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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Retrieving cookies from a file in selenium webdriver

This is the code which I am using for the retrieve the cookies while logging to the system. In this code shows error as "The constructor Boolean(String) is deprecated since version 9" and ...
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Should you create a manual test script before automating it?

Is it best to first create a manual test script for a newly developed feature and then automate it? and then link them up for tracking purposes? Or it's not necessary to create an automated test ...
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How do you track trends in software testing? [closed]

How do you track trends in the industry? Do you use any tooling for this?
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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 from 1GB to 20GB. The data is in the same schema with coordinates. As of now, the approach is to ...
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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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Is there a way to write protractor tests to test on devices plugged into my pc not via browserstack

we are trying to save some money and have devices here already to test on, is there a way i can setup my tests to run on them ? Thank you in advance
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To crawl a website to identify images missing alt text and create a report for the same

There is a scenario where in we need to add Alt Text for the images where it is missing in a website. Used Wave, Light house, Axe tool and also Screaming frog. The same could be easily achieved using ...
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What to do if a Software Tester is constantly missing Defects/bugs in Production?

We had a software tester in our QA team that had been reporting a lot of issues, but most of them were low-priority visual bugs, browser-specific behavior bugs, sophisticated (but with low probability ...
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User reports a bug, send it to QA first or Programmer first?

We have a live SaaS product and users report bugs sometimes. We have a functional tester and a programmer. When a user reports a bug should it go directly to the programmer or should it go to qa first ...
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How to write user acceptance testing for web app?

I need some guidance around user acceptance testing cases for web development, meaning I have developed GUI for a user to log in and register. I need now to write test cases for this graphic user ...
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Pros and cons of AWS Device Farm?

My team is deciding whether or not to use AWS Device Farm, and I was curious if anyone here has experience with it testing their mobile apps and what they like/ dislike about it? thanks!
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Suggest a tool to Automate Test the Live Video Call or chat feature which could help in checking the Quality

I am looking for a tool which could test my app which is for Video and Voice calling and check its Quality too. We want to Automate our app of Video and Voice calls on Web, IOS and Android (mobile &...
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Should Testers be called QA?

At many places, Quality Assurance(QA) is used as a designation/title for Testers. In general, the difference I got between QA and Tester is as below: QA supposed to be more focused on preventing ...
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Quality Checks on Excel / Automation

I am tasked to complete a quality check on excel. Background - We receive several excel files from different vendors daily. Before putting on the BI tool i need to make sure the naming convention is ...
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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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Scope of testing in terms of cross browser testing and cross platform testing

I would need support from QA experts to define the scope of testing for the following requirements Cross browser testing - When we get a requirement to test a website developed in PHP and angular js. ...
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I am a Junior software QA specialist, I am kind lost to understand what to do in this scenario?

Scenario: Suppose that there is a mobile application (Hotel Booking). A particular use case does not work as expected (view booking history), as it has several defects and the business requirements ...
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Selenium Click not working on IE11 using c#

Local Machine: Dell Latitude (i7-8650U CPU @ 1.90GHz 2.11 GHz) with 16.0 GB RAM Operating System: Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) v1909 Display Scale and Layout: 100% Running on Visual Studio 2017 (v 15.9.21)...
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Difference between Corner Case Testing, Boundary Case Testing and Edge Case Testing

Can someone explain difference between Corner Case Testing, Boundary Case Testing and Edge Case Testing with an example.
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What does a bug do to you?

(Warning: this is not a question about a factual problem, rather a subjective discussion about approaches to deal with them. Sorry, I saw the warning - but still hope this is possible here. If not, I'...
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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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End to End tests on multiple build agents?

I am using Cypress for end-to-end testing on a Web App, and for some browsers I noticed slight changes in the output when changing the build agent. It is something that I didn't even consider before, ...
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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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Regression Testing: Set Proper Test Boundry After a Bug Fix or Refactor

Let's say a developer fixed a bug or refactor a component which can affect many places in the application. As a tester how do you define the scope of the regression tests so you don’t miss any bad ...
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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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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 ...
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How can I organize QA documentation within an Agile environment

In Agile we favour 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 ...
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How to start working as a QA being a 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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What is progression in test automation? What open source tool could be used to design automation framework for that?

I 've been working in automation for the last 8 years. Recently, I have come across the term "Progression" in test automation. I've learned basics but still, I am not sure how to implement this ...
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I have been struggling for more that a day to fix the Duplicate class given when running my android project for automation

Error: Duplicate class org.openqa.selenium.SearchContext found in modules jetified-java-client-7.3.0.jar (java-client-7.3.0.jar) and jetified-selenium-server-standalone-3.141.59.jar (selenium-server-...
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Transient Fix Detection Problem

If a fault, f_1 is fixed by a change c_1 it mean that the failure F(f_1) associated with the fault, f_1, disappears (i.e. ¬F (f_1)). However, to be more precise, we should take account of time: it ...
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which one is more subject to common cause failure: analog or software based system? [closed]

If a task can be done by both an analog system and a system based on a general purpose computer, which one is preferred regarding the common cause failure problem and why? For example, suppose the ...
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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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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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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 ...