SCISYS Cloud Testing Service

Independent testing of cloud-based systems and applications. Undertaken by trained, skilled, and experienced personnel applying industry standards (e.g. Government Service Design Manual and the OWASP Testing Guide). Includes all aspects of testing: component/unit; interface; integration; system; acceptance (FAT, SAT and UAT); and non-functional requirements testing, e.g. performance and security testing.


  • Component/unit/subsystem testing
  • Application integration / application interface testing
  • System testing
  • Continuous integration testing using tools such as Jenkins
  • Acceptance testing: Factory (FAT), Site (SAT) and User (UAT)
  • Non-functional testing including performance, security, resilience and failover
  • Testing in support of deployment, e.g. pre-production or business-readiness testing
  • Automated testing using tools such as Maven, JUnit, Selenium, etc.
  • Automated code quality checks, e.g. CheckStyle, FindBugs, PMD, etc.
  • Suitable for public, private and hybrid cloud services.


  • Provides rigorous and consistent approach / DevSecOps
  • Quality checks at each and every stage of lifecycle
  • Applicable to different project approaches, e.g. waterfall or agile
  • Undertaken by trained, skilled and experienced personnel.
  • Utilises other relevant standards including DSDM, PRINCE2, ISO 9001/27001, OWASP
  • Activities include test strategy, planning, scripting, execution and results analysis
  • Independent verification and validation of implemented solutions
  • Supports development of corporate test guidelines and strategies
  • Rapid deployment of test/test management resources to meet requirements
  • In accordance with Government Service Design Manual


Planning service Yes
How the planning service works The detail depends on where the customer is at with the adoption of cloud services i.e. whether this is a new service or a legacy service being ported to the cloud but activities will include assessment of user needs, non functional requirements, security issues and other related items. This can take the form of a business case if early in the process or a more detailed plan for the implementation of the service.
Planning service works with specific services No


Training service provided Yes
How the training service works Training approaches will depend on a number of factors including the geographic spread of the customer, the specific cloud service and budget available. Training strategies include

Train the trainer
Training manuals
Training is tied to specific services No

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available Yes
How the setup or migration service works SCISYS works with the customer to understand the user needs, non functional requirements and associated security issues.
Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service Yes
How the quality assurance and performance testing works SCISYS uses a number of industry standard approaches to undertake these services which are customised to the particular needs of the client.

Security testing

Security testing
Security services Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security risk management
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security audit services

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service Yes
Types of service supported
  • Buyer hosting or software
  • Hosting or software provided by your organisation
  • Hosting or software provided by a third-party organisation
How the support service works SCISYS' cloud hosting and software services support are provided in-line with and certified to ISO 20000-1.

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints All services are provided by UK based personnel.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Yes, at extra cost
Support response times Response times are dependent on severity and will be detailed in the SOF
User can manage status and priority of support tickets Yes
Online ticketing support accessibility WCAG 2.1 AA or EN 301 549
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Support levels Support levels will depend on various customer parameters and will be detailed in the SOF. SCISYS can provide support up to and including full 24/7/365.


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Other security clearance
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)


Price £530 to £1300 per person per day
Discount for educational organisations No

Service documents

pdf document: Pricing document pdf document: Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card pdf document: Service definition document pdf document: Terms and conditions pdf document: Modern Slavery statement
Service documents
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