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

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Looking for an excellent example of using a spreadsheet for test case management

It is an unfortunate reality of our industry that many testers are stuck using a spreadsheet to manage their test cases. I wanted to ask (in a community wiki), what are some good techniques and ...
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Is there some software to document the results of functional software testing?

Can anyone recommend some software that can be used to document the results of functional software testing? This is not at developer level, it is for testers to follow documented procedures/scripts ...
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Test Result Management and Reporting tool

I'm looking for a some sort of management/reporting tool that collects the results of tests, stores them for reporting, then lets users generate reports based on those tests. We have numerous test ...
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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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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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Any good open source test management tools ?

I am thinking of developing some test management tools, to sit alongside the open source automation tools that I currently use. Primarily for recording manual and automated tests, results and ...
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Are metrics something important?

When I worked for a CMMI level 5 company, they used a predictive approach for almost all and for that same reason metrics were very important, they were the inputs for next projects. But now, I think ...
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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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How do I improve my Test Idea generation ability? [duplicate]

I have always tried to improve my test coverage as a black-box tester. Still, I believe that I need to improve my ability to generate practical and highly-usable ideas to test better so that I find ...
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Where can I find ISTQB Foundation mock exams with reliable answers?

Where can I find ISTQB mock exams with reliable answers? I have heard that there are a lot of sites with mock exams but they told me to be careful because some of their answers are not correct.
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How to organize Test Plans in Microsoft Test Manager

Question: for those of you who create Test Plans based on product area rather than per iteration, why? And for those of you who create new, fresh Test Plans based on your release cycle (iteration / ...
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Control delivery dates and version releases

Currently I am the only tester of my company and participate in several projects at the same time. So far, we don't have document to show explicitly test versions, versions that the client uses and ...
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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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Requirement-to-code traceability in Agile/Scrum development?

I'm trying to figure out how to provide an easy-to-manage requirements-to-code (and vice-versa) traceability to some projects which use SCRUM and JIRA. The projects use unit testing. So I'm splitting ...
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What is automation testing and why do we need it?

I am new to the field of software testing. I would like to clarify the following basic things: As there were different types of testing process, we used to do manually enter testcases and write for ...
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Best practices to organize the automated tests in a continuous delivery world [closed]

I am trying to organize my automated tests in the source control [ GIT] - mostly Jprofiler/Jmeter, Selenium and SOAP tests. What are the industry standards for organizing/managing the Automated ...
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Questions to ask when estimating testing effort?

I've been a software tester for a little more than a couple of years now and I'm looking to upgrade my skills for the role of Team Lead. Team leaders and managers usually have to do the planning and ...
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Alternatives to HP Quality Center for small business

Which are the alternatives today? Not only freeware, but tools affordable for a development team of 3-5 men. I like the structure and flexibility of HP QC, so a similar tool would be nice to have.
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How to test an application that implements some cryptographic stuff?

I want to implement the following homomorphic encryption scheme from On-the-Fly Multiparty Computation on the Cloud via Multikey Fully Homomorphic Encryption by Lopez-Alt et al. I use C++ and I want ...
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can object repository be maintained in excel?

I use a framework where we are maintaining Object Repository in property file. Can it be maintained in excel as we do not want to keep on updating the property file.
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How to organise multiple SoapUI test scenarios to the same REST endpoint?

Let's say I have a REST service that allows you to search for rail journeys - and that once you have selected them, you can book them. The endpoint is example.com/service/v1/book, and to create the ...
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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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Good resources for building a QA team

Our corporation has, up until this point, largely lacked a 'quality mentality' of any kind. From no testers, they went to two testers - but 5 or 6 product teams still rely on a mix of developer and ...
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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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What are good heuristics to generate testing time estimates as a percentage of development time

I know there are different factors that would make it higher or lower. I'm looking for a base percent to use for estimating the testing of the software. I need to do this because testers/QA are ...
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How to export test cases from test plan in QC

We use QC for test management tool in our project. Usually we write test cases & test steps in spreadsheets and load into QC using 'Export to QC' excel add-in. We have a set of test cases already ...
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simple login test scenarios [closed]

Course Name: Software Quality Assurance I need 25 test scenarios to verify user login that contains just two fields User Name Password It may be Positive scenario or negative scenario.
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What is the best session based test management tool for larger companies with groups of 10-15 testers? [closed]

What is the best session-based test management tool for larger companies? We have multiple test engineer groups, some with up to 7-8 testers. Are there any professional tools to support larger ...
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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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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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How to deal with automated test cases that always fail?

I'm facing a lot of automated GUI tests that fail one or more verifications during their run. All the failings points have been reported in our tracking system and they are known issues but get ...
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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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How to manage a lot of automated test cases

We are a team of 8 QA Analysts. We have automated more than 3,000 test cases for our application. As this number grows bigger and bigger, we are having issues controlling tests that are already ...
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How best to start making a suite of broken tests relevant again?

I have a bit of a dilemma, I have recently taken over an automated suite of tests written in Selenium/Java for a legacy project. The trouble is, the suite has consistently had a 40% Fail rate and as ...
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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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What test management tool to manage Cucumber tests?

In my company we have our tests specified in Gherkin (Cucumber), and we use Jenkins to schedule the execution of these tests. We have the need of a management tool, where we can associate the tests ...
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Which approach should be used for late tests in large projects?

I'm working in a very huge PHP project, but for many reasons the whole project was never tested until now. FYI, the project consists in a lightweight enterprise PHP framework based on Laravel. My ...
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Importing Test cases from Excel to TFS

I need to import test cases from Excel to TFS 2013. For this I have already gone through the link SQA and VSTS, but my issue is not getting resolved from these links. I can't use 'Test Case Migrator ...
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I don't see Do Exploratory Testing in my Test Manager 2013

I have Test Manager 2013 installed in my laptop. When I click on Testing Center - Test - I don't see "Do Exploratory Testing" option on it. I only see Run tests, Analyze Test runs, Verify Bugs but ...
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Does Microsoft Test Managers recommended tests require test agents on the servers that an applications services run on

I'm currently working on getting Microsoft Test Manager up and running with the recommended tests feature. I have created an environment that is returning recommended tests. Currently this environment ...
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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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When to switch from “Debug” build testing to “Release” build testing?

At my company I sometimes have trouble with getting across to developers as to why we testers shouldn't be testing in "debug" towards the end of the project. That said I'm not quite sure WHEN we ...
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How to approach software quality in a big enterprise project

We made an action list about where to improve in the enterprise software but we are not sure about where to start. These are the list of things we are going to implement but not sure about the ...
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Handling of Test Documents throughout Retests

Community, I'm currently doing development and tests for a Windows Desktop Application that plays together with some PLCs. One of my main tasks is to perform Functional Tests on a System Level for ...
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How can I test Web service without any automation tool and only using manual

I am manual tester and my responsibility is web, mobile application testing in which I need to test a web service but I have not using any automation tools yet. Please suggest me a manual way for to ...
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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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How to Write Test Plan

I am new to "Test Plan Writing" and I wanted to learn how to write Test Plan. As a beginner, what I need to understand first and learn to write quality/effective test plan. What you will suggest to ...
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Not able to see Test Run History in TFS

We have started IV&V of a project and the actual Test team of that project is maintaining Test cases over TFS. That team has already created and executed some part of the test cases. My part is to ...
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What are acceptable time to spend and taks to be done analysing a defect as a tester?

Morning, what are an acceptable time and tasks to analyse a defect as a tester? Following situation: As our QA teams waits for a new client version and our preparations are quite done we had a look ...