Abstract

Mobile applications have grown enormously to serve different sectors of industries such as e-commerce, banking, gaming etc. Gartner predicts that, among in-house development projects, those that target smartphones and tablets, will soon outnumber the native PC by 4:1. Organizations need to ensure that every mobile application is well tested in terms of functional and non-functional requirements.

Mobile tests are performed on different devices comprising of various models of smart phones, tablets and phablets.  It results in a complex test coverage matrix that has to be completed within the stipulated timeframe. Testing teams often find it difficult to cover the complete matrix and that leads to test coverage problem which ultimately boil down to quality issues. The complexity matrix is further heightened by the type of app i.e. native, web or hybrid. Other important factors, that need to be well thought of are requirement stability, domain, type of application etc.

In order to ensure timely delivery of the app to the market under the budgeted cost, a comprehensive and holistic test strategy needs to be pulled in.  This whitepaper confers the factors that should be considered before zeroing in on the strategy to test mobile applications and recommends a Project Score Index approach, that helps users decide the right test strategy for mobile applications.

To read the complete paper on the Mobile test strategy click here.