Testing as a Service (TaaS) explained
Experts Voice
25 June 2023
Testing as a Service (TaaS) explained
Experts Voice
25 June 2023

Testing as a Service (TaaS) explained

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In today's rapidly evolving tech industry, where cloud computing and distributed systems are shaping the way businesses operate, the "anything as a service" (XaaS) acronyms have become the hottest trends. From SaaS (software as a service) to IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service), these acronyms represent the fundamental shift towards adopting cloud-based solutions. One of the more recent additions to the XaaS family is TaaS, or testing as a service, which offers significant benefits for businesses looking to enhance their testing processes.

Testing as a Service (TaaS) involves outsourcing testing to specialized firms that excel in recreating real-world scenarios to assess the functionality, performance, and security of applications or websites. Understanding the various types of TaaS can help businesses leverage this service effectively.

Functional TaaS

Functional testing involves testing the front-facing parts of an application or website — including the User Interface (UI) and Graphical User Interface (GUI) — to see how potential customers will interact with it. This helps companies to see if their application is intuitive, as well as functional, and helps identify potential bugs that are likely to be among the most visible.

Keep reading: What is User Experience (UX) and Why Is It Important?

Performance TaaS

The second type of TaaS is performance testing. TaaS firms will stress-test an application’s ability to handle multiple users, creating virtual users to see how the application performs under load. This can provide invaluable information for a company looking to ensure their application or website can scale and grow as needed.

Security Testing as a Service (TaaS)

Quickly becoming one of the most important aspects of TaaS, security testing scans and probes your application or website for any vulnerabilities. With more and more legislation putting additional burdens on companies to protect user data, security testing provides an added layer of accountability.

The benefits of Test as a Service (TaaS):

TaaS offers a number of significant benefits to development firms and projects.
1. Speed. Because TaaS firms specialize in testing, they are often able to test and find issues much more efficiently than in-house development teams.
2. Perspective. Developers and development teams can sometimes develop tunnel vision, only looking at their product from a specific point of view. Outside firms may approach an application or website from a completely new point of view that enables them to see things that would otherwise be missed.
3. Accountability. Especially in the realm of security, accountability is king. Having an outside firm test and verify the security of an application or website can go a long way toward reducing liability if there is an unfortunate breach.

Without a doubt, TaaS is quickly becoming an invaluable part of many companies’ development efforts. In the years to come, this service will continue to take a more dominant role among the XaaS acronyms.

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