What Is User Acceptance Testing (UAT), & Why Is It Required?

User acceptance testing is the final section of any software testing process. This process, which is often overlooked and considered time-consuming, helps improve software quality and acceptance rates for newly implemented software (or iterations). What can you do to benefit from this type of testing for your project? How does end-user testing excel and increase development quality?

User acceptance testing (UAT) is essentially a process to verify that a new or improved solution works for the user. Although it is done at the end of software implementation, it doesn’t mean that it isn’t important or can be skipped.

Why is user acceptance testing still so important?

Businesses take risks every day by not testing their software according to a test plan. You can imagine how much time and money you could save by testing your software. It is common to hear that software testing takes too long. This is why we like to look at it from a different angle.

What time can be saved by testing?

Manual testing is essential because it shows that the business functions are being used in real-world situations. It has been tested and verified by the people who will be using it every day. You, your testing, and QA teams will be using a better piece of software. These beta testing cycles lead to significant improvements in software quality.

UAT has some benefits

  • It is quicker and more cost-effective to address usability and functionality issues quickly.
  • Give the best opportunity to fix broken features/usability problems
  • Quality assurance testing is in its early stages. Testing can be made easier by keeping the goals and requirements at the same level. This allows testers to notice and notice more, and sometimes even take steps beyond what is provided by developers.
  • Give the end-users a vision
  • Feedback can be provided to the next iterations of software engineering, even if the developer is not in the area of their view.
  • Software robustness and usability can be improved
  • Enhance end-user happiness

I work as a Senior Testing Specialist at TestingXperts. I am a testing professional accustomed to working in a complex, project-based environment.