Offshore QA testing services are resorted to for bug-free product release into the market. Since most organizations find QA testing a
tedious job, these outsource the testing projects offshore for improved product quality leading to enhanced customer satisfaction.
Online PR News – 17-February-2011 – – A complete Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) encompasses a wide range of processes from development to deployment. This involves QA testing as the product being released into the market must be bug free. Some feel that it must be done only after the product has been fully developed; however, this myth needs to be debunked since it’s imperative to do QA testing at each phase of SDLC.
In today’s fiercely competitive business scenario, most companies prefer to opt for offshore software testing since they have numerous core business objectives to focus on. There are some common types of testing namely, Unit testing, Functional testing, Automated testing, Performance testing, Acceptance testing, System testing, Cross Platform testing etc. Some latest testing techniques widely practised are Black Box testing, White Box testing, Exploratory testing, Gray Box testing etc.
A large number of testing tools are also widely available. For example, tools like JMeter, Solex, Eclipse TPTP, LoadRunner, Microsoft Application Center Test, WAPT, OpenSTA, WAST etc. are available for Performance testing. Also, tools like Junit, Nunit, DbUnit, HttpUnit, AspUnit etc. can be used for Unit testing, whereas tools like Mercury Quality Center, Jira, Bugzilla, Rally, Trac, Test Director, Seapine etc. are used for bug management. Now if we talk about Automation testing, there are three broad categories of tools like Commercial tools (Mercury QTP, WinRunner), Open Source Tools (Selenium, Watir) and Custom Scripts (Perl, Java or other programming languages).
Now the question that must have surfaced in your mind by now is that “When should QA testing be done in a project?’ Well, the answer to this question is that it must be executed right from the beginning of a project as it not only helps the development team get aware about the tribulations and some other concerns, but also leads to the effective setup of testing environment and ultimately efficient bug management and faster bug-free product release.
In fact, actual testing is carried out once the test plan is fully documented and reviewed as per the design documentation. Now if we take a glance at the varied QA techniques, these entail conceptualizing benefits, envisaging the final product, ratifying load calculations, precision-based testing, confirming connection elements etc.