What is Parallel Testing? Definition and Approach
In the Quality Assurance field, there is always the need to look for more innovative ways to perform tests and include more aspects to be tested. We at Q-Pros adopt an approach that relies on innovation rather than labor to create better results and ensure time/cost efficiency.
In this article, we learn about parallel testing; What are the main components, advantages, and challenges of Parallel Testing.
What is Parallel Testing?
Parallel testing is the process of simultaneously testing multiple applications or multiple application components to reduce the execution time of the test factor at hand.
Parallel testing involves executing multiple test sequences at once rather than testing for one element separately.
To perform parallel testing, we rely on automated testing tools which come in handy when dealing with large-scale testing processes.
How to Parallel Test?
Parallel testing works best using Cloud-Based Solutions. Certain automated tools are used to run an application feature on multiple devices across different platforms, hence the name parallel.
Parallel Testing works by applying and generating possible Browser/Device/Operating-System combinations. By doing so, it asserts inclusivity in tests creating foolproof results.
There are many Cloud-Based testing tools to use to activate your parallel tests, tools such as Rapise, Nmap, Nessus, AppPerfect, and QAwerk are utilized in various aspects based on the test at hand.
Cloud-based testing in general is time-efficient. Any testing expert should rely on automated tools that function on a cloud to allow for correlation. By testing on a cloud, the testing experts reduce the number of manual tests and get more access to various hardware options.
Tests you can perform in a cloud environment include:
- Functional testing: Functional testing ensures that a software application performs its required features and that it complies with its business requirements.
- Non-functional testing: Non-functional aspects include performance, usability, and reliability. Non-functional tests could also measure security based on business demands.
- Ability testing: The goal of any testing procedure is to ensure that an application is compliant and operates within the scope of the desired quality level. Ability testing stretches out to include software features such as defect recovery.
Benefits of Parallel Testing:
- Time-efficiency: Parallel testing speeds up the execution time by executing multiple tests simultaneously.
- Test coverage: Parallel testing allows you to test on several mobile device desktop/browser combinations at once, covering more test case scenarios and adding confidence to the testing process.
- Fixing in sprints: Parallel testing allows you to fix bugs and defects during the sprint rather than at the end.
- Better Dev-Ops: Having to slow down the Dev-Ops cycle by constantly testing and experimenting and producing test scenarios, Parallel testing accelerated the testing process and empowered the Dev-Ops structure.
Challenges of Parallel Testing:
Unlike other testing approaches, parallel testing requires a larger scale of planning. Due to its nature, this form of testing demands a level of IT knowledge and IT investment.
Taking the level of scalability it carries into consideration, DIY parallel testing is almost impossible to accomplish without the help of tech experts.
Our Experts at Q-Pros invest a great deal of time to ensure software compatibility, and we always adopt innovative methods to accelerate the testing process and guarantee absolute results. You can request this level of service and much more via our list of QA offers.