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System Test Strategy Template



Provided by Rex Black Consulting Services

  1. Product, Revision and Overview

Describe the product and revision designator.

Describe briefly how the product works. Reference other material as appropriate.

  1. Product History

Include a short history of previous revisions of this product. (3-4 sentences). Include defect history.

  1. Features to be tested

List all features to be tested. Organize the list in the way that makes most sense- user features, or by level:

Application
Demo software
Client substrate
Server
Network (this may be more layers)
  1. Features not to be tested

Describe any features not to be tested

  1. Configurations to be tested and excluded

I recommend a table showing which hardware configurations will be tested with which software.

  1. Environmental requirements

Enumerate hardware, firmware, software, networks, etc. required to carry out the testing.

  1. System test methodology.

Brief description of work items to be performed from the beginning to the end of the product development.

  1. Initial Test requirements

Test strategy (this document), written by test personnel, reviewed by product team, agreed to by project manager.

  1. System test entry and exit criteria
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test case format -sample


unique-test-case-id: Test Case Title

Purpose:

Short sentence or two about the aspect of the system is being tested. If this gets too long, break the test case up or put more information into the feature descriptions.

Prereq:

Assumptions that must be met before the test case can be run. E.g., “logged in”, “guest login allowed”, “user testuser exists”.

Test Data:

List of variables and their possible values used in the test case. You can list specific values or describe value ranges. The test case should be performed once for each combinationof values. These values are written in set notation, one per line. E.g.:loginID = {Valid loginID, invalid loginID, valid email, invalid email, empty}password = {valid, invalid, empty}

Steps:

Steps to carry out the test. See step formating rules below.

  1. visit LoginPage
  2. enter userID
  3. enter password
  4. click login
  5. see the terms of use page
  6. click agree radio button at page bottom
  7. click submit button
  8. see PersonalPage
  9. verify that welcome message is correct username

Notes and Questions:

  • NOTE
  • QUESTION
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