When software is under development, testers need tocontinually test and measure its quality and report the status to the concerned people. They also need to evaluate test effectiveness as a guide for improvement. None of these tasks would be possible without measurement and metrics in test management.
Shift Left Testing - Picture a typical software development project, sketched out on paper. The requirements stage is recorded on the left and a target delivery date is to the right. The project starts out with high hopes, but then — as the project moves along — defects creep in, errors mount up and the project blows right past the projected delivery date. In fact, the delivery date keeps shifting farther to the right.
A study revealed that most of the security issues occurred at application, access and last but not least authentication level. With the onset of a new era of digital transformation and assessment of threats related to it, security testing has definitely become a critical factor.
As organizations adapt digital in full swing, testing and quality assurance plays a pivotal role. Assurance of flawless system performances in customer experience has now become a mandate. Digital assurance is no more limited to testing applications across SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud); customer experience assurance is equally critical.
Unlike the past where development and testing teams were often huddled in the same room or same office, the present era is seeing an increasingly diverse workforce that often coordinates from geographically dispersed locations.