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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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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Where to find Beta-Testers

New to the site. Please let me know if this question is out of the scope of this forum, and if there is a better place to post it. I have developed many applications both in a production environment ...
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How to make good impression as a functional tester in front of recruiter/employer

I would like to know that if I want to represent myself as a good functional tester then in that case what points do I consider telling the recruiter? Because last time I had this interview and i got ...
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Mobile application testing on emulators or devices

Do we have to test on emulators or a real devices for testing mobile applications?
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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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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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What high level operations should be tested on a page from Automation perspective?

I'm interested in defining a minimum set of high-level operations which should be validated over a page using the Page Object Model in Selenium Automation Framework. So far I know about the ...
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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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What is component testing and how to write component test cases?

I am new to testing. I would like to know: What is component testing? How do I write component test cases? Please explain with examples if possible as that will be more helpful for me.
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Testing responsive design

Good morning, I'm on my final semester on my BSc in Information Systems. As a part of this semester, me and two colleges are working on a project with a large company providing services mostly based ...
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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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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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Zephyr vs Xray vs TestRail

We are thinking of implementing a test management tool for our test cases which are currently in Excel sheets. So far we have zeroed in on these three tools. Some of the features we are looking for ...
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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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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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How to ensure Quality of the product with test cases?

The process which we generally follow for quality is: Everytime we receive a Requirement document, we study the same, analyse it, discuss it and then after multiple rounds of the same process it is ...
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Scrum Master certification for manual tester? Boon or not?

I have learnt that a "Scrum Master" is the one who facilitates the "continuous improvement" process during a Sprint retrospective. From my experience the retrospective leads to improving the (testing) ...
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How to deal with a situation where a team has only 2 test engineers and ask of the time (all the time) is manual testing

The scenario: Scrum team consists of more developers than testers Stories revolve around 80% of testing tasks Why so much testing? There are asks of E2E testing for several user flows; regression ...
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Blended testing strategy in agile. Is it really possible to do efficiently?

In a book I have, it says that for agile project, blended test strategy is the best, where it should use: Risk based strategy Reactive Automated regression So I was about to implement in our ...
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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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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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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 (MTM) for running tests. Although a fairly solid piece of software, it lacks some functionality that other test management software has. One ...
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What type of questions should be asked if I am taking an interview of QA / Testing Lead

I have to take an interview of a QA Lead. Can anybody give me suggestion as to what kind of questions that will be asked apart from regular testing definitions and general questions like how to handle ...
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How to create test plan when there is one website and one tester

I want to create a test plan for one website which is of medium size. I have got many test plan templates from internet but those are too lengthy and perfect for testing team and big websites. Also ...
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How to reproduce “Multiuser Concurrency Problems” in testing environment with limited resources

Scenario: In case of simultaneous usage by multiple users the cookie based login sometimes gets overridden causing one user to see other users information. Session is completely cookie based and ...
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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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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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Common localization bugs with Hebrew

I am looking into testing a translation of a website into Hebrew. Would there be any common bug/issues that may occur on this language that I should keep an eye out for?
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Selenium with multiple languages gives any additional features

I am new to Automation Testing. By googling about Selenium I gained a some knowledge on Selenium. But I have small doubt i.e., Selenium will support the multiple languages like Javascript with ...
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How Can a Tester Increase his Observation Skills?

How should a tester increase his observation skills? I feel that i somewhere lack sharp observation and attention to detail. any games or exercises that can make my approach towards testing easier ...
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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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Where to start with white box testing of a massive project with multiple components

I am very new to SQA and I am pretty much flooded with one of the biggest projects of my company. I am in a very problematic position. I simply just don't know where to start. That's why I am lagging ...
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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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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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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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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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When should a Test Case be marked as “No Apply”?

When executing test cases when should we mark a test case as 'No Apply'. When the test conditions/requirement is not clear or when its not feasible/possible to perm a test. Also why not mark a test ...
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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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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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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 ...