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 the test cases or test scenarios for palindrome

In the interview, the employer asked me to write test cases or test scenarios to check the Palindrome of the word. I said one with positive test case and another with negative test cases. But employer ...
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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 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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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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Is there a name for these kinds of tests?

In our company we have established some rule that from time to time (once a week or every few days) the whole team spends half an hour of testing their own software in its current state. We ...
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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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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Difference between Exploratory Testing , Monkey Testing and Ad-hoc Testing?

Monkey testing is a software testing technique in which the testing is performed on the system under test randomly. Exploratory testing is simultaneous learning, test designing and execution.Tester ...
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Where to find Beta-Testers

New to the site. Please let me know if this question is out of the scope of this forum, and if there is a better place to post it. I have developed many applications both in a production environment ...
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How to make good impression as a functional tester in front of recruiter/employer

I would like to know that if I want to represent myself as a good functional tester then in that case what points do I consider telling the recruiter? Because last time I had this interview and i got ...
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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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Mobile application testing on emulators or devices

Do we have to test on emulators or a real devices for testing mobile applications?
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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?
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What knowledge should i possess before testing a web application?

I have been testing a desktop application for two years.I want to test web application.So, what knowledge should i possess and what should i learn before testing a web application?
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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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What high level operations should be tested on a page from Automation perspective?

I'm interested in defining a minimum set of high-level operations which should be validated over a page using the Page Object Model in Selenium Automation Framework. So far I know about the ...
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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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What is component testing and how to write component test cases?

I am new to testing. I would like to know: What is component testing? How do I write component test cases? Please explain with examples if possible as that will be more helpful for me.
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Testing responsive design

Good morning, I'm on my final semester on my BSc in Information Systems. As a part of this semester, me and two colleges are working on a project with a large company providing services mostly based ...
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depth vs. breadth

I am on a small team (3 developers and one UI person, no QA resource). We have a template that we maintain and use to put together small registration sites for a variety of external clients. I am the ...
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How in depth does a test plan have to be in agile environment?

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 ...