How Agile Testing is Different from Traditional Testing
How Agile Testing is Different from Traditional Testing

Agile became the buzz word a few years ago, and is still a big deal even now. Enterprises go out of their way to implement Agile for the results the methodology promises, but fail to implement it the right way. Still the methodology has gained immense popularity leading to an Agile testing trend in the software development Dubai industry. 

But what exactly is Agile testing and how is it different from traditional testing? 

The right answer can be defined in more ways than one. But, in a nutshell, what makes agile testing different is the same distinctions between agile and traditional software development methodologies. However, Agile testing demands more adaptability from testers, and values them more in return. 

Here are 3 things that explain how Agile testing is different from traditional testing. 

Continuous involvement

Traditionally, the testing teams need not have to interact with the developers much as they work mostly in silos. They start testing when they are asked to start testing, and have to wait for developers to do their job first. In Agile, the test team is not a separate unit, and is integrated with the Scrum team. They are involved in all aspects of the project, and work together with the developers throughout the project lifecycle. 

Testers would be busier with a lot of work cut out for them. But the end product would be much better. Agile testing completely transformed software testing in Dubai.

Quick feedback from testing

Agile testers can get quick feedback with which they can work on improving the software better. This was not that practical in traditional testing approaches. In an Agile environment, the testers are required to give feedback on project quality on a regular basis (sprints) as well. Daily meetings, discussions, review meetings, sprint retrospectives etc. all require feedback from testers in an Agile ecosystem. All of this makes Agile testing more challenging than traditional testing. 


As testers are as important as developers in an Agile ecosystem, they are required to maintain effective communication with all teams associated with the project at all times. Testers even work in pairs with developers (pair testing), and share their opinions and ideas at all stages of the project. Such practices are not commonly seen in a traditional testing environment. 


Testers in an Agile ecosystem ensure the developers do their bit to build a solution that meets every requirement of the clients or even exceeds their expectations. Various organizations offering business technology advisory services presently recommend adopting Agile development and testing approach to ensure cost-effective delivery and deployment of high-quality software.