With the changing times, the nature of software testing has changed from being reactive (identifying defects, prioritizing and reporting them) to being preventive (ensuring that no defects occur in the software development).
Importance of Human Factors in Testing
The objective of software testing is not only to ensure the quality of the product / application but also to identify and fix usability gaps in the product. Hence, testers are expected to give feedback on the software from an end-user perspective considering the human factors. Various scenarios need to be tested while giving importance to user behavior and experience.
The Changing Role of Testers Keeping Users at the Center
With the momentum of agile and DevOps practices in the last few years, testing has taken a new shape and structure. It is evolved into a major discipline and is no longer confined to one phase of the development cycle, but is an integral part throughout SDLC.
In the world of agile and DevOps that emphasizes more on shorter release cycles and simple solutions with the primary focus on the end user experience, quality has become the collective responsibility of both testers and developers.