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How important is doing QA considered today (2017)?

I'm doing QA since a while now and I am content with my job. However one thing I'm not so sure about is the value of being QA. The reason why I am asking this is because I see far more developers ...
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Testing without SRS as a fresher tester?

I am new to testing field and from a non-technical background how should I report bugs without SRS (Software Requirements Specification)?
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Where can I find ISTQB Foundation mock exams with reliable answers?

Where can I find ISTQB mock exams with reliable answers? I have heard that there are a lot of sites with mock exams but they told me to be careful because some of their answers are not correct.
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Certify in writing that your software will work flawlessly

A client pays you for a job and on delivery he wants you to assure him in writing that your software will work flawlessly. What if that software is for an airplane;do you deliver it with a notice of '...
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Product testing consumes more time for doing regression cycle

Currently, am doing product testing over past 2 years, we are giving our base product to the clients with their additional requirements for any new clients and also the version patch is updating for ...
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Why need two cycles of testing first on "QA Server" and then on "Stage server"?

We first get the code to be tested on the "QA server" and then on the "Staging server". Now when we are already done testing on the "QA server" why we can't simply push code directly to the "...
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Are certification courses like ISTQB necessary in testing career and if so, to what extent? [duplicate]

How will certification help in a testing career and up to what extent will it help?
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What to test after code change in a single module? [closed]

In an application that is currently in production, one module of code is being modified. Is it necessary to re-test the whole application or is it enough to just test functionality associated with ...
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Alternative to Test Run for manual testing?

In the past, at companies that didn't yet have a robust automated testing suite, I've used Test Run to manage manual test scripts for multiple users. It was a pretty handy tool, but the site now seems ...
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Testing a software with limited resource

I am currently developing a software. My main problem is that I have very limited resource, only my PC. So I can't test my software in different version of windows, PC with different configuration. ...
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What points should be covered in an Automation POC?

Background : We are planning to automate our web application, for that our manager asked for the Proof of Concept (POC). Overview : After studying and analyzing all factors of application, our team ...
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Websites to practice SQA

I just started learning SQA and before taking on paid projects I'd like to practice myself. Are there any websites where I can practice my testing skills? I have some programming skills and if I would ...
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What is the difference between integration and interface tests?

I have googled many times but still not understand clearly about interface testing in software testing, who can explain this , many thanks?
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Web Portal localization testing estimation as % of estimated functional testing efforts?

I'm currently estimating QA efforts for huge enterprise web portal (about 5k+ hrs DEV efforts / 1.5k hrs QA), based on Liferay / Alfresco platforms / solutions. One of the requirements - 3 interface ...
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What do you call the testing done in Stage environment - Re-testing or Regression testing?

To me re-testing is done when the identified bug was fixed and same test is done where as regression testing is to identify if there is any negative impact on the already tested functions because of ...
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How to ensure 100% coverage of requirements in test cases?

How do I ensure that my test cases covers every aspect of the requirements? For example I had written test cases for the login page with all possible combinations I can think of and submitted for ...
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Credit Card Testing (Paypal Payflow API)

I am testing the payment gateway of my e-commerce website. Our developers are using PayPal Payflow API’s, i.e., the card processing (gathering/saving the card details) will be happening in our ...
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Importing Test cases from Excel to TFS

I need to import test cases from Excel to TFS 2013. For this I have already gone through the link SQA and VSTS, but my issue is not getting resolved from these links. I can't use 'Test Case Migrator ...
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Should A Formal Test Plan For Dynamic String Testing Include All Combinations?

Situation: Large enterprise web application Formal test plan in HP Application Lifecycle Management (née Quality Center) Many dynamic text strings in the web application with several variables An ...
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Why do some Software Testers never analyze the product extensively or use different techniques/heuristics to generate better ideas?

I am a black-box tester myself. I take my job seriously and try to find new ways to improve my test design experience. I have seen some of the Software Testers in my company take their job very ...
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What changes for testers when they are testing in agile environments?

We know that the whole development team is responsible for the quality of the product. If only the testers test, there can be no question of shared responsibility. Of course, the testers in the team ...
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How to set up a Software testing process

I have been assigned a task to create a Testing process in the company. Our company uses Agile methodology. The task is to create a generic plan which determines the role of a QA/Tester in the ...
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How Agile/Scrum Teams estimate Testing Effort?

In Agile Testing, what are some of the most common estimation techniques with context to the QA process. What are story points?
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Why are manual tests in pen and paper style still popular?

Background In the previous company I worked for, we had manual tests since 2004 and until I left. In the beginning, these were very simple Word documents with 3 columns. The first column contained an ...
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Will getting a Software Testing Certification benefit me in my career?

I have 2 years of experience in manual testing, and I am currently learning automation testing in my spare time. I was thinking that will getting a foundation/entry testing certification really help ...
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How to test a video call

I have an Android app that allows to make video calls and I need to test the quality of the video and if both video streamings match correctly. How would you test it, in an automatic proccess? I ...
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How to motivate devs to test their own work?

I don't know if you have faced the situation but I wanted to open a discussion about the following topic: How to motive developers to test their own work? When I mean "their own work" it can go ...
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What is difference between Exploratory Testing and Rapid Testing

A couple of days back I come across one Term "Rapid Testing" I try to understand about it but it's all properties are same as Exploratory Testing. can you please tell me the difference between these ...
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Test cases to test 'name without special characters'

In our product, we're implementing something like - "video asset name is not allowed with special characters". There are many special characters. In order to test or automate this, if I try to create ...
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Difference between Scalability Testing And Capacity Testing?

Belongs to non-functional testing type. But I get confused between these 2 types of testing.
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Lack of focused testing

For testers in Agile project, it is very difficult to focus on testing. There are so many tasks to completed and to name a few : prepare stories for the future sprint with business analysts discuss ...
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How should I do functional testing without Requirments?

When you are testing without requirments you can rely on your own logic and common expectation from your user experience. So let's say I'm testing a button Process and Send (input stuff for data is ...
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How to create test data/pre-requisites if it is required for only few of test cases of a test class?

I've clubbed feature related tests in one test class. Suppose we've 50 tests in that class. Out of 50, suppose there are 5 test cases which require common test data or pre-requisites. If I create/set ...
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Formulas for test estimation?

I have 60 pages which i need to test for compatibility in 112 devices and OS's, are there any basic formulas to estimate these kind of Testing based projects. How should I give an estimation for ...
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How Six sigma is beneficial for a QA/tester?

I am a Quality Assurance Analyst. In order to expand my horizon I am studying Lean Six Sigma. I found it very interesting. I am trying my best to spare time to attend seminars and study books in order ...
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How to become a more Creative Software Tester?

I am a manual tester. I use creativity sometimes when generating Test ideas. How can a tester improve his creative/innovative skills which will ultimately help me in testing the product better and ...
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Data Driven testing in Postman Tool

Can anyone please let me know how the data-driven testing is done using the Postman? I read some post in the online, it seems to be by using collection we need to run the collections at the time we ...
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Can anyone explain the defect leakage and formula?

I have some idea about defect leakage. Can anyone let me know what is the correct definition or term of the defect leakage formula?
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How do I make sure I test all commonly used applications alongside my application?

I have a Windows application that works on XP, Vista, Win7, Win8, Win 8.1, etc ... It's a very complicated program that can have computer slowdowns and compatibility issues with other commonly used ...
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QA tool with feature for automatic recording of user actions when manual testing

In our company we have a problem with the testers: They often fail to provide enough information to reproduce a defect. Is there a tool that automatically records every action of a tester? For example:...
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Any good UI evaluation documentation tools?

I am looking for a specific tool which will help me document what I see when I perform web site usability evaluations. At the end of each evaluation, I need to create an report for my client. The ...
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Difference between ISTQB & BBST, Which one have powerful content? [closed]

I know it could be an opinion-based question between two groups(ISTQB vs BBST) but I would like to say as the content is invaluable for anyone who wants to be a better tester. if as freshers want to ...
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What are good tools for managing user acceptance testing?

We have JIRA and are using an integrated testing tool called Kanoah https://www.kanoah.com/. It’s OK, but basically, I feel, that there are too many clicks, too many fields and it is generally ...
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Version labels in continuous integration teams

How do people handle version labels while performing manual testing when working in a continuous integration environments. In Jira there is a ‘releases’ feature that allows a version to be assigned to ...
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How to test CRUD operations in Database Testing?

C: Create R: Retrieve U: Update D: Delete How can a tester verify that CRUD operations are working fine in Web App/Database testing? Please explain with real examples!
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Multiple people reviewing a Pull Request

This is a question around job satisfaction, rather than anything technical. Some background: I'm a manual tester for a web app and my main job is to test new changes and features through PRs. By the ...
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Functional Testing - How do you track your test cases?

So I'm the sole-developer maintaining a software project owned by a non-profit. Being the sole CS guy on the project, I'm finding myself wearing many different hats. One of those is of your typical ...
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Negative testing - delivering error when it should not?

I am a bit confused as in a few books, negative testing is described as trying to break the system with providing inputs outside the defined group..which I understand and agree with ...and that a ...
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How can I do performance testing on Cassandra database as a manual tester?

I need to send data on Cassandra DB and retrieve it back. I want to check how much time it will take to post data and retrieve it back. We are not using Rest API's. There are methods(logic)only. Data ...
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Suggest corner cases to test online assessment platform for slot booking

What can be the scenarios/test cases for an online assessment platform where we can choose test slots according to our convenience.I have done the testing of the UI but what can be corner cases which ...
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