Ad Hoc Testing: Testing carried out using no recognized test case design technique. [BCS]

Assertion Testing: (NBS) A dynamic analysis technique which inserts assertions about the relationship between program variables into the program code. The truth of the assertions is determined as the program executes.

Background testing: is the execution of normal functional testing while the SUT is exercised by a realistic work load. This work load is being processed "in the background" as far as the functional testing is concerned. 

Benchmarks: Programs that provide performance comparison for software, hardware, and systems.
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