Behavior-Driven Testing (BDT) from business perspective

Describing test-cases from business perspective using Behavior-Driven Testing (BDT) requires actions from a user's point of view. So those actions contain several interactions likes mouse-clicks or text-inputs. You can find a sample test-suite at qftest-6.0.4/demo/keywords/behaviordriven_business/BehaviorDrivenTesting-Business.qft. The respective test-plan can be found at qftest-6.0.4/demo/keywords/behaviordriven_business/createvehicle-business.xlsx. Please take care to copy the demo folder to a project-related folder first and modify them there.

The "Create vehicle" test-case looks like this if it's described in the BDT manner from a business perspective:

  1. Given application is ready to enter vehicle data
  2. When vehicle created with <model> and <price>
  3. Then <model> with <formatted price> appears in table

This approach uses the keywords Given, When, And and Then at the beginning of any sentence like the technical one. The provided test-suite therefore contains the packages Given, When_And and Then.

Figure 28.7:  Test-suite Behavior-driven testing from business perspective

In order to prevent annoying typos a Server-script read test-steps and fix typos formats any steps to lower case and tries to replace multiple blanks by one. This script is called directly before the procedure call of $(teststep).

In order to run the test-case on multiple test-data the sample was extended.