QA Testing: What is it and best solutions?

Modern Quality Assurance (QA) teams are migrating towards using more automation in their processes. Manual testing is slow and can limit productivity. Automating Testing allows teams to utilize their time, and run testing processes faster and more frequently. By speeding up the testing time it allows developers to fix/ more errors faster and deliver code to speed up releases. 

Today’s modern QA testing involves utilizing software to test a website, application, or software for bugs and defects, to meet requirements.  Automation has become a crucial role in the testing world, allowing testers to not only save time but produce products quicker. These automated tests fit in line with Agile and DevOps ideologies and allow for continuous updates and deliveries. 

QA tools also offer support in several other areas of the development process. Areas such as programming languages, testing types, UI Testing, performance testing, and API testing. 

Currently, teams must select the best tool or tools to combine the proper aspects of the testing process to achieve their goals. 

SimplifyQA eliminates the need to make a decision. It is a low/no-code solution, that combines all aspects of the testing process into one streamlined solution. 

  1. Requirement Planning: The team works to set requirements based on data gathered from product specifications and stakeholders. From here a set of requirements are created to ensure the product functions to meet the user’s needs. The most common software used for requirement management is Jira. 
  2. Test/Sprint Planning: Creation of a detailed plan to outline how tests will be carried out, as well as the scope of the testing. Here is where teams decide which tests to automate. The team must set up cases that resemble the production environment. 
  3. Creating Scripts: Testers and developers create scripts to perform the automated tests. This is where a No/Low Code solution is most beneficial. No coding background is required, allowing anyone to create these test cases based on requirements. 
  4. Execution: Scripts are compiled and run, sometimes a unique schedule is set to run code through the night, depending on the runtime length. 
  5. Results: Data is gathered and processed to determine whether a test was a success or failure. Should there be a failure, logs, and reports are available to help find where the test case went wrong. 
  6. Bugs and Defects: A bug report is sent out to determine where errors occurred. The new bugs are logged back in the requirement planning stage, and the retesting cycle begins. 
  7. Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD): Whenever a change is made to the code, the automation allows for the code to be tested and changes made. 

With so many programs available in the testing market, picking the correct tools can seem like a daunting task. You have to consider factors such as programming languages, use cases, parallel testing, integration capabilities, UI testing, API testing, regression testing, and functional testing. Plus you need to be able to generate reports from the data collected amongst the programs. 

To make selecting your tools easier and aid in your automation journey, we bring you SimplifyQA. SimplifyQA is an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with built-in test automation. The platform has built-in capabilities to perform test automation on Web, Database, Mainframe, Desktop, and Mobile Applications. Regardless of the application complexity, SimplifyQA offers solutions designed to accelerate testing by keeping pace with Agile and DevOps. A quicker learning curve, high productivity with zero dependency on scripting language and leaner testing teams are a few of the visible benefits of the tool.

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