Most people get confused when it comes to pin down the differences among Quality Assurance, Quality Control, and Testing. Although they are interrelated and to some extent, they can be considered as same activities, but there exist distinguishing points that set them apart. The following table lists the points that differentiate QA, QC, and Testing.
QA includes activities that ensure the implementation of processes, procedures and standards in context to verification of developed software and intended requirements.
It includes activities that ensure the identification of bugs/error/defects in a software. It involves identifying bug/error/defect in a software without correcting it.
Normally professionals with a quality assurance background are involved in bugs identification. Testing is performed in the testing phase.Know More