Latest technologies and the increasing need to adjust new development techniques will drive the growth for software testing in 2019. Therefore, we are presenting the list of five challenges that software testing and quality assurance is expected to face because businesses continue to climb up on the technological route.
1. Attaining Improved Test Coverage
With increasing complexities in the app, the main aim of the testing teams is to guarantee maximum test coverage. This will bring an increase in the usage of test automation for cutting down testing efforts and attaining improved results. All features must be tested to guarantee expected and desirable experience. Any glitches un the production can lead to a loss in business reputation.
In 2019, teams are expected to leverage automation tools and check in-depth progress to attain improved test coverage.
2. Involvement of Every Function to Participate in Quality Transformation Process
Software testing and quality assurance cannot work in silos. There is a constant requirement for organizational acceptance of the latest processes and for promoting it at a macro level. Approaches and methodologies such as DevOps, Shift-Left, and Agile will require organizational acceptance prior to on-ground implementation of the protocols.
Therefore, it will be significant for businesses to involve all the functions within the system to participate in the transformational process of quality. This is going to appear as a big challenge for the businesses because it will need attention towards managing processes and expectations involving the stakeholders. However, this will pay off in the long run.
3. Work together with Development Teams
With the changing dynamics in the testing and development field, testers and developers need to collaborate more frequently. This can be a challenge, where there could be disagreement and disputes between them. Therefore, work maturity and a huge number of skill-sets will be required to bridge the gap and perform cohesively like a team. The testers will require outstanding analytical skills and communication tactics to build the required rapport.
4. Working Under Scare Resources and Time
Organizations are moving the direction of shorter timelines, limited resources, and intense competition to develop a profitable business ecosystem. This is going to provide the testing teams with stressed timelines to catch up on their important tasks. Testers are required to work with vigorous plans and tested tools that provide an accurate outcome and cutting down the testing efforts and time. All of the activities will require automation, beginning from writing the tests, to automation and execution.
5. Early Detection of Defects
The latest trend in the SDL is to encourage early testing and identification of defect to attend to bugs and issues. This requirement will strengthen as the business scenario gets extremely competitive and challenging. Teams are coming up with mechanisms to resolve issues in real-time and conduct frequent code reviews to detect issues in the earlier stage. An amalgamation of dynamic and static tools will be required to check for absent code standards, error routines, data type mismatch and much more.
However, the implementation of tools will have to be determined according to the project’s requirement. Testers always face this difficulty.