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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Where should a test server be hosted?

Should a test server be hosted locally or on the internet ? What are the pros/cons? I have seen people do both. What is best practice?
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what is protocol testing and what approach can be taken to attain skills in this type of testing?

I have come across this term recently "protocol testing".I would like to know about it. What skills are needed in protocol testing.
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Test Case Management Software

I currently write automated tests using WebDriver/Selenium 2 and utilize the Page Object model. I'd like to start documenting manual tests but our current process is only creating test cases in MS ...
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Give me some tips for testing Email client mobile application

I am not familiar with e-mail but I need to test Email client for mobile platform. I suppose that there are some test engineers which can help me to define tricky use cases and well-known problems ...
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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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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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UAT Best practises | Level of detail

For our current software product some of our enterprise clients want to run User Acceptance Testing on their own acceptance environment. To help them get started we have setup an UAT testing suite ...
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Writing Test cases in an agile approach

I use to develop test cases in the traditional way by defining the following for each test senario:- Test case name. “View Current Transaction” Pre-condition. Valid “Username & password” The ...
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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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Is it functional or invalid input test?

I have a screen with a "I agree" check box and the "Next" button. I tested it in the following way: Do not select a check box. Click "Next". Expect an alert message is shown. Is this functional ...
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How to test sms containing different language words

I want to test content of the sms. The content would be in different languages like dutch, german, latin. Any suggestions would be helpful.
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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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Looking for an online mobile testing service

I had come across an online Mobile App testing service that offered their services for $10/hour a few days back. I am now searching all over the internet and can't recollect what their name was. ...
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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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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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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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A tool that migrates data from database A to B has been developed [duplicate]

A tool that migrates data from database A to B has been developed. The tool will be used to migrate all production data from version 1.0 of our app (operating on A) to version 2.0, currently being ...
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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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Testing in Open Source Projects

This is a bit of a general question. I'm trying to practice my testing skills and perhaps get some better experience with manual testing mature applications. In particular, I'm interested in desktop ...
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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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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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What are some small, standalone or web applications for test new QA staff on?

I'm permanently stuck with the following trouble: being Senior QA I need to quickly check and hire people for short-time testing projects. I specialize mostly in manual testing, while the range of ...
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Is there any need of test suites for automated software testing?

I am doing study on software testing and I have a question. Is their any need of test suites to do automated software testing?
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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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How to report an issue to Developer about a bug that occurs seldom

I am getting an app exiting issue once in ten times.Could any one tell me how to report this issue to developer .Since i am not sure of exact step in which app is getting exited.
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What is the difference between sanity and smoke testing?

When there is a new build we perform smoke testing,in few projects they call it as sanity testing.Can someone please elaborate on the difference between the both.
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question if this job should be a red flag or not [closed]

I have only talked to the recruiter so far and he seems legit, but recruiters always try to make a job sound fluffy. I literally only applied because im going to be on unemployment and I know I have ...
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I want to enter the SQA field specifically automation

I am working hourly for low wage as a QA intern/tester. I want to learn more about this field. I have already graduated, so everything I have learned is self taught or learned somehow on the job. At ...
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Some good books for Web Testing [duplicate]

I am in the QA Guild for 6 months now and I am working for a company developing a WEB Product and using Selenium for tests. I think we are doing a great job in the QA area, but there is much room ...
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What are the usability test cases for given scenario? [closed]

I have three fields: username, password and confirm password. Next to those fields there is a submit button. Explain all possible usability test cases I can make out of it. If i got an error even ...
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Fresh to Software SQA

I've been working in SQA field for a year now, and basically I used only black box methods. What advice can you give me to enhance my skills? Recently I have started learning Jmeter Apache for load ...
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Outage Tracking Tool

Is there any open source tool to track application outages/downtime? I work in a testing project and sometimes due to some anomalies we can't do the normal system testing. I need a tool to track ...
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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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How to deal with automation naysayers?

In my team, there are a number of experienced QA people. I work mostly on developing tools to make the QA process easier for these guys, such as developing test automation. The uptake has been slow, ...
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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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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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Courses for non-IT people to study testing?

I am a non-IT student, but I want to enter into the IT world. Which courses do I have to study to get job in testing? What is the difference between QA tester and ISTQB tester? Which is the best ones? ...
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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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How to test a system that is part of a bigger system?

I have experience testing from a business perspective but I'm currently working in an system which is a small part of a bigger system, so I don't have a clear vision of the entire business value flow. ...
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How to prevent cheating by manual testers?

I'm the guy who is motivated to bring some quality assurance into our team. The problem is, that our developers very often hate testing and even if they have a test protocol, not all of them are ...
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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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What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?

Software Test Engineer usualy performs “manual” testing (without spending time on automating and supporting the tests). Usually is responsible to find all (as more as possible) critical bugs in the ...
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When writing manual test cases and scripts, how much detail is too much detail when documenting the steps?

One of the things that I try to balance when writing out test scripts for manual testing is trusting that the person executing the test (which may not always be me) is reasonably competent to know how ...
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Is there such a tool for manual testing?

Is there a tool for manual testing with the following features: defining test scenarios (card no. 14, sale) and expected results: (Transaction authorized, declined...) Testing: show dialog ...
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How much is paid for a Selenium Automation Tester who has an overall experience of 3 years? [closed]

Currently I am working in a selenium automated project and I look for a jump to get paid more.I have an experience of 2 years in selenium automation. I Just want to know how much salary I should ask ...
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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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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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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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difference between installation testing and compatibility testing? [closed]

What is the difference between Installation Testing and Compatibility Testing in context of software Testing ?
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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 ...