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Physical Test Metrics

Test

Category

Importance

Time Required

Potential Severity

Page completes loading

Pages

Critical

1

1

Graphics, text and other elements are in correct locations

Pages

Critical

2

4

Page loading completes in a reasonable time.

Pages

High

1

3

Page has intuitive and logical flow.

Pages

High

2

4

Page loading is consistent between browser versions

Pages

Medium

3

2

Page has color contrast problems.

Pages

Medium

1

4

Page loading time reasonable under load.

Pages

Low

60

2

Graphics loading completely

Graphics

Critical

1

3

Scaling, cropping or image quality problems

Graphics

Critical

1

3

Rollover graphics displaying correctly.

Graphics

Critical

2

3

Graphical text within graphic(s) is legible.

Graphics

Critical

2

3

Graphics complete loading within a consistent time frame.

Graphics

High

2

4

Highly artifact image quality.

Graphics

High

2

3

Graphic rollover state providing correct transition illusion.

Graphics

High

2

4

Correctly spelled text within graphic(s)

Graphics

High

5

3

Graphics consistently loading upon every page load.

Graphics

Medium

5

3

Unpredictable color rendering at various bit depths.

Graphics

Medium

20

4

Preloaders working correctly for quick screen redraw of rollovers.

Graphics

Medium

1

3

Non-browser safe color pallet used.

Graphics

Low

2

4

Dropdown menus are functional.

Forms

Critical

1

3

Radio Buttons are functional.

Forms

Critical

1

3

Checkboxes are functional.

Forms

Critical

1

3

Text fields and boxes are functional.

Forms

Critical

1

3

Buttons are functional.

Forms

Critical

1

3

Forms submitting correctly.

Forms

Critical

1

2

Form data being received

Forms

Critical

20

2

Form validation working correctly.

Forms

Critical

10

3

Dropdown menu contains all desired options.

Forms

High

10

3

Dropdown items are spelled correctly.

Forms

High

5

3

Radio button effect of turning off other radio button is working.

Forms

High

1

3

Radio buttons are spelled correctly.

Forms

High

1

3

Selection of multiple checkboxes is possible.

Forms

High

1

4

Checkbox text is spelled correctly.

Forms

High

1

3

Text field and boxes have correctly spelled default text.

Forms

High

1

3

Button submitting or resetting form correctly.

Forms

High

2

3

Buttons are spelled correctly.

Forms

High

1

3

Hitting Return/Enter submits form.

Forms

High

1

4

Data from submitted form validated and correct.

Forms

High

60

2

Submitted form contains dropdown menu selection(s).

Forms

Medium

10

2

Submitted form contains radio button selection.

Forms

Medium

10

2

Submitted form contains checkbox selection(s).

Forms

Medium

10

2

Text fields allow enough room for a typical data entry.

Forms

Medium

1

3

Submitted form contains text field and box information.

Forms

Medium

10

2

Hyperlinks working.

Links

Critical

1

3

Image links working.

Links

Critical

1

3

Email links working.

Links

Critical

1

3

Hyperlinks going to correct destinations.

Links

High

2

2

Hyperlinks spelled correctly.

Links

High

1

3

Image links going to correct destination.

Links

High

2

2

Email links launching email client

Links

High

2

3

Link to page is not an error page.

Links

Medium

1

2

Email link addressing mail client correctly.

Links

Medium

3

2

Email links going to correct recipient.

Links

Low

5

2

Scan text for flow and readability.

Text

Critical

5

4

Typographical errors.

Text

High

20

4

Consistent use of text formatting.

Text

Medium

5

4

Look for special characters that can render incorrectly such as &, @, _, ©, ®,
™ , •.

Text

Medium

5

4

Header text formatted consistently.

Text

Low

5

4

Footer text formatted consistently.

Text

Low

5

4

Does the printable version fit in portrait mode

Printing

Critical

5

3

Does the printable version fit in landscape mode

Printing

Critical

5

3

How is the readability of the printed page.

Printing

Critical

5

3

How is the readability in black and white.

Printing

High

5

3

How is the readability in color.

Printing

High

5

3

Are background images displaying correctly in printout.

Printing

Medium

5

4

Test for common User ID and Password combinations. (admin/admin, admin/password, test/test, oracle/oracle, etc.)

Security

Critical

5

2

Test for common FTP User ID and Password combinations. (admin/admin, admin/password,test/test, oracle/oracle, etc.)

Security

Critical

5

2

Is it possible to telnet into the server.

Security

Critical

10

2

Does URL provide clues to accessing data.

Security

Critical

5

3

Verify dates and events

Facts

Critical

20

2

Verify phone numbers.

Facts

Critical

20

2

Verify the persons mentioned

Facts

Critical

20

2

Verify places and locations

Facts

Critical

20

2

Verify addresses

Facts

Critical

20

2

Are the dates of the event possible.

Facts

Critical

5

2

Call phone numbers to verify they are working.

Facts

Critical

10

2

Have the names been spelled correctly.

Facts

High

5

3

Have the places been spelled correctly

Facts

High

5

3

Are the maps accurate.

Facts

High

10

2

Are the driving directions correct.

Facts

High

10

2

Are dates formatted consistently.

Facts

Medium

1

4

Are phone numbers formatted consistently.

Facts

Medium

1

4

Is the person still in the referred to position.

Facts

Medium

5

3

Has the person authorized the use of there name.

Facts

Low

10

3

Test page with correct plug-in.

Plug-ins / Applets

Critical

5

2

Test with Java installed.

Plug-ins / Applets

Critical

5

2

Test with no plug-in installed.

Plug-ins / Applets

High

5

3

Test with wrong plug-in version installed.

Plug-ins / Applets

High

5

3

Test with no Java installed.

Plug-ins / Applets

High

5

3

Test with wrong version of  Java installed.

Plug-ins / Applets

High

5

3

Are web logs reflecting activity.

Logging / Tracking

High

10

4

Is there tractability of user actions.

Logging / Tracking

Medium

10

4

Do error logs capture problems.

Logging / Tracking

Low

10

3

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