Functional testing of a software product or a mobile application is one of the basic methods of the product quality control which verifies the product compliance with the customer’s requirements. In other words, the main goal of functional testing is to make sure that all software features are able to work as designed and solve user’s tasks under various conditions.
Functional Testing Types
Functional testing of a software product can be performed in two different ways:
Black box testing
Black box testing is performed without accessing the code. This method consists in analyzing the outputs of the product functionality based on various data inputs.
White box testing
White box testing is performed with access to the product code. In this case, the test cases are created based on the program code of the product, then various testing methods are performed based on these test cases.
The main types of functional testing are as follows:
- Smoke testing, which is used to find critical bugs in the product functionality as soon as a new version build is ready. It is performed based on a small set of test cases. The main goal of this type of testing is to determine if it’s possible to proceed to the next stages of functional testing;
- Feature testing, which is performed to verify that the new features work as defined in the requirements.
- Regression testing, which is used to ensure that the functionality of the application remains fully operational after the introduction of the new features.
- Usability testing, which allows to identify factors affecting the user-friendliness of the application or web site interface, ease of navigation, and query input system;
- Bugs retests – this is a subtype of functional testing performed after the previously found bugs (identified via other testing methods) have been fixed; its goal is to verify that they are actually fixed.
All functional testing types listed above are performed by our team of experts on real equipment and using real devices, both manually and automatically. All tests are carried out in adherence with the test suites compiled for products testing; all errors and bugs found are being recorded in the bug trackers.
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