Quality Assurance Companies: Reasonability of Test Measurement
It is possible to measure anything in some way and it is so much better than not to measure it at all.
Quality assurance companies provide accurate and cost-effective qa and testing services with the intent to meet the precise standards in terms of quality, service and consistency. The organizations are able to ensure efficient & effective performance and implementation of top-notch project. In software testing, measurements play an important role, all the more so, they are comparatively easy to present and extract.
When unquantifiable and unmeasured testing activity is carried out it may involve fatal consequences therefore one should be maximally careful while conducting verification of the kind. Without any measures or metrics software testing turns out to be an unreal and purposeless process. For example, you are a participant of some project but you have no idea of the total amount of effort spent on the work as well as the total number of defects detected by you. So, under such circumstances would it be possible for you to identify bottlenecks and the most critical vulnerabilities??
Whatever testing type is performed, an every reputed quality assurance company ALWAYS uses test measurements and metrics in the process. Using these utilities highly experienced specialists manage to evaluate the quality of the test object and effectiveness of testing process itself.
One well-known proverb says:” If you want something to get improved – do not forget to make it measurable”. And it is true, because if you plan to show the good and the bad you cannot but measure your testing and submit quantifiable results. As a rule, clever, cute and logical managers expect testers to give numerical demonstration since non numeric facts are not satisfactory for them.
There are very good test metrics for you to consider:
- Test Efficiency and Total Test Effort (including cost variances and schedules)
- Metrics in Test Execution Phase (# of Pass, Block, Fail, unaccomplished test cases)
- Total # of Priorities, Defects, Severities, Root Causes (regression test, system test, user acceptance testing and live)
- Test Effectiveness (total # of defects detected in each phase / # of defects detected in system test)
- Turnaround Time for Defect Fixes (time needed for developers to correct defects)
- Total Number of Defects Rejected (ratio of invalid / false defects)
- Total Number of Defects Reopened (ratio of failing /unfixed “ready to test” defects)
- Ratio of Defects Detected (per day / testing effort) and Defect Density (per line of code or development day)
- Requirement Coverage, Test Coverage, Requirements Stability and more others you are likely to prefer…
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