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Questions tagged [quality-assurance]

Quality assurance, or QA for short, is the systematic monitoring and evaluation of the various aspects of a project, service or facility to maximize the probability that minimum standards of quality are being attained by the production process. QA cannot absolutely guarantee the production of quality products. Note: if you mean measuring of system defectiveness, use "quality-assessment" tag

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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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Testing using real data of the customer

Is it common to use real data of the customer to perform testing? What policies companies apply regarding using real data of the customer for testing purposes? Is there any legislations regarding such ...
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Why do testers need root cause analysis?

Why do testers need root cause analysis? I understand what it is but can't fathom how to describe a connection. How does the definition of root cause analysis change in terms of QA?
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How to Automate with selenium (payroll cloud based application) [closed]

I'm new to the payroll application,is there any one who automated payroll application i would like ask that how to start up automation regarding selenium(java) .So what are the proceedings to be taken ...
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Explain your downvoting without comments please [closed]

Look I know you think you're helping but this practice over the past few weeks (/months) of down voting (and close voting) questions that other long-standing members of the community think are ok is ...
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Best way to communicate scenarios to be tested to the QA team

After finishing coding a new module for a web app, the team leader told me to inform the QA team to log in the dev version of the app and test all the possible scenarios. The obvious answer here, ...
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Should automation code be as complex as application code?

Software project are often created as modules (in separated project folders) and communicate using services and apis to communicate between modules in order to improve flexibility and scalability. ...
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Should I commit to ISTQB Test automation certification? [duplicate]

I am a test automation engineer. I already hold Foundation level. I am considering to advance in ISTQB certification. My ultimate goal is to become expert in testing including all aspects (testing ...
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Multiple Scrum Teams - How Can I Make Use of QA?

Currently I have two Scrum-Teams I'm responsible for, who did not plan a QA structure before. There were code reviews, and partly acceptance test. Previously, the functionality was developed within a ...
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What is the difference between Quality assurance engineer and a tester?

In our country we don't have a designation as software tester. But everything is done by software quality assurance engineers (designation). I'm trying to apply for foreign jobs and when I go through ...
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Are there any freely available plugins or integrations for JIRA to write test cases? [closed]

Are there any freely available plugins or integrations for JIRA to write test cases?
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How to Calculate Number of Samples for Concurrent users using either jp@gc-Ultimate Group or Concurrency Thread Group in Jmeter

Running 10 Thread with 10 sec of start up delay and 10 sec hold and 10 sec shutdown time Below is the link jmeter setup for configuration https://i.imgur.com/yweUBdx.png Below is the link - summary ...
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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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How to update C# version in Ranorex Studio?

My project in Ranorex Studio (v8.3.1) is using .NET Framework 4.5.2 and C# 5.0. I want to leverage the features of newer C# versions e.g. String Interpolation. So I want to upgrade my Ranorex Project ...
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Nested Parameterization in JMeter

I wanted to parameterize a set of values within another parameterized value. (Parameterizing values into a title which is also to be parameterized). Can someone please help me how to go about?
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Is it permissible to save the CVV of a charging card option [closed]

Can we save CVV if we have a save your card option? What is a secure way to save cvv? What are the security threats?
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Is there a standard list of mutually exclusive project roles?

I am reading through the "Project Roles" section of a Software Development Standard Operating Procedure document. This particular document is clear that multiple roles can be assigned to a single ...
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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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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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Machine learning in creating regressions

I am researching what the best techniques are in generating test cases or regression suites using machine learning for black box testing. Has anyone researched previously or able to help?
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How to start working as a QA being an non-IT person?

How can I start working as a Fresher QA in IT Field being an Electronics and Communications Engineer (from Non-IT Field)? What are the IT concepts which I need to learn before learning QA concepts? ...
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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 application log lead to software quality assurance?

In my application there are multiple log files existed in test environment and production environment. How those application log leads to better software quality?
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What are the documents maintained in software quality assurance?

What are documents(software quality assurance related only), a software quality assurance engineer,QA lead has to maintain/create while testing a software from the beginning to the end? ...
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“How do you test a vacuum?” Interview question

I have a question regarding an interview question that was asked to me recently. How are you suppose to answer if someone ask you “How do you test a vacuum”? Seems like too vague like there is so many ...
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Why should a software QA engineer need to learn JavaScript?

I've seen in lot of job advertisements, companies asking for JavaScript knowledge for QA. So my questions are: What is the use of JavaScript for QA? If JavaScript is used for testing, what kind of ...
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Test automation statistics [closed]

Does anyone have statistics about test automation? In the last World Quality Report (October 2017) I read those ones: 48% of companies (>1000 employees) suffer from too much reliance on manual ...
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Coping with an undersized QA team

We're building two inhouse products: 1- The first has web, android and iOS (total of 9 developers) versions and has 2 QA engineers (1 full time manual/automation engineer, the other is a 50% ...
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What can be done to ensure that a lottery is fair?

A recent series of newspaper articles in my local area details the schemes of a guy named Eddie Tipton who at one time headed the IT department for the Multi-State Lottery Association. He planted ...
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SonarQube: Auto assign issues doesn't work

Currently, I have an integration between GIT, Jenkins and SonarQube as described in this pseudo workflow: commit----> AWS CodeCommit (GIT) <-> Jenkins <-> SonarQube Scanner for Maven &...
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How can I help speed up/improve the client QA process?

I work as a Developer on a product that is implanted in the client's website. In our development process, we develop the application, deploy to our Development environment, do testing to see if ...
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What are must have reports/graphs in a test management software?

I was wondering which reports and graphs are actually used by software testing teams.
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Where can I order professional QA services online?

We already use usertesting.com to get insights on how end-users interact with our product. But now we are interested in finding professional QA engineers who can find bugs in our system (web-based) ...
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Automation Testing the python code for Autonomous Driving Environment?

I am newbie to testing world. I am currently working on automation testing for a python code in the environment of Autonomous Car Company, is Robot Framework suitable for that? else which is the best ...
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API testing Using Postman

Can someone tell me the basic test cases for testing an API with Postman? Which test cases are commonly applied in API Testing. Note: I am a beginner and I don't know where to start.
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What to set as measurable goals and performance criteria for a brand new website build/development?

We have given a task to a third party company to develop a website from scratch for us. What kind of measurable goals can be put in place in order to get quality assurance from the development. ...
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How to handle QA and testing in a scrum environment?

I work for a web development agency, and we are using the scrum model. The way it is applied may not be the best. We use grooming sessions, work in complexity points, but in the end, the project was ...
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Test Automation popularity by region

Judging by the Google trends on "Test Automation", for the past 5 years the majority of interest in test automation was coming from locations like India and Sri Lanka. And, if you would look for ...
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What should be a tester's reaction when any person from business team find a bug?

I work with a business team where no one has been a developer or has studied software engineering. I have been working on their Android App as a QA for the past few months, and I have realized that ...
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What can a candidate tester do to blow up an interview?

We are going to have a couple of interviews coming up soon for a position in our QA department. The position requires quite a lot of manual testing and a bit of test automation which is going to grow. ...
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Approaches for testing huge data files in text format

My current assignment requires me to test data in a large number of text files ~ 200, usually ranging between 1GB to 20GB. The data is in same schema with coordinates. As of now the approach is to ...
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Quality Assurance Engineer and Business Analyst

I need your suggestions as I am working for the company as software quality assurance engineer and Business analyst so what would be my role all together? Any special or alternative role for being ...
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When to mark a build as failed?

Currently, we do a lot of things when there is a application build job triggered (the trigger can be manual, or there is a commit to the develop/trunk branch, or there is a Pull Request created or ...
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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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Quality assurance when people's lives are at stake

We are currently working in an insurance claims processing space and even though we have high quality standards, testing and quality assurance overall has always been, honestly speaking, a supporting ...
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How to ask our boss that we need more time for testing?

Our release cycles are not strictly periodical but happen about every month. Sometimes, after a regular testing phase, we, a QA team, are not satisfied with the amount of testing and feel that this ...
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Pareto Efficiency in Software Testing

I've stumbled upon the Pareto Principle and Pareto Efficiency terms used in different contexts. What does Pareto Efficiency mean in the context of software testing? My understanding is that, it ...
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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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New Hire: lack of documentation vs QA velocity

I've been thinking to raise this question long time ago since I ever started my career as Software QA. We, as IT professionals (that's how I consider us, regardless of the education level) are always ...
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What are the signs of an understaffed QA team?

What are the typical signs and signals of a Quality Assurance team being understaffed? How would you justify/explain a request for a new addition to a team? A little bit of background: We currently ...