The QA (Quality Assurance) figure is vital in a development team. Its function, as its name indicates, is to ensure the quality of the products or services that are being developed (in our case, Mobile Apps and Web). Find out why you should include a QA profile in your team.
What functions does a QA perform?
We always say that:
“Our commitment to quality has allowed us to maintain the loyalty of our customers and continue to be relevant in the market.”
And what better way to ensure quality than with the figure of QA? So, we get down to business by listing the functions performed by this profile.
- Test planning: The QA is responsible for designing and planning the test cases for the software. You must ensure that the tests cover all customer requirements and that all software functionality is tested.
- Testing execution: The QA executes the designed tests and documents the results. This includes functionality, performance, and compatibility tests, among others.
- Identification and reporting of errors: If any bugs are found during testing, the QA should document them in detail, providing information on how to reproduce the bug and how the software is expected to work.
- Monitoring and tracking of bug fixes: The QA should monitor and follow up on bugs found during testing, ensuring they are fixed before the software is delivered to the customer.
- Collaboration with the development team: QA works closely with developers to resolve issues, identify improvements, and ensure software meets customer requirements.
- Usability evaluation: The QA may also evaluate the application’s usability and provide suggestions to improve the user experience.
How do you ensure quality?
A QA (Quality Assurance) can help improve quality in many ways, some of which include:
- Identification of defects and errors: QA is responsible for conducting exhaustive tests on the software to detect defects or errors. This helps identify problems before the software is released, reducing the number of bugs users may encounter.
- Improved functionality: QA helps ensure the software works according to the established requirements and specifications. This ensures that the software meets users’ needs and improves its functionality.
- Test of performance: QA performs performance tests to ensure the software runs efficiently and smoothly under heavy workloads. This helps to ensure that the software can handle a large number of users and transactions smoothly.
- Improved user experience: QA can help improve the user experience by identifying and fixing usability issues. This helps ensure that the software is easy to use and that users can perform the necessary tasks without problems.
- Quality guarantee: The QA makes sure that the software meets the established quality standards. This helps ensure that the software is reliable and safe for you to use.
A QA can help improve the quality of the software by detecting and correcting errors, improving the functionality and user experience, performing tests and quality assurance.
Also Read: SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle)