Swagata Testing Vocabulary

Testing Vocabulary :  A-Z definitions of testing jargons and vocabulary. Very useful for for testers and QA folks. Please download the document from the attachments section below.

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Affinity Diagram: A group process that takes large amounts of language data, such as developing by brainstorming, and divides it into categories
Audit: This is an inspection/assessment activity that verifies compliance with plans, policies and procedures and ensures that resources are conserved.
Baseline:A quantitative measure of the current level of performance.
Benchmarking: Comparing your company's products, services or processes against best practices or competitive practices, to help define superior performance of a product,service or support processes.
Black-box Testing: A test technique that focuses on testing the functionality of the program component or application against its specifications without knowlegde of how the system constructed.
Boundary value analysis: A data selection technique in which test data is chosen from the "boundaries" of the input or output domain classes, data structures and procedure parameters. Choices often include the actual minimum and maximum boundary values, the maximum value plus or minus one and the minimum value plus or minus one.
Branch Testing: A test method that requires that each possible branch on each decision be executed on at least once.
Brainstorming: A group process for generating creative and diverse ideas.
Bug: A catchall term for all software defects or errors.
Certification testing: Acceptance of software by an authorized agent after the software has been validated by the agent or after its validity has been demonstrated to the agent.
Checkpoint(or verification point): Expected behaviour of the application which must be validated with the actual behaviour after certain action has been performed on the application.
Client: The customer that pays for the product received and receives the benefit from the use of the product.
Condition Coverage: A white-box testing technique that measures the number of or percentage of decision outcomes covered by the test cases designed.100% condition coverage would indicate that every possible outcome of each decision had been executed at least once during testing.
Configuration Management Tools
Tools that are used to keep track of changes made to systems and all related artifacts. These are also known as version control tools.
Configuration testing: Testing of an application on all supported hardware and software platforms.This may include various combinations of hardware types, configuration settings and software versions.
Completeness: A product is said to be complete if it has met all requirements.
Consistency: Adherence to a given set of rules.
Correctness: The extent to which software is free from design and coding defects. It is also the extent to which software meets the specified requirements and user objectives.
Cost of Quality: Money spent above and beyond expected production costs to ensure that the product the customer receives is a quality product. The cost of quality includes prevention, appraisal, and correction or repair costs.
Conversion Testing: Validates the effectiveness of data conversion processes, including field-field mapping and data translation.
Customer: The individual or organization, internal or external to the producing organization that receives the product.
Cyclomatic complexity: The number of decision statements plus one.
Debugging: The process of analysing and correcting syntactic, logic and other errors identified during testing.
Decision Coverage: A white-box testing technique that measures the number of - or percentage - of decision directions executed by the test case designed. 100% Decision coverage would indicate that all decision directions had been executed at least once during testing. Alternatively each logical path through the program can be tested.

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