AUTOMATIC TEST-CASE GENERATION FOR SYSTEM TESTING

  • Minh-Hue Chu Hung Yen University of Technology and Education
  • Trinh Thi Nhi, Hung Yen University of Technology and Education
  • Do Thi Thu Trang Hung Yen University of Technology and Education
  • Ngo Thanh Huyen Hung Yen University of Technology and Education
  • Tran Do Thu Ha Hung Yen University of Technology and Education
Keywords: automatic test case generation, functional testing, system testing, testing based on use case, UCML

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a method to generate test cases automatically from a detailed use case specification for system-level functional testing. Our method consists of two parts: (1) Propose UCML (Use Case Modeling Language) to describe the use cases in more detail; (2) Automatic test scenarios generation algorithms and corresponding test cases from detailed use case specification model by UCML. Test scenarios are generated based on the branch coverage criteria. Test cases are generated based on the test scenarios coverage criteria and subclauses coverage criteria of the constraint conditions in each test scenario. Each test case provides the following details: Test execution precondition, input data, expected output, and test execution steps are the basis for writing self-test automated execution scripts.

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Published
2020-10-12
How to Cite
Minh-Hue Chu, Trinh Thi Nhi, Do Thi Thu Trang, Ngo Thanh Huyen, & Tran Do Thu Ha. (2020). AUTOMATIC TEST-CASE GENERATION FOR SYSTEM TESTING. UTEHY Journal of Science and Technology, 27, 61-67. Retrieved from https://tapchi.utehy.edu.vn/index.php/jst/article/view/390