Over a while, it is seen that the day-to-day working of the human being is getting dependent upon the different apps and software. This is the reason an immense increase is seen in the developers that are coming up with the new techniques that are making the work more efficient and easy to do. To keep the working of the app or software up to the mark, the developer must keep on putting the app or software under test.
Two types of tests are commonly conducted i.e. Functional Testing and non functional testing. Both these tests are conducted to check different specifications of the developed app and even it is very important to conduct both of them so that it is ensured that the app or software is performing its task in the best possible way.
To evaluate the readiness of the app or the software, the developer conducts Non-Functional testing. It will help the user to know how well the app can perform under any type of load or stress. Different tests are conducted to check the performance of the app or the software.
Mainly the test conducted under this is known as performance testing that helps in ensuring that pap will work in the best possible way even if it is under the stress. The main of these tests is to check the reliability and the usage of the app. It will help in fixing all the bugs on time that might lead to major issues in the future. Three things need to be checked i.e. quick responsiveness, how it works in the maximum user load, and stability of the app or software in varied conditions. This test is performed using different mobile testing or online android emulators. The performance testing is divided into different types stated below:
Non functional testing types:
- Endurance testing: This test is done to check that whether the app can withstand the expected load of work for a long duration and whether it can maintain efficiency then also.
- Compatibility test: While conducting this test, it is checked that whether the app can work on the different types of hardware, operating system, screen sizes, etc.
- Security testing: This is the most important test that ensures that the app is secure and not vulnerable to any of the external threats of any type of virus or malware. This test might ensure that there is no scope of losing important information and will build trust with the organizations.
- Scalability testing: This test helps in checking the performance of the software or the app at the maximum load of the work and it is evaluated how much load it can withstand smoothly.
- Spike testing: This tested is performed by suddenly increasing or decreasing the load of work on the app or the software and see how the whole system reacts to it. After this, it is evaluated that how much time the app takes to recover back to get to the stabilized condition.
- Stress testing: This test is conducted to check the reliability and stability of the test even in a hard time. It will evaluate that how well the app can work without making errors in working.
- Load testing: This test will stimulate the actual user load on the app and check the threshold for the maximum amount of load the app can bear up.
- Volume testing: In this test, the behavior of the app is checked that how it behaves when a large amount of data is put on the app or the software.
So it is very important to conduct all of these non-functional tests to ensure that the software or the app is working at its best level.