Functional and non-functional tests are the most popular approach to categorizing the different types of software testing. These two categories refer to the very essence of the testing process and what exactly is being tested. There are two things to know about functional and non-functional testing if you’ve never dug deep into these two testing categories before.
One, the division between non-functional and functional testing is not set in stone, and for some testing types, categorizing them is no easy feat. Two, both functional and non-functional testing are essential for the success of your software testing project, albeit in different ways. Today, we will take a closer look at the difference between functional and non-functional requirements, where these two types of testing stand in the software testing process, and how they influence the cost of testing.