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Also sometimes known as para-functional, this tag covers both the quality attributes beyond the functional, and the test techniques intended to reveal information about them. For example, performance, reliability, usability.

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Installation testing is part of functional or non-functional testing?

In your test strategy/testing where would the installation testing (set-up/deployment with or without installer) belong? Is it a part of functional testing or non-functional testing?
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Why is separating functional and non-functional test important (or not)?

There have been several questions lately along the lines of "Is X a functional or non-functional type of testing?". Although I understand the distinction, it's never been an important distinction for ...
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IEEE 730 standard - Why was "non-functional" term deprecated when applied to requirements?

I am reading the "Software Quality Assurance" eBook by Claude Y. Laporte, Alain April, Leo R. Best, Morris Hein, and Scott Pattison that was published on 22-DEC-2017 by IEEE Computer Society Press. ...
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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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Requirements confusion - Functional suitability as Non-functional characteristic (ISO25010)

Trying to understand the standards (ISO) but so far, I find it very confusing. 50% of books state Functionality naturally belongs under Functional requirements, while the other 50% state that ...
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Alpha Testing via Company Testing Day?

In a server-client environment we want to test / observe interaction of several clients and stress of the server. As it's a product the whole company is familiar with (we use it ourselves), I've ...
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Performance testing - analysing results in Jmeter

I am using Jmeter (started using it a few days ago) as a tool to simulate a load of 300 threads using a csv data file that contains login credentials for 3 system users. This objective is to measure ...
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How to make good impression as a functional tester in front of recruiter/employer

I would like to know that if I want to represent myself as a good functional tester then in that case what points do I consider telling the recruiter? Because last time I had this interview and i got ...
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QA/testing training and practice

As a beginner, what is the best way to practice software testing/QA skills? I've been reading books (Kaner, Myers, Bach) and reading blogs but none of those gave me practical preparation for what I ...
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What needs to be tested besides compliance with functional requirements?

Should the tester check usability, security, reliability, anything else?
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What are the similarities and differences between UX as a software quality and other quality requirements?

There are a number of quality requirements (also known as non-functional requirements) that have been explored over the years both in theory and practice. Examples are: performance, security, ...
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When should QA start with non functional-testing?

I cannot find an answer to this seemingly easy question: Should QA start non-functional testing: whenever possible to reveal potential problems early (e.g. bad design leading to bad performance ...
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Test scenario of Database components

For one new project we have a requirement to add multiple "Database Collation" support to the system, means the system will create DB on any specified DB Collations for Unicode, ANSI supported ...
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Promoting Non-Functional Testing

What advice can you give for encouraging Project managers, and Developers to factor in tests for purposes of proving an application system's performance, resilience, capacity, scaleability etc beyond ...
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Non-functional test, in which CI test step is it best to use?

Within the Continious Integration stages, within this staging development, it is clear to everyone what is to be done where. Unitest in development, sonar if required, or RESTAPI testing via SoapUI. ...
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Is it a must to do all kinds of testing for a system?

There are different types of testing types. For an example : Functional testing types Smoke testing Regression testing etc... Non functional testing types Performance testing Security ...
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Non Functional Requirement of a Laptop?

If we want to find of Non functional Requirements of a system, What would be it in generally? In example. I want to know the non-functional requirements of a Laptop?
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Software testing and non-functional properties [closed]

Do you think that software testing is good for non-functional properties? What are the non-functional properties that could be evaluated through software testing? Security, accessibility, usability, ...
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Functional or non-functional issue: a button kept pressed causes troubles

I found that an interesting example and I struggle with classification (which is quite important for our metrics): There is an issue with a hardware button, when it is kept pressed, it toggles the ON/...
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Text content analytic test cases

I'm working on a project which is based on Text Content Analytic. It is actually analyzing given text content and we are presenting it in different output format like - PDF report, Graph in Dashboard. ...
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