Build verification testing is a set of pre-characterized test cases keep running on every build to ensure that the build is testable for further testing. BVT testing is done before build pass to the testing team for further testing.
This test contains pre-characterized Test Cases which center on the core functionality of software product to ensure that the build is steady and it’s ok, to begin with, real testing. This BVT test is done to check the Build approval and Build Acceptance.
So in some cases, BVT Testing is known as a “Build Acceptance Testing” or “Smoke testing
BVT testing should be automated which are executed each time when the new build is made. It mostly confirms primary functionality and in the case that any fundamental functionality does not work then build must be rejected.
BVT Testing mostly keeps running for a few minutes. In the case, any test fails, it reports to the applicable developer and after the fix is done it is again executed.
BVT should be done by the release team or tester or developer.
Why Build Verification Test?
It may not be ensured whether the recently created software build is adequately steady to go for further testing or not. The testing team puts lots of attempts and time in deciding, getting ready and executing the test cases and plans on software build in order to enhance its quality. But, this diligent work of the testing team goes into the off-track when at a later stage, the build is observed to be unfit to support further thorough testing process as it fails on the dependability alongside the basic functionalities.
BVT confirms and approves the security of the build and guarantees the adequacy of the build for further testing. This maintains a strategic distance from the wastage of valuable time and true attempts of the test team to work on the relatively unstable build.
The Process of Executing BVT Testing:
- Compose BVT test cases which cover all primary functionality of the product.
- Try to automate the entire procedure as much as possible.
- At the point when a new build is prepared, execute the BVT test cases and produce the report.
- Break down the report and if any defect comes report it to the prevalent developer.
- Try to discover the root cause of failure of BVT, with the goal that it doesn’t occur once more.
- After the fix is prepared, again execute the BVT test cases.
- Repeat a similar procedure and again when new build came with changes in software
Build verification test is one of the most punctual tests executed on a software product which not just confirms and approves the center and basic functionalities of the application yet, in addition, avoid testers and saves their significant time and attempts in testing the unsteady build, which may separate at later stages during the course of testing.