Gartner Research

System Testing

Published: 19 December 2011

ID: G00219549

Analyst(s): Sean Kenefick


A system-testing infrastructure provides the capabilities for performing, and for managing results of, various test functionality such as verification testing, functional testing, black-box and white-box testing, usability testing, and acceptance testing. This Reference Architecture template describes features and interfaces of system-testing systems and can help you assess and improve your system-testing practices.

Table Of Contents

Template Applicability

Template Map

Template Diagram

Template Description

  • Test Management Logic and Workflow
    • Test Planning
    • Testing Domains
    • Test Execution
    • Analysis and Reporting
  • System-Testing Repository
    • Test Plans
    • Test Results
    • Reports and Templates
    • Management Metadata
  • Interfaces
    • Graphical User Interfaces
    • Command Line Interfaces
    • Application Programming Interfaces
    • Plug-In Interfaces

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