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Saturday 14 January 2017

Test Plan in Software Testing

Test Plan

A Test plan is a document which is very similar to project plan but mainly focusing on testing which would be done. It have the various section inside it, which explain how, when & what should be tested in a particular project. It varies from organization to organization & project to Project.

The effectiveness of testing depends on robustness of test plan.

Test Plan Definition :A Software test Plan is a document that describes testing activities, scope, strategy, testing tools, Environment etc
ISTQB Definition: A document describing the scope, approach, resources and schedule of intended test activities. It identifies amongst others test items, the features to be tested, the testing tasks, who will do each task, degree of tester independence, the test environment, the test design techniques and entry and exit criteria to be used, and the rationale for their choice,and any risks requiring contingency planning. It is a record of the test planning process.

Test Plan TYPES :
Test plan can be divided into three major categories :
Master Test Plan : This test plan set a bench mark or parameter how other test plan should be created.
Testing Level Specific Test Plan : Like Unit testing Test Plan, Integration Testing Test Plan etc.
Testing Types specific Test Plan: Like Penetration Testing Test Plan, Security Testing Test Plan etc.
Here i have uploaded a sample TEST Plan Which can be downloaded by click the below link.
This sample test plan cover almost features of a test plan.

Click here to download sample of Test Plan

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