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    I’ve used to listen about SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle), but recently I’ve read about Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC):  http://softwaretestingfundamentals.com/software-testing-life-cycle/

    What do yo think? Have you known such a schema exist? Do you use that in your company?

    The test phases and activities are quite obvious. But I’m actually impressed with deliverables and neccessities described there 🙂


    Waterfall/V-model is one SDLC, but not the only one. From that you can derive the mentioned rudimentary Test process… I have written my share of those back in the days. The model seems to me more a cog in the wheel of waterfall. Not everything is Plan-Do-Check-Act (Deming cycle) – there are other options. Other options that to throw the book at something, and not considering the context.



    Waterfall in very old methodology nowadays companies employs the agile method to improve productivity and making cost and time efficient.


    Software testing life cycle has different important sessions. The spiral model, water fall model, V model etc are the most important parts of it. Big fixing and verifying the requirements in SRS are the most important tasks assigned for a tester.


    Actually that seems no one touched the very entity of STLC. I didn’t mean SDLC, @jesper-lindholt-ottosen 🙂 Thank you for sharing your thoughts, that’s also very interesting.

    When talking back about STLC – I was impressed by other than SDLC perspective which I found in STLC 🙂 That can seem to be tricky, but I see the big value there – to redefine the testing-centered process within QA departments – not beyond the development, but as a separate procesual entity – where the testing process is put first.



    An STLC could be the TEST swimlane in the above.


    Software testing life cycle is important part of software testing process. STLC is very useful for the tester to find bugs. software testing training in Bangalore


    Good question. STLC software testing life cycle is important technique for tester to find out bugs.

    testing process will be run by planned or systematic method. software testing training Bangalore


    @jesper-lindholt-ottosen :-O what is the source of that  diagram?? Seems interesting, but very specific to me. For sure, STLC is like a component approach to general SDLC.. even maybe like the  swimlane there!

    I’m thinking if that  a kind of TestOps apprach, which implements testing into every stage of software development 🙂


    Oh I just drew that one up for this thread. 🙂

    more and more It’s about defining the qa/test gates on the way to prod, so drawing and modelliong that sounds like the way forward 🙂


    Oh I just drew that one up for this thread. 🙂

    more and more It’s about defining the qa/test gates on the way to prod, so drawing and modelliong that sounds like the way forward 🙂


    In a similar fashion, software is also a business. Just like creating software includes a series of actions, examining also has actions which should be implemented in a certain series.


    Lifecycle in simple term signifies succession of changes from one type to other type. These changes can happen to any concrete or intangible things. Every enterprise has a lifecycle from its beginning to end/ death.

    Software Test Life Cycle

    Like SDLC, STLC has set stages which is described in structure below:

    1. TEST PLANNING – Preparing the test strategy & planning
    2. TEST DEVELOPMENT – Creating the testing environment
    3. TEST EXECUTION – Writing the test cases/Creating & Executing the Test Script
    4. RESULT ANALYSIS – Analysis result and Bug report
    5. BUG TRACKING –Look for Bugs and software errors
    6. REPORTING – Gathering reports from users
    [commerical link removed MOD/JO]


    Software testing life cycle is a systematic approach that identifies what test activities to carry out and when (what is the appropriate time) to accomplish those test activities.

    Where as Software Development Life Cycle is a system development process that ensures that the customer’s requirements are met and a quality system is developed in a cost effective manner.

    Software Testing Life Cycle specifies the phases of Software Testing and SDLC specifies all the phases of Software Development Life Cycle. STLC phases are part of SDLC phases.


    Still in our company we are using waterfall method for testing.

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    Do you know about http://www.pcloudy.com and how it will be useful for testers


    Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC) is the testing process which is executed in systematic and planned manner. In STLC process, different activities are carried out to improve the quality of the product. Let’s quickly see what all stages are involved in typical Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC)

    Following steps are involved in Software Testing Life Cycle (STLC). Each step has its own Entry Criteria and deliverable:

    – Requirement Analysis
    – Test Planning
    – Test Case Development
    – Environment Setup
    – Test Execution
    – Test Cycle Closure

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