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RSEG 131

Software Testing Techniques

This course covers topics related to software testing methodology, with a focus on realistic, pragmatic steps for testing consumer and business software. Concepts covered include test cycles; testing objectives; testing in the software development process; types of software errors; reporting and analyzing software errors; problem tracking systems; test case design; testing tools; test planning; test documentation; and managing a test group.

At the end of the course, students will be able to:

Plan and apply the appropriate level of testing within the context of a software development application to the satisfaction of its beneficiaries.

Design specific and measurable test cases to ensure coverage and traceability to requirements.

Use problem reporting techniques, metrics, and testing status reports to communicate testing results to colleagues, managers, and end users.

Determine realistic estimates of resources for testing projects.

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