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Best Practices to Achieve Better Results in Functional Testing

The rapid growth in digital innovation and the technological shift towards digital transformation has raised the value of Software Testing.

Functional Testing insinuates to the testing of a software or product against its functionalities or features and business goals such as improved user experience and delivering more customer satisfaction. Every digitized organization is in the way of developing functional test strategies to achieve their business goals.

Though software quality can be ensured with comprehensive functional testing, still we can’t deny that following best practices that enable better test planning and execution will ensure to meet business goals. Here are a few QA practices that organizations can effortlessly embrace.

Integrating Software Testing Earlier into the Development

The cost of fixing a defect increases as we progress across the development of a software, so integrating software testing earlier into the development life cycle not just yields the software quality but also significant ROI.

More than 90% organizations are using some sort of Agile development practices, where software is developed with an iterative and incremental approach. So, embedding software testing earlier into the agile development enables software to mature in terms of quality alongside becoming feature rich.

Prioritizing Testing Activities For Improved Productivity

Testers from both Manual Testing and Automation Testing teams have a lot of activities on their plate. There might be a few backlogs, some deviated tasks and other daily recurring activities. Test Managers, Project Managers and Release Managers should have a look at those tasks and guide testers on prioritizing the tasks.

All the people who are involved in software testing should work with dedication and effectively by following a good strategy to get 100%. The implementation of a good strategy enhances the productivity of the team and the overall output of Software Testing.

Implementation Of Test Automation And Combining It With Manual Testing

In the past years, organizations have adopted DevOps and Agile methodologies extensively to deliver more new products and services. Their goal was to efficiently meet the customer demand and earn an edge over the competitors. When more new products and services are planned to release into the market, the supporting Software Development and Software Testing processes should be aligned.

Faster time to market – releasing new products and services faster than competitors is the only way to emerge as a winner. But, winning percentage is directly proportional to the quality of products or services released. So, a minor functional glitch can impact the winning.

Automation Testing is the only tool that organizations can adopt to improve the speed of testing and when it is combined with Manual Testing there will be significant improvement in functional accuracy.