Triaged Tester

January 19, 2009

Test cases – types of results

Filed under: Black Box Testing,Test case — Triaged Tester @ 5:47 am

·         A Test Case can either return a PASS, FAIL or CHECK.

·         A status of CHECK indicates that the test has been run, but validation is to be done.

·         A Test Case cannot return any other states.

·         If a Test Case times out, the test harness should report as a FAIL.

·         The test harness should identify an additional state of a Test Case as “SKIPPED”.

·         A status of “SKIPPED” should occur only when a Test Case does *not* get a chance to return a result.

·         Optionally the test case can also return a status – NA or not applicable only if that test case is obsolete now compared to the current release and has missed the analysis during the test suite creation.

·         The test reporting infrastructure should be able to report on PASS, FAIL, CHECK, SKIPPED and NA.

·         A status of CHECK must eventually transform to either PASS or FAIL.



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