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QA and UAT

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What are QA and UAT?

When developing a website, a lot of fancy terms and acronyms get thrown around. One of these terms is QA and UAT. But what are these things?  What are they supposed to do to help a company create a truly great digital experience? Why do you need to make doubly sure you conduct both as you redesign and develop your website?  

To put it plainly, Quality Assurance (QA) and User Acceptance Testing (UAT) are how we make sure everything works the way it should after we’ve gone through the process of content design, user experience (UX), content design, image selection, and (in our case) Webflow build. Here’s a little breakdown:

  • QA means as your design and development partner, we go through every part of your new website to test its functionality, usability, and performance to ensure that it meets the end user's requirements and expectations. We click every link, try out every form, read every word, and view the site at every breakpoint, logging “bugs” (problems) along the way for our developers to remedy. 
  • UAT is when you, our client, get to do the same. This typically happens after QA or alongside it. 

We use a variety of easy-to-understand markup tools, lots of caffeine, and the focused time of our most fastidious minds to QA our sites at Edgar Allan. We want things to be pixel-perfect by the time they get to you, so you can spend less time in UAT than you might if we’d just handed things over without doing our diligence. 

You’d probably like to hear more about the details of how this works. Here are some more general, robot-assisted things to gnaw on:

At Edgar Allan, we understand the importance of QA and UAT, and we offer comprehensive UAT services to help our clients deliver high-quality websites that meet their users' needs.

Our QA and UAT process is designed to identify any issues or bugs that may impact the website's performance or usability. We work closely with our clients to understand their requirements and create test scenarios that simulate real-world use cases. The Edgar Allan team then executes these scenarios and reports any bugs or issues that they encounter.

How Edgar Allan describes QA and UAT

QA is making sure that a built product (in our case, usually either a website or an app) is accurate, accessible, correctly built, and correctly rendered, and all content is represented to ensure the integrity of the build. The build should be able to pass all internal QA with 90-95% completion, across all viewports, devices, browsers, and operating systems before it is ever even considered for UAT.

UAT is when the user — or the client — gets to proof the build. This step happens after QA, once it’s been internally reviewed and perfected.

A standard QA and UAT process should include the following steps:

  1. Test planning: Working with the client to define the testing scope, identify the test scenarios, and establish acceptance criteria.

  1. Test case creation: Creating detailed test cases that cover all the features and functionality of the website.

  1. Test execution: Executing the test cases and recording any bugs or issues encountered.

  1. Bug reporting: Documenting all the bugs and issues found and providing our clients with detailed reports that include screenshots and step-by-step instructions on how to reproduce the issues.

  1. Bug fixing: Using the bug reports to fix the issues, we retest the website to ensure that the fixes have been implemented correctly.

  1. Acceptance sign-off: Working with clients to conduct a final round of testing to ensure that the website meets all the acceptance criteria once all bugs have been fixed. Once the website passes the QA and UAT process, we provide our clients with a sign-off document that confirms that the website is ready for launch.

At Edgar Allan we use a variety of testing techniques, including manual testing and automated testing, to ensure that the website is thoroughly tested and meets the highest quality standards.

We also understand that time is of the essence, and our QA and UAT process is designed to be efficient and effective. We work closely with our clients to ensure that QA and UAT are completed within the project timeline, providing regular updates on the testing progress.

What are the benefits of having strong QA and UAT?

  • Integrity and accuracy of the build.
  • Delivering on client expectations.
  • Delivering work we can and should be proud of.

QA and UAT are crucial steps in the website development process, and it's important to ensure that the build meets end-user and client requirements and expectations. Edgar Allan offers comprehensive UAT services that are designed to identify any issues or bugs that may impact the website's performance or usability. Our QA and UAT process is efficient and effective.

 Are you looking for QA and UAT services? Contact us, and we'll be happy to help.

You may also be interested in Edgar Allan’s other services like audience discovery, webflow development, brand design, brand naming, brand messaging, and content design.

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