The Do’s and Don’ts of Software Product Testing

by Riley Claire Senior Software Test Engineer

The mark of successful software product testing is that the final product is of the best quality as per the client and business requirements. The strategies need to be prioritized by the QA members who are responsible to scrutinize the QA processes and if need be required, making the necessary changes. In order to deliver an outstanding software product, it is always advisable to follow a few do’s and don’ts that will in turn help in developing a strategic software product testing platform that can prove to be rewarding. In this article, you will get to know a few do’s and don’ts of product testing.   

The Do’s of software product testing:

1. Testers must have good automation skills: Automation testing is the most widely acclaimed and highly efficient software testing method. But, there are a certain set of skills that need to be learned from a practical standpoint to leverage automation and gain optimal results out of it. QA team members who are part of the automation activities must be well-versed in certain programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, Ruby, C#, Java etc. Automation testing tools are another prominent aspect of automation that needs to be meticulously used for scaling up automation processes.

2. Prioritization is the key: Quality time must be spent by QA engineers on writing effective test cases/scenarios. All acceptance criteria over the edge cases should be properly prioritized, as end-users will not use them much. The focus of the QA team should also be on the testing of the app through a structured approach. The team should work on factors such as covering all possible edge cases and acceptance criteria along with structured and unstructured exploratory testing.

3. The testing environment should be aptly managed: The test environment should be strategically managed by the testers by configuring Selenium Grid or CI tool. The testers should also be able to implement virtualization and cloud containers along with the ability to write test scripts appropriately.

4. Shift-left testing should be utilized: The QA team must be in line with the development team through the Shift-left testing approach. In this manner, a better impact can be made on the software quality and thus faster delivery is made possible. If there are any technical glitches in the code, they can be quickly mitigated by the developers who have adopted shift-left testing.

The Don’ts of software product testing:

1. Everything cannot be automated: Only those test cases are qualified that are apt for undergoing the automation process. If all the test cases are automated, then the issues arising will also prove to be challenging. There may be certain test scenarios that can be well-suited for manual testing.

2. Negative scenarios should be negated: Negative test scenarios should not be tested by testers. Even though it is suggested to test the negative test scenarios during the test cycle, but, still, priority should be given to only those test scenarios that are used by the end customers.

3. Manual testing cannot be ignored: It would be a strategic move to incorporate manual testing into the automation strategy. Even automated tests need the assessment to be performed manually. Scenarios and functionalities should be familiarized.

4. Defects should not be tracked haphazardly: A single log of technical glitches and defective cases should be kept, instead of documenting it at various places such as tracking tools, excel sheets etc. Technical glitches should be documented in a centralized repository so that better monitoring and quicker tracking can be effectively carried out. It is considered to be a viable approach for QA process-related documents such as Test plan and strategies to be kept in a centralized location.

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About Riley Claire Advanced   Senior Software Test Engineer

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Joined APSense since, April 28th, 2022, From Vancouver, Canada.

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