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11 Types of Testing
John Spacey, updated on January 17, 2017
Testing is a process of verification that things conform to requirements and specifications. The following are common types of testing.
User Acceptance TestingBusiness units confirm that project delivery meets their requirements.
Regression TestingTests that confirm that existing functionality wasn't broken by changes.
Operational TestingTesting processes together with process dependencies such as systems and documents.
Performance TestingTesting the performance of systems, processes, infrastructure and equipment under stressed conditions such as high load.
Security TestingScanning for information security vulnerabilities and executing simulated attacks.
Compliance TestingTests designed to validate that processes, products, services and systems comply with laws and regulations.
Conformance TestingTests designed to validate that processes, products, services and systems conform to standards, specifications or contracts.
Non-Functional TestingTesting the quality of project and operational outputs.
Sensory AnalysisTesting things that require human senses such as the test of food or smell of coffee.
Quality ControlTesting the quality of service interactions, product units and process outputs.
Acceptance SamplingTesting a statistically significant subset of operational outputs as opposed to every product off an assembly line and every service interaction.
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