Welcome to the series of tutorials on manual testing. This tutorial will thoroughly explain the various types of testing and the subsequent things.
- What is Software Quality?
- What is Software testing?
- Why is Software testing significant?
Firstly, let’s start with the first question.
What is Software Quality?
Whenever the team delivers the product or application to their client, it is imperative that they ensure that the product or application is bug-free, robust, delivered on time and within budget, most significantly meets requirements, and is easily maintained.
Here are some more key aspects of quality that should be included:
- Good design
- Look and Style Good functionality
- It does the job well
- Value for money
Overall, these things are divided among different members. The Good design and stylish aspects are just for attraction, but if the product or application is not performing well as per the expectations, then there is no point in the stylish product.
To ensure the functionality, robustness, and integrity of the product or application, the team has to perform a process to check the software Quality. This process is called Software testing.
What is Software testing?
Software testing is a process to find out software bugs in a program or application. It can be stated that the process of validating and verifying a software program or application or product that meets the business and technical requirements.
Now let’s move on to the next question.,
Why is Software testing significant?
Software testing is important, as it allows for early identification and correction of any bugs or flaws in the software prior to its release. A software product that has been thoroughly tested ensures functionality, robustness, security, and high performance, thereby resulting in time-saving, cost-effectiveness, and customer satisfaction.
Software testing involves the execution of software/system components using either manual or automated methods to evaluate flaws, errors, or errors in requirements. This statement enlightens us on our next discussion point:
Types of testing!
There are mainly 2 types of testing:
Manual testing: Manual testing is a technique that is carried out to test the application manually and finds the defects/bugs. Manual testing was performed without using any automated tool or script. In this type, the software tester takes the role of an end-user and tests the software to identify any unexpected behavior or bug. There are different types of manual testing, such as:
Software Testers use test plans, test cases, or test scenarios to test an application to ensure the completeness of testing.
Automation Testing: Automation testing, which is also known as Test Automation, is when the tester writes scripts and uses testing tools to test the product. This process involves the automation of manual steps. Automation testing is not only used functionality-wise, but also it can be used to test the application from load, performance, and stress perspectives. It increases test coverage, improves accuracy, and saves time and money in comparison to manual testing.
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This post introduced you to software quality, software testing, and the significance of software testing. We also shared the types of testing.
→ The upcoming article in this Master of Manual testing training series will be – Principles of Software testing & Software tester’s quality.
Happy learning, until then!