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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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 Ideas for testing a Payment/Banking Application? [closed]

I work on manual/functional testing of a Banking/Payment web application. This application allows cash transfers from many different savings/checking accounts to a central account which corporation ...
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Alternative for HP ALM (QC) + Jira

For a semi-large company that plans to move away from HP ALM, I'm looking for an alternative software management tool. At the moment HP ALM is not being used optimally and since it's expensive it's ...
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Test suite, Test plan, Test cases for Android application

I have been asked to learn about Test Plan, Test Suite, Black Box Testing, Test Cases. Can anyone guide me in which order should I start learning? And also what are the necessary test cases for ...
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Difference in Web Services & REST/SOAP API from Black-box Tester perspective

I have practically tested web-services/APIs (testing back-end requests of mobile apps, JMeter scripting for a web-application) but when it comes to differentiating between web-services/APIs(REST/SOAP) ...
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What should software verification focus on? [closed]

If software verification focuses on the quality of the completed products, should it also check that we have actually built the right product? Should it also help in monitoring tool wastage and ...
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QC Report: Which test cases have not been linked to at least one test set?

I am still pretty new here, but couldn't find an answer so far. I want to know if there are any test cases (if possible of a specific folder in the Test Plan) that have not been linked to a test set, ...
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What are some good thinking tools that a tester can use to generate ideas? [closed]

As a tester I want to generate more out of the box ideas, so that I can test all positive as well as negative test scenarios and find most critical defects before the product is released. Are there ...
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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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Difference between “Pilot” Testing and “Beta” Testing?

I was asked this in an interview. I knew about Alpha/Beta release testing , but had no idea about Pilot testing in Software Engineering. Please explain in details with real life examples.
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Alternative to MTM and excel for tracking manual test plans

We use to execute tens of manual tests plans sessions for identifying the build to be marked as release candidate and we mainly use Microsoft Test Manager and Excel. Both of them are fine but have ...
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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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Recording data during tests execution

We have a quality processes department who are responsible for processes in our organization to meet FDA standards. It seems though that they require more of us than is actually verified by FDA ...
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Evaluating severity of a defect of a reset button [closed]

In my application there is a 'Reset' button and upon pressing the reset button some fields in application page should be enabled and some should be disabled. Along with reset button, there are other ...
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How to test website in IE for Ubuntu 12.04 os

I am new to Ubuntu 12.04 OS, I need to check a website for browser Compatibility with IE, I have already tried Playonlinux and Wine Softwares. but IE is repeatedly crashing, Is there any option to ...
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When can we say a product is stable?

From a tester's point of view when do we say that a product is stable? Is the product still stable when it contains a known bug?
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How to create test plan when there is one website and one tester

I want to create a test plan for one website which is of medium size. I have got many test plan templates from internet but those are too lengthy and perfect for testing team and big websites. Also ...
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Should username/login ID be case-sensitive?

I need to know what is the standard rule for creating username/login ID. Should it be case-sensitive? If I have successfully created three accounts (user2, useR2, USER2), should I consider this a bug? ...
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How to do more effective database testing?

I am testing a financial web-based application having the back-end built on SQL Server. As far as DB testing is concerned, I test simply whether any value/input entered in the UI application is saved ...
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Why testing is not a stand alone activity

I am trying to understand the following concept - Testing is done parallel with other activities and thus it is not a stand alone activity, it is a complete process called STLC (Software ...
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What is Bi-directional Traceability Matrix?

How is it different from a Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM)? Please explain with real life scenarios and examples. Also include or link reference material that might help! Thanks.
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Product To Manage Regression Test Suite

I am looking to manage my manual regression test suite in a more professional manner and in a way that helps my QA personnel do their jobs easier. As such I was looking for a product that can help out ...
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Should I consolidate test cases across projects by using a common project in HP ALM?

Our vision is to have central storage of consolidated test cases across all departments and to store it as a separate project in HP ALM. This would allow us to collect test cases across different ...
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Determine the order of Testing in a Project?

When QA teams receive a software build, how do they normally test? Given is the random list of test techniques.... arrange them in order: Re-testing Smoke testing Regression testing Sanity testing ...
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Alternative to Test Run for manual testing?

In the past, at companies that didn't yet have a robust automated testing suite, I've used Test Run to manage manual test scripts for multiple users. It was a pretty handy tool, but the site now seems ...
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How to test an algorithm for posting to social media

I am tasked with testing an algorithm for posting items to social media. Essentially the algorithm just takes articles from the DB and posts them to the associated social media accounts, with the ...
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What type of questions should be asked if I am taking an interview of QA / Testing Lead

I have to take an interview of a QA Lead. Can anybody give me suggestion as to what kind of questions that will be asked apart from regular testing definitions and general questions like how to handle ...
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Is there a patch in Microsoft Test Manager to allow for editing tests while running?

I am in a project which uses Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) for running tests. Although a fairly solid piece of software, it lacks some functionality that other test management software has. One ...
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Test Tool for our environment

I need support to take ideas for a new project for my company. We have a Tool that is composed from a lot of modules that are written in Java, bash scripts and other languages. The tool takes a ...
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When creating a manual test script, can I reference other test scripts?

I need to write and execute some test scripts and provide evidence on a short time-frame. The basic scenario revolves around creating work requests in one system, and approving or rejecting them in ...
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Lack of focused testing

For testers in Agile project, it is very difficult to focus on testing. There are so many tasks to completed and to name a few : prepare stories for the future sprint with business analysts discuss ...
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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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When should I do regression testing during each sprint?

I am in a small Agile development team with no automated testing. We use Scrumwise to keep up with development. The above answers address the question with automated tests and hardening testing at the ...
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What additional skills can a manual tester acquire to get back into the industry? [closed]

I have worked in manual testing for about 3 years and took a break for the past 2 years.I am now trying to get back in the game,but want to update myself, which will complement my testing skills and ...
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How to do Internet of Things testing?

How do I perform testing for 'the internet of things'? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and ...
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can we manually test multithreaded and multitasking system?

For example : Multilingual sites can not be checked manually ,because it will take more time and slows down process, so we test them by automated tool. Is it also not possible to test multi-threaded ...
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Agile Manual Testing: For the Tests that you CAN'T Automate?

So it seems not all tests can be automated, and for small teams the effort in creating or "Automating" manual tests might be more work than worth it in some cases. What then? Im trying to diverge ...
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what is difference between Test Cases and Test Scripts?

I know that test cases are written in human readable language, whereas test scripts are written in code and mostly done for automated testing. But can anyone tell me what else make them different ...
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What are some Invalid data inputs that will break a text box?

I am testing an web-based enterprise application created in Asp.Net. I am testing a text box which accepts alpha-numeric character and maximum 255 chars. Apart from normal boundary values, nulls, ...
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Identifying test coverage for item without detailed specification

I am working in a HW area. Recently I have been given a device to test (just hardware validation) but there is no detailed specification, just a block diagram where each block performs certain ...
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How to export test plans from QA Director?

How can I export test execution plans from QA Director? I know that there is a report called Execution/Execution Plans, which can export the execution plan itself. However, this information by itself ...
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What should be the testing approach of 100 Television Products?

This will be a interview question from Amazon. What should be the testing approach of 100 Television Products? What will be the Scenario & how long it will take to complete this? Can anybody ...
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What is the difference between Gold bug and Latent bug?

There are two different bugs, Gold and Latent. Both exists in application from (lets say) Sprint 1. I would be thankful if you could tell me the difference between Gold bug and Latent bug?
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What basic language and documents I have to learn for Testing Automation ? I don't have experience in any language and I am in Manual testing [closed]

I dont have any coding experience and right now i am in the field of Manual testing , I have to learn Testing Automation . Now what basics for which language i have to start working on?
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Importance of Stability of QA Team

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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Importing Test cases from Excel to TFS

I need to import test cases from Excel to TFS 2013. For this I have already gone through the link SQA and VSTS, but my issue is not getting resolved from these links. I can't use 'Test Case Migrator ...
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Capture screen during exploratory testing

While doing exploratory testing it would be nice to be able to record the screen (in a non-intrusive way), so if a defect is found the steps to reproduce it can be easily reviewed. Are there any good ...
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How to obtain “fresh mind” results?

I noticed that when you start on a project with a beginner mind (for that particular product) you have a fresh approach and start noticing a lot of bugs. After a while and some experience with that ...
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Types of testing can be done on a first build

Today I attended an interview. These are the questions which I thought I needed more clarification. 1.What are the types of testing that can be conducted on first build which was released in first ...