U.A. testing

User acceptance is a type of testing performed by the Client to certify the system with respect to the requirements that was agreed upon. This testing happens in the final phase of testing before moving the software application to Market or Production environment.

After the system test has corrected all or most defects, the system will be delivered to the user or customer for acceptance testing.

  • Acceptance testing is basically done by the user or customer although other stakeholders may be involved as well.
  • The goal of acceptance testing is to establish confidence in the system.

Acceptance testing is most often focused on a validation type testing.
u.a.testing

Alpha Testing  Beta Testing (Field Testing)
It is always performed by the developers at the software development site. It is always performed by the customers at their own site.
 Sometimes it is also performed by Independent Testing Team.  It is not performed by Independent Testing Team.
 Alpha Testing is not open to the market and public  Beta Testing is always open to the market and public
 It is conducted for the software application and project.  It is usually conducted for software product.
 It is always performed in Virtual Environment  It is performed in Real Time Environment
 It is always performed within the organization  It is always performed outside the organization
 It is the form of Acceptance Testing  It is also the form of Acceptance Testing
 Alpha Testing is definitely performed and carried out at the developing organizations location with the involvement of developers  Beta Testing (field testing) is performed and carried out by users or you can say people at their own locations and site using customer data.
 It comes under the category of both White Box Testing and Black Box Testing  It is only a kind of Black Box Testing.
 Alpha Testing is always performed at the time of Acceptance Testing when developers test the product and project to check whether it meets the user requirements or not.  Beta Testing is always performed at the time when software product and project are marketed
 It is always performed at the developer’s premises in the absence of the users.  It is always performed at the user’s premises in the absence of the development team.
 Alpha Testing is not known by any other different name.  Beta Testing is also known by the name Field Testing means it is also known as field testing
 It is considered as the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) which is done at developer’s area  It is also considered as the User Acceptance Testing (UAT) which is done at customers or users area.

Critical issues or fixes can be addressed by developers immediately in Alpha testing

Most of the issues or feedback is collected from Beta testing will be implemented in future versions of the product

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