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Why website testing is so necessary

Development or website redesign is a complex process involving several specialists responsible for their part of the task. Website testing is a must at the final stage, which some web studios ignore. A QA engineer is responsible for this. his mission is to, identify failures under certain circumstances. The specialist must ensure the resource complies with the technical specifications drawn up according to the customer's requirements. An incorrectly functioning website can ruin the company's reputation, scare away visitors, and eventually harm the business.

Types of testing

The QA engineer draws up a test plan and prepares test cases as soon as the layout is ready. Several types of checks are used to cover most of the errors to exclude any system and logical failures. Types of testing:

  • Functional Testing

  • Website UX testing.

  • Cross-platform and cross-browser testing.

  • SEO Testing

  • Security testing.

Having determined the website testing strategy, the specialist decides whether additional measures are needed to ensure the correct and stable resource operation.

Functional Testing

This type of testing checks if all the functions and features of the website work correctly. Testers check website for errors and broken links, and verify that buttons, forms, and other interactive elements perform their intended actions.

UX testing

Website usability testing is a check of the website for its convenience for the visitor, ease of use, operability of technical elements, hyperlinks, and active buttons. The site's logic must coincide with the user's expectations.

UX testing

UX testing reveals all the problem areas in the interface that can affect the number of actions taken on the site. If you ignore this process, the following negative consequences are possible:

  • metrics decline;

  • growth of negative reviews;

  • increase in requests for technical support.

Based on the test results, a further action plan is drawn up to eliminate errors, if any are found in the content, navigation, or interface.

Cross-platform and cross-browser  testing

This stage involves checking how the website works on different platforms. Visitors can use a desktop PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet to log in and browse. All devices have different resolutions, scales, and screen formats. The site must be correctly presented on any diagonal of the display.

This kind of testing involves the following checks:

  • running the website on mobile devices of different models;

  • correct display of content in several browsers;

  • compatibility with major operating systems.

During the process, the normal functioning is determined:

  • all blocks in different scales;

  • clickability of links, buttons, and images;

  • tips in the places provided for them.

We check the compliance with the approved layout, the correctness of the entered text in fields, windows, and forms, and the correct location of signatures, comments, and descriptions.

SEO Testing

SEO testing focuses on optimizing the website for search engines. It includes checks for meta tags, keyword usage, backlinks, and site structure to ensure that the website is search engine-friendly and can rank well in search results.  Effective website testing and meticulous attention to technical SEO are essential for ensuring that a website not only functions flawlessly but also ranks well in search engine results, providing a superior user experience

Security testing

This type of testing is aimed at identifying vulnerabilities to external attacks. Testing determines the level of reliability and website security. Several types of attacks on SSL protocols and confidential data are simulated. The following components are checked:

  • access to closed pages;

  • display of captcha;

  • the operation of registration and authorization mechanisms and access in case of incorrect account data entry.

Security testing

As a result of the audit, the website must meet the following security requirements:

  • confidential information is protected from unauthorized interference;

  • the possibility of data recovery after cyberattacks or virus infection;

  • differentiation of access to personal information at several levels.

A QA engineer can use additional types of testing at his discretion. These can be performance tests, UI Testing, or load testing.


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