Different Types of Software Testing – Part 1

Different Types of Software Testing – Part 1


As applications become more complex, there is a growing need for better software testing. Software testing is a method where it is determined whether the product (software, application) meets all the expected requirements of the client without any errors. The goal of testing is to identify and eliminate bugs in time and correct omissions before the application is officially launched.

Below we will briefly explain the different types of software testing.

1. Accessibility testing

This type of testing is extremely important and is used to test mobile and web applications to determine whether these applications are useful for users without and with disabilities.

Persons with disabilities in this situation are considered to be persons who have:

  • Visual impairment or color blind
  • Hearing damage
  • Cognitive disability
  • Literacy disability
  • Physical disability

2. Acceptance testing

Acceptance testing or as it is also called User Acceptance Testing (UAT) is a type of testing performed by the end-user or client to verify that the application is fully ready and that all requirements are met.

3. Black box testing

Black box or behavioral testing is a type of testing that primarily focuses on application inputs and outputs. Testing is performed without knowledge of internal code implementation. Black box testing refers to any type of software test that tests an application without knowing the internal design, structure, or implementation of the software project.

4. End to end testing

This type of testing tests application workflow from start to finish. The goal is to check if the application works as expected. The real user scenario is simulated and tested by the end-user or client. Because today’s software systems are complex and interconnected with various other subsystems, if one subsystem does not work, the complete system will not work. For this reason, end-to-end testing is performed.

5. Functional testing

This type of testing refers to checking an application, website, or system to see if they are doing what they are supposed to do. QA determines whether a particular piece of software behaves according to predefined requirements. Functional testing uses black-box testing techniques.

6. Interactive testing

Also called manual testing. This type of testing allows testers to create and facilitate manual tests for those who do not use automation and collect external test results.

7. Integration testing

This type of testing ensures that the complete integrated system meets all requirements. It is maintained in an integrated hardware and software environment to ensure that the complete system works properly.

8. Non functional testing

This type of testing refers to checking non-functional aspects, such as performance, usability, and reliability of software applications.

We have divided this post into two parts and in the next post, we will explain what other types of software testing exist. Stay tunned.

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