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QA process starts Right from the inception of a project to requirements gathering to Functional testing to deployment, every phase of your product QA life cycle is defined, along with the relevant informational artifacts (test plans, test cases, test results, and product quality metrics, among others) that are produced.

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How to test and ensure the quality of an Artificial Intelligence system?

In deterministic (software) systems we have a set of business requirements and such a system can be fully defined. Meaning that given enough resources of time and relatively low complexity we can map ...
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Is it must to learn RPA tools apart from web automation tools like Selenium?

I see many testers learning RPA tools like UI Path etc apart from Selenium, UFT etc. Is it necessary for a Test Automation engineer to learn about process Automation tools? Or is just Automation of ...
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Should bugs found by exploratory test methods be taken against QA?

Should "unplanned" test cases be taken against QA's metrics in the organisation? For context: there is an established process during the development life cycle where the development team and ...
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What is a good test review process for sporadic failures

A conversation has been started recently in my company, about the report of sporadic test failures. Every QA team has different processes. In our team for example, the test review occurs in weekly ...
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Net new design visual QA methods? (not regression)

I know that visual regression testing is done using tools like Applitools Eyes, or SmartBear CrossBrowserTesting, etc., based off comparing a baseline snapshot to a new image. But, I'm trying to ...
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Examples of how SDK testing is done

In my career as a QA focusing primarily on manual testing of web applications, I was only recently introduced to the concept of SDK testing. I was hoping some people with experience in this area could ...
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Is there any meaning to have a QA in an azure cloud infrastructure team?

Not sure if it is out of topic or not, the company I work for is doing some reorganization, and we setup an azure infrastructure team and individual product teams. The big boss's idea is that ...
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What issues will arise from testing both API and UI in the same story

What issues will I run into when we try and do both API and UI implementations and validation on the same user story?
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Standards for Test Scenario [closed]

Is there any standards to create Scenarios, so that every QA will cover all the defects?
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How can we manage the IP change on local Bugzilla. My System IP address is changing automatically and i have hosted my bugziila on local machine

How can we manage the IP change on local Bugzilla. My System IP address is changing automatically and i have hosted my bugziila on local machine. Due to changing the System ip address my teammates not ...
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How do you determine that your project's quality has increased over time?

Preface: I know that the question may be a bit broad, so I hope it doesn't get closed. However, I feel this is a topic that a lot of QA engineers and managers struggle with and I don't think there's ...
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Focus on team or focus on app?

Given the following scenario: a company is working on a complex product - multiple teams working on multiple connected apps/microservices, sometimes more than one team works on a single application ...
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Documentation which is used while onboarding new Tester

What do you call a document which is created to help new Tester in a team to understand the product/Application?
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How can we apply the defect arrival rate to mesure the project evolution?

I wonder how can we apply the defect arrival rate to discover the progress in our testing projects from developers and testers side ? Is there a risk by applying such approach ?
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How to streamline this process into our workflow?

Background: We are a software as a service company, focusing on education sector. Lately, we decided to have a meeting that involves all Devs/qa to go through each ticket in our upcoming sprint and ...
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Automating POS application to do same action in different instances

I have a POS application that works in different client bases. I need to test if I generate a bill at the same time from two different locations, will it gets interchanged or any such anomalies. Is it ...
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So I have missed a BUG and passed a test case

I have been working on a new project for the past couple of months. The last three weeks of testing prior to release were super intense, and as I was the only QA on project, I have been working ...
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Testing COE (Center of Excellence) is there any need of such team in such Ery of Agile world?

Being hardcore techie, I have been fortunate to work/lead lot of Test COE (Center of Excellence) initiatives of either improving QA Process or Designing Resualble Front end/back end Automation ...
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How can I improve Jira ticket Hygiene (content detail)?

My developers keep on putting short to no descriptions in tickets which are intended for me to do testng with. I then find it impossible to work on due to lack of specific details. I keep bugging ...
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What are good practices for improving quality in a project new to me?

For the first time my team is going to take over a project from another company. Our goal is to improve quality - as I heard the project has a lot of bugs, UX issues and its performance is very low... ...
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Does Kanban imply the removal of bug tracking?

The software development planet is in a phase of huge transitions. There are many sdlc models being introduce and transformed like Agile , DevOps , DevSecOps and so on. One of the main shift I ...
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What are valid bugs

I have been working in testing for almost 4 years and had never had to ask this question because I worked in highly commercial and critical products. Whatever bugs I raised were marked as “to be ...
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What factors determine automation feasibilty?

What are the prime factors which bring automation into play? When does a test manager / lead determine the need to automate an application? What factors influence Automation feasibility?
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What are the proper metrics and methodologies for measuring how well a QA department is doing?

I'm trying propose meaningful changes to measure how well the QA department in our company is doing. I've gone through similar Stackexchange pages that go over measuring a teams/individual's ...
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How can a software tester improve their note-taking skills while doing exploratory testing?

Should we take notes in a simple text file or should we take it in a fancy Excel sheet? How can we take effective notes that can be helpful while revisiting a testing module or application?
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Working with frequently changing requirements [duplicate]

How Software Testing Engineer should act in environment where requirements are very frequently changing? Big tasks appear suddenly so tester doesn't perform them in a proper way. Developers do what ...
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Interview Preparation

How can prepare for quality automation analyst (1 yr exp) interview? Actually this is the final round. They've said like there will be a technical discussion and soft skills with the QA lead and ...
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What to do when QA team has no test case documentation?

I just started working as a QA Automation Engineer to a certain company which provides ERP and CRM services. However, I recently discovered that they have no test case documentation for the testing ...
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Reducing production failures in case of multiple releases across multiple projects on a daily basis

Currently, I'm handling QA for umpteen number of projects (web and mobile). All these projects have multiple features being rolled out on a daily basis. The number of production bugs increased ...
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What approach do we need to follow for projects without a test environment?

We have multiple website projects running in our company and, as it's small firm, we cannot afford a separate QA environment. So, we are now testing in development server. Right now, what we do is; a ...
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What is the correct format to send a QA pass email to developer?

I am working as an associate QA engineer and my team asked me to send a QA confirmation email. I don't have any experience with a confirmation email. Can you tell me what the format for a QA pass ...
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Should only Software Testers be blamed for serious production defects?

I work as QA engineer whose responsibility is primarily testing the functionality of a financial web application and database testing to some extent. I have miss some critical defects in the past ...
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Integration of QA in work processes [closed]

In the company where I work there are 3 products: software, application and site - each with a different QA process. The question is how would you suggest integrating the QA process in different ...
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Maintenance Testing and Releasing

I've been tasked with creating a process by which the QA department triages defects coming through our Help Desk before code is updated and released into production. We don't have a full on software ...
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Code freeze implementation in Scrum team

Could you, please, share your experience on test processes on your project. Do you have code freeze for the test team to retest all the stories, that were made during the sprint, on the end of a ...
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How to handle versioning for multi-sided ( frontend and backend) project?

Our solution has 3 environments(development,staging and production), and Currently,each environment has it's own versioning. e.g. Development : Frontend --> 1.0.8.8. Backend --> 1.0.15.12 ...
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How to implement ATDD and TDD at the same time

I highly appreciate your effort to provide me with real implementation. As example: For scrum process from requirement to user story and acceptance criteria and when to start design TDD and ATDD maybe ...
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Error Rate of Jmeter Execution Report

I execute jmeter script via Blazemeter and I got 2% error. Is it a acceptable rate? In detail report I observed 1353 request are failed. I just run the script for one user. In that case non of the ...
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I need to do research on any topic related to Quality assurance. Which topic would be good? [closed]

The topic should not be vague and something which is difficult to achieve. Simple and conclusive topic would be the best.Please suggest some.
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Is checking web content for typos and spelling mistakes part of QA or testing?

At my work a test manager is getting her team to raise any bugs or defects within JIRA. When I look at JIRA bug reports, there are a whole lot of text copy issues raised for web content. I always ...
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How testing/QA Org should be positioned?

I've worked with companies which had positioned SDET/QA org in different ways in the company. Some companies let Dev and Testers work together as part of Engineering team. Unless the goal of ...
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What is the role of QA in testing an application having MicroServices architecture?

I have to test a software application which will be developed in Microservices architecture. What are the difference in testing an application developed using Microservices architecture rather than a ...
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Which kind of Manual Test cases should be automated for Regression Testing?

Automating each and every Test case would be futile. So which kind of Test cases should be automated so that more time is not spend on writing the automated test cases than actual manual testing of ...
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How to calculate Test Coverage in Manual Black Box Testing

How should I calculate the test coverage for the manual testing I have done for my Software Project? Does it need some documentations like Test scenarios, test cases to calculate Test Coverage?
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Can a Software QA take over all the documentations needed for the project?

I have been included in a very big project, with surprisingly, unorganized - to none - documents. Every meeting, we had been asking for documents back and forth and they can't provide one. There's ...
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Developer - QA - customer - production branching workflow

How should one use branches to be able to test: on local environment (during development), on a branch for testing with real environment (QA-testing), testing by customers on pre-production branch, ...
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What questions would help one learn from an experienced QA professional?

In all industries seasoned veterans can have a hug amount of experience and knowledge about good and bad practices within their industry What are some of the questions that you would post to a ...
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Rework time to fix defects, Duration of the review process being product metrics?

So I am preparing for the ISTQB Advanced level exam, using a book from Rex Black. However, he mentiones (among others) that those are product metrics: Rework time to fix defects Duration of the ...
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What qualities and skills one must develop to project himself as a dynamic QA manager or Lead?

I would like to know what skills and qualities one must muster to project himself as a dynamic QA Manager or Lead. I often hear the management in my organization telling me that I don't come up with a ...
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How to come up from the guilt when someone find bug in UAT/Production?

I am not sure whether it happens only to me but it happens when someone found the bugs in UAT/Production, I feel very guilty about it when we missed a bug, sometimes it deviates my mind from my work &...
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