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Preventing Software Testing Congestion Is Important!

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Preventing Software Testing Congestion Is Important!

Not only should your software have efficient performance, your software testing also needs to be efficient to give you accurate data.

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The importance and necessity of software testing is a well-known fact. Plenty of discussions have been seen and it has been observed that there are many possibilities of skipping errors as humans sometimes can overlook them. We also know that if a software that is not tested properly can it can cost us huge and hence we should not overlook any kind of possibilities or any kind of errors. 

Today we will discuss following topics and understand in-and-out about software testing congestion problems:

  • Factors that affect the productivity of software testing;
  • All about lack of efficiency and productivity in software testing industry.

By carefully analyzing all the possible errors, a software tester can ensure the best results out of their testing procedures. When we talk about software testing, every single individual team member of software development team, as well as the testing team, share their input for delivering accurate software to clients and want to complete everything on time. But one thing that always happens is software testing congestion at the end of a testing process. It, in turn, slows down the entire cycle and ultimately delays the delivery cycle also. Therefore, it is always helpful to understand the complete delivery cycle in a perfect way and this will be possible when we keenly work towards daily testing difficulties as well as goals.

So, don’t forget to look both sides of the coin.

Let’s begin with understanding all possible factors that affect the productivity of software testing.

Image titleFactors That Affect the Productivity of Software Testing

Improper Communication

All you need for proper communication channels is effective and efficient calls about the project, relevant emails that should specify everything clearly calls to make software testing associates, followed by meetings aiming for an effective communication mode.

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Only emailing employees about software testing details is not a good idea because very few people read the complete emails. Calls and meeting should not be overlooked.

Weak Test Prioritization

Now, prioritizing any task is a crucial job and tricky, too. Hence, we should always keep in mind that testing risky and high-value strands should be the priority. If we go for quick wins and start picking up less risky test cases first, then at the middle or end of the roan you can become stuck and here is where testing congestion will become a real issue for you.

Image titleSo, prioritize them properly and wisely.

Always remember that if you keep picking random test cases without any proper planning or priorities, then defect may accumulate at any point in time and trouble you.

Poor Dependency at the Management Level

You need to look at all requirements, test data, test environments, the development level of completion, code quality and other tests before you go ahead with any other step.

Whenever similar dependencies are not managed properly, it can cause unnecessary downtime and an also slowdown of the whole process significantly. The use of testing tools can be helpful in designing, planning, execution, tracking and further steps in a testing process. They provide a great traceability for tracking above mentioned dependencies.

All About Lack of Efficiency and Productivity in Software Testing Industry

Efficiency, as well as productivity in the software testing industry, has a great value. Day by day, release cycles are actually rapidly speeding at enterprise levels because of Agile, with rapid and continuous practices for timely project deliveries. Seemingly every company is using automated tools for testing more than half of test cases and does less manual testing to keep up the right pace of delivering projects.


We discussed how communication, test management, and other testing practices play major roles in software testing congestions. Factors that affect the productivity of software testing will give you an idea of where the problem for software testing congestion lies.

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