If you’re new to hardware and software integration and development, you’re in for an exciting new world. Software developers such as those at companies like Kodework and Ninestack are constantly upskilling themselves to meet the most current system requirements when running different kinds of software applications. This is why it is crucial to have a dedicated team of testers who are able to verify that the system meets its specified requirements through System Testing.
System Testing means testing the system as a whole. All the modules/components are integrated in order to verify if the system works as expected or not. System Testing is done after Integration Testing. This plays an important role in delivering a high-quality product. In this short article, we’re going to take a look at 10 different types of System Testing that you need to know about.
Before a project is undertaken, there are certain functions that are planned which form the basis of the project. Functionality Testing is done to make sure that the functionality of the product is working as per the requirements defined, within the capabilities of the system.
It’s difficult to predict with certainty how a user is going to interact with the system, and whether there will be absolutely no errors in input. Therefore, to make sure how well the system recovers from various input errors and other failure situations, recoverability testing is carried out.
In the initial decision making and planning process, certain third-party products may be considered as integrations to enhance the usability of the system. So to make sure whether the system can operate well with these third-party products, testers aim to achieve proper integration and interoperability.
Due to changes in usage environments, it would be prudent to test any system under multiple differing scenarios. In this case, performance testing is done to make sure of the system’s performance under various conditions, in terms of performance characteristics.
In order to future-proof a particular system, scalability testing is carried out to ensure that the system’s scaling abilities are practical in various scenarios like user scaling, geographic scaling, and resource scaling.
Because it is possible for systems to break under stress or pressure, it is important to conduct reliability testing to make sure the system can be operated for a long duration without developing failures.
This particular test is done to make sure of the system’s stability as it passes through an integration of different subsystems and maintenance tasks.
Even though developers aim to make a system as intuitive as possible, user guides are always advised. In this case, documentation testing is done to make sure that the system’s user guide and other help topics documents are correct and usable.
Probably one of the most important types of test, security testing is carried out to make sure that the system does not allow unauthorized access to data and resources.
Last but not least, once all the previous tests are complete, everything comes down to the usability of the system. Usability testing ensures that the system is easy to use, learn and operate.
This covers all the major aspects of system testing, though there are many other tests that are conducted as well as part of the testing process such as GUI testing, exception handling, volume testing, and a few others. If you’d like to know more about system testing and how we at Nordic Intent handle these processes, then get in touch with us today.