|| Alpha testing is conducted within the organization.
|| Beta Testing is conducted at the client’s place i.e. outside the organization.
| Presence of Developer
|| In Alpha testing, developer is present there while testing.
||In Beta testing, developer is not present while testing as it is tested at client’s side
| When to Conduct?
|| When the development of software is near to completion stage, Alpha testing is conducted.
|| After passing Alpha testing and before the final launching or releasing the software, Beta testing is conducted.
| Recording of Errors
|| In Alpha testing, developer is present while testing so he records all the problems and errors encountered during testing.
|| In Beta Testing, customer records all the errors and other issues encountered during this testing and reports to the developer.
| Who will test?
|| Alpha testing is conducted within the organization and tested by representative group of end users at the developer’s side and sometimes by Independent team of testing.
|| Beta testing is conducted by the end users or other persons and they are not programmers, software engineers or testers.
||This testing is conducted in virtual & controlled environment.
|| This testing is conducted in real time or live environment.
| Public Involvement
|| This testing is close for public.
|| This testing is open for public