GUI Testing

GUI Testing

Why GUI Testing?

As the first interaction between a user and software takes place through a Graphical User Interface (GUI), it should be catchy, recognizable, and of a high-quality. Before investigating system features and capacities, users first of all pay attention to the interface and design and thus form their attitude to the whole product. To prevent any user’s inconveniences and negative experience, QATestLab provides the services or GUI and usability testing to customers to increase their target audience and boost the profit.

GUI testing is aimed on checking whether interface functionality meets specifications and satisfy the customer’s requirements. It is performed when the product is already developed. However, implementing GUI testing for applications early in the software development cycle speeds up development, improves quality, and reduces risks towards the end of the cycle. Much of user interface design requires a human touch. We, at QATestLab, do not evaluate GUI from our own perspectives, taking into account our personal preferences. We are sure, that GUI testing is critical to functional testing process, we provide only objective evaluation.

How we test

When performing GUI testing, we follow manual-based approach as this type of checking takes place at the presentation layer. Graphical elements of products / solutions are checked manually by testers in conformance with the requirements specified in business requirements documents.

To ensure positive user experience, we conduct complex testing that includes the validation of the following aspects of user interface:

  • navigation elements - menus, toolbars, etc.,
  • displaying of GUI elements for various screen resolutions,
  • error manages and different notifications,
  • text formatting and arrangement,
  • image quality and alignment, etc.

GUI testing does not include only verification of colors and text, it is a more complex procedure. When designing and executing tests, we follow this checklist:

GUI Testing

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Omitting GUI checking causes reduction of the company’s profit because of the negative user experience. But improperly performed GUI testing also may result in losing the company’s reputation by reducing the number of end users. The interface of each program / application should correspond to its purpose and industry standards it is developed for. For example, banking system application cannot contain extra bright colors and cartoon elements.

Before conducting GUI testing, we thoroughly analyze solution purposes, its target market, release country, platforms and OS it is designed for and other aspects. By conducting GUI tests manually and developing our own scripts, we make an objective evaluation of the solution from the end user’s point of view.