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IEEE/ISO/IEC 29119-5-2016

ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard - Software and systems engineering -- Software testing -- Part 5: Keyword-Driven Testing

This part of ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119 defines an efficient and consistent solution for Keyword-Driven Testing by: - giving an introduction to keyword-driven testing; - providing a reference approach to implement keyword-driven testing; - defining requirements on frameworks for keyword-driven testing to enable test engineers to share their work items, such as test cases, test data, keywords, or complete test specifications; - defining minimum requirements for tools, which are necessary to fully utilize keyword-driven testing. These requirements could apply to any tools which support the keyword-driven approach (e.g. test automation, test design and test management tools); - defining interfaces and a common data exchange format to ensure that tools from different vendors can exchange their data (e.g. test cases, test data and test results); - defining levels of hierarchical keywords, and giving advice when to use hierarchical keywords, when to use "flat" structured keywords, and describe specific types of keywords (e.g. keywords for navigation or for checking something); - providing an initial list of suggested generic technical (low level) keywords, such as "inputData" or "checkValue". These keywords can be used to specify test cases on a technical level, and may be composed to create business level keywords as required. This standard is applicable for all those who want to create keyword-driven test specifications, create corresponding frameworks, or build test automation based on keywords.

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C/S2ESC - Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee
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Status
Active Standard
PAR Approval
2012-12-05
Board Approval
2016-09-22
History
Published:
2016-11-15

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IEEE Computer Society
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C/S2ESC - Software & Systems Engineering Standards Committee
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Working Group
SF - Working Group for Software Testing
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Patricia Roder
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Jon Hagar
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29119-2-2021

ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard - Software and systems engineering - Software testing -- Part 2: Test processes

This document specifies test processes that can be used to govern, manage and implement software testing for any organization, project or testing activity. It comprises generic test process descriptions that define the software testing processes. Supporting informative diagrams describing the processes are also provided. This document is applicable to testing in all software development lifecycle models. This document is intended for, but not limited to, testers, test managers, developers and project managers, particularly those responsible for governing, managing and implementing software testing.

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29119-3-2021

IEEE/ISO/IEC International Standard for Software and systems engineering--Software testing--Part 3:Test documentation

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29119-4-2021

IEEE/ISO/IEC International Standard - Software and systems engineering--Software testing--Part 4: Test techniques

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29119-1-2013

ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard - Software and systems engineering –Software testing –Part 1:Concepts and definitions

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29119-2-2013

ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard - Software and systems engineering - Software testing -- Part 2:Test processes

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29119-3-2013

ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard - Software and systems engineering -- Software testing -- Part 3: Test documentation

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29119-4-2015

ISO/IEC/IEEE International Standard - Software and systems engineering--Software testing--Part 4: Test techniques

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