The software testing technical terms - not only for ISTQB® Certified Tester Download PDF

back-to-back-testing

UK

Testing to compare two or more variants of a test item or a simulation model of the same test item by executing the same test cases on all variants and comparing the results. [Reference: Spillner]

backup and recovery testing

UK

type of reliability testing, measures the degree to which system state can be restored from backup within specified
parameters of time, cost, completeness, and accuracy in the event of failure

balanced scorecard

UK

A strategic tool for measuring whether the operational activities of a company are aligned with its objectives in terms of business vision and strategy. - See also: corporate dashboard, scorecard

behavior

UK

The response of a component or system to a set of input values and preconditions.

behavior-driven development

UK

A collaborative approach to development in which the team is focusing on delivering expected behavior of a component or system for the customer, which forms the basis for testing.

beta testing

UK

A type of acceptance testing performed at an external site to the developer's test environment by roles outside the development organization.

black-box test technique

UK

A test technique based on an analysis of the specification of a component or system.