Latest Trends in QA for Software
There has been a significant change in software testing methodologies since the past decade. In keeping with the formulation and manufacturing procedures, there has been a multi-layer testing phase which involves rigorous checks and case tests before they actually hit the market.
The Agile and DevOps methodology has been adopted by several business houses which incorporates software testing at a much earlier phase of software structuring. The successful shift in software testing trends can thus be mentioned as below:
- Quality Assurance to Quality Testing – quality Assurance is known to be a ”waterfall approach” that involves a detailed step by step procedure which makes the entire testing cycle lengthy and time-consuming. This means every step is successive to the other if one succeeds then only the developer or tester can move to the next layer or else bug fixing analysis continues on a manual basis. This actually piles up the data and testing phases get delayed. With Quality Engineering the testing process and necessary automation at certain phases to avoid piling up ensure better customer experience.
- IoT – The Internet of Things is a buzzing concept which means everything remains connected and this connection is utilized. Here the hardware is managed by a dedicated software which connects via the internet which again connects to the external sources. However, it is necessary that the connected products are tested in quality, functionality, and security.
- Agile Digital Transformation – Agile has been on the market for the last 17 years. This process promotes collaborating and working with multiple teams and taking up smaller activities at a time. Once these are executed successfully the next set is taken up. This ensures faster and continuous delivery. The modern-day practices of the Agile are beneficial in User Experience (UX) fields with planning followed by execution and evaluation.
- DevOps – DevOps is used to refer to certain rules and regulations which helps to reduce the time in the cycle from development to operations. It has been in use in the technical domain for the past 5 years and focusses to provide a better performance and customer experience by incorporating automation and integration.
- Big Data Testing – Nowadays data usage, uploading and downloading involves a huge amount of data, like terabytes of data, by both clients as well as the customer. Huge data analysis and management are what Big Data testing means. The quality in this huge volume of data is key to big Data testing methodology which cannot be done with the traditional methods.
You may like to watch a Video on Big Data – A New Testing Challenge by EuroSTAR Software Testing Conference
- Mobile Testing – The mobile apps, OS, and software are actually more complicated to test than websites! Also the app upgrades, software upgrades make it even more complex to function. Hence the cost and be ready to accept the increasing flow of mobile app testing are absolutely essential, in keeping with the high volume of smartphone apps!
- Microservices – Microservices is essentially a method to formulate software meant to test a specific condition for a particular application. Each service is thus developed in such a way that it can amend or change a minute yet the significant area of the app rather than amending the entire setup.Via Quora
- Open Source Tools – Free to use, easy availability and highly flexible customizable features are key to open source measures in software testing.
Keep up with the latest trends with the above in your software testing unit.
Author: Jessica Cyrus