Better late than never. We might have seen the signboards with this phrase on the highways. But it’s true to use in our real-world day-to-day scenarios as well. Over speeding is always dangerous. And it’s true in the case of software development as well. Developers are always in a hurry of completing the software project and making the product ready to go live in the market. This overspeeding of developing teams of the particular software product or app increases the chances of hidden defects and bugs while making the product easily exploitable by hackers. Then when the product becomes a great failure in the market, organizations repent for their mistakes and refer to quality assurance experts in their teams to make sure that the software products are maximum free of vulnerabilities that can pose future cyber threats. And that’s how quality assurance team members are considered as machines rather than humans as managers ask them to cover workloads in short deadlines. And the actual challenge for quality assurance teams gets started.
However many organizations have realized their mistakes of making the lives of their testers burdensome and are implementing modern and efficient ways in their internal organizational strategies to avoid product failures as well the unsatisfied employees feedback especially of quality assurance experts.
Here we’ve come up with 3 magically awesome strategies that organizations can instill to provide relief to their QA experts;
Crowdtesting – Real users in real environments are utilized to carry out crowd testing. These testers can be categorized based on demographics and geographical aspects like population-age, location, equipment, etc.-as well as expertise-usability, accessibility, payment methods, etc.-to provide internal teams with the exact scope of testing they need from a device. This makes sure that no matter which part of the world users is, they are getting the best user experience. Crowdtesting gives internal QA teams the test coverage they can’t get anywhere else while helping them keep up to speed with development demands.
Automation/Use of tools – One of the best ways to cater to the burden of employees or staff is by incorporating the use of special tools into the facility. The market is overflooded with QA testing tools that are specifically designed to ease the lives of software testers in multiple ways like detecting almost 90% of the defects, managing test cases, etc. Tools save the time of manual software testers and allow them to pay more attention to the more valuable tasks.
Beta testing – is the practice of releasing a product to some users before it is fully released. It is a common tool for many large companies (including Google), which uses the Beta tester in the Google mobile app for the Android operating system. However, it is important to remember that beta testers are not professionals. The cheap or generally free nature of beta testing is very attractive to brands, but it also means that response time and error quality may be poor because it does not greatly motivate participants to complete the test.