Why You Need a Testing Audit
Software quality control is an often underestimated topic, especially for smaller projects. The bigger the business role of the software solution, the more crucial it is for you to pay attention to testing. If you underestimate the entire testing phase, your technological solution is at stake. It might hinder your progress and development, and add more to your workload.
If testing is already a key element of your projects, it makes sense to take care of it so that testing processes are optimized. At the same time, you should be aware of other possible development directions as well as improvements and the overall health of your testing. And that's what a testing audit is for.
What can you get from well-managed testing of your IT project?
- Satisfied customers or users.
- Financial savings, and therefore a faster ROI.
- A more efficient and effective team.
- Faster project development.
"Tečka” as a deterrent case
Let’s take the Tečka app as an example. It’s used to manage vaccination certificates.
In many cases, it failed to start or showed invalid vaccinations to its users. As a result, it turned out that the developed solution didn’t pass quality software testing. In a pandemic crisis, this was an unfortunate and even dangerous situation for the state and citizens also.
However, it is clear that the number of companies that want to take control is growing. Testing is therefore gradually becoming more important globally. The market for testing as a service has seen a positive development in recent years. In 2020, its market surpassed $40 million globally and is expected to grow by a further 7% each year between 2021 and 2027. To stay ahead of the curve, it is advisable to continuously work on optimizing and making your testing more efficient.
Audit for savings and efficiency – what can it look like in practice?
The basic rule is that the more efficiently you test software, the more you save. When the testing process is set up and developed incorrectly, savings are lost in the long run. With an audit, you will get an idea about the overall process and team quality, while discovering areas for improvement. These may include opportunities to apply automated testing.
In our experience, we know that automated testing specifically can be applied to up to 25% of all tests. However, such places need to be discovered and well analyzed.
Analyzing your testing processes will improve defect management and test transparency. Furthermore, proper diagnostics can buy you between 15-20% extra time for your team to fix bugs. The icing on the cake is also identifying areas where you can move testers further professionally, thereby developing both their skills and the quality of testing itself.
As a result, the audit will give testers more room to advance project requirements and thus move faster in problematic areas.
With us, you can execute the audit by yourself
We've put together a step-by-step Testing Audit Guidebook to help you get started with your testing audit today. We've put more than 10 years of our testing experience into this handy checklist guide. You'll also find plenty of best practices that have worked well for us.