blog imageFebruary 6, 2023
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What is Quality Assurance Testing?

What is Quality Assurance Testing?

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Let’s understand what is Testing:

Quality assurance (QA) testing is the process of ensuring that your product is of the highest possible quality for your customers. QA is simply the technique used to prevent issues with your software product or service and to ensure a great user experience for your customers.

Testing is much more than checking the output from the product to confirm things that we know or hope to be true. To test is to evaluate a product by learning about it through experiencing, exploring, and experimenting. Excellent testing is a process of investigation, risk analysis, critical thinking, and first-rate reporting.

It’s time to understand how the QA testing process works:

The QA process may proceed in a variety of ways. The Agile Methodology is the most popular and widely used. To elaborate it- 

In an Agile flow, developers are given requirements and then given tasks and stories in accordance with those requirements so they may begin developing. For the QA team to fully grasp the project and begin building their test cases and/or automation scripts (if possible) in accordance with this, the requirement sheet, project documentation, wireframes, workflows, stories, and mock-ups are given at the same time.

Once no bugs for a certain tale have been discovered. The QA has two options: either declare the story finished or tell the developer to do so.

The project is considered complete if all of the stories in the Dev queue have been completed, assigned to QA, and tested before being closed.

Later, the developers may encounter enhancements, improvements, tasks, subtasks, change requests, etc., and the process will repeat.

Let’s have a glance at what is test coverage:

In layman's language, Test coverage is the method used to measure the percentage of test cases covering the entire application code. It can determine the level of code testing to exercise on running the test cases.

How Test Coverage can be accomplished?

  • Test coverage can be done by exercising static review techniques like peer reviews, inspections, and walkthroughs
  • By transforming the ad-hoc defects into executable test cases
  • At the code level or unit test level, test coverage can be achieved by availing the automated code coverage or unit test coverage tools
  • Functional test coverage can be done with the help of proper test management tools

Benefits of Test Coverage:

  • It can assure the quality of the test
  • It can help identify what portions of the code were actually touched for the release or fix
  • It can help to determine the paths in your application that were not tested
  • Prevent Defect leakage
  • Time, scope, and cost can be kept under control
  • Defect prevention at an early stage of the project lifecycle
  • It can determine all the decision points and paths used in the application, which allows you to increase test coverage
  • Gaps in requirements, test cases, and defects at the unit level and code level can be found in an easy way

Let’s understand the formula to calculate Test Coverage:

To calculate test coverage, you need to follow the below-given steps:

Step 1) The total lines of code in the piece of software quality you are testing

Step 2) The number of lines of code all test cases currently execute

Let’s quote a simple example to understand it better- 

For example, if “knife” is an Item that you want to test. Then you need to focus on checking if it cuts the vegetables or fruits accurately or not. However, there are other aspects to look for like the user should be able to handle it comfortably.

Let’s check the different types of QA Testing:

  • Unit Testing 
  • Component Testing
  • Integration Testing 
  • End-to-End Testing 
  • Performance Testing 
  • Regression Testing
  • Sanity Testing 
  • System Testing
  • Smoke Testing 
  • User Acceptance Testing 

Behind this blog, The goal is to perform the fastest, least expensive testing that still completely fulfills the mission: finding problems that matter before it’s too late.

I hope you must have now a basic idea about how QA works and how it’s processed. We will soon be sharing a detailed blog on the above-mentioned types of testing. Stay Tuned with us!

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