Web Project Template Files: Testing Authors: Sonia Kay, Econsultancy and other expert contributors Title: Test Plan
About this Guide
There are various forms of testing that you can carry out. The most common for web sites being:
User Acceptance Testing (UAT). This is about testing to see if the delivered system (the web site) does indeed meet the specification.
Functional and Application testing. This include a number of things e.g. testing for compliance with stated browsers, checking for broken links, checking file sizes and page weights, testing site response times and speeds, testing applications to check they really work.
Load Testing. This is about testing what levels of usage the site can tolerate before performance begins to be impaired.
Content Proofing. Checking the content for accuracy, relevance and so on. Also includes checking to see ALT tags have been added, page titling is consistent, relevant metatags are present etc.
Usability Testing. See next Section 3.12
Security Testing. Security experts can test your site to see how secure it is against malicious attacks e.g. ‘penetration attack’ testing.