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What are the documentation that a QA should know apart from Test Plan?

Test Plan, Test Strategy, Test Case documents, test log, test summary report are some example of QA documentations. During the testing life cycle is there any other documentation that a QA should know ...
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what are the characteristics of a senior QA engineer?

I'm a Quality Assurance (QA) engineer, eager to progress in my career. I have some questions about reaching the senior level in QA and understanding the differences between mid-level and senior QA ...
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What to do if a QA tester mistakenly deleted a table from the QA Database?

QA tester mistakenly deleted a table from QA testing env database. Should this be a big deal?
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What are all things you will check in API Testing? (Assuming you are a manual software tester)

This is an interview question. What points are they looking for when asking this question, you are using REST API. Check for errors, data accuracy, right status codes?
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HOW do I do performance testing on a web app (manually)?

It is an interview question, and I did not know how to tackle it. do I go to DevTools and check its performance? what kind of tools do I use?
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Can you use Azure DevOps Test Plans to discover TDD Unit Tests?

On Azure DevOps, Test Plans, are Test Plans ever used in determining TDD Unit Tests? Quality Assurance may add their own tests later, but initially, during development, is there any reason why the ...
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Getting the correct line of code for the Defect Density Calculation

Based on my understanding of Defect Density: Defect density = divide the total defects by total line of code. Question #1: Does the number of errors and failures in unit testing shoud be included in ...
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Can tests written in Visual Studio / Selenium / Nunit be made available to non technical QA folks?

We have a few QA folks that do not code. I am writing test cases in VS and was asked if there is a way to make them available to them. Maybe an .exe that lists all the test scenarios and they can ...
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Responsibilities and suggested tasks of a QA/automation within an agile team?

I've been told by my line manager that I, as the sole QA tester and automation developer of our agile team, lack the engagement, commitment, and mindset of a quality lead, which I effectively am, by ...
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Starting testing from scratch in existing software project

The question is: "How to implement testing from scratch? How to structure things?" I have taken the position of Head of QA in a start-up company. The situation is that they have a software ...
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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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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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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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I am a Junior software QA specialist, I am kind lost to understand what to do in this scenario?

Scenario: Suppose that there is a mobile application (Hotel Booking). A particular use case does not work as expected (view booking history), as it has several defects and the business requirements ...
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Knowing the defect (mitigating false positives)

During testing, there are areas you need to be sure are covered before you are sure you found a bug: technology (are you sure you are understanding the technology behind the AUT - how stuff works) ...
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Can Agile make a tester more Dis-empowered

Was a single tester(TA) in waterfall project. company went through mergers Currently going through Agile transformation. before -works under product owner (PO) and had more autonomy of selecting ...
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Are there any differences between the roles of Principal QA Engineer and Test/Project Lead?

I'm confused about the differences between these roles because I have heard that the Team Lead role is a superior to the Principal QA in terms of hierarchy and at other times I've heard the exact ...
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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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Why is a dedicated QA team member necessary?

I'm in a software development team where we are two developers often working on different things, but no dedicated QA team member. Our support person sometimes handles testing or we try to test each ...
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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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How can QA honestly identify their own strengths and weaknesses?

As a QA, I think of myself as being a bit above average in my field. I get paid well, I get promotions, & I never had any problem getting a good job. I am fortunate enough to meet with new people ...
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Communication vs. Technical skills ,how to choose in a given hiring QA position?

Context: As been involved in QA hiring positions from last couple of years in different companies, I have been seeing the trend as QA is getting more and more technical.Now it is reaching to a point ...
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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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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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How should a fresher in testing handle the final stage of testing?

I have 4 years of previous experience in support roles. Now, I started working for a new company. Initially, I was told that there is some specific requirement that they are trying to map me, so ...
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Agile testing main goals [closed]

What are the main goals of agile testing? I think it is plan, develop, test, review, deploy (shippable product). The primary goal would be to test until we have a shippable product. Correct me if Im ...
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Backend testing

Backend testing is basically a database testing right? Can it be something else? I was asked that question and I have a hard time finding the right answer. Anyone has any ideas? Thanks
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Possible scenarios for a periodic task that is run daily at 11:40 PM to process a data set available globally

I'm testing an e-commerce website and there is a deviation that is occurring on a daily basis for a periodic task that runs daily at 11:40 PM. In essence, what this task does that it picks all orders ...
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Can I get freelance QA (QA Lead or QA Manager) role through my sqa.stackexchange.com reputation? [closed]

I would like to get a freelance QA project or a role, that could be done remotely. Is that plausible role through my sqa.stackexchange.com reputation? Any leads or suggestions would be appreciated!
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Test automation role: challenges beyond automated tests and frameworks?

Before asking the actual question, let me describe the current situation. The IT department consists of a few Scrum-like teams, with one or two software testers per team. Furthermore there are two ...
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How can tester ensure a timely ad high quality delivery when no deliverable are provided by developers for an Epic due in 30 days

If there is an Epic to be delivered in 30 days but the developers have not provided any deliverable and it's already day 1, how can testers ensure timely and high-quality delivery? What steps should ...
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What is the advantage of choosing testing as compared to other career paths in Software Industry?

I have had many people tell me, that I've made a big mistake by choosing QA path in IT industry and that I will never get opportunities to grow as compared to developers and database experts. Please ...
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Based on experience, what cannot be automated and is best to still test manually? [closed]

Which tasks cannot be automated and are best to be tested in a manual way?
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Want to move to testing after having almost 7 years of development experience

I'm having almost 7 years of experience as a developer and would like to know if I can move to testing without having any experience in it except for Unit testing of course. My reasons for moving to ...
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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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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 Sql data conditioning?

This question was asked during QA interview. What is SQL data conditioning? Is it creating test data using SQL scripts to test different scenarios?
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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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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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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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What experience do you have with the idea "QA designs, Developer develops"

There is the opinion that QA should design cucumber scenarios, define the right data for tests, communicate with business and end users to fully understand use cases, focus to semantics and look also ...
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User Story vs Test Scenario

I still do not fully understand the difference between a User Story and a Test Scenario. How are the two different?
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How to deal with Automation team if not all members are sound in scripting

Recently I have changed my job and joined in a startup company for automation. We are 3 members in automation team but I feel the other 2 members are not that much capable to think the coding logic, ...
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What should senior QA know to transition to a Test Manager position?

I am looking to transition to a test manager role and I'm up for an interview. Been doing test automation for more than 2 years, being QA lead at a startup where I initiated and executed QA process, ...
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Validating adherence to software architecture/design after implementation

I work in an organisation that is one of many stakeholders in a large software project. Both functional and non-functional(quality) requirements have been specified years ago, and the solution is now ...
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What can be the question for practical task for the QA candidate?

There is one practical task which we are using since 5 year to analyze the right candidate for QA position. The task contains following things - Functional document : Candidate have to read whole ...
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What should be reported when a bug only happens 50% of the time?

So, let's say I'm running some tests and run across some odd behavior that is a deviation from expected results, however, I quickly run the test again and the bug is not reproduced. I begin to ...
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How to explain what a software tester does to a 6 year old?

We have a curious 6-year old daughter and she asks a lot of questions. Me and my wife both do Quality Assurance, she does it full-time, I do it part-time. Currently, I think we have not managed to ...
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What are the fundamental differences between a QA Analyst and a QA Tester role? [closed]

I often see these titles used interchangeably and am wondering what subtle or major differentiators there are between these roles.
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What are the "roles of QA in SDLC" [closed]

I am having trouble understanding the role of QA in earlier phases of the SDLC. The role of QA is obvious in the testing phase, but I can not see how QA should participate before that, especially in ...
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