Four Ways Quality Assurance Testing Has Evolved in 2020 Motivity Labs Career September 16, 2020

Four Ways Quality Assurance Testing Has Evolved in 2020

Quality Assurance Testing
Quality Assurance Testing

Agile & DevOps

DevOps and Agile strategies have taken over many organizations due to the various quality and efficiency benefits that they offer. These strategies have also revolutionized how organizations conduct their Quality Assurance Testing processes. By implementing Agile Testing methodologies, testers are better equipped to promptly respond to upcoming challenges. The adoption of Agile & DevOps results in the fragmentation of the QA Department, which includes QA engineers as a part of the development team rather than separate testing units.

DevOps incorporates the delivery of seamless integrations and cross-departmental collaboration to your existing QA strategy. In DevOps, testing starts at the beginning of the development lifecycle to facilitate Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.

With Agile testing methodologies in place, the testing team can verify builds and respond to challenges faster by aligning test design, test automation, and test case development. Leveraging an Agile methodology empowers organizations to deliver new features incrementally with each sprint. Agile enables QA teams to deliver valuable outcomes frequently rather than waiting for long periods between deliveries.

Motivity Labs’ DevOps solutions emphasize communication, collaboration, integration, and automation. Because of this, our solutions empower organizations to remove software development bottlenecks and assure agile delivery for software-driven innovation.

Customer Experience

Recently, testing has started transitioning away from simply finding bugs and defects. Today, there is a greater focus on assuring customer and end-user satisfaction throughout the testing process. Going forward, customer experience will be one of the key differentiators considered when consumers decide which organizations to interact with and purchase from. The focus of the QA team will shift to implementing the latest technologies that accelerate the speed and enhance the capacity of quality checks.

Modern technologies will help align end-user satisfaction with business goals, but there is one crucial missing piece. Highly-skilled QA engineers. A team of accountable QA engineers that understand their specific roles and responsibilities will empower organizations to drastically enhance their customer experience.

At Motivity Labs, our QA experts deliver the highest level of service and collaborate directly with your existing teams and personnel. Our QA experts are constantly enhancing their skills with certified educational programs.

Combining Manual and Automated Testing

Quality Assurance Testing automation is not a new concept by any means. However, the intelligent ways in which organizations are combining the use of automated and manual testing is gaining more attention. Test automation is a great way to free up the QA team’s time by allowing them to focus on testing aspects that are more beneficial to be completed manually. The dilemma, however, is what do you automate, and what do you manually execute? Since every organization is unique, there is no cookie-cutter plan that works across the board. Therefore, it is critical to thoroughly analyze your environment before making these decisions.

Test automation, in no way, will replace the QA team. It does the opposite, it empowers QA teams to be more efficient and effective, which helps ensure that high-quality software is delivered on time. QA experts at Motivity Labs are well versed with various IT landscape types. This allows our team to quickly identify areas to automate and formulate efficient strategies to maximize existing QA resources.

Areas that Benefit from Automated Testing:

  • Regression Testing
  • Smoke Testing
  • Static & Repetitive Tests
  • Data-Driven Testing
  • Load & Performance Testing

Areas that Benefit from Manual Testing:

  • Subjective Validation
  • New/Changing Functionality
  • Strategic Development
  • Complex Functionality

Big Data Testing 

Test automation offers multiple benefits, but one of the most valuable may be the vast expansion of test coverage. Organizations now have the capability to run exponentially more tests. This also means they will have exponentially more data to validate. Big Data Testers are tasked with verifying and processing terabytes of data using commodity clusters and other supportive components. The most crucial factor of Big Data Testing is the quality of the data. Data quality is analyzed based on various characteristics such as accuracy, conformity, consistency, completeness, duplication, validity, etc. Going forward, Big Data Testing is expected to evolve into a critical component of all QA teams. In our modern world, almost every technological advancement relies on data and analytics.

Why Motivity Labs:

The world of technology is constantly evolving and undergoing complex transformations. Because of this, the experts at Motivity Labs go through extensive training and continuing education programs. Therefore, we can always ensure they are knowledgeable about the most advanced solutions.

Our mission is to strengthen the critical success factors of every organization that leverages our IT Services. Due to this, Motivity Labs aspires to innovate alongside our clients to ensure value is created at each step. We are highly dedicated to maximizing the happiness and success of every client that chooses Motivity Labs.

Contact us to learn more about how you can optimize QA test coverage and maximize the efficiency of your QA team.

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