As a Product Owner, you want software applications that provide personalised, integrated experiences with minimal bugs and issues. You would like to maximise the value of your product to the customers, keep a constant flow of user feedback and advance the product roadmap.
As a Head of Testing, your primary goal is to ensure that defects are detected early and efficiently during the software development process. You strive to create processes and tools to identify problems during the code writing, review, and integration phases.
As a Head of Delivery, you strive to meet customer needs by ensuring timely and high-quality service delivery. You focus on streamlining processes, maximising team productivity and making testing an integral part of the development process from the start.
As a leader responsible for software quality, product delivery, and testing, you understand the paramount importance of effective testing in ensuring product quality and enhancing customer satisfaction. You are also keenly aware of how well-executed testing by your dedicated test engineers can save countless late nights at work.
Developers find it progressively harder to detect and fix problems as code moves into later stages of development. Problems become difficult to remember and find, and it gets costly to reproduce defects during testing. Some complex flaws may not become visible until the production deployment phase.
Software development workflows should ensure that defects are detected as early as possible, hopefully, while the developer writes the code or during the code review phase.
One key challenge is identifying and fixing bugs before the software reaches your users. For example, a hidden bug in a financial app could expose customer data, harming your company’s reputation and possibly leading to financial loss.
Another concern is cybersecurity testing. In a time where data breaches are common, how do you ensure your software is secure against evolving threats?
Traditional testing methods may struggle to keep up with the rapid development cycles of Agile and DevOps methodologies.
While automation in testing is growing, finding the right balance between automated and manual testing, managing the transition and balancing commercial considerations of automation vs manual testing can be challenging.
The integration of complex technologies like AI, ML, IoT requires sophisticated testing strategies.
These trends and challenges call for a thoughtful approach to software testing. It’s about anticipating issues, ensuring compliance, and aligning testing strategies with business goals.
When thinking about your options regarding the quality of the product, you might have considered the following:
In-house testing teams
PROS AND CONS
Having an in-house team allows you to build the cooperation processes between testing and other functions such as development, analysis and support. However, this comes with the requirement of maintaining the qualification level of the team providing career opportunities for growth. Such teams may lack a "fresh perspective" if the engineers have worked on the same product for a long time.
Freelance testers are usually qualified and come with diverse technical backgrounds. The format of cooperation with freelancers implies scalability - you can alwaysscale the team up and down. However, freelance testers may have lack of loyalty and ownership. There is a high risk of perceiving testing as a "tick box exercise".
Crowdsourced testing can provide a wide range of insights, tapping into a much broader range of technical and industry experience of the international test community. Companies like Netflix, SAP, NBA, CBS, Microsoft, etc. use this approach. But it is hardly suitable for projects with sensitive or confidential information.
Each of these options carries its own set of advantages and drawbacks. The choice between them would hinge on various factors, including the nature of your project, the available budget, and the level of expertise required.
COMPUTOOLS APPROACH TO SOFTWARE TESTING
Computools focuses on software testing, achieving reliable and error-free applications through strict quality assurance methodologies and advanced testing strategies.
Computools provides a thorough suite of software testing services that can be delivered as an all-in service or in partnership with your testing team.
Developing testing plans that align with your project and business objectives.
Providing penetration testing, where we use a wide range of tools for OSINT and JMeter.
Speeding up the testing process to ensure a quicker market release. For example, we employ automated regression testing for a client in the e-commerce sector to verify that recent code changes didn't negatively impact existing features, ensuring a smooth user checkout process.
Incorporating continuous testing within your CI/CD pipeline for immediate feedback and quick issue resolution. Our financial service client benefitted from performance testing conducted in a production-like environment,resulting in calibration of the computational resources to prevent performance degradation at times of high load.
Conducting thorough tests to identify and address potential security threats, ensuring robust data protection. For instance, through rigorous security testing, our team identified and rectified a vulnerability that could have exposed user data for a healthcare provider.
Ensuring your software works well across various devices and platforms. For example, we performed compatibility testing across various devices and browsers to guarantee a consistent user experience for a digital media client.
Helping meet industry-specific compliance standards following sophisticated testing protocols. We assisted a client in the healthcare sector in meeting HIPAA compliance.
Monitoring services post-deployment to ensure optimal software performance in real-world conditions.
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