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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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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Tools similar to Google BITE = Browser Integrated Testing Environment and in browser manual testing aids?

I read through How Google Tests Software and was quite curious about the BITE project. The main idea is to reduce friction in manual testing by allowing the following to be done without leaving the ...
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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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Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment

For QA workstations preparation (Windows-based PCs) our IT department uses typical batch deployment tools. I'm not at all interested in the details of such process, but IT guys ask me: What ...
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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 ...
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Is Selenium the right tool for browser compatibility testing?

I have been seeing a lot of customers pushing for browser compatibility testing using Selenium. Was wondering whether this is really necessary. The push is mostly due to Selenium grid supporting multi ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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clicking a link that loads the chrome debugger with errors

I have an issue with a delete item link in my webpage. It is supposed to do nothing (after some conditions become true) but I noticed that the chrome debugger is generating internal server errors ...
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How to obtain “fresh mind” results?

I noticed that when you start on a project with a beginner mind (for that particular product) you have a fresh approach and start noticing a lot of bugs. After a while and some experience with that ...
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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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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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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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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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Test Data Bank creation: approach, important points, useful links, data generators, file storages?

Being Senior QA, I often face one and the same problem: for every project I'm involved in I need to prepare / collect / generate various sort of testing data. It might be VERY different - below are ...
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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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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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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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Generating emails with inline images [closed]

I need to figure out how to get a diverse sample of emails with inline images in them. Our web application has to be able to identify inline images in email and then display the email and image in a ...
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Is there recording software with bookmark frames on the fly?

I've taken a look at PSR, which kind of does that, but it's just screen caps, and can only record a certain number. I would rather have a video and and a list of bookmarked frames to jump to in order ...
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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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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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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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Capture screen during exploratory testing

While doing exploratory testing it would be nice to be able to record the screen (in a non-intrusive way), so if a defect is found the steps to reproduce it can be easily reviewed. Are there any good ...
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Testing with no QA team in an agile development environment

I'm currently working on a small team of a few developers, but even a small team of productive developers can develop a lot of functionality in one iteration (2 weeks in our case). We don't have a QA ...
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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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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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Is There a Patch in Microsoft Test Manager to Allow for Editing Tests While Running

I am in a project which uses Microsoft Test Manager for running tests. Although a fairly solid piece of software, it lacks some functionality that other test management software has. One feature I ...
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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 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 can I spoof HTTP request data while testing?

I'm testing a Windows desktop application, that requests data from a server during certain operations. I want to make sure the application can handle all possible responses, including bad ones. What ...