Artifacts – A files created or used during the testing, like logs, images, documents etc.,
Automation Testing – A type of automated testing performed using some software tools to ensure actual and expected results are matching.
Accessibility – Ensuring that an application is accessible to the people having disabilities (color blindness, hard of hearing etc.
Alpha Testing – A type of testing performed to identify bugs before the product is released for real users.
AdHoc Testing– An unplanned random testing performed to explore and break the application without the product knowledge.
Agile methodology – An incremental approach to manage a project by diving into multiple phases.
API Testing – A type of testing which is performed to test applications interface to validate if it meets the expectations.
Bug – A defect identified by the tester during testing, which is accepted by the development team.
Beta testing – A type of testing performed on an application by real users for end user validations.
Block box testing – A type of testing that is performed without the access to source code of the application.
Crash logs – Logs that are generated during any crash observed in the native application due to code break.
Compatibility testing – A type of testing performed to verify if the application is capable of running on various platforms, devices, browsers etc.
Crowd Testing – An outsourced model providing access to their services and product for a group of voluntary users (Testers) with related skill sets to contribute by testing the applications.
Defect – The deviation between the actual and expected output.
Debugging – The process of identifying and correcting the existing errors in an application under test.
Deliverables – All the necessary aspects of project delivery as per contract and includes agreed changes.
Exploratory – A type of testing where the tester explores an application to identify and document the defects.
Error – A mistake in coding.
Functional Testing – Testing performed to verify the potential aspects of the application.
Failure – If the application does not meet the expected requirements, then it is termed as failure.
Fault – Condition that causes system or software failure.
Guided Exploratory – A reference document-based testing process to verify an application to assess the functionality of the features that are in scope for testing.
Gray box testing – A combination of black and white box testing types, to verify how input affects the required output of an application.
High level test scenarios – A document that consists of high-level business critical scenarios to execute for the application in test.
Human Error – A mistake resulting from insufficient knowledge of application, skill sets, incorrect installation, or negligence.
Issue – Error or flaw that is observed in an application that needs to be resolved.
Integration Testing – Testing the application end to end after combining the units or components.
Jira – A project management tool for managing projects across multiple teams.
Known Error – An error for which is already known for which a temporary or permanent alternative has been defined.
Kick – off Meeting – A meeting conducted before the start of a project to determine and finalize the scope, goals, and objectives of the project.
Localization Testing – A type of testing, which is designed for a specific locality, to verify functional support for that locale.
Load Testing – A type of testing an application by inserting heavy load to verify if it handles a huge amount of data.
Multi Device Testing – Testing an application on multiple devices to verify the behavior on different screens, platforms, and operating systems.
Manual Testing – A testing type where testers test an application manually.
Mobile application testing – Testing an application on a mobile device, to verify its usability and functionality.
Non-Functional Testing – Testing the application for its non-functional requirements like the behavior of the system, performance, and reliability.
Negative Testing – Testing any application to verify how it behaves for random and unexpected inputs.
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Out of Scope – The features or issues that are not included in the current release / build for testing.
Outcome – The results after a test that has been executed.
Priority – Anything that should be resolved or taken care of immediately.
Performance testing – A testing type which is used to determine if the application meets the performance requirements like page load, responsiveness, or occurrence.
POC – Proof of concept, a document in which the actual idea, concept and solution is showcased as a proof.
Production Environment – Using an application other than the development environment. It’s also called live.
Quality Assurance – A process to verify if the software or application is of precise level of quality.
Quality Control – A technique used to verify the quality of requirements.
Regression Testing – A testing type to verify that the new functionality is not affecting the current features of the application.
Release – A version of an application has been tested completely and is ready to be released to the customers.
Retest – Testing a particular functionality again and again to verify their correctness.
Sanity Testing – A type of testing performed to verify if the major functionality of the application is working as expected.
Scope of Testing – The features or functionalities that are included in the current test build or project.
Severity – Keyword used to determine the impact of any issue in the application.
Test Case – A document containing a defined set of steps to be executed to verify the flow or features of the application while testing.
Test Scenario – A document which describes the details of objectives that a user must verify during testing.
Test Coverage – The total number of devices, OS, OEM, platforms, bugs, and browsers etc that are achieved after execution of the test cycle.
Test Data – The set of inputs used during testing an application.
Unit Testing – A type of testing which is used to verify the smallest modules of an application, individually.
Use Case – A document consisting of requirements written in sequence.
Usability Testing – A testing type used to verify how good is the application to use.
User Acceptance testing – A testing type performed by end users before the delivery.
Verification – A process of verifying if the correct product has been built.
Validation – A process of verifying if the product is built correctly.
Volume Testing – Testing to verify how an application behaves with a large volume of data.
Walkthrough – A team meeting, in which the design and requirements are presented to the team members for understanding.
White box testing – A type of testing that is performed with the access to source code of the application.
Web application testing – Testing an application on the web browsers to verify its usability and functionality.