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Testware is

software purchased or developed for testing applications. [It] may be designed for a single application and then discarded, or more commonly, it is purchased or developed with the intent to be used in several projects.[1]


"Testware is a product that does not wear out with repeated use; however, it is subject to technological obsolescence as testware and the software become more advanced. Testware is used for test planning, test design and development, and test execution and evaluation. Test planning tools assist a company in defining the scope, approach, resources, and scheduling of testing activities. Test design tools specify the test plan and identify and prioritize the test cases. Test execution and evaluation tools run the selected test, record the results, and analyze them. These tools may be supplemented with testing support tools that are used to assist with problem management and configuration management."[2]


  1. The Economic Impacts of Inadequate Infrastructure for Software Testing (Final Report), at 4-5 (May 2002) (full-text).
  2. Id. at 4-5 and 4-6.