QA stands for “Quality Analysis”.In the IT world, there are 2 major phases in the development lifecycle. First is the development phase and the second is the QA phase.
After getting done with the development phase QA phase is important because it is the bridge between clients’ requirements and the developer’s development.
To understand requirements, positive testing, and negative testing of application it is necessary to have a sequential procedure.
Below are some useful practices that need to be followed while performing QA Testing
First, we will understand what is Test planning. Take an example of any project of an E-commerce website. To test the E-commerce website, the QA team need to make a list of several functionality to be tested. Scope and Objective of Project.
In ‘Test plan’ there are different components like Test plan ID, features to be tested, Test technique, Testing task, Features pass or fail criteria, testing technique, testing tasks, features pass or fail criteria, test deliverables, responsibilities,
The test plan schedule is managed by the Testing manager, and team lead. They describe how to test, what to test, where to test, and who will test.
What is a strategy :
To test any e-commerce site, the QA team need to have a strategy like a guideline or a schedule to test different positive scenario, negative scenario, UI testing, and functional testing.
The component of the Test strategy is Scope and Objective, documentation formats, test processes, team reporting structure, and Client Communication strategy.
The project Manager will explain the Test strategy. He will explain which technique is required to test.
1. Test automation is advanced-level testing. While doing Test automation it is necessary to decide which test automation tool needs to be used for any particular project.
2. Test automation is used to manage Test data, and analyze Test results to maintain software quality.
3. Test automation is a very good practice because by writing a single script one time for any specific scenario, the QA team can use it many times by executing it whenever required.
Agile and DevOps Testing:
1. Agile and DevOps Testing, the goal is to deliver new features with good quality.
2. Agile methodology is flexible methodology.
3. Agile Testing fulfills the stakeholder expectation and improves engagement with the client.
4. Using Agile methodology team lead can allocate and reallocate resources as per the requirement of the project.
5. Using Agile methodology bug detection, resolution and retesting is less time consuming and minimum time consuming
DevOps Testing :
DevOps Testing is a good practice for the following reasons.
DevOps is a system that integrates and combines Operations and development.
‘DevOps’ is a combination of 2 words ‘Development’ and ‘ Operation’.
While performing DevOps Testing development team and Operation team can work together.
DevOps testing provides other facilities like quality engineering and security.
In traditional development procedures, the developer develops the code for specific functionality and commits it to a repository. When a team needs to evaluate that code, it needs to get a transfer on a test environment. This transferred code gets tested by the QA team and deployed to the production environment. DevOps Testing makes this procedure shorter and less time-consuming because all this procedure is performed for a short period.
Security Testing Best Practices:
Security Testing is good practice to use in software testing for below reasons :
Challenges and Solutions:
1. It is challenging to deal with time limit:
To deal with project timelines and deadlines, qa team should set the priority of tasks and the number of resources. As per the priority, task allocation should be done so that the team can easily meet the deadline.
2. Team Collaboration and Communication: Team collaboration and communication should be proper from end to end.
3 Documentation: it is helpful to create proper documentation. So if resource reallocation has been done, then new resources can easily be understood by going through the documentation.
4 Test automation: Some functionalities are fixed so it is better to test them using automation which saves time, resources, and money.