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You can mention the following additional points in the expected results for your visual output of tests run: The kind of variances that this visual output (graphs, charts, signal waveform) can have for the variations in your steps,test data,conditions, etc. The visual output must be in appropriate orientation & scale. The visual output is transferable ...


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Well, in my experience, choosing 1 'type' of testing should never be considered thorough testing. You should always ensure that you have a formalized testing (which ad hoc would not fall under) to ensure that you have full test coverage. This will typically be executed along side some ad hoc testing in order to discover defects quicker. For example, with a ...


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From my personal point of you, I expect the testers have in mind to deliver a service. The aim is to support development to improve the quality of their work. Now, technical skills are for me the way to make testing more efficient: - Technical skills will help for test automation. While tests are running testers are busy to increase the test scope. - Thanks ...


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Generally Testing type can't live independently of model, because its the type of software model which delivers the product to testing team in some format may be whole product or some module or first few independent module and then integrated modules as a complete product. Therefore you need to adopt the testing type based on the delivery of the product. ...


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How many testing types are there according to you? What exactly do you mean when you say adhoc testing? Is it that you randomly click some element of the screen and see what happens? Or you randomly choose a module and test it? You can do any type of testing in any development model as long as it suit the context. You see testing is always context ...


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It's great that you are searching for help here. When I first started off in testing, I didn't have the slightest clue where to look for help, so my first couple projects were a needless struggle. I would get familiar with the school of context driven testing. People like Scott Barber, James Bach, Cem kaner, Keith Klain have lots of content that they've ...


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So, for full disclosure, I work for SmartBear Software and have used our product QAComplete, along with a few others (some mentioned above). Like some have said above, it all depends on what you're doing and your budget as to what tool will work best for you. I can speak for QAComplete and tell you that the biggest selling point for it is that its ...


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In order to test websites I think its important that you have a basic level understanding of the technology. Follow the free courses HTML & CSS and JavaScript on codecademy.com. Reading a book on the testing topic might also be a great idea, see this list of good testing books. To get more experience in testing websites you can sign up at uTest.com. ...


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first of all you have to read these two books: Patton Ron - Software Testing, 2nd Edition; Cem Kaner - Testing Computer Software, 2nd Edition. do not pay attention that they are old, these books cover theory and practice of software testing and also SDLC. After that, you will have a strong basis for testing. If you have more questions, feel free to ask ...


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Let me introduce you to TestCollab. TestCollab, is de facto the easiest Test Case Management System. With a user friendly interface, it brings a bouquet of features including : Easier integration with popular bug trackers been used in the industry for development project's requirement management, automatic reporting of bugs encountered during test runs, ...


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As the very first step I would recommend exploring basic functionality of the tools. Luckily both Selenium and JMeter provide record-and-replay functionality so to start: Selenium IDE - Firefox Plugin which is able to record test flaw and generate relevant code. Preferred language is Java as both tools are Java-based and you'll be able to integrate it into ...


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One of the first, and most important, questions that I would ask the interviewer is what level of testing the project/organisation has specified on the specific project that the interview is for and/or in general. If the project is a purely commercial utility then they will require quite a different approach to one that is safety critical and highly ...


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I am in no way trying to be rude, but I think the hiring team may be setting themselves up for failure. Having worked on many many automation projects and worked with many people of varying skill levels, it is actually just about impossible for someone with no automation background to jump in to automation and get it right the first time. With no guidance ...


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The right way to go about it would be to prepare not just for the interview but for the job itself. Do you have hands on experience in programming? Try learning java. Both, selenium and jmeter work on java. So learn the concepts. Once you learn java, google tutorials for selenium and java. Learn from them. Ask help from the testing community for one on one ...


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I am working since several in testing. A foundation certification is all the time a bonus. Anyway it will not make you an expert. It allows you to have a basic understanding about testing, what is the aim and what we expect. The basic certification will show you the good practice. You will learn some stuffs that you can make you more efficient in your work. ...


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I recommend you TestLink. It is opensource, very easy to use and complete. You can link it to integration server as Jenkins. For me it is the most efficient opensource tool. http://testlink.org/ From what i remember, you have a free plugin in Jira for test management. Unfortunately, it is not so user friendly the display is bad. It is a bit complex to use ...


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Of the tools you mentioned I have experience about Testrail. Pros: Straightforward approach. Quick to start to use. Stores test cases well. Cons: Less features to pick relevant test cases to re-run, no issue management. ( We wanted integrated issue management as it makes easier to see where the issues are regarding test cases and to pick test casea to be ...


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What kind of certification are you talking about? You wrote something about foundation certification, I'm assuming it to be ISTQB. Well I have one of those and it didn't help me in any way. I didn't learn anything that I didn't already know before it. I didn't get promoted. My pay scale is still the same. If you are looking to widen your skill set, then ...


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Why not Testlink? Pros: Every needed function present Possible to add additional fields Possible to manage test-cases related to different projects, test-plans Possible to manage different versions of test-cases Possible to assign test-cases to tester for execution Possible to connect to bug-tracking tools (e.g. mantis, JIRA) Possible to connect to ...


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I have 2 years of experience in manual testing, and I am currently learning automation testing in my spare time. Great, try and implement some of the techniques you are using in your spare time at your work too. This will lead to a great deal of success at learning and speed up your manual testing process drastically. My primary cause for Automation at most ...


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Because we don't know you, your skills, your other options, and your job market, we have no way to give you good valid advice, beyond "it depends". Also, responses given here in stack exchange sites should be usable by other people who would find it. This, by definition, cannot be true for a personal career advice. For that reason, career advice like you ...


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From what I can remember Jira licenses are reasonable for up to 10 users. Mark Smith.


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Join utest and weekend testing. And also there are countless open source projects on sourceforge and github. Download any project and start testing!!! And ya do send your report to the vendor... ;)


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The best way to do this is practice functional testing and master the art. Once you do that you won't need to find back door answers to such stuff. Never try to pose yourself in an interview that you are not, because sooner or later you will get caught and that will affect your job. Learn the art and practice it so well that any question thrown at you on the ...


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Often in interviews, I'm asked "how would you test x, y, z?" and while I didn't plan it, I found myself giving a pretty stock answer each time. I'll start off saying something like this: "It depends - on the features, the requirements, the timeline, and any other relevant factors." And then I'll start laying out specific examples. A web page that changes ...


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First, it depends on the way the organization defines things - what a particular business considers direct and indirect scenarios could well be different than what you'd expect. If I was responding to this question in an interview, I'd start by saying that in my experience direct scenarios are those where the test explicitly exercises the requirement or ...


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Good Inputs Niels. Adding few more pointers Highlight your expertise in functional expertise in terms of bugs identified, tools used. Example - Web Service / UI / DB Testing using Tools (Open Source, Commercial), Custom Code Attempt to solve any problem / test scenario provided during interview. Co-relate this with your past learnings / ask questions ...


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I recently hired on with a new company and wondered about this as well. After speaking with my former and current supervisors, I got the following advice and followed it. Know what you're talking about. Assuming the person interviewing you is a Test Manager or experienced tester, they know what they are looking for. They're ears will be open for key ...


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Signup with the uTest (THE PROFESSIONAL NETWORK FOR TESTERS), they have some example projects for you to look at. If you succesfull pass the "test" project, then you will be offered paid testing cycles. Mostly its website testing, but I have done mobile app testing and such :)


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Many open source projects are actively looking for help with their projects, one aspect wanting help is for bug fixing. Rather that looking for examples for practice you could find a real project in an application that interests you and help them to fix real bugs. A web search for terms such as "open source help wanted" will find many projects plus ideas on ...


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I have evaluated testrail, spiratest earlier. My analysis is available in link http://sqlandsiva.blogspot.sg/2010/08/evaluating-test-case-management-tool.html http://sqlandsiva.blogspot.com/2014/10/testrail-tcm-tool.html Testrail I can share my learning's if any questions. Good Reading Notes I referred / collected for evaluating test case management tools ...


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The options to precisely set desired throughput are in: Ultimate Thread Group (available via JMeter Plugins) provides easy visual way of defining virtual users ramp-up, ramp-down and time to hold the load. 3 users per hour will look like Constant Throughput Timer allows to set target load in "requests per minute" so if you want 3 requests per second ...


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Fastest way to check if all cells have a value between 1 and 6 is to use the COUNTIF function. Put it somewhere in your sheet, update the range and verify it returns 0. =COUNTIF(A1:Z1000,">6") =COUNTIF(A1:Z1000,"<1") Now if the result is higher than 0, use the coloring technic in the answer of Milinpatel17 to find the cells that are off.


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To check that cells in excel sheet contain values between 1 and 6 do the following, Select all the cells that you want to check. the header of excel click in Conditional Formatting. In the drop down menu that appears click on new rule. A New Formatting Rule window will appear. Select rule type - Format only cells that contain. Now look at the edit rule ...


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As far as I know jmeter doesn't work in a sequential order. What jmeter does is, it takes all the requests and send them to the server/host all at the same time. So if you have configured it for 3 users making 1 http(s) request, that is 3*1 http(s) requests will be sent to the server/host all simultaneously and then it will wait for the response!


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Theory is a wonderful place. Everything works perfectly there. Sarcasm aside, theory is - or should be - a description of how something works that's sufficiently useful to make a prediction about some future version of that thing. So software testing theory should be able to make some predictions about how actual testing will proceed and guide the testing. ...


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Hello the form fuzzer extension of chrome looks simple and easy to use for filling up of forms. Here is the link to it - https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/form-fuzzer/cbpplldpcdcfejdaldmnfhlodoadjhii After installing the extension in chrome, 1. Right click on its icon in extension bar. 2. Go to options and select the settings and insert the values ...


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The best one I've used so far is iMacro, its an extension comes with IE and Mozilla. You can easily record your action and play it back. Its easily compatible and can be further extended using VB script. Best thing you can run this extension by opening a new window or on any already open window.


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Agree. If you want to avoid webdriver here, you may want to use SeleniumIDE, which allows you to create quick scripts (that ultimately get driven by webdriver) to play back and test functionality.


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This is one thing that record-playback automation tools do quite well; if you've got a short-term one-off task for inputting a lot of data, in a fairly consistent way through some screens, then they're what you need. Quick to record the test, quick to make the script data-driven, and quick to play back.


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+1 to Kate's answer. You should start with understand the needs of the software. How it will interact with the environment it is on? How does it interact with the remote server/host/system if any? Why does it need internet connection? Is it syncing data with a remote system? Will that data be saved on the remote system? What happens in case internet ...


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It depends. The first thing to look at is the defined behavior for the application when there is no internet connection available. That should cover what the application should do if there's no internet when it starts up, how it should handle an internet outage while it's running, and how it should recover from an internet outage. After that, the ...


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As a tester part of your job is to provide information and to advise others (BAs, Developers, Managers etc.) about the state of the system and any potential risks. With this in mind, what I'd do in your situation is to research examples of this problem and the potential effects. To appear more credible you could outline best case scenarios (e.g. distribution ...



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