The difference between Master Test Plan and Test Plan can be described using the following points.
Master Test Plan And Test Plan
- Master Test Plan contains all the test scenarios and risks prone areas of the application. Whereas, the Test Plan document contains test cases corresponding to test scenarios.
- MTP captures each and every test to be run during the overall development of application whereas the test plan describes the scope, approach, resources, and schedule of performing the test.
- MTP includes test scenarios to be executed in all the phases of testing that run during the complete lifecycle of the application development. Whereas, a separate Test Plan exists for each phase of testing like Unit, Functional, and System which contains the test cases related to that type only.
- Only for big projects, we need a Master Test Plan which requires execution in all phases of testing. However, preparing a basic Test Plan is enough for small projects.