How to do better Quality Assurance for Cross-Browser Testing

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Learn to do Cross Browser testing smartly. Testers can define/choose which browsers to test based on the geography the website is targeted for?

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How to do better Quality Assurance for Cross-Browser Testing

  1. 1. CROSS-BROWSER TESTING Prepared by: Jyothi Venugopalan (QA Team Member) BOSS Webtech Private Limited www.bosswebtech.com
  2. 2. CROSS BROWSER TESTING <ul><li>Cross-browser  refers to the ability for a website,  web application ,  HTML construct or  client-side script  to support all the web browsers. </li></ul><ul><li>In Cross-browser testing major functionalities of the application should not change. Application must be compatible with the existing version of the Browser along with there OS compatibility. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. NEED OF CROSS-BROWSER TESTING <ul><li>Your site will look different in different browsers. Not everyone uses the same browser. </li></ul><ul><li>Most of the time you can follow standards and get a decent looking website working cross browser, but there's always variations. </li></ul><ul><li>Visual errors on your site can be very damaging and could cause viewers to leave right away. </li></ul>
  4. 4. BENEFITS <ul><li>Consistent, stable cross-browser/platform rendering and functionality on all website pages - higher quality website. </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified website maintenance and updates. </li></ul><ul><li>Ease of use/viewing for end-users (your customers!). </li></ul><ul><li>Increased customer conversion ratio. </li></ul><ul><li>Your prospects will know that you value quality. </li></ul>
  5. 5. WHICH BROWSERS TO TEST? <ul><li>The answer to this is always, it depends on usage share of browsers. </li></ul><ul><li>Currently website pages is tested in the following browser/platform combinations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>XP:  IE 7, IE 8, IE 9, Firefox 3.6.8,Firefox 4, Firefox 5 Opera 10.6, Chrome 12, Chrome 13 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mac OS 10.6.2:  Safari 4 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unix/Solaris 8:  Konqueror 3, 1.9.8, Mozilla 1.4 (by request only) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Desupported:  Mozilla 2.x, Netscape, IE 6.x (by request only) </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. MARKET SHARE OF BROWSERS . <ul><li>Net Market Share </li></ul>http://www.netmarketshare.com/browser-market-share.aspx?qprid=1
  7. 7. US MARKET SHARE http://getclicky.com/marketshare/us/web-browsers/
  8. 8. CHALLENGES TO CROSS-BROWSER TESTING
  9. 9. CROSS BROWSER TESTING TOOLS <ul><li>Browsershots </li></ul><ul><li>BrowserLab </li></ul><ul><li>Browsera </li></ul><ul><li>SuperPreview </li></ul><ul><li>Spoon </li></ul><ul><li>Browserling </li></ul><ul><li>BrowserBox </li></ul><ul><li>Lunascape </li></ul><ul><li>Selenium Remote Control </li></ul><ul><li>IETester </li></ul>
  10. 10. SUMMARY <ul><li>It's a good idea to test your site with multiple versions of multiple browsers, particularly if you plan to do anything fancy with style sheets on your site. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead of testing in random fashion test according to the market share of browsers. </li></ul>
  11. 12. ABOUT BOSS WEBTECH <ul><li>BOSS Webtech  is a process oriented design house specializing in web design, web development, backend web programming, mobile application development and other web and mobile related design and support services. </li></ul><ul><li>Recently launched BizPlus – Mobile based survey software. Check it more here http://bizplusonline.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>More products here http://www.bosswebtech.com/products/products.html </li></ul>CONTACT BOSS WEBTECH <ul><li>Call 831-998-9121 at US EST/CST/MST/PST Zone or email [email_address] </li></ul>

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