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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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 ...
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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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How should I do functional testing without Requirments?

When you are testing without requirments you can rely on your own logic and common expectation from your user experience. So let's say I'm testing a button Process and Send (input stuff for data is ...
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Differences between KANBAN and SCRUM with respect to testing?

Could anyone please give some important differences between KANBAN and SCRUM with respect to testing? Any examples are most welcome.
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Agile Tester vs Traditional Tester…?

What is the Difference in Role of a Traditional Manual Tester, who works in a waterfall based Project and that of an Agile tester, who works in an Agile based Project? My project has started to ...
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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 do I make sure I test all commonly used applications alongside my application?

I have a Windows application that works on XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win 8.1, etc ... It's a very complicated program that can have computer slowdowns and compatibility issues with other commonly used ...
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SQL “sandbox” for new QA staff training: DB structure, approach, deployment and maintenance?

Complex DB solutions are not rare nowadays, so I have an idea to deploy a SQL "sandbox" for staff training before real projects come. Mainly I interested in 2 things to have: Oracle 11+ DB instance. ...
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Any good UI evaluation documentation tools?

I am looking for a specific tool which will help me document what I see when I perform web site usability evaluations. At the end of each evaluation, I need to create an report for my client. The ...
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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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How important is it to test a build against a clean data set?

Our web application is complicated, as are most modern apps. Typically, at the end of a release cycle, we branch our code and perform a regression test on the code. Additionally, all new features are ...
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Give testing estimates for unknown application

I have come across different estimation techniques like Delphi, WBS, 3 point estimation etc. These techniques work only when you know about the application(website). Let's suppose I have to give ...
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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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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 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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How to write a test case for CAPTCHA code

In our project we have a user to sign on after filling the CAPTCHA code. Right now it's working fine and I am a beginner to this field. I am confused how to write a test case for the CAPTCHA code
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What makes TestLink so widely accepted?

I have worked with TestLink for a few years and I don't really understand why it is recommended all over the place. IMHO, it doesn't make test creation easy. In many cases, where I was just asked ...
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Who writes stories and tests in Agile? BA or tester?

I am currently a business analyst, but increasingly as I am working on agile projects. I am including test cases as acceptance criteria for my user stories. I am also interested in becoming more ...
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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 ...
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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 can I test a user story? Examples please?

I'm a new QS tester in a company in an Agile environment. During the sprint commit I was told that one of my tasks was going to be testing user stories? How exactly do you test something like that. If ...
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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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Why are manual tests in pen and paper style still popular?

Background In the previous company I worked for, we had manual tests since 2004 and until I left. In the beginning, these were very simple Word documents with 3 columns. The first column contained an ...
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Will getting a Software Testing Certification benefit me in my career?

I have 2 years of experience in manual testing, and I am currently learning automation testing in my spare time. I was thinking that will getting a foundation/entry testing certification really help ...
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Testing a tester with example projects

I'm currently going through the stages of hiring a new junior tester into my team. I would like to give some of the potential candidates who don't necessarily have much of a testing background an ...
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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 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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How can I test Web service without any automation tool and only using manual

I am manual tester and my responsibility is web, mobile application testing in which I need to test a web service but I have not using any automation tools yet. Please suggest me a manual way for to ...
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Should A Formal Test Plan For Dynamic String Testing Include All Combinations?

Situation: Large enterprise web application Formal test plan in HP Application Lifecycle Management (née Quality Center) Many dynamic text strings in the web application with several variables An ...
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What to test after code change in a single module? [closed]

In an application that is currently in production, one module of code is being modified. Is it necessary to re-test the whole application or is it enough to just test functionality associated with ...
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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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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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Tools for REST webservice testing

I was using SOAPUI to test SOAP web services.But now i have to Test Rest Services. I understand that SOAPUI can be used to test REST services too. But can SOAPUI be considered as Standard Testing ...
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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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How can I evaluate a 3rd party testing service?

The startup I work for is looking into outsourcing our manual testing to an unaffiliated testing lab called Applause (formerly uTest). Right now the Operations team is doing all the manual labor, and ...
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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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Can you trigger a credit card declined message through the PayPal Sandbox interface?

Can you somehow configure a test account in the PayPal Sandbox testing environment to return a credit card declined failure message when that user tries to submit a payment or trigger a failure ...
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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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What do you need to be a great QA Analyst?

I have little to no experience about QA. I was moved within my company from another department nothing to do with IT. If you could tell me one thing that you would consider necessary for me to know, ...
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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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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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Testing a software with limited resource

I am currently developing a software.The major problem is that I have very limited resource, only a single my PC. So, I can't test my software in different windows, PC with different configuration. ...
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Would having a Certificate help?

I have been in the Banking and Finance Industry for almost a year as a Quality Assurance Engineer. I am planning to explore other options and expand my knowledge. Would getting Certifications like ...
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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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Radiobutton group with NO default option: bug / acceptable / it depends?

I'd like to have an independent opinion / samples of whether radiobutton group should have an option selected by default: some colleagues tend to submit missing choice as an issue, while others say ...
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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 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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How to identify regression tests?

How can we detect suitable regression test-cases in the full test suite to use whenever we receive new build? What are useful strategies to go about such a selection?
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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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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?