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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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 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 ...
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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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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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Alpha Testing via Company Testing Day?

In a server-client environment we want to test / observe interaction of several clients and stress of the server. As it's a product the whole company is familiar with (we use it ourselves), I've ...
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How does one debug PHP in jQuery Mobile?

When a PHP error occurs in jQuery Mobile, jQuery Mobile issues a popup box that reads "Page Error." This is great, but not conducive to debugging because I can't see what the error is. How can I see ...
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What is the sense of having a monkey tester execute your test script?

In our organization project managers are responsible for writing manual tests scripts that are to be executed later by testers. However, we found hard to find the right level of details. The right ...
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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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Testing database transformation mappings

If regularly testing the creation of different datawarehouse tables using mappings from source tables. What do you suggest is the best approach or specific SQLs to do the trick?
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How important is it to test a build against a clean data set?

Our web application is complicated, as are most modern apps. Typically, at the end of a release cycle, we branch our code and perform a regression test on the code. Additionally, all new features are ...
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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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Transition from all manual testing to automated testing

Right now my company only does manual testing. We've talked about starting some automated testing for a while but it hasn't taken off at all. It seems like automated testing would be a good way to ...
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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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List and role of different types of testing environments

There are numerous of different testing environments that I have come across with, and ALL of them seem pretty useful and helpful but which ones are necessary. For example ... I have seen: ...
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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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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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Does automating your manual tests give you good automated tests?

I notice that the tag wiki for the "automated testing" tag contains the following sentence: "Commonly, test automation involves automating a manual process already in place that uses a formalized ...
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What are the challenges around the integration of Manual and Automated Tests?

This is more a request for your professional opinion than a question... We are seeing how test automation is spreading to more and more organizations. This in itself is a good thing, but at the same ...
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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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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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Internal Acceptance Test (not automated): How long should it take?

Given that each test environment is different, is there a general rule of thumb as to how long an internal manual acceptance test should take? Definitions / clarification: Where I came from, when we ...
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Testing techniques repository?

I was wondering if there are any repositories or wikis of formal testing techniques - test design ideas, like pairwise or boundary. I couldn't find one so far. Thanks! Ahmet
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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, ...