What is Test Plan?
A Test Plan is defined as a document which outlines the scope, objective, method and weight on a software testing task
What is Test Strategy?
Test Strategy is defined as a set of guiding principle that enlightens test design & regulates how testing needs to be done
Test Plan V/s Test Strategy is a prominent confusion among multiple levels of QA Aspirants
Below is the detailed guide to it
Difference between Test Strategy and Test Plan
|Test Plan ||Test Strategy|
- A test plan for software project can be defined as a document that defines the scope, objective, approach and emphasis on a software testing effort
- Test strategy is a set of guidelines that explains test design and determines how testing needs to be done
- Components of Test plan include- Test plan id, features to be tested, test techniques, testing tasks, features pass or fail criteria, test deliverables, responsibilities, and schedule, etc.
- Components of Test strategy includes- objectives and scope, documentation formats, test processes, team reporting structure, client communication strategy, etc.
- Test plan is carried out by a testing manager or lead that describes how to test, when to test, who will test and what to test
- A test strategy is carried out by the project manager. It says what type of technique to follow and which module to test
- Test plan narrates about the specification
- Test strategy narrates about the general approaches
- Test strategy cannot be changed
- Test planning is done to determine possible issues and dependencies in order to identify the risks.
- It is a long-term plan of action.You can abstract information that is not project specific and put it into test approach
- A test plan exists individually
- In smaller project, test strategy is often found as a section of a test plan
- It is defined at project level
- It is set at organization level and can be used by multiple projects