Black Box Testing: Types and Associated Techniques

ImpactQA — Black Box Testing: Types & Associated Techniques
  • To conveniently test software usability
  • Black box testing helps in examining the functionality of AUT
  • The testing approach sights the application directly through a user’s viewpoint
  • This testing provides an extensive outlook about the software
  • Black box testing examines the software/application as a complete system

Types of Black Box Testing

Various Techniques for Black Box Testing

Boundary Value Analysis

State Transition Testing

Equivalence Partitioning

Decision Table Testing

Advantages of Black Box Testing

  • Testing is conducted post the development stage; both processes are independently performed.
  • There is no requirement of technical knowledge of carrying out black-box testing.
  • Black box testing works perfectly with functional testing services and implementations.
  • Test cases can be structured before development and even after the specification check.
  • Black box testing is basically for an extensive coverage that is generally skipped by most testers
  • It is believed that the Black box testing approach is somewhat similar to Agile.

Disadvantages of Black Box Testing

  • Operating with a broad sample set of test inputs might get really exhausting.
  • The possibility of unclear results and dead ends are fairly high.
  • If you lack precise and well-defined specifications, there can be trouble in designing test cases.
  • Black box testing results can at times be overestimated.
  • Black-box testing techniques can end up being redundant if the software developer has already implemented them.

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