Test Strategy


In Software Testing, test strategy is a document describing how the software will be tested. Generally, it is developed for all levels of testing. Test Lead / Test Manager write the Test Strategy and review the strategy with the project team.

Also, please note that Test Plan may include test environment, risk assessment, test cases, conditions, pass / fail criteria and a list of related tasks.
The inputs of Test Strategy can be:
  • Test Environment
  • Test Tool data
  • Project Schedule
  • Defined Software Testing Standards
  • Functional and technical requirements
An ideal Test Strategy must contain:
  • Required hardware and software components details including test tools
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Software Testing methodology
  • Limitations of the application
At the completion of this stage, testing team will be having following three documents:
  • Test Strategy
  • Test Plan
  • Test Cases
All the above tasks collectively, called as Software Testing Methodology. This methodology can be used and molded as per the organizational needs.
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