Types of test tools

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Types of test tools

Test tools provide support in the execution of certain activities in the various TMap phases. There are different types of test tools, which can be classified in four groups:
1. Tools for planning and controlling the test
2. Tools for designing the test
3. Tools for executing the test
4. Tools for debugging and analysing the code.

The test tools in groups 1, 2 and 3 are used mainly by the testers in the independent test team. The test tools in group 4 are used mainly by the developer. The download section of eng.tmap.net contains the Tools per TMap activity matrix with an overview of the type of test tool associated with each of the TMap activities.
The next slide shows a mapping of the COVER features plotted on the above "Test Tools per TMap phase matrix".


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