Everything you need to know about Web Testing

Web testing ensures that the website is been tested performs to its designed potential in this digital world once it goes live to the end users.

This checklist ensures that all aspects are thoroughly scrutinized by the tester before the application goes live.

  • Functional Testing : Testing the application with respect to functional aspects mentioned in the specification document. Functionality Testing validates client’s requirements. All forms, modules in the website should work as expected. Integration between different modules is covered. Validation testing and Cookies testing are also performed in this testing.
  • UI Testing : Look and feel is also one of the important aspects in the web based application as it represents the company’s branding in the market. It tests layout, font, font size, text boxes, captions, buttons, content, images, alignments and color of site. Screen resolution is also tested in this testing.
  • Usability Testing :It checks how user-friendly is the application/module/software in terms of Usability. Aim of this testing is to prove the ease of use of website for all or most of the Users. If usability of website is not self-explanatory then user will not stick or continue with the application. End to End flow is tested to check user can surf the application easily. Content and Navigation are basic checks in the Usability testing.
  • Performance Testing :This testing is essential part of web testing. Load Testing and Stress testing are part of performance testing. Capacity of application is tested to handle load of concurrent users. Stress Testing helps to test the site under stress and its recovery from it. It finds response time between client application and from the server.
  • Security Testing : Security testing finds out vulnerabilities that exist in the application. On basis of results obtained from security testing, corrective actions are taken. It ensures high level of security of client’s data. This helps clients adhere to data security requirements and helps in gaining client’s trust.
  • Browser Compatibility/Mobile Responsive Testing : Compatibility testing tests the application on different browsers, their versions and on different operating systems. It ensures how system works on different environments. As website is open to the world, it is highly recommended to test it in all possible browsers and operating system. Websites are checked on different Mobile Operating system and its version to check the functionality and UI should be as expected.
  • Database Testing :In this type of testing, tester verifies that the data displayed on the application is the same as available in the database. This ensures data integrity.
  • Interface Testing : This testing ensures the connectivity between different servers like Application server, web server and database server.