This paper is published in Volume-5, Issue-6, 2019
Area
Computer Science and Technology
Author
Mubarak Albarka Umar
Org/Univ
Changchun University of Science and Technology, Jilin, China, China
Pub. Date
07 November, 2019
Paper ID
V5I6-1154
Publisher
Keywords
Software testing, Software testing categories, Software testing levels, Software testing techniques, Software testing types, Software quality, Verification and Validation

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Mubarak Albarka Umar. Comprehensive study of software testing: Categories, levels, techniques, and types, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Mubarak Albarka Umar (2019). Comprehensive study of software testing: Categories, levels, techniques, and types. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 5(6) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Mubarak Albarka Umar. "Comprehensive study of software testing: Categories, levels, techniques, and types." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 5.6 (2019). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Software Testing is the process of evaluating a software program to ensure that it performs its intended purpose. Software testing verifies the safety, reliability, and correct working of the software. The growing need for quality software makes software testing a crucial stage in Software Development Lifecycle. There are many methods of testing software, however, the choice of method to test a given software remains a major problem in software testing. Although, it is often impossible to find all errors in software, employing the right combination of methods will make software testing efficient and successful. Knowing these software testing methods is the key to making the right selection. This paper presents a comprehensive study of software testing methods. An explanation of Testing Categories was presented first, followed by Testing Levels (and their comparison), then Testing Techniques (and their comparison). For each Testing Levels and Testing Techniques, examples of some testing types and their pros and cons were given with a brief explanation of some of the important testing types. Furthermore, a clear and distinguishable explanation of two confused and contradictory terms (Verification and Validation) and how they relate to Software Quality was provided.
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