Quality Assurance and Testing

Professionals experienced in testing software applications for optimal function, performance, usability, and security
– all on the autism spectrum and ready to work on your next project.

Quality assurance and test case automation

auticon consultants have unique skills that make them exceptional testers – with the ability to notice patterns, identify anomalies, and maintain focus. Rather than looking for errors, auticon consultants intuitively see errors. Bugs don’t stand a chance when auticon consultants apply their unique visual and analytical abilities.

We provide implementation of best practices, tool selection, and strategic guidance around automation and performance testing.

Manual QA testing

Our team uses industry-standard techniques and conventions to review requirements and to develop test plans and test cases. We also provide functional, periodic regression, bug hunts, localization, web accessibility, API, and data validation of systems to ensure products work as designed and deliver a positive user experience.

Regression Testing

We record automated or manual scripts and run them on previously tested software after each release, or alongside additional performance, load and stress testing.

Test Automation

We provide a gap analysis of existing test suites and the creation and maintenance of customized test scripts for test acceleration. This includes subject matter experts with deep industry experience in front-end UI and back-end API automation experience in a quality assurance environment using multiple devices and medians with CI/CD integration.

Defect Management

Logging, tracking, and verifying the resolution of all defects found during test case execution.

Accessibility Testing

Our team tests against accessibility standards, including WCAG and ADA Section 508 to ensure websites and mobile applications are accessible to all including those with disabilities.

“To any prospective clients, auticon’s advantage is real. Some employees are like a steam engine – when the coal ends so does the work; their fire has to be fueled. Matthew is the opposite – he takes initiative, he builds the fire even when there is no coal. It makes great business sense to tap into this pool of gifted talent whose innate abilities and skills consistently exceed all expectations.”

– Brad Peterson, CEO, FieldCap

We cover all phases of the software testing life cycle.

Requirement Analysis

Acquisition of domain knowledge and identification of testable requirements through collaboration with respective stakeholders. Creation of test-traceability matrix for determining sufficient test coverage and suitable methodology such as functional or non-functional as well as determining feasibility of test automation.

Test Planning

Deciding on the test strategy for various types of testing and most efficient testing methodologies, including defect management, configuration management, risk management etc. in close collaboration with product owners and business analysts. Estimating the required test effort, determining roles and responsibilities and planning the use of resources. Evaluation and identification of appropriate testing and defect tracking tools, including planning of potential training in these tools.

Test Development and Test Environment Setup

Development of test suites with specific test cases and their respective test scripts based on identified test scenarios/user stories, in accordance with the created test plan. Setup of test environment/configuration management, including preparation and creation of test data and manual/automation test scripts. Creation, verification, adaption and approval of test cases.

Test Execution

Execution of test cases and test scripts according to test plan. Capture, review and analyse the test results. Logging, tracking, retesting and closure of defects as these are addressed by the development team.

Test Management and Requirements Analysis

  • Testing Consulting Strategy
    Software testing consulting services in the areas of test strategy, methodology, and process assessment across the testing life cycle. Our aim is to support the needs of the business with focus on IT alignment.
  • Test Management
    Testing management for the project including test suite audit, creation, and updates, defect lifecycle management, Agile/SCRUM management, and UAT best practices.

The auticon advantage

Our autistic team often has extraordinary cognitive abilities, such as logic, pattern recognition, precision, sustained concentration, and an ability to intuitively spot errors. Yet, many find it difficult to secure or maintain long-term employment in their career of choice. While autistic strengths are highly individualized, academic research shows trends include:

  • Greater analytical and systemizing skills
  • Innovative and creative problem solving
  • Higher standards and productivity
  • Direct and honest communication

Employment Coordinators ensure success

auticon’s consultants and clients are supported by employment coordinators who ensure work environments support their full potential. Our employment coordination team promotes inclusion and well-being and are integral to making sure our consultants feel supported in their assignments. Most importantly they work with our clients to help them understand autism in the workplace with inclusive strategies and coaching. Employment coordinators work with our client teams to facilitate feedback as well as advocate for our consultants.

Our employment coordinators typically have a background in clinical psychology, performance coaching, managing anxiety disorders, special education, and vocational rehabilitation.

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