How to choose a Tracking system for software Testing
Implementing a tracking system is an important step in the software testing process. Tracking systems for testing programs go by several names, with bug tracking systems, task tracking systems, issue tracking systems, and defect tracking systems. These systems help you identify and resolve bugs, defects and issues in a program
Without a tracking system in place, the testing process can be undermined by team members’ inability to identify and resolve software problems efficiently.
A typical tracking system allows testers to report defects via methods such as email, online forms, forum posts, or ticket submittals. Most online tracking software will automatically assign a code or number to each reported bug to make the tracking activity easier.
The tracking process consists of the following steps:
* Developing test objectives
* Developing a reporting process
* Implementing a tracking system
* Establishing a test environment
* Performing usability testing
* Performing unit testing
* Verifying HTML code
* Performing load testing
* Performing user acceptance testing
* Performing security testing
There are hundreds of software testing tools for tracking.
Choosing the right one requires a process of elimination based on the systems’ specs.
1. Choose the tracking system whether to implement the system in house or on a Software as a Service (SaaS) model.
2. Whether the system should be open source or proprietary. An open source system doesn’t cost anything, but it can be difficult to configure for certain tracking processes.
3. Consult a provider of bug and task tracking software.
Software testing tools for bug, defect, and issue tracking are a necessary part of the software testing process, and the type of tracking system you implement can impact the quality of your tests.