System testing of software or hardware is testing conducted
on a complete, integrated system to evaluate the system's compliance
with its specified requirements. System testing falls within
the scope of black box testing, and as such, should require
no knowledge of the inner design of the code or logic.
As a rule, system testing takes, as its input, all of the "integrated"
software components that have successfully passed integration
testing and also the software system itself integrated with
any applicable hardware system(s). The purpose of integration
testing is to detect any inconsistencies between the software
units that are integrated together (called assemblages) or between
any of the assemblages and the hardware.System testing is performed
on the entire system in the context of a Functional Requirement
Specification(s) (FRS) and/or a System Requirement Specification
Our approach is:
Reduce the cost of change
This covers both the overall cost of the full development lifecycle
and the cost of all the testing activities, such as performance
testing or user acceptance testing.
Increase the speed of change
This covers reducing the elapsed time spent testing and the
time spent on remedial work and operational maintenance.
Improve the governance of change
This is achieved through better business alignment of the testing
a company performs and better management information from the
testing activities throughout the projects and programmes.