Why to Write Test Cases?

Why to Write Test Cases?
October 28 07:52 2016 Print This Article

Manual testing often involves such activity as test case writing. The experienced testers know that the process of test case creating, as well as their execution, usually requires much time, creativity and attentiveness.

QA company monitors that this side of software testing to be continuously and qualitatively performed. The test case running is an important stage of either functional or user interface testing which should show a tester whether the expected application reaction is maintained or not.

Many newcomers face some challenges when it comes to the test case creating. Why does it happen so? Three main causes of the difficulty in this step of software product testing are provided below.

3 Reasons for the Test Case Creating Difficulty:

  1. One test usually includes several conditions. The problem is that in the case of the one condition failure, all others fail too. However, this may be not true. The experts suggest writing modular test cases to be ensured that the results are more adequate.
  2. Some step may involve several actions to be performed. A tester should write the generalized step. In order to avoid misunderstandings, one needs to specify a certain action which should be executed.
  3. Sometimes the actual system behavior is confused with the expected one. This usually happens because of the incomplete requirements or lack of time.

Thus, test case writing is not an easy task to be fulfilled but it is obligatory required, hence, any tester should take the above-mentioned challenges into consideration during the test case preparation.

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