Age Testing

Age testing conducted by QA Valley evaluates a system's ability to perform in the future and may be executed as simulations. Our specialized QA team measures how the performance degrades as the system gets older.

As the application gets older, its performance might drop. Age testing, done by our expert testers verify the system’s behavior and performance in the future. Whenever any application is developed, it is generally tested for finding the bugs currently encountered in the system. As the hardware/software technology changes very fast, the system’s performance may degrade in the future. Age testing is done to check how the system will respond in the future considering the expected changes in technology and what areas of application will be affected by those changes. At QA Valley, software testers evaluate the system’s ability to perform in the future.

Age Testing is evaluated by finding the Defect Age of the system. Defect Age is measured in terms of both time and phases. Defect Age in Time is the difference between the date when a defect is detected and the current date when the defect is still open. Defect age is also calculated based on the phase number of the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Defect Age in Phases is the difference between the phase number when a defect is identified and the phase number when the defect was introduced. A system is considered more effective if the Defect Age is obtained less.

There are certain factors due to which bugs in the system are difficult to defect. These factors may include database connectivity and hardware/software configuration. Defect Spoilage is the technique that considers all these factors and helps the tester to assess defect removal activities. It is calculated by multiplying the sum of a total number of defects with the phase number of defect discovery and then dividing it with the total number of defects found in the system. Age Testing ensures that a defect is found in the early stage as the cost involved in fixing the defect becomes more if the defect is found at the later stage.