Our testers are the trailblazers of exploratory testing.

Regression testing may not be enough

What to expect from Testlio’s world-class explorers

Testlio believes that regression tests are enhanced when combined with structured exploratory testing. Exploratory Testing with Testlio means experienced testers are given the freedom to attack the product, even trying to break it, by doing things in combinations not anticipated in the test cases.


Domain knowledge and a level of maturity essential for efficient exploratory testing and useful feedback.

No More Dupes

Testers that identify important bugs without duplicate issue reporting.

Flexible. Burstable.

Testers who work in short bursts to avoid fatigue and maintain objectivity – augmenting your QA team during periods of peak demand

Global Coverage

Testers cover any device, location, language, or internet connection worldwide.

Dedicated Team


Testers are rotated each cycle to focus on different parts of the application, keeping it fresh.

How Testlio Manages Your Exploratory Testing

  • One

    Testlio builds out test charters based on the functionality of the application.

  • Two

    Your Testlio Engagement Manager provides testers with basic exploratory testing guidelines and a set amount of time, but no defined or expected results.

  • Three

    Testers apply their domain knowledge, experience, and skills to explore the functionality of an app and uncover issues.

  • Four

    Neither we nor our clients know what testers will discover.

  • Five

    Testers file issues and leave thoughtful feedback within the Testlio platform

  • Six

    Engagement Manager prepares a test report with qualitative insights on the cycle, top issues, pass/fail results, and recommendations.

Four Exploratory Testing Examples

Testlio’s Structured Exploratory Testing capability helps our clients uncover issues before their customers find them.

Travel App Exploratory Testing

One of our clients, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, provides Web, mobile Web, and mobile app experiences. Their research discovered that customers who install their mobile app tend to be more sticky and provide better lifetime value. Using structured exploratory testing, Testlio probed the user workflows – starting on the Web and mobile Web – looking for prompts to encourage the installation of the mobile app. Our testers found it difficult to discover the mobile app. They provided specific feedback, including recommended prompts to promote app installation, helping the client update the user experience and drive more installs.

Internet Buy-Sell Marketplace Exploratory Testing

To augment regression testing, Testlio creates structured exploratory tests. For example, a major feature, say, posting an item for sale, is assigned to test. The testers then explore the feature and go through the smaller steps necessary to complete the task, including editing the items prior and after posting. Testers have the freedom to explore as deeply as possible and uncover relevant scenarios and opportunities for feature enhancements not covered by the regression tests.

Media App Exploratory Testing

A top-five global entertainment company depends on Testlio’s Exploratory Testing capabilities to assure their OTT and mobile streaming apps. For example, testers have free reign to test the client’s video player on multiple devices. Through their exploration, the testers uncover issues related to video playback, pause, rewind, fast forward, screen enlarge, connections, and volume controls. Testers also explore and report on what happens during mobile app interruptions from push notifications, incoming text messages, calls, or when plugging and unplugging headphones.

Workplace Productivity App Exploratory Testing

Another client asked us to create exploratory test plans from user feedback left on AppReviews. Testlio’s engagement managers developed exploratory test plans based on user feedback. The project managers then assigned the real-world scenarios to experienced exploratory testers who reviewed the end-user complaints and applied their skills to reproduce the issue and uncover new items. Common problems discovered by exploratory testing include issues with loading times, orientation changes, search bars, UX/UI issues, speed, performance, and stability issues related to crashes, flashes, and blinking.

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