The software development process is incomplete with software testing processes. When developers begin to design a new software product for startups, they usually do not have many resources at their hands. But compromising on quality is not the right solution. Thus, investing in software testing at the initial stages is vital for any business.
Why Software Testing Tools?
Likewise, it is also important to invest in software testing tools. There are several tools used for testing, defect management, and test case management. All tools hold equal importance as they aim at achieving quality while meeting tough deadlines too. Initially, software development teams use easy-to-use tools that increase team efficiency and performance.
How QA Teams Set a Product’s Success or Failure?
QA teams have to be very vigilant during the complete product development process. They work in collaboration with other teams to reduce costs and ensure product release in time. Software testing goes all the way long right from the beginning of the design, right through the final stages of development. The sole purpose of ‘testing’ is to remove all glitches/errors and test software for any faults, before ‘ejecting’ the product into the market.
Positive User Experience
‘Early adopters’, a term used for users who tend to try a new software product are the ones who can tell everything about this new launch. If there are bugs in software, the user tends to switch to another app instead of continuing with exploring this product’s features. This poor user experience can gravely affect the future of your product in the market. Thus, QA managers should be vigilant about software testing and all efforts to ensure quality, as the launch will set expectations in the mind of users. However, positive user experience leads to more satisfied users which improves the sales of the business.
Three Important Decisions to Ensure Software Quality via Testing
While software testing is vital to quality assurance, there are three important decisions that app developers and testers have to make concerning testing, and they are as follows:
- Test Case Management
It is certainly not possible to test all test cases in this agile environment; thus, testers need to prioritize their test cases. Test case management allows development teams in understanding how their efforts will turn out and also contribute to reducing duplication of data during tests and defects management.
- Automated vs Manual Testing
Some manual testing procedures can be automated, but the important question revolves around which tests should be automated? This is a tricky question that testers need to define and then move on with their testing processes.
- Mobile App Testing
It is more likely for businesses to invest in software apps, so mobile app testing should also be scheduled. Before product release and launch, all aspects are tested for quality assurance.
It is important for software testing experts to know their testing scope, tools and procedures thoroughly. Testers can perform their tasks more efficiently when everything is pre-defined, as it saves their time and effort.
Ray Parker is a senior marketing consultant with a knack for writing about the latest news in tech, quality assurance, software development, and travel. With a decade of experience working in the tech industry, Ray now dabbles out of his New York office.