Test Strategy in Software Testing

Test Strategy in Software Testing is a high-level document and normally developed by the project manager. This document defines “Software Testing Approach” to achieve testing objectives.

The Test Strategy is normally derived from the Business Requirement Specification document.


The Test Strategy document is a static document meaning that it is not updated too often. It sets the standards for testing processes and activities and other documents For larger projects, there is one Test Strategy document and a different number of Test Plans for each phase or level of testing.


Components Of The Test Strategy Document

  • Scope and Objectives

  • Business issues

  • Roles and Responsibilities

  • Communication and status reporting

  • Test deliverables

  • Industry standards to follow

  • Test automation and tools

  • Testing measurements and metrics

  • Risks and mitigation

  • Defect reporting and tracking

  • Change and configuration management

  • Training plan


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