Agile Testing


What is Agile Testing?

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The agile model in testing is a practice that promotes a continuous integration of testing throughout the software development life cycle of the project. Both testing and development activities are concurrent, unlike the Waterfall model. Agile testing can be started into the project as early as possible to sort out the issues, write test cases and to execute the test cases, and uncover any gaps in each requirement. The QA team can share all the documents of lessons learned from previous projects to improve the process for future projects.In Agile methodologies, individual teams work on tasks for a particular duration of time termed as Sprints.

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What are the benefits of Agile Methodology?

The benefits of agile software development include:

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Transparency
  • Early and Predictable Delivery
  • Predictable Costs and Schedule
  • Focuses on Business Value
  • Focuses on Users
  • Improves Quality

What is the role of QA in Agile?

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The roles and responsibilities of the QA team in agile are that they can involve both the testing and development cycle. The plan or strategy is that developers and testers must actively engage starting from scratch level to deliver the build or release as per the client's expectation or requirements. QA helps to proactively address issues in both technical,non-technical topics and find potential bugs within an application during the testing cycles.

In agile projects, the QA team embeds in the scrum teams because testing and quality is not an afterthought. Quality happens to be baked in the right from the start. Technical QA experts embedded in agile teams can help and share their knowledge with the automation execution suite along with development, making sure that the new features work as per the expectation of the customer.

How is testing done in agile?

Agile testing aligns with iterative development methodology in which requirements develop step by step from depending on the customer's demand, and testing teams validate the essentials with an intention to find bugs. Agile testing is nothing but a continuous process rather than being sequential. The experiment begins from the scratch level of the project, and there is ongoing integration between the testing and development process...

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What are the QA best practices?

There are many practices for QA teams to deliver quality software, fast, and few of them are as below.

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  • Break free from the classical roles and responsibilities of QA.
  • Choose your release criteria carefully
  • Prioritize bug fixes based on usage
  • Execute Automation suites with a two-tier approach
  • Stay close to the relevant environment

Test Plan for Agile

A test plan is prepared and updated for every release in an agile model, Unlike the waterfall model. The Test plan contains the testing strategies, test data requirements, test environments, Test Schedule, exit criteria, and entry criteria. Below are the typical sections in agile test plans:

  • Scope of Testing
  • New functionalities to be tested
  • Types of testing based on the feature’s complexity
  • Load and Performance Testing
  • Infrastructure Consideration
  • Mitigation or Risks Plan
  • Resourcing
  • Deliverables and Milestones
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Agile Testing Tools

Below are some widely used agile test tools:


At QAonCloud, We work on the principles of continuous testing under agile development to ensure we are identifying defects at all stages, coupled with regular regression testing.

Our approach of connecting the dots of agile, DevOps, and automation makes our agile testing solutions more efficient and cost-effective.