Internet of Things Testing

The trend of digitalization has influenced a number of business areas including transport, education, healthcare, government, retail, and finance. The aim of the Internet of Things (IoT) is to simplify the everyday life of people of different ages, occupations, and preferences and make industries more effective in terms of time, cost, productivity, and usability.

QATestLab provides the QA and testing of IoT products for startups, software vendors and distributors to enter the market with high-quality solutions ensuring users have a positive experience while interacting with them.

Complexity of IoT

Making ordinary things ‘smart’, IoT products consist of several components with integrated operation ensuring a seamless user experience:

  • devices created for a particular purpose, e.g., turn on/off the light
  • software to be able to manage devices
  • sensors that ensure real-world integration
  • installing and being able to use the IoT product on mobile devices


What We Do

In order to assist in releasing software of high quality to the market, we conduct complete testing to verify product usability, security, performance, connectivity, and compatibility.

In order to avoid missing critical bugs, we also perform testing of:

  • Mobile applications (supported on iOS, Android, Amazon, Windows platforms)
  • Device firmware
  • Integration of hardware and mobile devices (BLE, Wi-Fi synchronization)
  • API (synchronization and data storage between cloud and mobile application or hardware device)
  • data security - role-based access (client, API), authorization & authentication protocols (OAuth, token-based, key-based), XSS/SQL injections (manual), cache storage security (keyboard, browser, application)

By performing IoT testing, we make sure that the processes of data collection and integration are well-established and conducted in a proper way. We have a wide range of devices (iOS, Android, Windows, Amazon) with the opportunity to test device models on different OS types so we evaluate software compatibility and integrability that are crucial for end-users.

In order to ensure secure data flow between devices, we perform security testing by detecting system vulnerabilities, checking password protection, simulating hackers’ attacks. Being data-centric, the security of IoT applications presents a number of challenges for the QA team.

Despite working correctly in laboratory conditions, IoT products may operate with errors of different types in a real environment. In order to check real-time scenarios in real conditions, we perform pilot testing.

Predictable IoT

Thanks to our 18 years of experience in this market, our customers entrust us with their solutions and devices for testing. We are flexible in selecting and modifying software testing types within the project. Based on the required scope of work, project and specified requirements, we form a team of QA specialists. After testing a number of IoT products, we are aware of system areas that may contain tricky, hidden issues.