Time Sampling of a Test Report
With respect to time, test protocols can be classified into two types in time: intermediate and final.
The intermediate test report should contain a summary of interim test results of designated test procedures. It will show how the endeavor is moving towards yielding the desirable results. It reports about the amount of work already done and the tasks completed, i.e. informs of the dynamic progress, not of permanent, which is determined by periodically checking the status of the project and measuring the output at different time intervals (day, week, month). In fact, progress is measured by a set of indicators that allow you to understand whether the project is on the way to reaching its objective, what stage the project is in.
Metrics are highly specific for each project; they are prescribed based on the success test criteria. They allow you not only to evaluate status of the project, foresee the risks, but also give insight into the progress, quality and productivity of the app you are testing. They offer you a quick and easy track to software development and can determine the success of your project.
The version or iteration checking protocol is another important and commonly used type of intermediate test report. It describes the tests performed on a specific version (throughout each iteration) of the product were completed by the testing team.
The final report gives general information of the work done (in keeping with the established indicators) and the artifact evolution over the life cycle. Besides, you need to provide comprehensive information on the current status of the product (the number of remaining unfixed issues, no matter whether the testing cycle is complete or an additional test cycle is needed, the product is ready for release and so on.).
The list of contents for the report
So, what exactly the test report document should contain? In the example in the figure below you can specify what should be included in the information report.
Naturally, the test report must specify name or title of your project, name and version of the product.
The objectives of each phase in software testing (performance testing, functional testing, user interface testing, etc.) should be specified in the test report.
This section should contain the following items:
- number of test cases executed;
- number of successful test cases;
- number of unsuccessful test cases;
- skipped lending interest rates;
- wrong number of test cases;
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