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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Benchmarking web page performance

I currently work in QA at a small software company that develops web based training software. Most of the work I do is manual usability testing but recently I've been tasked with performance testing ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to use methods in java library or a java project snapshot in a protractor project? [closed]

If I create database testing project using java and export to a snapshot(as a jar), can I use it in a protractor project? Hoping to use in protractor project, protractor,jasmine framework along ...
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What mindset should I have to approach testing? [closed]

What have the experts and career professionals learned in this field, what wise nuggets of information can be passed on and what has been learned from real experiences ? What advice from experienced ...
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How do quality assurance engineers test calculations?

How do quality assurance engineers test calculations done inside the code and calculations in stored procedures? Also if the calculation is complex what should be the approach to test something like ...
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How to split a variable in Selenium IDE?

I am quite new to Selenium IDE. I want to split an error message and extract the first word of the error message. I have used the following commands as in the image. Following are the results of the ...
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What is the best testing approach and test designs techniques, that suites for gambling software testing with technical standards?

What is the best testing approach that suites to test a gambling software. Specifically, what should I do in addition to normal functional testing? I am looking for answers that are specific to the ...
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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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Strategy and resources for training Quality Assurance engineers

I'm working with a start-up on providing training material for their staff. Their QA staff consists of individuals who have CS degrees but no/little software development experience, or QA training for ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Manual testing is better than Automation testing. Is that true?

With manual testing, you don't need to buy software automation tools or write scripts. Automated tests are robotic and don’t necessarily act as a real would user. On the other hand, manual testing ...
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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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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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How can I organize QA documentation within an Agile environment

In Agile we favor immediate communication over documentation. However, in QA we still have a need and desire to document the process to provide structure and guidance. What high level structure in our ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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 ...