I have researched this question on the web, but still don't understand the difference clearly.
please help! thanks.
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While studying for the ISTQB exam, I have shrinking down to a more summarised text to help me understand and remember the topics at the exam. Here's a bit of what I have shared in my blog last year.
Before all that you will need a TEST CONDITION.
What is a test condition?
A: An item or event of a component or system that could be verified by one or more test cases.
A set of input values, execution preconditions, expected results and execution post-conditions, such as to exercise a part of the code.
Black box testing – test cases derived directly from a specification or a model of a system or proposed system (documentation)
5 types of specification-based techniques
A sequence of actions for the execution of a test.
I hope it helps you understand.
Think it this way:
Test case = is a set of conditions under which a tester will determine whether an feature can function as expected.
Test specifications = well defined conditions that will define test results.
Test procedure = how a test is carried out, what to do for step 1, step 2 and etc
Test design = how a test is conceived from abstract ideas into a test case.
Consider this scenario:
You are given an iOS game to test, what you normally do will be:
Software testing is a method that is used to check whether software products are working fine or not, defects free or not. We also check that actual results or requirements are matched with expected results or requirements. Software testing services companies follow ISO standards for testing the software products. Before testing, we follow some conditions:
Test case: It is a document that has set of data, descriptions, expected results, preconditions and actual results. Test case has parameters i.e Test Scenario, Description, Steps, Preconditions, Test Data, Environment, Expected result, Actual result, Remarks.
Test specification:It is a document that describe what scenarios will be tested and how.
Test procedure:Before release or deployment of software applications, testers use various process or techniques to test or validate software applications, that processes or techniques are called procedure or script specifications.
Test Design:It is a procedure for determining test cases, conditions and test data during testing. On the basis of test, we have 5 types of test design categories:
Software testing services companies are strictly using standards for quality assurance. They match criteria to fulfill their testing goals and provide better, attractive and user friendly applications.