Test Summary Report Outline

The IEEE 829 Test Summary Report is a standard document, the content of which consists of eight elements:

  • Test summary report identifier
  • A summary of the evaluation of test items
  • Variances from the test plan in terms of schedule, test effort and test effort duration
  • Comprehensive assessment of the test effort
    • Test effort status
    • Assessment of product quality per the test effort
    • Factors negatively affecting the test effort
  • Summary of results
    • Metrics related to defects, test cases, test coverage, activity status and resource usage and availability
    • Residual risks
  • Evaluation (per test item)
  • Summary of activities
  • Approvals