Benefits and limitations of black box testing
Benefits of black box testing
- Objectivity. In a black box test, the tester is completely separated from the developer who created the code, providing critical distance and ensuring that testers use and test the application in ways the developers had not considered.
- User-focused. Testing teams must view the software from the perspective of an actual user, ensuring that the software is more responsive to the needs of users.
- End-to-end testing. Because a black box test looks at all relevant aspects of a software system from a user’s perspective, tests are better able to determine the end-to-end functionality of elements such as databases, dependencies, user interface, user experience, web servers, application servers, and integrated systems.
- No technical knowledge required. Black box testers don’t need specific technical knowledge, programming skills, or IT backgrounds. For this reason, tests can be easily outsourced or crowdsourced.