Test Reporting

by itsbusiness AG

Test reporting is a key component of the test management process. Test reporting highlights the effectiveness of the testing efforts and provides valuable insights into the quality of the software being tested.

Test Reporting

Test reporting involves the creation and distribution of reports summarizing the testing activities and results. Reports are essential for communicating the status of the testing process to various stakeholders, including project managers, developers, and clients. Common types of test reports include:

  • Test Summary Report: Provides an overview of the testing activities, including test execution status, test results, and any issues encountered.
  • Defect Report: Summarizes information about defects found during testing, including their severity, status, and resolution plans.
  • Traceability Matrix Report: Shows the relationship between requirements, test cases, and defects, ensuring comprehensive test coverage.

Reporting helps stakeholders make informed decisions about the software's readiness for release, identify areas for improvement, and assess the overall quality of the testing process.

By incorporating test matrices, metrics, and reporting into the test management process, testing teams can maintain transparency, track progress, and continuously improve their testing strategies. These practices contribute to the overall success of software development projects. They should be established at the start of the project, so that project progress is monitored closely.

itsbusiness AG can help with all aspects of testing, with more than 20 years of delivering top Software Quality Assurance across a wide range of fields and projects. Please get in touch if you require advice in Software Quality Assurance.

Contact

If you have questions or need more information, please contact:

Andrew Connell
QA Consultant, itsbusiness AG
+41 31 370 32 05
andrew.connell@itsbusiness.ch​

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