IT:AD:Continuous Testing

Summary

Continuous testing is the process of executing automated tests as part of the software delivery pipeline to obtain immediate feedback on the business risks associated with a software release candidate.

For Continuous Testing, the scope of testing extends from validating bottom-up requirements or user stories to assessing the system requirements associated with overarching business goals.

“The widespread culture of Agile development has accelerated development while software testing still lags behind, forcing organizations to cut corners in QA or slow down Dev processes entirely” 1).

The Continuous Testing strategy fosters a company-wide cultural change to achieve four capabilities:

  • Test early,
  • test faster,
  • test often
  • automate.

Continuous Testing is a prerequisite for IT:AD:Continuous Integration.

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