Why Your Project Needs to be Quality Assured
04.11.21
Why Your Project Needs to be Quality Assured

Get insights into what software testing is and what value it brings for your product/project.

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With no doubt, any business owner wants its product to meet 100% requirements. It means that the product should not only comprise of the attractive interface but also perform the functions without any mistakes. 

However, product development shouldn’t consist only of programmers, designers and project managers efforts.

Any project is a complex system consisting of various elements and the proficient QA-engineer is responsible for organizing coordination, coherence, and clearness of this hierarchy.

QA-engineer is responsible for:

  • Product requirements verification;

  • Risk assessment;

  • Identification of project pain points;

  • Testing and analysing results;

Testing it not only a set of instructions that help to find bugs in the project. It is a process that helps the team to investigate their product and eliminate any risks.

Today, we figure out what Quality assurance is, what are the types of testing and why your project needs it.

What Quality assurance is

This technical research helps to check each project component including backend and frontend areas from the initial stages to completion. The result of such a process defines the disparity in a product and helps reach balance by levelling any defects. The tester keeps an eye on your product and tries to make the final version to be convenient, workable, and performing the appointed tasks properly.

How Quality Assurance improves your project

  • The testing process helps to increase project reliability and make sure that your product meets the requirements.

  • Each mistake will demand additional expenses for product improvement. Software testing helps avoid both small and serious defects related to your project at each development stage.

  • The hackers' attempts to crack your system is an aspect you have to take care of primarily. Therefore, one of the testers' responsibilities is to reveal flaws in the project security mechanism. Security testing is intended to provide your product with 6 core elements: availability, integrity, confidentiality, authentification, authorization, non-repudiation.

  • Imagine what happens if your product works unstably and makes users leave your website/application each time. For this reason, testers apply various methodologies of checking product in order that each element works accurately and delivers your clients the best experience.

Other QA directions and project areas they analyze 

  • Functional testing helps to check the security of your product, its compatibility with other systems and an opportunity to interact with other components.

  • Exploratory testing is a detailed analysis of functionality and main components to understand a product at the highest level.

  • Performance testing includes checking by scalability, stability, and speed parameters. 

  • Load testing is one of the directions of performance testing. The main goal is to check the platform speed by increasing the load of it. For example, this testing shows the efficiency of how the product interacts with several users at the same time.

  • Stress testing checks the product's ability to regeneration. For example, QA-engineer analyses product behavior depending on various factors influencing it (for instance, the number of operations carried out by a product).

  • Usability testing helps analyze the ergonomics of your product. In other words, this method shows how convenient the use of your product for clients is.

  • UI testing (UI - User Interface) carries out a comparative analysis of the product interface status. This testing assesses elements placement, a combination of colors, fonts, buttons and other elements concerning UI according to requirements.

Manual testing and its meaning for your product

Manual testing

Manual testing does not demand automated tools. As a rule, this way takes more time, however, it saves money needed for the process.

The main goal of the manual engineer is to reveal possible defects and provide the full functioning from the end-user side. According to the test scenarios and various techniques, the manual tester investigates usability and any possible deviations during development as well as checks interaction with other systems manually.

  • Manual testing provides opportunities for making recommendations for users. In this case, the manual QA-engineer becomes the potential user who provides valuable feedback for future users during checking.

  • The manual testing allows tracking the slightest bugs that the automated system is not capable to distinguish. It concerns UI aspects, elements placement, text readability, and other details.

  • The manual testing allows to carry out deeper analysis and learn the functionality of your project better thanks to exploratory testing.

Software testing is an important attribute of the entire development cycle. No matter whether you test the mobile application or a complex system for business. QA-engineers must check each function or an element in order you to receive a convenient and functional product and happy clients.

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