In this digital era, software solutions and applications are becoming an essential part of everyday products and services. Due to the high level of competitiveness in the market, customer experience has become the prime importance for businesses. To improve the effectiveness of this process, quality assurance (QA) of the product is incorporated to the Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline, known as QAOps. It demands the QA team to work closely with the software operations team and the development team.
Currently, 1.96 million applications are available on the Apple store, whereas 2.87 million applications are available on the Google Play store worldwide. The key to delivering an exceptional customer experience is quality. A rapidly evolving technology makes existing technologies outdated in a short time. To match the speed of technology and faster delivery of software, quality is often degraded. The poor quality leads to poor customer experience and losing one-third of software application users and reduces revenue. To maintain software release velocity while sustaining the quality, there is a need to upgrade the QA resources.
A contract-based QA testing resource hiring takes time as well as money, which are crucial in the software release cycle. Instead, this time can be reinvested into the business by introducing software test automation in QA testing resources. A partial or complete automated approach to QA testing resources still needs the human touch to ensure it resonates with people. Ultimately, people are going to use it and it should be optimized to enhance their user experience.
The quality and speed are critical components of the software release cycle and delivering a delightful experience to customers. A trending solution to achieve this is the Elastic QA that offers flexibility to QA testing.
What is Elastic QA?
An innovative approach to software QA testing is software testing automation. It is a volume-based model that provides elasticity (flexibility) to QA.
The world of QA is dynamic and is not one size fits all business areas. Some companies may have a huge in-house QA resource team, whereas others may have only a handful or no team to lean on for the software testing cycle. Additionally, the software release cycle may vary with the demand and requirements. Moreover, some companies keep releasing new updates or versions of their application weekly or monthly, while others may release new updates once in two-three months. Accordingly, the QA testing resource requirements vary while battling with the speed and quality of software release. The value in prioritizing quality is another vital component that should be on the priority list while carrying out QA tests.
Elastic QA is the solution to sort out the battle between speed, quality and value. It gives the blended approach to software testing by combining humans with technology. Elastic QA helps in delivering quality at speed and sees the real value! Elastic QA helps in flexing up and down the testing requirements and aligning with the QA team demands by leveraging third-party QA resources. Additionally, it helps in cycling the software releases. Thus, Elastic QA helps in alleviating the QA resource pressures and modern-day engineering unpredictability.
Need for Elastic QA
With many innovative and novel ideas and approaches in the software release cycle and QA testing, the question remains constant: Why should one adopt Elastic QA in the software QA testing and release cycle? Let’s see the primary reasons supporting the adoption of Elastic QA in QA testing resources.
Elastic QA ensures the cohesive software release cycle across various versions and updates, whether the Apple Store or Google Play Store and different versions of gadgets like smartphones, personal computers, tablets, or laptops. Complete coverage of different devices and an extensive network of QA testers help in faster software testing. Multiple testers work to identify the bugs and troubleshoot them, increasing the speed of testing and software through the eyes of several testers, ensuring quality.
The internal QA resource goes through a proper documentation channel that takes time to prepare the testing report. A faster response through the Elastic QA approach reduces the hiring needs of in-house QA resources saving time as well as money.
Elastic QA delivers real value to the business by allowing testers to focus on other business areas by automating the software QA testing. It ultimately secures the budget and allows other QA resources to meet their critical deadlines.
Conclusively, Elastic QA does crowd-testing, saving time and money, while ensuring performance and security. It stretches internal resources and communicates workload balance to prevent bugs from falling through the cracks. A global network of QA testers ensures the software works absolutely fine in the local environment, allowing the release of the perfect version of the software working worldwide.
Why Yethi is your perfect QA partner?
As the software development trend is continuously growing, the testing trends are also evolving to address the new quality challenges. Yethi is here to help. We are a niche QA service provider for global banks and financial institutions, having helped more than 80 clients in 18+ countries. We are market leaders in offering QA services to banking/financial software working across multiple devices and networks. Our test automation platform, Tenjin, is a 6th generation robotic platform that has a simplistic plug and play design. It can offer high test coverage with end-to-end testing approach, and capable of testing even the complex software system with utmost ease. It removes delays and redundancies to ensure the system works at its best and offers a seamless experience to end-users. It offers greater flexibility for quicker deployment and can easily adapts to the changes in the underlying application without the need for scripting or recording.