Software Testing Tutorial #38 – What is Test Plan in Software Testing

In this Software Testing Tutorial, we will learn about what is test plan in Software Testing. A software test plan document is the planning document which guide the software testing activities of the project.

The below mentioned Test Plan template is as per IEEE standards, different organizations follow different test plan templates as per their project needs. You can find many variations of Test Plan templates however all of them cover IEEE 829 standard items along with some additional points.

1. Test plan identifier

2. Introduction

3. Test items

4. Features to be tested

5. Features not to be tested

6. Approach

7. Item pass/fail criteria

8. Suspension criteria and resumption requirements

9. Test deliverables

10. Testing tasks

11. Environmental needs

12. Responsibilities

13. Staffing and training needs

14. Schedule

15. Risks and contingencies

16. Approvals