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The list of software testing types with 100 types of software testing types are published in two articles –

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https://www.h2kinfosys.com/blog/list-software-testing-types/

https://www.h2kinfosys.com/blog/list-software-testing-types-2/

Software Testing Types:

Beta testing: 

Beta testing is a type of user acceptance testing. The end users test the software in the real environment for its acceptance. Beta testing can be performed in various ways. For e.g.: an ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs, the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organisation, a commercial software can be provided as trial or beta version before making it licensed one. In all the scenarios, the testing is performed from end user perspective.

Big bang testing:

Big bang testing is an approach for integration testing. All the software and hardware components are integrated and tested as one system. Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system.

Black box testing or specification based testing:

In the black box testing or specification based testing, the test cases or conditions are based on the specifications of the requirements. It is either functional or non functional testing. The testing is done on the behaviour of the software without the visibility of the programs on the screen. The system testing by QA team and user acceptance testing by the end users are examples of black box testing.

Application based testing:

The application based testing or web application based testing. The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

Check your understanding: 

1. Write the examples of the scenarios/ software for each of above different types of testing.

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  1. Beta testing : It is a type of user acceptance testing. This testing is second phase of software testing in which applications are subjected to real world testing by the intended audience for the software. For e.g.: an ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs, the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organisation, a commercial software can be provided as trial etc.

    Big Bang Testing: This testing is an integration testing strategy where in all unit are linked at once, resulting in a complete system. It’s very difficult to isolate the defects .Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system.

    Black Box Testing: In the black box testing or specification based testing, the test cases or conditions are based on the specifications of the requirements. It is either functional or non functional testing. The system testing is done by QA team & end users.

    The application based testing: The application based testing or web application based testing. The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  2. Beta Testing: Sometimes games are launched as beta version to test how the game is being liked by users.
    Big bang testing: Where all components are linked and tested as one unit.
    Black box: System testing of the application.
    Application based testing: Web application based testing.

  3. Ans. : The examples of the scenarios/ software for each of above different types of testing:
    – Beta Testing: The end users test the Beta software in the real environment for its acceptance. Beta testing can be performed in various ways. For e.g. an ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs, the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organization, a commercial software can be provided as trial or beta version before making it licensed one.
    – Big Bang Testing: Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system.
    – Black Box Testing: The testing is done on the behavior of the software without the visibility of the programs on the screen. For eg. the system testing by QA team and user acceptance testing by the end users.
    Application Testing: The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  4. Beta testing: Music streaming application is tested by users under real environment before launching it to the market.
    Big bang testing: Amazon website
    Black box testing: The system testing by QA team and user acceptance testing by the end users
    Application based testing: For desktop applications, testing should take into account the UI, business logic, database, reports, roles and rights, integrity, usability, functionality, performance, security, hardware & software compatibility and data flow.

    For web applications, testers should give sufficient importance to performance, load, and security of the application. Other main testing types covered under web application testing are functional testing, cross-browser testing, UAT, Beta testing, regression testing, compatibility testing, smoke testing, exploratory testing, compatibility & Multilanguage support testing and stress testing.

    For mobile applications, the main types of testing that should be done are UI testing, Rule-based testing, regression, functional and security testing.

    So AUT (application under test) is either desktop software or a website or a mobile app.

  5. 1. Beta Testing: Beta testing is a type of User Acceptance testing where the user test the software in its intended environment. For eg: ATM machine software is tested in a few banks, or Mobile application is tested by a few employees in the organization
    2. Big Bang Testing: Is an approach for integration testing. Under big bang testing, all the software and hardware components are tested as one system to see its performance on the whole.
    3. Black Box testing: It is either functional or non functional. The test will check the behaviour of the software without the visibility of the programs on the screen. The System Testing done by QA and UAT done by client are examples of black box testing. in balck box testing the test cases or conditions are based on the specifications of the requirements.
    4. Application based Testing: Is also known as web testing. The web applications are tested on different systems, browsers for funcionality, usabilitu, interfaces, performace, security etc.

  6. Beta testing : this is having end users testing the final product before it goes live. Trying to get any other ‘bugs’ out of the system.
    Big bang testing – this is when the team is testing all the different integration systems that are all hooked up to the software. Example: E-commerce websites
    Black box testing :performing specific test cases that were created around the requirements from the client.
    Application based testing – this is testing that is with different systems, browsers, performance, security, and so on.

  7. Beta testing–Beta testing is a type of user acceptance testing. The end users test the software in the real environment for its acceptance. Beta testing can be performed in various ways. Ex–an ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs.
    Big Bang Testing–Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system.
    Black box testing/ Specification testing–In the black box testing or specification based testing, the test cases or conditions are based on the specifications of the requirements. It is either functional or non functional testing.
    Application based testing–The application based testing or web application based testing. The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  8. Examples of Beta Testing:.
    ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs, the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organisation, a commercial software can be provided as trial or beta version before making it licensed one.

    Example of Big Bang Testing:
    Consider a software has 6 modules named Module 1, Module 2, Module 3, Module 4, Module 5, and Module 6. These six modules are integrated simultaneously and all the six modules are tested all together. As these modules are not tested individually chances of occurring the failure may increase.

    Example of Black box testing or specification based testing:
    The system testing by QA team and user acceptance testing by the end users are examples of black box testing.

    Examples of Application based testing:
    The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  9. Beta Testing-User acceptance testing done in the real environment (Wells Fargo ATM) or in the clients office (Wells Fargo Online Banking)
    Big Bang Testing- Testing to ensure integrated software and hardware systems function as one system. Ex
    Black Box- Testing done by QA’s or end users to see how the system behaves without the use of coding.
    Application Based Testing-web applications that are tested on different computer systems, browsers ( Firefox,Chrome,IE Safari), usability etc.

  10. 1. Beta testing: It is a type of User acceptance testing where the client test the software in the real environment. Eg. Before launching a website the client can ask few people to use it and see.
    2. Bigbang testing: Here all the hardware and software components are integrated together to go for a integration testing of the software to check all the modules put together work good.
    3. Blackbox testing: This type of testing is done by the QA team where they dont need any knowledge about the program coded. They check whether all the functionalities are working as per the requirement and nothing is missed. Eg. Any healthcare project.
    4.Aplication based testing: The program is tested in different systems and browsers to see whether it works perfect in terms of performance, functionality, security etc. eg: Facebook application

  11. Beta Testing:
    This type of testing is done by end users in real environment for the acceptance of the software. For e.g.an ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs, the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organisation.
    Big bang testing:
    In this type of testing software and hardware components are integrated and tested to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system.
    Black box testing or specification based testing:
    In this type of testing specifications of the requirements are tested. It could be functional or non functional testing. It is done in 2 ways –
    System testing – It is done by QA team.
    User acceptance testing – It is done by end users.
    Application based testing:
    The application based testing or web application based testing. The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  12. beta testing- it is a type of user acceptance testing. There are different approach of testing, one is the client can test the software at the development site, second, employee groups within the client organization can test it or we provide the client a trial version of the software before the licensing to check if they are satisfied with the product.
    bigbang testing – it is an integration testing where software and hardware components are integrated to be tested to make sure its working a a whole system.
    black box testing – this a testing done by QA and user where test cases are based on the requirements. it either could be functional or non-functional.
    application-based testing- this is a web app testing. this is mostly to test if web apps are behaving as expected in different browsers like windows, chrome, linux, apple operating systems, or droid or some other kinds of browsers available now in the market.

  13. Beta Testing:The end users test the software in the real environment for its acceptance. ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs, the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organisation, a commercial software can be provided as trial or beta version before making it licensed one.
    Big Bang Testing:Big bang testing is an approach for integration testing. All the software and hardware components are integrated and tested as one system. Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system.
    Black box Testing:The testing is done on the behavior of the software without the visibility of the programs on the screen. The system testing by QA team and user acceptance testing by the end users are examples of black box testing.
    Application based testing: also called as web application based testing, The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  14. Beta Testing: Type of user acceptance testing. in this testing technique, developed software is available for limited no of users so that they can give their feedback, likes, don’t likes about software. eg: windows 10 came up with beta version for limited no of users for free upgrade if they want to upgrade their system with new windows and give their feedback about beta version of windows.
    Big Bang Testing: it is integration testing. In this type of testing, all components like hardware, software are integrated as one system that has to tested. eg: banking system, all different modules like login functionality, online banking, fund transfer in same bank/different bank integrated and then tested.
    Black Box testing: This type of testing based on specifications and requirements given by client without the visibility of coding.
    eg: user acceptance testing done by end users.
    Application Based testing: The application based testing also known as web application based testing. The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  15. This article describes these types of software testing: Beta testing, Black box testing and Application based testing.

  16. Examples of the different testing types below
    – Beta testing: Hospital Management software being tested at the hospitals
    – Big bang testing: Different Operating Systems being compatible with different hardware specifications to make it one system
    – Black box testing or specification based testing: test the performance of a shopping website during holiday sales
    – Application based testing: Internet Banking application

  17. Microsoft conducted the largest of all Beta Tests for its OS — Windows 8 before officially releasing it.
    Big bang Testing: When all of the software and hardware unit/component are integrated as one whole system and tested to see all units are integrated properly. Eg: Hotel booking website, Shopping websites etc.
    Black Box Testing: This type of testing done when software is completely developed and it’s not released to the client.QA tests all features of the software to check whether the software is behaving as per requirement or not.
    Application-based testing: Gaming Application is tested on diff OS, diff Browser, diff browser versions, and so many more features.

  18. beta Testing: end users test in real time environment. for eg. bank atm functions

    Black Box Testing : The behavior of the system is tested in black box testing. eg. airline sites during holiday period.
    Big Bang Testing Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system. eg. CRM system integration testing with other modules such as production and sales.

    Application based testing : The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features. eg. google wallets on mac and windows,

  19. Beta testing — testing is done for end user acceptance. E.g certain apps or software available to limited number of group to check its outcome like ATMs, some mobile apps etc.
    Big Bang testing — done by developer to make sure all modules are integrated .
    Black box — is done by QA without having actual visibility of the program on screen, to make sure that the software meets all the requirements provided by the client.
    Appplication based testing — testing is done to check if certain features are working properly as per client demand.
    eg-firefox

  20. • Beta testing: this a type of user acceptance testing where users test the application or s/w in real time or real environment. This testing is performed from end user perspective.
    EX: an ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATM’s, the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organization, a commercial software can be provided as trial or beta version before making it licensed one.
    • Big bang testing: it is a type of integration testing in which all components or modules are integrated simultaneously, after which everything is tested as a whole.
    EX: in a shopping site all the modules like Product Catalog, Shopping Cart, Billing, order details etc are integrated simultaneously and tested whole as a system.
    • Black box testing or specification-based testing: the tester need not know the programming knowledge to execute the tests. The testing is done on the behavior of the software without the visibility of the programs on the screen.
    EX: The system testing and user acceptance testing are some of black box testing techniques.
    • Application based testing: The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.
    EX: a shopping website testing on different browsers like chrome, Firefox, safari, Microsoft edge etc.

  21. Beta Testing:Its a one type of UAT testing.Testing is done in real environment.Eg:mobile apps.
    Big BangTest:It is a kind of integration testing, where all hardware and software are integrated and tested as whole system.Eg: all modulessuch as module-1,module-2,module-3 and so on are integrated as whole system.
    Black box testing:Its also known anon-program testing.The testing is done without any program.Eg:UAT,system testing.
    Application based Teating:This testing is done on web application ,which are tested on different browsers, functionality ,security ,performance etc.

  22. Beta testing : ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs, the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organisation, a commercial software can be provided as trial or beta version before making it licensed one.
    Big Bang testing: All the software and hardware components are integrated and tested as one system.
    Black box testing: The testing is done on the behaviour of the software without the visibility of the programs on the screen. The system testing by QA team and user acceptance testing by the end users are examples of black box testing.
    Application based Testing: The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  23. beta tesing_ For e.g.: an ATM software is tested by the customers of bank installed on few ATMs,
    the mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organisation,

    Big bang testing:
    Big bang testing is an approach for integration testing. All the software and hardware components are integrated
    and tested as one system. Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work
    as one whole system.eg

    Application based testing:
    The application based testing or web application based testing. The web applications are tested on the different
    systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.
    eg:gamil application checking on different browsers and differt versions of browses.

    Black box testing or specification based testing:
    In the black box testing or specification based testing, the test cases or conditions are based on the specifications
    of the requirements. It is either functional or non functional testing. The testing is done on the behaviour of the
    software without the visibility of the programs on the screen eg:system testing ,uat

  24. Beta testing: UAT done in real environment is called Beta Testing. For example: Select dealers using new stock tracking software developed for a hardware manufacturing firm before being launched for all the dealers.
    Big bang testing: all software and hardware being tested together as one system. For example: whole system integration test run on newly developed drone
    Black box testing or specification based testing: System testing or UAT , where the programming details are visible but whole software is tested as a whole. For example: Tester doing functionality testing of a online banking application.
    Application based testing: Testing of applications which uses internet as a base. For example: Testing of security features of a online dating application.

  25. Beta Testing requires user participation. Testing is released to selected customers for testing under normal, everyday conditions of use to spot the remaining flaws. For eg: ATM machine software is tested in a few banks, or Mobile application is tested by a few employees in the organization.
    Big Bang Testing: All the software and hardware components are integrated and tested as one system. Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system. Eg;: All models on the website from shopping to billing are integrated as a whole,
    Black Box testing also known as Behavioral Testing, is a software testing method in which the internal structure/design/implementation of the item being tested is not known to the teste. It could be functional or non functional testing. The system testing by QA team and user acceptance testing by the end users are examples of black box testing
    Application Testing: The web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features.

  26. 8. Write the examples of the scenarios/ software for each of above different types of testing.
    Beta testing:
    example: A fast food chain updated the digital menu and added new menu items and deals.
    The software is tested by the users by installing the updated software in few locations first.
    Big Bang testing:
    example: testing all the modules of a fast food chain’s digital ordering and delivery.
    You integrate the menus, ordering ,delivery and payment modules and test how they all work together as a system.
    Black box testing:
    examples are checking Gmail login functionality, making sure the web based application opens in different browsers.
    Application based testing:
    example would be,testing if the application opens properly in different operating systems.

  27. Beta Testing – end user testing eg: we can become a Microsoft beta tester – For example, you may be required to sign a form to not write about the product or post screenshots while beta testing. Usually, you will be asked to provide feedback and to report any bugs to the publisher.
    Big Bang Testing -Suppose a system consists of four modules as displayed in the diagram above. In big bang integration all the four modules ‘Module A, Module B, Module C and Module D’ are integrated simultaneously and then the testing is performed.
    Black Box Testing – to test the functions of a calculator that does a+b=c. User enters various ranges of inputs like 1+2, 1+2+5, etc. and verify the result without getting into how the calculator does it.
    Application based Testing – Test requests are sent correctly to the Database and output at the client side is displayed correctly. Errors if any must be caught by the application and must be only shown to the administrator and not the end user.

  28. Examples of Beta testing:
    an ATM software tested by the customers of the bank in a few ATM’s ; a commercial software provided with trail version before making it a licensed one.
    Examples of Big Bang Testing:
    Suppose you have modules from 1 to 6. In Big Bang Testing all these modules from module 1 to module 6 are integrated simultaneously and then the testing is done.
    Examples of black box testing:
    Suppose there is a form wherein the user needs to enter the 1st number , 2nd number(both are textboxes) ; click on any Arthematic operations (add, subtract, divide, multiply)(all are buttons) ; and then click on the result button. So the user just inputs some numbers and gets the output. The user doesn’t have any idea what is happening inside.
    Examples of application based testing:
    Tools like Selenium etc are used for application based testing.

  29. Beta testing is a type of user acceptance testing.
    example : mobile apps can be tested by an employee group within client organization and testing is performed by the end user.

    Big Bang Testing
    Big bang testing is an approach for integration testing. Big bang testing is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system

    Black box testing
    In Black box testing the test cases and condition are based on the specification of the requirements. QA Team and the UAT Team performs the black box testing.

    Application based testing
    The web applications are tested on different system’s browser for functionalities, usability and security.

  30. Beta testing:- The last stage of testing. That is testing in real environment.
    Eg. Testing Functionality of a computer, Digital photocopier, Any software related to tasks needed by the clients.

    Big bang testing:- is a type of integration testing where all the components are integrated together at once and then tested as a whole. Eg. a computer and printer.
    Black box testing:-is a software testing method in which the internal structure/design/implementation of the item being tested.
    Eg. Book flight, login functionality.

    Application based testing or web based testing:- is the core and vast topic in software testing field.
    Eg. google(login), load testing, functional testing.

  31. Examples of the scenarios/ software for different types of testing:
    Beta testing: It is testing software in real environment. Eg: Installing software in few devices and testing before providing to all users.
    Big bang testing: All software and hardware components are tested as one system. This testing makes sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system.
    Black box testing: System testing by QA team and UAT by the end users.
    Application based testing: Application is tested on different systems, browsers for functionality, usability, security and various features.

  32. Software testing types with examples?
    Beta testing:
    Beta testing is a user acceptance testing . It means testing performed by user in real environment
    Eg: ATM
    Big Bang testing:
    It is an integration testing wherein all modules are integrated and tested as one system.
    Blackbox testing:
    It’s a testing technique where functionality of application is tested without looking at internal code,implementation details. This type of testing is based entirely on software requirements specification.
    Application based Testing:
    Application testing is a process through which the functionality, usability, and consistency of the entire application are tested.

  33. Beta testing: is a typeof user acceptance testing. it is performed by end users in real time environment. this is performed just before releasing the software to public.

    Big bang testing: in this type of testing all the modules are brought together and linked at once without performing integration test for individual modules. This is performed to make sure all modules are integrated and able to work as one whole system.

    Black box testing or specification based testing: This type of testing is based on requirement specifications and does not consider the structure of the program. System testing UAT are examples of black box testing.

    Application based testing: testing the web application on different browsers, and different systems.

  34. Beta Testing: A field test of the beta version of a software especially by testers outside the company developing it that is conducted prior to commercial release.

    Big Bang Testing: Big Bang Integration Testing is an integration testing strategy wherein all units are linked at once, resulting in a complete system.

    Black Box Testing: Black box testing is a software testing techniques in which functionality of the software under test is tested without looking at the internal code structure, implementation details and knowledge of internal paths of the software.

    Application based Testing: Application testing is a process through which the functionality, usability, and consistency of the entire application are tested.

  35. Beta Testing is used at the final stage of a software development, it used to ensure the software will be able to perform as it should.

    Black box testing is used to track the behavior of the software and is done by the QA.

    Big Bang testing is where the software and hardware are tested at the same time.

    Application based testing are tested on different platforms (interfaces, browsers, etc.)

  36. 1) Beta Testing – It is a type of User Acceptance testing where the end users test the software in the real environment. For example, Walmart is testing a beta version of its website with actual customers to check if they are able to navigate and shop on the site easily.
    2) Big Bang testing – Big Bang testing is an type of integration testing where all the software and hardware components are integrated together at once and then tested as a whole. For example, a company has several teams developing different modules of a retail site. Once the modules are developed they are integrated and tested as a whole.
    3) Black box testing or specification based testing – The testing is done on the behaviour of the software without the visibility of the programs on the screen. The system testing by QA team and user acceptance testing by the end users are examples of black box testing.
    4) Application based testing – In this type web applications are tested on the different systems, browsers for functionalities, usability, interfaces, performance, security and various features. This type tests either desktop software, a website or a mobile application.

  37. Examples of the different testing types below
    – Beta testing: Hospital Management software being tested at the hospitals
    – Big bang testing: Different Operating Systems being compatible with different hardware specifications to make it one system
    – Black box testing or specification based testing: test the performance of a shopping website during holiday sales
    – Application based testing: Internet Banking application

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