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I think you should educate your tester/qa to be clear when reporting issues including steps on how to reproduce the problems. It is a problems about the people not about lacking of tools.


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Here's an article that covers many of the ideas above and some others: How Skeleton Strings Can Help Your Testing.


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Yes, it can be properly aligned: If it's not properly aligned, my guess it's because there are line-breaks in the tooltip text in the HTML, something like this: <option value="3" title="(Heat ) Burns of scald. The effect of contact with hot substances. (Chemical) burns, tissue damae resulting from the corrosive action chemicals, fume, etc., (acids, ...


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Best thing to enter as input are some simple example of SQL injection or HTML like: <script>alert("123")</script> <script>alert(document.cookie)</script> <html><a>"Testing"</a></html> etc...


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The answers above are brilliant and cover your question pretty well. The only thing that I would add that, as a tester, you have to have a passion and a love for what you are doing. I've been in QA for just over 10 years now and I still get a thrill when I find a bug. Plus, it's incredibly satisfying to see a product I have worked on being shipped; knowing ...


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Some research would have been appreciated. You have not mentioned about file type. Since no details are available I have considered your application does upload and download which in case of upload goes to the database. Check the file size before and after transferred to the database, it should be same. When the file upload is in progress disconnect the ...


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Try imacros for web and winparrot for windows. Imacros is helpful when you have to do repetitive task or filling a form multiple times. We can also use excel for providing different values everytime the form is submitted. You can say it's a small regression but very handy tool for testers. But it can only help with web application. For windows application i ...


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The examples here might be of some help: http://www.allthingsquality.com/2010/04/general-input-tests-for-strings.html And these: http://www.allthingsquality.com/2010/04/some-strings-for-pasting.html Related items here: http://www.allthingsquality.com/search/label/Test%20Data


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Wow..the above two answers are just amazing. There is little space for me to answer. For 3+ years of testing experience Resource Management is the key. Learn how to manage and deploy the resources working under you to achieve the deadline. In other words resource management is the art which you earn after lot of practical experience.


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Thumbs up for all the above answers.. Would like to add one more. Try inputting <> angular braces or HTML close tag in input field. Also try this on URL. If you see a stack trace or yellow page that means there is an issue with url redirect.


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A simple but good test is also to test HTML character codes. Your application may also the specific characters such &, # and numeric values which stringed together could make something like &#174 which just so happens to be the registered symbol. If it is accepted you need to make sure that where ever that data comes out again that it's still ...


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Qualities that make a great tester have nothing to do with the development methodology being used - the same qualities that make a tester great in an Agile setting make them great in a Waterfall setting. Some of the big ones from my experience: Personal Characteristics Communications skills - being able to find issues doesn't matter if the tester can't ...


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This is a very open ended question. I will try to maintain an objective list and leave opinion out. Detail Oriented while also maintaining a bigger impact picture (Some are one or the other which working together as a team provides full coverage with this. Technical knowledge and ability to figure things out (constant technology changes are happening and a ...


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Honestly, the only limit is your imagination. You'll find out pretty quickly if the programmers took the permissive approach (allow everything except...) or the repressive approach (prevent everything except...) Some examples you can use: Copy/Paste the entire text of Hamlet (thanks to QA Hates You for this one (you'll have to google for it - I don't have ...


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try non-ascii characters. Few to chose from: http://terpconnect.umd.edu/~zben/Web/CharSet/htmlchars.html And whole universe of Chinese, Indian etc scripts. Try Google translate for that.


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Personaly I think if a user circumvents a quality feature and therefore the application don't work as required, it's in his responsibility. But my opinion doesn't matter. The question is offtopic (here), since it's about requirements. If you are to give feedback, ask exactly this question to the requirements engineer. If he doesn't know he'll have to ask ...


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Should Copy Paste be allowed in Confirm e-mail address field? Is this mentioned in your application's requirements? Personally, I think forcing the user to enter the same information twice is foolish. IMHO, it's far better to have a 2-stage confirmation where the user must respond to an email before registration/confirmation is complete. If the user ...


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Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) has two recording options. Exploratory testing in MTM allows testers to record everything they do, they can add commentary and screenshots etc throughout the test session. During an exploratory test session the recording can easily be converted into a fault report (it can be as simple as click one button, enter a title, click ...


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You can check out qTest eXplorer that Automatically records every step and screen of software testing execution Allows users to take notes and annotate screens while testing Lets users submit detailed defect records to defect tracking tools Automatically writes test cases to Excel or directly to qTest (test management platform) Generates session reports ...


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Sauce Labs might help. You should be able to do a trial with them and start a mac/safari emulation just fine. https://saucelabs.com/


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There was a recent thread on this same topic that had some similar commentary that may also help you: Tips for wanna be testers?


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When and how to skip tests will depend on your build test release cycle. Generally most of your focus should be in the high risk areas, such as new development and bug fixing. If you were to have a spreadsheet of tests you could mark some to complete for this build and have others for the next build. Generally you reserve this for items that have been stable ...


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From the answer of @Bob Dalgleish you can see that output of Selenium IDE is quite hard to use. get XML, transform it with XSLT and Perl? No thanks! IDE is useful to show locators, but test it generates are too linear and will repeat big chunks of code, as if they were copy-pasted. So if any change is made, chances are exactly the same change will need to ...


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Now when we confirmed that you think analytically, let's consider next steps on your career into testing, and testing automation. As automated tester you need to write programs. Competent programmers know multiple languages and can learn new one quickly. Python is commonly considered as best language for beginners, and there are plenty of free online ...


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I used the Selenium IDE extensively on my last project. I had a suite of tests in a test domain specific language and a translator that created Selenium IDE test suites. When I left the project, there were more than 700 tests in the suite. a) The test DSL was originally written in XML, based on a number of other test DSLs I had created for other projects. ...


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Yes, you can do validations using either verify or assert. Check this documentation which will give you a clear idea - http://docs.seleniumhq.org/docs/02_selenium_ide.jsp For complex automation, you need to use Selenium WebDriver which gives you flexibility to code.


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Personally, I would suggest starting with tools. A basic list of some tools to be familiar with or at the very least understand what they are: SoapUI Selenium HP QC/HP ALM/MS TFS/MS Test Manager The next step would be SQL as this is a daily task in the QA roles. After learning at the very least the basics, utilize some of the open source software in ...


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Manual Testing For the beginning it is very useful to know what kind of tests exists. So you can explore the ISTQB Glossary to discover them and testing terms in general. After that you could try to get involved in some open source projects. You could install and test them and contribute some bug tickets. Mozilla has a QA area. (Other companies / ...


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you can start with studying Software Engineering and read about Testing Types & study SQL


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Yes, although I agree with the other statements, I would recommend taking a risk based testing approach. It is always important to identify all test cases and then assess the risk of that test case causing and issues and the impact if it was not tested and caused a live issue. So I normally have a state of 'Risk and 'Impact' and apply a RAG status (Red, ...


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When writing the testcases do we need to list out all the possible test cases? You have a limited amount of time for testing, and if you think about it long enough, you will realize there is no end to the number of test cases. You need to consider as many as you can, but you need to prioritize them according to how hard they are to test and how much pain ...


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There are such tools. For example Monosnap records video from users's desktop so you can use that to record also non-browser applications. Cool thing in Monosnap is that is quite light, allows entering figures on top of the video ( like red ellipses to point where to look ), creates mp4 files which most users can view without installing additional programs ...


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If you need to record actions for a desktop app I think Problem Steps Recorder will work.


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Selenium IDE records all actions. You can playback a session.



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