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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