Testing the Brave New World of SaaS Applications

Testing Software as a Service, (SaaS) requires specialized skills based on its components and function.  The major areas of focus for SaaS functional testing include customizations and configurations, integrations, data.  Non-functional testing includes performance, security, disaster recovery, scalability, availability and interoperability.  The internal network must be tested for bandwidth and secure data transfer.  Finally, a post-production test strategy is needed to address application performance monitoring and vendor upgrades. Since the SaaS software is not developed specifically to meet user-defined requirements, test leads and testers need to focus on the areas where changes in the end-to-end workflow are made. This workshop will provide a framework for testing each component of SaaS applications, planning, coordinating and executing the end-to-end test.  We’ll develop hands-on test scenarios for each component, plan a schedule for coordinating the end-to-end test, and develop a plan for regression testing vendor upgrades.


Learning Objectives:

  • An understanding of SaaS applications and cloud technology concepts as they relate to testing and how to design specific test scenarios around SaaS components.
  • How to work with business processes and integration maps to design an effective test strategy for the application.
  • How to structure infrastructure and network testing, including innovative test ideas for non-functional testing.

Location: Frio Date: May 24, 2018 Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Gerie Owen Peter Varhol