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What Is Nonfunctional Testing?

Nonfunctional testing assesses aspects of a system beyond its functional requirements, including performance, security, usability, reliability, and scalability, to ensure the software meets quality criteria beyond basic functionality.

Related terms: API testing, performance testing, security testing, service virtualization

Nonfunctional Testing: Examples in Context

Nonfunctional testing assesses the software’s ability to handle concurrent user loads, ensuring optimal performance during peak periods.

The testing team focuses on nonfunctional testing aspects like response time and scalability to guarantee a smooth user experience for a high-traffic online banking application.