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QA with application using chargeover

Our UAT uses chargeover for payment and other user management features. A couple weeks after we enabled automated testing about 50 test cases running about 2 runs every hour (can peak to 6-7 runs when ...
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Dealing with a slow growth curve in improving automation skills and how that affects ones' career

I have been working as a QA since almost ~5 years now. While I am one of the senior QA in my team, and have brought in other quality aspects to the table, my automation skills are still "beginner". As ...
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How to organize a QA Process/Department?

I am in a 10 man team, and I am the only QA in the team. I am new to the team and I have already put a QA process in place. My process is this: Development (will wait till the development phase is ...
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QA Access to QA is Being Denied [closed]

My QA team is being denied access to the QA environment. Yes, really. Is there a precedent for this? A good reason? Is it as monumentally stoopid as I think it is? Are there any resources or ...
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How to handle client if you found a high severity defect on the release date?

Suppose the product/application has to deliver to the client at 5.00 P.M, at that time you or your team member caught a high Severity defect at 3.00 P.M (Remember the defect is high severity), but the ...
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Interviewed as Java Dev but Hired as Lead QA. No QA experience. What do I do?

I was recently laid off from my 5-years-long tiny telecommute-based server admin / full stack software dev job almost exactly a month ago. Exactly one week ago I interviewed for a job at a small post-...
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Importance of test automation experience to advancing in QA departments

I am a test engineer with about 7 years of work experience. I am not an computer science / engineering graduate. I have done a post graduate conversion course that included a good mix of software ...
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What roles can QA Engineer play in project kick off meeting?

I've been working as QA Engineer since last 2 years. Right now, my company is looking to change the QA process. They want me to be involved in Project kickoff meeting. Can you please help me to ...
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How to start up a QA consulting business? [closed]

I am considering to try out starting up/building a Software QA freelancing/consulting type of business. I have some skills in automation, and know at least java/javascript language. I just don't know ...
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What should an automation tester create a script for?

I am a newbie in automation testing. The question that bothered me while creating scripts was: Is it only GUI testing or do we also have to create Integration automation scripts? What would be our ...
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How can I (or a company) get fake Test Accounts for a Banking website without consulting the bank? [closed]

Anybody know how I can get a fake test account for a Banking Website without consulting the bank?
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A bug is fixed in Development environment but cannot be validated in Integration environment

As in many IT jobs we work with two environments: Integration: for QA Development: for developers. Is there a general rule of thumb on what to do when for a bug the developer says it is ok in ...
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Real life example of software risk estimation [closed]

Can anyone explain a real life example of software risk estimation?
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What should I learn next as QA

I have been working as a software tester for the last 4 years. I have the following skills and day job experience: 1 - Manual Testing of websites & Mobile Applications. 2 - Automation using ...
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How can we do User acceptance testing Manually? [closed]

General User acceptance testing test cases of any application or software. Test cases of user acceptance testing like some of below: Add tab functionality in a form Shortcut keys of saving any form ...
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Where does QA fit into a common git branch flow

Doing some research on GIT has me interested that my company isn't using it as a best practice. I recently read through this diagram that is highly recommended by a lot of people and am wondering the ...
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How to test effectively when DEV/BAs design separately?

I'm at an organization where QA is basically kept in the dark when it comes to requirements/technical design. Documents are created usually during the Requirement gathering phase, but then by the time ...
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Difference between PHP and Dot Net from QA Point of view [closed]

How to identify whether the site is developed in PHP or Dot Net from QA Point of view? The main purpose of asking the question was to know if there is any difference which a QA can make out just by ...
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Training a non-QA employee to do QA

I have just started working for a company as a QA Automation Lead, and have been informed that someone will be joining me to start the testing efforts here at this company. I have just found out who ...
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Setting up QA Department from Scratch (Web Development)

So im going to be starting a Job here in a few weeks, i've been doing QA for about 6 years now. Pretty much your standard Test Plans/Testing with a little normal SysAdmin stuff that sometimes comes ...
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What are steps of software testing life cycle? [closed]

After picking up some priority backlogs, what exactly is the role of a QA tester? I mean what are the actual steps, starting from understanding the requirements and types of documentation if needed? ...
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Which skills are required for a tester with only one year of experience [closed]

I am asking about what skills should a test engineer with one year test experience have?
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About QA title/Position

I have been working as QA/Tester for the last 4 years. I know there are a lot of different position titles in testing such as QA, QC, Tester, Quality analyst, Test Manager, Technical analyst and some ...
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Universities teaching Software Quality Assurance & Testing?

I found that starting in software testing often requires a degree in a computer science related subject, but I can't find any QA only degrees. I understand the importance of prior computing knowledge (...
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Hide a password in selenium IDE

My client uses simple Selenium IDE scripts for regression testing. The issue is that when the scripts are shared, people's AD usernames and passwords are shared too. I'm trying to put a stop to this ...
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How to write automation when test engineers are constantly pulled to do manual testing?

The scenario: Scrum team consists of more developers than testers Stories revolve around 80% of testing tasks Why so much testing? There are asks of E2E testing for several user flows; regression ...
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Should I take interview of manual tester who has more experience than me

I am in a critical situation. I have nearly 4 years of experience in QA doing manual and automation testing. We have a total of 4 testers where I work. I am now the most experienced QA in our ...
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Tips to Improve the QA Process in a Project…?

What can be some solid tips and suggestions to improve whole QA/Testing process in a project. I am testing a financial web application. What are the testing areas in which we can improve the process ...
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Which is the Most Important Skill of a Great Tester?

As a tester, I try to analyze things, think logically, look for clarity and create new ideas. What one skill is the greatest and most effective for an expert software Tester. Skill that is the secret ...
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How can we apply smoke and sanity testing concepts in real testing?

I want to apply smoke testing and sanity testing to running testing projects. So any one can help me by proper plan using which I can apply real smoke and sanity testing professionally as QA.
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How can I create a bug report [duplicate]

I am studying on websites manual test. I haven't any idea about making a bug report for developer by MS word, excel, powerpoint, PDF, video, screenshot etc. That they can understand easily my report &...
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Software Tester Skill Matrix with Levels

I would like to know if there's a standard Skill set for Skill Matrix for a Software Tester of different levels, like for example, what are the skills needed for an Entry level tester as well as what ...
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What are the different roles of a sqa/sqc person at experience levels of entry/junior, mid/intermediate, and senior [duplicate]

I work in a company that creates websites. Currently, they do not have any description for the roles for the different levels (entry/junior, mid/intermediate to senior level) of sqa/sqc staff but ...
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Robot framework. How to select option by text but value?

I want to select an option from list, but I won't use value for it. <tbody> <tr> <td colspan="3"><a href="admin.php?dpt=catalog&amp;sub=products_categories&...
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What does QA support for production push/release

What does the QA support need to do during the production push or release? Is that just monitor the pushing progress and run smoke test after that? What if something went wrong? Are the developers ...
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How to solve miscommunication issues with qa in order to decrease task redundancy?

How to handle the situation where communicated bugs by the qa are duplicated as new issues by members of the project other than qa? What is the role if qa in this situation? Additional note: Time is ...
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Universal Skills in a QA role

Lately I have been looking for a new position in the QA world. My background, while short, has afforded me amazing learning opportunities and I feel it is time for me to take a leap and learn even ...
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Role of Quality Assurance (Not testing!) in Agile

From Wikipedia: Quality Assurance refers to administrative and procedural activities implemented in a quality system so that requirements and goals for a product, service or activity will be ...
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QA as Scrum Master

I have been thinking more and more as to whether it’s a good idea to have one of the Lead QA testers as the project's Scrum Master? Here’s my thinking, which may not be the same in every company/...
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How is QA involved in usability testing?

Usability testing provides feedback how well users can accomplish tasks using a GUI. In many companies there dedicated departments for usability testing, separate from QA testing. Still, I wonder ...
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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 an software tester According to my assumption: 1) Analyzing the Requirements from ...
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What is a good KPI for software QA?

How can you measure the efficiency of the QA team? What KPIs would you set up?
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How to assure quality when you don't have dedicated testers?

If you're a programmer working alone, or with a couple other programmers, and you don't have dedicated testers, the programmers have to make up the difference. Obviously, even when you have testers, ...
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Should we reject QA candidates based on basic reasoning and math tests?

Short version: When hiring experienced QA people, do you want someone who has good technical skills, or do you want someone who has good aptitude skills? My boss says that if the guy can't solve ...
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What measures do you use to assess software quality?

Hopefully this isn't too subjective. I am curious to know what measures to use to assess the quality of a given software release. The measures would need to be applied to multiple different projects ...
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What factors should affect the ratio of QA/Test staff vs. App Developers

I've worked in a variety of environments with differing ratios of QA / SDET personnel vs. developers focused on building and maintaining application features. Is there such a thing as a "right" ...
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Should testers be worried about Quality Assurance? [closed]

In some companies, the testers are expected to do Quality Assurance. In my opinion, this is not the way to go. Testers normally don't have the mandate to push things thorugh on a higher level. Because ...
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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?