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Test Metrics – How to Track the Progress of Your Software’s Application Tests

In application testing in software development, there are various metrics that are used to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the tests. Several steps must be taken into account for the implementation and subsequent evaluation of the test metrics.

What Steps Need to Be Taken when Application Testing Software and Analysing Test Metrics?

(1) Definition of the Test Objectives:

Firstly, the test objectives should be clearly defined so that the focus can be placed on specific aspects.

(2) Creation of the Test Cases:

Various test cases are created to test the functionality and performance of the software.

(3) Generation of Metrics:

Relevant metrics are recorded during the test. This data is used to assess quality and enable improvements in the development process.

(4) Evaluation of the Test Results:

Once the tests have been completed, the metrics are analysed in detail in order to derive recommendations for action and further optimise the software.

What Significance do Test Metrics Have for Application Tests of Software?

Test metrics are an essential method for tracking the progress of application testing in software. They are used to measure the quality and effectiveness of the test process and make it possible to evaluate the progress, status and performance of the tests. This allows potential bottlenecks or weaknesses to be identified. By providing quantifiable data, test metrics allow the development team to identify problem areas and make improvements to ensure that the software meets quality standards.

Which Test Metrics Are Relevant for the Application Tests?

  • An example of a test metric is Code Coverage, which indicates what percentage of the source code is covered by the tests.
  • The error rate indicates how many errors were found per line or function during the tests.
  • Other metrics include the number of successful tests and number of failed tests.
  • The execution time required to complete a specific test. These values provide information about the performance and scalability of the software.
  • Other important metrics include maintainability (e.g. through the Cyclomatic Complexity Index), behaviour under load (load testing) and user-friendliness (usability testing).

How Can Testing-as-a-Service (TaaS) Help Companies to Determine and Analyse Software Test Metrics?

For example, they can provide a wide range of testing tools and technologies to perform automated tests to capture metrics such as code coverage, defect density or turnaround times. They also provide expertise in selecting the appropriate metrics for a particular application and interpreting the results. Through this support, TaaS companies enable developers to continuously improve the quality of their software and identify potential risks at an early stage, even if they lack the time or knowledge to do so.


By analysing and interpreting these metrics, you can better understand the progress of the application tests and make targeted improvements to ultimately deliver high-quality software. Our app can support you in collecting objective data on the quality and reliability of your software and thus provide a basis for decisions on possible improvements based on potential risks.

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