Compressing the software testing concept in a couple of short sentences is quite challenging. The skillset of quality assurance engineers and testing itself as an industry is constantly evolving. There are more than 150 types of testing and still adding. That is why there are lots of misconceptions even amongst testers themselves. The importance of software testing is quite often underestimated. Let’s figure it out why such approach is risky and why a software testing is so important for business.
1. Greater customer satisfaction
The most well-known definition of Software Testing describes it as a method to check whether the actual software product matches expected requirements. But from the business point of view the goal of testing software is not to find defects (so-called bugs) or to make a software better. It is aimed to reduce risk by proactively finding and eliminating problems which would most greatly impact the customer experience. So, the quality assurance process helps to eliminate greater business risks in future.
2. Significant cost reduction
Defects detected at the early stages of software product development cost much less to fix that the same bugs caught after a product has been released. So, having testing in your project can save money in the long run. Furthermore, quality assurance saves your company from spending on legal expenses, primarily when the product does not meet the industry standard.
3. Cyber-attack prevention
The digital era we live in makes us to pay a greater attention to cyber-security. People take care about protecting their personal information, digital credentials, and sensitive data. That’s why customers look for a trustworthy software product especially when it comes to keeping data safe. Sometimes even the smallest security issues have made a great negative impact to businesses around the world, so it should always be important to assure top-notch quality products to customers.
4. Accelerated time-to-market
Velocity plays a great role nowadays. In order to match the pace of this fast-moving ecosystem, software delivery cycle has to be accelerated, but quality standards still should be kept at the high level. In fact, quality matters more than ever nowadays, because of market high competitivity. Software testing and software development if run in parallel, can accelerate the development process and make it more efficient. Staging the design process in a way that makes it certain that both software testing and software development are happening simultaneously takes care to avoid pitfalls in software development.
To sum up, testing in software development is a fundamental process of creating reliable, user-friendly, trustworthy from a cyber security point of view software products.
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