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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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.
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How to test Waiting/Progress Indicator?

As the title mentioned above, how can we test waiting indicator or progress indicator on a web-page. I have been assigned following task: Apply wait indicator to display on every page. If page ...
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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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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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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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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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Does Selenium depend on internet speed

I have a small question regarding selenium automation. I am using selenium automation for one website(live). Does its performance depend on internet speed?
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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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Approach to write Test scenarios and Test Cases [closed]

My question is if -I write all test scenarios for specific module in one excel sheet with stating number of test cases can be written and another excel sheet for test cases (for specific module) would ...
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What material can help a tester generate more and better ideas? [duplicate]

which domain knowledge other than software engineering can help a tester generate good test ideas? any books , courses, philosophy, theories , puzzles etc.
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Test Ideas for testing a Payment/Banking Application? [closed]

I work on manual/functional testing of a Banking/Payment web application. This application allows cash transfers from many different savings/checking accounts to a central account which corporation ...
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Test suite, Test plan, Test cases for Android application

I have been asked to learn about Test Plan, Test Suite, Black Box Testing, Test Cases. Can anyone guide me in which order should I start learning? And also what are the necessary test cases for ...
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Difference in Web Services & REST/SOAP API from Black-box Tester perspective

I have practically tested web-services/APIs (testing back-end requests of mobile apps, JMeter scripting for a web-application) but when it comes to differentiating between web-services/APIs(REST/SOAP) ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Recording data during tests execution

We have a quality processes department who are responsible for processes in our organization to meet FDA standards. It seems though that they require more of us than is actually verified by FDA ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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Product To Manage Regression Test Suite

I am looking to manage my manual regression test suite in a more professional manner and in a way that helps my QA personnel do their jobs easier. As such I was looking for a product that can help out ...
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Should I consolidate test cases across projects by using a common project in HP ALM?

Our vision is to have central storage of consolidated test cases across all departments and to store it as a separate project in HP ALM. This would allow us to collect test cases across different ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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When should I do regression testing during each sprint?

I am in a small Agile development team with no automated testing. We use Scrumwise to keep up with development. The above answers address the question with automated tests and hardening testing at the ...
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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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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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Agile Manual Testing: For the Tests that you CAN'T Automate?

So it seems not all tests can be automated, and for small teams the effort in creating or "Automating" manual tests might be more work than worth it in some cases. What then? Im trying to diverge ...
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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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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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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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How to export test plans from QA Director?

How can I export test execution plans from QA Director? I know that there is a report called Execution/Execution Plans, which can export the execution plan itself. However, this information by itself ...