Software Testing Methodologies

How to define a software methodology? It is about code-creation techniques. There are many ways to process the development and writing code. It is not required to follow just one method, as there are many ways, different formats and procedural approaches in code creation.  To explain in more detailed manner, Software Testing Company explains software development methodology as a process or series of processes used in software development.  There are different phases, in the development phase and these are – waterfall processes that take the form of defined phases. Life cycle description is perfectly facilitated in each piece of software. Software testing services Company applies various methodologies in software development and these include processes, tips and tools that allow you to create the right environment for development. 

Having knowledge of various methodologies makes it much easier to not only select the right technology but also to optimize the development process for the purposes of quality assurance in software testing.

There are many models of software development methodologies available each having its pros and cons. Waterfall and the V-Model are the most commonly and frequently used classic approach. While the Scrum and Kanban are also popular among Agile Methodologies. 

Waterfall Model

Widely known for its success, Software Testing Services do not use this model for every project as it may not suit. However, it is quite relevant for timing and compliance at a priority and team commits to finish each stage with a correct and completed solution. The highlight of this model comes in sequence of stages and each phase starts only after the previous one ends. Quality assurance begins only after the development part is over.  New functions come up with a bunch of errors and as a result of this, it may take many days or weeks to fix the errors. 

The stage of Waterfall Model

System Engineering: The team prepares hardware and servers they will be using during the project.

Analysis: Depending on the customer needs, business analysis prepare the requirements and stakeholders discuss the timing, funds, structure and skills of the development team. 

Design: The team thinks about the technologies, tools, frameworks and programming languages that will have to be put to use for product development. 

Coding: In the coding stage, software is created by developers and units tests are also carried out in this stage. 

Testing: This stage begins after the code is ready for release. Quality Assurance engineers join the project and begin to test the product from the point of view of the end user. 

Pros of Waterfall Model

  • The timeframes and scope of each task in all phases is clearly defined.
  • Each development phase has a set order.
  • Works great for small projects with stable requirements

Cons of Waterfall Model 

  • The borders between projects can get indistinct.
  • Uncertainty comes with high risk


V-model is one of the advanced versions of the Waterfall Model. It allows the team to have more control over the process and transition before the stages.

In V-model, testing begins with the writing requirements and in every phase of the software development cycle, there is a correlated testing phase.  

Software Development Companies in Hyderabad conduct testing phases that come with a dedicated test plan of activities, entry and exit, along with expected results for each level. 

Pros of V-Model

  • Quality Assurance in Software Testing project team wraps up each stage with definite results.
  • Software Testing Services ensure that the team performance is higher as compared to the Waterfall Model.
  • Time savings can go up to 50% compared to Waterfall Model. 
  • The method works perfectly for small projects.

Cons of V-Model

  • It is difficult and expensive to make changes at the later stages.
  • The development begins perfectly at the defined phase with no prototypes coming at the earlier stages. 
  • Risk management is difficult as it is not specified how to solve critical problems.


Agile, Lean and Waterfall are some of the popular software methodologies in use currently and they add a lot of benefits to apply to your business. Getting good results out of every model comes as a priority, though each model has pros and cons. Scrum and Kanban are also very flexible development methodologies and the highlight of the Scrum is working in sprints and Kanban is also very easy to understand.


Name: Bharath Kakkireni

Director – KBK Business Solutions

Bharat Kakkireni is a passionate software developer and engineer with over a decade of experience both in India and the U.S. He has been working on many multifaceted IT projects helping local businesses and also collaborates with MNCs in developing software projects. He’s an active team leader in KBK solutions. He imparts training, mentoring, and leads teams towards high end efficient working systems. Bharat keeps himself busy in reading, writing and Internet marketing.

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