Active testing is a sort of testing technique where the user introduces test data and analyses the result. While active testing, the tester builds a mental model of the software under test which continues and grows and refines as our interaction with the software continues.
How to do Active testing?
- Each and every action performed on the application under test we need to check if the model/application seems to fulfils client’s needs.
- The application needs to be adapted or that we got a problem in the application. Continuously engage in the testing process and help us to come up with new ideas, test cases, test data to fulfil.
- We need to note down things which we might want to turn to later or we follow up with the concerned team on them.
During the performance of active testing, tester constructs a virtual model of the software under the test which continues to grow and also refines as the interaction with the software continues.
The objectives of Active testing are:
- To verify the quality of the software
- To validate the quality of the software.
- To match the software for users requirements.
- To make the software standard
- To check the behaviour of software while used by user.
- To detect the issues and defects in the software which can affect functioning of the software.
The Active testing process:
Test Data Generation
To do the active testing in a proper manner, firstly a set of input data is created by the tester. Testers make sure the following data is created, there might be some problem in the software.
Test case generation
After the creation of test data and also test cases, the execution process is performed and tester gives the test cases to the software to process. This phase is considered as the main phase software’s of actual behaviour, with the specific input is observed.
Analysis of result
After the execution of all the test cases, the tester analyses the actual behaviour of the system under specific test cases and decides whether the software is as end user requirements.
What is the need for Active testing?
- Client’s requirements- Here the active testing is performed to verify whether the software is meeting all the client’s requirements of the software. Active testing is very significant category for the fact that it is carried out after system testing which means an extra level refinement of the software.The tester inputs all the test cases which is relevant to the client’s requirements and analyses the input.
- User’s experience- There are softwares which are not used by a particular group of people but will be used a different group of people ranging from different culture or demographic regions.
- Real time exploration- There are softwares which are used for keeping real time records of data.These kinds of softwares need a kind of testing which can analyse the dynamic behaviour of the software.
- Usability Testing- Here usability testing is also a kind of passive testing, that is it can be done when the software is under the construction. The usability testing is carried out in real time. It is totally carried out from an end user view.
- Understanding business trends- When software is launched in the market, the market is studied beforehand. Companies actually make an exact guess about the market demand and trends which always follows the demand.