A Guide for User Acceptance Testing

Serena Gray
3 min readFeb 15, 2022


Users Acceptance Testing (UAT) is among the most significant types of software testing because actual users are assigned the responsibility of testing the software. The behaviour of the user and their overall evaluation of the product are taken into adequate attention. Feedback from users is carefully considered to improve the usability and efficiency of the products. In this article, you’ll be taught about the process of testing user acceptance.

What’s User Acceptance Testing (UAT)?

This method of testing is thought of as the final phase in the development cycle. End users are involved in testing this beta edition of software in real-time and provide valuable feedback. The testing is carried out in a separate test environment in which real users are involved in testing the product.

The necessity of conducting UAT:

Testing for user acceptance is conducted following the successful completion of the unit, system, and integration tests. Prior to UAT the team of developers and testers have worked hard and created the product based on requirements and functional specifications documents, with assistance from project directors and team members. However, the final product is created for the user or client, and it is essential to engage end-users and users to test the product prior to launching it on the market.

Typically, the UAT procedure is usually regarded in the final phase, where the intended user or user determines if the functionality described in the document describing the user’s story or requirements is present. In particular, the UAT process is conducted utilizing an additional UAT test plan and an independent testing environment generally enabling production-like data setup to ensure that the user/client be able to comprehend the software.

The following are the requirements to conduct user acceptance tests:

The proper business requirements should be in place

A complete application code that is developed is required.

Integration testing, unit testing, and system testing must be completed successfully

No high or medium defects, no showstoppers during the testing phase of system integration

After running regression tests There should not be significant defects

The issues which have been reported need to be tested and rectified prior to UAT

In all testing activities, the traceability matrix must be prepared

The stage needs to be set to allow for the UAT environment.

Finally, obtain confirmation from the testing team of the system that UAT is in process. UAT is able to begin.

How can you conduct testing for the acceptance of users?

Here are the six steps required in the UAT process:

1. Identifying and developing test scenarios is among the primary tasks of UAT. The tests are derived from flow diagrams of processes and business use cases. project charters, System Requirements Specifications (SRS) as well as the Business Requirements Documents (BRD).

2. Create a UAT test plans The test strategy is described inside the UAT testing plan to make sure and confirm that the application is in compliance with its business needs. Testing times as well as test scenarios and tests cases’ approach the entry and exit conditions for UAT are described.

3. Test cases and test scenarios must be identified. The test scenarios must be identified in relation to business processes at a high level and test cases are developed with clear test instructions. The majority of UAT scenarios need to be covered by test scenarios.

4. Preparing test data for live data could prove beneficial. Data that is scrambled should be used to protect privacy and security. The flow of data in databases should be clear for the tester.

5. Tests must be run and any bugs need to be identified. Once the bug is fixed, you can re-test bugs. The findings from testing must be documented in a report . Then, examine how the test is performing.

6. Take into consideration the deliverables. Deliverables for UAT include Test cases Test plans, Test cases, UAT scenarios, Test results and a Defect log.



Serena Gray

I work as a Senior Testing Specialist at TestingXperts. I am a testing professional accustomed to working in a complex, project-based environment.