Software Testing ISO Standards
Many organizations around the globe are developing and implementing different Standards to improve the quality needs of their Software. The next section briefly describes some of the widely used standards related to Quality Assurance and Testing. Here is a definition of some of them:
This standard deals with the following aspects to determine the quality of a software application:
Quality in use metrics
This standard presents some set of quality attributes for any Software such as:
The above mentioned quality attributes are further divided into sub-factors which you can study when you will go in detail of the standard.
Part 11 of this standard deals with the extent to which a product can be used by specified users to achieve specified goals with Effectiveness, Efficiency and Satisfaction in a specified context of use.
ISO/IEC 25000:2005 is commonly known as the standard which gives the guidelines for Software product Quality Requirements and Evaluation (SQuaRE). This standard helps in organizing and enhancing the process related to Software quality requirements and their evaluations. In reality, ISO-25000 replaces the two old ISO standards i.e. ISO-9126 and ISO-14598.
SQuaRE is divided into sub parts such as:
ISO 2500n - Quality Management Division.
ISO 2501n - Quality Model Division.
ISO 2502n - Quality Measurement Division.
ISO 2503n - Quality Requirements Division.
ISO 2504n - Quality Evaluation Division.
The main contents of SQuaRE are:
Terms and definitions.
Individual division guides.
Standard related to Requirement Engineering (i.e. specification, planning, measurement and evaluation process)
This standard deals with Software packages delivered to the client. It does not focus or deal with the client.s (the person/organization whom Software is delivered) production process. The main contents are related to the following items:
Set of Requirements for Software packages.
Instructions for testing the delivered Software package against the requirements.
Some of the other standards related to QA and Testing processes are mentioned below:
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A standard for the format of documents used in different stages of software testing.
A methodology for establishing quality requirements, identifying, implementing, analyzing, and validating the process and product of software quality metrics is defined.
Guide for Software Verification and Validation Plans.
A standard for unit testing.
A standard for Software Verification and Validation.
A standard for software inspections.
A standard for the classification of software anomalies.
A guide to the classification of software anomalies.
A guide for developing system requirements specifications.
A standard for software quality assurance plans
A standard for software quality metrics and methodology.
A standard for software life cycle processes and life cycle data.
A vocabulary of terms used in software testing.
A standard for software component testing.