Rajesh Kumar & Ajay Chhokra, United Health Group
“Reducing QA Cost” is the buzzword in IT industry. Testing Costs can be reduced by two ways – by using Test Optimization techniques, and by increasing productivity. Test Optimization focuses on efficient Test methodologies, and reducing redundancy and waste, by developing and executing optimized Test suite. Test productivity focuses on increasing the productivity of the Testing process. In this paper, we are doing a deep dive on Testing Optimization & Productivity Improvement techniques and their impact on QA cost reduction.
To reduce QA Cost, an organization needs to establish the QA cost baseline and processes to capture and track the QA cost on regular basis. Organizations also should establish the goals to reduce the same on a year to year basis. In this paper, we have shown effective methods which help the organization to reduce QA costs by implementing various Test Optimization techniques and Productivity Improvement techniques.