Test Strategy

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What is Test Strategy?

Test Strategy is also known as test approach defines how testing would be carried out. Test approach has two techniques:

  • Proactive - An approach in which the test design process is initiated as early as possible in order to find and fix the defects before the build is created.

  • Reactive - An approach in which the testing is not started until after design and coding are completed.

Different Test approaches:

There are many strategies that a project can adopt depending on the context and some of them are:

  • Dynamic and heuristic approaches

  • Consultative approaches

  • Model-based approach that uses statistical information about failure rates.

  • Approaches based on risk-based testing where the entire development takes place based on the risk

  • Methodical approaches which is based on failures.

  • Standard-compliant approach specified by industry-specific standards.

Factors to be considered:

  • Risks of product or risk of failure or the environment and the company

  • Expertise and experience of the people in the proposed tools and techniques.

  • Regulatory and legal aspects, such as external and internal regulations of the development process

  • The nature of the product and the domain



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