Hello good people of the world! Today’s post is a short one on what are the basic components of a test form. In Validation, you’re going to record a lot of data, and you want this data to be well organized and easily understood. Here are the basic components I think every test form should have:
- Numbering! Each step should have a unique number so that it is easily identifiable and easy to reference elsewhere.
- A Title! What is this test all about? A short description should be provide.
- Purpose! What is the purpose of the test? Make it clear.
- Verification Steps! Clearly define what steps need to be performed.
- Expected Results! Clearly define what the expected results are. Does every step need an expected result? Every step can have one, so include it.
- Actual Results! This is where the actual data is collected. The actual results can be recorded exactly as the expected results are stated to avoid any confusion.
- Pass/Fail! Did the step pass or fail? This will quickly tell you. Also a good place to reference any comments.
- Initials/Date! In order for the data to be attributable, initial/date uniquely identifying the test executer must be included for each step.
What basic components do you include on your test forms? Comment below.
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