How To Grow Your Mobile Application Testing Skills


(Heather) #1

@max_z has written a great article for the Testing Planet over on the Dojo called “How to Grow Your Mobile Application Testing Skills”.

There are some wonderful resources in the article! I know Android and iOS are the most common operating systems for mobile out there but has anyone ever tested any of the others that are on offer?

What are your own tips for mobile testing? Are there any other tools you’d recommend other than those in the article?


(Patrick) #2

We’ve just started using AppSee.

It’s great for tracking user journeys which aids immensely in trying to recreate the steps you took which led to a bug, allowing developers to easily look back and find the issue to fix it.

It can also be used once your mobile app is out to users, so really good support if a customer sends feedback you don’t have to rely on their description of the issue.


(Mitch Pronschinske) #3

The TechBeacon Learn track on Mobile Testing has a lot of tutorials that give you the knowledge and scaffolding to be great at mobile testing within your organization. I especially like the mobile performance testing section written by Avi Stramer.


(Tracy) #4

I’m excited to find this thread. I’ve just been told I’ll be working on a mobile app this year – first time ever for me… first time ever for the company, too. It’s a bit frightening. We have some real security concerns. But I have to start somewhere!


(Earl) #5

This is a great article and gives lots of good resources. Since mobile apps are becoming more prevalent and provide access to a lot of personal information testing of mobile application should be paramount. Another resource to look at would be the American Software Testing Qualifications Board (ASTQB) mobile testing syllabus and glossary (https://www.astqb.org/get-certified/mobile-tester). This gives an overview and approach as well as a way to become certified as a Mobile Tester. There is also a practice exam that you could use to see if you have some of the basic mobile testing knowledge you might need, or to prepare for an exam to become a Certified Mobile Tester. The practice exam can be accessed through https://www.astqb.org/get-certified/mobile-tester/.


(Kalpesh) #6

To improve your mobile testing skills, you must understand the difference between web testing and mobile app testing. Mobile app testing requires a different approach. Also, you need to know how to perform different types testing for mobile app. For example, performance testing for the mobile app does not only include load testing, stress testing etc. You also need to check following areas:

  • How much battery does it consume? How much memory and CPU does it occupy?
  • Does it get slow if used for a long time?
  • Does it maintain a local database on the phone? If yes, does it get slow with increase in size of the database?
  • Have few applications the open in the background and then try to run your application. Does it hang or get slow?
  • And so on…

Below are some resources which will provide you a comprehensive overview of mobile app testing and help you enhance your skills.


(Bart Ziemba) #7

Here you can find great set of resources gathered in one place:

Also a bit of promo for my company blog, we write blog posts quite regularly about testing mobile apps and challenges linked with that so check us out:

https://blog.novoda.com/tag/testing-qa/