The audit is a complex analysis of the project that presupposes detecting of bugs in its operation and software problem data. Its main goal is to enhance the impact and increase website performance.
There are three variants of carrying out the independent quality audit.
Variant #1. The Customer – the Client
The client’s main objective is to check operating quality of his/her quality assurance system and of created program product. Dedicated testers express their opinion that often helps detect problems and inconsistencies that are omitted somehow by the testing department.
A proven fact that full unbiased testing of the program is not possible due to a human factor that plays the key role in this case. That’s why it’s better to perform an independent quality audit.
The most appropriate time to carry out the independent quality audit is on the completion stage of software development. In this case, the software testing company can check the product quality by means of functionality testing services and performance testing services.
Dedicated testers examine key business processes in the system, perform some usability testing services and finally make a report about the product usability that includes the list of detected bugs, deep analysis of the product quality and the process of production.
Variant #2. The Customer – the User
The end-user can also be the customer of the independent quality audit. He/she is initially interested in purchasing the product of the highest quality that will meet one’s needs and help in solving the challenges.
But one should know that trial use is not a cheap pleasure and usual users are not able to detect a large number of bugs within a short time. That’s why it is expedient to involve a dedicated testing team for performing an acceptance testing that will minimize risks associated with purchasing and implementation of new software.
Variant #3. The Customer – the System Integrator
Quite often, such companies face the task to develop a hardware-software solution turnkey. For this purpose, system integrators have the full set of software and hardware systems that are building the customized solution.
From a system analysis, it’s well-known that comprehensive solution can acquire new properties, that is why one can face the occurrence of new bugs when the system components interact, as well as the changes of requirements to the quality of initial components.
This is the reason, why do system integrators contact software testing companies to perform load testing services, reliability testing, security testing services and the quality of component integration for their products. Such kind of work can be volume and time-consuming, so it’s better to assess the time of test performance and specify the restrictions of the system operation.