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The culture of an organisation or an industry is an important part of the context a tester works in. This tag is intended for questions relating to that.

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Changing testing culture in the company

What could one developer do to change the attitude towards testing in a company where testing is considered a second-class citizen? I'd like to keep this question generic, but, if details are needed, ...
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Actual data for why developers shouldn't be the only ones testing their code?

Can anyone provide actual data or scientific studies that show developers are (or are not) less effective at testing their own code than "independent" testers? I've seen many opinions but little hard ...
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How to handle a developer who misunderstands my bugs and feel there are too many

Last week, one permanent employee came over to my desk and bluntly told me that I was raising too many bugs in Jira. A large number of bugs are putting him in a very difficult position as his ...
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How testing of Banking/Insurance Domain is different then any other website testing?

I have been in software industry for a long time now. I have seen that experience in Banking Domain(tested banking websites e.g. Axis bank, Yes Bank etc)or Insurance Domain asked separately as a skill ...
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How to create a 'quality-centric culture' within a team/organization?

I have recently talked to the head of the quality department of another company and they struggle with the problem that the developers still think quality is actually the QA's job. They work in ...
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What are the main role and responsibilities of a tester?

I am new to this field and I have decided my career as software tester. What are the role and responsibilities as a software tester? According to my assumption: Analyzing the Requirements from the ...
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What is the difference between a platform experience engineer and a quality assurance engineer? [closed]

I was looking at a platform experience engineer job opening and I was wondering how that was different from a qa engineering position? Is it just qa for a platform rather than a product?
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Industry Average Bug Fix Cost

You often hear statistics like "$5,000 is the average cost of repairing a defect in production". While I understand that this varies greatly based on the company you work for, how they manage bug ...
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How does a tester decide how much debugging/investigation to do before handing an issue over to development?

A common question from the testers I mentor is "When do I stop investigating on an issue, log a defect with everything I've found/determined so far, and hand it over to dev?" I have yet to come up ...
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What should you look for in a testing manager?

In some organizations, individual contributors have the opportunity to interview their prospective manager. What should testers look for in a testing manager?
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Who is ultimately responsible for issues that are found after software is released?

In the context of a good practice in context on how to perform a no blame post morten review, with a view to process improvement. If a major issue is found in an application after it has been ...
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How does a tester's perspective towards software differ from a developer's?

Just as there are developers who are orders of magnitude more productive and creative than other developers, so are there testers who are similarly outstanding. We all have our opinions about what ...
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What are some good software QA community websites?

The SE sites specifically are about building a repository of information and not about community building or discussion. For those of us who want to build community as well as information, what are ...
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Is a distinction between "testing" and "checking" useful?

I've seen testers (Michael Bolton, mainly) make a distinction between "testing" (looking for defects using a variety of different methods) and "checking" (running a scenario and then verifying a set ...
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Should programmers run automated tests written by QA?

Perhaps programmers have their own unit tests, perhaps as the result of doing Test-Driven Development. They run these tests very often; perhaps every few minutes, but at least a few times each day. ...
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What are the key properties of a great QA team member?

Provided you are ready to hire your first (or next) QA team member, what are the key properties of a person you will pay attention to?