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Our methodology for collecting quality metrics

Tatiana Ptitsyna
Head of QA

What are metrics?

Metrics are numbers that tell you important information about a process under question. They tell you accurate measurements about how the process is functioning and provide base for you to suggest improvements.

Quality metrics are quantifiable measures used to assess the performance, effectiveness, and overall quality of a product, process, service, or system. These provide objective data that can help organizations understand how well they are meeting their goals and standards.


Quality metrics play a pivotal role in organizations across various industries, serving as a compass and benchmark that guides decision-making, promotes improvement, and ensures the delivery of products and services that meet or exceed established standards. The importance of quality metrics is multifaceted and extends to numerous aspects of business operations and customer satisfaction.

Setting and implementing quality metrics in your organization can help you achieve the following benefits:

  • Enhanced Performance Visibility – Employees gain a clearer understanding of their performance and contributions.
  • Strategic Alignment – Organizations can ensure that every action taken contributes to big-picture objectives, enhancing overall efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Competitive Advantage – A commitment to high-quality products and services, backed by meaningful quality metrics, can differentiate an organization in a competitive marketplace and lead to increased market share and customer loyalty.
  • Informed Decision-Making – When employees use metrics to guide their choices, they can expect more favorable outcomes that can be used in weighing which decisions to make.
  • Process Optimization – Implementing quality metrics uncovers and addresses inefficiencies or bottlenecks, leading to streamlined processes and improved resource allocation.
  • Consistent Quality Improvement – Employees become more proactive in identifying and rectifying issues, contributing to overall quality enhancement.
  • Customer Satisfaction and Trust – Consistent quality assurance builds trust and loyalty among customers.
  • Employee Engagement and Accountability – When individuals understand how their work contributes to overall quality, they are more engaged, motivated, and accountable for delivering results.


Quality metrics encompass a range of measurements that organizations use to evaluate and ensure the quality of their products, services, processes, and overall operations. Generally, here are the major types of quality metrics you can implement depending on your goals and objectives:

  • Outcome Metrics – assess the end result of a process or activity
  • Process Metrics – monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of specific processes
  • Performance Metrics – evaluate the performance of individuals, teams, or departments in achieving specific goals or targets (e.g., KPIs)
  • Compliance Metrics – measure an organization’s adherence to regulations, standards, and guidelines
  • Cost Metrics – focus on tracking the financial aspects of quality
  • Employee Metrics – gauge the performance, satisfaction, and engagement of the workforce
  • etc

How to Measure Quality Metrics

Measuring quality metrics warrants a systematic approach to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data. This way, organizations can effectively measure quality metrics by following these steps:

1. Collect data.

Gather accurate and reliable data from appropriate sources. Make sure to use established data collection methods, such as automated systems, surveys, or manual recording, depending on the metric’s nature. In this step, you can maximize digital checklists, templates, and forms to help you streamline your data collection processes.

2. Conduct data validation checks.

Ensure data accuracy and integrity by implementing validation checks and cleaning processes. Remove outliers, duplicates, or erroneous data that could skew the results.

3. Perform data analysis and comparison.

Apply the defined formula to the collected data to calculate the value of each metric. Analyze the results to understand trends, variations, and potential areas for improvement.

After, compare the calculated metric values to established baselines, benchmarks, or targets. This comparison helps assess performance against predefined standards or goals.

4. Interpret and visualize results.

Interpret the metric results in the context of your organization’s operations and objectives. To help make it easier to understand patterns, anomalies, and trends, you can create visual representations of the metric data using charts, graphs, or dashboards.

5. Monitor and track progress.

Conduct regular reviews of quality metrics to assess their relevance and effectiveness. Make adjustments to the metrics or measurement processes if business goals or conditions change.

Our methodology for collecting quality metrics

  1. Quality of testing
    • Missed defects
    • Testing Coverage
    • Quality of test design
  2. Project planning
    • Following the work plan
    • Accounting for project risks
    • Metrics for forecasting testing labor costs
  3. Quality of product
    • Users satisfaction
    • Defects in Product
    • Testing Results
    • Software Quality Characteristics
  4. The efficiency of testing
    • The speed of testing
    • Financial indicators
    • Work with defects
    • Automation testing
Methodology for collecting quality metrics
Missed defects
Methodology for collecting quality metrics
Testing Coverage

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