Does anyone have a sample test matrix that they can forward to me? I have had a searched on the net but to no avail. Time permitting I would create one myself but... :-|
Basically, I am looking for a spreadsheet that covers some or all of the following:
•to record a consistent set of tests;
•to document a desired level of test coverage based on an intersection of two criteria and, when filled out, to be used as evidence that the desired amount of testing has been done;
•as a quick visual indication of how much testing has been done on those criteria;
•to help to identify and refine the specific environments in which a defect occurs;
•when it is completely filled out, as a checklist to assure that some exhaustive task has been completed.
William, I wonder where your list of requirements for a matrix originated. That same set of items is all over the web and goes back several years. Sort of makes it difficult to credit anyone specific doesn't it? That must be why you didn't mention that you copied it from another site.
Now, what is it that you would like to know about how to create a test matrix? Maybe we can help you.
Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.
~ Winston Churchill ~
I don't require specific information about how to actually create a test matrix. I know how to create one.
Sure, I quickly copied those matrix features from a website because they pretty much cover what I am looking for: a test matrix template of reasonable complexity, created in MS excel, which can be used to cover many functional test cases and outcomes. Many testers use these and I was hoping someone could offer me one they have previously created and save me some much needed time.