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4 Common Software Testing Myths that You Should Not Believe


When it comes to the topic of software testing, there are a lot of myths about it that people believe and are difficult to separate from fact. 
But, since businesses rely so intensely on platforms that need testing (websites, apps and more), it’s an important part of any software creation process. Any independent software testing company who want to provide top notch testing services to their clients utilize every bit of software testing. 

Let’s break down the five most commonly believed myths about software testing, so you have a better idea of how testing fits into development.


Myth 1: Software Testing Starts Post-Development

Testing after development (TAD) has an increased chance of delaying project delivery. On the other hand, testing driven development (TDD) caters to greater efficiency during the project development lifecycle and excellent customer experience in the end product. With TDD methods, you can realistically maintain software expectations which in turn, help developers and testers make appropriate adjustments to each stage of the development. 

Myth 2: Automation Testing Has Replaced Manual Testing

Automated testing is most efficient handling repetitive, monotonous testing, but this method cannot yet replace human insight. Manual testing is still critical for tests that are highly dependent on keen discernment or judgment. It is challenging to write automation scripts and it requires continuous maintenance and reworking as the product develops. Ideally, the best approach is to use both manual and automated testing methods.

Myth 3: Programming Knowledge is Not Required to Test Software

A complete understanding of the development process is necessary to test programs accurately. Testing includes formulating, designing, executing, and evaluating unit test results, which is a creative process and asks for a sound knowledge of programming. 
Software testers create relevant test cases for the different scenarios in a project. That is the main reason that software testing company has a number of software testers for better website execution. 

Myth 4: Testers Add No Value to the Software

There is absolutely no truth in this. The tester analyzes and understands how the entire system works from the end-to-end standpoint. Unlike the programmers who often spend most of their time working on a very specific area, function or component of the application. Testers get a better chance to demonstrate their understanding of the product in a way that adds value to the product.


In Conclusion

Testing software is an integral part of any quality product. The proper understanding of the value of testing can save software testing companies from offering a disappointing user experience, receiving bad press coverage, as well as avoiding significant financial losses.
Cogniter Technologies is an independent software testing company in India that offers full-cycle testing and quality assurance services for web, mobile, e-commerce platforms, social networks, and SaaS integrated web applications and more. Contact us to discuss your testing needs. 
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