Let’s talk about a Test Case and its crucial value to the testing processes.
✏️Writing test cases is the main responsibility of the QA team. A test case is a strictly ordered list of actions performed to test a specific functionality of any application. Its primary purpose is the ability to be used as a step-by-step instruction per each system test run.
It is supposed to provide a QA engineer with a detailed description, such as preconditions, steps to reproduce, and postcondition generated for a specific test scenario to test a requirement.
When running a test case, a QA engineer should be able to compare the expected and actual results to determine if the product under development meets the customer’s requirements.
🌟 If you have efficient test cases in your arsenal, there are huge benefits such as:
✅ striving to achieve 100% test coverage;
✅ reduction of time and costs for further technical support;
✅ test case reuse;
✅ confirmation that the product meets the requirements of the end-user;
✅ user experience improvement.
Long say short, writing and using test cases contributes to business optimization. Your customer is happy with the product🤗, the number of customers increases📈, and the cost of fixing bugs decreases📉.
🔝 All these points increase the reliability of the company.
The design of test cases should reflect all the details of the functionality being evaluated.
Desired test case includes:
1️⃣ Name. It should be easy to identify when tracking down defects or defining a requirement at a later stage.
2️⃣ Test ID. The unique identifier that QA engineers can use to group test cases into test suites.
3️⃣ Description. A component that describes what the test should check.
4️⃣ Steps to reproduce. To complete the test, you must perform sequential steps.
5️⃣ Expected results. A summary of how the system should respond to each test step.
6️⃣ Priority. The level of importance of each test.
7️⃣ Assignees. List of QA engineers responsible for executing test cases.
8️⃣ Accessory. Belonging to suites, test plans.
9️⃣ Tags. The presence of tags to which the test case is added.