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Different Software Testing Levels for Detecting Errors
Mohd. Ehmer Khan
Pages - 70 - 80     |    Revised - 01-09-2011     |    Published - 05-10-2011
Volume - 2   Issue - 4    |    Publication Date - September / October 2011  Table of Contents
Acceptance Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing, System Testing, Unit Testing
Software testing is the process to uncover requirement, design and coding errors in the program. But software testing is not a “miracle” that can guaranteed the production of high quality software system, so to enhance the quality of a software and to do a testing in more unified way, the testing process could be abstracted to different levels and each level of testing aims to test different aspects of the system. In my paper, I have described different level of testing and these different levels attempted to detect different types of defects. The goal here is to test the system against requirement, and to test requirement themselves.
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1 Levels of Testing written by Patrick Oladimeji supervised by Prof. Dr. Holger Schlingloff & Dr. Markus Roggenbach published on 1/12/2007 available at http://www.cs.swan.ac.uk/~csmarkus/CS339/dissertations/OladimejiP.pdf
2 Integration testing available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integration_testing
3 Big bang integration available at http://www.testinggeek.com/big-bang-integration-testing
4 Integration testing by Thomas Bradley (368100) published on February 8, 2008 available at http://sucs.org/~tobeon/testing.pdf
5 Integration testing & Component based software testing chapter # 21 by Mauro & Michal Young, 2007 (c) available at http://ix.cs.uoregon.edu/~michal/book/slides/pdf/PezzeYoung- Ch21-integration.pdf
6 Cognizant Technology Solution available at pp 44, 50, 52 & 61 available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/6749799/Software-Testing-COGNIZANT-Notes
7 System testing available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/System_testing
8 Standard glossary of terms used in Software Testing (ISTQB) version 2.1 (dd. April 1st, 2010) by Erik van Veenendaal (The Netherlands) available at http://istqb.org/download/attachments/2326555/ISTQB+Glossary+of+Testing+Terms+2+1.p df
9 Levels of software testing available at http://softwaretestingfundamentals.com/softwaretesting- levels/
10 Regression testing available at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regression_testing
Mr. Mohd. Ehmer Khan
Al Musanna College of Technology (Ministry of Manpower) - Oman