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Software Testing Glossary

Software Testing Glossary

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Audit Trail

A path by which the original input to a process (for example, data) can be traced back through the process, taking the process output as a starting point.

Automated Testing

Testing technique that uses automation testing tools to control the environment set-up, test execution and results reporting.

Availability

Level of readiness and availability of component or system when it is necessary to use them. It is often expressed in a percentage.

Back-to-Back Testing

Software testing, in which two or more variants of a component or system are executed with the same input values ​​and the results are compared and analyzed in the case of a difference between them.

Balanced Scorecard

A strategic tool for measuring whether the operational activities of a company are aligned with its objectives in terms of business vision and strategy.

Baseline

Specification or a software product, which was formally reviewed or agreed, and were later used as the base version for the further development and which can be changed only through formal change control process.

Basis Path Testing

A testing mechanism which derives a logical complexity measure of a procedural design and use this as a guide for defining a basic set of execution paths.