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What is the difference between "advanced" and "express" tests?
What is the difference between "advanced" and "express" tests?
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Written by Bogdan Hiriscau
Updated over a week ago

General information

The terms "advanced" and "express" reflect targeting and service options which result in different turnaround times and price points for your test. In short:

  • If you wish to rapidly test your application and you don't mind processing raw data from our testers, you should choose the express test option.

  • If you want moderated results without noise, or you wish to undertake advanced targeting, you should choose an advanced test.

The full differences between advanced and express tests are as follows:

Test customization

Advanced tests offer superior customization and targeting.

Express tests do include some customization such as the build type, environment, test type, and the test steps native to the test itself.

Advanced testing unlocks all of the targeting choices through our interface, including :

  • additional test types like bug fix verification and compatibility testing;

  • targeting such as specific browser, device, country, or tester demographic;

  • tricky operational requirements like the provision of private information during testing

(Global App Testing also offers bespoke tests, scoped and priced as projects, for a test not possible to produce through our interface controls.)

Service differences

Express tests yield unmoderated results from testers. These are powerful raw data, but may include some invalid or duplicate results and work best with clearly written instructions.

Advanced testing brings in one of our moderators, a senior figure (often an ex-tester promoted from our testing pool), on-hand to vet the test and ensure it's meeting its goals and running properly.

  • The test will exclude noise, duplicates, and known bugs; it will be clearer to read

  • The moderator will be on-hand to troubleshoot and correct operational questions which might crop up during the process

  • We include a smoke test as standard, meaning that you will hear back immediately if the test cannot be executed

Timeframe

  • Most express tests are conducted within 6 hours (heavy test case loads can affect times)

  • Advanced tests are generally conducted within 48 hours

  • Express tests happen in real-time, meaning you can see results as they come through

Pricing

  • Express tests are slightly cheaper

  • Advanced tests are slightly more expensive

  • To avoid inaccurate information, we ask that you look at the pricing shown during the launch form.

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