Advantages of usability testing

  • Usability test can be modified to cover many other types of testing such as functional testing, system integration testing, unit testing, smoke testing etc.
  • Usability testing can be very economical if planned properly, yet highly effective and beneficial.
  • If proper resources (experienced and creative testers) are used, usability test can help in fixing all the problems that user may face even before the system is finally released to the user. This may result in better performance and a standard system.
  • Usability testing can help in discovering potential bugs and potholes in the system which generally are not visible to developers and even escape the other type of testing.