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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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 ...
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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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Stubs and drivers in integration testing?

What are stubs and drivers in integration testing and when and how are they used?I know it comes under top down and bottom up approach respectively but I would like to have a real technology scenario ...
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Shortcut key to move the cursor from Expected to Actual in QC

What is the shortcut key to move the cursor from Expected to Actual during test execution in test lab?
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BDD in Validation: good tools?

Context: For 2.5 years, I wrote Java-based desktop software at software company A (the supplier). The software also has a server and a web component. The software was custom-built for company B (the ...
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How to test baby alarm

We have a Computer Science project consisting of a baby alarm (a sender and a receiver) so when the baby is crying or a loud sound is perceived, an alert is sent to the parent. I'm interested in how ...
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Any good test plan/cycles or experiences without using crowdsourcing?

I'm trying to rethink our test cycle that we use at my company and am wondering if anyone could give any leads, examples, experiences, etc. to how you test without the use of crowdsource data. The ...
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How much should a tester understand and rely on implementation details?

I am a test manager in my organization. We do mostly manual tests. Before that I was a developer. I find that my understanding of software implementation and architecture is very important for my ...
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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 are the testing skills needed to test a stable system?

I have been testing a application in agile methodology where requirements change frequently. So, now the application has become stable.So , what are the extra skills to test a stable system?
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Complex registration forms examples for test cases creation practicing

Could you please suggest some non-trivial web forms for test case preparation training? The form should concern different field validation warnings, number autocomplete, dynamic fields, etc. Nice ...
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How to test dynamic GPS location in mobile

How to test my application for gps location without travelling in real time ? Problem behind my query : I am in need to test a travel based application where your location will change according to ...
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What is the difference between integration and interface tests?

I have googled many times but still not understand clearly about interface testing in software testing, who can explain this , many thanks?
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Criteria for deciding what is more important to test

Which criteria do you usually use to decide what is more important to test and what is less important? I mostly have two parameters: what's the likelihood that the user will encounter the scenario ...
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Thoughts on pairwise testing

With pairwise testing we're able to reduce exhaustive testing to testing all combinations of pairs. I'm new to a group of software testers testing an huge amount of functions with many input ...
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Deployment Testing - when to perform

In order to put an updated service live we have a test team who conduct SAT, UAT etc and the desktop support team will create a Rapid Install Package (RIP) for deployment. My question is when is it ...
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Verifying an unlimited number of combinations

We are in the process of changing our barcode format to Code 128 and use all kinds of "special" ASCII characters in the barcodes to maximize the data we can encode in it. A barcode scanner works like ...
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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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QA tool with feature for automatic recording of user actions

In our company we have a problem with the testers: They often fail to provide enough information to reproduce a defect. Is there a tool that automatically records every action of a tester? For ...
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Windows Desktop Test Lab

My firm develops a secondary product which is based on Win32 desktop application. That application has to be tested on multiple configuration (Windows version, service pack, installed flash version ...
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How to pursue good career in Manual Testing

I have 1.5 years of manual testing experience from a leading organization. Can you please suggest how I can achieve more and gain onsite opportunities from the organisation. Please do a little ...
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How to Write Test Plan

I am new to "Test Plan Writing" and I wanted to learn how to write Test Plan. As a beginner, what I need to understand first and learn to write quality/effective test plan. What you will suggest to ...
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In HP Quality center 9.2, Manual run Popup window is coming but immediately minimizing and not able to open to execute the each steps of test case

In HP Quality center 9.2, when start running the test set In test lab module, Selecting the test case of test set and click on Run->Manually Run. then the 'Manual run:" Popup window is coming but ...
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ISTQB: testing = analysis but dynamic testing != dynamic analysis?

This is more like an academic question. Although, common perception is that dynamic analysis is testing itself, most of advanced sources (but AFAIK also the ISTQB) distinct between: dynamic testing ...
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Testing database transformation mappings

If regularly testing the creation of different datawarehouse tables using mappings from source tables. What do you suggest is the best approach or specific SQLs to do the trick?
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What manual testing should be done when no time for automating it?

In a recent interview a friend of mine was asked: If you do not have time to write test scripts, so as quick way what are the things exactly you will test manually in the order of preference ?
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What to expect when you're the client

I just asked a question about best practice for providing feedback to a 3rd party dev shop, and this question's more about what to expect from them, and basically how to review an iPhone app. Right ...
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Is there an easy way to verify all elements of an application have been translated?

The current method is to click through every dialog, and manually verify all captions have been translated. One of the major problems with this approach, is that it's very time consuming. This is ...
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How to convince BA that her software requirement may cause problems?

In one of our portals, I am testing one page which prompts user to upload his/her documents required for verification. However, I am able to upload batch or executable files which is incorrect I ...
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Are certification courses like ISTQB necessary in testing career and if so, to what extent? [duplicate]

How will certification help in a testing career and up to what extent will it help?
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Testing calendar dates in database

I'm testing a registration system which involves a sender sending a daily update file to be processed to update the database systems. In this file there is a date field, and if populated, the date ...
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As a black box tester should I be asked to identify when defects were introduced and by who?

At first thought I think I am being asked the impossible but as a black box tester I can quite easily see from a defect tracker who is responsible for the introduction of defects when retesting, ...
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Changing my career field to QA

I have a BA degree in Biochemistry. I worked at a research lab for 5 yrs before I quit my job to be a stay at home. Now I want to change my career and get into the field of QA. I don't have much ...
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Very basic roles of a testing team

I'm the lead developer in a team of 10 devs of varying skill / experience. The majority of the work that we do is in-house but the projects are getting increasingly complicated and the business is ...
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How to add a script tag to the end of a URL which can be covered as a part of XSS Testing

I am trying to test a local website link for a possible XSS attack. Can you please help me looking for a solution in way that if i add some script tag to the end of the URL under test, then it either ...
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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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Browser Testing

We have now been conducting browser testing on our websites for over 4 years and are conducting a review on how we work. We split browser testing down in the following areas. Functional - All keys ...
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Does ETL knowledge /development help in testing career

I am working as a QA but now my team has put me into ETL. Will it help in testing if I learn ETL process? I want to pursue my career in QA
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Alpha Testing via Company Testing Day?

In a server-client environment we want to test / observe interaction of several clients and stress of the server. As it's a product the whole company is familiar with (we use it ourselves), I've ...
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How to become a more Creative Software Tester?

I am a manual tester. I use creativity sometimes when generating Test ideas. How can a tester improve his creative/innovative skills which will ultimately help me in testing the product better and ...
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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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What are the leading policies on limiting bug reporting redundancy?

Currently automated reports run on recurring monitors based on user encounters. At the start the automated errors were for the most part useless because there were 400 low priority bugs, 50 major, two ...
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What are the different test scenarios to be checked for giving license to a client

i have a web app .License is given to the customer to use it.What could be the possible test scenarios that has to be checked before deploying it.I have found out a few 1)Change the server time zone ...
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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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How do I use PSR.exe - all the time or when replicating a problem?

I'm going to be running a software testing session in the near future. It will be a whole day of hands-on testing by a group of users. I'm thinking of using Problem Steps Recording (psr.exe) but am ...
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How to generate software reliability reports

We have are developing software application and we have developed about 80% of application and also tested. Now, for pilot launching, we required software reliability reports. Does anyone have any ...
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Is Great Software Testing all about generating Test Ideas? [closed]

In manual testing, how important role do great Test Ideas play? How often do you you fall short of testing ideas. for instance:- you are testing a financial domain web application. any idea ...
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Question in relation to equivalence class testing

I'm trying to do revision on past paper questions on equivalence class testing and this is a question I'm getting rather confused about. As I understand it, there are three bits to defining this ...
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What are some different styles of writing test cases? [closed]

For instance, i have to make test cases for a Login Page. I see that all testers have their own style of creating test cases.. they use different words and different sentences. what are some unique ...