Compatibility is a non- functional testing to ensure customer satisfaction. It is to determine whether your software application or product is proficient enough to run in different browsers, database, hardware, operating system, mobile devices and networks. Application could also impact due to different versions, resolution, internet speed and configuration etc. Hence, it’s important to test the application in all possible manners to reduce failures and overcome from embarrassments of bug’s leakage. As a Non- functional test, Compatibility testing is to endorse that the application runs properly in different browsers, versions, OS and networks successfully.

Compatibility test should always perform on real environment instead of virtual environment.

Test the compatibility of application with different browsers and operating systems to guarantee 100% coverage.


Types of Software compatibility testing:

·         Browser compatibility testing

·         Hardware

·         Networks

·         Mobile Devices

·         Operating System

·         Versions



Browser compatibility testing
it is very popular in compatibility testing. It is to check the compatibility of the software application on different browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and Opera etc.


it is to check the application/ software compatibility with the different hardware configurations.


it is to check the application in different network like 3G, WIFI etc.


Mobile Devices
it is to check if the application is compatible with the mobile devices and their platforms like android, iOS, windows etc.


Operating Systems
it is to check if application is compatible with different Operating Systems like Windows, Linux, Mac etc.

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