Website testing is also known as web testing that targets on testing of websites. A complete test of the website before making it live can help to identify the issues such as security, functionality, accessibility for PwD people, adapt with multiple desktop, devices, and operating system. Web security testing gives an idea of whether web-based applications meet the requirement when they are subjected to malicious input data.
Major challenges faced in website Testing
The website which is being tested should be able to adapt on all types of browsers, in current scenario people are relying on all type of browsers such as chrome, firefox, internet explorer, opera, safari and much more.
Operating System Compatibility
Each and every website should be user-friendly and at the same time, it should be operating system friendly too i.e. it should support on all the operating system which people are using across different platforms.
Checklist for Website Testing
The checklist will be focused on all the links in web pages, database connection, lead generation forms which are used to collect information from the users. The important links to be checked for internal links, external links, mail links, and broken links
The performance of the website has been tested in two ways web load testing i.e. the time taken by a page to load during a peak time and web stress testing i.e. to check the performance of a website beyond its limit.
The process by which the computer-human interaction takes place and it has been measured and the negative are identified for correction. Usability testing encounters the ease of learning, navigation, user satisfaction, and general appearance.
Compatibility of your website is tested which is the most important aspect it can be achieved by checking the browser compatibility, operating system compatibility, mobile browsing compatibility, and printing options.
The server-side interface is tested in this phase by checking the compatibility of the server with hardware, software, network, and database. The major interface which an interface testing undergoes is web server & application server interface and application server & database server interface.
Security can be stated on how well your website fight with external factors such as a virus, malware, hacking, etc. The top things to look for in security testing are network scanning, vulnerability scanning, password cracking, log review, integrity checker, and virus detector.
Types of Website Testing
Simple Static Website Testing
The simple static website is also known as an information website which doesn’t contain major functionalities and fully depends on UI design. The testing will be done for the website design, links on the pages, content proofreading, scroll bar, form submission pages.
Dynamic Web Application Testing
E-commerce Website Testing
An e-commerce website is complicated when compared with the other two website testing. This testing includes the following checklist no. of checkouts, cart list, filter options, signup/ login page, payment page, email generation, and live chats.
Mobile Website Testing
Testing a mobile website is somewhat complex rather than testing other types of websites. It will have separate designs and you need to be much careful while testing the functionalities. Things to follow while testing mobile website are logo/ image size, compatibility test, performance, links, scroll depth, and page navigation.