Consumers worldwide rely on software solutions to solve user-specific pain points. Your company strives to deliver quality products to ensure customer satisfaction, grow your brand presence and, ultimately, your revenue.
Quality testing is integral to measuring the efficiency of your software to measure its effectiveness and ensure it delivers the functionality your buyers expect from it. However, traditional testing methods force your teams to work on different workflows.
The minimal communication between QA teams and developers creates silos and slows deployment. QualityOps can ensure your teams work in tandem instead of working independently to create efficient workflows and quality software at every stage of development.
Learn more about QualityOps and how to implement it into your CI/CD pipelines to deliver optimal customer satisfaction and reach your customers before competitors.
What is QualityOps?
QualityOps (QAOps) is the assimilation of Quality Assurance teams with IT departments and DevOps workflows that aim to integrate continuous and thorough testing of software products across the software development lifecycle (SDLC) to deliver quality products and deploy them faster.
Using automation testing tools, QAOps bridges the gap in communication between QA teams and developers to detect and identify issues early in the development process.
Automated testing tools test the validity of every code as they are written instead of waiting for manual testing at the end of the development process. QualityOps integrates QA into the CI/CD pipeline to eliminate bottlenecks presented by traditional testing processes.
QAOps is an approach to testing with a DevOps mindset to test for usability, errors, and overall quality on a continuous pipeline and focuses on removing silos between different teams for better collaboration and faster deployment of quality products.
Benefits of QualityOps
The primary benefit of QualityOps is testing a software product for its quality as new upgrades are implemented instead of waiting until the end of the development cycle to test a new build. Combining QA with DevOps offers several other benefits:
Faster time-to-market (TTM) - QA collaborating with DevOps teams ensures faster workflows as software is tested throughout the development lifecycle on every stage and upgrade.
Issues and defects get detected early during the deployment and can be fixed immediately. You save time by creating quality software at every stage instead of waiting for QA to test products at the cycle’s end and sending feedback to dev teams for fixes.
Enhanced collaboration - QualityOps keeps all teams related to software production and deployment on the same page with improved communication between QA, DevOps teams, and IT.
Better product quality - QAOps enables QA teams to identify bugs early in the development cycle to relay issues to dev teams faster. Your dev teams get to implement fixes sooner and remove the probability of causing problems further down the cycle.
Better quality products not only guarantee customer satisfaction, but you can also save costs on post-launch fixes and support.
Efficient workflows - Besides increased collaboration between QA and DevOps teams, QAOps can increase workflow efficiency by introducing automated tools and processes to replace manual testing for faster and error-free testing.
Implementing QualityOps in Your SDLC
Now that you understand how your SDLCs can benefit from QualityOps let's look at the high-level practices you need to implement to operationalize QAOps:
The rapid technological advancements in today’s world have given rise to several automation tools and frameworks that can speed up the testing process.
Implementing QAOps can be done by placing automated testing between continuous integration and continuous delivery. Remember that automated testing tools must be built around the test cases to avoid errors and significant damage to product quality.
While not every test needs to be automated, it assists QA teams in staying on the same page as the rest of the delivery pipeline.
Parallel testing involves running multiple tests for different software elements simultaneously instead of conducting tests serially. Test cases can be run simultaneously using automated testing tools. You need a high-performance CPU or run tests on cloud architectures.
Scaling tests based on your products’ dynamic changes undergo is essential to improve features or upgrade software products with additional features. Testing processes must scale up or down based on your CI/CD pipelines.
Test scalability also helps you adapt to different request loads as you acquire more customers, which increases the demand for better functionality.
Integrating Dev Teams and IT with QA
Integrating QA processes into your CI/CD pipeline involves removing the silos between teams. Your DevOps teams can focus on writing test cases, after which your QA and IT teams can work together to identify bugs in the development process to achieve QualityOps.
While test cases require collaboration among all teams in your company, you can quickly get overwhelmed by the number of simultaneous tests you need to run for every development process.
Without complete visibility, you risk getting limited insights for your testing process. To automate repetitive tasks and update your test documentation with every test to track success and failure rates, use Allure TestOps to bring together disparate teams and foster effective collaboration.
Allure TestOps: The Ultimate Test Reporting Tool
Allure TestOps is an open-source test management tool that enables your QA and DevOps teams to streamline automated and manual testing processes through continuous enchantment features, advanced analytics tracking, monitoring, and native integrations on a single platform.
Automated Test Documentation
Allure TestOps’ Smart Test Cases update your test documentation automatically after every run with test results tracking and analysis to remove the need for manual intervention.
Allure TestOps also simplifies and streamlines test cycles so you can focus on testing, as your documentation is generated automatically based on the results of initial successful test run results. We help you build a single source of truth by storing test intent in a centralized platform.
In addition to an aggregate view of your test results, you can fine-tune your version control on an intuitive UI with our Test Cases as Code feature. DevOps and QA teams can access a centralized hub to instantly view and expedite CI/CD pipelines for instant insights into test coverage.
Granular Control for Test Projects
The Allure TestOps build servers lets you pause, resume, and rerun build jobs effortlessly. We automated failed testing processes by identifying and categorizing defects into predefined issue trackers to reduce the manual work needed from developers.
Allure TestOps dashboards let you create targets, review product status, and observe the testing process closely. Performance metrics are viewed using engaging visualizations to equip you with actionable data.
Allure Query Language offers greater customizability by letting you create your own set of KPIs to keep track of your projects in real-time.
Allure Report is a flexible and lightweight community-driven test platform that you and your teams can utilize to create striking and comprehensive visualizations for test cases to show exact data without navigating through several interfaces.
For CI systems, we provide integrations to Jenkins, Bamboo, GitLab, GitHub, CircleCI, TeamCity, etc. After you set up a test report, we provide complete transparency for success rates, flakiness, and other metrics classified by features, stories, and categories on a tree-based representation.
Allure TestOps Server gives you complete control over your instances and integrates seamlessly into your CI/CD pipeline without coding. Our services install directly on your server, and we charge you for every active user. You can try our features risk-free with a 30-day free trial.
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Providing your customers with quality software products is essential to guarantee a seamless user experience and better ROI.
However, you need faster and more efficient workflows for continuous deployment to reach the market before your competitors and keep up with dynamic customer requirements.
QualityOps can enable your DevOps and IT teams to work alongside QA by implementing testing processes early in the development cycle and ensuring product quality for every stage.
Your teams can benefit from the streamlined workflows and work on upgrades without worrying about pre-existing issues and bugs. Allure TestOps helps QA teams automate repetitive tasks and provide accurate insights so that you can make informed decisions at every step.
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