The Existing Standards of Software Testing
Software testing process presupposes checking the operativeness and flawless work of a certain software by running it.
There are several software testing types, depending on what you test (mobile testing, web site testing etc.) and why you test (usability testing, functional testing etc.).
There are several reasons why people need software testing company services.
The Reasons to Test:
- Bug tracking;
- Quality assessment.
Due to the fact that the created software is becoming more and more complicated, and thus, methods of software testing as well, people had to create a set of general standards that can help software testers in estimating the quality of this or that software.
Software testing standard is a special document that provides rules, guidelines or characteristics of software testing activities. It is aimed at achieving the maximum testing productivity.
The Benefits of Software Testing Standards:
- Improvement of third party quality assessment practices;
- Increased number of professionals in the sphere of software testing;
- Stable documentation base for software developers;
Both, customers and developers can benefit from the existence of software testing standards. However, there is no universal standard that would fit all of the existing software. There have been created several documents that touch upon different aspects of testing. Of course, they are not ideal and sometimes contain contradicting information, but they serve one aim of providing the adequate proof that the tested software corresponds to the product requirements.
The most known standards of software testing:
- IEC and ISO (international standards);
- ANSI/IEEE (national standards of the US);
- IEEE (professional association standards).