Testing as a part of Quality Assurance
Quality Assurance services have been considered quite imperative in the world of Information technology. On skipping this process, businesses and IT hubs suggesting new platforms to enhance their business digitally would suffer due to results that are quite ambiguous. Hence to save time and money, which are detrimental to the growth of any brands - testing from time immemorial is considered as an important parameter, though not followed exponentially for which most results and outcomes are with glitches.
An IT service organization must have a department for technically educated QA’s and experienced software professionals in order to discuss across the table, the preliminary stages of development of any mobile or web application.
Why testing is imperative in a business?
Helps you save a lot on your budget
Yes, the budget invested should not go waste, both for the client as well as the agency. Understanding this, the cost-effectiveness of every project, testers and developers must get their testing done at earlier stages. For eg: You’ve integrated a chatbox application on a website or mobile interface. People are ‘signing-up’ but it shows an error. In such a case, the client is going to lose out a fair share of the business. Testing helps you maintain your business with no exponential damage at a comparatively lower cost, with lesser effort and timeline.
The next move is towards digital. From e-commerce stores to e-services, shop stores to services are getting friendlier and easier because of ‘widespread online presence’.
But the drawback is still people more so, are not familiar with making full-fledged use of technology as some applications are not seamless for customers for which reason bounce rates are more.
In such a case, to benefit your client and for his targeted users to gain trust over his products, testing an application is important for ensuring security.
In the online world ‘instant’ ‘spontaneous’ ‘trust’ is what sells.
Compromise on quality is a complete no-no. If your products vision has to come to life as planned, an apps compatibility with many devices is needed to be checked. Hence, check whether apps graphics are aligned properly, testing the main functionality, checking the menus – these are the smallest nitty-gritties to be taken care of, which unexpectedly can raise concerns in the ‘marketplace’.
It’s tougher to earn the trust of customers if your product is glitching and not functioning. In such a case, users will post bad reviews, which might affect your online reputation. All could be eliminated, and you can prevent your business to go saturated in the market, based on the ‘impression’ you create for your clients.
Eg, - If it’s a travel-based website or an app – failure in IT application would lead to massive complications and delays, resulting in chaos.
Reliability & To Stay in the business
All the above mentioned are essential to staying in the business. Testing in IT business can save you from both foreseen and unforeseen losses, thus helping you strategize timely and to be in the business in the long-run.
What are the top software testing tools in 2019?
Though, there are a plethora of choices which ultimately becomes difficult to zero in on any software tools for your project.
Test management tools
These tools help to organize the end to end test cycle. Some of which are., qTest, Testpad, Practitest, Zephyr, QMetry, Testrail, Test Collab, QA complete, TestLink.
These tools help automate functional and regression testing of your application under test. Some of which are., Squish, Ranorex, Selenium, QTP (Quick Test Professional), Watir, Testim, Appli Tools, Telerik Studio, TestComplete.
These tools help in assessing the performance of a web application loads Some of which are., Webload, Load Runner, Wapt, LoadUI Pro, Silk Performer, JMeter, Agileload.
Defect Tracking Tools
These tools help in identifying the bugs and other defects. Some of the tools are JIRA, Mantishub, FogBugz, Bugzilla, BugNet, BugGenie, RedMine
Mobile Testing Tools
These tools help to automate testing of your Android or ioS applications. Some of which are Appium, Espresso, Perfecto, ExperiTest, Robotium.
Cross-browser Testing Tools
These tools help in cross-browser testing of your site across chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari and other browsers. Some of which are Browsera, CrossBrowser Testing, SauceLabs, Ghostlab, Browsershots.
API Testing Tools
These tools help in testing REST/SOAP protocols. Some of these tools are., SoapUI, SOAPSonar, WebInject, Tricentis.
Security Testing Tools
These tools help in detecting the vulnerabilities in your Application under Test. Some of which are NetSparker, OWASP, Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner.
CSS Validator Tool
These tools help in checking the proper usage of CSS in web and mobile interfaces. W3C Validator tool is considered one among the best, as it has an integrated web browser. Hence, websites can be browsed and checked at the same time.
What are the types of testing one must keep in mind in an IT business?
Functional Testing like
- Unit Testing
- Integration Testing
- System Testing
- Sanity Testing
- Interface Testing
- Beta/ Acceptance Testing
Non-Functional Testing like
- Automation Testing
- Load Testing
- Manual Testing
- Stress Testing
- Volume Testing
- Compatibility Testing
- Security Testing
- Usability Testing
- Compliance Testing
- Localization Testing
Testing is a part of the Quality Assurance process, in order to check whether the product is fit enough to be used by end users. It’s generally like giving a go-ahead!
Hence, as a part of QA testing, it’s necessary to follow a step process which is to plan, to do, to check and to act, as end users are the ones who would reap profits to your business by using your products.
Usually, proper standards and processes are carried out on a periodic basis to produce quality products that are defined as per the quality standards.
It’s indeed of great concern to follow this act of QA diligently from time-to-time for examining any product. Moreover, you cannot enjoy a project’s success without QA of the products and the applications you used in developing the same.