None of the software products can be of 100% quality without the previously performed functional testing. This means that before releasing a product it should be checked whether all requirements are met by its functionality.
Let’s imagine that a software testing company has received a task to check the functional of a corporate website. What kind of questions testers should ask themselves before starting to work? Are all the buttons clickable? Does the redirection from links work correctly? Do the feedback forms open? These and many other similar questions should be reflected in the functional test cases.
Functional test cases are essentials for the abovementioned methodology and are usually created by customers or development team, according to which the testers can determine their requirements to the functional of the product. But test cases are only aids – the real deal is to make out what are the true goals of functional testing.
5 Main Goals of Functional Testing:
- Rely solely on the requirements, rather than anticipations.
- Product evaluation purely from the standpoint of efficiency.
- Checking out whether the previous software product testing was fruitful and that all bugs were fixed.
- Detection of features or functional that wasn’t integrated after the customers’ requirement.
- Paying attention to the results of processing after any function’s activation.
Summing up, it should be mentioned, that despite the fact that this type of testing has its imperfections, such as the likelihood of inconsistency in regard to machine logic and duration yet there are also major bonuses: a high level of quality and satisfaction of customers and users.