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The Software Test Engineer's Handbook, 2nd Edition, 2nd Edition by Judy McKay, Graham Bath

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3 Types of Systems

The test analyst and the technical test analyst need to understand the types of systems they are dealing with and how they might affect the testing approach. They also need to understand the overall test process and what their contribution will be at each step. In addition, a good understanding of risk-based testing and risk management in terms of project and product risk is an asset for any test analyst.

3.1 Introduction

Testing strategies are influenced by the type of system under test.

The types of systems we may need to test are many and varied. Each represents different levels of risk that may lead to particular testing strategies being proposed. In a book on test analysis, a full coverage of specific types of systems ...

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