“Exploratory Testing Services” – What is This?
There is such independent testing type as ad-hoc testing which performs one work without specifications, plans and developed test cases, like clean improvisation. Exploratory testing – is a formal version of ad-hoc. This testing type doesn’t require test cases but implies that each following test is picked up based on results of the previous test.
Beneficial Features of Exploratory Testing:
- One can detect more defects if will perform testing without predictability and rigid attachment to a fixed sequence of steps.
- It’s not essential to waste time on a preliminary & thorough description of all scripts.
- Support for test scenarios is not required.
- There is a unified product vision.
- Testing speed increases.
- Critical defects are detected faster.
- One can start testing even without requirements. Besides the fact that it’s a fun, it is also a considerable time saving.
- It’s interesting and creative. Testing is limited only by the imagination of tester and his depth of knowledge about the product.
When to Apply Exploratory Testing:
- When there is little time.
- If the requirements are not complete or obsolete.
- When the project is small and test case development will take more time than the testing process itself.
- Testers pass one and the same test scenarios all the time.
- Change for changes suddenly occurred.
- When dedicated testers want just make sure that nothing is missed.