Take some advice from the QA side with this list of suggestions for developers.
Quality assurance teams have become more important to software development projects. As more groups turn to agile software testing, QA will play a more critical role for program creation. However, there are a few things that QA managers wish stakeholders knew about their roles in software testing:
1. Developers think they know all
Agile software development aims to eliminate silos, but this can lead to treading on other’s territory. For example, many developers believe they know how, when and what to test, but there are often numerous bugs in the code. Software Testing Help noted that there’s also the stigma that developers have an ego, and believe that they are better than testers. The truth is, both sides are working toward the same goal: to make a successful application. By banding together and sharing knowledge, you can make testing better and establish more even ground across the board.
2. Take testing metrics with a grain of salt
QA teams can gain actionable insights from testing metrics, but many other stakeholders use these numbers as law. These stats are used to gauge tester competence and project completion. A Software Testing Club thread noted that management often doesn’t consider the context of this information. If the numbers show a decline in progress, perhaps it was because the client asked for a change, for example. The context will be important to driving the QA team and promoting effective test management.