High-end Quality Assurance Vs. Quality Assurance – Yes, there is a Difference

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To stand out in a competitive marketplace, quality is always a differentiator. For technology projects, quality assurance typically takes the form of automated testing and manual testing. Most companies aim to automate much of their quality assurance process. We want to talk today about high-end quality assurance for technology projects.

Why QA automation is not enough?

QA automation saves teams a substantial amount of time by eliminating the need to manually write and execute extensive (and exclusive) test scripts. It helps in detecting bugs earlier in the development lifecycle and running tests 24×7 – without requiring a lot of manual inputs. What’s more, QA automation enables execution of test scripts across multiple devices simultaneously, while giving testers real-time insights into details such as number and type of scripts executed (and scheduled), bugs identified (and rectified) and more.

However, QA automation only aims to automate repetitive and time-consuming tasks, so that testers can spend more time on more critical tasks. QA teams always take a standard approach to test automation – automate the tasks that are repetitive. Usually, no thought is given to the value-add. It, very rarely, focuses on automating critical aspects of the testing process, which have a high impact on the end product.

Why we focus on high-end QA?

At Wissen, we understand the significance of high-end QA. Therefore, we automate not just tasks that are repetitive, but also those which are high impact / high risk. Through the automation of critical aspects, we aim to enable impact-driven automation that translates into real value addition for our clients.

High-end QA allows product managers and business owners to have confidence that software works as expected, not just as specified. It gives the confidence that most critical and interconnected parts work together seamlessly. Rather than having a score of minor and cosmetic issues for developers during the testing phase, true functionality gaps are identified and resolved.

Our QA engineers and team typically have a mix of deep domain expertise as well as experience with automation frameworks. The domain expertise helps them identify critical business impact of various components and functionality being built. It helps uncover the business requirements during the backlog grooming as well as design sessions. QA engineers are deeply involved in design and story grooming phases rather than at the very end of the cycle. This intimate involvement in the design and development gives them insight into fragile or poorly specified parts of the system. Their automation focus then helps make sure those parts are robustly tested.

How we automate?

We tend to focus our automation efforts on first testing API’s extensively and then the user interactions. The developers and QA engineers in our agile teams work closely to make sure API’s as well as UI are automation-test friendly.

The Wissen differentiation is that we can put together teams that bring together top-notch technical talent with deep understanding of domain and focus on quality. The entire teams work together to ensure top notch high quality delivery.

To learn more about our offerings, reach us through contact@wissen.com

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