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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How should a Software Tester deal with missed Defects/bugs in release [duplicate]

I work as a QA/test engineer in a small software company. It is a web based product. I was assigned a few projects by my manager. I mostly do functional/black-box testing. Before the release, I tested ...
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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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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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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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What are good practices for improving quality in a project new to me?

For the first time my team is going to take over a project from another company. Our goal is to improve quality - as I heard the project has a lot of bugs, UX issues and its performance is very low... ...
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how can we do monkey testing on the flutter apps?

I am currently doing stress testing (monkey testing) on android apps through command line like this. I want to achieve this in flutter too. MONKEY TESTER First set ANDROID HOME: export ANDROID_HOME=/...
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Usability testing vs UX testing.What is the difference?

I khow that UX - How user feels about using a product. UI-how easy it is to use a product and how convenient is a product to end user. Is it the same or not?
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How to apply software International Standard ISO/IEC 27001 and 27018

We hire some developing company to build software for us and we agree with them that they follow the ( International Standard ISO/IEC 27001 and 27018 ) I would like to ask how can I be sure that they ...
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How can I find the weakness of our “Quality Assurance Process”?

We have a very huge product. Although we had all kinds of tests (units test, integration tests and automation tests), there are still lots of bugs and the customer complains a lot about it. My ...
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Why use an API test if I can get the same information from the website?

Why should I check the server response by using a GET call through an API if I already have a button on the site with the functionality to call the same method?
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Testing earring [closed]

Here is my check list for testing earring. Manual testing Verify that skin will discolor (a black or green color) if the gold isn’t real. Genuine gold will not react with the skin. Automated ...
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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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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.