What Should Test Specification Include?

What Should Test Specification Include?

Every software testing type requires a certain preparation. Mobile testing or website checking cannot be effectively performed by the specialists on the spot. The test team is thoroughly prepared before executing the testing procedure.

Usually, the specialists start to perform functional testing, usability checking, security control, etc., when the test specification is ready, the necessary resources are available and the required test data is created.

The system properties and functions that should be tested during the checking procedure are defined as the test specification. It also contains the information of how often and in what way these product aspects should be tested.  

Test Specification Consists of:

  • the general info about testing (the author of the document, the dates of its starting and updating);
  • the description of fields, aspects, properties and capacities that should be checked;
  • the specified system aspects that will not be tested;
  • the test cases to be executed;
  • the test cases to be performed on every new build;
  • the test cases for performance testing, functional testing, accessibility testing, etc.;
  • the test case needed to check whether the system or application fulfills the local and international requirements.

The test specification should be detailed and well-formulated. It will help to avoid the possible difficulties and misunderstandings. Based on the specification, the QA specialists are aware of strong and weak points of the product under test. As a result software product checking will be of a high level.


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