5 Best practices for QA testing
Today we answer a question we are asked perhaps more than any other. Before we do that, however, we will start at the beginning. Then we shall reveal 5 best practices for QA testing, plus provide answers to additional questions we often field.
What is ‘QA’?
‘QA’ stands for ‘quality assurance’. It is a methodology designed to prevent mistakes and defects in products and services. QA is deployed to avoid any issues when they are delivered to customers. ISO 9000 defines it as “providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled”.
What is QA testing?
QA testing is a process used to verify whether or not a product or service is of the best possible quality for customers. There are various best practices to follow within QA testing to ensure a strong end user experience.
What are 5 QA best practices?
- Clearly define your process and your objectives
- Test early and frequently (you should always be testing)
- Test on real devices
- Recognise the value of automation but combine it with manual testing
- Whilst QA testing can help you achieve a quality product or service, it is not the main driver of quality – you and your team(s) are!
Which QA practices and test techniques do you know?
Or, in other words, are there any additional pointers which might be worth mentioning? Indeed there are:
- Check compliance with industry standards
- Consider using risk-based testing
- Implement frequent regression testing (read more)
So there you have it, our 5 best practices for QA testing. Contact us if you’d like to know more, and below you can also sign up to receive more exclusive tips!
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