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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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 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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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 from 1GB to 20GB. The data is in the 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 ...
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Code Review and part-time team members

We have several part time testers who do both manual testing and test automation. When I receive a pull request from them, I noticed that I am reviewing their code less strictly and allow a minor ...
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How to determine applications that are valid candidates for UI Regression/Automation Testing?

I have been coding my scripts in the past year and demo'd my automation scripts to him, executed tests in front of him and explained that I will be adding more features. Then he asked me, what is the ...
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What is the best way to perform informal testing?

Sometimes I got the projects which don't have any formal requirement, Client provides us AUT directly and ask to perform testing on it. In this case, what is the best way to start testing?
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Gamification in software testing

Is there a place for gamification in software testing? Could it be made as a part of a regular testing process and could it have a positive impact on productivity and quality? I've been thinking ...
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Good practices for finding valid issues in exploratory testing?

We've noticed that free-style exploratory testing is oftentimes a better source of new previously undiscovered issues. But, from time to time, I see our testers spending hours in a row in "free" ...
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As an outsourced SQA Testing provider: how would you estimate the workload (an therefore the costs) for testing your client's next project?

Let's say you are in charge of an SQA & Testing company that offers outsourced testing services to other companies that develop software. Let's say you offer 4 general types of testing: ...
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Selenium pros and cons

Selenium seems to be the mainstay in automated functional UI testing. But I'm wondering what peoples thoughts are on the pros and cons of using Selenium? Have any of you chosen another route for ...
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How does knowing the technology behind the system under test help in testing?

How important is it for manual testers to know what technologies/frameworks were used to build an application under test? To be specific: imagine there is a web application written in AngularJS v2 ...
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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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What tools and how to approach Data Migration testing? [duplicate]

What free automation tools exist for Data Migrations between Old and New Systems? What approaches should I use to ensure data was migrated correctly ? I'm a beginner Tester in web applications, E-...
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Migrating from Redmine to GitLab Issues

Some background first: My team used to work with Redmine as our ticketing system. My team used to work with Mercurial as version control system. We are migrating to GitLab. My team works with tens of ...
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What are the benefits of working in QA before working in software or research engineering? What about founding a startup?

So I'm wondering what the benefits of working in QA are before switching over to software engineering. I'm not too concerned about getting pigeonholed into the role of QA or anything like that. What ...
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Creation of SQA function [closed]

Can anyone share information on who to setup new SQA department in an organisation? Multiple Development group exist and most of the QA job has been performed by developer themselves.
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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 ...