What Are the Components of IoT Testing?

by Nataliia Vasylyna | April 10, 2017 1:44 pm

The IoT products consist of several components and the specialists of software testing[1] run the specified test case in order to check the work of every of these elements. Usually, IoT system includes a connectivity module, the cloud and the application that ensures the user’s interaction with the device.

It is rather difficult to perform integration testing[2] of all the mentioned components as there is a high possibility to miss serious bugs. In order to avoid such situations, first of all, the test team conducts the separate checking of each IoT system component.

IoT testing includes:

During device-level testing, the specialists check six key areas: system connectivity, serial protocol, the capacities and properties of the device, schedules, power modes and OTA. Cloud-level checking includes checking of data privacy, security testing[3], scalability control, performance testing[4], data management and reliability testing.

The checking procedure at the mobile level focuses on app UI, back-end, and its interaction. It includes lifecycle testing, backward compatibility checking, CRUD testing (Create, Read, Update, Delete) and so on.

It is very important to perform thorough end-to-end testing of the IoT products. This is the final checking that involves all components of IoT system: cloud, device and app. Usually, all tests are automated. Besides that, it is necessary to perform field trials.

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Endnotes:
  1. software testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/We-Are-Professionals-in/software-product-testing/
  2. integration testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/Step-by-Step/Integration-Testing/
  3. security testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/Is-Your-Software-Secure/security-testing/
  4. performance testing: http://qatestlab.com/services/Withstand-the-Load/performance-testing/

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