What May `Destroy` Test Productivity?

A tester needs much effort in order to prepare all test cases, with their help cover the major part of the test coverage, create tests for the product performance checking, develop auto tests, and etc.

And when it would seem, that everything is ready, one small and very unnoticeable development and testing aspect may bring all efforts to naught. And this – a geography. Executing performance testing, the specialists often do not pay attention to the geographical distribution of the future end users.

The thing is, that people in various corners of the planet are connected to the different networks and Internet access providers, and the connection quality also differs. Load testing will require the thorough preparation in order the results to be at least a little achieved to the reality.

Firstly, one should specify users of what countries will constitute the main website traffic (Google Analytics may be used). One should also examine the time intervals when the number of users is the most. The received outcomes and possible their modifications should be discussed with the marketing team.

How to Create Georealistic Tests?

  • One should estimate the user behavior based on their location peculiarities.
  • It is important to check both web and mobile version of the product. Frequently, one of them is paid less attention to.
  • Automated testing will only promote the simulation of the various user geography distributions.
  • To save money, it is better to use the cloud generator. With its help, one may generate the geolocation load.
  • It needs to monitor the system state. If the new patterns are observed in the system, then they should be described and examined.

Performing mobile application testing or software product testing, it is important for a team to take the end users` geographical distribution into consideration.