Complex testing of community portal

Before launching the portal, the customer approached a1qa to evaluate the quality of the service.
Compatibility testing
Cybersecurity testing
Functional testing
IT and software development
Performance testing


The client developed an online Community Portal for customers and stakeholders aimed at helping businesses succeed by bringing together innovations and ideas. Before launching the portal, the customer approached a1qa to evaluate the quality of the service.

The major business objectives were to provide positive user experience, accelerate time to market, deliver multifunctional portal for business development, and increase client database.

Services offered

Functional testing
Compatibility testing
Cybersecurity testing
Performance testing

Project scope

a1qa specialists worked very closely with the development team and the customer by different means of online communication to efficiently obtain all lacking information.

As the portal was designed to have a large audience, the a1qa team checked the basic security cases to avoid the most common types of attacks and vulnerabilities, such as SQL, XSS injection, etc.

  • Compatibility testing was performed to guarantee the proper work of the application.
  • The functionality on the project was implemented gradually. Therefore, the team ran positive tests to make sure that new features and fixed defects didn’t affect the existing functionality.
  • The Selenium tool was used in order to automate the execution of the most common test scenarios and thus optimize time efforts spent on these tests.
  • Stress-testing was run to determine how many users could be simultaneously handled in the application environment without denial-of-access errors and with normal page-load time.
  • Load testing was performed in order to provide the customer with detailed information on how the environment handles a specific load of users.

Challenges and solutions

Modules weren’t compliant  with customer requirements. Environment was unstable under specific loads:

  • The a1qa specialists performed load and stress tests.

Gradually implemented functionality:

  • The team was constantly testing newly added features
  • Test Automation was implemented as well.

Technologies & tools

  • IBM Security AppScan
  • Acunetix
  • Visual Studio Team Edition
  • MS Internet Explorer
  • Google Chrome
  • Selenium
  • Paros
  • Atlassian JIRA
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari


In numbers

months in project duration
compliance with test roadmap
QA engineers on the project
person-months in project efforts

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