Software Testing Checklist

Software Testing Checklist

The Software Testing Checklist is necessary steps to ensure that our software application performs as per our expectations, so this document should make and follow at the various steps of software testing life cycle (STLC).

1. Analyzing the requirements and functional specifications

First of all read and analyze all the requirement related documents and functional specification documents because Analyzing and Understanding the requirements is most important part of the software testing. If we understand the requirements properly then we can proceed further to another phases and we can raise doubts & questions regarding the requirements, decide the requirement feasibility for development and testing.

If requirements are not clear or incorrect understanding in this stage then the project will be failed.

2. Defining the test environment and testing tools

The test environment should be setup according to the project. Different types of projects have different types of software testing environment like Mobile applications need particular (Android & iOS) devices, Watch applications, Desktop applications need (Windows, Mac, Linux) systems, database, softwares, internet network etc.

Different types of testing tools need for different applications like Selenium, QTP, Sikuli, Apache Jmeter, Postman, appium etc.

3. Developing a test plan

Develop the Test plan document which has all the details mentioned that how to conduct Testing, what are the needs, risk & contingency plans, environment, tools, scope etc.

4. Creating and prioritizing the most critical transactions

Break the requirements in to small tasks and prioritize the tasks according to their need and functionality.

5. Creating test cases

Create and design the test cases along with test scenarios based on the functionalities, modules, integration, end to end etc.

6. Executing test cases

Execute the test cases on the builds and analyze the actual results and expected results.

7. Reporting bugs 

After the test case execution if any bug appear the report that bug to the developers by the use of  excel bug sheet or Google spread sheet or any bug reporting tool like Bugzilla, Jira etc.

8. User interface testing, compatibility testing, configuration testing, functionality testing, localization testing

Create and perform the testing regarding GUI Testing, configuration testing, functionality testing, localization testing if necessary, adhoc testing, exploratory testing, monkey testing etc.

9. Product specifications and user documentation review

Again review the requirement documents, product specification docs to ensure that the application has been fulfilled all the requirements and create a user document to use that application and what will be the favorable conditions of hardware and software in which application can run flawless. again check the software testing checklist to ensure that all the process have been completed successfully.

10. Providing detailed testing status reports, including Test Reports, Bug Reports and Test Documentation

After the completion of the Testing phase, provide the Detailed Testing Report including every test cycle status with date, final bug report, test case, test scenarios, test plan document etc.

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