The primary function of software testing is to ensure that the software product is bug-free which helps to enhance the software reliability and security. The scope of software testing includes:
The most common question which we come across during Testing is “When to start testing?” and “When to stop testing?”. Therefore, it is recommended to start testing from the initial phase of the software development.
This not only helps in finding the errors earlier but prevents the tedious job of redeveloping the software. It saves time and is cost-effective. Software testing is an ongoing process, which is potentially endless. But it is required to be stopped somewhere, due to the lack of time and budget. The tester has to follow some procedural way through which he has a good test coverage and does not fall into exhaustive testing. To help testers carry out these day-to-day activities, a test plan is set up to ensure that all necessary features are tested and prioritize those test cases which deal with important and sensitive data.
Completing a software testing phase, the following exit criteria should be considered:
Purpose of Software Testing in Software Development Process
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