What is the secret to a successful QA team? According to a recent poll conducted by QASource, the answer is simple: metrics. Implementing an established list of metrics is like holding up a mirror to your team of engineers – it shows an impartial account of the strengths and weaknesses, allowing you to assess your team balance and testing approach objectively. They are necessary in recognizing and eliminating variations in your organization's product or testing process.
As QA engineers gain greater domain experience and testing tools improve, automation testing is becoming a go-to choice for many organizations. Implementing automation is easier and more affordable than ever before, thanks to the abundance of open source tools and experienced engineers. The advantages of automation testing have been made clear, but several key questions still linger in the minds of those planning to automate in the near future.
Gone are the days where a QA engineer could test effectively with only basic technical skills. In today's fast paced tech landscape, companies seek out teams with specialized, domain-specific knowledge when working with a QA partner. Whether your product serves the legal, financial, CRM, social media, healthcare, or manufacturing space, having a team that knows the intricacies of your domain ensures that your users are satisfied.
Like the name implies, performance testing provides a glimpse at how your system, network, or application performs under a certain workload or on a specific device. Quality performance testing helps ensure that your product is ready for real-world use by your customers, and that they will have a positive experience with it. The numbers your performance testing generates also serve as a baseline for improvement with each release.
Each month, our Advanced Technology group evaluates the latest QA testing tools and we help pass on their findings to you. In this month's update, we provide a brief overview of new tools, including Helium and WHITE. We also cover current best practices and the latest industry updates. Look for our update each month to stay in the loop with technology standards and help boost your team's productivity!
In last week's blog post, we familiarized you with ten symptoms of ineffective and inefficient QA. Most of the issues stem from four common QA pain points within the testing process: communication, documentation, project management, and user requirements. Left unresolved, these issues can fester and become systemic in your test approach. Fortunately, there are direct remedies for most of them.
In a broad sense, successful QA helps verify that the features and functionality of your software product meet business objectives. It also ensures that your code is mostly free of bugs prior to the shipment of your product or the release of new versions. Moving forward with unsuccessful QA is a huge risk, as it can directly impact business and your product's reputation.
The past few months have been huge for QASource! A new blog installment, "QASource Highlights", will acknowledge industry achievements and inform our readers about relevant media coverage. In this inaugural post, we are proud to share three exciting features from EFYTimes, TEST Magazine and CIO Review.
Each month, our Advanced Technology group evaluates the latest QA testing tools and we help pass on their findings to you. In this month's update, we provide a brief overview of new tools, including TestingWhiz, Gatling, and LDTP, along with some key QA industry updates. Look for our update each month to stay in the loop with technology standards and help boost your team's productivity!
Whether you're pursuing onsite or offshore QA, functional testing is an essential component of any test suite. It shows how effectively an application or system performs as a whole. Functional testing ensures that the customer's requirements will be met upon delivery, so the inputs are typically the specific business requirements.