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To know how to write a test plan one must first learn to plan a test. Planning test is a real thinker task. You should be asking a hell lot of question to learn about the domain of the project. You should learn about the stakeholders of the project. One part of planning consists of test estimation. Here is something that might get you started with it - ...


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There are lots of kinds of testing, and they vary by company and organization. Different people use different terms. There is no special value in any particular set of terms; you just need to know what the speakers means when they use them. Frankly, I think it was a stupid question, or perhaps even a trick question to see how you deal with ambiguity. ...


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There are many such tools. Basically if you do a search with term "test management tool" you will find a lot of alternatives. There are also many sites listing the tools, but they seem to be biased towards some commercial alternatives. One site with a quite exhaustive listing for Test tools is https://www.testtoolreview.de/en/ The company I'm working in ...


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I agree with milinpatel17' above answer about Test Plan. Test Plan is a detailed layout and strategy to test a product or application. Before you start writing a test plan, consider these points first: Why to test -- objective What to test -- scope How to achieve objective -- required time and money (with number of resources) What approach -- Automation, ...


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This is where good communication skills, alertness and good vocab comes in handy for a tester.... Looking at the meanings of the terms in question, Feature: a distinctive attribute or aspect of something. Functionality: t he quality of being suited to serve a purpose well; practicality. So with the knowledge of the meanings of these terms you can come up ...


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Test at least one object everyday(maybe a spoon/pen/table or anything for that matter). Generate teat ideas for it and get it reviewed from others. Read about testing - blogs, articles and books. Participate in online discussions, forums and communities about testing. Write about what you learn. Share it with the world. Ask as many questions as you can ...


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One suggestion can be Test Link, its freeware. You can easily install and configure at your end. This tool will help you to maintain a regression repository consisting of Test Case, Test Scripts, Test Run, Bugs etc..


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I am unaware of any standard definition for "Software Reliability Report". And an internet search doesn't show anything either. So you have 2 options: Ask management what they want in the report, or if they don't know, ask them what the report is for and use your best judgement. Make something up. List of known defects, supported usage scenarios, ...


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It's possible you're tackling a symptom and not the root cause? Do you have User Stories* and are they managed in some tool? Do you have acceptance criteria for each User Story? Do you formalize the acceptance criteria as Test Cases? Do you "link" each automated test to its corresponding Test Case? If you can answer Yes to all questions then all you need ...


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The question is a bit theoretical, so I'll start my answer the same way: In theory, or in some projects, testing can be all about generating the great test ideas that will find the most relevant issues. A bit samy way that in theory, or in some projects systematic way of working with requirements will find all the relevant issues and prove that system works ...


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You could try reading 6 hats by De Bono - 6 thinking hats or watch this video based on it and adapted to testing by Julian Harty - 6 hats video


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I'd suggest taking a look at the answer to this question: How can a Software Tester use "Out of the Box" thinking approach to find more bugs? They include general strategies and some specific suggestions. Personally, I find the best way to be a creative tester is to be creative, period - having creative hobbies helps, as does practicing looking ...



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