Challenges Every QA Faces and How to Solve Them.
Challenges Every QA Faces and How to Solve Them.

Software testing in Dubai occupies a special position in the software development process. Testers are accountable in ensuring that every segment of code developed in a project are free of bugs and operates in sync with technical and business requirements.

This requires that the QA engineer must possess a comprehensive understanding of each project and what it aims to achieve. Also, they should have a clear understanding of what can go wrong in the working of a website or app. They should also keep updated on technical and digital innovations so that they know if there are any latest bugs or threats to test for. Given the ambit of QA tester’s job, it is natural that they will face countless challenges in their daily tasks. This article intends to bring into the spotlight the various challenges, as well as proposes ways to resolve them.

# 1 Short Noticed Changes in Requirements

It is not uncommon to alter project requirements mid-sprint in software companies in Dubai. While this may be annoying and frustrating for the entire team, testers are the worst affected. They might have to redo the whole scope of testing because even the tiniest change to the codebase needs to be run through numerous tests to ensure its stability and harmony with the existing code.

For instance, if a browser brings in a new update, testers will have to do browser compatibility testing to assure that the website’s existing features run perfectly even after the update. At the same time, if a new feature is added to the website last minute, cross-browser testing is essential to make sure that the feature works perfectly across many browsers.


In a constantly evolving digital world, there is not much work around here. The testers should be expecting this frequently. If a change in requirement comes through towards the end of the sprint, testers can do as much as tests that are possible in the limited time frame. Also, it should be clearly stated that last moment changes to software may not be fully tested within predetermined deadlines.

 # 2. Insufficient Detailing’s on User Stories

A tester’s main job is to develop test cases based on possible user journeys. However, to develop test cases, QAs must have detailed information about user journeys. This data should come from product owners who have a clear understanding of what the software is expected to do and how users are likely to navigate it.

However, if the product owner(s) do not know about the user journeys, they cannot communicate it to the QAs and thereby, the QAs, in turn, cannot develop test cases that will comprehensively test the website or app for flaws in user experience. This defeats the whole point.


This is where testers should trust on their judgment. Rather than depending on the detailed requirements and user stories, testers can start thinking about high-level scenarios a user would be likely to encounter while navigating the software and formulate a set of likely user scenarios based on website or app concept.

When test cases are based on high-level use cases, changes in features will require only minor variations in test scripts.

# 3. Lack of Cooperation between Testers and Developers

It is not uncommon, that the development and testing teams of software development companies in Dubai develop a professional tension. Often there is a misconception among development teams that testing is a final stage process and testers need not involve in anything apart from a list of user journeys and technical requirements.

However, testers wind up having a difficult time recognize flaws in the code if they are not familiar with the development process. If they do not have a clear understanding of how a piece of software works, they will face difficulty in creating test scripts that can adequately detect all imaginable bugs.


A cooperative environment between developers and QAs facilitates better testing. When developers involve testers from the very beginning of development, developers equip testers to make better and well informed decisions about what tests to run to ensure software quality and functionality.