Test management is the process of organizing and maintaining tests. Contrast with [tag:team-management].

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What are the unique characteristics of an expert Software Tester? [closed]

What are the qualities , that make you stand apart, from normal tester. things which make you love , what you do? Also, how to develop good skills and knowledge to be a great tester.
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Evidencing Testing

Historically at our company the chosen past by our prodecessors has been to take screen shots of every step of a test in a test script, even if no bug has been found. We are no moving from a ...
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Test Suite vs. Test Plan

I am having a difficult time pinning down an official description of what a test suite is compared to a test plan. In Test Computer Software they don't even mention suites. (I assume because the book ...
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Who decides to add new feature in any project or not and what factors are taken into consideration? [migrated]

What factors are taken in consideration when adding/eliminating features, and who is responsible to add new feature in any project or to change -lets say- UI components to increase usability new ...
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When to decide that certain features are to no longer be tested

I pretty sure that most of you guys have reached this at a given moment in time. That moment when your regression tests keep piling and also the amount of time it takes to go through them also ...
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Is it reasonable to use Selenium RC over WebDriver if the former seems more suitable for the task?

The tests I am doing are on IE8, which is used throughout the company, and doesn't look to be changing any time soon. After testing both pieces of software with the system, it seemed as though ...
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How to implement qa test process for large scale application?

There is a large scale application with thousands of functional points and which never had any QA team or person. So when a QA person or team starts working with this type of product what should be ...
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Can I force a Jenkins job to report a successful TestNG test even when the suite has failures?

Can I force a Jenkins job to report a successful TestNG test even when the suite has failures? I have a test suite with 100 tests and I want to report a success in Jenkins if there are 3 or fewer ...
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How to interpret big picture of testing with automated test results

We use Meliora Testlab to get test results from automated tests which are run on Selenium. We use the requirements module to track the user stories. For manual tests this works great - I need to see ...
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HP Agile Manager versus JIRA

Has anyone used and able to offer a comparison of HP Agile Manager versus JIRA in a scrum environment, with 2 week sprints? This is considering test management, the benefits of integrated bug ...
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Automation/SDIT Initiation and Acceptance Strategy

Some background: I am new at a company. I was hired because I am an extremely strong software tester with great development skills. The company I was hired on at wants to see a lot of changes and ...
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Are test set cases always meant to be run in succession?

We are in the process of developing an in-house testing solution that is tailored to our applications. As of right now when you add a new test case to a plan you must choose the prerequisite steps, ...
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How to reliably calculate flakiness of test on automation jenkins job

I have access to a CI Job Jenkins's JSON API. Here is how I have the sequence I crawl a CI job and look at all the builds I look for the latest test report and filter out the test reports which are ...
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Use JIRA for Test Cases, without Zephyr

We are using Jira for product backlog and bug tracking, but not willing to pay for Zephyr, it's not really a big need for it. Is there any way to manage the test cases using simply JIRA? I'm ...
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What is “Test Execution Wall Clock”?

Can anyone help me out with an answer for : What is " test execution wall clock " ? I have this information from a job description: These are the few questions which QA or Lead QA has to answer. Need ...
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Changing my career field to QA

I have a BA degree in Biochemistry. I worked at a research lab for 5 yrs before I quit my job to be a stay at home. Now I want to change my career and get into the field of QA. I don't have much ...
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Testing when two bugs cancel each other out?

I'm writing test cases for a simple open-source utility using Perl's Test::More module. There are two bugs in the utility that, due to the way they interact, cause one of the test cases to pass. (I ...
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How to run a particular test in an test suite?

Iam new to selenium suite, please show me how to run an particular test in an test suite, Below is my test suite, <!DOCTYPE suite SYSTEM "http://testng.org/testng-1.0.dtd" > <suite ...
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What skills & technologies should I acquire / learn for performing my role as a Test Lead?

I have 7 years of experience in testing and recently I have assumed the role of test lead. I have to manage a team of 7-8 testers and our work is mostly comprised of Manual Testing. I want to know ...
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Can any one who tests game can test software? [closed]

One who test games, can they test software too? or they need any special requirements for software testing?
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How to install Google test-analytics?

I have read 'How Google Tests Software' book and want to install Google test-analytics but I can't because installation instructions are absent: ...
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How to keep track of Test Case versus Test Plan

I can create a Test Plan in Microsoft Test Manager. In that plan, I can add Test Cases and execute them. My issue is that whn someone gives me a Test Case number (ID), it is not possible for me to ...
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How do I assess the testing process of a project?

I need to asses the efficiency/productivity of a project's testing process, which also uses SCRUM. How do I go about? Are there some peer-reviewed or well-known standard approachs to evaluate the ...
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QA Testing Process

We currently use the following processes for testing: Write a test plan (currently stored in Microsoft Test Manger) Execute Test plan Once the tested functionality is promoted to Production, ...
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How to make an assessment of a project's testing process? Compare with CMMI-DEV

I'm trying to figure out the best way to collect information, analyse and evaluate/assess a project's current Testing process, currently being developed by a team. After I do that, I compare the ...
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UAT Best practises | Level of detail

For our current software product some of our enterprise clients want to run User Acceptance Testing on their own acceptance environment. To help them get started we have setup an UAT testing suite ...
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ALM - moving tests into test set

HP ALM -trying to add tests into my test set but the folder will not expand so I can't see my tests. I have created a folder in Test Lab, have a test set assigned to this folder. When I "select test" ...
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Using OTA how to Retrieve total number of Passed and failed test cases in a cycle/Pass for a particular release

I am stuck in this, tried to google but couldnt get through. My problem is: I want to retrieve total number of passed and failed test cases in all the cycles/Passes for a particular release say ...
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Software Testing and Quality Assurance job search advice

Just to put the question at top: How can I 'break' into the Software Test Lead or Software Test Automation world from being a tester? Is there any suggestions for what to study to advance ...
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How to estimate “how many servers our company sould purchase for this web app” with load/performance testing?

this is a question I faced in an interview: A web app is going to go online and the manager want you to find out how many servers the company should purchase. We have one server(used by testers) and ...
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Release methodology for complex distributed system

I have a problem on deciding how to guarantee good testing of a complex distributed system before release. We have an automated testing infrastructure in place. The problem is that running all the ...
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How to categorize defects?

Many project managers and other non-tester roles search for proper categorization according to severity (A-B-C) of the defects and they search for description how to distinguish between each category. ...
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Question about usage of production data as test data

I would like to know if there is any acceptable ratio for test size data size compared to production data size? If my prod data is 200TB would a test data size of 20TB be adequate? Does such a ...
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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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When to use White box Testing in a software or a website?

In a software or an website, when to use white box testing technique?
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Resources on implementing a well-balanced test pyramid

The test pyramid is a concept developed by Mike Cohn, described in his book "Succeeding with Agile". Basically, end-to-end tests (often called UI tests) go across all the layers of the application, ...
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What is the percentage of requirement bugs that can be found by an inspection team? Low or High? [closed]

Can the inspection team find a high number of requirement bugs, or no?
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Path to becoming a security tester for a QA Engineer?

I was looking for some guidelines/documentation on how to start security testing my app and progress on as a security tester. It seems interesting to me to be able to break an application using trial ...
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How to keep test cases synced with HP ALM after refactoring?

We're planning to automate test synchronization between HP ALM QC and our TestNG test cases. We want to keep them synced in the following scenarios: Test adding: When creating TestNG test, a test ...
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What is the best way to move or copy test cases that have not been executed from one folder to another?

I am using HP ALM 11.0. I have to copy a test set in test lab of QC from one folder to another but I want to preserve the status of the test cases in the new test set. When I tried to copy and paste ...
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ISO standards implement in Software Quality assurance/testing

Please help that how to implement the ISO standards in SOFTWARE QUAILTY"" if any one has any template about these, share me please. I have read about the ISO/IEC 9126 but don't know how to implement ...
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How to prevent cheating by manual testers?

I'm the guy who is motivated to bring some quality assurance into our team. The problem is, that our developers very often hate testing and even if they have a test protocol, not all of them are ...
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TestLink Report on Execution Type

TestLink has field name - Execution Type which could be set for test case. It could be marked as Manual or Automated. I am keen to find a report on this field but did not see any similar report on ...
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Format of the test report

Our team is responsible for web application testing. We’ve recently faced a question of providing the most common (and what is more important, the most convenient and handy) format of displaying data ...
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Dealing with Failures after testing?

How do you mentally deal with this? For example im testing on a "Virtual" Environment of the customers set up....but a lot of things are simulated either due to not having the equipment etc... When ...
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Testing a system with scheduled, event-driven data changes

I am testing a software system that forces users to take action on their data every 60 or 180 days. The users get notified when the due date is approaching or if they have missed one. These users can ...
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Any tricks to using Microsoft Word to build cross-referenceable requirements statements in test plan documentation?

I'm in the process of updating document templates for a customer. Part of the documentation template stack are the usual QA items: Requirements (RS), Architecture (ADD), Test Plan (TP) and Test Report ...
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management of images in sikuli

I am currently working on a project that requires automating tests on a content player, I am using sikuli for it. The problem is that we have piled up a large amount of screenshots which is becoming ...
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Tips for QA lead?

I was recently promoted to QA lead on an agile team working with offshore testers and an onshore development team. What kind of things should I expect? Any helpful tips for how to be awesome at this? ...
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What test management system should I use?

There must be many questions like this on the site but I have some unique requirements that affect my choice of test management / QA process management system. This is for managing the test cases and ...