Software Test Summary Report Template

Posted on Nov 4 2012 - 3:42pm by Raj

1.    Introduction
[Briefly describe the project or application this test report is based on.  Refer to the Test Summary Report Guide for instructions on completing the sections within this document.]
1.1.    Purpose
[Describe the purpose and contents of this test report.]
1.2.    Intended Audience
[Identify the audience for which this test report is written.]
1.3.    Related Documents
List all related documents for this Test Report:
1.3.1.    [Project Name] Test Plan
1.3.2.    [Project Name] Test Procedures
1.3.3.    [Project Name] Test Cases
1.3.4.    Additional project documentation [Software Requirements, Detailed Design Document, etc.] are available at the following location: [<url or file directory here >]
1.4.    Problem and Escalation
[Identify any problems encountered during the test phase and the escalation procedures used to resolve them.]
2.    Summary
2.1.    Test Items
[Provide an overview of the test items covered in the test phase including those items identified in the “Features” section (both included and excluded) of the Test Plan document.]
2.2.    Test Environment
[Describe the test environment used in the testing for which this test report is covering.]
2.3.    Hardware
[Identify the computer hardware and network requirements used to complete testing activities.]
2.3.1.    Server(s)
2.3.2.    Server Configuration
2.4.    Software
[Identify the software requirements used to complete testing activities.]
2.5.    Database
[Identify the database requirements used to complete testing activities.]
2.6.    Security
[Identify the testing environment security and asset protection used.]

3.    Variances

[Describe below, any changes or deviations from those areas documented in the Test Plan, Test Procedures and Test Cases.]
3.1.    Test Item(s) Variances from Test Plan
3.1.1.    Reason for Deviation
3.1.2.    Support Materials and Documents
[List any Change Requests, Enhancement Requests or Defect Reports.]
3.2.    Test Procedures Variances
3.2.1.    Reason for Deviation
3.2.2.    Support Materials and Documents
[List any Change Requests, Enhancement Requests or Defect Reports.]
3.3.    Test Case Variances
3.3.1.    Reason for Deviation
3.3.2.    Support Materials and Documents
[List any Change Requests, Enhancement Requests or Defect Reports.]

4.    Comprehensive Assessment
[This section provides an evaluation of the testing and test process in terms of the documented test objectives.]
4.1.    Evaluation of Test Coverage
[Describe below how effective QA testing was and any weaknesses in the process; note the cause of the weaknesses and suggested improvements.]
4.1.1.    Test Objectives Planned (by level)
4.1.2.    Test Objectives Covered (depth and width)
4.1.3.    Test Objectives Omitted
4.2.    Identification of Uncovered Attributes
[Describe below, any new or surprising trends observed as well as the cause.]
4.2.1.    New/Surprising Trends
[Document any observed new or surprising trends.]
4.2.2.    Test Process Changes
[Identify changes to the testing process to compensate for the new or surprising trends.]

5.    Summary of Results

[Describe how and in what application defects are documented.]
5.1.    Resolved Defects by Severity and Priority
[Insert table and/or graph]
5.2.    Open, Unresolved or Deferred Defects
[Insert table and/or graph]
5.3.    Defect Patterns
[Describe any defect patterns discovered during this test phase.]

6.    Evaluation
[This section provides an objective assessment of the failure likelihood and overall quality in terms of the criteria specified in the Test Plan for which this report is based on.]
6.1.    Test Item Limitations
6.1.1.    Incomplete or Partial Functions/Features
[List all incomplete or partial functions and features identified during testing.]
6.1.2.    Dropped Features
[List those features dropped due to requirements change or defects discovered.]
6.2.    Test Item Pass/Fail
[Provide a summary list of the pass and fail test items from the associated Test Cases on which this report is based.]
6.3.    Risk of Future Failure
6.3.1.    High or Medium Risk Areas
[List all areas that may be at risk of a future failure and describe why.]
6.3.2.    “Good” Quality Areas or Features
[List all areas that have demonstrated to be of ‘good’ quality and features.]

7.    Summary of Activities
7.1.    Major Activities
[Summarize the planned activities as described in the test plan for which this report is based.]
7.2.    Major Activity Variances
[Identify any variances from the planned activities, include the reason for the variances and describe the impact the variance had on the testing staff.]
7.3.    Resource Consumption
7.3.1.    Actual Staff Time Used
[Insert a table showing Hours per day/week for test staff.]
7.3.2.    Elapsed Time vs. Staff Time
[Insert a table and/or graph showing the elapsed time and actual staff time.]

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