Software testing is used to establish the quality and reliability of a product.

But how do we use testing techniques?

At Intellicore, we use a number of these throughout the development process so we are able to ensure that your software can successfully operate across a number of different platforms.

Here are some of the specific testing techniques that we use.

Unit testing

This is often the first level of testing and involves assessing individual units or components of a software application to ensure that they function correctly. 

Integration testing

This form of testing means that the units are integrated with other units or components, that are designed to perform specific tasks within a software application. The testing of this will ensure that the interactions between the units are seamless.

System testing

During system testing everything is evaluated to ensure it meets the specific requirements.

Acceptance testing

This type of testing assesses whether or not the final piece of software has met the acceptance criteria defined by the customer or end user. 

Performance testing

This process determines how a system will behave under a variety of conditions, including high load or stress, with the goal being to evaluate the responsiveness in real user situations.

Security testing

With the growing concern of cyber-attacks, security testing of the software is vital to ensure that it is secure and resistant to attacks or vulnerabilities. 

User acceptance testing (UAT)

UAT, sometimes known as end-user testing, involves assessing the software from the perspective of the intended audience or business which ensures that it is easy to use and meets the user's needs. 

Regression testing

This ensures that software updates have not introduced any new errors or issues to the products. 

Exploratory testing

Exploratory testing is an approach where the tester does not have a pre-determined test plan, with aim of identifying new errors or issues within the software.

Boundary testing

Software is tested at its input boundaries to ensure that it manages these cases correctly. 

Compatibility testing

Testing the software to ensure that it is compatible with different hardware, operating systems, and browsers. 

Load testing

Load testing the software is the process of putting an increased amount of demand onto the application, to verify whether or not it can perform without degradation. 

At Intellicore, we use many of these different techniques during the development of software to ensure the quality and reliability of our products. The specific testing will be dependent on the needs and goals that the project demands.

Barry Booth

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