Test Types

Team System testing tools provides several test types that you can use for your specific software testing purposes. This section describes those test types. It also describes how to create and customize tests of each type, because these processes are specific to the type of test.

However, common among the various test types are many test-related tasks such as managing tests and working with test results. These common tasks are described in the section Testing Tools Tasks.

In This Section

  • Working with Load Tests
    Describes the uses of load tests, how to edit and run them, how to collect and store load test performance data, and how to analyze load test runs.
  • Working with Generic Tests
    Describes how to create and run generic tests. Generic tests wrap external programs and tests that were not originally developed for use in the Team System testing tools.
  • Working with Ordered Tests
    Describes how to create ordered tests, which contain other tests that are meant to be run in a specified order.


  • Testing Tools Tasks
    Points you to Help topics that describe the ways you can work with tests: create, manage, and run tests, view and analyze test results, and work with controllers, agents, and rigs.
  • Getting Started with Team System Testing Tools
    Takes you on a tour through the tools and windows of Team Edition for Testers. This tour shows how to create and work with tests, the types of tests that are available, and how to configure testing tools.