7 ways to improve software testing

The main goal of testing software is not to find bugs or to make software better. It is aimed to reduce risk by proactively finding and eliminating problems which would most greatly impact customers using this software. They can be impacted by the frequency of an error or undesired functionality, or by the severity of the problem. So, the quality assurance process helps to eliminate greater business risks in future.  

The way to create high-quality software is to organize an effective QA process and to choose the right tools and methodologies for building bug-free products.  

In this article we are highlighting some of the best practices of the software testing process improvement and increasing the quality of software products. 

1. Plan before you start. Quality assurance process should be well-planned, defined, and documented. Good documentation is the tool that builds efficient communication within the software team. So, effective planning entails creation of quality and test plans for a project. The main documentation in the QA process includes test policy, quality management plan, test strategy, test plan and test cases. 

2. Choose an effective test management tool. Test management tools and systems are software products that help QA teams to get the testing process structured and manage it more efficient. Such platforms can be integrated with your test automation frameworks, CI/CD tools, bug tracking tools, and other software solutions. 

3. Use code quality measurements. To achieve desirable results, make sure your quality objectives are measurable, documented, reviewed, and tracked. There is no right and wrong right way to measure code quality. The best advice is to choose metrics which are simple and effective for your workflow and matches project’s goals. 

4. Promote innovations. As much it is appreciated to follow important testing structures along with quality metrics, it is also endorsed to think out of the box. A great way to promote innovation is to automate the monotonous processes and that sufficient time can be saved and used wisely. 

5. Optimize the use of automated tests. Test automation saves time, reduces human errors, improves test coverage and test capabilities. It provides faster feedback, reduces expenses, and increases the overall software efficiency. 

6. Report bugs effectively. A good bug report will help in making software testing more efficient by clearly identifying the problem. It should navigate engineers towards solving it. Bug report must be a cornerstone and an efficient form of communication between a QA specialist and developer. 

7. Establish an effective communication. Collaboration between testers and developers can help in improvement of the software testing process. Being in touch with developers and discussing any issues, bugs and confusion can help in making things, processes and the product better. It is important to keep a record of all such discussions. 

Every software product is unique, and there is no unified approach which would work perfectly good for all projects. At Klik QA we consider all the project details and nuances to ensure thorough testing and to make testing process straightforward and transparent. With an emphasis on time-bound delivery and customized solutions, our quality assurance services help our customers to manage the quality of their deliverables while keeping costs low.