Difference between Alpha Testing and Beta Testing


           Alpha Testing
               Beta Testing 
1. It is always performed by the developers at the software development site.
1. It is always performed by the customers at their own site.
2. Sometimes it is also performed by Independent Testing Team.
2. It is not performed by Independent Testing Team.
3. Alpha Testing is not open to the market and public
3. Beta Testing is always open to the market and public.
4. It is conducted for the software application and project.
4. It is usually conducted for software product.
5. Alpha testing is always performed in Virtual Environment.
5. Beta testing is performed in Real Time Environment.
6. It is always performed within the organization.
6. It is always performed outside the organization.



8. Alpha Testing is definitely performed and carried out at the developing organizations location with the involvement of developers.
8. Beta Testing is performed and carried out by users or you can say people at their own locations and site using customer data.
9. It comes under the category of both White Box Testing and Black Box Testing.
9. It is only a kind of Black Box Testing.
10. 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.
10. Beta Testing is always performed at the time when software product and project are marketed.
11. It is always performed at the developer’s premises in the absence of the users.
11. It is always performed at the user’s premises in the absence of the development team.
12. Alpha Testing is not known by any other different name.
12 Beta Testing is also known by the name field testing.
13. It is considered as the User Acceptance Testing (UAT). But this testing is done at developer’s area.
13. It is also considered as the User Acceptance Testing (UAT). But it is done at customers or users area.

Conclusion:

This is all I know regarding Alpha Testing and Beta Testing and if you know more differences than you can discuss your points in comments and give suggestions.

3 comments:

  1. what is pilot testing?
    is pilot tetsing and alpha testing means the same

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  2. alpha tesing is done by developer......
    beta testing is done by devoloper but thing is different bacause alpha test phase is initial phase of testing....beta test performed by after deployment of product

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