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 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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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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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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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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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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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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As a tester, what is the difference between a website developed in different technologies say, java vs php or java vs .net websites? How to test it?

Here is a link which I came across while looking for answers how to develop your website But here, only technologies have been mentioned. How could you discern between different technologies when ...
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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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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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Interview questions

I've been given the task of coming up with a tehnical test/interview questions for a tester position within our company. We've never had a dedicated tester before so I have no idea what to ask! All ...
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Tools for test estimations

Are there any tools available to help with estimating the time needed to test an application? This would be manual testing, not automated.
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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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How do I improve my Test Idea generation ability? [duplicate]

I have always tried to improve my test coverage as a black-box tester. Still, I believe that I need to improve my ability to generate practical and highly-usable ideas to test better so that I find ...
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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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Should finding specific data to test with be included in the test steps

When testing our website, I usually have to find a customer order with which I can test. I do this by running queries against various databases. Once I find the order that will work, I begin the ...
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Description field size limitation

in my application, there is a Description field that the user once he creates a package, can enter some type of description story. Currently that filed is not limited to a specific number of ...
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Test cases with varying parameters [closed]

The test cases that were developed in the past were very high level (basically a summary and no steps) and I am now working on making them more detailed. Many of them have multiple parameters under ...
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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 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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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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How should automation scripts run for similar tests with different values?

In manual testing, we create separate tests for a certain function. Example scenario is this: I have 2 radio buttons and a search dropdown. Each of the radio buttons have difference departments listed ...
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Should Testers first discuss a bug with the developers before writing a bug report?

In my previous project, whenever the QA team used to find bugs/defects, they used to communicate the problem/issue to the developer sitting next to them, verbally. In this approach, most of the time, ...
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How to test ACH transactions in a payment/banking application?

I have to test a web-based payment/banking gateway application that would be used by the clients to transfer funds electronically using ACH and Wire transfer. The applications provides cash-management ...
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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 the skills need to perform Mobile testing [closed]

Am a fresher and I want to learn testing on mobile platforms. Please help me out in understanding the required skills I need to be well versed in or acquire to perform testing on mobile platforms.
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How to test Waiting/Progress Indicator?

As the title mentioned above, how can we test waiting indicator or progress indicator on a web-page. I have been assigned following task: Apply wait indicator to display on every page. If page ...
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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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Approach to write Test scenarios and Test Cases [closed]

My question is if -I write all test scenarios for specific module in one excel sheet with stating number of test cases can be written and another excel sheet for test cases (for specific module) would ...
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What material can help a tester generate more and better ideas? [duplicate]

which domain knowledge other than software engineering can help a tester generate good test ideas? any books , courses, philosophy, theories , puzzles etc.
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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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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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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 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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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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A bug is fixed in Development environment but cannot be validated in Integration environment

As in many IT jobs we work with two environments: Integration: for QA Development: for developers. Is there a general rule of thumb on what to do when for a bug the developer says it is ok in ...
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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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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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How does Boundary Value Analysis work?

In a flight reservation system, the number of available seats in each plane model is an input. A plane may have any positive number of available seats, up to the given capacity of the plane. Using ...
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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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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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Is it common in the software industry to use graph coverage for their functional front-end tests?

I have learned various theoretical testing methods and test case generations through university's quality assurance course. One of the techniques that interest me is Graph Coverage which is a theory ...
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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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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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How Agile/Scrum Teams estimate Testing Effort?

In Agile Testing, what are some of the most common estimation techniques with context to the QA process. What are story points?
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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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Looking for tool/service to test website from different provinces in Canada

I am looking for a tool or service where I can test my website from different provinces in Canada. I looked into VPN services but they don't offer specific locations in Canada.
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How do we create a “Test Incident” Report?

Incident: Any event occurring that requires investigation. Defect: Any flaw in a component/system that can cause a component/system to fail to perform its required functionality. How is a Test ...
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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 ...