Here are some examples of test execution reports:
Team A’s Report:
Total Tests in Cycle: 376
Passed Tests: 301
Failed Tests: 28
Tests not Run: 57
Team B’s Report:
Tests in Cycle: 376
Execution percentage: 87.5%
Passed percentage: 80%
Which report is better?
While both reports are providing the same data, report B supplies the readers with better information. The advantage that report B has on report A is that it shows the percentages in their report. This is an advantage because people don’t like doing math equations in their heads, when they can just read it like in Team B’s report. The less people need to think, the more brilliant your report will appear to the intended audience.
Key tips for test execution reports
- Show data in percentages or rates
- Use graphs
- Don’t pollute the report with useless data
- Anticipate questions
- Report should speak for itself. Less explanations = good report.