Testing to determine the efficiency of a software product.
elementary comparison testing
A black-box test design technique in which test cases are designed to execute combinations of inputs using the
concept of modified condition decision coverage.
embedded iterative model
A development lifecycle sub-model that applies an iterative approach to detailed design, coding and testing
within an overall sequential model. In this case, the high-level design documents are prepared and approved for
the entire project but the actual detailed design, code development and testing are conducted in iterations.
The ability, capacity, and skill to identify, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of
Ref: IEEE 610 See Also: simulator
A device, computer program, or system that accepts the same inputs and produces the same outputs as a given
The process of encoding information so that only authorized parties can retrieve the original information, usually
by means of a specific decryption key or process.
An executable statement or process step which defines a point at which a given process is intended to begin.
equivalence partition coverage
The percentage of equivalence partitions that have been exercised by a test suite.
equivalent manual test effort (EMTE)
Effort required for running tests manually.
Ref: After IEEE 610
The ability of a system or component to continue normal operation despite the presence of erroneous inputs.
See Also: Defect Detection Percentage
A defect that was not detected in a previous test level which is supposed to find such type of defects.
See Also: IDEAL
The phase within the IDEAL model where the specifics of how an organization will reach its destination are
planned. The establishing phase consists of the activities set priorities, develop approach and plan actions.
A security tester using hacker techniques.
European Foundation for Quality Management excellence model (EFQM)
A non-prescriptive framework for an organization's quality management system, defined and owned by the European Foundation for Quality Management, based on five 'Enabling' criteria (covering what an organization does), and four 'Results' criteria (covering what an organization achieves).
Behavior of a component or system in response to erroneous input, from either a human user or from another component or system, or to an internal failure.
An executable statement or process step which defines a point at which a given process is intended to cease.
experience-based test design technique