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How Much Mobile App Testing Costs? And How to Reduce Cost & Increase ROI?

Quick Summary- Developing an app might not cost you much, but the quality of app usability comes with a price because that’s who you make the app for – users. Right? As we understand, nobody wants to have an app rating less than 4 stars, avoiding the user’s wrath if they find your app incompatible to use. To avoid such situations, you pay a QA tester to make sure the mobile app is up and running. But today we explore the horizons of the mobile app testing cost, and how to reduce it?

Let’s get talking right away!

Yes, there is a testing/QA step, however all stages of app development include some type of testing. As a result, the overall app testing expenses might vary based on how they are estimated.

With more than 2.9 million apps on Google Play Store and 1.96 million apps on Apple’s App Store, the competition is on rise and with every other sector moving into digital space, the competition to survive keeps on increasing.

Thus, in order to survive, you need to use testing as your ultimate tool for success as it helps you deliver quality which gives you an advantage over other competitors.

How much does mobile app testing cost?

Climbing on to the exact numbers and estimates. According to Clutch’s survey, the total cost ranges from $5,000 to $25,000 or more. 63 percent of project owners reported app testing expenditures ranging between $5,000 and $10,000.

However, you should be aware that concealed testing that occurs before and after the formal QA phase may incur additional costs.

This all depends on, on what grounds do your app needs validation of quality that includes performance, functionality, localization (demographics), security, compatibility, and usability.

But yet again, we have often come across someone who questions – we have run Unit Testing, then why do we need a QA for our mobile app testing?

Remember Unit testing is performed by developers.

  • Unit testing does not mean 100% test coverage
  • Putting aside the creators bias, a tester will always test the app from a users perspective
  • Testers may prioritise bugs while keeping the overall picture in mind, using negative testing.
  • Testers have specialised field expertise and are well aware of what users are looking for.
  • Testers use all of their imagination to create diverse situations.
  • Testers ask several questions concerning the requirement in order to identify problems with the requirement stage itself.

Other than that the mobile app testing cost will be accurate up to 85-96 % if you address these questions in the following sequence: 

  • What is the domain your software or application is based on? (healthcare, travel tourism, manufacturing, E-commerce and etc.)
  • What is the OS type used for the application? As the cost may vary based on the testing procedure and plan based on the OS type.
  • How many screens do you want tested? We advise all of them!
  • How many devices do you want to test on? (For MVP app, it is usually 10 devices)
  • How many third-party integrations are there?
  • How many circles of testing do you require?

How to reduce mobile app testing cost? Opting the best alternative to increase the ROI on your app testing

The two ways you can run testing for your mobile app are Manual testing and Automated testing.

To be honest, both of them do admirably under the circumstances. Manual testing is preferred by many firms, however it is not the ideal strategy.

What if you have time constraints, as manual testing necessitates repeatedly inputting the same information, increasing your product delivery costs.

When doing repeated tests in Agile projects, automated testing is the ideal option.

At the same time, shifting to automation testing can do wonders by reducing your development cost, and reducing per program cost. Which in turn embraces the factor of Return on Investment (ROI).

Let me give you an example- With automated testing that runs throughout the development cycle, your mobile app has a cost to fix ratio.

Now say you have launched your app with manual testing. You may need to run one process multiple times manually which will eventually add in more and more labor hours for your app.

Using automation does not require you to change the testing environment everytime you conduct a test, which increases test efficiency, test coverage, and lessens market time.

Whilst, with automation, there are less number of people involved, that means you have to pay less people, as a result more saving for your business.

Some added benefits of automation in reducing the mobile app testing cost

  • Rest assured reliability with most advanced and modern hi-tech tools reducing innate human errors.
  • Faster test cycles due to reduction in performing multiple tasks manually again and again.
  • As the test is run using softwares, your app and software can be tested multiple times and at any point of time.
  • Every test run through tasks will have the same amount of efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Test result outcomes can be expected and predicted and can be compared with the achieved ones.
  • Test scripts used to run tests can be re-used multiple times or can be used with minimalistic changes.
  • Bugs can be detected at the earlier stage of development.
  • Tracking and reporting becomes easier and detailed, with reduction of human errors.
  • Requirements of a project can be defined in such a way that it is understood by everyone.

With our experience in developing focused IT solutions, all we have to say is the proper assessment of an application is an ongoing process from the day it ideates in your mind.

And with a decade long of experience, and expertise we can help save you thousands of dollars which you were initially going to spend on the testing of your mobile app.

We have given you the numbers, and all the advantages you can concur with automation testing. In case you need more information on QA just click away.

Now all you have to do is get in touch with us to get your mobile app tested, as we also provide custom made packages for running QA.