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What is Non-Functional Testing?

 , March 05, 2016 updated on January 16, 2017
Non-function testing is a broad term for any test designed to validate that a product, service, system or document meets a non-functional requirement.

Non-functional Requirements

Non-function requirements include things such as accessibility, architecture, information security, compliance, operations, design, disaster recovery, performance and quality that aren't consider core business functions. What is non-function to one business may be functional to another so there is no universal classification of non-functional requirement.


In many cases, an organization has no specific activity called "non-functional testing." Instead, it is separated into practices such as information security testing, performance testing, operational readiness testing and compliance testing.
Overview: Non-Functional Testing
TypeAcceptance Testing
DefinitionA broad category of tests design to confirm non-functional requirements
Related ConceptsNon-Functional Requirements
Behavioral Requirements
Functional Requirements
Behavioral Requirements


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