Chapter 4 testing software quality characteristics

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Chapter 4: Testing Software Quality Characteristics The specific software quality characteristics that apply to the Test Analyst are covered in this section. These include the functional areas of accuracy, suitability and interoperability as well as the non-functional areas of usability and accessibility. A Test Analyst should understand how to approach these areas and the testing techniques that can be applied. Chapter 5: Reviews The activities of the Test Analyst focus on using checklists to identify defects in use cases and in requirements specifications from a tester’s perspective. In addition, the Test Analyst learns how to present problems found in a review meeting. Several sample checklists are supplied to help guide review sessions for various work products. Chapter 6: Defect Management Test Analysts should understand how to define defect classification values to be used in a defect management system and how to apply this classification to defects found. A discussion of the importance of capturing, refining and using root cause information for process improvement is included in this section. Test Analyst should know how to perform preliminary root cause analysis to help provide good classification information for each reported defect. Chapter 7: Test Tools
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Certified Tester Advanced Level Overview International Software Testing Qualifications Board Version 2012 Page 12 of 18 October 19, 2012 © International Software Testing Qualifications Board This short chapter focuses on the tools and automation issues which are relevant to the Test Analyst. This includes building awareness of business process modeling tools and knowledge of the interactions between the tools typically used by a Test Analyst. 2.3 Advanced Level: Technical Test Analyst (TTA) 2.3.1 Business Outcomes This section lists the Business Outcomes expected of a candidate who has achieved the Advanced Technical Test Analyst certification. An Advanced Technical Test Analyst ca n… TTA1 Recognize and classify the typical risks associated with the performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability of software systems. TTA2 Create test plans which detail the planning, design and execution of tests for mitigating performance, security, reliability, portability and maintainability risks. TTA3 Select and apply appropriate structural design techniques to ensure that tests provide an adequate level of confidence, based on code coverage and design coverage. TTA4 Effectively participate in technical reviews with developers and software architects applying knowledge of typical mistakes made in code and architecture. TTA5 Recognize risks in code and software architecture and create test plan elements to mitigate those risks through dynamic analysis.
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