Software testing – Increase the quality of your software systems through efficient testing and thereby the satisfaction of your customers

The business success of companies and organisations is largely dependent on the quality, reliability and availability of the IT and software systems used. It is therefore of great importance to efficiently test newly developed software or new software releases and to find software errors reliably and early on. In this way, these errors can be corrected in a targeted and cost-efficient manner.

Since software testing is usually carried out within a tight time and resource framework, sound knowledge is required to define and implement the right “mix” of test cases based on the specific requirements and the test and quality objectives.

You can benefit from our extensive experience and our customised processes.

How we proceed with software testing

We offer you a comprehensive range of testing services:

  • Definition of test cases and their execution: This is the very nature of software testing. The particular challenge is to create the test cases for the functional and non-functional requirements using the right test design methods. The appropriate test design procedures must be applied (e.g. black and white box tests). A tool-supported documentation and execution of the test cases enables a uniform controlling and reporting of test activities across all test levels and phases.
  • Agile testing: In more and more software projects agile procedures are applied (Scrum, Kanban etc.). In agile projects, the cycle time is often reduced to two to four-week sprints at the end of which new releases are to be created and delivered. Quality assurance and testing must be adapted to these cycles – this poses special challenges for the design and execution of software tests (e.g. a good mix of explorative testing and test automation)
  • Test data management: The provision of test data in the respective development and test environments is of crucial importance for test activities. A number of criteria must be taken into account, such as the software architecture and test strategy, but also data protection, since in most cases it is not possible or allowed to test directly with production data. In these cases we use test data generators to generate synthetic test data or to anonymise production data.
  • Load and performance tests: IT systems with poor performance represent a clear competitive disadvantage. We provide support in the design, implementation and execution of load and performance tests.
  • Test automation: Test automation helps to significantly improve the development and life cycle of a software solution. It enables reproducible tests to be carried out automatically within a short time and is an important supplement to manual tests.

Advantages of software testing

Optimal use of your resources

Through efficient software tests, the available resources (e.g. the specialist department) are optimally used for the implementation of quality assurance measures.

High transparency

The test activities provide continuous information on the progress and status of the development activities and the quality of the product to be delivered.

Reduced costs

The early detection of errors in the software or of specification defects prior to release and delivery or use of the software significantly reduces costs and effort.

Improved support and maintenance

Well-documented tests and test results facilitate the further development of existing software and ongoing support measures (e.g. through defined regression tests).

Reduced risk

A systematic approach to test analysis, test case creation and execution significantly reduces the risk of overlooking defects or deficiencies in the software.

Our experience – how our customers benefit from software quality

As an IT consulting company with 50 years of experience, PTA has many years of expertise in software testing. Our customers include medium-sized and large companies from various industries. A small selection of projects is referenced below. In our publicly accessible project database you will find further projects for software testing.

Do not leave your success to chance

Rely on the experience and know-how of PTA for continuous quality assurance.