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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Test Case Management Software

I currently write automated tests using WebDriver/Selenium 2 and utilize the Page Object model. I'd like to start documenting manual tests but our current process is only creating test cases in MS ...
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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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What is Test Bed? How to use it?

Is Test bed is a Tool? or it is an Environment Set up? How to use the Test Bed? Where to Use Test Bed? If its an plugin, how to configure the Test Bed with Automated tools? What is difference ...
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How to find the specific error on a web page from a generic message page?

While testing Web pages, Sometimes the page would be Redirect to RUNTIME error Compilation error. I could not fine what is the exact reason for the errors. As a QA is want to know what was the exact ...
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URL is not showing http:// after copy and paste

In the URL Bar missing http is a feature. But when I copy and paste a link and no http:// appears in the link then is it a bug? or something like any feature of the Google DOC.
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Test reporting tools

I am creating a set of test cases and I am looking for a better solution for what I am doing. I am currently using Microsoft excel to create a spreadsheet for all my tests and reporting. I am looking ...
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Testing without direction, how not to miss things? What about layout?

So this might sound like a "complain" post but it really isn't meant to be. But often-times I will be handed a project, lets say a Website. And be told to give it a "Full run through". So I take a ...
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ETL testing- checklist for testing

Can anyone tell me the basic test scenarios and checklist for ETL process testing for beginner level with any example ?
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What is Interruption Testing?

Interruption testing is process of making Interruption while running application. most probably performed for Mobile Applications. is there any freeware and good automation tools available for ...
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How to set up a Software testing process

I have been assigned a task to create a Testing process in the company. Our company uses Agile methodology. The task is to create a generic plan which determines the role of a QA/Tester in the ...
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How to decompile the published ASP.NET web application?

for penetration testing, i am planning to decompile the published source code of ASP.NET web application this have to done by the QA. But i am struggling to check this. is there any tool or any ...
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how to calculate the percentage for different bug severity rating for black-box testing

I am performing Black-Box testing and I know for certain that different severity has a different rating. So what I'm asking here is that how do I calculate the percentage of the bugs found for that ...
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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 are some real world examples of Scenario testing?

Please provide some real world examples of performing a scenario test on a web application, desktop software, mobile app or anything. How is a scenario test different from other types of test ...
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List and role of different types of testing environments [closed]

There are numerous of different testing environments that I have come across with, and ALL of them seem pretty useful and helpful but which ones are necessary. For example ... I have seen: ...
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How do I associate a software version with a test run?

I'm very new to testing and using TestLodge to create and manage all our non-unit testing work. I've just realized that I don't understand how to create an association between a test run and a version ...
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Is there a test management tool that I can associate tests with multiple projects?

I am looking for a test management tool (mainly for manual testing) that would allow me to associate tests to multiple projects. We are a consulting firm that has many clients with different ...
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How in depth should test plans be in agile environments?

I am currently working in a small agile team and I am trying to decide if a test plan is worth creating or if it is then what to include. Currently working on a story that I believe could do with some ...
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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 ...