The Hidden Benefits A QA Team Brings To Your Project

The Hidden Benefits A QA Team Brings To Your Project

The Hidden Benefits A QA Team Brings To Your Project

Author: Shireen Quadir, Liqueo QA Senior Test Consultant 

 

Here we are in 2022, where increasing reliance on technology has changed the game overall. The products and services we utilize are becoming complex, and technological advancements are to blame. At the same time, if a company wants to make its mark among its competitors and be the top choice for customers, the only way is to ensure that the end consumer gets best-in-class products. 

How do we achieve that? Ensuring the Quality Assurance team are an integral part of the process. But if Quality Assurance holds such great significance - why is it undervalued?

 

Despite the number of benefits testing can bring, companies can overlook the advantages for reasons such as:

  • Concerns that Quality Assurance testing may delay the product release date.
  • It is perceived as an unnecessary cost.
  • It is considered the last activity on the list that can be overlooked if there is no time.  
  • It can be seen as a redundant and tedious activity with no obvious results.

The truth is that Quality Assurance is a term used by many but understood by few. Unfortunately, the lack of understanding makes it the most underrated aspect of the software development cycle.

 

What Can The Quality Assurance Team Help With ?

 

In reality, the Quality Assurance team does more than may be apparent, beyond – “pressing buttons and clicking here and there”.

They take responsibility for tasks including:

  1. Contributing to sprint retrospective meetings
  2. Attending daily triages
  3. Planning, designing and executing test cases
  4. Writing test charters
  5. Developing test scripts to be used in automated test suites
  6.  Performing different testing types such as regression, smoke, and exploratory tests
  7.  Identifying and logging defects
  8.  Collaborating with multiple people such as developers, product managers, business analysts, third-party vendors, and – most importantly - end-users!

 

The Essential Benefits Of Quality Assurance

 

1. Better Quality Products

Testing at every stage helps identify and fix defects before the software becomes operational. Resolving issues in the as early as possible in the development process reduces the cost of correction in production and reduces the risk of client-facing failures. Delivering quality products also increases the company's credibility and reputation.

 

2. Reduced Costs

As mentioned above, testing can help avoid expenses that result from software failing - such as maintenance, support, retesting of fixes or re-developing costs. The earlier in the development lifecycle that issues are detected, the cheaper and easier it is to fix them. 

 

3.User Experience

User experience is critical to any application. Quality assurance testing ensures the application is simple, intuitive, and free of errors.

 

4. Client Satisfaction 

Defect-free software helps gain customer satisfaction as the product is valuable and reliable. This results in satisfied stakeholders.

 

5. Organisation And Efficiency

QA promotes organisation and efficiency. Quality assurance testing from the initial stages of the software development process helps increase readiness. This supports projects in avoiding many problems, including faulty software and hasty fixes.

 

In A Nutshell

Quality Assurance testing should always be considered. QA engineers are there to help and contribute to the process of developing better software, more smoothly and efficiently. They play the role of “quality gate keepers” between the software development team and customers, driving excellence to improve the product, process, and quality. 


Software QA is not only about software testing, but it is also one of the critical elements of the development and production process.

 

Here at Liqueo, we provide organisations with the skills to implement programmes successfully through our flexible workforce model, tailoring solutions for our clients’ strategic goals. We deliver an exceptional, bespoke service to every client via a dynamic and agile framework. If you are interested in how we can help you implement successful programmes or want more information about Quality Assurance, contact us.
 

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