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Controlling Development and QA Costs With Test Management Software  

Effective test management is essential for optimizing the features, functionality and quality of a software application. The process further ensures that best product is developed by deploying limited resources, while implementing smart test management practices at various stages of the project.

Many organizations, nowadays, use test management software programs to make plan and manage the testing process effectively. These programs are further effective in covering a wide variety of test activities including test planning, test authoring, test execution, test tracking and test reporting. Further, an organization can use test management software to build complex applications by deploying teams deployed across different geographical locations, while controlling both development and quality assurance (QA) cost.

Using Test Management Software to Curtail Software Development and QA Cost

1. Enhanced Software Quality:- The quality and performance of the software will have a direct impact on its popularity. So each enterprise has to deploy both manpower and resources to carry out QA activities. Some of these applications also need to be tested frequently to fix all errors, bugs and flaws through additional coding and testing. The test management software enables organizations to cover all test activities. So an organization has option to reduce operational cost by reducing manpower and resources.

2. Easy to Outsource Projects:- Most companies outsource software development and QA projects to control labour cost. The test management software makes it easier for such organizations to coordinate between the members of its distributed team residing in different location. Thus, an enterprise can easily outsource the project to a region that has favourable payroll standards. Many reports have already highlighted how test management software facilitates quality assurance efforts, and brings down QA cost.

3. Option to Hire Experienced QA Engineers:- The outcome of a software testing project is often affected by the knowledge, expertise and experience of the QA engineers. It is also important for an enterprise to hire experienced QA engineers to optimize its QA efforts. But each organization, nowadays, explores option to beat competition by cutting down project cost. That is why; most organizations hesitate to hire experienced QA engineering team to control cost. The QA management software enables companies to avail the services of an offshore team of experienced testing professionals without incurring any additional expenses.

4. Reduce Software Development Cost:- A constant increase is noted in the number of organizations adopting test driven development (TDD) approach. At the same time, many companies even automate their testing efforts to avail the Agile benefits. Each organization can use real-time test management software to release a high quality and flawless product, with reduced development time. As the tools enable developers to access the current updates, they can easily implement the coding or bug reports changes at once. Further, the most current and updated version of the software can be evaluated to identify errors in the early stages of the process. As many reports have highlighted an organization can control development cost by identifying and fixing bugs earlier in the product cycle.

5. Optimize Bug Identification Efforts:- An enterprise can get higher ROI in the long run by constantly optimizing its QA efforts. Also, each organization must use test automation tools according to specific needs of a project. The right test management software will definitely optimize the organizations bug identification efforts. The software further helps enterprises to enhance both efficiency and productivity by adopting Agile project management techniques. Similar to Agile development model, the test management software also enables QA engineers to evaluate the software early and often. Further, the test cases can be reused in future production cycles to save both time and resources.

Each enterprise has option to choose from several test management software programs. But the organization must evaluate the pros and cons of each application to ensure that it is effective in bringing down the software development and QA cost. And for this you would need to hire software testing companies who have proven expertise and experience in handling projects relevant to your business domain.
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Business Analysis and Quality Assurance Uncovered!

Business Analysis and Quality Assurance have one goal in common to support overall strategic goals of Business. Business Analyst does so by making information refined and processed after information gathering and analysis. Quality Assurance takes on the mission from this point and prepares various artefact that help in Assuring Quality and conformance to requirement at every stage of the testing process. Software Testing Training has an extensive coverage for both.

These both need a crystal clear understanding of the Business Domain. At every stage the domain must be considered as Nucleus where all the activities must direct towards. Any deviation from the centrally focused domain can be the cause of rework and change requests. That consumes both time and attention. These both roles can be well juggled via Software Testing Training.

When there is a thorough understanding of domain a Quality Assurance personal can devise the best of breed test cases and a BA can prepare well-informed Domain documents. These let a BA to conform at various meetings that all requirements have been answered in terms of development and Testing. The document understanding is an important part of Software Testing Training.

When these two job roles overlap one can wear various hats as per the need of the software. One job role cannot be complete without the understanding and applicability of other job role. These two have their similarities and differences aligned in-terms of Software Testing Training course outline.

The need is to identify that when to flip the coin at what side. Software Testing Training is a complete solution for these both job roles. These both are like two faces of the same coin the win condition is that one must clearly identify and bet his/her role on right time and for right job role. The Probability of success depends upon one complementing other job role for successful project.

 All these techniques can be learnt via Software Testing Training. The understanding of domain must be carried along with the application of correct testing technique as per need of project scope in-terms of effort and time. The techniques also must be chosen wisely that are important for that type of domain.

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Software Quality Assurance and Testing: An Emerging Employer

The software quality assurance and testing segment was created out of the need to ensure that the application provided to a client operated according to requirements and was free of bugs. Though this segment has been around for decades, few analysts and development firms have paid much attention to the emerging market, until quite recently. In this article we will discuss the new employment potential facilitated by this emerging segment.

The Importance of Quality Assurance and Testing in Software Development

The need for companies to deploy software tools for maintaining competitiveness and enhancing productivity has propelled growth in the software development industry over most of the past decade. But as the complexity of applications increased, the possibility of bugs and boilerplate code in the new applications has also increased. To ensure that such bugs and unnecessary codes are identified and resolved in a timely manner, the industry has developed a range of Quality Assurance and Testing practices. The implementation of these practices was the cornerstone for development of the specialized field of software testing within the industry.

The concept of testing in itself is nothing new and game designers have found it necessary to test their games at special pre-release events to ensure that they would click with the intended audience. But often such testing was carried out by the designers themselves or by gamers who had little and often no knowledge of computer codes. This format of testing was often quite inefficient and often caused delays in launching of the new software. The present-day specialized field of software testing developed out of a need to expedite the development process by decreasing the overall time to market for new software.

What Does a Software Tester Do?

Simply put, a software tester runs a new application to determine the presence of any operational deficiencies in the system. Like any process, the field of software testing also features a number of steps to ensure that none of the key aspects of an application starting from the UI to the security/additional functions incorporated into the system are overlooked. Ideally the correct skill set for a software tester includes prior knowledge of programming and the ability to understand as well as rectify codes in different programming languages according to the client's/company's requirement. In some cases, testers are also required to be proficient in writing automation codes to ensure that specific software can be operated on additional platforms as well. In view of these requirements, it is no mystery that few are selected for this role in leading companies and most prospects fail to make the cut.

The Increased Requirement for Software Testers

Independent estimates calculated that the US-based software testing industry is currently worth US$59 billion. As the recession deepens, many US and Western Europe-based companies in developed countries especially Independent software vendors are expected to outsource their QA/testing requirements to leading offshore centers in Philippines, India and Brazil. By the year 2015, this outsourcing trend is projected to create a specialized software testing market worth approximately US$9.1 billion in India alone. This is capable of creating numerous jobs as the current workforce lacks the capability to deal with the predicted influx of QA/testing requirements in the Industry.

Challenge to Development: An Indian Perspective

India has been a leading offshore software development location for over a decade now, but a shift in priorities is required. We already excel at training developers and deploying working applications at rapid speeds, however, QA/Testing is often treated as a secondary role. A change in this attitude towards Software Testing in India is the first step to deriving benefits from the emerging segment. A second issue is the requirement for specialized training programs, which can identify potential talent and groom it to the requirements of the software testing market. No such unified training program for testers currently exists in India, which has led companies to operate their own training programs according to specific requirements. Only by taking steps to develop a unified program and keeping pace with the rapidly changing times, India can emerge as the leading player in the world-wide Quality Assurance Services market and benefit from the outsourcing of various QA/testing requirements.

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Controlling Development and QA Costs With Test Management Software  

Effective test management is essential for optimizing the features, functionality and quality of a software application. The process further ensures that best product is developed by deploying limited resources, while implementing smart test management practices at various stages of the project.

Many organizations, nowadays, use test management software programs to make plan and manage the testing process effectively. These programs are further effective in covering a wide variety of test activities including test planning, test authoring, test execution, test tracking and test reporting. Further, an organization can use test management software to build complex applications by deploying teams deployed across different geographical locations, while controlling both development and quality assurance (QA) cost.

Using Test Management Software to Curtail Software Development and QA Cost

1. Enhanced Software Quality:- The quality and performance of the software will have a direct impact on its popularity. So each enterprise has to deploy both manpower and resources to carry out QA activities. Some of these applications also need to be tested frequently to fix all errors, bugs and flaws through additional coding and testing. The test management software enables organizations to cover all test activities. So an organization has option to reduce operational cost by reducing manpower and resources.

2. Easy to Outsource Projects:- Most companies outsource software development and QA projects to control labour cost. The test management software makes it easier for such organizations to coordinate between the members of its distributed team residing in different location. Thus, an enterprise can easily outsource the project to a region that has favourable payroll standards. Many reports have already highlighted how test management software facilitates quality assurance efforts, and brings down QA cost.

3. Option to Hire Experienced QA Engineers:- The outcome of a software testing project is often affected by the knowledge, expertise and experience of the QA engineers. It is also important for an enterprise to hire experienced QA engineers to optimize its QA efforts. But each organization, nowadays, explores option to beat competition by cutting down project cost. That is why; most organizations hesitate to hire experienced QA engineering team to control cost. The QA management software enables companies to avail the services of an offshore team of experienced testing professionals without incurring any additional expenses.

4. Reduce Software Development Cost:- A constant increase is noted in the number of organizations adopting test driven development (TDD) approach. At the same time, many companies even automate their testing efforts to avail the Agile benefits. Each organization can use real-time test management software to release a high quality and flawless product, with reduced development time. As the tools enable developers to access the current updates, they can easily implement the coding or bug reports changes at once. Further, the most current and updated version of the software can be evaluated to identify errors in the early stages of the process. As many reports have highlighted an organization can control development cost by identifying and fixing bugs earlier in the product cycle.

5. Optimize Bug Identification Efforts:- An enterprise can get higher ROI in the long run by constantly optimizing its QA efforts. Also, each organization must use test automation tools according to specific needs of a project. The right test management software will definitely optimize the organizations bug identification efforts. The software further helps enterprises to enhance both efficiency and productivity by adopting Agile project management techniques. Similar to Agile development model, the test management software also enables QA engineers to evaluate the software early and often. Further, the test cases can be reused in future production cycles to save both time and resources.

Each enterprise has option to choose from several test management software programs. But the organization must evaluate the pros and cons of each application to ensure that it is effective in bringing down the software development and QA cost. And for this you would need to hire software testing companies who have proven expertise and experience in handling projects relevant to your business domain.

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What are the differences between Static and Dynamic Software Testing

The complex and time-consuming nature of software development has made it essential for organizations to implement a comprehensive software testing strategy.

Some enterprises still use conventional and manual testing methods, whereas others automate software testing to save both time, efforts and cost. However, the software testing plan of each organization must concentrate on a number of additional points to improve both efficiency and productivity. The software application verification activities can be divided into static and dynamic testing.
            
Under static testing, the QA Testers refer to a checklist to ensure that the process is going according to pre-set standards including coding, deployment and integration. Some of the widely used static testing methodologies are inspection, review and walkthrough. On the other hand, dynamic software testing aims to evaluate the quality of an application by giving input values and checking the expected output. The commonly used dynamic testing activities include unit tests, system tests, acceptance tests and system tests. So the software testing plan must identify if a verification activities will fall under static or dynamic testing methodologies.

Key Differences between Static and Dynamic Software Testing

1. Objective: The software testing strategy of an enterprise must emphasize on both static and dynamic testing techniques. However, the objective of each type of testing will differ. The static testing techniques must be used to assess the design, code and documentation based on checklists and predefined processes. But the dynamic testing techniques must aim to identify the errors, flaws, bugs or bottlenecks in the software.

2. Execution of Code: The static testing methodologies are used to improve the software quality by identifying errors in the early stages of development. These methods identify flaws in the application checking the code, specifications and design documents manually. So code is not executed under this testing. On the other hand, dynamic testing methods aim to check the functional behaviour of the application, required resources and overall performance of the system by executing the code.

3. Types of Defects: The static as well as dynamic testing must be performed to find two distinct sets of defects, errors or flaws in the application. As static testing is conducted in the verification stage, it identifies defects like syntax errors in the code, missing requirements and design defects. But dynamic testing is performed in the validation stage. So it uses several techniques to identify defects like if the variables are not constant or the output is meeting the expected standards.     

4. Testing Techniques: The testing techniques used for static and dynamic testing also vary. Static testing normally used certain techniques to prevent defects by verifying the process. So it uses techniques like informal and technical reviews, walkthrough, inspection and static code review. But dynamic testing uses several techniques to identify and fix defects in the application, while doing validation process. Therefore, dynamic testing uses techniques like unit testing, system testing and integration testing.

5. Coverage: Normally, static testing can be carried out before compilation. But dynamic testing can be done only after compilation and linking. Also, each type of testing will cover different aspects of the software. Static testing will provide structural and statement coverage to improve quality through reviews and comments. At the same time, dynamic testing will cover the executable file of the code to identify and fix all types of bugs.

6. ROI: Unlike dynamic testing, static testing is performed in the early stages of development. Therefore, static testing is considered to be more cost-efficient in comparison to dynamic testing. The static testing techniques are further considered to get higher return on investment (ROI) as no test automation tools are required. However, static testing requires more meeting and manual efforts in comparison to dynamic testing.

An effective software application testing strategy must include the static as well as dynamic testing methodologies to improve software quality. The static testing methods can be used to for the purpose of verification, whereas the dynamic testing methods will involve validation.
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How to write a Test Case?

In software testing test case (TC) writing is one of the important activities. Many things will be left out if you are not following the proper process in this area. In this article let us try to identify some of the critical areas what you must keep in your mind while writing TCs for your project.

TC must contain clear definition of the condition for which you are testing the application. In any standard test cases template, there is a precondition section present so make sure you fill that up properly. So if you are testing login function under 50% load for performance testing in the precondition mention "system is having 50% process utilization." So later on if the client wants to check for what condition, you have checked this TC, they can refer the precondition section.   
TC must be clearly traceable to a requirement. The ultimate goal of any testing is to make sure that you have TCs for each requirement. It is a good practice to create a requirement traceability matrix at the end of test-case writing and validate if any requirement is missed and does not have a corresponding test case to cover.  

TCs must have very clearly stated steps. So in the test step section make sure you put the steps in such a way that anybody even new in the project can run it. After writing the test-case do a dry run in your mind and see if any step is missing. It also helps during bug fixing for the development team. You can just send it to them in excel or attach it in your defect. If the steps are clear and simple enough they will be able to reproduce the bug without asking you for more clarification.   

For each test, TC makes sure you clearly mention the expected results or what would happen after execute the steps. If in the step you have four validation condition, then for each validation, you must have an expected result. For example, if in the first step I say user logs in with proper user id and password, then the expected result would say the user login successfully to the dashboard and can see various buttons in the dashboard screen. Similarly, if the user does not have enough permission to see all the buttons, you may mention user logs into the system successfully but only can view the screen but edit button will be disabled until the user, etc. Make sure you write it for all such actions. During testing the tester should not try to assume what is the expected outcome and miss a defect. 


Last critical think of TC writing is test data preparation. After writing the test case you must attach the proper data against it. Again this has to be done for each step. In our example test where a user logs into the system with a role with all permission and limited permission, you need to find at least two user accounts. You can attach the test data in the test case itself by adding one column called test data.

These are some of the steps very critical during test case writing. Furthermore, make sure all these areas are reviewed in several layers to ensure proper quality.

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Change Management Tools

It is the motto of any organization to develop and grow with time and accept changes in its ways. In fact while talking about organizational changes it means describing an on-going process directed as well as supported by management to enhance the vision. A successful procedure of organizational development helps a business to achieve desired target through improved productivity as well as better cooperation within a very short period of time. With Change Management Tools managing such changes becomes easy. Moreover, these tools provide series of advantages that tremendously help organization in long run. Effective change management aids in creation of change request either based on an existing requirement or as a new feature. At the same time such tools associates change requests to existing requirements in order to develop new versions of concerned requirement. These tools also allow developers to provide impact analysis information for every change request for test team for effective regression testing. All these benefits can only be reaped when an organization ensures that it has selected Change Management Tools successfully.

In order to select these tools carefully the organization must understand the changes that are going to be implemented. A thorough understanding helps to locate the types of tools required to manage such changes effectively. Moreover, understanding the goal of the organization is also effective in shortlisting the tools.

In the past few years, the demand for such tools has increased and many vendors now offer these tools with features and functionality. Carefully studying the features as well as comparing them ensures that budget is spent on right tool and yields desired results especially in long-run.

Allocating a budget for buying these tools would be extremely sensible. It is important to remember that budget allocation doesn't mean limited resources are available in an organization, but it ensures that available resources are spent on best Change Management Tools without compromising on quality or features and functionalities. This also helps to secure the future of the organization.

It is the duty of the management to ensure proposed changes are informed on all levels of the organizations. When employees are aware of the upcoming changes they remain mentally prepared and if they feel any issue can inform the management on time. In fact, query or confusion is nothing new when changes are implemented. Thus, only selecting the right Change Management Tools is not enough as proper support is also required that can play a pivotal role in managing any changes.

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Testing Educational Software in India 2014

Education as a discipline has-been receiving a lot of importance globally in the recent years. Specifically in the US, a lot of importance has been given on K-12 education and a lot is being spent on educational research. The current Obama administration is pushing to have businesses pledge $118m for educational research to improve current learning processes and techniques. Recently, in July 2011, Microsoft has pledged $15 M for research on use of gaming technology in education, all of which is very welcoming amidst recent times where there is scrutiny and cut in spending in most disciplines

Thanks to growth in technology, education has been creating positive global impacts and is bringing the world together. A lot more people are globally able to pursue higher education (such as masters programs) from reputed universities in the US through distant learning programs; children here in the US are able to take on e tutoring from teachers across the world; anytime / anywhere learning is now  feasible through hosted educational software and mobile devices such as e readers.

Education has been one of the more stable industries during the last few years escaping the hands of recession. If you do a simple online search on "Education industry during recession" or "Unaffected industries during recession" you can see an interesting bunch of results that show up. If you really look at this more closely, we've all accepted that education is mandatory.

Now, to what level one wants to leverage education is really one's own call, but at least we would all agree that fundamental education is mandatory for every child. In addition to this, a lot of industries have mandated compliances and audit checks specific to their business, which calls for additional education on those specific areas – be it HIPAA compliance, 508 accessibility compliance, PCI compliance etc.

Also, a lot of skilled people have lost their jobs in the recent years. If the ones on the job need to sustain themselves, they need to really excel and prove themselves for which we have seen people take on a lot more certification courses than in the past. The ones who have lost their jobs now have more time and want to strengthen their skills through additional certifications, to stay competitive in the job market. All of these have resulted in a positive boost for the educational sector, helping it stay steady amidst these trying times.

Let's now look at what are the unique aspects of validating and verifying quality for educational software through software quality assurance. Understanding this is important to see why India is well positioned to test educational software.  Like in any other software, certain elements such as functionality, UI are important to be verified for educational software as well. But what are different are:

Content verification - Content is important for any software to ensure correct use of language and the right messaging to appeal to the audience, content for learning software goes an extra mile; strong subject matter experts are needed to create the content, and unless it is correct, precise and effective in teaching the subject, the target cannot be reached well enough.

Learnability of content - Since the primary goal of educational software is to efficiently teach the subject to its target audience, QA & testing is the key to understand for how learnable the software is. Thinking through how the instructional design needs to be done, QA and testing for effectiveness of the story board are all required to ensure the software is designed to meet its goals


Usability & role based testing - Specific to educational applications, a lot of roles come into existence such as teacher, student, administrator, evaluator etc. State transition testing, along the sequence of expected and unexpected paths is more important for educational applications in comparison to others. Usability testing extends itself further in educational applications to verify the learnability of the content

Software performance testing – This is becoming more important for education in the recent years given how global & collaborative education has become. You can have a student take a course via a CD, another take the same course via a local download, another take the same course via a live streaming session, another take it via a hosted model etc.  Similarly, at the backend, content may be received from several different sources such as digitized software, a teacher from a remote location ingesting his/her content, content being uploaded by a publishing house. With such variables involved in the mix, careful capacity planning is important and the software's load handling capabilities and scalability need to be thoroughly tested for.

Security – Security testing services for educational software is critical as tolerance for failure is very low, especially when it comes to online exams, results sharing etc. Think of a situation where a question paper or an answer key is accidentally shared with students, a student's answers get overwritten or are saved under another student's profile. This is not a case like a shopping transaction where an apology can be sent and another transaction can be initiated. So, security testing especially application vulnerability and database security testing are very important.

Compatibility testing more important than in other applications – Given how learners are these days empowered to take on offline/anywhere/anytime learning, the use of devices to take on such courses has come to the limelight. This calls for QA and testing of software on a wide yet optimized range of supported platforms and devices.

Integration testing is very important as often times content comes from various sources; when such cross collaboration happens, there is a good chance integration scenarios might not work seamlessly, unless adequately tested and verified for. For e.g. a student may have downloaded some questions from a web application, some questions off a memory drive, some questions from a friend on a social network etc. to consolidate the set of questions he / she wants to prepare for. Such cross sharing of information and consolidation is often going to be supported by learning applications to make the learning experience holistic.

In our next series we will cover the various aspects of Software Quality Assurance of Education Software and discuss more on India's edge in testing educational software.
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