Guide: Q&A about effective
software testing process

Do you doubt that you need QA? To help you make one of the most project-changing decisions, we tried to condense our 15-year experience in QA services and gather all possible QA-related questions and answers in one white paper.

No matter if you hire in-house or work with a vendor, we'll show why you need software testing, what skills to expect, and how to organize and streamline the process, as well as unveil the potential pitfalls and potential rewards.

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Basics of the software testing process
Basics of the software testing process
We make a deep dive into what a typical software testing pipeline looks like, explaining when you need a test plan and why testing the app on your own isn't a workable idea.
QA engineer: skills, qualifications, roles
QA engineer: skills, qualifications, roles
This part outlines the difference in the motivation of testers and developers. The main QA engineering roles, their core functions, and skills depending on seniority level are included.
Best practices to avoid QA-related risks
Best practices to avoid QA-related risks
Every tech decision-maker needs a QA code of conduct. While it's impossible to predict all twists at each specific project, we offer some tried-and-true practices that would help you avoid some bad surprises.
Key highlights
Key highlights
  • A bit of psychology: Product owners can surely test the apps themselves, but they often ignore a feature that clearly needs some polishing, which can result in a product disaster.
  • Don't hesitate to hire juniors. If properly planned, the project can turn into a self-organizing mechanism where duties are allocated on seniority and elders are teaching their less experienced co-workers.
  • If you're pressed for time, go after manual testing, as it's less about planning and more about test execution.
  • While development is still in progress, QAs are busy with test planning, creating test documentation, analyzing requirements, etc. Usually, they join the action closer to the end of the project when the core functionality is ready.
  • Too many requirements cause a problem with the knowledge transfer to new team members while provoking long “bug vs. feature” discussions. Accordingly, creating detailed documentation from the get-go is crucial.
Some ideas to think about right now

What do the Mars Climate Orbiter spacecraft and F-35 fighter planes have in common? They were both intended to be innovative projects, but instead, they caused considerable damage brought by epic production failures. It's a shame for creators since such problems could have been easily avoided by adequate testing.

Don't you want to have a successful product, or most importantly, a steadily successful one? Although apps can be developed and deployed straight to production, the absence of testing will likely lead to application instability, lots of bugs and inconsistencies resulting in end-users' dissatisfaction, financial and reputation losses, and lower market competitiveness. The sad thing is that this is only a partial list.

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