During development, every software product goes through multiple functional and performance tests. However, it is not enough to make a user’s entire journey through the application trouble-free. This is where end-to-end testing, or E2E testing, comes into play.
Within the E2E approach, our QA and testing teams use test scenarios that simulate real user behavior and involve all integrated components such as interfaces, databases, network, external systems, and other applications.
We use a range of tried-and-true techniques in end-to-end test design and execution, including the following:
The technique involves dividing test conditions into partitions with an assumption that the system will treat all conditions in one partition equally. This enables us to use just one condition to represent each class and save testing time.
In Pairwise Independent Combinatorial Testing (PICT), test cases are designed to execute all possible discrete combinations of each pair of input parameters. We use it to optimize test coverage and effectiveness in applications with multiple parameters.
A cause and effect graph is used to visualize the relationship between an existing problem and the factors that contribute to it. Our team employs such graphs to determine the root cause and brainstorm solutions to a particular software defect.
The number of input combinations for complex business rules can be too high to reasonably cover with tests. To save time and effort, we fill out a decision table and use a small subset of combinations crucial for passing the test.
In tandem with equivalence partitioning, this approach checks the system’s reaction to typical values, maximum and minimum valid values, above/below boundary values, and invalid values. As a result, the number of test cases can be reduced without impairing quality.
The exploratory approach requires critical thinking and domain knowledge for testing that doesn’t follow strict procedures. Error guessing is used to estimate potential weak links and write test cases focused on vulnerabilities that go undetected in formal testing.
We examine the system’s reaction to sequences of input conditions where the same input can cause a different output depending on previous actions. The technique allows testers to write effective test cases and cover a greater range of system states.
End-to-end testing is essential for modern software that commonly incorporates multiple subsystems and enables complex user scenarios. Using the E2E approach lets you:
Whether you choose to entrust all development to Oxagile or employ the quality assurance team as a dedicated unit, we mold our service to your project’s time and budget constraints to make sure you get the desired outcome.
As our client, you can enjoy round-the-clock visibility into all QA activities on your project. We also provide detailed sign-off reports at the end of every testing stage to give your company’s stakeholders valuable insight regarding the overall progress.
We base our client relationships on trust and responsibility. Following this policy, we provide a 6-month warranty period in every contract to fix any major or critical defects discovered after the project is delivered.
Our choice of techs for end-to-end testing will depend heavily on the nature of your project. Here are some of the tools we generally use:
Browser DevTools • JSON Viewer • VirtualBox • SQL Server Management Studio • Selenium IDE • QuerySurge • pgAdmin • Robo 3T • RabbitMQ • Xray • PICT