Managed Testing Services (MTS), also known as Test Factory, are managed services used for testing-related tasks across several projects delivering multiple applications and systems, spanning the lifecycle of software and system development and system operation. The resources for testing (staff, testing infrastructure, system under test) are managed by and the responsibility of Africonology Solutions to support the customer’s business processes. Africonology Solutions ensures scalability of the MTS and takes care of the resource management according to the utilisation scheme required to support the tasks. We provide Managed Testing Services on both a full outsourcing and co-outsourcing/contracting, depending on the client’s needs. Focus is on the following but not limited to:

FUNCTIONAL TESTING (MANUAL AND AUTOMATION)

At Africonology Solutions, we provide both manual and automation testing. We also guarantee our customers that we place only the best candidates in accordance to their needs as well as their requirements.

MANUAL

We believe in placing well-trained consultants, seasoned in manual testing, and ensure they be ISTQB qualified. We have expertise in different test management tools including HP ALM 11 QC, IBM Rationale, and others.

AUTOMATION

Our automation capability is not restricted to tools and we have exposure to different automation tools including HP, IBM and others.  Our automation enables clients to have a minimum time in running regression, whilst maintaining them and allowing them to focus on new changes and their core business activities.

PERFORMANCE TESTING

With our experienced performance engineers and partners in the industry, Africonology Solutions offers superior performance testing. Best application performance requires an effective way to test the application under production-like load testing conditions, identify bottlenecks and fix the issues and our Performance Testing Engineers help simulate user load and test application performance under realistic load conditions. By monitoring systems and end-user transactions, they help identify and analyse bottlenecks and diagnose the root cause of issues down to code level.

We have expertise with different tools including HP Software’s LoadRunner / Performance Center, IBM Rational Performance Tester and others.

SECURITY TESTING

Security Testing is a process that helps design and implement software that protects the data and resources contained in, and controlled by, that software. The software itself is a resource and thus must be given the appropriate security.

Since the number of threats specifically targeting software is increasing, the security of the software we produce or procure must be assured. Software assurance is a key element of business continuity, business security as well as national security. At Africonology Solutions, we help clients address and detect security loopholes before applications fall into the wrong hands.

THE KEY ADVANTAGES OF USING AFRICONOLOGY SOLUTIONS MANAGED TESTING SERVICES ARE

Independence: Independent people are more likely to question everything, provide an objective second opinion, identify implicit requirements and objectively report any findings. Different lines of reporting ensure there are no conflicts of interest.

Scale effects: Because independent test organisations are usually pure-play testers, they test many different projects at the same time, allowing them to set up highly sophisticated tool chains and utilise many synergies between different projects.

Resource capabilities: The skills within a specialised software testing resource are clearly focused on testing. This will provide a high, coherent skill level for all employees, simplifying resource exchange.

Complexity reduction: Since MTS projects involve outsourcing on a high level within the process chain, they reduce the overall process and organisation complexity for the client, providing a black box view.

Risk reduction: Africonology Solutions provides service level agreements (SLAs) to shift overall testing risks from the client to the provider.