Every Friday Scandiweb team ends working day at 3 PM to….LEARN, LEARN, LEARN. Colleagues organising workshops for each other on every topic you could imagine: Docker, VueJS, AWS architecture, Software testing, CRO…
QA team took initiative last Friday to remind that having an app crashing or a feature that doesn’t work properly can be frustrating and can ultimately lead to losing potential customers.
Some highlights of what was covered during the workshop:
How to perform Manual Testing
In this scenario the tester assumes the role of the end user and verifies that all the features of the application are working correctly.
The tester manually executes test cases without using any automation tools.
The goal of manual testing is to ensure that application is defect & error free and is working fine to provide good quality work to customers.
Preparing Test Basis and Test Specification
Basis for the tests is called the Test Basis. It can be a system requirement, a technical specification, the code itself or a business process. The test basis is the information needed in order to start the test analysis and create our Test Cases.
The Test Case Specification document specifies the purpose of a test, identifies the required inputs and expected results, provides procedures for executing the test, and outlines the pass/fail criteria for determining acceptance.
How to write a Test Scenario
As soon as the initial products, such as requirement or design documents are available, we can start testing. By starting testing early, tests can be prepared for each level of the development life-cycle. When defects are found earlier in the life-cycle, they are much easier and cheaper to fix.
The process of software testing
1. Planning and Control
Planning — involves producing a document that describes an overall approach and test objectives.
Control — the activity of comparing actual progress against the plan, and reporting the status, including deviations from the plan.
2. Analysis and Design
Major tasks for Test Analysis and Test Design:
3. Implementation and Execution
Test Execution involves running the specified test on a computer system either manually or by using an automated tool.
Major tasks for Test Implementation:
4. Evaluating Exit criteria and Reporting
Evaluating exit criteria is the process of defining when to stop testing. It depends on coverage of code, functionality or risk.
Major tasks for evaluating exit criteria:
5. Test Closure
Test Closure activities are done when software is ready to be delivered. Testing can also be closed for other reasons like When a project is canceled, When a target is achieved, When a maintenance release or update is done.
Major tasks for Test Closure:
Functional and Non-functional testing
Functional testing verifies that each function of the software application operates in conformance with the requirement specification. Functional testing is a quality assurance (QA) process that mainly involves Black Box Testing.
Functional testing steps:
Non-functional testing is performed to check non-functional aspects (performance, usability, reliability, security, stress, etc.) of a software application. It is designed to test the readiness of a system as per non-functional parameters which are never addressed by functional testing.
Black Box Testing vs White Box Testing
In Black Box Testing the testing is done without the knowing the internal codes and structure of the program. Testing is performed from the customers point of view and the tester knows only about the inputs and expected outputs of the application. It is called ‘Black Box’ because the software is like a black box inside which the tester cannot see. The main purpose of Black Box Testing is to check whether or not the software is working and client requirements are met.
In White Box Testing the testing is done with the knowledge of internal codes and structure of the software. The tester chooses inputs and exercises the test by giving inputs to the system through the codes and determines the appropriate outputs. The main focus of WBT is on strengthening the security and on improving design and usability of the software.
A properly done testing should:
Interested in finding out more about Testing? Check out the theoretical material for this workshop prepared by one of Scandiweb’s QA Automation experts.
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