Platforms, OS, and Browser Recommendations

This page contains all blog posts relating to any browser-based testing practices, tools, or stories we found important. We maintain a list of standard platforms, OS, and browser recommendations for the testing community that is updated quarterly.  The idea behind maintaining this list is making it easier for fellow testers and developers to see which platforms, OS version, and browsers are the most important to be tested on.

We also update a list of Android versions that we recommend testers to test their applications on. However, this list is not updated as frequently. Where appropriate we provide links to resources which readers can use to find updated information.

For the latest platforms, OS, and browser recommendations, head to the post.

For our latest recommendations on which Android versions you should be testing on, head to the post on that topic.


Platform, operating system and browser recommendations for manual testing

An update to our Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations.

Here are our recommendations for platforms, operating systems and browsers to use when testing commercial web sites targeting consumers in Europe. Our recommendations are based on usage figures widely available on the Internet, our experience and our analysis of customer needs. Since versions change frequently, we review and update these recommendations regularly. List of latest …

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Android versions to use when software testing

Which Android version to test on.

Updated on: 13 May 2020 Software testing on Android can be a little more tedious than testing other mobile operating systems like iOS. Android does not force operating system updates on users like Apple, causing the percentage of Android version users to be quite diverse. For a software tester, these means research needs to be …

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Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (December 2019)

An update to our Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations.

Introduction The following post updates our recommendations for platforms, operating systems and browsers to use when testing commercial web sites targeting consumers in Europe. Our recommendations are based on usage figures widely available on the Internet, our experience and our analysis of client needs. Since browser versions change frequently, we review and update these recommendations …

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Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (August 2019)

An update to our Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations.

Introduction The following post updates our recommendations for platforms, operating systems and browsers to use when testing commercial web sites targeting consumers in Europe. Our recommendations are based on usage figures widely available on the Internet, our experience and our analysis of client needs. Since browser versions change frequently, we review and update these recommendations …

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Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations (April 2019)

An update to our Standard platform, operating system and browser recommendations.

Introduction The following post updates our recommendations for platforms, operating systems and browsers to use when testing commercial web sites targeting consumers in Europe. Our recommendations are based on usage figures widely available on the Internet, our experience and our analysis of client needs. Since browser versions change frequently, we review and update these recommendations …

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Do I really have to test on all those browser configurations? (Part 2)

Multiple Devices

This is part 2 of this article discussing the reasons why you should test your app or website on multiple browser configurations. Today we continue with browser functionality and the differences between devices. How your product functions on different browsers Ideally, the way your product functions would be the same on all browsers and operating …

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Do I really have to test on all those browser configurations? (Part 1)

Multiple Devices

One of the most common questions that our clients ask us is whether it is necessary to test on a multitude of browser configurations during cross-browser testing. It’s easy to drown in the choices that are available, making cross-browser testing a difficult process to handle internally. Since the ultimate goal of test planning is to …

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