A quality-driven approach to web testing

Authors Rudolf Ramler
Edgar Weippl
Mario Winterer
Wieland Schwinger
Josef Altmann
Title A quality-driven approach to web testing
Booktitle Proc. Ibero American Conf. on Web Engineering 2002 (ICWE'02)
Type in proceedings
Address Santa Fé, Argentina
ISSN 1666-6525
Month September
Year 2002
Pages 81-95
SCCH ID# 239

The appropriate fulfillment of quality requirements of Web-based systems is essential for the success on the World Wide Web. Thus, in contrast to conventional software testing, where the focus is mainly on functionality, a wide range of quality issues are of utmost importance in testing Web-based systems. In this work, we present a systematic approach to Web testing that takes the importance of quality aspects for Web projects into account. Generally, tests can be characterized in three dimensions: quality, feature, and phase. The combination of these three dimensions results in a scheme that can be used to guide the different steps throughout the test workflow in a methodically sound and systematic way. The application of the scheme in test planning and design is demonstrated for security aspects on a sample Web application.