Installation Testing

Installation testing is a type of testing aimed at identifying defects in the installation of mobile applications and computer software that compromise the installation process or make it impossible to install or uninstall the applications.

Installation testing determines if the application is installed, launched, and updated to new versions correctly and accurately, as well as checks if the user data remains intact after each update, and if it is possible to delete the previously installed products.

This type of testing allows both developers and software users to resolve the cases when it’s not possible to install the application or switch to a different version, as well as reduces the risk of data loss after reinstallation. This ensures high quality of all tested products and makes them more popular for the target consumers.

Main Stages of Installation Testing

Currently, there’re special installers and mobile application stores, such as Google Play or AppStore, which are used to install applications on various devices. This software components are responsible for the correct installation, updating and uninstallation of the products.

Installation testing process includes the following stages:

  • Assess the correct installation of the application. At this stage, the tester verifies that the installation package includes complete and correct files list; checks that the application is registered in the OS and all the permissions required to use it are enabled; confirms that the access rights to the application functional elements are available;
  • Test the application operability after updating. This stage includes assessing the integrity and correctness of the data entered to the application before the update, data compatibility with older versions of the application, and the risks associated with interrupted updates;
  • Verify the correct uninstallation of the applications. At this stage, the physical deletion of all elements of the application and their file extensions is verified, as well as the availability of the saved user data in case it should be available after reinstallation.

For a more accurate assessment of the application installers operation, cross-platform testing as well as regression testing are conducted. All types of tests are performed both manually and using automated testing tools.

Applications installation testing is performed step-by-step in accordance with the test plans designed. The reports on all identified bugs and inconsistencies with the requirements originated from the product developers and users are recorded in the bug tracker.

Our company performs testing of installation prior to the release of the initial versions of the product, before the worldwide release of the product, when its new versions become available, and upon configuration changes for the device on which the product is to be installed. This type of testing utilizes both automated and manual testing methods, which increases the bug search efficiency and allows the detection of specific factors that create issues during the application installation.

Why QA Supermarket?

  • Expert Testing on Demand
  • Upfront NDA
  • Transparent Pricing
  • Free Test Plan
  • No Obligations
  • No Overhead
  • No Sales Pitch
  • 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Why do you need professional testing:

  • About 60% of apps fail because of bad quality.
  • Automated testing will not show most of the bugs witch human may get.
  • Most developers are not qualified and not efficient to perform testing of your app.
  • The application must be tested in full – unit test can work, but integration of the all parts of the system can bring lots of surprises (see examples).

Why choose QA Supermarket?

  • Cost effective: Third-party testing on demand reduces expenses for internal QA team and hardware
  • Experienced: All testing is performed manually by highly-trained, knowledgeable experts
  • Transparent: Pricing is provided upfront so you know exactly what you’ll get and what you’ll pay
  • Easy: QA’s interactive dashboard guides you through the process, providing real-time status updates from start to finish
  • Secure: With an upfront NDA, you can be confident we’ll find your bugs while you keep your code

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QA Supermarket’s full range of testing services for software, websites and applications include:

Functional testing

Does your product work like it’s supposed to? >

Installation testing

Can people install and load your product quickly and easily? >

Usability testing

Do the interface and other components of the product offer users an optimal experience? >

Interrupt testing

Will interacting with device components or other software cause your product to malfunction? >

Performance testing

Does your product behave like you want under different load conditions? >

Compatibility testing

Will your product look good and work properly across different devices and platforms? >

Stability testing

Will your product continue to perform well over time and through a full range of uses? >

Why QA

Why QA Supermarket?

You no longer need to maintain your own testing department and pay salaries, insurance and taxes. No need to spend money on facilitating tasks and purchasing equipment for testing. QA Supermarket provides an NDA upfront. We provide workflow to guide you through the process from a task definition to final bug list. Get in touch and rest assured that your software will be bug-free soon.

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