TYPES OF TESTING
It is appreciated that
the terminology used to describe each type of test may differ from
one company to another but the more common titles have been used.
a. Skim Test
- Testing only key functions
in areas of change. Only used when very small changes are proposed.
b. Unit Test
- Testing changes only
within the area of functionality affected by the change.
c. Interface / bridge test
changes that affect areas of functionality (interpretation rules are
consistent either side of the interface, interface control, and
d. Functional regression test
non-related areas of functionality to ensure they remain unaffected.
e. Business integration test
all related areas of functionality including user documentation
produced by the system, screen displays, and management information.
f. Data conversion test
- Test comparison
of standing data before and after delivery. Negative testing would
be used if no conversion of data is anticipated.
g. Baseline test
As a Company standard, tests b, d, and e must be used for all change deliveries.