Software Testing Methodologies
A Detailed Overview
What is Software Testing Methodology?
Strategies designed to find and fix errors in an application, ensure its functionality and appearance, and verifies that it behaves as specified.
Types of Software Testing Methodologies
Check software functionality to ensure all features work as expected.
Check critical aspects of software like performance, usability, reliability, etc.
Methods of Functional Testing
Tests small chunks of code that can be logically isolated within a system. This reduces errors, bad code, and makes the code clean and ready for documentation.
1. Unit Testing
Combines individual software modules and tested them as a group to determine whether the system complies with specified functional requirements.
2. Integration Testing
Analyzes the compliance of an integrated software product with its specifications. The goal is to identify and fix bugs before the final rollout.
3. System Testing
Assess whether the system complies with the business/user requirements and whether it is suitable for delivery. Testing is divided into two stages; Alpha and Beta.
4. Acceptance Testing
Methods of Non-Functional Testing
Checks the application performance by putting it through intensive loads until breakage starts to occur. Performance testing involves stress, load, and scalability tests.
Check for bugs/issues before the product goes into production to secure it against potential threats, vulnerabilities, or any risks.
6. Security Testing
Checks how the application's user interface looks and feels when it is used by real users. It exposes any usability defect.
7. Usability Testing
Test the application's compatibility with other operating systems, devices, hardware, and more. But, it brings all the security risks related to a third party.
How can you decide on the best Software Testing Methodology for your Project?