Software Testing as a subset of Quality Control
Software testing can be managed as a specific subset of Quality Control. We can observe testing as an integral part of QC as it helps demonstrate that the product runs the way it should.
There are a few levels of testing but the most important is system and user acceptance testing.
System testing is performed by highly professional testers who must verify software compliance with functional and technical requirements and quality standards.
User acceptance testing
User acceptance testing is the last step for the testing team to decide if the product is ready for production. This level focuses on system quality, content, UI and performance issues.
Another level of software testing is regression testing, performed after updates or bug fixes.
The main purpose of regression tests is to have the exact impact on existing functions, stability, and integrity.
When starting a new project all teams may encounter difficulties, for example working with completely new technology.
This will require a plan to get the team members trained in the new technology by collecting design documents, technical and functional requirements.
As the project progresses, QA should check where the project may be developing risk and ensure that the right people are involved at the right time.
The team should prepare a test strategy that will cover all risks that may occur in the final product. Before QC starts it’s very important that the process prevents as many defects as possible.
After QA is finished, QC will start with inspection and testing. Inspection requires checking the design and specification documents, test strategy and the code.
Testing, as a part of the QC process usually requires interrogation, system, and user acceptance testing. Any defects that are found during testing must be reported back and properly resolved.
After resolving raised issues, a series of regression and sanity tests are required to ensure the final quality product.
The software tester’s job is to detect and try to prevent any defects made during the development process.
A clear understanding between QA and QC aspects of everyone involved in the project can decrease defects and create an effective management plan, ensure high-quality products, and preserve customer trust.
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