Functional Testing

FUNCTIONAL TESTING is a type of software testing that validates the software system against the functional requirements/specifications. The purpose of Functional tests is to test each function of the software application, by providing appropriate input, verifying the output against the Functional requirements.

Functional testing mainly involves black box testing and it is not concerned about the source code of the application. This testing checks User Interface, APIs, Database, Security, Client/Server communication and other functionality of the Application Under Test. The testing can be done either manually or using automation.

Basic Usability

Functional Testing involves the usability testing of the system. It checks whether a user can navigate freely without any difficulty through screens.


Functional testing test the accessibility of the function.

Mainline function

It focuses on testing the main feature.

Error Condition:

Functional testing is used to check the error condition. It checks whether the error message displayed.