Can also be described as "interactive testing" - manual testing essentially means tests of any kind where a human is involved in the execution of the test.

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Testing data updates to data stores

I'm currently writing tests for a Data Registration system. In summary, a data provider will supply a daily update file that will be processed by the registration system and if they pass the ...
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What skills & technologies should I acquire / learn for performing my role as a Test Lead?

I have 7 years of experience in testing and recently I have assumed the role of test lead. I have to manage a team of 7-8 testers and our work is mostly comprised of Manual Testing. I want to know ...
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Method or tool to alter reported free disk space for software installation test

I'm looking for a suitable tool or method that will allow me to alter the reported free disk drive space. This is in order to ensure that software installation correctly fails if minimum free HDD ...
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How to keep track of Test Case versus Test Plan

I can create a Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager. In that plan, I can add Test Cases and execute them. My issue is that whn someone gives me a Test Case number (ID), it is not possible for me to ...
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What are some different styles of writing test cases? [closed]

For instance, i have to make test cases for a Login Page. I see that all testers have their own style of creating test cases.. they use different words and different sentences. what are some unique ...
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How to pursue good career in Manual Testing

I have 1.5 years of manual testing experience from a leading organization. Can you please suggest how I can achieve more and gain onsite opportunities from the organisation. Please do a little ...
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Criteria for deciding what is more important to test

Which criteria do you usually use to decide what is more important to test and what is less important? I mostly have two parameters: what's the likelihood that the user will encounter the scenario ...
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How can a Software Tester use “Out of the Box” thinking approach to find more bugs?

Well, I am a black-box tester and I don't think out of the box. I just think about happy paths, thus I want to improve. I always read that testers should have great critical, analytical skills and ...
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How much should a tester understand and rely on implementation details?

I am a test manager in my organization. We do mostly manual tests. Before that I was a developer. I find that my understanding of software implementation and architecture is very important for my ...
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What are the possible test scenario's to test a Text field?

Consider the text field accepts alpha-numeric characters. What could be some unique and out of the box test scenario's/cases that could be useful in finding an important defect.
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How to make an assessment of a project's testing process? Compare with CMMI-DEV

I'm trying to figure out the best way to collect information, analyse and evaluate/assess a project's current Testing process, currently being developed by a team. After I do that, I compare the ...
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Where should a test server be hosted?

Should a test server be hosted locally or on the internet ? What are the pros/cons? I have seen people do both. What is best practice?
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BDD in Validation: good tools?

Context: For 2.5 years, I wrote Java-based desktop software at software company A (the supplier). The software also has a server and a web component. The software was custom-built for company B (the ...
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Give me some tips for testing Email client mobile application

I am not familiar with e-mail but I need to test Email client for mobile platform. I suppose that there are some test engineers which can help me to define tricky use cases and well-known problems ...
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UAT Best practises | Level of detail

For our current software product some of our enterprise clients want to run User Acceptance Testing on their own acceptance environment. To help them get started we have setup an UAT testing suite ...
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Writing Test cases in an agile approach

I use to develop test cases in the traditional way by defining the following for each test senario:- Test case name. “View Current Transaction” Pre-condition. Valid “Username & password” The ...
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What are the leading policies on limiting bug reporting redundancy?

Currently automated reports run on recurring monitors based on user encounters. At the start the automated errors were for the most part useless because there were 400 low priority bugs, 50 major, two ...
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Is it functional or invalid input test?

I have a screen with a "I agree" check box and the "Next" button. I tested it in the following way: Do not select a check box. Click "Next". Expect an alert message is shown. Is this functional ...
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Testing localization

We have a site which is using the ip of the client machine to determine location for display on the home page Has anyone got any idea how we test this from a fixed office, on a corporate network?
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How to test sms containing different language words

I want to test content of the sms. The content would be in different languages like dutch, german, latin. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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What are good approaches to test dates?

Currently my team is writing some Selenium-based web tests using Java for our application. One major stumbling block has been centred around testing dates. To me, it seems too awkward to test dates in ...
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How to test baby alarm

We have a Computer Science project consisting of a baby alarm (a sender and a receiver) so when the baby is crying or a loud sound is perceived, an alert is sent to the parent. I'm interested in how ...
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A tool that migrates data from database A to B has been developed [duplicate]

A tool that migrates data from database A to B has been developed. The tool will be used to migrate all production data from version 1.0 of our app (operating on A) to version 2.0, currently being ...
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How to test the field with different languages?

I have a few pages where we allow the people to enter other language characters like german, dutch, spanish etc.... I want to test the field by using words of different languages to make sure all ...
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Is this system testing or end-to-end testing? How would I do system testing if it's not?

We have a windows desktop client(a branched version from main branch) 2-tier software that uses data source in sql server. I'm supposed to do system testing for this software at work. The software ...
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How to test dynamic GPS location in mobile

How to test my application for gps location without travelling in real time ? Problem behind my query : I am in need to test a travel based application where your location will change according to ...
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When to use White box Testing in a software or a website?

In a software or an website, when to use white box testing technique?
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Is there any need of test suites for automated software testing?

I am doing study on software testing and I have a question. Is their any need of test suites to do automated software testing?
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Some good books for Web Testing [duplicate]

I am in the QA Guild for 6 months now and I am working for a company developing a WEB Product and using Selenium for tests. I think we are doing a great job in the QA area, but there is much room ...
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What are the usability test cases for given scenario? [closed]

I have three fields: username, password and confirm password. Next to those fields there is a submit button. Explain all possible usability test cases I can make out of it. If i got an error even ...
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Pass all steps in a Fast Run [duplicate]

I work on HP ALM. I have executed many cases as fast run. Now i need to updated the test steps in these runs. Please help me with the fastest way possible to do this.
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Fresh to Software SQA

I've been working in SQA field for a year now, and basically I used only black box methods. What advice can you give me to enhance my skills? Recently I have started learning Jmeter Apache for load ...
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How to simulate a network loss issue while Testing?

I am working on mobile applications As we know every user shall have experienced network loss issues due to various reasons while using an app. Now my requirement is that how shall i guarantee an app ...
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How to report an issue to Developer about a bug that occurs seldom

I am getting an app exiting issue once in ten times.Could any one tell me how to report this issue to developer .Since i am not sure of exact step in which app is getting exited.
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Outage Tracking Tool

Is there any open source tool to track application outages/downtime? I work in a testing project and sometimes due to some anomalies we can't do the normal system testing. I need a tool to track ...
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question if this job should be a red flag or not [closed]

I have only talked to the recruiter so far and he seems legit, but recruiters always try to make a job sound fluffy. I literally only applied because im going to be on unemployment and I know I have ...
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Looking for an online mobile testing service

I had come across an online Mobile App testing service that offered their services for $10/hour a few days back. I am now searching all over the internet and can't recollect what their name was. ...
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Thoughts on pairwise testing

With pairwise testing we're able to reduce exhaustive testing to testing all combinations of pairs. I'm new to a group of software testers testing an huge amount of functions with many input ...
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what is protocol testing and what approach can be taken to attain skills in this type of testing?

I have come across this term recently "protocol testing".I would like to know about it. What skills are needed in protocol testing.
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What knowledge should i possess before testing a web application?

I have been testing a desktop application for two years.I want to test web application.So, what knowledge should i possess and what should i learn before testing a web application?
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What manual testing should be done when no time for automating it?

In a recent interview a friend of mine was asked: If you do not have time to write test scripts, so as quick way what are the things exactly you will test manually in the order of preference ?
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Are certification courses like ISTQB necessary in testing career and if so, to what extent? [duplicate]

How will certification help in a testing career and up to what extent will it help?
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what are the testing skills needed to test a stable system?

I have been testing a application in agile methodology where requirements change frequently. So, now the application has become stable.So , what are the extra skills to test a stable system?
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How to test a system that is part of a bigger system?

I have experience testing from a business perspective but I'm currently working in an system which is a small part of a bigger system, so I don't have a clear vision of the entire business value flow. ...
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How to prevent cheating by manual testers?

I'm the guy who is motivated to bring some quality assurance into our team. The problem is, that our developers very often hate testing and even if they have a test protocol, not all of them are ...
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Is there such a tool for manual testing?

Is there a tool for manual testing with the following features: defining test scenarios (card no. 14, sale) and expected results: (Transaction authorized, declined...) Testing: show dialog ...
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How much is paid for a Selenium Automation Tester who has an overall experience of 3 years? [closed]

Currently I am working in a selenium automated project and I look for a jump to get paid more.I have an experience of 2 years in selenium automation. I Just want to know how much salary I should ask ...
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How to add a script tag to the end of a URL which can be covered as a part of XSS Testing

I am trying to test a local website link for a possible XSS attack. Can you please help me looking for a solution in way that if i add some script tag to the end of the URL under test, then it either ...
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How do you test a backend API

I was applying for QA position and the SDET asked me this question "How do you test a backend API" in the interview. I wasn't sure I answered it correctly. Just wondering if I can get some input from ...
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Web Portal localization testing estimation as % of estimated functional testing efforts?

I'm currently estimating QA efforts for huge enterprise web portal (about 5k+ hrs DEV efforts / 1.5k hrs QA), based on Liferay / Alfresco platforms / solutions. One of the requirements - 3 interface ...