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The use case testing is designed using use case documents as reference. To understand more about the use cases & use case testing, click on the below link:


The term use case and test case are often confused for their understanding. Use case document is used as reference for test case document. The difference between these two work products are as below:

  1. Use case is list of actions defining the interactions between an actor and a system to achieve a goal. Test case is designed by referring to the use cases, which has the different conditions to test the behaviour of the software.
  2. Use case document can be used for implementation of software. Test case documents are used for testing and recording the actual outcome and results.
  3. Use case documents are prepared by Business analyst to capture the requirements of the client in detail. Test cases are designed by software testers to provide the test conditions to test and record the results of testing.


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Uses of use case testing:

Use case testing ensure the way that the user uses the software in intended way or not. It helps the user to accomplish his task successfully. Some facts about the use cases testing are:

  1. Use case testing does not decide the quality of the software but can be used to identify the presence of defects.
  2. It does not guarantee the entire coverage of the user application.
  3. Based on the use case testing alone we cannot decide the deployment of the  software to production environment.
  4. It will find out the defects like in any other testing.

The characteristics of use case testing are

  1. It defines the interactions between actors and system.
  2. Actors denote the users and their interactions of each user who take part into.
  3. Test cases which is based on the use cases are called as scenarios.
  4. It is very effective in defining the scope of acceptance tests.


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