+-What is Product Testing & QA?
Product Testing & QA is a process that ascertains that a product has gone through a series of quality assurance tests and comes with the lowest risk assurance before it is approved for the intended user.
+-What are the types of tests conducted to ensure quality?
There is an exhaustive list of tests performed before a product or software is launched. However, predominantly there are tests such as:
- System Testing
- Smoke Testing
- Interface Testing
- Unit Testing
- Sanity Testing
- Integration Testing
- Regression Testing
- Beta Testing
Then there are Non-Functional tests such as:
- Load Testing
- Volume testing
- Security Testing
- Performance Testing
- Compatibility Testing
- Install Testing
- Stress Testing
+-Why is QA testing necessary?
Testing simply elevates the functionality, quality and reliability of your software.
QA testing is an assurance that the product is smart, secure and user-friendly.
+-What are the essentials for Product Testing & QA?
Testing is basically the key to affirming that a product does exactly what it is designed for.
Some of the testing essentials are:
Test Cases: A tester must be ready with Test Cases before initiating the development of a product. Doing so ascertains that all ad hoc and specific testing is done on the product, ensuring its consistent and coherent functioning.
Test Data: Data is crucial to any testing one may intend to conduct. Test Data and Test Case development is predominantly a simultaneous task. Test Data essentially equips the tester with all the information he needs to run the proper tests on the product.
Test Strategy: As already established, testing is the critical component determining how functional your product is. But one must have a strategy to know the kind of testing a particular product would require.
Testing Plan: Having a testing plan is like having a scheduler or a calendar that demonstrates what is to be done by when and who. It covers all the facets of the testing journey of a product, giving the task a roadmap and a shape.
Testing Tools and Tester’s Experience: Testing tools are essential to ensure a coherent application. There are multiple tools and applications available for testers. Depending on their experience and the grasp of a particular domain, they pick from the motley of available tools.