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 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 ...
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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 to Test Forward Proxy Performance

I am using squid as forward proxy server . How Can I test performance of squid ? Is there any tools to test proxy server ? I am using ab2 tools for my test . Is it good enough to get trust-able ...
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When should we mark a Test case as “No Apply”? [duplicate]

When should we mark a test case as "No Apply". When requirement are not clear or when test case is not testable or it is not understood. Kindly explain when to fail or pass a test case, rather than ...
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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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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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New to testing - need direction [closed]

I just found this site, and I have a question for everyone who can help me. My new passion for IT made me wish to learn more, and I wish to start with Testing. I've learned HTML5 and CSS3, but now I'm ...
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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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What is exact difference between TDD and BDD?

What is exact difference between TDD and BDD? Could you please briefly explain them to me?
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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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Difference between Test Approach and Test Technique?

For instance , Exploratory testing can be labeled as a Test 'approach' and not a test technique like Boundary Value Analysis(BVA), Equivalence partitioning etc. Also, Context-driven testing is an ...
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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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Condition/Decision testing with loops

I'm trying to set up a load of test cases for a program, I've managed to create cases for all of the if statements, but the while loops and for loops confuse me a bit as I'm not sure what the test ...
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Is this system testing or end-to-end testing? How would I do system testing if it's not?

We have a windows desktop client(a branched version from main branch) 2-tier software that uses data source in sql server. I'm supposed to do system testing for this software at work. The software ...
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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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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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What are the challenges around the integration of Manual and Automated Tests?

This is more a request for your professional opinion than a question... We are seeing how test automation is spreading to more and more organizations. This in itself is a good thing, but at the same ...
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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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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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Suggest any open source projects to improve my manual testing skills

I'm a software test engineer and want to improve my manual testing skills so that I can utilize them in my organization. Please suggest any good exercises specially for manual testing.
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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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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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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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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 example:...
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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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Is there a way to restrict/prevent copying of test scripts in ALM11

We are having issues with further phases of projects copying/re-using test scripts that are not suitable for that phase. When the desired outcome for that phase is not reached, our phase is being ...
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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 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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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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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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Positive and negative test cases for login page

One of the interviewer asked the below question: Tell me the best positive and negative test cases for Login page. Can anyone provide me with the best answer?
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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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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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Testing data updates to data stores

I'm currently writing tests for a Data Registration system. In summary, a data provider will supply a daily update file that will be processed by the registration system and if they pass the ...
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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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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 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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What benefit does having developer experience or background have on the effectiveness of a tester?

One thing that I've benefited from in my testing career is that I do have some knowledge of software development coding methods and concepts. While I probably could not code my way out of a paper bag ...
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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.