What is a Test Center of Excellence?
If you have a medical problem, you seek a well-reviewed specialist for your need who frequently performs the procedure. The software testing equivalent is called the Test Center of Excellence (TCoE), which provides help from a respectable knowledge-focused source using a structured approach and consistent processes to handle the problem. Enterprise level knowledge is retained and improved upon, and the expertise allows a quicker and higher-quality solution than one would expect otherwise.
The risk of not using a TCoE is longer waits and using testers who may not be as familiar with the particular testing risks. TCoE’s reduce testing time while still ensuring the coverage you need with dedicated testing specialists. You may need a focus on:
Like medical records, data warehouses, banking or insurance
a testing service
such as performance or security
a testing discipline
like mobile testing or website testing on using eggPlant
Our TCoE’s include the areas mentioned above and more, and our wide range of test center types make QualiTest quite unique. We have specialty experts, we have assets (tests devices, test accelerators, pre-built environments, etc.), and we have repeatable structured protocols, ready to serve your needs.
How it works
A local senior practitioner is responsible for engaging with you to establish your testing requirements, arrange the commercial agreement and oversee our testing service delivery end-to end. This ensures that you have a consistent point of contact for any queries or clarification.
A QualiTest Test Manager is engaged early in the process to ensure that we fully understand your needs, how the testing will be performed and the details of the timelines and deliverables. It is the Manager’s job to resource the testing, manage the team on a daily basis and produce the required reports.
Typically, the software to be tested is hosted at the client’s site, often in a specific testing environment. Our testers will require remote access to the software, either across the Internet or over a Virtual Private Network (VPN). We are also able to offer a hosting service. The Test Lab is able to provide:
to help you improve quality
of input to development and testing, significantly reducing the overall cost to test
Exploratory functional testing
an effective way to check user journeys, hunt down defects and get great coverage
Web and Mobile testing
we test using the most popular browsers and mobile devices per your need, and prefer real devices over simulated, including models of: iPhone, Google, Samsung Galaxy, Nokia, HTC, Blackberry, Motorola, iPad, Vizio, Kindle, Windows Surface, and ASUS Transformer Pad
we can significantly extend our managed services through our various partnerships for localization, access to world-wide geographies and a huge range of mobile devices to help you improve quality of input to development and testing, significantly reducing the overall cost to test
Scripted functional testing
we can use or extend existing scripts, or create entirely new ones for you
we can make use of your existing automation suites or create new ones using tools chosen to fit your needs
such as load and security
we can poll cellular network adapters at a controlled rate while focusing on the following: Network Technology Type, Connection Status, RSSI, RSRP Average, ECIO Average, SINR Average, RSRQ Average, Locality proprietary signal QoS score, Roaming. RF performance testing is aligned with FCC / ETSI / TELEC standards and requirements.