Just like Quality Assurance, software testing is another way to ensure a product meets your standards in terms of functionality and reliability. Testing is one of the most operationally important steps in quality management.
Without testing, even the smallest errors could represent a huge loss for your organization. This is why, at Specific-Group, we have created a culture where testing occurs not just after the development process, but during. Our lead testers manage groups of other testing professionals with the experience to understand how your product works.
Lead testers are trained in business analysis and requirement engineering, which means they’re fully capable of implementing your general requirements with precision. Read about our different types of software testing below.
At the beginning of the development process, documentation outlines exactly how the software should function in real life. This includes requirements brought to us by you, the client, and by our business analysts. Once your final product is created, our team follows up with this documentation to ensure all requirements have been met.
This is one of the most basic types of testing done at the developer level. In this phase we test individual units, or components, of code to verify that each feature is working as expected in isolation. This helps reduce the number of overall bugs when the software is ready for release.
Just like the name states, Specific-Group tests each function of a software. What’s interesting about functional testing is that it’s a type of “Black Box Testing”, or testing without viewing the source code or the internal workings of the application. The test is done from the point of view of the end user. This is helpful for verifying the accessibility and basic usability of the final product.
Are new features breaking older ones? During the development process, modifications and changes to the original plan are expected. In a regressions test, Specific-Group’s developers make sure that newer functions do not produce unexpected results, bugs, or impose poorly on older features.
Once it’s determined that individual modules are working correctly on their own, integration testing allows you to see how each module of the program reacts with everything else. For instance, a module may work fine on its own, but how does it work when accessing databases and file systems? This type of testing occurs because sometimes we can’t always predict how functions work as a group.
This tests software in different working environments, operating systems, and hardware. By the time you get to system testing, you should have a complete product. System testing focuses on overall performance, how the software is going to be used, and what kind of issues it will face in the real world.
This is a test performed at the last stage by you, the user. This falls under the category of “Black Box Testing”, where you don’t need to look at the backend code. You and your team test the software to make sure that the functions and features are everything you need for your organization before the final delivery.
Specific-Group Testing Experts
Software testing is fundamental to your final product. Different levels of testing ensure a complete, user-friendly application that optimizes your business. For more information on our testing experts and how they can make your vision a reality, contact Specific-Group today at (1)786-916-2452.