In short, SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE (SQA) is a set of activities for ensuring quality in software. It is an activity to ensure that an organization is providing the best possible software product or service to customers. People who are SQA consultants test software to determine that it performs the way it should effectively, reliably and usefully.
So why is SOFTWARE QUALITY ASSURANCE important?
Testing or SQA is important because software bugs could be expensive and even dangerous. Software bugs can potentially cause monetary and human loss and injury. Software testing is required to point out the defects and errors that were made during development. We need to remember that software is used in all fields and aspects of life from education, healthcare to transportation. Technology is required in daily life to do as little as automatically opening doors. Because, software is so ingrained in our society and lives, it needs to tested rigorously.
We all enjoy the comfort and convenience that technology brings. From the ease of use, exposure to the world in ways we couldn’t imagine to the endless possibilities that it has created. But we must always remember, that Software Quality Assurance is fundamental to ensure that we continue to enjoy all the sublime commodities that Technology brings.