How to write test cases?

In an agile software development sprint, the software testers will need to write test cases before executing. However, it is important to have a clear understanding on what these test cases are. Test cases take the tester through a series of actions to determine whether a software program is bug-free and performing as the end user expects. Basic writing abilities, attention to detail, and a thorough grasp of the program under test are all required to learn how to construct test cases.

A test suite is a collection of test cases for a certain module or component of an application. A test session will almost always comprise several test cases because there will be more than one unique situation to be tested.

When developing test cases, it’s critical to put yourself in the shoes of the user and provide all relevant information. Spending the extra time and effort up front to develop effective test cases can save you time and work afterwards. The difference between a well-tested application and a badly tested application may be determined by well-written test cases.

The very first step of writing test cases for testing is to use a strong title. Then you should write a strong description for the test case. You will need to include both preconditions and assumptions for the testcase as well. It is important to keep the test steps concise and clear at all times. Then you should also include the expected results in the test case. It is better if you can make the test cases reusable as much as possible. Then you will be able to minimize the time that you spend on writing test cases in the future. Read the test case samples that you can find on the internet and start writing test cases.

— Slimane Zouggari