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

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Comparing test coverage metrics to identify an increase/decrease after implementing automation

I would like to compare the levels of test coverage for projects before and after implementing an automation framework. I would like to know if there has been an increase or decrease in test coverage. ...
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What are some Problem solving techniques that can be used in testing? [closed]

What are some Problem solving techniques that can be used in testing. For example I need to think of all the test ideas to test a module ..administrator module for instance. How can I improve test ...
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Blended testing strategy in agile. Is it really possible to do efficiently?

In a book I have, it says that for agile project, blended test strategy is the best, where it should use: Risk based strategy Reactive Automated regression So I was about to implement in our ...
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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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Encouraging project teams to define Edge cases

Can you please give me concrete examples of Edge cases preferably for Financial systems (General Ledger) and STP Settlements to help us kick start the right kind of thinking /approach by both the ...
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Are there ready solutions for saving robot framework test results into a database?

I like the level of details and more or less how they look like — report.html and log.html files created as a result of selenium/robot tests run. What I don't like is if I run pybot several times (...
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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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Is it a good idea to use a GitHub repo to track test cases?

I'm trying to get my team to standardize on a tool to manage and keep track test cases. Currently we have a bunch of documents in Google docs or other formats such as Confluence and the main ...
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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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I should follow ISO 12207 but how should I verify integration/code without testing?

I am forced to follow ISO 12207 for systematic approach. I have been reading a lot here and found similar questions, yet not the same one and definitely not any suitable answer. According to this norm,...
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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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Xray for JIRA, any working experiences?

In my quest for finding the right test management tool, I ended up with Xray for Jira. A key requirement was: good integration with Jira. Xray for Jira didn't pop up by googling around. Somebody ...
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Any good test plan/cycles or experiences without using crowdsourcing?

I'm trying to rethink our test cycle that we use at my company and am wondering if anyone could give any leads, examples, experiences, etc. to how you test without the use of crowdsource data. The ...
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Test Runs removed from deleted builds TFS

Maybe someone can tell me how this is actually supposed to work in TFS. We had it setup so that we would only retain the last four successful builds. In Test Manager you put in a build you want to ...
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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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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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Language preferences in the QA community

I work on a test management tool that includes a REST API. We are looking to add code examples for consumption of the API as well as client libraries. Initially we were looking to target Python for ...
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reporting cumulative test results

Wondering if anybody else is using this way to report test results. Some of the projects in the company I work for report test results on a cumulative basis, meaning that a test that passed once is ...
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what should I do if my stability tests cycle is longer than the release cycle ?

Our long term stability test cycle takes about two weeks to complete, during this time another release (sometimes two) is being released. What should I do ? The test cycle can't be shortened, and we ...
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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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What should be the answer given by QA when asked if software is ready for release

One of the most frequently asked questions of QA by team leads or other business representatives is: We're getting close to the planned release date. What do you think - is the software ready? ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Deployment Testing - when to perform

In order to put an updated service live we have a test team who conduct SAT, UAT etc and the desktop support team will create a Rapid Install Package (RIP) for deployment. My question is when is it ...
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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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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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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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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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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 IE....
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How do you track Exploratory Testing in SilkCentral?

According to the marketing materials for SilkCentral, they support tracking your exploratory testing. I can find nothing to support this claim. I have done the following: Searched their help files ...
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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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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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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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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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Components of a Test Plan document?

What are the most important components/parts of a well-written test plan document for a testing project. Consider you are testing a Financial web app. Is test plan a part of overall test strategy ...
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What is the complete scrum process for testing a change from start to end

I need complete start to end scrum process for testing a change. From taking a bug/enhancement from the product backlog , getting a BRD/FSD, writing Test scenarios......to........logging bugs to Jira ...
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Test Environment Assessment Methodology

Background Me and my colleges have been delegated the task to review a large company's testing process, with focus on responsive design. As a part of our report, we've examined a couple of methods to ...
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How do you manage large sets of Acceptance Criteria?

Where I work we've recently made the switch to SCRUM. We've gone through the usual problem involved in such a transition from Waterfall but, overall, we now have a functional Agile/SCRUM approach. ...
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Top n tests failing most frequently in TeamCity

We're considering including top n test failing most frequently into smoke test suite. We want to test things that have tendency to break. How can we find such tests in TeamCity 6? I see no related ...
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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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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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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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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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wcf client test in vs 2010 tools

wcf client test I am using wcf test client in vs 2010 tools. First when i started tool, values came with null. I want to change value's dropdownlist with my default values. How can i do it?
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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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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 tracking,...