Tag: QA Optimization

White Paper

Results Based Testing

Project-Based Testing QA Optimization

Results Based Testing (RBT) is a new software testing pricing model that sets forth the expected value to be delivered by the Testing Teams. Imagine your testing provider making a commitment to find 97% of the defects in the system. Can that be measured? What would that be worth? What would be the impact on the customer-provider relationships and accountability? How can you bind that commitment? This white paper will attempt to answer those questions.

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White Paper

Software Recovery Test Overview

QA Optimization

To test a system's capability to handle faults, recovery testing is performed. This testing approach forces the software to fail and verifies that recovery is properly performed. It is essential for any mission critical system (Example – FDA class 3 products, defense systems, etc.) The importance of these systems is such that that by their nature they impose a strict protocol of how the system should behave in case of a failure. Other examples include large financial systems, banking, logistics and many more.

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White Paper

System Breakdown

QA Optimization

System Breakdowns are an integral part of thorough testing, but they are vastly underutilized in the IT industry, to the detriment of many development projects. Because of the intensive nature of the system map they provide, performing a system breakdown leads to a deeper understanding of the system in production, making both development and testing easier on everyone involved.

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White Paper

Test Estimation Best Practices

QA Optimization

Even many experienced professionals can have trouble determining exactly how long the testing process is going to take from end to end. Because it can depend so heavily on the specifics of each individual project, test estimation must be performed for every system independently of others before testing can commence. The estimation process is a complex one which contributes to the length, cost, and quality of a finished project – so how is it determined?

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Blog

Top 3 Criteria for Selecting a Testing Outsourcing Company

QA Optimization

The testing process these days can seem incredibly complex and convoluted, consisting of some difficult decisions – offshore or onshore? Traditional or crowdsourced? And the...

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What ARE Software Requirements?

QA Optimization

Requirements are the rules that make software possible; they’re the building blocks upon which software is developed. Not only do they keep developers on track...

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Value of Software Testing

QA Optimization

The National Institute of Standards and Technology estimates that software bugs cost the U.S. economy $59.5 billion annually. If more comprehensive software testing was performed,...

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Software Testing Pick-up Lines

QA Optimization

Pick-up lines typically consist of tired old cliches- they’re off-putting, shallow, and impersonal. If you have to use them, they should be personalized based on...

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Blog

Five Things NOT to Do to your Test Data

QA Optimization

Efficiently managing your test data is necessary for maximizing return on investment in the testing effort. While there are plenty of resources on things to...

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White Paper

The Defect Management Process

QA Optimization

According to ISEB, the test process “comprises planning, specification, execution, recording, checking for completion and test closure activities.” In ensuring that this objective is met, rigorous testing of the product will have to take place either manually, by automation, or even both ways in order to eliminate any defects. In a perfect world (making the tester’s life far too easy), all software will be delivered to test with no defects whatsoever. All the tests can be carried out with no faults ever detected and there would be no need to upset the responsible developer. However, this ideal world is unfortunately a fantasy; although on rare occasions tester may find themselves in a position where no defects are found, in the vast majority of cases this is simply not so. That is why it is so important to have a defect management process in place: that way, when defects are inevitably detected, the testers know exactly how to identify and manage them, streamlining the testing process and increasing its efficiency.

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Case Study

Qualitest Automates Test Solutions for over 150 MultiPlan Applications

Healthcare QA Optimization Test Automation

Qualitest meets MultiPlan’s goals by establishing a QA partner who was reliable, trustworthy and experts in the software testing industry, achieving an optimal level of automation for their 150+ internally developed applications and creating a testing solution that would decrease prices while increasing test coverage with the best tools and resources for the job.

Case Study

Functional and Technical Testing Outsource

Managed Testing Services QA Optimization

We at Qualitest are proud to have helped our client build their internal agile capability in an outsource engagement that was a great success for both our client and ourselves. It proved to be the most effective way for Piriform to raise their delivery capability without disrupting their on-going agile delivery cycle, and we continue to support Piriform.