Difference between Test case and Test scenario

Posted: October 5, 2012 in Testing Basics
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Difference between Test case and Test scenario:

  • Test case consist of set of input values, execution precondition, excepted Results and executed post condition, developed to cover certain test Condition. While Test scenario is nothing but test procedure.
  • A Test Scenarios have one to many relation with Test case, Means A scenario have multiple test case. Every time we have write test cases for test scenario. So while starting testing first prepare test scenarios then create different-2 test cases for each scenario.
  • Test cases are derived (or written) from test scenario. The scenarios are derived from use cases.
  • Test Scenario represents a series of actions that are associated together. While test Case represents a single (low level) action by the user.
  • Scenario is thread of operations where as Test cases are set of input and output given to the System.

For example:

Checking the functionality of Login button is Test scenario and
Test Cases for this Test Scenario are:
1. Click the button without entering user name and password.
2. Click the button only entering User name.
3. Click the button while entering wrong user name and wrong password.

In short,

Test Scenario is ‘What to be tested’ and Test Case is ‘How to be tested’.

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  5. lakshmi says:

    can u provide some video example

  6. Narayna says:

    simple and right on point

  7. Poovarasan M says:

    nicely explained

  8. Shikha says:

    Easy and clear example

  9. Huda Khalil says:

    Really helpful and easy to understand, thanks

  10. Qazi says:

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  11. vinayak says:

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  12. mani says:

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  14. Ganesh says:

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  15. harathi says:

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  16. ruhi says:

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  17. vinothkumar says:

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  18. Test_123 says:

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  19. sg says:

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  20. stiffler says:

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  21. Mazhar says:


  22. siva says:

    Is good but give the senario’s in word or .xml format

  23. Anurag Mishra says:

    Can you please explain what is the difference between Spiral model and Agile model.

  24. Gaurav Kumar says:

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  25. gopal says:

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  27. Pranoti Patil says:

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