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Difference between Use Case and Test Case

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  • Last Updated : 07 Jul, 2022

In the software testing field, these two terms are the most important and are also closely related, but from a different perspective. A Use Case is used to define the system that how to use the system for performing a specific task. and A Test Case is defined as a group of test inputs, execution condition, and expected results which further lead to developing a particular test objective. A use case is not a part of execution it is only a diagrammatic presentation of a document that specifies how to perform a certain task. If we talk about test case it is used to validate the software which is developed by testers for validating that the software is in working as per requirement or not. Let see some important difference in tabular form:

Comparison parameterUse CaseTest case
DefinitionA sequential actions which is use to describe the interaction among the role and system to maintain a specified objective,A Group of test inputs, conditions and variables by which the charcaterstics of the software is defined.
GoalTo reach the last operation follow all sequential operationvalidating the software as it is working fine or not.
Iterationit follows different pathsit follows single test case is tested at a time
Dependencyit is dependent on the requirementsit is dependent over the use case
RequirementDocuments and research is requiredTest inputs scripts and each test scripts complete one step
Completioncomplete all step onceThe testing is done again and again then finish.
Workingit is working as following the step by step function ability of the is working with the help of testers to validate the software
UsersEnd-users execute the use cases.Testers execute the test cases.
IterationCan support various paths.Can support a single path only.
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