QualiTest launches blockchain testing service

QualiTest Group, a pure play QA and independent software testing company, has announced the launch of its blockchain testing service.

The new testing functionality for blockchain applications coincides with the growing use of blockchain technology in various industries and includes specialized capabilities such as smart contract testing.

As blockchain is adopted by multiple industries, fundamentally changing the way records are kept, software testing for the technology is increasingly important. Crucial industries such as finance, cryptocurrency, government, defence, energy, healthcare and sales are implementing the encrypted blockchain ledger system to streamline processes, increase transparency and prevent fraud. The World Economic Forum predicts 20 per cent of global GDP will be stored on blockchain technology by 2027.

With the secure, decentralized data structure of blockchain comes unique testing challenges and requirements. QualiTest’s automated blockchain testing service will build on standard testing capabilities such as functional, integration, security and performance testing, to provide specialized testing capabilities including smart contract testing, peer/node testing, and non-functional testing.

The service will address potential issues around performance, consistency and availability, collisions, security, CRED testing query logic, and database handling. The testing functionality will also complement the ongoing industry shift toward DevOps.

“We are very excited to launch this new testing service,” director of cyber operations Jeff Wheat said. “As one of the first firms to offer this unique testing functionality, we are confident that others will follow suit as the demand for blockchain testing grows with the increasing adoption of blockchain technology across industries. Along with its positive features, every new technology has its own inherent risks and potential flaws, and we are here to ensure that the industries implementing blockchain to store their vital data remain secure and glitch-free.”