Independent Validation and Testing services

Testing and Independent Validation Services has evolved significantly over the last decade. From being just another phase in the software development lifecycle, it has evolved into an independent service. Several factors have contributed to influencing this evolution:

IT systems are becoming increasingly mission-critical with more and more customer facing systems getting digitized and legacy migration programs taking off. Consumerization of IT is leading to increased focus on content delivery channels and associated feature requirements in the backbone IT system. Growing complexity due to multiple-point and multi-vendor systems integration. Addressing these trends needs a comprehensive enterprise-wide QA and testing strategy, methodology, tools, and a dedicated organization of test professionals. However, increasing adoption of DevOps and agile is driving the need for more collaborative testing in the enterprise. Testing must maintain independence from the development process to ensure clear separation of concerns. A mature and professional approach is required to reconcile these seemingly conflicting expectations.

How we deliver value

Software testing plays a critical role in building and running the enterprise in the following value tiers:
Core Testing Services

Sanity

The basic set of test cases which will ensure that a candidate build is ready for SQA.
Automated Sanity

Regression

Coverage of Stable areas
Increased number of test cases for subsequent releases
Automation Regression

Performance/Stress

Derive Performance Metrics
Orientation towards final product
Executed during the final Phase of testing
Entry criteria set for this type of testing
Exit Criteria

System Integration Testing

Feature Testing
Close Association with Development Team
Starts with Feature Requirements Capture

Inter-operability Testing

Testing with competitor products
Testing with standardized Test equipment
Standardized inter-op testing with Test cases from Public Domain

Stability Index Testing

Executed in a customer like environment.
Medium Stress of the box
Evaluate a composite stability Index to indicate the stability of the product
Useful for determining entry or exit criteria

Test Mgmt: Test Director (Mercury Interactive), Test Manager (Rational Software)

Functional Testing

Winrunner (Mercury Interactive), SilkTest (Rational Software), Team Test (Segue Software), QA Run (Compuware)

Performance Testing

Load Runner (Mercury Interactive), Web Load (Radview), Performance Studio (Rational Software), Silk Performer (Segue Software), QA Load (Compuware), JMeter

Automation Testing

Selenium, Eclipse TPTP

Defect/ Progress Tracking Tools

Clearquest, Vantive, Clarify, Bugzilla, Livelink, Documentum

VoIP:

Hammer, Abacus & Optical tools like Omniber, LightWave etc