Test case and checklist for QA engineer

In this lesson, we will learn about the test case and checklist. The reason we combined both of these topics is simple related actions that have a simple meaning, so it will not deal with many problems for any QA engineer with any level of seniority.

Let's start from the Test Case - it is a case of different conditions and variables for QA engineers to understand whether the system or the product is working as expected by the business logic or works correctly.

There are a lot of various test case systems to manage them efficiently, but each has its attributes of the test case itself. But it is pretty easy to identify the main characteristics of any test case; they are:

  • Test Suite ID (it is the ID of the folder of test cases where belongs this case);
  • Test Case ID (It is the ID of the test case in the tracking system);
  • Summary (It is the summary/objective of the test case);
  • Steps to reproduce (It is detailed steps to reproduce to execute the test case );
  • Expected result (Simple as that, desired result after running test case);
  • Status (Pass or Fail. Other groups could be in the case of the not finished execution of the test case.)

Other test case attributes are not mandatory, so that they can vary from system to system.

Checklist - this is even easier. The list of test cases should be performed during any specified testing process with the ability to check that every part of the functionality is tested and nothing is forgotten.

There can be found checklist systems for tracking everything, but usually is used by default Excel or Google Spreadsheet for managing them all.

Checklists can be divided into separate blocks with titles for each part like Homepage, Category page, Product details page, etc. if we are talking about e-commerce sites.

So during this lesson, we checked the basic positions for any testing process, which are mandatory for each 'well-oiled' QA engineer team.