An approach, where the test cases are generated in parts or completely from a model is called Model-based Testing.
Model-based testing is an innovative test approach to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the testing process.
A model-based tester uses models to control test
design and analysis, and also takes advantage of models for
other test activities such as test case generation and test
The ISTQB glossary of software testing terms defines Model-based testing as «Testing based on or involving models» .
In general, a distinction is made between
Test cases, which are generated from a system specification are mostly used in the so-called component- or unit test. Usage models are applied for the generation of test cases for the system- and acceptance test, respectively.
The widespread V Model clarifies this relation by
distinguishing between the development and the test of a