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IT2032 SOFTWARE TESTING L T P C
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UNIT I INTRODUCTION 9
Testing as an Engineering Activity – Role of Process in Software Quality – Testing as a
Process – Basic Definitions – Software Testing Principles – The Tester’s Role in a
Software Development Organization – Origins of Defects – Defect Classes – The Defect
Repository and Test Design – Defect Examples – Developer/Tester Support for
Developing a Defect Repository.
UNIT II TEST CASE DESIGN 9
Introduction to Testing Design Strategies – The Smarter Tester – Test Case Design
Strategies – Using Black Box Approach to Test Case Design Random Testing –
Requirements based testing – positive and negative testing -–– Boundary Value
Analysis – decision tables - Equivalence Class Partitioning state-based testing– causeeffect
graphing – error guessing - compatibility testing – user documentation testing –
domain testing Using White–Box Approach to Test design – Test Adequacy Criteria –
static testing vs. structural testing – code functional testing - Coverage and Control Flow
Graphs – Covering Code Logic – Paths – Their Role in White–box Based Test Design –
code complexity testing – Evaluating Test Adequacy Criteria.
UNIT III LEVELS OF TESTING 9
The Need for Levels of Testing – Unit Test – Unit Test Planning –Designing the Unit
Tests. The Test Harness – Running the Unit tests and Recording results – Integration
tests – Designing Integration Tests – Integration Test Planning – scenario testing –
defect bash elimination -System Testing – types of system testing - Acceptance testing –
performance testing - Regression Testing – internationalization testing – ad-hoc testing -
Alpha – Beta Tests – testing OO systems – usability and accessibility testing
UNIT IV TEST MANAGEMENT 9
People and organizational issues in testing – organization structures for testing teams –
testing services - Test Planning – Test Plan Components – Test Plan Attachments –
Locating Test Items – test management – test process - Reporting Test Results – The
role of three groups in Test Planning and Policy Development – Introducing the test
specialist – Skills needed by a test specialist – Building a Testing Group.
UNIT V CONTROLLING AND MONITORING 9
Software test automation – skills needed for automation – scope of automation – design
and architecture for automation – requirements for a test tool – challenges in automation
- Test metrics and measurements –project, progress and productivity metrics – Status
Meetings – Reports and Control Issues – Criteria for Test Completion – SCM – Types of
reviews – Developing a review program – Components of Review Plans– Reporting
Review Results. – evaluating software quality – defect prevention – testing maturity
model TOTAL: 45 PERIODS
1. Srinivasan Desikan and Gopalaswamy Ramesh, “ Software Testing – Principles and
Practices”, Pearson education, 2006.
2. Aditya P.Mathur, “Foundations of Software Testing”, Pearson Education,2008.
1. Boris Beizer, “Software Testing Techniques”, Second Edition,Dreamtech, 2003
2. Elfriede Dustin, “Effective Software Testing”, First Edition, Pearson Education,
3. Renu Rajani, Pradeep Oak, “Software Testing – Effective Methods, Tools and
Techniques”, Tata McGraw Hill, 2004.