Testing Documentation

Testing documents are prepared at different stages –

Before Testing                                        

Testing starts with test cases generation. Following documents are needed for reference –

●      SRS document – Functional Requirements document

●      Test Policy document – This describes how far testing should take place before releasing the product.

●      Test Strategy document – This mentions detail aspects of test team, responsibility matrix and rights/responsibility of test manager and test engineer.

●      Traceability Matrix document – This is SDLC document, which is related to requirement gathering process. As new requirements come, they are added to this matrix. These matrices help testers know the source of requirement. They can be traced forward and backward.

While Being Tested

The following documents may be required while testing is started and is being done:

●      Test Case document – This document contains list of tests required to be conducted. It includes Unit test plan, Integration test plan, System test plan and Acceptance test plan.

●      Test description – This document is a detailed description of all test cases and procedures to execute them.

●      Test case report – This document contains test case report as a result of the test.

●      Test logs – This document contains test logs for every test case report.

After Testing

The following documents may be generated after testing :

●      Test summary – This test summary is collective analysis of all test reports and logs. It summarizes and concludes if the software is ready to be launched. The software is released under version control system if it is ready to launch.


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