User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is one of the most important tests companies need to perform before launching a website or product. Especially if they are developing websites or digital products for clients in their daily business like agencies do. Not doing it, can cost thousands of dollars if you want to fix a bug right before going live. It is estimated that software bugs cost the worldwide economy 1.1 trillion US$ in 2016.
Properly doing User Acceptance Testing costs only a fraction of fixing bugs in a production system.
We created this guide based on what we have learned talking to some of our almost 1,000 customers. It shows you how an agency, named SuperHQ-Agency, saves money by successfully implementing User Acceptance Testing and hopefully you can use some of these learnings too.
You will learn how to set one up, as well as how to improve it and save a lot of human resources (aka money in your pocket) thanks to easier and more efficient testing methods.
So here we go:
A while ago, we published an article on “What User Acceptance Testing is all about” and a follow up article on “5 UAT Testing Types”. Since then, we got a lot of feedback from users and people asking for further advice on the topic of UAT.
Therefore we decided to sum up all those inquiries and answer the following question: ”What’s the key to a successful User Acceptance Testing?”
We put our heads together and collected the following six tips for you. Enjoy reading & have fun executing your next User Acceptance Test Plan.
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Your software application is acting weird: it’s crashing during quality analysis and the front-end application isn’t working as expected! You need a software testing team to figure out the problem areas of your application.
The testing team finds and reports bugs to the developers. The testers just saved the project team from a nightmare! That’s what a software tester primarily does.
They’re the experts in finding and reporting software bugs and flaws.
Errors happen during the entire web development cycle. And that’s perfectly normal. No matter how hard a team tries, errors creep into projects. But this means that there is always room for improvement.
You’ll find hundreds of lists out there talking about mistakes that can be avoided during web development projects.
However, most of these lists mainly deal with the managerial and technical aspects of the web development process. They rarely cover the other critical components, such as the stage of Quality Assurance (QA).
In this article, you’ll find some insights on 10 bug tracking mistakes to avoid.
A while ago, someone asked me: ”Thomas, what skills do I need to have when tracking bugs and joining a QA team?”
I was astonished by the question and more importantly, quite disappointed that I wasn’t able to come up with a great answer.
But it made me think. And it pushed me to do some research and to exchange ideas with other people in the bug-reporting world.
And today, I’m happy and ready to answer this question. Here are the most important bug reporting skills you need to have.
OK, I get it. Everyone wants to get high quality at no cost. Right?
It is particularly in software that we see a clear trend towards outsourcing. This is nothing new.
Because of the increasing average salaries of developers and the difficulty in finding qualified engineers, many companies are welcoming the idea of outsourcing.
When it comes to testing, outsourcing might also look like an easy win. Promised high quality at no (internal) costs. Awesome.
But before you consider outsourcing for your company, I recommend that you ask yourself the following questions.