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Exploratory Testing

What is an Exploratory Testing?

During testing phase where there is severe time pressure, Exploratory testing technique is adopted that combines the experience of testers along with a structured approach to testing.

Exploratory testing often performed as a black box testing technique, the tester learns things that together with experience and creativity generate new good tests to run.


Following are the benefits of Exploratory Testing:

  • Exploratory testing takes less preparation.

  • Critical defects are found very quickly.

  • The testers can use reasoning based approach on the results of previous results to guide their future testing on the fly.


Following are the Drawbacks of Exploratory Testing:

  • Tests cannot be reviewed.

  • It is difficult to keep track of what tests have been tested.

  • It is unlikely to be performed in exactly the same manner and to repeat specific details of the earlier tests.