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Principles to Adhere in Software Testing

Software Testing Principles

Principles or guidelines laid the foundation and proved how something works. Similarly, though technology has been continuously evolving since the last decade, there are a few principles on which this evolution is happening. Software Testing, a process of ensuring the application developed meets the market and user demands, has also seen a transformation from a mere phase to an Industry. A few principles have been valid across the transformative time period.

Testing is a creative job which should identify defects and add business value

In the world of software development, testers need to be creative which is highly recommendable skill. This skill plays an important role in finding out the defects by utilizing various approaches and writing different test cases by thinking how the end-user uses this application. Within this fast-paced world and the changing technologies, the attitude of the tester should be that he/she has to think differently and according to the end-user perspective and write the test cases and accomplish the task. By thinking-out-of-the-box, the tester helps the business in finding out defects well in advance before the software is released and this maximizes the value of the business by delivering a quality product to the end-user.

Moreover, understanding of the “application under test” and domain knowledge will help to create many possible test scenarios. Testers should perform testing with enquiring mindset in very creative way. Testing should be done to see things beyond the scope and learn what works well according to the end-user and what doesn’t work. This perspective of testing makes a lot of difference by clearly analyzing the areas that can have more defects in the future as we proceed further with agile development. In addition, testers can even dig deeper into the problem areas and can find the unexpected defects by which he can even advice future enhancements or any updates that are mentioned in the requirements.

Testing should be done to explore scenarios in which application doesn’t work as it should

Software testing is not only about what is working well according to the requirements of the end-user but also identifying in what other ways the application is not working. So, testing should be done to identify the defects by knowing that there are various end-users who will be using the application in various different ways.

Though your “application under test” undergoes extensive software testing process with different data sets, and combinations of browsers and operating system, still you cannot ensure that there won’t any defects in production. There is nothing like 100% defect-free software, all you can offer a Software with the highest quality to your customers, and we should strive to achieve it.

Both Manual Testing and Automation Testing should be done for improved quality

In today’s world, more than 90% of the organizations are adopting agile methodology in some form or the other. Agile methodology, when implemented into the organization helps in achieving faster-time-to market but Test Automation should also be incorporated. Performing software testing only with a manual approach slows down the Agile and the end goal “faster time-to-market” suffers. This is the reason why organizations are thinking about scenarios to be automated, save time, effort and cost on manually doing testing. Though test automation is playing a key role in an Agile environment, organizations need to equally focus on other types of Functional Testing such as Exploratory Testing or User Acceptance Testing, which are done manually.

So, the right testing strategy should be the combination of Manual Testing and Automation Testing. While automation plays an important role in shortening the time spent on regression or tests that should be repeated, Manual Testing activities such as Exploratory Testing or User Acceptance Testing focuses on improving the quality, usability and functional accuracy of the application.

ClicQA embeds the above Software Testing principles at the core of its services

In today’s digitized world, mobile apps and web applications are the face of businesses to customers. So, organizations are prioritizing the quality of their face of business. To emerge as a winner in this digital world, they should live up the expectations of their customers. At ClicQA, we understand this and deliver our Software Testing services by embedding the above-mentioned Software Testing principles.

For a better-quality output, organizations are hoping to have a software testing company who takes care of their end-to-end requirements in regard to test planning, test creation (manual & automation tests, performance tests, security tests), test execution, test maintenance, and defect reporting & suggestions. They are also hoping that these software testing companies should align with them while they are making continuous enhancements and modifications to their applications.

ClicQA assures to be the best software testing company to all the businesses, not just with our in-house testing frameworks, domain-specific test libraries, or cream of the crop testers, but with the implementation of Software Testing principles that add business value.