5 Myths About QA and Testing Services That Need To Go In 2018
Software testing services are quite necessary to design software that full-fledged meets the requirement and the purpose of software. If you are going to build an app then it must be necessary for you to go for testing phase as here you will get to know the compatibility issues, devices issues and so many.
IEEE 12207 defines Quality Assurance as “a process for providing adequate assurance that the software products and processes in the product life cycle conform to their specific requirements and adhere to their established plans.”
Although quality assurance has proved its potential by confirming development businesses to launch a spotless application, there are still several myths associated with QA and testing services. Let’s discuss some of the popular myths that are associated with QA.
Myth #1: Testing and Assurance Are the Same
Most of the software application development companies, particularly the start-ups, always think that "testing" and "quality assurance" are one and the similar. Though they are related to each other, they are totally different features. Software testing is detecting the bugs and errors in the app and Quality assurance works on the proper working of the application. Quality Assurance is a proactive process and is Prevention in nature. It recognizes flaws in the process. Quality Assurance has to complete before Quality Control.
Myth #2: QA Should be Involved Only at the End of the Development Cycle
Many companies follow the waterfall model so they perform software testing phase at the end of the of the development lifecycle, but in agile methodologies, everything should be performed in hand on hand means testing process should be started at the initial stages of the project. By following this approach you will get to know about the bugs in the apps at the initial stages only and you don’t have to wait to fix the errors at the end.
So according to me try to follow the agile approach in software testing and get ahead in this competition. This is considered as the best practice for quality assurance and demonstrates to be more cost-effective for the software development company.
Myth #3: Quality Assurance Increase the Overall Cost of Development
Many think that QA increases the overall cost of the company and goes above the budget. But fixing the errors at the end stage of the project is more costly rather than fixing them in the initial stages. And testing and QA helps the company to fix all the errors before the app goes live. This helps in bringing down the cost of fixing the bugs as well as holding the brand reputation. Nobody wants to launch their app with errors as it will lead to failure of the business if the app customer to customer.
Myth #4: Only Development Should be Outsourced, not Quality Assurance?
We have seen that development part has given more priority than testing. And many companies prefer to go for outsourcing of development part. If development part is outsourced then according to my opinion it may lead to spending a lot of time and money on debugging the application at a later stage.
If the errors are not indeed dealt with, these snitch into the production stage and influence the user experience and whole productivity of the user. This is taken care by the QA team, which enthusiastically work to identify all the possible bugs and make sure a high-end product.
Myth #5: All Phases of Testing can be Automated
I agree that now many are moving towards automation testing but at some point of project manual testing also needed. It may perhaps true that automation testing holds onto the manual interference to a minimum and supports in attaining quick and precise results.
But, there are many examples, such as running certain test cases once or running ad-hoc, where the manual is chosen over automation.
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