Create a Spotless Product with Cutting-Edge Quality Assurance Specialists

Exceptional software and seamless customer experience don’t happen without proper QA processes in place, period. To ensure your product works as intended and mitigate business risks, think about hiring quality assurance specialists—here’s what we can offer at Code & Pepper.

Quality first: the role of quality assurance in software development

Hours of work spent on developing new products or releases will go in vain if you can’t ensure the final output is error-free and functions properly. Although IT quality assurance services might seem like yet another expense, managing risks and preventing problems is actually much cheaper than solving them. No company can afford a decline in development speed or a delayed time-to-market caused by software flaws. Building QA processes in-house or outsourcing software testing can help avoid costly mistakes and give you peace of mind regarding application safety, development productivity, and end-user satisfaction. There’s also a great deal of flexibility in terms of cooperation models: read on to see how Code & Pepper can come on board.

Quality assurance services at Code & Pepper

QA experts in end-to-end development

Quality assurance specialists make an integral part of end-to-end software development teams at Code & Pepper. They take full ownership of the ultimate quality of the product and employ a number of testing approaches to achieve it.

QA specialists in team augmentation

If you prefer to support your product team with highly skilled external specialists, we are ready to recruit the perfect match according to your requirements. Focus on business essentials and leave the product quality in good hands!

Hiring individual software testers

Do you feel like your developers could use help spotting bugs in their code? At Code & Pepper, you don’t have to hire the whole team—we’ll find a QA specialist with the right mix of experience and skills to bring the best value to your business.

Quality, speed and the best value for money?

That’s doable! Contact us to learn how we can balance quality and budget to give you the best ROI.

Guide to software testing at Code & Pepper

Automated testing

During automated testing, the code runs through a dedicated program, which is way faster and cost-effective than manual testing. It works particularly well in large projects with areas requiring testing for several times. Thanks to automation, it’s possible to maintain high test coverage in the whole project. Using tools such as SonarCloud, we can run automatic analysis looking for bugs or vulnerabilities throughout code repositories and pull requests.

Compatibility testing

To ensure positive user experience, applications need to run flawlessly on different hardware, operating systems, network environments, and mobile devices. Compatibility testing involves interacting with the application in numerous real environments (e.g. internet browsers, system versions, network speed, etc.). At Code & Pepper, our go-to compatibility testing tools include BrowserStack and Selenium.

Functional testing

Functional testing is focused on compliance with the application’s functional requirements, in other words – the outcome of system usage. This way, testers are able to find out whether a particular feature delivers the expected result. Our tools and strategies for functional testing include: BDD (Behaviour Driven Development), end-to-end testing, Gherkin language, Cucumber and Specflow libraries, Puppeteer, Protractor, Selenium, Postman, and more.

Usability testing

All elements of an application require testing, including user experience. With usability tests, it is possible to check how real users interact with the software and what are their impressions. Methods used in such tests can be qualitative (observational) or quantitative (based on data and metrics). Usability testing is often carried out before the release to check whether the product meets all expectations in terms of ease of use, navigation flow, time needed to perform a specific action, etc.

Stress testing

Software needs to be tested not only in regular operation, but also in abnormal conditions, which is the focus of stress testing. By simulating system overload, testers determine its error handling, robustness, and reliability. One of the tools used by Code & Pepper is Artillery, which proved invaluable while developing the Pluto application. Stress testing is a type of a broader field called performance testing, which consists of evaluating the efficiency of the system and its components.

User interface testing

Errors in the visual layers of the app might be particularly disturbing and frustrating for end-users and can significantly disrupt their experience. User interface testing usually refers to analysing the graphical user interface (GUI) in search for any inconsistencies in the way the visual elements (e.g. colours, toolbars, images) display during user interactions. Such tests are conducted manually or automatically using specific models or capturing/recording tools.

Unit testing

This type of testing focuses on units, the smallest testable parts of any application. Unit testing is usually performed by developers as it can be applied during the coding stage. The crucial element of unit testing is code coverage. Thanks to continuous integration/continuous development, we’re able to maintain it at high levels (above 75%). Tools such as xUnit, moq, FakeItEasy, TestServer and InMemory help us deal with unit tests in the most efficient way possible.

Why partner up with a quality assurance provider?

When building an in-house team of QA specialists is not an option, you might want to consider quality assurance services from an IT team augmentation agency. This one decision can bring a number of benefits. External QA engineers can look at your application without the creator’s bias, audit the existing code to suggest improvements, advise on the right tools or strategies, and continuously examine new releases. At Code & Pepper, we use a test-driven approach to development to ensure that quality code lies at the very core of everything we do. If that’s your philosophy as well, then maybe it’s high time we met?

LUSID

Fill in the skill gap in your team to move forward

LUSID is an advanced asset management software created by Finbourne. The company had business intelligence experts to deal with technical intricacies of the solution, but lacked product design skills to make the application a reality… until they found a nearshore partner experienced in product development, project management, and quality assurance.

Code & Pepper helped design and implement the customer-facing part of the application in Angular. The scope of work included project ownership and scrum project management of teams working from various locations. We are also responsible for the quality of the final outcome. Using a variety of testing methods, such as unit, integration and component tests, we maintain high-level code quality and contribute to a flawlessly working product.
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60+ two-week sprints

1000+ tasks solved

9 specialists involved

Client testimonials

Duncan Campbell Head of Product at Oathello

Code & Pepper provided an impressive level of service outside the original scope of requirements. At no additional charge, they proactively redesigned the product to enhance the final version. They took on the bulk of project management responsibilities and facilitated an open line of dialogue throughout.

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James Varga CEO and Founder at The ID Co.

We value Code & Pepper for their proactive attitude, responsiveness and transparency. It’s a reliable and dependable company that we can recommend for other business entities to cooperate with.

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Thomas McHugh Founder & Director at Finbourne

We have used a variety of skill sets provided by Code & Pepper, including UX design and development. We have also found using their Scrum process to be very beneficial to measuring the progress of the project. We are happy to recommend Code & Pepper as a partner.

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14 years on the market

70+ team members

4.6 score on Clutch

Flawless apps don’t happen without quality assurance

If you think your project can succeed without QA, think twice… and then get in touch with our experts!

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