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Why are software tests so important?

Software tests are of crucial importance in software development. They are essential to ensure the quality, reliability and security of software products. Without software testing, this is not possible. They also play a key role in identifying bugs, vulnerabilities and potential problems in the software before it goes live. Software errors can lead to data loss, security gaps and ultimately to massive customer dissatisfaction. That's why imbus is committed to the mission of software quality to make your software secure and reliable. Below you will find an overview of all the important information about software testing.

What types of software tests are there?

There are different types of software tests that can be used depending on the objectives and requirements of a project. The most common types of tests include

  • Functional tests: these check whether the software performs the specified functions in accordance with the requirements.
  • Integration tests: These check whether individual software components or modules work together correctly.
  • System tests: These tests aim to check the entire system for correct functionality.
  • Acceptance tests: These simulate use by end users to ensure that the software meets their needs.
  • Performance test: These tests check the performance of the software under various load conditions.
  • Security tests: They identify security gaps and vulnerabilities in the software.
  • Usability tests: These tests assess the usability and user experience of the software.

How do you approach software testing correctly?

Conducting software tests requires a systematic approach and a clear strategy to ensure that the software works flawlessly and achieves the desired quality. Below are some best practices on how to approach software testing correctly:

Set test objectives: Define clear objectives for the tests. Which aspects of the software do you want to test? What results do you expect? These objectives serve as a guide for the entire testing process.

Create a test plan: Develop a comprehensive plan that defines the scope, timing, resources and responsibilities for testing. The test plan should also describe the test cases, test data and test environments.

Develop test cases: Create detailed test cases that provide clear instructions on how to perform the tests. Each test case should include expected results and test criteria.

Set up the test environment: Ensure that the test environment meets the requirements of the software. This may include the configuration of hardware, software and networks.

Execute the tests: Execute the software tests according to the created test cases. Be sure to select test data carefully and ensure that all relevant functions of the software are tested.

Error reporting: Document all detected errors in detail. This includes information about the defect, the test that detected it and the time of occurrence.

Regression testing: After bugs have been fixed, run regression tests to ensure that the fixes have not caused new problems and that existing features continue to work properly.

Test automation: Automate repeatable test cases to save time and achieve consistent results, especially in agile development environments.

Verification of test coverage: Ensure that all relevant parts of the software have been tested to avoid gaps in coverage.

Documentation: Record the test process and test results in an appropriate written form to enable clear traceability and reporting.

Collaboration: Communicate regularly with the development team to discuss bugs and ensure issues are resolved quickly.

Continuous improvement: Use the results of the tests to optimize the development process and continuously improve software quality.

The right approach to software testing requires careful planning, execution and documentation. It is also important that test teams are flexible and can adapt to changing requirements and circumstances, especially in agile development environments.

Are you unsure where imbus can support you? We would be happy to take a look at your project and help you further. Contact us quickly and easily by e-mail.

Do you need a tool that supports you in all these steps and also enables automation? The TestBench tool developed by imbus combines 30 years of experience in software quality assurance and testing. You can find out more on the tool website.

It is important to note that not all types of testing must or should be automated. The decision to automate software testing depends on several factors, including project context, available budget, time and resources. Some tests are easier to automate than others, and it is important to focus on the tests that add the most value. Automation can help speed up test execution and ensure consistency, but should be carefully planned and maintained.

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How does imbus help with your software testing?

Support along the entire development cycle

imbus AG is a leading software quality and software testing company that supports its customers in all phases of the software development cycle. From consulting and planning to the execution of tests, we offer comprehensive services and solutions to ensure that software projects meet the highest quality standards. The imbus team of experts has many years of experience in software testing, identifying quality risks, creating test strategies and automating test processes. With our individual approach, we take into account the specific requirements of each customer and customize our solutions accordingly.  By partnering with imbus AG, companies can ensure that their software is reliable and user-friendly, which ultimately contributes to increased customer satisfaction and the success of their projects.

Support through outsourcing and nearshore

In some cases, it is more efficient and above all more cost-effective to outsource software testing processes. Our optimized outsourcing and nearshore services enable our customers to save time and money without any loss of quality. Find out how you can optimize your software testing processes with our individual approaches and nearshore teams.

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Good software with the TestBench tool

Whether your company develops digital products or provides software, the test management tool TestBench is the answer to achieving the highest quality. TestBench offers comprehensive functionality for the design, management, execution and evaluation of software tests, whether manual or automated. Seamless integration with existing tools such as Jira and Selenium enables smooth integration into your existing tool landscape. Regardless of team size or development approach (agile, DevOps or traditional), TestBench supports collaboration between teams and development sites. Learn more about TestBench and revolutionize your software testing today!


imbus Academy - Further training for your employees in software testing

With more than 20,000 satisfied participants, we are proud to be one of the world's leading providers of software quality training - and testing. We have also been a proud accredited ISTQB® training provider since 2002. Our flexibility is reflected in our wide range of training courses, which include both classroom and online training. With our Virtual Classroom Training, you can learn from the comfort of your own home and take your certificate exam at a convenient location near you or even online. Thanks to our e-learning in blended learning format, you decide for yourself when and where you want to learn and, if necessary, take your exam. Discover now the many opportunities our Academy for Software Quality and Software Testing offers to take your expertise to the next level.

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You can find our software test project examples and references on our references page.

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