Evaluate, Anticipate and Manage
As the space for online environment grows and presents a unique bunch of challenges for software testing experts, the accelerated deployments in agile and devops methodologies are getting more complex and challenging for the testers. This makes it imperative for businesses to be aware of current trends in software testing including best practices in line of security and management.
This brings back the focus on learning new things and up-gradation of technical skills becoming obsolete. A tall task to manage, the tester needs to be able to undertake multitasking such as probing requirements, asking more questions, envisioning product information to remain ahead of the competition and stay relevant.
So to avoid sleepless nights and weekends at work, we at Impact QA have adopted the following best practices to ensure a smooth workflow and maintain highest standards of quality:
Breaking the shackles of classical QA’s role and responsibilities:As a customer facing unit, Impact QA learns about the issues the customers are facing and what features they would want to see in our products. In addition to this our deep domain knowledge and design discussions help us identify flaws before the coding process which in turn significantly reduces development cycles and help us meet customer satisfaction.
DevOps & Agile Methodology:
With over bearing demands of meeting delivery deadlines, testers need to learn Agile and DevOps promoting collaborative and iterative working models. On one hand agile methodology imparts speed to the test projects, DevOps help with cross-functional teamwork straight from the development, analysis and QA.
Manual testing has become a thing of the past with increasing complexities and integrations. Testers should master automation skills as it imparts higher accuracy and supports specific testing types.
It’s not only important to fix bugs but also to understand which bug to prioritize and focus on. For testers this gives a wealth of vital information.