CASE STUDY

Ensuring Smooth UX & Application Scalability with Robust Performance Testing

Expertise Delivered

QA

Industry

Automotive

Our client,

McQueen Autocorp is a leading US-based used car selling company with a buyer network spread across the entire United States. McQueen Autocorp offers a nationwide modern car selling service, facilitates sellers with an instant offer for their car(s) using price prediction algorithms and real-time bids from an extensive network of licensed buyers.

Disclaimer - The name McQueen Autocorp is a placeholder as there is an NDA signed between both parties.

Abstract

Given that the website was mission-critical for the client, it needed to be maintained for peak performance and achieve certain scalability levels.

It was challenging to predict system behavior and performance under real-time stress with several servers, file servers, databases, and web services.

Performance engineering experts at Maruti Techlabs studied the client’s systems and designed a solution that ensures the application’s scalability and improved user experience.

Challenge

With over 4000-5000 users per day on the client’s website generating offers on their cars, it was imperative to have a robust, stable, and reliable website. It was also critical to ensure a smooth experience for the end-user round to clock, to maintain a level of profitability and a competitive edge for their business.

The website was expected to support a high number of users at the same time and provide minimal response time to the end-users.

Solution

Maruti Techlabs understood the client's business processes, infrastructure, and software development life cycle. This was followed by setting up performance goals and identifying performance risks and potential performance bottlenecks.

We created all-encompassing scripts and scenarios to produce measurable load tests. These load tests were configured to mirror the client's live production environment. The lack of a separate environment for the performance testing team also affected the test results' accuracy. Therefore, our test engineers configured an independent performance testing environment in line with the production environment.

Elucidated below are the steps in which Maruti Techlabs experts conducted performance testing of the entire system:

  • Identifying the problem
  • Establishing success criteria/metrics
  • Recording the script
  • Deciding the scale of tests
  • Preparing performance test data as per the script
  • Parameterizing and running scripts
  • Generating reports on performance measurement
  • Alerting the stakeholders to take precautionary measures
  • Performing trend analysis and documenting the test process, results, etc.

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Benefits

  • Prompt and reliable experience for the end-user
  • Prior identification and resolution of discrepancies
  • Improved load capability of the website
  • Resolved product scalability issues
  • Elimination of website crashes
  • The system performs as expected
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Increased volume of business

Our Development Process

We follow Agile, Lean, & DevOps best practices to create a superior prototype that brings your users’ ideas to fruition through collaboration & rapid execution. Our top priority is quick reaction time & accessibility.

We really want to be your extended team, so apart from the regular meetings, you can be sure that each of our team members is one phone call, email, or message away.

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Our Process

Our process is collaborative and methodical in its essence. We bring in various teams to deliberate user stories and test scenarios in order to prioritize our objectives. This reduces redundancies and scope of error, enabling us to rev up implementation and eventual release.

Sprint Planning
The QA process begins with the user story. By working with the Business Analysts, the QA team determines the requirements and defines the acceptance criteria for the story. With better visibility, the team can effectively plan the testing strategy for the forthcoming stories.
Story Kick-off
This is a crucial review stage where the developers, BA and QA teams conduct a comprehensive discussion to identify the scope of the story and prioritize relevant test scenarios. Inputs are taken from everyone involved in the process to minimize redundancies and gain clarity.
Test Scenarios Creation
The QA team begins to prepare test data, identify the manual and automated test scenarios, followed by the steps for their implementation. The developer and BA also review the scenarios to help validate the functionality for each test case.
Automated Test Scenario Implementation
Before diving into the automation phase, the QA team identifies which scenarios can be successfully automated. We follow test automation best practices and use enterprise-grade tools and software for efficient implementation, thereby reducing the margin of error with each iteration.
Story Testing
At this stage, a preliminary build is ready for the QA team to run manual test scripts, while maintaining internal code quality. Usability and exploratory testing is done to check key scenarios for errors, and simulate the end-user functionality of the software.
Automation Test Execution
With every iteration, numerous automated tests are run through the CI/CD deployment pipeline. This enables quicker bug detection and closure, seamless coordination between multiple teams, and lesser turnaround time for product release.
Release Testing
This is the acid test phase of the software. The build is tested for intended performance and functionality in live production environment. The objective is to verify if all the requirements are accurately met while also being stringently tested for quality.
Sprint Demo
This is where the stakeholders come together for a high-level overview of the product. At this stage, the product is a work in progress, and through client feedback, the QA team gathers information about any new requirements or expectations based on what has been achieved so far.
Automation Test Maintenance
Whenever there is a state change in the system, the automated tests require immediate updation for the software to perform smoothly. The team needs to periodically refactor these tests for better maintainability, speed, and more targeted automation.
Sprint Planning
The QA process begins with the user story. By working with the Business Analysts, the QA team determines the requirements and defines the acceptance criteria for the story. With better visibility, the team can effectively plan the testing strategy for the forthcoming stories.
Story Kick-off
This is a crucial review stage where the developers, BA and QA teams conduct a comprehensive discussion to identify the scope of the story and prioritize relevant test scenarios. Inputs are taken from everyone involved in the process to minimize redundancies and gain clarity.
Test Scenarios Creation
The QA team begins to prepare test data, identify the manual and automated test scenarios, followed by the steps for their implementation. The developer and BA also review the scenarios to help validate the functionality for each test case.
Automated Test Scenario Implementation
Before diving into the automation phase, the QA team identifies which scenarios can be successfully automated. We follow test automation best practices and use enterprise-grade tools and software for efficient implementation, thereby reducing the margin of error with each iteration.
Story Testing
At this stage, a preliminary build is ready for the QA team to run manual test scripts, while maintaining internal code quality. Usability and exploratory testing is done to check key scenarios for errors, and simulate the end-user functionality of the software.
Automation Test Execution
With every iteration, numerous automated tests are run through the CI/CD deployment pipeline. This enables quicker bug detection and closure, seamless coordination between multiple teams, and lesser turnaround time for product release.
Release Testing
This is the acid test phase of the software. The build is tested for intended performance and functionality in live production environment. The objective is to verify if all the requirements are accurately met while also being stringently tested for quality.
Sprint Demo
This is where the stakeholders come together for a high-level overview of the product. At this stage, the product is a work in progress, and through client feedback, the QA team gathers information about any new requirements or expectations based on what has been achieved so far.
Automation Test Maintenance
Whenever there is a state change in the system, the automated tests require immediate updation for the software to perform smoothly. The team needs to periodically refactor these tests for better maintainability, speed, and more targeted automation.

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  • Software Product Development
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Engineering
  • DevOps
  • UI/UX
  • Product Strategy

  • DelightfulHomes (Product Development)
  • Sage Data (Product Development)
  • PhotoStat (Computer Vision)
  • UKHealth (Chatbot)
  • A20 Motors (Data Analytics)
  • Acme Corporation (Product Development)

  • React
  • Python
  • Nodejs
  • Staff Augmentation
  • IT Outsourcing

  • About Us
  • WotNot
  • Careers
  • Blog
  • Contact Us
  • Privacy Policy

USA 
5900 Balcones Dr Suite 100 
Austin, TX 78731, USA

India
302, Regency Plaza,Nr. Anandnagar Crossroads,
Satellite, Ahmedabad, Gujarat- 380015

©2024 Maruti TechLabs Pvt Ltd . All rights reserved.