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 the efficacy of their performance. 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.

  • 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.

IoT App Testing Services

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 IoT applications and their testing needs
  • Access to state of the art testing facilities, test labs and tools
  • A team well versed in specific IoT 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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