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

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Best practices for organising and naming test cases

I have a Python package which may contain several modules. Of course, I have unit tests, component tests, and functional tests. All of them are in package/module/test directories, most of them are ...
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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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Managing test results and baseline requirement

I am looking for advice/best practices on managing tests,results and requirements, the scenario I have in mind is one where there are a set of requirements, for which code,tests are generated, for ...
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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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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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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 become a more Creative Software Tester?

I am a manual tester. I use creativity sometimes when generating Test ideas. How can a tester improve his creative/innovative skills which will ultimately help me in testing the product better and ...
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What should be a ideal Bug Post? [duplicate]

In my career, I have used a variety of issue tracking systems to post bugs. I have written a small article on what should be present ideally in a bug post ...
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Is QC effective for QA teams that write their own test automation solutions?

I am an experienced software developer and team leader. Lately, I joined a project in which I am supposed to manager the QA process. My team will be composed of Software Engineer in Test members since ...
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How to set a parameter in MS Test Manager 2010 to open a web browser

I have recently started using Microsoft Test Manager 2010 and watched a few videos on the features for it. In one of the videos there was a shared step that when you run the test manually it opened ...
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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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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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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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What is the best practice for testing against modules which collect statistic

We have a distributed application which should be monitored. There are some modules which collect external data (disk usage, free disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization, etc) and some ...
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What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?

I want to know about the best practices of Integration Testing for a middle-ware product. It includes several backends and also I want to test it over multiple platforms. The features of Clustering is ...
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Analysis of test steps in HP ALM

Using HP Application Lifecycle Management v11 to track testing, defects, etc. Within this web app they have analysis features that let you create graphs/reports for defects/tests/test instances. Does ...
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How to generate software reliability reports

We have are developing software application and we have developed about 80% of application and also tested. Now, for pilot launching, we required software reliability reports. Does anyone have any ...
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Is Great Software Testing all about generating Test Ideas? [closed]

In manual testing, how important role do great Test Ideas play? How often do you you fall short of testing ideas. for instance:- you are testing a financial domain web application. any idea ...
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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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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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Effective web driver management in Selenium2 + Grid2 + NUnit tests in C# for multiple browsers

I've been struggling with this for a while. We plan to move to a continuous integration server soon (probably TFS or Jenkins). I'm having a hard time figuring out how to efficiently manage the ...
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Updates to scripts in test lab

It's been my understanding that when using Test Lab in Quality Center, if changes are made within a script, i.e data/ criteria change those updates DO NOT go backwards and update the the case in Test ...
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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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Framework and tools for managing testing and monthly releases?

I'm not anywhere close to being an expert on professional QA and testing but I do work with it as part of managing a IT system at work. To be honest, we are not very mature when it comes to using an ...
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Applying Agile methodology - Testing /QA in Infrastructure Projects

What advice do you have for promoting Agile methodology in delivering Infrastructure projects. Can this be done to good advantage for Quality assurance purposes or are infrastructure projects too ...
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Type of direct and indirect Testing in software testing

I have been asked in interviews What are direct and indirect scenarios in Testing?. Can anyone put some light on this question. I search on google but do not satisfied with answer.
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I'm researching Test Case Management tools for my company. I'd love to hear pros and cons of your favorites and why

I'm currently researching test case management tools for my company; I'd like to give my development team visibility into what the testing status is, and also I'd like to have some accountability ...
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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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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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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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Modifying multiple Test Cases status [duplicate]

Sometimes I have a list of test cases in the Test Lab and I want to their Status to be changed. Is there any neat way to do it except of just going and doing that one by one?
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Is it possible to use TFS (Without Test Manager) with open source test management tools?

Is it possible to use Team Foundation Server (Without Test Manager) with open source test management tools, for example Bugzilla as the management interface linking in with Team foundation server? ...
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Setting the resolution of the slave used by Network Suite of TestComplete wanted

We are using a Network Suite inside of TestComplete 9 to do distributed testing. We have already setup a project that executes on 2 remote computers, our slaves. Sometimes the resolution on the slave ...
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How is the QA org chart across organisations? [closed]

Is QA org a separate vertical operating across different portfolios or is it distributed in each portfolio and detached from other portfolios in the same organisation ?
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What is customer focus testing and how do I implement it?

I am working in a project as a tester in which I have to do the Customer Focus Test (CFT). But I have no idea on how to do a CFT. Can anybody explain me?
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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 long does it typically take to progress from Test Analyst to Senior TA to Test Lead to Test Manager?

How long does it typically take to progress from Test Analyst to Senior TA to Test Lead to Test Manager? I've been working as a TA for almost a year and was wondering how long it typically takes to ...
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Promoting Non-Functional Testing

What advice can you give for encouraging Project managers, and Developers to factor in tests for purposes of proving an application system's performance, resilience, capacity, scaleability etc beyond ...
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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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Looking for test management tool to integrate with JIRA, Hudson, SoapUI, and Selenium

I'm checking an open source test management tool for my company. The main options are Xqual and Testlink. In the past I worked on Testlink, played a bit with Xstudio. Our product is written in Java, ...
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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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Testing phase in the development

In my firm we have the practice that the test phase is made by the same people who develop the software and you are responsible for what the client does. The organization has 2-3 software packages ...
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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 to automatically break Unit Tests when their related Requirements change (before any code change)

The shop I work for has recently switched to Agile/Scrum software development. We've started logging User Stories, and defining their scope with Acceptance Criteria. So, we have Features defined ...
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What are some good test cases in order to do License Key authentication while software is being installed?

I want to learn about: What could be the test cases to ensure the test coverage while any proprietary software is being installed using a license key. I wish to avoid (a) re-installation (b) multiple ...
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How can I create a bug report [duplicate]

I am studying on websites manual test. I haven't any idea about making a bug report for developer by MS word, excel, powerpoint, PDF, video, screenshot etc. That they can understand easily my report ...
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View changes to test steps in MTM

When you want to see the changes made to a test in MTM, you go the history tab, but it just gives you the whole "steps" field. There is no way, as far as I know, to see the actual steps that were ...
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“What are the most important qualities of a Software Tester?” [duplicate]

I have worked as a software tester in small corporation for about three years now. I still have a long way to go, but I've understood that it takes something special to be a great tester in today's ...