What is meant by Severity & Priority?

Severity:

  • This is assigned by the Test Engineer
  • This is to say how badly the defect is affecting the other modules of the build or release or this is to convey how severe business impact will occur if this defect is not fixed.

Priority:

  • This is assigned by the Developer.
  • This is to say how soon the bug as to be fixed so that any dependency or schedule delay can be avoided.