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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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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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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QTP API Best Practices [closed]

I have over 20 years of experience in QTP Automated testing and need to know how a person programming in QTP API converts the business requirements into input parameters for the API. Any information ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Is there an effective tool for organizing or salvaging test suites in Azure DevOps Test Labs?

I am having a lot of trouble making heads or tails of our test cases that existed prior to my on boarding. A third party vendor took all of our test suites from TFS and dumped them into a single test ...
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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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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. ...