Design QA

In order for our digital devices to fulfill their duty of making our lives more effortless, performing high-volume metric and informational tasks, and saving us time, the software they run needs to be as seamless and up-to-date as possible. At Test Pro, we deliver courses dedicated to training the tech-savvy and the tech-curious in quality assurance roles. Our expertly curated programs are designed to equip you with all the skills and tools required to take a central role in quality assurance design and testing. As software development in is a collaborative rather than a hierarchical process, Test Pro’s programs immerse you in all aspects of the QA process, and notably in the often overlooked realm of QA design. New technology is often developed using the iterative development model, with a comparative study of the different SDLC models of development recommending the incremental approach for this purpose. As such, it’s vital that the design QA process be included at every stage of the development cycle. If left till the end, or omitted altogether, the finished project will likely suffer in quality and cost. For a new technology project, running overtime, over cost, or failing to fulfill the original design brief, can result in complete project collapse. Test Pro has developed our QA Engineer and advanced level SDET programs with this central importance of the design QA process firmly in mind. Here’s how an enrolment in Test Pro’s QA programs will further your career opportunities by empowering you with the right skills to become a design quality assurance engineer.

QA design

Quality assurance design, whilst sometimes considered an unequal partner to the more technically focused QA testing, is actually a complementary set of practices and activities. Design quality assurance is a process of review, and entails examining design plans for a project and comparing them to what has been developed. This is done, not once, but rather continually throughout the development cycle, as part of an agile process between software developers and designers. It aims to identify and correct any errors or areas of low functionality that could benefit from a boost to user UX. Design QA is akin to an interpretive tool that is used to identify any communication gaps between the designers and other developer team members. It focuses heavily on the functionality of visual aspects of the project.

Design quality assurance

Test Pro is the only ASTQB (American Software Resting Qualifications Board) endorsed company that provides education to students with little or no coding and programming experience. Our online study intensives incorporate design QA into their syllabi. When it comes to fulfilling our promise to get our students into jobs, we can boost that majority of our graduates find QA employment positions within three months of course completion. At Test Pro, we believe our impressive success rate is in part due to the holistic and comprehensive nature of our programs, and their inclusion of design QA tools and practices. We don’t just teach you what a QA does, but rather how to practice QA, and significantly, how to include design QA into the process.

Design QA checklist

Test Pro courses cover the following design quality assurance checklist, all of which are necessary skills for a QA designer:

Test Pro’s QA Bootcamp teaches:

  • Application architecture aspects such as layers, CDN, Cache, HTTP protocol
  • Web browser development tools such as HTML, CSS
  • Mobile development tools for Android and iOS

Our level two SDET course teaches:

  • JavaCore, and its functions such as object oriented programming
  • Selenium WebDriver, and incorporated web elements and page object pattern design

Design QA process

The design QA process begins by reviewing the initially designed features of a product and comparing them to what has been developed. QA web design will ask questions such as does the developed product capture the essence of the original design, does it create the desired UX, and is the site free of any user experience errors. If the design QA activities reveal any deficiencies in any of these areas they will then be communicated to other members of the development team and work will be done to address them. The role of design QA is to ensure a final release of the product that is faithful to the original design, or to any amended iterations that have been arrived at as a result of the agile development process.

Design QA automation framework design

With five of Test Pro’s teaching staff ASTQB accredited, and the company representative of several hundred years of industry experience, we’ve honed our study programs to focus exclusively on job-ready skills. This learn-by-doing approach enables us to offer short intensives that cover in three months what traditional degree courses will take years to teach. Alongside tutorials on the practice, roles, responsibilities, methodologies, and software of different testing types, the Test pro curriculum also focuses on the importance of adequate testing of design elements in the production and deployment of a superior product. Our tutors encourage students to consider all aspects of design in the QA process, from quality assurance logo design, to user feedback on design element function.

QA UX design

While both QA test engineers and QA designers are involved in the overseeing, correction, and amplification of a project’s UX, they perform their roles with a different emphasis. The QA engineer examines how a user feature, such as a contact form, functions. For example, does an error message display if the form is left uncompleted, does a submission of the form lead the user to a thank you page, and so on. Design QA on the other hand, will test how the same contact form appears in a more visual sense. It will consider QA automation design patterns such as form consistency across all platforms. It will examine whether there are any missing elements like form fields, buttons, or hyperlinks, and whether the spacing, font size and style, layout, and animation, are all congruent with the original design plan. Test Pro’s QA Bootcamp and SDET intensive programs both provide course components that examine the programming and functionality of these visual design elements, and thus are beneficial entry points to assuming QA roles that incorporate duties in QA design.

QA game design

The video game industry is a massive subset of the software development industry, with the US market alone valued at around 95 billion USD. As such it represents a high earning capacity field of employment for QA testers and QA design specialists. Due to the sophistication of photorealistic graphics, animation, and social network interactivity of recent gaming releases, in game design QA stands for exceptional attention to detail in presentation and functionality. For those interested in this niche development area, Test Pro can equip you a large part of the kit of design QA tools necessary to succeed in QA game design.

QA web design

Web design on applications for both mobile and desktop devices still occupies the largest area of software development, with QA web design assuming a pivotal role in ensuring websites and applications look, behave, and feel as they should. Test Pro’s QA Bootcamp teaches all the fundamentals necessary to start a fresh career in this innovative industry. We’ re so confident of our offerings that we give new students a money-back guarantee.

Quality assurance product design

QA QC plan for design assumes a central role in Test Pro’s course plans, with our intensives designed to give you a full overview of all aspects of a successfully quality tested development phase. Our programs include a practical course component where students participate in real-life commercial projects. In doing so, Test Pro provides you with invaluable work experience that contributes toy our resume appeal and builds confidence. In contributing to the quality assurance of an actual project, you will discover how the role of design quality assurance complements other QA testing activity to deliver a final product that meets client expectations for functionality and style.

Design QA tools

One of the prime advantages of Test Pro’s approach to teaching QA is that we offer employment focused programs. Our courses are remote-first self-paced study options which enable you to continue in your regular employment as you advance through the teachings. All sessions are pre-recorded ensuring you never miss any content, and our expert teaching staff are available for individual assistance where required.

Design QA FAQs

Do I need to complete both levels of Test Pro courses to get a job?
Definitely not. 79% of our former Test Pro students have been recruited to QA related roles within three months of course completion, The decision on whether to continue on to our SDET program is entirely up to you.
Are Test Pro courses expensive?
We consider accessibility to education as a core ethic of our company and believe that our programs are reasonably priced. We also offer several funding options and number of diversity targeted scholarships.
Will Test Pro help me find a job?
Not only do we consider our programs the most effective on the market for getting you into QA roles, we also provide an online portal to connect hiring firms with potential candidates. If you fancy a career at Test Pro, there’s scope for that too. We’ve happily employed more than 240 of our graduates, because, well, we know how well they’ve been trained.

Conclusion

Design QA is a dynamic and essential development role, and one that is increasingly resisting being subsumed under the QA tester definition. Prepare to launch your pathway into the exciting development niche and secure high-paying employment, with a Test Pro intensive.

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