The v model or the waterfall life cycle model is common QA methodology that are is by software project teams across the globe. The waterfall model is very well structured and has a neat documentation process to its credit. This enables multiple projects to run parallel.
There are many testing tools that work in tandem with this QA methodology. An efficient tool should be able to seamlessly integrate into the existing processes and aid in efficient test process management. The testing tools should be able to adjust to new patches of test software, without having any major impact on the working of the project.
Testing tools need to be able to track productivity and throughput and, all other testing metrics for every phase and module. The metrics must be derived at granular levels, so that it is easy for the test lead to keep track of all the test activities. They should not be dependent on the test team resources for events like test execution and scheduling of the test processes.
Another important characteristic of the testing tools is to provide for adequate test documentation capabilities. These features must ensure that test process is documented every time a module is tested and released for the next development phase. Also, test documents for completed projects must be safely archived so that they can be retrieved whenever required.
The automated test tools need to offer support for regular testing activities like test plan building or creation of test scripts. They also need to integrate seamlessly well into the new setup and the other new test tools that may get added in the future.
To overcome all the testing challenges within the project it is best to use test automation tools that can handle all testing activities efficiently. There are many robust tools that are available in the market that handle multiple test projects and also different project releases and iterations simultaneously.
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