What are the Goals, Attributes, and Metrics of SQA Testing?
Setting goals and measuring their attributes and metrics are very important in an SQA testing process.
In this article below, we have discussed a few of the most important goals that you should be setting while conducting SQA testing services and also the key metrics to measure them.
1. Requirements Quality
Make sure to check the requirements that are specified by the client should be carefully reviewed by software developers. Software developers should properly analyze and evaluate the correctness and completeness of specified requirements because they play a vital role in the quality of software.
In the specified requirement, there could be a number of ambiguous modifiers.
There might be a number of requirements that are neither announced nor determined yet.
As far as the understandability of developers is concerned, in the specified requirements there may be a number of sections or subsections that are not understood by developers.
Often, a user asks for a number of changes in the requirements. So, the requirements can be volatile.
The time required for the completion of the process will also be changed as the requirements are volatile and subject to change.
There might be a number of requirements that one can not trace to the design code.
- Model Clarity:
Many UML models can be designed by developers for the specified requirements. Each model will be carrying a number of descriptive pages.
2. Design Quality
After evaluating the requirements specified by the user, the next goal of SQA testing is to design UML models to visualize the way the system will be designed. The job of SQA is to achieve quality by evaluating whether the design model conforms to the specified requirements.
- Architectural Integrity:
To verify the quality of the architectural model, the software developers must be able to confirm quality of the architectural model.
- Component Completeness:
The complete definition of components of the architectural model
- Interface Complexity:
The number moves are required to get the preferred function.
This metric deals with the number of patterns used to design an architectural model.
3. Code Quality
The code of the software and its associated descriptive information must follow the local coding standards.
Thus, it can be maintained for a long in the future. It is the job of SQA testing to monitor the quality of code.
To measure the number of cyclomatic complexness in the code.
The understandability of code depends on:
- the percent of internal comments in the code and
- the naming convention used while naming the variables.
To measure the number of components in the code that can be reused.
4. Quality Control Effectiveness
The job of SQA testing is to make sure that resources are allocated in an effective manner. That is, producing high quality by using minimal resources.
- Resource Allocation:
What is the time spent by the developers' team per activity?
- Completion rate:
The difference between the actual time for completion and the committed time for completion.
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Defining goals and how to achieve them along with the relevant metrics is very important to understand before starting a project of SQA testing.
In this article, we discussed the goals that should be kept in mind during the SQA process and their key metrics. If you want to get software quality assurance for your project, contact us right now. Our team of experts has many years of experience in SQA testing.