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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Importance of test automation experience to advancing in QA departments

I am a test engineer with about 7 years of work experience. I am not an computer science / engineering graduate. I have done a post graduate conversion course that included a good mix of software ...
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Selenium IDE - Actual use- seeking a practical example

What is the actual use of Selenium IDE? Apart from playback and record How can we use this tool to check the validations of a simple login form in website?
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Who are the industry leaders in the QA/Test space? [closed]

I've googled the question and come up with lists published by various companies but they always seem focused on those who are the most prevalent speakers, presenters or bloggers. Should I just assume ...
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What are good automated testing resources? [duplicate]

As a Beginner, i am performing Manual Testing very well. But when it comes to automated testing, I have struggled somewhat. I have used Load Runner fairly well. i am trying to learn more about using ...
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SnagIt vs Screenpresso, Which to get Based on specific features found in SnagIt, but not trial version of Screenpresso? [closed]

I am a tester for uTest.com who uses screenshots and screen capture extensively for my test cycles. I used the free trial versions of both Snagit 12 and Screenpresso and am on the fence about which ...
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Test strategy for testing Data Masking?

I am testing data masking of information like credit card no's, bank accounts etc. Data masking or data obfuscation is the process of hiding original data with random characters or data. What ...
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How can developers be assured that their software is fault free?

For example when creating software for critical real time applications, like those used in aviation, how certain are you that it's going to run without problems? Are you 100% certain or are you >90% ...
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What strategy should follow for Testing after complete data migration process?

We are migrating our legacy product to new product with database changes. I have following questions : What process should we follow ? What are major risk factors? What if we found blocker or ...
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Multilingual iOS app testing

How can I test multilingual iOS app? any tool or methodology please suggest the app I want to test is using three languages, English, Arabic & French
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Zephyr vs Xray vs TestRail

We are thinking of implementing a test management tool for our test cases which are currently in Excel sheets. So far we have zeroed in on these three tools. Some of the features we are looking for ...
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Cross platform testing with electron apps

I was wondering if anyone had any experiences doing cross platform (windows,mac,linux) testing with electron apps. Did you end up having to host everything yourself or were there any cloud services ...
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How should a tester deal with a bug found in production?

In my previous project, I was working as a back-box/manual tester. My major responsibilities were performing function testing, executing regression suites, running smoke tests etc. I was testing a ...
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How to Record & Filter Load Times for Web Ads in Different Browsers?

I need to be able to record advertisement load times for pretty much any website a client asks me to, on various browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge, Safari), desktop browsers specifically. I've used ...
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Are there any tools to test whether the response code is not equal to 404 or etc by reading the URLs from a CSV file

I want to check the status code of a URL by reading the URL from a CSV file and "hitting it" with a browser. How can I achieve this functionality? Are there any tools for that?
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Importance of Stability of QA Team for overall quality itself

Let me give you all a brief description: So we have a client which has left the company. They refused to renew their project. The primary reason was that during the course of time, the client was ...
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Should we include 'Defect Impact analysis' section in the Bug report?

When a tester logs a new defect/bug, should there be a section on how the Bug impacts the business and how many modules/features it would impact? Is that a good bug reporting practice?
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Which was the most challenging and interesting Bug that you ever found? [closed]

Which are some of the most interesting bugs that you as a "Tester" , have found in your career. I want to collect different test ideas(through bugs) so that I can test better. Please share the main ...
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Will doing only Manual testing affect my QA career in the long run?

I test a web application for my clients. I only do the black-box functional testing. I don't do any automation as there are other testers hired for that. I just log defects in a tool manually. Also I ...
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What is Scenario Testing and how to create complex test scenario's?

Is there any general approach or methodology to create complex user scenarios for any application or is it completely context-driven. Are there some general test ideas/patterns/strategies to create ...
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How to generate ECDSA certificate using CSR of an MFP from Windows Server 2012 r2?

I am currently working on preparing a test environment using Windows Server 2012 R2. I am generating an ECDSA certificate from AD CS of the server using Certificate Signing request from an MFP device. ...
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What suggestions can people give about creating organized test cases?

Right now my company uses a large excel spreadsheet to create 'tests' for surveys we develop. Each column is one test through the survey. Each field is the answer you should choose. While this ...
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How to test synchronization process with positive & negative test case and test scenario? [closed]

I am using one database synchronization from one platform (php) to another platform (sharepoit) l, but I am confused for which conditions check for synchronization process. which steps follows for ...
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Maintain test case versioning ONLY with help of git (or any other version control tools) [closed]

We want to maintain test case versioning only using GIT (or other DVCS tools). What aspects of git could we take advantage of that would let us do this?
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What should be the answer given by QA when asked if software is ready for release

One of the most frequently asked questions of QA by team leads or other business representatives is: We're getting close to the planned release date. What do you think - is the software ready? ...
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What are some best resources of self study for a beginner black-box tester? [duplicate]

I have just started working as a manual/black-box tester in a QA team. I am currently learning about testing techniques/practices from others. What are some good resources which i can use to make a ...
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Test data to test form input fields?

I am testing web based user profiles forms which have multiple fields like input box, radio buttons, checkboxes, combo-boxes, alphanumeric fields etc. what are some good tests that I can run to find ...
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What is the name of new feature testing in maintenance process?

In the software maintenance process, after a new version is built, there comes software maintenance testing. In extent of software maintenance testing, it is done; Confirmation Testing, for fixed ...
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How to differentiate myself from other Testers in the team? [closed]

I am responsible for testing an enterprise web application, what other things of high value can a tester do to stand out of the crowd. Apart from obvious activities like test data creation, test case ...
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What are some of the best Software Testing Courses for a beginner? [closed]

I am a complete novice in software testing. I want to learn more about black-box/functional testing in general. Which courses(free or paid Text/video courses) could i use to learn better to write test ...
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How to write Proper Test Case steps?

I am beginner in writing test cases. I am working on a live mobile testing project. Consider a test case to login to a Mobile application: Test case Description: To verify that user is able ...
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Should the web application be built using microsoft technologies to do Automated testing in Test Manger

To do automation testing using Test Manager and Visual Studio Coded UI Test Project, should the web application be built in .NET technologies?
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Should I fill 'Actual Results' section when a Test cases is pass?

I am a black-box tester. Usually whenever a test fails, I write the reason for its failure under 'Actual results' section of the test case and attach a screenshot/image for evidence. But when a test ...
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Test ideas for testing Reports? [closed]

My web application generates a lot of reports in formats like excel sheet, Csv(comma-separated values), fixed width columns, pdf format, html reports etc based on the parameters I select. There is a ...
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How to Test Forward Proxy Performance

I am using squid as forward proxy server . How Can I test performance of squid ? Is there any tools to test proxy server ? I am using ab2 tools for my test . Is it good enough to get trust-able ...
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When should we mark a Test case as “No Apply”? [duplicate]

When should we mark a test case as "No Apply". When requirement are not clear or when test case is not testable or it is not understood. Kindly explain when to fail or pass a test case, rather than ...
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Heuristics for creating complex test scenarios?

What are some heuristics to generate test scenarios to test a web application. I don't understand how test scenarios are different from test cases or how to use heuristics to generate them.
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Should the test code be written in the same language in which actual code is written

The product I am testing is mostly written in Java. I have to write autonomous code to compare the two outputs(one developed by our dev teams and other by me). Is it good idea to write my code as well ...
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New to testing - need direction [closed]

I just found this site, and I have a question for everyone who can help me. My new passion for IT made me wish to learn more, and I wish to start with Testing. I've learned HTML5 and CSS3, but now I'm ...
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What are some Problem solving techniques that can be used in testing? [closed]

What are some Problem solving techniques that can be used in testing. For example I need to think of all the test ideas to test a module ..administrator module for instance. How can I improve test ...
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What is exact difference between TDD and BDD?

What is exact difference between TDD and BDD? Could you please briefly explain them to me?
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which role play the requirements in generating test cases for white box testing?

I'm currently preparing for an exam on software quality assurance. By looking through slides and ISTQB material, I got to the question which role the requirements play in white-box testing. Of ...
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Testing in other languages on an Android device with cellular capabilities

I feel like I'm chasing my tail on this one, but I need to be able to test in languages not listed under Settings > Language & Input > Language. I've spoken with Samsung & Motorola and they ...
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Difference between Test Approach and Test Technique?

For instance , Exploratory testing can be labeled as a Test 'approach' and not a test technique like Boundary Value Analysis(BVA), Equivalence partitioning etc. Also, Context-driven testing is an ...
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Firefox error while creating proxy change for burp suite

Once I do Firefox manual proxy settings for burp suite, I am unable to run any live sites. How can I run and login from a live site hosted in GoDaddy to do a security test using burp suite?
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Condition/Decision testing with loops

I'm trying to set up a load of test cases for a program, I've managed to create cases for all of the if statements, but the while loops and for loops confuse me a bit as I'm not sure what the test ...
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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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Standard for accessiblity testing

As a Software Engineer I want to create software that contains accessibility for people with disabilities. I've been making modifications so that JAWS correctly reads all the fields in my interface. ...
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Any help about IPP Override

I am a network tester on MFPs and one of my scope is creating an IPP override testing scenario. I have searched the whole internet (exaggeration) but found nothing useful. I need to grasp the idea of ...
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What are the challenges around the integration of Manual and Automated Tests?

This is more a request for your professional opinion than a question... We are seeing how test automation is spreading to more and more organizations. This in itself is a good thing, but at the same ...
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Issue Tracking Spreadsheet… anything wrong with this?

So we are a small company, and we have a lot of communication between teams. That being said I am actually the first official QA of the group, and will be starting the QA group and leading the way ...