How To Evolve From Quality Assurance To Quality Engineering?

According to the disclosure of a report, the “user satisfaction” is gaining the top position in the stack of testing strategies and Quality Assurance (QA). The growth of customer-centric inventions, agile approaches, digital transformations, Internet of Things (IoT), DevOps, Cloud, and more are giving air to this tailoring. On top of all, what makes a difference is a recommendations list that leaves you re-evaluating the QA role.

The report drives the managers and professionals to:

  • Transform test function and Quality Assurance promotes DevOps and agile development teams.
  • Enhance the smart test automation level.
  • Define a strategy of a test platform and QA on an enterprise level. This is actually a common thing. When a report stated that in one of the past projects, DevOps is used by 99% of respondents and the automation is becoming a huge barrier that is clutching back the testing and QA today, this sounds a Lil’ irritating along with the developing confusion all the way.


We are running on the path where the devices are taking birth at an outstanding speed, where the IoT presence is revealed by 97% of the respondents in their product and Agile, DevOps, and Cloud have stopped posing powerpoint enhancers.

They are now actually the firm realities that application and software teams leverage and encounters every day. Here arrives the requirement for taking along Software Design/Development Engineer in Test (SDETs) into the group and also to inject the skills in test environments, security, data management, and nonfunctional testing among the testers.

The context and challenges of this trendy applications/software world have pulsated a tectonic shake. It is far away, an infinite planet where the survival will be the best.

What is the need for intervention?

Quality Assurance includes only the activities for spotting flaws, ensuring quality, analysis, code review, and refactoring. But there is a user requirement for a broader and stronger variant of this strategy. The one who may go beyond the testing cycles, and also who is expert in filtering into the culture and the way the designers and developers view about software. Yes, you are depicting right, just be ready for welcoming Quality Engineering (QE).

Transforming quality assurance, quality control, and testing, Quality engineering is a strategic, proactive, intuitive, forward-looking, and a huge way in scope as compared to QA. It is limitless beyond the procedures and processes. As it expands into the world of the way, these methods come out – user empathy and nucleus of the ideation.  It maintains equilibrium across all the areas of testing and QA and holds up the quality towards all the new way.

It will be witnessed that there is an inclination of QA towards a few past stages of the software development and possess a role of postcode-writing in which proficient team of QA checks the codes of developers. But QE is not the tiring task of a software development cycle. It’s actually the basic way that moves a step ahead from the origination place of the code. It assists in filling up the whole development flow. The team of developer-tester and organizations get help from QE to fight against the attack of diversity and also the growing of various applications, platforms, devices, and content needs.

Alone QA can’t serve to match the persistence, speed, and thoroughness that the Shift-left and Agile development world expects today. QE assures that the quality is adopted soon and is raised at every moment and not just at the end of software code. It carries architectural and end-to-end approaches for overall software quality.

How to evolve from QA to QE?

Organizations are forced to cover this new mindset and culture to begin this massive shift. This is the point where a model of continuous integration comes into play between the developers and testers. Testing becomes constant, easy to combine and embedded into the code design ahead into the whole chain. Development becomes adaptive, collaborative, and iterative. It all needs the localization of the issues and fixing the individual parts so to address the red flags first and the whole software later. Organizations will be required to lead in a new manner and designing the lifecycle of software development. This requires the support with methodologies and framework of a sustainable framework and also as Continuous Integration efforts.

Bandwidth and resources should be furnished to make the test infrastructure integrated and flourished without the latent hiccups and scalability. The production environments and test environments would also demand to be linked in a manner that quality becomes a messenger, not a review. Here, the test automation may be called. The groups of QA might be asked to code and think like a user.

Here, the habit and culture parts would undergo a makeover. Empowering and helping others beyond the dependencies, organizational pits, and software hierarchies would be a new rule for QE to get back the life. The delivery aspects also would get a transformation for the checks for the entire system and multiple releases scenario. In software design, QE teams are impactful and involved at a new depth and degree so that the main functionality tests can be finalized for a proactive end.

QE is all about maintaining the quality at every level, all the time, and too by everyone out there. Still, if you have any relevant query just give us a shout today, Wetech Digital is all set with highly skilled and experienced testing team to beat up the market.