Because First Line Software is a one-stop agile development shop, our Testers often work as integral as members of a development team working on a client software project.
We can meet your software testing needs
First Line Software delivers a wide range of software testing services. We can meet your software testing needs in either of 2 main ways:
- As an integral part of a software development project being developed for you by First Line Software.
- As a provider of software testing services for projects developed by your own engineers.
Among the software testing services we have rendered for many client projects in a broad range of industries:
- Design software testing strategies.
- Prepare comprehensive test plans.
- Select appropriate software testing tools and methodologies.
- Conduct the actual software testing: manual tests, automated test, or a combination as appropriate.
The best testing is of little value unless the results are reported and understood by project stakeholders. So our software testing service always includes analysis of product readiness or "done" status, and a detailed report for the development team and client that begins with an Executive Summary (which includes recommendations), and then provides full details of any outstanding issues revealed by software tests.
First Line Software Testing and QA Approach
Because First Line Software is a one-stop agile development shop, our Testers often work as integral as members of a development team working on a client software project. They perform agile testing of the software as it is delivered throughout the project.
Alternatively, our Testers may conduct so-called "plan-driven" quality assurance testing - testing that takes place after all software development work has been completed by the client's development team.
Either way, First Line Software's software testing experts bring a range of analytical and technical skills to every project, as well as the ability to collaborate effectively. It’s not uncommon for our Testers to have expertise across other domains - Business Analyst, or User Experience (UX), for example. Combined, these skills equip them to select the appropriate quality criteria, prepare test data, and understand the client’s business/industry, as well as product requirements and project goals.
Types of Software Testing
First Line Software Testers have accumulated significant experience across a range of testing types.
Today, mobile testing in particular is a critical testing category that includes screen rotation, UI guidelines, low wifi and other mobile-specific cases.
Is Software Testing Important?
It’s not uncommon for prospective clients to ask how important Testing is to the overall development process – especially if the product specifications were followed closely by the development team. Even if specifications are carefully prepared in advance of the project launch, it’s simply not possible to anticipate every requirement for a complex project or foresee how the software will actually function when it is put into production. If you add system integration to the mix, it becomes even more vital for software testing to be included as a key component of software development projects.
To deliver our software testing services, First Line Software employs technically skilled testers, and utilizes the types of software testing systems necessary to prepare test data covering specific business scenarios, to track defects, perform impact analysis, conduct regression testing, and determine when test automation is the right choice.
Agile and Automated Testing
The recent trend towards agile software development methodology presents a new twist to software testing services – the introduction of short development cycles and frequent releases. This compresses the overall amount of time that can be spent on testing, and consequently requires increased reliance on test automation. Automating frequently-used test scenarios saves time and facilitates introduction of changes later in a sprint or milestone.
Consequently, it is critical is to understand what can and cannot be automated. Through the successful delivery of many projects with these compressed timelines, First Line's testing teams have gained significant expertise in adapting Testing strategies and plans to be effective within agile development time constraints.
First Line Software is a premier provider of custom software development, technology enablement services and value-add consulting in big data engineering, digitalization, intellectual integration, industrial Internet, and IoT, digital media and marketing, and enterprise content management as well as healthcare IT.
Headquartered in the US, First Line employs 500+ staﬀ globally. First Line team and company culture is centered around subject matter expertise, technical excellence, consulting capabilities and proven methodologies, with a strong focus on Agile and Intellectual Integration.
The company has been recognized with multiple annual rankings and awards by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP), Global Services, CorporateLiveWire, Insights Success and CNews. We were the first to be awarded the Scrum Capability Medallion by Scrum, Inc. Most recently, research firm Gartner included FirstLine in their first ever Market Guide for Technology Integrators (2014) and the Cool Vendor in Applications Services 2015 Report. We are active members in Object Management Group and Industrial Internet Consortium. FLS is also an EPiServer Premium Solutions Partner.