Exploratory testing is a skilled context driven testing approach that relies on human intuition and expertise of experienced testers to identify highly critical bugs at an early stage in the SDLC. Exploratory testing finds new ideas and guides the next best course for future test cases and test designs. Scripted testing techniques perform well within documented specifications whereas exploratory testing stretch beyond boundaries. When combined with scripted testing, exploratory testing maximizes test results to improve functionality, usability, performance, security, and user experience.
Exploratory testing doesn’t require well-structured documentation and suits very well for agile projects that have incremental software delivery in a short time span. The exploratory testing process is all about thinking, investigating, discovering and continued learning. Characterized by freestyle testing and lots of independent freedom, testers love to apply their mind in uncovering some of the unknown bugs that will be never caught with scripted testing processes.
An Exploratory testing process goes through 5 stages of test preparation and is called session based testing management (SBTM).
Though Exploratory Testing is just an approach, using appropriate tools in each stage of the test preparation and execution process would significantly boost the results by capturing precise information and thoughts of the testers to further improve the process.
Softcrylic will study your existing testing methodology, priorities and recommend an optimal exploratory testing plan. Start small, maybe a pilot project with one aspect of your project.
Softcrylic identifies testers from thinkers and puzzle lovers who are inquisitive in nature, has strong appetite to solve complex business problems with information technology.
Immersed in Agile, CI/CD project environments, our testers who are also developers blend automation and functional testing to identify critical business risks.
By serving e-Commerce, e-Learning, travel, and media industries, Softcrylic’s team of testers have gained domain specific nuances of end users’ behavioral and shopping pattern.
Having access to right set of market leading tools, techniques and reports, we could establish metrics, track, and report the project stakeholders to improve future test plans.