Test Plan Template

From last couple of days I am getting more request on Sample test plan.
So for your reference I am including one sample test plan template here.

Its a Index of Test plan only.
Each point will help you to elaborate your test plan step by step.
Take this as a guideline and develop a full Test plan for Your project.

Table of Contents :

1. Introduction
1.1. Test Plan Objectives

2. Scope
2.1. Data Entry
2.2. Reports File Transfer
2.3. File Transfer
2.4. Security

3. Test Strategy
3.1. System Test
3.2. Performance Test
3.3. Security Test
3.4. Automated Test
3.5. Stress and Volume Test
3.6. Recovery Test
3.7. Documentation Test
3.8. Beta Test
3.9. User Acceptance Test

4. Environment Requirements
4.1. Data Entry workstations
4.2 MainFrame

5. Test Schedule

6. Control Procedures
6.1 Reviews
6.2 Bug Review meetings
6.3 Change Request
6.4 Defect Reporting

7. Functions To Be Tested

8. Resources and Responsibilities
8.1. Resources
8.2. Responsibilities

9. Deliverables

10. Suspension / Exit Criteria

11. Resumption Criteria

12. Dependencies
12.1 Personnel Dependencies
12.2 Software Dependencies
12.3 Hardware Dependencies
12.3 Test Data & Database

13. Risks
13.1. Schedule
13.2. Technical
13.3. Management
13.4. Personnel
13.5 Requirements

14. Tools

15. Documentation

16. Approvals

Let me know if you still want example Test plan!!

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107 comments ↓

#1 kalmali on 02.26.07 at 7:13 pm

it would be of gr8 help if u can provide a sample n simple example of test plan.
rgds.

#2 Vijay on 04.10.07 at 5:37 am

See the Resource section to get most of the testing templates including test plan and test case template.
See all templates on below link:
http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/resources/

#3 Sailasri on 07.10.07 at 8:58 am

As i am beginner ,i would like to know in depth of Test Strategies .
Can you please provide me more details regarding all the strategies you have listed in the Test Plan Template.

#4 Vijay on 07.10.07 at 10:10 am

@- Sailasri
ya in my coming posts I will definitely write on all the test strategies..

#5 Sailasri on 07.11.07 at 10:39 am

Can u mail me the test case samples how to write

#6 SoftwareTesting and Quality assurance: Test plan sample on 07.28.07 at 6:55 am

[...] my previous article I have outlined Test plan Index. In this article I will elaborate that index to what each point mean to do. So this Test plan will [...]

#7 Aishwarya on 08.06.07 at 10:26 am

What exactly is Suspension / Exit Criteria and Resumption Criteria ???

#8 Venkat Ramana Reddy.M on 08.07.07 at 9:57 am

A document describing the scope, approach, resources, and schedule of intended testing activities. It identifies test items, the features to be tested, the testing tasks, who will do each task, and any risks requiring contingency planning.

#9 Venkat Ramana Reddy.M on 08.07.07 at 10:01 am

Test Plan Template
Its a Index of Test plan only.
Each point will help you to elaborate your test plan step by step.
Take this as a guideline and develop a full Test plan for Your project.
Table of Contents:
1. Introduction
1.1. Test Plan Objectives
2. Scope
2.1. Data Entry
2.2. Reports File Transfer
2.3. File Transfer
2.4. Security
3. Test Strategy
3.1. System Test
3.2. Performance Test
3.3. Security Test
3.4. Automated Test
3.5. Stress and Volume Test
3.6. Recovery Test
3.7. Documentation Test
3.8. Beta Test
3.9. User Acceptance Test
4. Environment Requirements
4.1. Data Entry workstations
4.2 Mainframe
5. Test Schedule
6. Control Procedures
6.1 Reviews
6.2 Bug Review meetings
6.3 Change Request
6.4 Defect Reporting
7. Functions To Be Tested
8. Resources and Responsibilities
8.1. Resources
8.2. Responsibilities
9. Deliverables
10. Suspension / Exit Criteria
11. Resumption Criteria
12. Dependencies
12.1 Personnel Dependencies
12.2 Software Dependencies
12.3 Hardware Dependencies
12.3 Test Data & Database
13. Risks
13.1. Schedule
13.2. Technical
13.3. Management
13.4. Personnel
13.5 Requirements
14. Tools
15. Documentation
16. Approvals

#10 Vijay on 08.07.07 at 10:24 am

@ Aishwarya:
If in testing process any defect is found that is with high severity, the testing process may be suspended until that bug gets fixed and then resumed for further testing on solving the problem that caused testing to suspend.
Exit criteria is used to stop the testing before release. Generally exit criteria is defined in terms of No. of test cases, Time to test, Testing Coverage, % of completed testing etc. On reaching any of defined criteria testing is stopped.

P.S – Hey Guys Please refer post http://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/test-plan-sample-softwaretesting-and-quality-assurance-templates/
for detail Test plan Sample.

#11 Jaskaran on 10.22.07 at 4:18 pm

Above template for a software test plan has been very helpful.
In my company I am asked to create an Automation test plan . It will be very helpful if i can have a template for automation test plan.
Thanks in advance
Jas

#12 crunch on 10.23.07 at 11:37 pm

hi,
i want sample testcases , and sample testing project,
can you please suggest me the websites,where i can find how to write testcases and examples ….
thankyou verymuch for your help.

#13 crunch on 10.23.07 at 11:49 pm

hi,
i want to know the frequently asked questions for a software tester role, and what do you suugest me in attending interviews,plz help me,
thanks in advance

#14 Harish on 10.24.07 at 6:11 am

gIVE ME THR SAMPLE TEST PLAN DOCUMENT.

#15 JaiPrakash on 12.19.07 at 11:54 am

Can u mail me the test case samples how to write

#16 Appasaheb on 01.09.08 at 10:44 am

Can u mail me the test case samples how to write

#17 Appasaheb on 01.09.08 at 10:46 am

tell me through emial test case samples how to write

#18 Sakthivelraja on 01.21.08 at 8:31 am

Can u please send me the Automation Test Plan Document Sample…

#19 priya on 02.02.08 at 6:53 am

hi still i have doubts in “Test plan”
i need clear explanation with examples
for example we are having one small project how to implement the “test plan”
plz explain clearly
thanks in advance

#20 merlin on 02.07.08 at 7:23 am

OK

#21 anu on 02.08.08 at 7:55 am

hi….i want to know how to write a test case template with minimum of 13 to max of 20 columns

#22 Priya on 02.20.08 at 10:58 am

hi still i have doubts in “Test plan”
i need clear explanation with examples
for example we are having one small project how to implement the “test plan”
plz explain clearly
thanks in advance

#23 Jaykay on 02.20.08 at 11:06 am

Hi Priya, in this site itself in the downlods section u will get some samples pls look into it….

#24 Jaykay on 02.20.08 at 11:10 am

pls refer vijay’s reply to aishwarya

http://www.softwaretestinghelp…..templates/

#25 Baidahi on 03.04.08 at 7:50 am

hi…..plz help me out giving a reply to the following question
what is a defect? what are the different types of defects?hw can defects be tackle or solve?
this question has been asked to me in the interview

#26 Kirti on 03.21.08 at 11:36 am

Hi,
I want to gain practical knowledge on testing which is done in companies.Can any one help me out.I am a fresher in this field.

#27 jk on 03.21.08 at 11:39 am

Hello kirti,

its difficult to explain in detail. ask question which u want to know. or else call us we will clarify, if u want!

regards,
jk

#28 Micheal B. on 04.28.08 at 4:41 am

hello

#29 bharathi on 04.29.08 at 5:25 pm

Hi,
Thanks a lot for the info provided!
can i please get the template for test plan and also test case??
Thanks Again!

#30 Tiger2k on 04.30.08 at 5:45 am

Hi Bharathi,
I dont know how to attach a file here, i have a test plan and also test case template, If you want i can share it with you.
R u looking out for general test plan or performance test plan.
Let me know.

#31 jaykay on 04.30.08 at 6:36 am

Hello Tiger2k,

Am working as QA eng, as we don’t have proper testplan in our org..so pls send me the TP and TCs which you have. my mail id is jayakrishnamohan@gmail.com or pls paste that in this site itself, so that it will helpful for all..thanx in advance.

#32 Tiger2k on 04.30.08 at 9:52 am

Hey Jaykay,
I have e-mailed vijay the sample test plan template.
hopefully it should be uploaded very soon.
however i will go ahead and e-mail you the test plan template.

#33 jaykay on 04.30.08 at 10:15 am

Ya I got it thank u very much.

#34 Praveen on 05.07.08 at 9:09 am

Hi,
I have a doubt, In mainframe z series i need to install linux as OS and in linux i have to install cognos 8 and database as DB2 and i have to do beta testing of this product . Please tell me what are the steps or test cases to be consider for performing beta testing of these products. (In simple) to do beta testing on the above said products what are the test cases.Please mail me if any body know it, your reply is most valuable

Thank you,
Praveen.

#35 SAVITA THAKUR on 05.19.08 at 5:07 am

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Thanks,
Suresh Balakrishnan.

#37 Beena on 06.11.08 at 2:06 pm

Writing TC’s(PATTERN), Is it differs frm company 2 company? R s thr any std model 2 write the TC’s

#38 Johnson Princily on 07.24.08 at 4:42 am

i want to know about Database testing.

#39 Ankit Misra on 08.06.08 at 12:33 pm

I want a testing tamplate for Black Box Testing.
Through I am easily make a test plan for any type of application.

#40 ramesh on 08.06.08 at 7:33 pm

I completed B.com(Commerce)
will I have an Opportunity to Get Software Test Engineer
Job

#41 vinodkumar on 10.30.08 at 9:22 am

I completed Bsc(computer science)
will I have an Opportunity to Get Software Test Engineer
Job

#42 vinodkumar on 10.30.08 at 9:24 am

i finished bsc computere science egliable for softwrae testing engineer

#43 AASHIQ on 10.30.08 at 3:25 pm

hi this is aashiq…from coimbatore…..am undergoing training on testing dept in hcl tech…i have to complete ICSQ certification…is there anyone in this website undergone this test could u please guide me..its my life….please help me out……and post any question that u have got in it……

aashiq
hcl tech

#44 Ash on 12.15.08 at 5:39 am

Q2. Which of the following is not decided in the test-planning phase?
a) Schedules and deliverables
b) Hardware and software
c) Entry and exit criteria
d) Types of test cases

Q1. Deliverables of test design phase include all the following except:
a) Test data
b) Test data plan
c) Test summary report
d) Test procedure plan

#45 Ash on 12.15.08 at 5:44 am

Q1. Which of the following is not decided in the test-planning phase?
a) Schedules and deliverables
b) Hardware and software
c) Entry and exit criteria
d) Types of test cases

Q2. Deliverables of test design phase include all the following except:
a) Test data
b) Test data plan
c) Test summary report
d) Test procedure plan

#46 Rama Subramanian on 01.04.09 at 12:22 pm

Hi

Madhu! of this forum may kindly note that the email i send to the below email address return back with the messsage!
Email id : mamadhu@techmahindra.com

“This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification.

Delivery to the following recipients failed.

mamadhu@techmahindra.com

Kindly look into this!

#47 dnyanesh on 01.07.09 at 7:27 am

hello
this very helpful guildline u have provided…
it really help me lot..
i think every test engg should folow this..
dnyanesh

#48 Asavari on 01.20.09 at 7:36 am

Hi,
Please tell me Which points should consider for creating test plan for web application

#49 saurabh on 03.13.09 at 6:29 am

Hi I am saurabh can you provide me a example Test plan.

Tahnks

#50 rathna on 04.01.09 at 8:20 am

hi…anyone give me example for
1.how to write test case for web apllication created using visual studio 2005(front end asp.net& backend sql server 2005)
2.the website i have created contains modules enquiry,courseware(course details),examination results and schedules
3.explain with some examples

#51 nandini on 05.19.09 at 11:43 am

i am interested in software testing course ,pls anybody tell me whre is st course institute in navi mumbai or mumbai

#52 sunil on 07.01.09 at 7:03 am

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#53 sunil on 07.01.09 at 7:11 am

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#54 Sandip on 07.03.09 at 8:02 pm

i need the name of the person who looks after placements and job opportunities in testing…coz i need some help regarding placements….im willing to pay reasonable for any opportunity provided..wud b waiting for an answer

#55 kripal on 08.19.09 at 5:32 am

Hi,
I want to appear in certification exam in testing currently I am working in Testing team like QTP, Forti and Code Inspection(using CodeScrollInspector), previously I was in development team.
Kindly suggest me which certification is suitable for me and how I can get course material.

#56 kath on 10.06.09 at 4:50 am

dude,thanx fo the infos. but i need a samle test plan that is for beginners.. a very descriptive one that specifically for module courseware. plssss… thanx so much.

#57 eieikhin on 10.29.09 at 2:13 am

hi still i have doubts in “Test plan”
i need clear explanation with examples
for example we are having one small project how to implement the “test plan”
plz explain clearly
thanks in advance

#58 sukky on 11.01.09 at 10:30 am

explanation of each content of the test plan would be would be highly appreciated.

#59 Ramesh on 01.18.10 at 10:51 am

Hi,

can you explain about a geniune Test Plan (contents).

#60 neetu on 02.22.10 at 6:58 am

hi,
i m new to testing field,so plz suggest me books name having test case n test plan ,SRS etc on some application e.g mobile app.,banking app etc.
thanks regards
neetu sharma
my e-mail id-sharma.neetu24@gmail.com

#61 Anilm on 02.22.10 at 7:29 am

needed the same for Banking appl.

#62 Prahlad on 03.03.10 at 11:05 am

@Neetu

Could you please check your mail

#63 Nigar Sultana Kana on 03.04.10 at 10:10 am

Hi,

I want help that how to write acceptance test case? Which parameter will be very important for this test case? Is there any specific book basically describe acceptance test case, if yes please send me the URL to my email that is –
nigarkana@gmail.com

#64 DEEPA SK on 04.23.10 at 10:08 am

Thanks for the Information provided

#65 subrataa on 06.05.10 at 6:28 pm

Can u send me some testcase sample how to write

#66 Nip on 06.21.10 at 10:06 am

Statisfaction is the greatest happiness

#67 Nipa on 06.21.10 at 10:08 am

nothing is impossible

#68 Priya on 07.18.10 at 9:12 am

Hi, I am new to this forum, can any one please tell me what is the entry criteria of test planning?

#69 anilm on 07.18.10 at 10:10 am

Priya,
i did not get your doubt !

#70 balu on 08.02.10 at 3:16 pm

Hi, frds this is balu. i am searching the testing jobs. I am new for the platform. Any body pls send the sample testcase template. How to write the test case for button ,edit box etc. pls send detail test case .

#71 parashuram on 08.17.10 at 11:27 am

hi…frnds…can any one tel me.. wat is scalability testing?

#72 Rajganesh on 08.30.10 at 6:52 pm

Thanks for giving a wonderful article. I need some detail information about Requirement Traceability Matrix and its template. Thanks in advance…..

#73 paramvir on 09.01.10 at 2:03 am

hi ,
could u please tell me how I can become a software tester,Am i eligible for doing so.I have done Msc(IT)
thanks

#74 anjali on 09.29.10 at 6:10 am

Hi All,
Can anyboby tell me that what is the entry criteria for test plan.
Thanks in Advance

#75 Sandesh on 10.08.10 at 3:06 pm

Hi,

I want to understand the difference between the Test Plan and Test Strategy.

Is it the test plan which is included inside Test Strategy or vice versa?

Thanks,
Sandesh

#76 Pato on 12.31.10 at 12:23 pm

It is not clear still that how to prepare a test plan. Is it according to SRS of any more documents are required ?
Please help me if anyone is there.

#77 Pato on 12.31.10 at 12:24 pm

It is not clear still that how to prepare a test plan. Is it according to SRS or any more documents are required ?
Please help me if anyone is there.

#78 Amala Manju on 03.03.11 at 9:16 am

I would like to know the exact difference between Test Plan and test Strategy.
What is the pupose of both these documents and how thyare different from each other. Could any one pls help me on this .

#79 AJEET KUMAR YADAV on 03.25.11 at 5:03 am

PLEASE GIVE ME ABOUT TESTPLAN WITH TESTLINK SELENIUM

#80 AJEET KUMAR YADAV on 03.25.11 at 5:06 am

I WANT KNOW ABOUT HOW TO CREATE TEST PLAN,TEST LINK,TESTCASES

#81 kushi on 03.29.11 at 10:16 am

Can you please tell me what is the difference between Priority list and the critical path

#82 sachin on 04.29.11 at 10:21 am

pls tell me how to test Ajax links in selenium test tool

#83 snehasish on 05.09.11 at 4:29 pm

Please mail me the test case template at snehasish.career@gmail.com.

Thanks,
Snehasish

#84 Divya Singh on 05.18.11 at 7:34 am

Hi!
i do regression testing….we are not aware of how to write testcases and all..we use QC only to raise defcets.
Can you please help me in writing testcases.
and will regression testing experince only be sufficent for facing interviews…how should i prepare for interviews?

#85 Anil on 06.17.11 at 1:05 pm

Please can you send me Test Template

#86 Anil on 06.17.11 at 1:06 pm

My email is averma33@yahoo.com I run testing courses email me

#87 Kiran on 06.24.11 at 1:22 pm

Hi can u provide me real time examples for regression testing,functional,system,retesting,integration,UAT testing etc, please

#88 Kiran on 06.24.11 at 1:23 pm

Hi can u provide me real time examples for regression testing,functional,system,retesting,integration,UAT testing etc, please

my mail id: kiranreddy.379@gmail.com

#89 raju on 08.18.11 at 12:18 pm

please give me mobile testing check list.

#90 Tester on 09.08.11 at 10:41 am

Good article

#91 anil patil on 09.12.11 at 8:44 am

What is user help testing?

send me this question answer at my mail or send msg on my no +91-9595133383

regards,
Anil Patil, Pune

#92 Neha Gupta on 11.07.11 at 10:45 am

Hi,
please give me test plan and test cases with a s\w example.full description of a s\w.

#93 Garima Singh on 01.28.12 at 3:18 pm

Is Quality a part while preparing a test plan deliverable?

#94 prakash on 03.29.12 at 8:28 am

Hi,

Can any one send me Test case and test plan with software example. prakash.aru@gmail.com

#95 B.Pat on 05.10.12 at 4:46 pm

Would you please send me example Test plan for Web Site.

Thanks

#96 pravin on 05.18.12 at 10:59 am

Can u mail me the test case samples how to write

#97 pravin on 05.18.12 at 11:00 am

please give me mobile testing check list.

#98 Neha on 05.25.12 at 1:38 pm

Hello,
Please tell about code reviews that is done by tester.
Types of code reviews?

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#100 Lalitha on 06.27.12 at 11:22 am

Hello,

Thanks for valuable information on test plan. Can you please provide one example test plan on Gmail application. That will be very helpful for all of us to understand.

Thanks in advance

#101 Ed on 09.04.12 at 11:45 am

Can anyone help with test plan & test scripts templates as well as explain how to do mapping very meticulously please?

#102 Gururaj Bhat S on 11.20.12 at 11:57 am

What is the difference between sanity test and smoke test?

#103 Chaithra on 11.08.13 at 9:00 am

Hi,
Can you please tell me how testing by automation tool is carried out in company? Please tell me the Process from starting of Frame work to reporting.

#104 malapati on 11.13.13 at 5:39 am

hi tell me about AGILE METHOD in detail, if possible send me documents to my mail id

#105 KASIREDDY on 12.09.13 at 6:07 pm

ya i am a fresher i need to know the process about manual testing in the company can any one help me what are the tasks will be given to the one year experience employee in the company

#106 KASIREDDY on 12.09.13 at 6:12 pm

hello
i got a question in the interview that what are the challenging situation did u face in the manual testing

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