Tips for writing test cases

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Today in a short test case tutorial we are going to discuss how to write effective test cases. It would be useful for everyone who ever wondered how to write test cases in test case writing tools. Writing effective test cases will help whoever is executing the test case.

These are tips which may help you write better and more effective test cases: 

1) To start off you should have 3-8 steps in a test case. If you have less than 3 test steps, use a checklist instead.  

2) When you write a test case, pay attention if the test result is obvious, then you don’t need to specify an expected result of each step. However, when testers report defects based on a test case, they should indicate which test step failed. This will make troubleshooting easier.

3) Your test case may have too many steps. Then you should divide it. You can use smaller sets or groups. It is important because if an error occurs somewhere, it gets confusing for the developer who has to fix the bug as well as future testers who have to repeat all the steps to test it.

4) Only use preconditions if you need them. For example, if you have to load a set of customers into the system before testing begins, then you need pre-conditions. If not – leave the field blank. 

That’s it.

Follow these tips and we are sure you’ll be writing effective test cases in online test case writing tools in no time.

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by | June 22nd, 2020