Software Testing Types: Model-Based Testing

Another type of software testing which a good software testing company may encounter is model-based testing.

The principle of its work is as follows: the software is modeled in such a way that each state of each input, output, form, and function is represented. It may be integrated with automated testing in order to check all the model states and try out different inputs.

When Can Model-Based Testing Be Used?

Model-based testing can partly be used in  test case development before the developers start implementing specifications. Thus, software testing is implemented already on the early stages of software development and a software testing company is a direct participant of it. Thus, software testers can pay the developers’ attention to the problematic issues before the product is released.

If there is a situation in which the developers do not wish to cooperate, model-based testing is a tool with which a software testing company can prove its ground.

Test cases generated for model-based testing will be more atomic than those, created for scenario-based testing. Since the test cases are small, they can be easily put together to cover various code paths. Code coverage may help identifying code paths that are not being tested. Automated or not, atomic test cases can also be united to create user scenarios.