If you’re not sure what type of QA testing you need, that’s okay! We’d be happy to discuss your custom needs, with absolutely no pressure to proceed. You can also read definitions below to learn more about your options when it comes to QA testing.
If you haven’t worked with QA before, seeing references to the different types can get confusing. Here’s a simple, plain English breakdown:
If you’re familiar with QA testing, this is most likely what comes to mind first. Manual testing involves a QA tester using an app/website in different ways to try to find bugs/issues. For example, they could try logging in with incorrect credentials to make sure that an error message appears, or clicking different links to check for 404 errors. If you only have the budget for one type of QA, manual is most important. Without it, crucial user experience issues can be missed, and it’s lower cost than automated QA.
Automated testing is becoming more and more popular. While it shouldn’t replace manual, it’s beneficial to at least have a minimum amount of automation in place so that you’ll immediately know about any urgent issues. For example, you could have automation to check that the site is up and loads within 3 seconds at all times, or to ensure that purchases are going through successfully.
Performance and load testing are for checking how many users your site or app can support at once, and how these numbers affect loading speed. Load testing can even tell you the exact number of users your software can support before crashing!
If you’re a very small business without many users, you likely don’t need performance/load testing. Your product isn’t likely to have any significant performance issues if you don’t have reason to expect to get more than a few dozen users at a time anytime soon. If you have an enterprise product or anticipate more than 200 users at once, performance testing can be really helpful.
API testing involves using software/tools to make sure that your APIs are sending and receiving data correctly. For example, a QA tester could verify that when a user signs up for your website, their user account is successfully created in the database. API testing can be done manually, or with automated scripts.
We’ll be happy to give you a custom recommendation based on your site and/or mobile app. Find out more about our QA testing company, or contact us below. You can also call or text us at 310-272-5746.
Yes! 100% of our staff — from management to testers — are located in the USA. Our headquarters are in Los Angeles, and we have software testers in every American time zone.
All of our testers have years of experience testing websites and mobile apps. As far as we know, we’re the only software testing company consisting solely of highly experienced American testers.
If you’re looking for offshore software testing services, we’d still be happy to refer you to the best option for your budget.
We can test across 200+ browser/device combinations.
With every client, we also take budget into account before recommending a scope for compatibility testing. See below for examples of browsers, operating systems, and devices we can test on.
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Nope! Our software testing minimum is only 20 hours. After that, whether you never need QA services again or only want 10 hours of testing here and there, you have total flexibility.
We can often start within days of receiving your request.
Of course! We’d love to learn more about your situation. We can recommend software testing options based on your budget and needs.
We work with everyone from big companies to small start-ups to non-profits. You can check out our QA portfolio to learn more.
We do! If you’re a non-profit, we’d love to give you a discount. Simply contact us to find out more. We also donate 10% of profits to non-profits and charities.
We make our onboarding process as flexible as possible. You can check out our QA onboarding process to learn more.
To find out our hourly rates, you can contact us using the form. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text us at 310-272-5736.