Test Design involves the selection of a set of test techniques appropriate for discovering the information that stakeholders want to learn.

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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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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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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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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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How to test something “NOT” receiving

I came across this question from a colleague. He asked me how to specify one or more test cases from a specification, that does NOT expect a signal. In other words: if anyVariable == true ...
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Difference between Singleton, POM, Abstract design patterns

These are the three most popular design patterns in JAVA. Most Selenium WebDriver projects are build on these. What is the difference between these three, with examples? Does Choosing a pattern also ...
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Why does ISTQB say Boundary Value Analysis is a black box technique

Boundary Value Analysis is, according to ISTQB - a black box technique. How can anyone agree with that? Most developers write unit tests following equivalence partitioning and boundary value ...
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What are features of the Selenium Test framework that are not present in other tools? [closed]

I have recently joined a company and we are looking to standardize our testing frameworks and tools across multiple (many legacy) products. Because of this, I'm seriously considering the Selenium ...
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How to test timeshifts?

Last weekend (at least in CET-timezone) there was the timeshift from daylight saving time (DST) to normal time. I thought I had captured all negative effects of "my" application after last years ...
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Designing test system that includes a test client, a test server and a system under test [closed]

I'm trying to design a test system to test an embedded realtime software. What is the best option for creating a test system like below? Is it possible to use TTCN-3 to control hardware components ...
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Is it possible to edit 'hard-value' parameters of 'Call to Test' in HP ALM?

When you create Call to Test there is a choice to set Actual Value of each parameter in called test (let's name it hard-value). If you do not specify the value it's possible to specify it in Test ...
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What is Software Test Automation Framework?

I am a beginner Software tester. I have started to learn test automation of web apps using selenium webdriver in java. Till now I can just automate simple login functionality. I want to know all about ...
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Where does QA fit into a common git branch flow

Doing some research on GIT has me interested that my company isn't using it as a best practice. I recently read through this diagram that is highly recommended by a lot of people and am wondering the ...
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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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Test a Form with no client side validation [closed]

I have a long form ~22 fields with no client side validation, and it gives an error message which just reads "Error", after i hit the submit button? how can i go about testing it? any suggestions.
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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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How to write Proper Test Case steps?

I am beginner in writing test cases. I am working on a live mobile testing project. Consider a test case to login to a Mobile application: Test case Description: To verify that user is able ...
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How to do filtering in 'Call to Test' dialog in HP ALM?

After pressing Call to Test button Select a Test dialog window opens. How to make filtering down to the desired folder (e.g. containing on different levels "03." & "Templates") so to save time ...
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How to specify mobile devices web-app to be tested for in the Requirements?

It's easy to specify the requirements for web-applications used on laptops (max-min screen width, set of browsers, set of OS) e.g.: screen from 1280 x 802 to 1600 x 992px liquid layout, and static ...
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Automating Restful API — Tools?

I've been automating our restful api's using retrofit and testNG. Basically, I create a POJO-Model... send the request in retrofit and do the assertions on the model. Example: public interface ...
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How can I set different parameters for two different calls to Call to Test in HP ALM

I have a test template Fill in account information with params: account_number, email_address. The template is calles in test Legal entity registration twice, and should be called with different ...
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Should I use markdown as a test case format?

For anyone who has experience with using markdown to write test cases would you recommend it for test cases? I am specifically thinking instead of the HPQC step - expected - actual style, or given-...
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How should I design a testing framework for a trading system?

I work in finance and my firm would really like me to automate our execution platform's testing suite. Right now the tests communicate directly with the system; they are extremely brittle and tightly ...
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How to pass test configuration parameters to 'Call to Test' in HP ALM

When you create test steps with parameters in test instance you can set up several test configurations (to run the same test with different set of parameters). Test instance with params (and sets ...
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How to reuse test steps in HP ALM test plan?

I'd like to reuse the same sequence of steps in different test scenarious. For example, scenario of testing printing functionality and testing calculation functionality both need address entering. So ...
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Testing for invalid conditions using decision table technique

I have a small confusion about decision table testing. We basically use decision tables to arrive at various possible combinations and then decide what conditions need to be tested and what need not ...
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How can I automate a test scenario of account expiry or account at different time transition?

I have an application where trial credentials expires after a week and if user tries to login after that, they see only few things enabled.This is one of the example. Similarly, verifying expiry of ...
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Selenium webdriver not recognizing div element

I have found several questions related to this one particular travel website MakeMyTrip, so I tried to automating it. I was successful in selecting the primary details and getting on the Flight ...
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How to break down a single test case that covers an entire process into multiple interconnected tests?

I have a particular end to end test scenario which am trying to automate using Selenium Webdriver. If I automate the whole scenario into one test case, the test case is going to take a minimum of 25 ...
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Multi-platform testing | What PageObject approach to use?

When developing multi-platform test framework (e.g. mobile-focused) there can be several ways to use PageObject pattern. For instance, platforms can be separated at least: at the level of locators &...
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Understanding semantic driven and symbolic execution based test case generation

I'm trying to understand aspects of automatic test case generation (tcg) from models. During my research I came across two "techniques" called sematic driven tcg and symbolic execution based tcg. ...
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Test Architecture Design document?

Note : I already posted this question at Stackoverflow and someone already helped me to request to move my previous thread to SQA stack exchange, but no one replied. So, I am so sorry for cross ...
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Need guidance on how to prepare for an SQA interview

Thanks for taking the time to read this. I am scheduled for a technical interview with a company next Wednesday, they provide an electronic payment system for healthcare providers, healthcare clients,...
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Should test cases contain more than one step with expected result (ISO 29119 definition)

There is a big dispute in the software testing world. In general, a test case is a pair of an input and an expected output (or as many books say, it mostly has just a single step: do sth and check it)....
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How to perform Testing Process-Automation/ manual -web application

I am working in a startup with a limited number of developers [4-5]. We work on all open source platforms like Java, jQuery, Springs for development of web based applications. For integration, we use ...
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Outside or within remit - should a BDD scenario be created for this user request

Given the following overarching purpose (mission statement) for an application: In order to help keep a healthy and refreshing sleep regime, or in order to limit computer-related addictive behaviors, ...
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How to write test scenario and test cases for one time password

I have to test following application as seen below in the price. I am confused about writing test scenario and test cases. Is there anyone who can help me how to write test scenario and test cases by ...
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Anyone aware of a browser where HTTPS can be disabled entirely for negative testing?

I'm looking for a way to have a negative test result on a site requiring HTTPS that has a http->https redirect. I already have steps showing the redirect, and I can use the --ssl-version-max=ssl3 flag ...
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What are typical unit tests for a key-value collection?

I've implemented a key-value collection, that's accessible as a dictionary (so values can be retrieved by keys) and a list of entries (key-value pairs). I'm not a tester myself and I have a hard time ...
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Comprehensive software testing timeline

Can someone explain clearly timeline for different types of testing. Where does Integration, Load, Stress testing and acceptance testing fit in? when are test plan for each of them is prepared (and ...
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Testing Access Control

I'm in the process of writing Access Control tests for a system in the Utilities industry. A component of the system is accessed depending on the role of the User (Role Based Access Control). There ...
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Where can I find examples of software development and testing documentation?

I am looking for real-life working examples of documentation of a software development project (including testing). According to some standard, there are a couple of documents involved in software ...
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CodedUI : The Browser gets closed as finish testing without keeping for testing further steps

I'm working on a CodedUI project to check on a Web Solution. There, when Im testing for launching the site (as in launching the web URL), I am facing an issue with closing the browser as it finish ...
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Random test data: How to do it right?

Several months ago I started an experiment in test automation. Each test, before it starts, picks up random test data. For instance, when my test requires a user with administration privileges, I draw ...
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What is the process for developing a test plan?

I'm an experienced tester but I don't have much experience with test planning, and no experience with organized test planning. When trying to create a test plan, I get tripped up by trying to cover ...
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Tips to Improve the QA Process in a Project…?

What can be some solid tips and suggestions to improve whole QA/Testing process in a project. I am testing a financial web application. What are the testing areas in which we can improve the process ...
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Should test cleanup happen in each individual test method or in a general test cleanup?

For example, let's say I have these tests: test1() { signIn(); // Do some testing signOut(); } test2() { signIn(); // Do some testing signOut(); } Would it be better to ...
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Should I perform tests during fixture?

I'm automating testing for a fairly complex system involving multiple VMs, routers, and switches. Because of this complexity, the setup/teardowns sometimes fail (a node did not boot up correctly, or ...
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When should we mark a Test case as “No Apply”? [duplicate]

When should we mark a test case as "No Apply". When requirement are not clear or when test case is not testable or it is not understood. Kindly explain when to fail or pass a test case, rather than ...
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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 ...