Quality assurance is a crucial step in the software engineering process to confirm that the end product or service is fully functional and error-free. Companies do this by creating and executing tests and using them to identify issues and bugs in a product so they can be fixed before launch. This duty is carried out in an organization by a Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer. A well-established quality assurance process that results in quality products or services involves the following:
Having to take care of all of these roles in a company can be quite daunting and time-consuming. At NerdCloud, we are committed to simplifying the quality assurance process for your team. By taking on most of the duties of a quality assurance engineer, we help our clients put out quality, bug-free products and services. Below are the quality assurance duties we handle for our customers.
This involves analyzing and defining all the requirements for the product. NerdCloud applies the information acquired from this analysis to make plans for the development and execution of detailed automated tests.
The automation scripts a QA Engineer develops are used to control the execution of tests. This is often achieved by using open-source tools that are reliable and used by many. NerdCloud can complete much of this work for your team, streamlining this part of the process as well.
While the tests are developed and executed, other quality assurance duties need to be carried out to ensure continuity and structure. NerdCloud continues the QA process by recording the process, ensuring detailed documentation, and tracking bugs. The documentation helps the testers know what their responsibilities are as well as the tools they will need to use in fulfilling them.
In software, when bugs are resolved, there is always a chance that the changes made to fix those bugs might affect already functional parts of the program. This is why NerdCloud, in addition to running initial tests, also runs re-tests and regression tests to check that the changes made do not affect the program's functionality and no bugs were missed.
NerdCloud helps to access the results of a debugging process to determine what caused the bug. This form of documentation provides important feedback that the team can go back to whenever the need arises.
At the beginning of the quality assurance process, metrics like defect densities and open defect counts are set to evaluate the quality of the testing process. These metrics are a quantitative step used to measure specific attributes of the product. This is to ensure its usability, reliability, and performance while determining in which areas changes need to be made.
Staying up to date with new tools and technologies takes a lot of time and can be quite a daunting task. NerdCloud automates this process, keeping your testing team up to date with the best tools and improved strategies to boost efficiency.
With NerdCloud’s ability to take on over 50% of the work of a Quality Assurance Engineer for your team, you can go ahead to focus your resources on core tasks to increase your team’s productivity. Contact us to get started with NerdCloud today!