Quality Assurance and Software Testing Process in software development carry the same importance as an actual written code. However, usually corporates don’t take the software QA process as a serious affair to be included from the initial stage in any project and it is henceforth considered to be an afterthought not to be carried out before the release of the project is planned. But, at ClinicalHawk we follow Agile Methodology, as we all are well aware of the significance of a well-tested product. With a perfect planning and execution of Software Testing methods well in place from the initial stage of SDLC we are able to find and resolve any issue in the initial development phase itself and the process of development becomes smoother and bug free. Moreover, Agile Methodology helps in testing the software from time to time with leaving no last-moment issues.
Software testing is the process of finding gaps and providing efficacy to the product right from the beginning in the development process making the Software error-free. We also make sure that the real outcomes match the expected results, as well as aid in the identification of defects, missing requirements, or gaps. We believe testing to be the penultimate step before we launch any product or even before we deliver the end product to our clients. Testing for us is not just finding errors with the code or UI of the product, it is far beyond that. Our test scripts actually include deep examination, analysis, observation, and evaluation of different aspects of the product.
Why Software Testing?
Delivers a Quality Product
Provides Assurance of Security
Helps achieve Customer Satisfaction
Avoids Last Moment Efforts (in terms of Resources and Funds)
A Money Saviour
Testing should be done with the client requirement viewpoint.
The tests to be conducted should be pre-planned in advance before the implementation.
There rises a need to get the testing done from a neutral body or any third party not directly associated with the development department.
Testing needs to begin with tiny portions and later extending to bigger parts of the application.
Testing needs to be carried out based on the applications risk assessment. Hence exhaustive testing is out of question.
Testing follows 80 by 20 rule, known as the Pareto Rule that states that 80% of the errors that one finds, comes from the 20% of programming components.
Types of Functional and Non-Functional Software Testing
The Focus is on determining the correctness of a single function isolated from a larger codebase. Unit Testing is usually done by the programmer with the help of sample inputs and making note of the corresponding output.
The intention here is to build a dictated by design program structure by taking components that are unit tested. Integration Testing refers to a combination of components to produce a relevant output.
This type of testing is conducted at customer sites by a single or more among the end-users of the software. Beta Test version is made available to a limited group of users in the real-time environment.
In order to assure the end product is good to interact positively with different operating systems, system testing is done. The focus remains on the required input and output only.
Acceptance Testing is a testing method where a software system is tested for its acceptability. The aim is to evaluate system compliance with the business requirements and check if the system is acceptable and ready to be delivered.
The intent is to check the performance of the software at run-time. Performance testing also tests the program effectiveness and its speed. Another name for this type of testing is load testing.
Compatibility Testing being a non-functional form of testing, is performed to check for the applications compatibility or its running capacity on various platforms. This type of testing plays a vital role in eliminating any issues to be caused in future due to it being performed on a stable application only.
Security Testing is an intended software testing type that overcomes the system vulnerabilities with an intent to assure the protection of resources and data from various intruders and possible threats that could cause a reasonable loss additionally finding the loopholes if any and making the software more strong, full-proof and secure to its highest possibility.
Reliability Testing technique refers to testing the software’s ability to function in the provided environmental conditions. This helps highlight any uncovered issues in the software functionality and design.