A test strategy is the set of big-picture ideas embodying the overarching direction or design of a test effort.

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How to test data migration procedure?

We are migrating our production data (DB and filesystem) from a fairly complex data model to another fairly complex data model. Migration process is given by the specification as a set of mapping ...
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Mutation testing: is it useful for assessing test quality?

This is part of my quest how to test my tests and test data. I looked at the techniques that would help improve my test cases. While code/branch coverage can tell me whether my test suites cover my ...
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Data generation for QA tests

This question is kind of general and not very specific. We have a Java project that uses Oracle database. We are currently using SoapUI tool for the QA tests. Each test needs some data to exist on the ...
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How to define test strategy of a company (how testing is done at a specific company) ?

We have to deal at times with requests where a prospective customer is approaching us for some work and is interested to know how we do testing. Generally what we hear is a high level statement (or ...
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How can I use causal loop diagrams to help me test?

Causal loop diagrams seem like a really powerful tool for modelling a system - but I have no experience with applying them to my testing. Do you use causal loop diagrams? How do you use them, and ...
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When do you stop testing? [closed]

When do you decide to stop testing, for me it boils down to - Allocated time is exhausted No high severity/priority defects are found Any other pointers which you consider while deciding to stop ...
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How to test a toaster? (interview question)

I want to know how we should approach for testing real world objects. The problem that I faced before is to get the list of use cases from interviewer. Whenever I asked what the real world object ...
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How to Organize Tests for Software That's Already Developed?

I've managed tests for a project that I was with since its infancy. I used Microsoft Test Manager to tie tests to requirements and organize them in folders. It went well. However, now I'm being ...
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Are there common techniques for testing the conformance of an implementation to a general contract?

Say you have defined some abstract interface and you specify a general contract for that interface to which all implementations must adhere. Are there common techniques that can facilitate testing the ...
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IPv4/IPv6 dependency testing

Research from the Software Improvement Group has shown that 1 in every 12 applications behaves incorrectly when confronted with a dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 environment. How does Quality Assurance usually ...
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When is a good time to develop new automated GUI tests in an existing application still under development?

I'm currently developing a framework for automated GUI-testing of an application that is well underway in terms of development. As the test project has been at a stand-still for quite some time, ...
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How Can a Tester Increase his Observation Skills?

How should a tester increase his observation skills? I feel that i somewhere lack sharp observation and attention to detail. any games or exercises that can make my approach towards testing easier ...
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How do I test Aspects (AOP)?

I have recently written a bunch of aspects (using PostSharp in C#) that will be applied to methods in some high traffic sites. How should I make sure they are going to perform? Can anyone recommend ...
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Is unit and component testing sufficient?

If you can test every line of [your product's] code via unit tests, wouldn't unit testing alone (theoretically) be sufficient? Are there other "necessary" benchmarks of proper test coverage other ...
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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 arguments would you make to persuade management that UI automation is a bad investment

After working with UI automation for some time and having to maintain many system tests (huge end-to-end tests that start all the way from software installation to testing via UI), I finally realized ...
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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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Layer testing - How should I test data replication/update?

I have a development background and now I'm starting with software QA. While building a solution developers often create code which is shared among different platforms/applications. One example is the ...
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How to write Test Strategy [closed]

How do I write test strategy in simple way by referring Functional requirement document. and Business requirement document. What are the bullet points?