Continuous QA Service​

Continuous QA Service​

A paradigm shift in testing

Continuous QA is not only running automatic tests, it is a paradigm shift in testing that is embedded within the new Agile and DevOps paradigms and that responds to current market needs:​

  • Application architectures are increasingly distributed and complex, spanning the cloud, APIs, microservices, and more, creating virtually endless combinations of different protocols and technologies within a single business transaction.​
  • Thanks to Agile and DevOps, many applications are released in periods ranging from 2 weeks to thousands of times a day. As a result, the time available for design, maintenance, and especially testing execution is drastically reduced.​
  • Now that software is the main interface of the business, an application failure is a business failure, and even a seemingly minor failure can have serious repercussions if it affects the user experience. As a result, application-related risks have become a concern for businesses.

Inetum provides Continuous QA solutions that are aimed at achieving the following objectives:​

  • Testing should become an integral part of the development process​
  • Tests should be ready to run almost as soon as related functionality is implemented​
  • The organization must have identified the tests that have to be executed in the different stages of the DevOps Pipeline in the form of Quality Gates​
  • Each test set must be run fast enough to avoid a bottleneck in the associated stage of the software delivery process ​
  • A way to stabilize the test environment is needed to prevent frequent changes causing a large number of false positives.

We build testing frameworks for each state of the DevOps Pipeline:​

  • Compliance with Internal Quality in Continuous Integration (evolvable and maintainable)​
  • Automated testing​
  • Static code analysis​
  • Unit Testing & TDD​
  • Acceptance testing & BDD​
  • Peer Reviews vs pair programming​
  • Standards and Good Practices for Coding and Testing

Compliance with External Quality in continuous deliveries (correct behavior)​

  • Test orchestration​
  • Services virtualization​
  • Automated functional E2E integration and regression testing using BDD​
  • Non-functional automated testing of Accessibility, Performance and Security​
  • Verification and Control of Quality Gates 

Compliance with customer expectations in continuous operation​

  • QA monitoring​
  • Root-cause analysis of incidents​
  • Continuous improvement of QA processes