Testing Project Info
- Testing Type: Functional, Exploratory
- Testers: 10-15 per release
- Geographic Coverage: Global
- App Type: Web
- Browser/OS: All major versions
- Location: London, England
- Industry: eCommerce
- Company Size: 15 Employees (10 person dev team)
- Methodology: Agile and Waterfall
Based in London, Fusionsoft provides web design, eCommerce, and SEO solutions for clients around the world. In 2010, the company was tasked with developing diaryofyourlife.com, an integrated website solution that produces a luxury leather-bound biographical book from a user’s photographs and stories.
The user experience for this process had to be of the highest quality to reflect the outstanding nature of the diary, so Project Director Mike Ferguson needed to ensure that the whole process was robustly tested, both for functionality and user interface.
“A ‘Diary of your life’ book is a luxury product,” said Ferguson. “It’s a gift that will remain in the family for a long time. So we chose to use uTest to make sure that the application was as high-quality as the diary itself.”
In the past, Fusionsoft had relied on their in-house development teams to cross test their applications. It worked well for smaller apps, but the demands of this project would require testing coverage from outside of the company.
“We needed testers who were unfamiliar with our application, so uTest’s wide-ranging team made a lot of sense.” said Ferguson. “We knew their fresh perspective would find snags that we couldn’t see.”
After learning how companies like Google, Microsoft and Tapulous had leveraged uTest in the past, Ferguson decided on combining elements of functional and exploratory testing into his first test cycle.
With the help of a dedicated project manager he was quickly able to:
- Select a team of professional testers
- Upload test cases, known bugs and other documents
- Set the scope of his test cycle by OS, browser, etc.