A website tester is specialised in testing web applications, and even ordinary websites, with various tools, and putting them through their paces. It is absolutely essential for professional results that experienced web developers and test users discover any vulnerabilities and errors in web applications. And this is not just by simply clicking the mouse.
Website testers use test scenarios and tools
Cross-browser testing tools are a part of the standard toolbox of a website tester. They are used to automatically check for compatibility with various web browsers and to test each version. With automatic layout analysis, detailed reports and screenshots created per browser view, problems can be quickly located and resolved.
Correct HTML code is essential for the proper presentation in different browsers. Special HTML validation tools are used by website testers to find inconsistent HTML code. These include Total Validator, Site Validator or RealValidator.
Other tools simulate user behaviour through mouse and keyboard entries and let complex test series be defined and played with the click of a mouse. This has the advantage that it makes exactly the same entries which are essential for finding errors. Tools such as Ghost Inspector, EveryStep or SlimerJS do a lot of work for the website tester by documenting the results appropriately with the help of automatically generated screenshots.
Load and performance tests play an important role for websites and apps which have high traffic on the server infrastructure. Load Complete, Multi-Mechanize, Load2Test and other similar tools simulates parallel access from thousands of users and evaluates it at the same time. Any vulnerabilities can be traced specifically by various types of simulated devices and screen sizes.
In addition to the tools set up to test pure functionality, there are also a number of automated security tests that a website tester can use to find any gaps and vulnerabilities. This aspect is becoming more and more important in these times of escalating cybercrime. Often website owners do not pay enough attention to this until the first website attack, although adequate safety testing by qualified employees does not cost much.
The advantages of an external website tester
Specialised website testers often have a large box of various test tools, including commercial products with extended functionality. Companies that conduct website tests in-house often don’t have the comparable test equipment, and have less experience as well.
Unfortunately, it is not unheard of that website developers take on the task of website testing, even though they do not have the same experience as an experienced website tester. A website tester does this job day in and day out, without doing anything else.
Then you have the cost benefits of an external website tester, especially in countries such as India where the salaries are just a fraction of what they are in Europe.
Website tests are great for outsourcing , since testers can work very well on their own once the test procedure has been established. The subsequent reports can be exchanged online and can be discussed via a video conference.
outsourcing4work can provide you with qualified website testers from India who will thoroughly test your web applications and/or websites with professional tools. We are not purely a provider, but also guarantee proper implementation with our own project managers. No bureaucratic uncertainties will arise, as you complete the contract directly with us as a European company. You can complete a project at a fixed price, or hire an Indian website tester as a temporary employee, depending on your needs.