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Beginners Guide To Software Testing Beginners Guide To Software Testing Page 1
Beginners Guide To Software Testing Table of Contents: 1. Overview ........................................................................................................ 5 The Big Picture ............................................................................................... 5 What is software? Why should it be tested? ................................................. 6 What is Quality? How important is it? ........................................................... 6 What exactly does a software tester do? ...................................................... 7 What makes a good tester? ........................................................................... 8 Guidelines for new testers ............................................................................. 9 2. Introduction.................................................................................................. 11 Software Life Cycle ....................................................................................... 11 Various Life Cycle Models ............................................................................ 12 Software Testing Life Cycle .......................................................................... 13 What is a bug? Why do bugs occur? ............................................................ 15 Bug Life Cycle ............................................................................................... 16 Cost of fixing bugs ........................................................................................ 17 When can testing be stopped/reduced?...................................................... 18 3. Software Testing Levels, Types, Terms and Definitions ............................... 19 Testing Levels and Types .............................................................................. 19 Page 2
Beginners Guide To Software Testing Testing Terms ............................................................................................... 22 Most common software errors ........................................................................ 23 Types of errors with examples ..................................................................... 23 5. The Test Planning Process ............................................................................ 25 What is a Test Strategy? What are its Components? ................................... 25 Test Planning – Sample Structure ................................................................ 25 Major Test Planning Tasks ............................................................................ 26 6. Test Case Development ................................................................................ 27 General Guidelines ....................................................................................... 27 Test Case – Sample Structure ....................................................................... 27 Test Case Design Techniques ....................................................................... 28 What is a Use Case? ..................................................................................... 30 7. Defect Tracking............................................................................................. 31 What is a defect?.......................................................................................... 31 What are the defect categories? .................................................................. 31 How is a defect reported? ............................................................................ 32 How descriptive should your bug/defect report be? ................................... 32 What does the tester do when the defect is fixed? ..................................... 33 8. Types of Test Reports ................................................................................... 34 9. Software Test Automation ........................................................................... 35 Page 3
Beginners Guide To Software Testing Approaches to Automation .......................................................................... 36 Choosing the right tool ................................................................................. 37 Top Ten Challenges of Software Test Automation....................................... 37 10. Introduction to Software Standards........................................................... 38 Six Sigma....................................................................................................... 38 ISO ................................................................................................................ 39 11. Software Testing Certifications .................................................................. 40 12. Facts about Software Engineering ............................................................. 41 Page 4

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