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All You Need To Know About Functional Testing

Ensuring the quality of deliverables drives the business towards prosperity as it enables the users to use the app without any flaw. From ERP to mobile app, every application needs to be functioning well to leave a good impression on the minds of the customers. The smooth functioning application can assure you more reliable customers. So every organization strives to have an application that is functionally defect free. Functional Testing plays a vital role here to identify how well does the application work.

Functional Testing will be the core of every testing strategy

It is critical for businesses to ensure that their application is working accurately for their users. Whether it’s an E-Commerce or an ERP application, ensuring the functionality in all possible ways is essential before its release. Testers initiate this type of testing with basic tests, continue the process throughout its development and even into production.
There are different test types related to functionality – smoke, sanity, system integration, regression and user acceptance. When a strategy is prepared, teams of testers ensure that all the types are included to achieve a better deliverable.

Ensuring unexpected defects alongside ensuring functionality

Functional Testing is a way to understand the exactness of the application in terms of its precise functionality. These tests should replicate the real-world scenarios, where every possible behavior of users should be covered. Different users use applications in different way. So it should be done in a creative way by covering the aspects beyond user stories to uncover those defects that users may come across.

Executing Functional Tests to deliver a better quality software

Functional tests, that are created to identify functional defects of an application, can be executed manually or they can be automated for execution leveraging test automation tools. To deliver a better quality software, manual and automation testing should be combined. Functional tests that are repetitive like regression tests should be automated to save time and effort. Manual testers’ skill, functional knowledge and creativity are the factors to determine the working accuracy of an application.
Functional testing ensures the stability, and it will be the core of any strategy along with non-functional aspects to bring the quality that an application needs before its release. Being an Independent Software Testing company, at ClicQA we provide functional testing services that focus on application’s functionality to the core against defined relevant requirements and user expectations.