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What additional benefits does an QA /Developer engineer bring to a project

I have noticed in the last few years that employers are now looking for QA/Developers (QA engineers that have been skilled developers). I would like to know what others believe are the actually ...
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Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer

My intention is for this to be a Community Wiki. Being that I have not been granted the power to make this a Community Wiki, I ask that someone who does have the power make it one before it gets ...
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Going from Development into QA?

I'm an intermediate-senior developer who got burned out severely with programming last year and I've been exploring possibilities of a career change into Testing/QA (among others such as Technical ...
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Moving to software QA from a non-IT QA role

I have an associate of mine that currently has a few years(4+) of experience as a Quality Assurance professional, mainly examining products for a large retailer. However, they're looking to move into ...
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URL Verification software

I need to find a program that can take a list of url's and actually run them to see where they go. For example: Take - www.example.com and see if it goes to www.example.com (no error/redircts) or if ...
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SQA guy role in Selenium Automation Except Development

This might seems to be common question but my concern here is a bit different. I am new to Automation and my development skills are not that Good. We are trying to Automate our Project using Selenium ...
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What does a Sofware QA Person Need to Know to Perform Their Job (Essentially)?

I'm doing everything I can to learn about Software QA and Software Testing. I've got a decent understanding of SQL and I'm applying that to MySql as that seems to be the most popular. I understand ...
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Automated White box/backend testing for a Test Engineer?

I have been writing a lot of UI tests lately using Selenium and I want to do more integration testing from the backend as well. What is a good approach to start with this, where can I find some more ...
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Testing training required for people switching from development to testing

I have total 10 years of experience in testing. I am switching to Corporate Training now. I have been told to teach manual testing to a batch of developers who want to switch to Testing. I have not ...
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How to become a QA analyst faster with my background

My B.Sc in computer science 25 yrs back. I worked as a senior programmer for 14 yrs. I was doing programming in VB 5,SQL and Crystal report. Because of the family situation I had to stay home for ...
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Tool to minimize tests number and maximize code coverage

I am currently undergoing black-box testing campaigns for applications that require file input in linux environments. For that I need sets of test files of different formats that can be used to be ...
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How to solve miscommunication issues with qa in order to decrease task redundancy?

How to handle the situation where communicated bugs by the qa are duplicated as new issues by members of the project other than qa? What is the role if qa in this situation? Additional note: Time is ...
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What do devs expect from testers' communication?

If you're a dev and I'm the tester, do you expect me to... As soon as I find a bug, tell you about it or make a summary of bugs found and tell you about it at the end of the day? Ask you tons of ...
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Getting up to speed quickly with automation tests

I'm starting a new QA engineering internship and I've been tasked with automation tests. I was going through the documentation for selenium and testNG and it seems straightforward and easy to pickup. ...
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JMeter Concurrent Users Count Practice

I have a web application which is working in production and there are 2000+ users of my application. Now I have to perform performance testing on the system so is there any idea how many concurrent ...
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Separate tasks between development and QA

As my company begins its first agile project, I'm wondering if it would be easier to have separate tasks for QA and development for each story/requirement. Is it a cleaner process or will the lack of ...
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Who should log bugs? [closed]

In an agile environment where project priorities constantly change meeting deliverables, how healthy is the situation where bugs are logged by project members other than the actual qa member who is ...
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What does a QA Architect do in a team, and what skills are needed for this job?

I saw a job ad for a QA Architect. I realized that I don't know what is the role of QA Architect in a team. So, what does a QA Architect do in a team and what skill does he need to have both in ...
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QC: How to get the Requirements Folder structure using OTA?

I'm trying to pull the Requirements folder structure from QC using C#. The OTA has a built in treeview for testplans but not for requirements. So far I'm able to pull all the folder under root but all ...
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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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Layer testing - How should I test data replication/update?

I have a development background and now I'm starting with software QA. While building a solution developers often create code which is shared among different platforms/applications. One example is the ...
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QA in Office Setting?

Can you identify simple quality assurance tool in an office setting? If there is, can you list them? Any list can be of great help.
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Repository of Test Scripts

Are there any free tools available to store test scripts, execute and generate reports? For Ex : Test Link ( I am already using but there are lots of issues ) I know that all the free tools has some ...