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Oct
14
comment ISO standards implement in Software Quality assurance/testing
I've never used this - I'm only trying to help. You can create a template by using the information on the wikipedia page under quality model and then brainstorming ideas / characteristics. I'm not going to do the work for you. =)
Sep
27
comment ISO standards implement in Software Quality assurance/testing
ISO/IEC 9126 has been withdrawn and replaced by ISO/IEC 25010:2011. See here: iso.org/iso/iso_catalogue/catalogue_tc/…
Sep
26
comment What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?
I think this whole question depends on the context of the organization. Many companies might not even use these titles. Then what?
Sep
26
comment Fixes hard to verify because of poor quality bug reports
It depends on how you use your bug tracking system and it depends on the type of problem it is. If its an intermittent issue than yes you can file it as an issue as opposed to a bug. If the customer is reporting something that you can't understand / reproduce without more information you can wait to report that until you have enough evidence to support a conclusion that its a bug, issue, other.
Dec
5
comment What is a good training to signup for to get training for my SQA department?
There are similar events. I haven't done much research into events in Europe but I remember seeing this: ministryoftesting.com/training-events
Nov
14
comment What are the most useful KPIs for tester
Hi Judy, welcome to SQA forums. There is a similar question you might want to check out: sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3381/…
Sep
27
comment How to keep track of the features in a website for impact analysis?
+1 for mention of impact analysis - although I've never heard of it is this it: mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_96.htm
Sep
25
comment Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?
What do you mean by langauge? English, Hindi, etc? The words you use have different meaning under different context. People need to be intelligent enough to ask for clarification, e.g. what do you mean by a "test plan"? Building a common vocabulary can be very helpful but that needs to be done within the context of the team / group / etc. Regardless if your company is full of "certified" testers or not, you'll need to understand the context of the words before it will help.
Sep
24
comment Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?
Are you saying you could have gotten the same knowledge by downloading the free Syallabus and then buying and reading the books in it?
Sep
24
comment Do ISTQB/ISEB Testing Certificates prove that someone can test?
So you are saying the benefit of getting a certification is to be able to understand other certified people? That doesn't seem very convincing. Wouldn't it just be easier to discuss things as a team? The second part of your statement doesn't make any sense.
Sep
24
comment Best free (or very cheap) automation tool for Windows GUI testing?
Aaron, has your question been answered? Or would you like to elaborate more for a more accurate answer?
Sep
19
comment In house built testing tools
Bruce, did you end up moving the website where your tools were opensourced? Looks like the link is no longer available.
Sep
13
comment Setup MantisBT to accept RFP
Do you know how or why that specific company used JIRA? You might want to figure out if it was a good idea or not before trying it yourself.
Sep
13
comment Fail over testing Terminology
To reinfoce what Kate said my CEO used to refer to this as High Availability testing even though the fail-over was just one specific aspect of insuring high availability. The context depends on what's appropriate for the team.
Sep
13
comment Fundamental Requirements For an Entry Level QA Engineer
See sqa.stackexchange.com/questions/3716/… for another answer.
Sep
13
comment Is my pay fair, just based on the fact I have little experience
If you are new to the testing field talking with a recruiter is a different experience but one you should definitely get some experience in. Finding a good recruiter is hard and requires simple trial and error. When dealing with a recruiter, understand their job and pay are dependent on placing you at a company. Some are pushy, some are understanding, some will only have a single company to place you at while others will be more patient about finding something good for you. Their understanding of pay scales will depend on the type of clients they have.
Sep
6
comment I want to enter the SQA field specifically automation
+1 for good references.
Aug
29
comment What types of testing are LEAST suited to using pairwise testing (and similar test design approaches)?
At least one of the papers @user246 is referring to is called "A Comprehensive Framework for testing graphical user Interfaces" found here: cs.virginia.edu/~soffa/research/dissertations/atif.thesis.pdf
Aug
20
comment Updates to scripts in test lab
Can you add some context to this question? Is test lab a generic term or a specific product that you are referring to?
Jul
19
comment Is a Final Release Report a good way to communicate results?
It's true I have two roles. Yet I want to separate the build information or "build report" (new features, release notes, etc.) from what happened during testing.