Regression testing is the process of re-running a full or partial selection of previously executed test cases to verify that all features are still in place.
Why is Regression Testing required?
This testing ensures that any new code changes won't negatively impact the functionality of already-existing systems. It guarantees that when the most recent code changes are made, the older code still functions.
By exceeding customers' expectations for delivery and software quality, regression testing is one of the key components in gaining their trust. By including regression testing into the test cycle, organizations can demonstrate their proficiency in the efficient delivery of software
What happens if you don't do Regression Testing?
Regression testing seeks to do continuous testing and prevents bugs from leaking into production. Without continuous testing, the software's overall quality and stability suffer.
Failure to perform regression testing will result in excessive costs associated with production incidents.
Regression Testing - The Thought Frameworks Way!
- We use an agile methodology, which makes risks more apparent early in the process of developing a project.
- The QA team is aware of the requirements and begins designing test cases as part of each sprint. The test cases are prioritized as priorities 1, 2, and 3 depending on how they will affect the business.
- All requirements, UI/UX, functional, integration, end-to-end system test cases, and micro services are included in the regression suite (based on the need of the product).
- In accordance with the sprint's or release's scope, test cases are adjusted or added as part of each sprint.
- Based on conversations with the product team and development team, the QA test lead will decide which sprints the whole regression suite needs to be executed.
- The majority of the time, automation is favoured for the execution of regression suites, but occasionally, due to the complexity of the product, all test cases cannot be automated, necessitating the use of both human and automated testing.
What would be the right time to do this test?
When the product is nearly ready for the particular release and is reliable enough to run the full regression suite
Regression testing costs will rise if your programme is frequently modified. In these situations, manual execution of test cases lengthens test execution and raises expenses. In these situations, automating regression test cases is the best course of action. The amount of test cases that can be used repeatedly for regression cycles determines how much automation is used.
Other testing services along with Regression testing?
Once a product is stable, Automation Testing is advised as a component of regression testing.
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