IoT Testing Services

The advent of smart and connected devices has been a major milestone for the IT and engineering communities. The Internet of Things, or IoT, is commonly understood as a network of physical objects connected by sensors or software for the purpose of exchanging data between systems. From smartphones and smartwatches to TVs, lightbulbs, thermostats and air conditioners, connected devices have a huge impact on everyday life. However, with the network of IoT devices growing exponentially, there is also an increasing need for high quality IoT testing services.

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What Is IoT Testing?

IoT Testing, or Internet of Things testing, is the practice of performing QA tests to verify the security, functionality and performance of IoT devices. Since all IoT equipment relies on the internet to transmit data from one device to another, it's important to validate the effectiveness of these devices to successfully transmit sensitive information before launching them to market.

IoT Testing involves every device reliant on IoT, no matter its shape and size. From smart TVs and smart appliances to commercial security systems and traffic monitoring technologies, any “smart” device requires automation testing in IoT.

Benefits of IoT Testing

As the number of connected devices grows, so does the potential for security risks and breaches. With data being gathered from scattered sources like edge devices, production logs, sensors, machines and inventory, IoT devices can be prone to a range of errors, which is why it’s so important to test these devices for their performance and efficiency. The following are some of the benefits of IoT testing:

Easily Scale Test Cases

With automation testing in IoT, QA teams can schedule testing tools to run tests programmatically, so that they can use more time to analyze the data and come up with actionable insights. Moreover, teams can scale test cases based on product demand from one development cycle to the next.

Improve Test Coverage

IoT automation testing tools can support test flows as well as a variety of app versions, mobile devices and operating systems. Since automation testing in IoT can perform test cases faster, defects can be discovered at earlier stages of the project life cycle. This in turn leads to better customer experience and improved ROI.

Test Various Connectivity Scenarios

An IoT test automation framework can review how IoT devices handle connectivity scenarios by running automated test cases through your IoT testing tools, ensuring accurate results before market launch.

Decrease Hardware Resources

IoT testing allows testers to run functional and performance testing simultaneously, thereby, removing hardware requirements that can be a burden for resource-constrained companies, business-critical infrastructure and third-party systems.

IoT QA Testing Challenges

The best IoT Testing strategies can anticipate all obstacles and their impact on developers, QA engineers and end users. Let's examine a few of the common IoT testing challenges that our clients encounter before partnering with QASource.

Mobile Testing Challenge

  • Security Vulnerabilities

    Cybercriminals often target security loopholes in IoT devices to gain access to sensitive information. To avoid this, QA teams can implement proper password implementation policies and execute tests to examine all password prompts and behavior within the IoT device on initial user access.

  • High Count for Iot Devices

    IoT devices include hardware and software components. So typically, testing would include running test cases of every type for both components. This is a very challenging and complicated process. For effective testing, consider creating test cases for the most sensible combinations of integrations before market launch.

  • Variety of Cloud Platforms

    The functionality of an IoT device depends on its connectivity with a variety of cloud platforms like Azure, IBM Watson and AWS. However, it’s unfeasible to test every IoT device running on different cloud versions in a real environment. An easy way to tackle this is to run your IoT device across all cloud platforms, to verify that your IoT device works seamlessly and efficiently within the network.

  • Network Configurations

    IoT devices can often fall victim to poor network configurations for reasons like inconsistent Internet connections and encumbering channels. QA teams can ensure the IoT device’s correctness by performing test cases that emulate different network conditions of load, stability and connectivity.

Explore Our IoT App Testing Services

At QASource, we provide the following IoT testing services to our clients:

  • API Testing for IoT Devices

    API testing is very important and decisive for any product’s success. IoT devices communicate and share the data using APIs. We have the best teams for API testing, who will test each and every API endpoint including expected response time, negative scenarios and then effectively validate the data.

  • IoT Simulator Based on Cloud Environment

    While IoT comprises connecting different devices and software via a centralized server, cloud based simulators provide real-time, low cost testing environment without any dependencies on physical hardware labs. Our team of QA experts can effectively test end-to-end scenarios using cloud simulators services for your IoT devices.

Our IoT Testing Tools Include

At QASource, our engineers use a variety of tools for IoT Testing. Here are some of the tools our team can use effectively:

IoT Tools for Software Testing

  • Tcpdump
  • SOASTA CloudTest
  • Shodan
  • Wireshark

IoT Tools for Hardware Testing

  • Software Defined Radio
  • JTAG Dongle
  • Digital Storage Oscilloscope

Advantages of Partnering With QASource’s IoT Testing Team

  • Nearshore, offshore or hybrid outsourcing options
  • A dedicated team of QA experts familiar with your specific industry and testing needs
  • Access to state of the art testing facilities, test labs and tools
  • A team well versed in specific industry rules, regulations and laws
  • Non-billable engineering leadership and US customer support
  • Access to an advanced technology group constantly improving our Automation, Database, DevOps, Dev, and IT capabilities

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is IoT in testing?

IoT testing is like a thorough check-up for our software to ensure it is performing well. It's about making sure your business software and other connected devices do their jobs smoothly and keep your information secure. However, it is crucial for a hassle-free, reliable smart device experience for your clients.

What are the key benefits of IoT testing?

The key benefits of IoT testing include:

  • Easily Scale Test Cases: Facilitates the adaptation of the testing scope to accommodate accommodate various device interactions and complexities.
  • Improved Test Coverage: Ensures all device functions and interactions are thoroughly evaluated for reliability.
  • Test Various Connectivity Scenarios: Examines device performance across network environments and protocols.
  • Decrease Hardware Resources: Reduces the need for physical devices to use emulators and simulators for testing.

How should testing be performed on an IoT system?

Testing an IoT system involves a comprehensive approach that includes testing device compatibility, performance under various network conditions, security vulnerabilities, and the integrity of data collected and transmitted. Simulating real-world usage scenarios is crucial to ensuring the system performs as expected across all potential operating environments.

Why choose QASource for IoT testing?

Some of the benefits of QASource's IoT testing services include:

  • Outsourcing options: QASource provides nearshore, offshore, or hybrid outsourcing options.
  • Expertise: QASource has a dedicated team of experienced QA professionals with expertise in IoT testing.
  • Tailored solutions: QASource provides tailored IoT testing solutions to meet the specific needs of your project.
  • Advanced tools and methodologies: QASource uses the latest testing tools and methods to ensure comprehensive testing of your IoT devices. You will have access to state-of-the-art testing facilities, test labs, and tools.
  • Focus on security: QASource strongly emphasizes security testing for IoT devices. Our team is well-versed in specific industry rules, regulations, and laws.
  • Scalability: QASource can scale its testing services to meet the demands of your project.

How does QASource approach IoT testing to ensure comprehensive coverage?

QASource utilizes manual and automated testing strategies and real-world scenario simulations to ensure thorough coverage and performance optimization across all device interactions and network conditions.

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