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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A bug is fixed in Development environment but cannot be validated in Integration environment

As in many IT jobs we work with two environments: Integration: for QA Development: for developers. Is there a general rule of thumb on what to do when for a bug the developer says it is ok in ...
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What should software verification focus on? [closed]

If software verification focuses on the quality of the completed products, should it also check that we have actually built the right product? Should it also help in monitoring tool wastage and ...
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What are some good thinking tools that a tester can use to generate ideas? [closed]

As a tester I want to generate more out of the box ideas, so that I can test all positive as well as negative test scenarios and find most critical defects before the product is released. Are there ...
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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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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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Alternative to MTM and excel for tracking manual test plans

We use to execute tens of manual tests plans sessions for identifying the build to be marked as release candidate and we mainly use Microsoft Test Manager and Excel. Both of them are fine but have ...
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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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Is it common in the software industry to use graph coverage for their functional front-end tests?

I have learned various theoretical testing methods and test case generations through university's quality assurance course. One of the techniques that interest me is Graph Coverage which is a theory ...
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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 do more effective database testing?

I am testing a financial web-based application having the back-end built on SQL Server. As far as DB testing is concerned, I test simply whether any value/input entered in the UI application is saved ...
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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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Determine the order of Testing in a Project?

When QA teams receive a software build, how do they normally test? Given is the random list of test techniques.... arrange them in order: Re-testing Smoke testing Regression testing Sanity testing ...
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Looking for tool/service to test website from different provinces in Canada

I am looking for a tool or service where I can test my website from different provinces in Canada. I looked into VPN services but they don't offer specific locations in Canada.
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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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How to test an algorithm for posting to social media

I am tasked with testing an algorithm for posting items to social media. Essentially the algorithm just takes articles from the DB and posts them to the associated social media accounts, with the ...
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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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Test Tool for our environment

I need support to take ideas for a new project for my company. We have a Tool that is composed from a lot of modules that are written in Java, bash scripts and other languages. The tool takes a ...
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Using regex to capture authentication token

I would like to know how do I use the regex in jmeter to capture tokens. Below this the regex I have created And I have pass the values And this is the end results I'm suppose to get something ...
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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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Is there any automation tool to verify data with ms excel sheet?

I have been assigned to verify posted data on a website developed on wordpress. Data has been posted manually through wordpress admin panel. I have given ms excel sheet and I have to verify every ...
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Tracking manual testing interaction

I'm looking for some piece of software that allows me to track interaction during manual testing to log what was tested (which elements were clicked, what was written to the input, etc). Use case: ...
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When creating a manual test script, can I reference other test scripts?

I need to write and execute some test scripts and provide evidence on a short time-frame. The basic scenario revolves around creating work requests in one system, and approving or rejecting them in ...
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Lack of focused testing

For testers in Agile project, it is very difficult to focus on testing. There are so many tasks to completed and to name a few : prepare stories for the future sprint with business analysts discuss ...
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Difference between “Pilot” Testing and “Beta” Testing?

I was asked this in an interview. I knew about Alpha/Beta release testing , but had no idea about Pilot testing in Software Engineering. Please explain in details with real life examples.
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What additional skills can a manual tester acquire to get back into the industry? [closed]

I have worked in manual testing for about 3 years and took a break for the past 2 years.I am now trying to get back in the game,but want to update myself, which will complement my testing skills and ...
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How to do Internet of Things testing?

How do I perform testing for 'the internet of things'? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_Things the network of physical objects or "things" embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and ...
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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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can we manually test multithreaded and multitasking system?

For example : Multilingual sites can not be checked manually ,because it will take more time and slows down process, so we test them by automated tool. Is it also not possible to test multi-threaded ...
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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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Why testing is not a stand alone activity

I am trying to understand the following concept - Testing is done parallel with other activities and thus it is not a stand alone activity, it is a complete process called STLC (Software ...
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Identifying test coverage for item without detailed specification

I am working in a HW area. Recently I have been given a device to test (just hardware validation) but there is no detailed specification, just a block diagram where each block performs certain ...
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What basic language and documents I have to learn for Testing Automation ? I don't have experience in any language and I am in Manual testing [closed]

I dont have any coding experience and right now i am in the field of Manual testing , I have to learn Testing Automation . Now what basics for which language i have to start working on?
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Bugs Verified or Bugs Validated?

Which sentence is correct. Defects have been fixed and tested by QA. No issues found furthermore. So, what should QA has to write? Defect XXX has been verified. No issues found.OR Defect XXX has ...
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When can we say a product is stable?

From a tester's point of view when do we say that a product is stable? Is the product still stable when it contains a known bug?
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Importance of Stability of QA Team for overall quality itself

Let me give you all a brief description: So we have a client which has left the company. They refused to renew their project. The primary reason was that during the course of time, the client was ...
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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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Types of testing can be done on a first build

Today I attended an interview. These are the questions which I thought I needed more clarification. 1.What are the types of testing that can be conducted on first build which was released in first ...
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What are the Types of Validation Testing? [closed]

I just need to know the answer to "What are the Types of Validation Testing?"
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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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How to write test scenarios and test cases for manual testing? [closed]

I am new at this, so please can you tell me how to learn to write test scenarios for web and mobile MANUAL testing? Thanks in advance Marija
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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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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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How can we do User acceptance testing Manually? [closed]

General User acceptance testing test cases of any application or software. Test cases of user acceptance testing like some of below: Add tab functionality in a form Shortcut keys of saving any form ...
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Give testing estimates for unknown application

I have come across different estimation techniques like Delphi, WBS, 3 point estimation etc. These techniques work only when you know about the application(website). Let's suppose I have to give ...
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How would you differentiate between UI (User Interface) and UX (User Experience) testing?

I have a project, where we need to test both the UI and UX, and that needs to happen in separate. How do I implement the UX part of this? UI for one thing, can be tested using Selenium, but UX part ...
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Alternative for HP ALM (QC) + Jira

For a semi-large company that plans to move away from HP ALM, I'm looking for an alternative software management tool. At the moment HP ALM is not being used optimally and since it's expensive it's ...
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Difference between PHP and Dot Net from QA Point of view [closed]

How to identify whether the site is developed in PHP or Dot Net from QA Point of view? The main purpose of asking the question was to know if there is any difference which a QA can make out just by ...
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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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Regression Proposal for project with zero testing documentation

I recently started a project in which all testing has been done with zero documentation. I need to start creating a Regression suite and propose it to my manager. I have done regression testing ...
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How to apply boundary value analysis to a practically unlikely/impossible boundary?

I am involved in an effort to write a set of regression test scripts for a point of sale system. We are using ISO standards such as ISO/IEC/IEEE 29119-4 to determine our test techniques. For various ...