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Test Case Syntax


When reviewing a test case document (now don't ask me if it was positive or negative or division or) I could not stop noticing just how many times the words ‘verify’, ‘check’,’ is displayed’, ‘should be displayed’ is used. A pattern repeats itself which I am tempted to call the “Test Case Syntax”

Syntax:

verify << copy acceptance criteria >> is displayed in <>

Or

verify << copy acceptance criteria >> should be displayed in << copy acceptance criteria >>

Or

check if << copy acceptance criteria >> is displayed in << copy acceptance criteria >>

Check with your test lead to choose one of the formats

Example:

//Test case to verify forename, surname, post code is displayed in accounts screen 
verify the fields forename, surname, post code is displayed in accounts screen

This is how intricate development of test cases is. I do not understand why some testers continue to do this and their test leads, managers want them to do this.