What is Test Suite?


The hat is the Test Suite?

Often known as a “validation suite,” a test suite is a collection of different test cases intended to test a software product or its basic feature/functionality after software development has finished.

In fact, these can also be considered a repository for test cases, as it contains detailed information and expectations for each test case, and complete system design specifics that were needed at the time of the test. The test cases identified by the test suites are made up of different phases and provide an outline for each study.

Throughout fact, there are several phases in a test suite that help define the current status of the testing process, such as successful, in-progress, and completed.

Test Suite Features:

Test Suites offer a variety of benefits for the tester team as well as the organization for which they work. Therefore, some of its important features are listed below to give you a better insight into its qualities: test suites are built on the basis of the test plan.

    • It includes a number of tests and cases of testing.
    • Describes the test case goals and purpose.
    • It has criteria for testing such as program, environment, version, etc.
    • Depending on the test cycle as well as the test spectrum, one can build test suites.
    • This consists of different test forms, such as interactive or non-functional.
    • Test suite helps to increase testing productivity by providing a means to quickly test and review the test software (SUT).
    • It can be used for various automated tools such as JUnit, Selenium, etc.

Test Suites Types: test suites are typically divided into two types with distinct functioning. We often define the significance and usefulness of the test suite in the life cycle of software testing. The category of test suites is, therefore: Abstract Test Suite: The abstract test suite is part of model-based research, which can be described as a set of abstract test cases taken from a high-level model of the test system (SUT). These can not be accessed explicitly by the development department because they work at a high level continually and lack specific product and climate information.

Interactive Test Suite: The second category of the test suite, originating from theoretical test cases, is the interactive test suite. It provides the basic, low-level information needed to run a test suite. This type of test suite works at a level that is sufficiently detailed and communicates correctly with the test software. It also has a test harness that interfaces with the software under test (SUT) to the executable test suite.

Test Suite Template: Because the significance of the test suite in the Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) is enormous, it is important that software testers adopt a structured template to build a test suite and identify the various aspects it encompasses.

Such models can be either predefined or generated by the team according to their project requirements. So, here is a preview of the test suite prototype to aid you with the method.

Test Suite Summary: This portion of the design is a thorough summary of the test suite as indicated by the title. It may also contain research suites sections to further boost the test suite’s comprehensiveness.

Test Suite Design: This segment also includes information on the design of the test suite as well as numerous tips for improving the quality and performance of the test.

Systematic Review: Once the description and configuration of the test suite is established, the team performs a formal review that allows companies to adhere to market standards and regulations of their business processes.

Pre-condition & Post-condition: This identifies and reviews the different requirements that need to be fulfilled before and after the test suite has been performed.

Expected results: The team here determines the criteria to be achieved in order to be considered good for a test suite. To further confirm a test suite’s performance, these predicted outcomes are then contrasted with the actual result.

Risk Assessment / Analysis: The team finally defines and analyzes the different risks involved with the research series, which can influence the testing process and hamper the team to achieve expected results.

Test Cases: This sample segment consists of test cases and their related test environment, which are then conducted by the team to verify various aspects of the test program (SUT).

Documents & Reports: Contains all documents and reports either related to or connected to test suites, such as images, information, logs of execution, and other relevant content.

Differences Test Suite, Test Plan, Test Case, & Test Scenario

Because software testers don’t know the importance of test suite, they usually use it with other test components such as test case, test plan, test scenario, etc. Therefore, this is a detailed comparison to help you understand its relevance:

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Although test suites are an integral part of the life cycle testing, they are usually overlooked by novices as well as experienced software testers because they do not understand their importance and thus use it interchangeably with a test case, test plan, test scenario, etc. Test packages, though, are important for development and the team will not be able to carry out rigorous product research without them.

Mark Funk
Mark Funk is an experienced information security specialist who works with enterprises to mature and improve their enterprise security programs. Previously, he worked as a security news reporter.