Quality Assurance (QA) is also called “Testing” in normalized form. Major idea is to check whether all requirements are implemented correctly and detects non- conformances if any, before deployment. QA makes software predictable in nature, improves quality and reliability. It also helps marketability and retention of customers.
The various factors that contribute to making QA a high priority of any software development effort include:
Figure 1 gives an idea about the Cost of Correcting Defects over life cycle changes
“Quality Assurance is an activity in which a system or component is executed under specified conditions; the results are observed and recorded and an evaluation is made of some aspect of the system or component“ – IEEE
Software testing is a process used to identify the correctness, completeness and quality of developed computer software. It includes a set of activities conducted with the intent of finding errors in software so that it could be corrected before the product is released to the end users.
It is the primary duty of a software vendor to ensure that software delivered does not have any defects and that the customer’s day-to-day operations do not get affected. This can be achieved by rigorously testing the software.
To protect an organization from any trouble and in order to address various risks involved during a change to an organization, testing is important. Risks can be related to the ones affecting reputation or resources or could be the ones leading to legal issues.
The following is a list of major computer system failures caused by software bugs. These examples highlight the kind of catastrophic consequences that software bugs have on business, on life and property:
All the above incidents only reiterate the significance of thorough testing of software applications and products before they are pushed to production. It clearly demonstrates that cost of rectifying defect during development is much less than rectifying a defect in production.
Fastcurve provides Validation as a Service where we can independently provide Quality Assurance capabilities.
We are expert in:
Functional Testing: (Proven package of services for the delivery of flawless system functionality)
Non – Functional Testing:
Test Advisory Services:
We provide extensive expertise of using latest tools available in market:
Experience across a vast range of sectors. No matter what industry your software is in, chances are we’ve been there. Our Verticals: