Questions tagged [quality-assessment]

Quality assessment is the process of evaluation of the software products quality, measuring of system defectiveness (not preventing defects). Note: if you mean providing confidence that quality requirements will be fulfilled, way of preventing defects, use "quality-assurance" tag

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Assertion coverage and assertions count in industry

I have recently found one of my test is verifying only 3 of 10 fields of entity modified by the system under test. I've added a couple of more assertions to the same tests. That obviously hasn't ...
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preparation for technical/practical assessment both manual and automated testing for an SDET role at a dream company

I'm having my last interview challenge next week for an SDET Role at a company that I pray every day to nail it. The recruitment steps I passed so far are: interview with HR manager theoretical ...
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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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As functionality is not a quality requirement, can quality of software be judged based on functionality only?

As quality attributes are non-functional requirements and functionality is typically out of scope for quality models (as obviously it is measured against acceptance criteria and therefore can be ...
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I started working as a Manual Tester in an IT firm. What practices should Iapply to be a good tester? [duplicate]

I need some guidance regarding how I can make sure of the quality of that product.
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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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Performance test using Jmeter - Tune the Script as per requirement

I have to do performance test on our API. In our current system they told 3500 request are handling per minute. But there is no way to take the amount of concurrent users per minute. So I just run my ...
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I am an SME/SuperUser who has been asked to comment on our QA procedures. What types of UAT functionality is normally tested by an SME/SuperUser?

I work for a company that provides BI solutions. I am an SME/Super User and one of my typical duties is to evaluate system configuration for new installs and upgrades prior to the client receiving it. ...
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Determine most depended-on code

Another title might be: determine strongest candidates for 100% test coverage. I'm looking for a tool that will display the methods/functions that are most depended on by my code base. To be clear, I'...
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Pair-testing with a candidate during an interview

Would it be a good idea to have an interview in a format of a paired exploratory testing session with a candidate on a manual/automated testing position? A thing under test might be an internal web ...
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How to deal with flaky tests that have intermittent failures?

Having flaky tests that sometimes fail and sometimes pass is very frustrating: there is no single reason each of the flaky tests fail the failures don't seem to happen to real users using the ...
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Detecting complicated CSS selectors

This is a follow-up to What makes a good selenium locator? Motivation I've been thinking about detecting the complexity of CSS selectors statically. The scope I'm working in is both test-automation ...
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Detecting tests that will never fail

We have a rather big test codebase (~1500 test cases) for a Python/Django application. From time to time we stumble upon existing tests that will never fail: tests with missing assertions tests that ...
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What tools and how to approach Data Migration testing? [duplicate]

What free automation tools exist for Data Migrations between Old and New Systems? What approaches should I use to ensure data was migrated correctly ? I'm a beginner Tester in web applications, E-...
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Good practices to audit test automation code

One test automator quit his job a few days ago. We noticed today all most all of his test programs produced fake results. What he did was either producing random test results or assert true == true. ...
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What are the techniques that VLC media player follows to assure software Quality? [closed]

I wanna know about the vlc media player's software quality techniques, how they assure the quality of product (detailed). I would like to know the following facts: What development model they follow ?...
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Difference between standards "correctly implemented" and "followed" - QA vs QC

I have been reading quite an interesting site SQA.net where I stumbled upon the following: When the requirements are produced (in this example) the Software Quality Control team would ensure that ...
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How testing and inspections can fulfill quality requirements?

Working on my thesis, I can see the following phrases all over (books, ISO 9000, CMMI): Quality control is defined as the operational techniques and activities that are used to fulfill ...
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Categorizing possible improvements

As I have recently joined a new company I am currently interviewing (around 40) engineers, users and sponsors about different aspects of software quality. I have asked them what is going well and what ...
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How quality relates to functionality? (it is not considered by quality models)

Some quality models, like the probably best known one, ISO 25000 (SQuaRE project) defines quality model based on quality characteristics that are all non-functional. It explicitly reads that the model ...
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Latest Research Topics in Software Quality Assurance [closed]

Research Scope in Software Quality Assurance. I do not know from where I have to find latest challenges in SQA or scope where is now SQA and where was it is? Is there any suggestion that how can I ...
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How can developers be assured that their software is fault free?

For example when creating software for critical real time applications, like those used in aviation, how certain are you that it's going to run without problems? Are you 100% certain or are you >90% ...
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How can ISO 9000 and ISO 25000 Quality definition differ - parts included

ISO 2500 SQ quality definition goes as follows and I really do not understand the note with regards to ISO 9000: capability of software product to satisfy stated and implied needs when used under ...
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What is a reasonable expectation for bugs upon release?

This isn't really meant to be subjective, but I guess it is slightly.....but im trying to figure out what is "reasonable" in terms of bugs found post release. Now lets assume you do your normal QA/...
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Judge the project rating sonarQube [closed]

I did install sonarQube and performed a project evaluation. The fact is, sonarQube gave me a global note (A) and percentages, like duplication of code %, comment %... My question is, what is a good ...
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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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Software to capture and read text using camera

I am working in a External HDD manufacturing company. We have product label on each External indicating the serial number, Part Number and Name of the product. We are manufacturing different models so ...
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Common localization bugs with Hebrew

I am looking into testing a translation of a website into Hebrew. Would there be any common bug/issues that may occur on this language that I should keep an eye out for?
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IV&V relevant Quality metrics

We are in the IV&V phase of a web application, which is being developed and tested by a completely separate team. So, the client for which we are working has two vendors one which is developing ...
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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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Test Environment Assessment Methodology

Background Me and my colleges have been delegated the task to review a large company's testing process, with focus on responsive design. As a part of our report, we've examined a couple of methods to ...
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What are the benefits of using software Defect prediction in Agile based software development?

Currently most of the industries are using Agile based software development methodologies. And in Agile based development, we already have test cases in hand before development work starts. So, can ...
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Typical localization of bugs

We are now adding support for German, Spanish, French, Italian to our application. We've translated all strings and added a big margin for them in the UI. Now I am wondering what kind of bugs to ...
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Assessing the quality of a heuristic sorting system

I have a program that uses a heuristic approach to sort elements into several buckets. I have another program that does the same thing but computes exactly where each element should go. When I ...
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What are the advantages of CMMI over ISO 15504 (SPICE), and vice versa?

Trying to write a paper where I have to compare process improvement models to implement for a hypothetical avionics software development company. From researching, it seems that CMMI and SPICE are ...
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Are there standards describing the different processes for software QA on software that you buy/obtain?

We as an organisation need to provide our regulator with a description of the processes describing how we "handle" software (usually computational software) that we buy or obtain from others. These ...
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Who do you use/recommend for ad hoc QA testing?

I'm a software developer on a VERY small team (read as... me). I'm working on a large project, and in a few months think it would be beneficial to have some sort of formal QA process. I can have ...
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If verification is quality control, what is a validation?

I know that verification is QC (focused on products) but what about validation? I would say its QC too, as it does aim on the product workings, yet no source mentiones that. I am trying to understand, ...
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IPv4/IPv6 dependency testing

Research from the Software Improvement Group has shown that 1 in every 12 applications behaves incorrectly when confronted with a dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 environment. How does Quality Assurance usually ...
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How to find QC removed test scripts and bring them back

How to find out the vanished test scripts of a particular test set in a test lab of the QC. How to bring them to the normal view as before. Please refer to the work around perfomed for this issue and ...
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Approaches to evaluate competitor products for making quality assessment

We have been working for a while on building a product for our clients and now it has reached a stage where we need to decide whether we are ready to go to market with it or not. One of the tasks ...
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