Rapid Software Testing is software testing, conducted over a shorter period of time than usual software testing, maintaining or increasing the quality. It is not easy to achieve such result.
Rapid testing is based on four main components: the staff, the system testing process, static testing and dynamic testing. In case of deterioration of at least one of the components the quality of testing decreases significantly.
The Key Components of Rapid Software Testing:
1. The staff
Scientists proved that variations in the productivity of software developers exceed 10:1. Excellent experts in a software testing company may also be only those who have the necessary knowledge, skills and mindset.
Rapid testing requires professionals who can meet deadlines and cooperate with software developers at the beginnings of the development.
2. The system testing process
Without the ability to carry out regular and well-regulated software testing even the best staff will never reach high quality. Software testing must be included into the entire process of software development and base on main uncomplying principles.
3. Static software testing
It is testing directed at researching software testing results. This type of testing is carried out to monitor the quality of the product and to ensure that the product meets the system requirements.
Static software testing is one of the most effective ways to detect defects during initial phases of development; it enables to save time and costs spent on the development.
Practically speaking, static software testing is all possible actions that can be used to detect the defects without running the program code:
- different tests
- comprehensive control
- specialists’ testimonials on the projects
- software products, study of the structural data and the other components of the program code
4. Dynamic software testing
It involves the use of software to detect defects. That is, the dynamic software testing involves running of a program and comparison of its real and expected actions. The found differences are software bugs. Dynamic software testing is the main component of the testing process.
Desktop testing, web site testing, mobile application testing cannot be successful without well performed planning, engineering, development and implementation of dynamic testing.
To get high-quality software, experts conducting dynamic software testing should work closely with the developers.