developing functionalities.Executing the Different Types of Testing in Mobile ApplicationThere are 11 types of testing that our QA team performs parallelly during the development of the mobile application. To give you an in-depth idea about each type of testing, we have described it in the following table.Testing TypeDescriptionFunctional TestingEnables to check mobile application specificationsThis is one type of black-box testing that allows doing mobile testing on functional requirementsTesting to check the validation of inputs against the determined functional requirementsThis testing mainly focus on primary functions, basic usability, error conditions, and accessibilityThis testing can be done manually as well as automationUnit TestingVarious coded individual components are validated if they are functioning properlyUnit testing is executed to check the piece of code if it’s logically working accurately by software developersEnsures software code is performing as expectedUnit tests help to fix bugs of code at the early stage of the software development life cycleIntegration TestingThe different software modules integrated logically and tested as a groupHelps to find the defect in code during the interaction of different software modulesGenerally there are different approaches to perform integration mobile testing, such as big bang, top down, bottom up, incrementalEnsures that all the different modules are working properlyUsability TestingAllows testing user interface to ensure that it is user-friendly and easy to useTo measure the competence and user’s convenience of using mobile applications to match its expected resultsEnsures the application’s look and feel is appealing to users with ease of navigationCompatibility TestingTo know application’s compatibility on a mobile deviceAllows identifying that mobile app is working stably on different platforms and environmentsHelps to know if a mobile app is compatible with different hardware, networks, operating systems, browsers, mobile devices, and service providersInterruption TestingThis test is performed to know whether the application’s state remains the same while interruptionsIt can be applied to any mobile web app, or mobile application, web applicationAllows QA team to check on how a mobile application reacts to interruptionHelps to improve the performance of the app and escalate the errors during interruption, such as app crashes and unnecessary loadingNetwork TestingNetwork configuration testing allows checking whether the mobile application is working properly with different networks like 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, and Wifi or notReliability TestingReliability test allows knowing QA team whether the mobile app is reliable to perform with the purpose it is madeThis test is conducted to identify the mobile app’s ability under certain conditions and helps to know the issues on design and software functionalityAllows the QA team to ensure the quality of the software application on which users can rely, and it ensures the standardization of the productLocalization TestingPerformed to know the application’s behaviour in a certain culture or localeTwo majorly affected areas through localization testing are content and UIHelps to customize the mobile application as per target countriesUsually in localization tests UI, language vocabulary, currency format, date & time for that specific countryOrientation TestingIt allows knowing whether the mobile application is performing on the landscape as well as on portrait modeRegression TestingConfirms that recent code changes are not affecting the previously build features and functionalitiesNeeded for this testing when there is a requirement for changes in the code of an applicationThere are three types of regression testing – unit, partial, and completeA testing process in which existing tests are reperformed to know that old functionalities are working fineTracking Issues Detected in a Mobile ApplicationWhile performing the testing in a mobile application, the QA team tracks and keeps a record of the issues which are found in the mobile application. Certainly, it ensures issues found in the mobile application do not get missed while resolved. For this, our QA team uses a Mantis bug tracker tool to report the issues and further those issues are assigned to a respective developer.Once the developer gets the issues, then s/he starts resolving the issues. After resolving the issues, the developers again assign back the application to the testing team for verification.Moving ahead the tester authenticates detects found in a mobile application and leaves comments (closed, reopen) in the tool. It makes things easier for developers and the QA team to manage and work simultaneously without missing out on any critical problems of the application.Want to Create a Bug-free Mobile Application for Your Business?We have a team of professional developers and testers to help you develop an app and launch it in the marketplace.Schedule A 30-mins Free ConsultationBuild Release of Mobile Application To ClientBefore giving the build to the client, our QA team makes sure to create the release notes, if any. Moving further, the project manager shares the build (version) with the client along with the release notes.Thereafter, the client checks the application to make sure everything is in line with the expectations.Get Feedback from ClientIn most cases, our sent build is accepted by clients but sometimes we get suggestions if the application’s functionality doesn’t match client expectations. When the client gives the QA team feedback, they analyze them and bifurcate them into two categories.A. Bug B. Change RequestIf bugs are reported by clients, our developers instantly resolve them. Moreover, if it is a change request, our developers perform the changes in the mobile application and deliver the application to the client based on their requirements. These issues are fixed within the deadline as per the discussion with the client and project manager.To keep a record of the feedback received from the client, our QA team maintains a sheet that has several categories defined in it. So, it becomes easier to track the changes and feedback given by the client.BugNot a bugFeature enhancementChange request of a new featureChange request of enhancementQueryFinal Phase of Mobile TestingThe final stage of testing is similar for both Android and iOS apps. After solving all the errors received from the clients, our QA team starts the system testing.It is performed as manual testing because it includes various types of tests from scratch to end and here are a few of them:Usability TestingReliability TestingSanity TestingGUI TestingFunctionality TestingPerformance TestingLoad TestingInteroperability TestingRegression TestingRecovery TestingDevice Compatibility TestingWhen a mobile application passes all the testing, then it is released on the respective mobile app stores like Google Play Store or Apple App Store.Executing the system testing reduces the chances of rejection of a mobile application from the app stores. It helps to deliver the product to the client on time with standard quality.As we have discussed the process of mobile testing, now let’s check out the best mobile app testing tools.5 Best Mobile App Testing ToolsHere is the list of app testing tools. This will help you to know which automated testing tools are the most famous among developers and testers. In addition, it eases the process of checking the application based on different parameters.Sr. noTool NameApp TypesRatings (Gartner)Companies Using1.Ranorex StudioDesktopMobileWeb4.5DellSiemensAdidas2.TestCompleteNativeWebHybrid4.4CiscoJPMorgan ChaseVerisk Analytics3.Katalon StudioNativeWebHybrid4.4AnglerCare LogisticsVerizon4.AppiumNativeWebHybrid4.3Edward JonesFiservFM Global5.KobitonNativeWeb4.0CapgeminiQ2MarriottAfter discussing the mobile application testing process and its types, now let’s check the most frequently asked questions on the topic mobile application testing process.Want to Develop a Mobile Application with Seamless Performance?Let our mobile app consultants help you. Get your free custom quote to discuss your idea.Book Your Free ConsultationFAQ About Mobile App TestingHow much time does it take to test a simple app?Generally, it takes approximately 3-4 weeks to test the mobile application on different parameters. With this blog, you have learned that a mobile application is passed from different phases of testing, and outcomes are noted in the tools.What are the factors to evaluate your new mobile app?New mobile apps are evaluated with many factors like usability testing, conducting observational studies, analysis of the content, and checking against device configuration testing.Let’s Launch Your App TogetherAs a leading app development agency in the USA and Canada, our QA team ensures that our products are performing as expected in the market. Thus, it leads to delivering the best of our work to global customers.Have an idea of developing a scalable mobile application? We have experience in developing 100+ web-based and mobile products, our technical professionals will help you to develop a mobile application with top-notch performance.To get in touch with us, you can connect with us by filling the ‘Contact Us’ form.Subscribe0Author BioRakesh PatelDesignation: Co-founder and CEO of Space-O TechnologiesMr. Rakesh Patel is a Founder and CEO of Space-O Canada. He has 28 years of IT experience in business strategies, operations & information technology. He has expertise in various aspects of business like project planning, sales, and marketing, and has successfully defined flawless business models for the clients. A techie by mind and a writer at heart, he has authored two books – Enterprise Mobility: Strategy & Solutions and A Guide To Open311. × Hold on… Don’t miss a chance!!!30 min free consultation with our technical expert.Click Here to Book Your Free Consultation ×Join our subscribers' list now! 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