It is estimated that by 2040 95% of the shopping would be online. The other interesting facts are that during the pandemic years right from 2020, online shopping surged like anything. Well all the above facts speak volumes about the importance of online business over offline. Today almost 90% of brands have their online presence in the form of websites or mobile applications and yet there are a lot of businesses which currently do not have a website but aspire to have one. The reason why businesses opt for websites is because online reach is much better than offline. A website can not only bring huge traffic but also increase the conversion and retention rate. This is possible if your website has great user experience, has high functional speed, all the website elements function correctly etc. So overall the customer must have a seamless and great user experience while accessing your website. Hence, all the brands are looking for a solution that enhances the user experience of a website, here web application testing comes into picture. The web application testing is a must to remove innumerable bugs from the website, decreasing the loading time, enhancing the quality of the website etc. So overall web application testing enhances the overall user experience of a website. In this blog we will discuss the benefits of web application testing in detail.
Provides cross compatibility with multiple devices through cross browser testing.
One of the greatest hurdles while testing web applications is to test the various combinations of device browser and OS inorder to achieve compatibility. In Cross browser testing, various combinations of device browser and os are tested to ensure the compatibility of the application with various devices and browsers available in the target market. The incompatibility of the application against two different browsers may even cause the UI elements to change in shape size or color Hence cross browser testing removes all the potential bugs and enhances the user experience Hence cross browser testing is a major part of web application testing and we cannot afford to neglect it.
Decreases the high load time with performance testing
As per the records 65% of users tend to unsubscribe or stop accessing a website due to high loading time. Sometimes the complete page gets loaded but some elements like the images or videos take a lot of time to appear, this is one of the symptoms that your website is taking a lot of time to get loaded. This is a major issue faced by a number of websites on the internet and to fix this performance testing is a must. There are various types of performance testing types like load testing, stress testing, endurance testing, spike testing, volume testing, scalability testing etc to measure how much user load a webpage can bear for a particular amount of time, it also measures the threshold load of users a web page can hold. This helps to understand the capability of the web page or a mobile application. Hence performance testing is extremely important to maintain a high loading speed of a website.
Enhances the user experience through GUI testing
GUI testing is done to deal with and remove the bugs in the UI of a website. GUI testing ensures that all the UI elements work as specified by the clients. The UI testing ensures that all the visible elements like the menus, buttons, forms, CTA’s functions as expected and it also includes the appearance of UI elements and see if all the elements appear as per the specifications including the colors, size , shape of the UI elements etc. These practices make sure that no smallest bug can remain spared in the UI of a website.
Functional testing provides seamless app interaction the customers
Functional testing can be defined as the type of testing which validates the behaviour of a feature with respect to the input provided and analysis of how close it is to the expected outcome. The purpose of the functional testing is to check each and every function of an application against the requirement specification. There are a number of functional testing types like
- Smoke Testing
- Sanity Testing
- Integration Testing
- White box testing
- Black Box testing
- User Acceptance testing
- Regression Testing
These test are performed to get the desired outcome of the feature under test as close to the desired outcome and also ensure that the entire web application is performing as expected. These test ensure seamless user experience to the customer and hence are the most crucial part of the web application testing process.