Category Archives: testing

Load Testing

The ISTQB define load testing as:
A type of performance testing conducted to evaluate the behavior of a component or system with increasing load, e.g. numbers of parallel users and/or numbers of transactions, to determine what load can be handled by the component or system
Hmmm, sounds a little like Stress testing! But load differs because in stress testing...

Severity versus Priority

Many parts of testing require a pedantic view of words and the ISTQB Certified Tester syllabus is very specific on the meaning of words.
Severity is defined as the extent to which a defect can affect the software.
In order to use a common language for testing it is very useful to define the levels of...