USER ACCEPTANCE TESTING
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User Acceptance Testing (UAT) also known as beta or end-user testing is defined as testing the software by the user or client to determine whether it can be accepted or not. UAT is performed by end users/Clients. It is a test phase that largely depends on the perspective of the end-users and the domain knowledge of a department that represents the end-users.
Why is User Acceptance Testing required
This testing service ensures validation of software against the business requirements. I.e To validate end to end business flow and to evaluate operational ease of use. The use of live data and real use cases make this testing an important part of the release cycle.
What happens if you don't do the User Acceptance Testing required
Suppose that software is complete according to the functional specifications but there may be business requirements and processes that are known only to the end-users that can be either missed to be communicated or misinterpreted.This testing plays an important role in validating if all the business requirements are fulfilled or not before releasing the software for market use.
There are many businesses that suffered big losses due to post-release issues. The cost of fixing the defects after release is many times greater than fixing it before.
Tools DeployedThere are many testing tools in the market used to do User Acceptance Testing like
Marker.io, Fitness, Watir, UserBrain, Sentry, Maze, FullStory, Amplitude etc.
What would be the right time to do this test?
UAT is done in the final phase of testing after functional, integration and system testing is done. This is the last step before a product goes live to production.
User Acceptance Testing is carried out in a separate testing environment with production-like data setup. Most of the time UAT is carried out in the QA environment if there is no staging or UAT environment.
What are the other testing services you must opt for along with User Acceptance TestingOnce UAT is done, Automation testing can be opted for once the product is stable.
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