Mobile app testing faces major challenges due to the huge variations in devices, devices, and operating systems. The need for better audio and video capabilities and hand gesture-based applications is elevating, thus it is imperative that a mobile application delivers the expected outcomes.
An application’s challenges raise due to the race of getting those much desired five-star ratings and deliver high performance under various loads. Since QA mobile app testing is crucial to an app’s success, it is imperative for a mobile application testing company to focus on how QA teams report their findings.
The application testing process should be recorded so that stakeholders can have a complete update about the progress/status of the project. This report helps management decide if a mobile application is ready to be released to the market.
Following are 8 steps that help QA testers to build an effective QA test report for mobile application testing process:
1. Project Details
Testers should list down all the project details such as project name, product name, and its version name.
A test report provides a summary of the test results performed as per the drawn outlines. It depicts the testing environment, test results, and examples of defect reports.
3. Testing Objective and Scope
Testers should include the objective of each round of testing that includes unit tests, performance tests, system tests, etc.
4. Test Summary
This section includes the summary of testing activity:
- The number of test cases executed
- The number of new issues identified
- Pass percentage/ fail percentage
- Use charts and graphs to make the report visually presentable
5. Test Environment
Make sure you list down information about all the devices and software the application is compatible with. A mobile application testing company ensures all the required test environment is set to ensure that the application is compatible with the relative devices.
Android Devices – Model, OS version, processor architecture, GPU, resolution, RAM, Mb
iOS Devices – Model, OS version, resolution.
6. Test Results
Testers should list down all the functionalities that were checked and subsequent defects. It includes:
- Links to issues for failed and blocked test cases
- Total number of bugs
- Status of bugs (open, closed or responding)
- Number of bugs open, resolved and closed
- The breakdown according to severity and priority
7. Exit Criteria
Each test type requires a different entry and exit criteria for different testing phases so that the product requirements are met. Testers should describe the exit criteria clearly and define all the planned test cases that were executed and critical defects were closed. They should also add an assessment of whether the application under test has met the exit criteria, or not.
8. Definitions and Abbreviations
Some businesses have their own abbreviations for certain words, which may not be used generally. Testers should include an index of such words so that new team members and stakeholders can understand clearly.
The above steps will be helpful in building an effective QA test report for QA testers working with a mobile application testing company.
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