A lot has been said and written about test metrics. However, this particular post will stick to defining test metric.
+ So what is Test Metric?
Test Metrics are set of tools that help measure effectiveness of software testing processes. Measuring software processes is necessary for implementation of new software processes and/or for improvement in current set of software testing processes in any organization. So in order to identify and use test metrics, we have to first identify and freeze on software testing processes that we would like to measure.
Can you think of any other definition of test metric? Then let everyone know in comments below.