The purpose of the test plan is put the planning activities that we perform across the testing project in the document format, so that it can get it reviewed with the various project stakeholder to get the sign off on planned activities which we performed.
In this post I have explained the what are the different section in the test plan and what it covers in those sections
Here the purpose of the document is written and a brief introduction about software testing it could be It involves unit, functional, non-functional and acceptance testing.
Tests Risk/ Issues
In this section we clearly define the what are the risks and issues we anticipate along with detailed mitigation plan to mitigating it
Items to be tested and not tested.
In this section we define what approach we take for each different types of testing
- Unit Testing
- Integration Testing
- System Testing
- Acceptance Testing
- Performance Testing
- Security Testing
Testing Regularity Criteria
In this section we clearly define any regularity complaint must follow according to regulatory norms.
Test Pass/Fail Criteria
We define what is the test pass or fail criteria for each tests which we execute
Test Entry, Test Exit Criteria
In this section we clearly define for each phase of testing what is the Entry and Exit Criteria which agreed with the all the stakeholders for the given software project
In this section we clearly define what are the various test deliverables needs to be created and maintained by the testing team such as
- Test Cases
- Test Results
- Test Execution Results
- Test Plan
- Review Documents
- Test Closure
Test Suspension/Resumption Criteria
In this section define the clearly the criteria when you want to stop testing or resume the testing
In this section we clearly define the test environment requirement and architecture of the application along with the hardware and software requirement for performing testing
In this section we clearly define the resource required to execute the testing project with clearly roles and responsibilities
In this section we need to clearly document what training required bridge the skill gaps to perform the testing