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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Unsolved problems or Challenges in Software Testing [closed]

I'm a computer science master's student and I need to write a research proposal for my software testing class. I need to find a problem in the software testing field that hasn't been solved yet ...
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Good practices to audit test automation code

One test automator quit his job a few days ago. We noticed today all most all of his test programs produced fake results. What he did was either producing random test results or assert true == true. ...
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Is there a open source test manager that supports python, can analyze logs and run test suites?

I am looking for a Open Source Test Automation Manager tool. I used to work with an Oracle Solaris internal tool named "Beast" which had, among other things, the following capabilities: It had a ...
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Software quality assurance/IPv6 : validate IPv6 stack [closed]

I need to check an IPv6 implementation on my router's software using a free tool/program. I'm looking for any available tool to help IPv6 certification: I need to validate and verify whether or not ...
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QA/QC involved in requirements or after requirements / design is complete

As a QA lead or QC/tester, in your company/projects, were you involved in the discussions during requirement phase itself or only during or after design/development phase?
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What do you call the testing done in Stage environment - Re-testing or Regression testing?

To me re-testing is done when the identified bug was fixed and same test is done where as regression testing is to identify if there is any negative impact on the already tested functions because of ...
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How to test a application which is having multiple recent screen? [closed]

I am testing one application which has multiple recent screens for recent activity! I am working for an email client android application which is having different different modules e.g. Email module, ...
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How to assess QA employee performance? [closed]

I often hear people talking about about Performance Metrics and Key Performance Indicators, but how to define quality engineering productivity exactly? What is it and how to measure? And what are some ...
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What are popular automation tools being used today? [closed]

I have been a manual tester for two years and 6 months. I would like to improve my testing skills using automation. What are the popular tools being used today for beginners?
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Software Reliability Testing

I am developing a Q&A web application and have implemented an expert recommendation algorithm to recommend experts based on the posted questions. How do I test the reliability of the algorithm? ...
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What does QE do in a modern agile web development environment? [closed]

What are the key tasks and responsibilities of the Quality Engineering group in a modern Agile web development group?
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Only QA engineer for 4 developers, I'm always playing catchup. How can I be more proactive?

I'm the only QA engineer in a team of 4 developers. We are usually having deliverables and almost all of them are working on different projects. So I need to test it and I find myself playing catchup ...
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How to create test template in Agile?

I am new in the team and they asked me to create test template in Agile. Right now we are in POC phase. This template will help us in future when we will be in real development phase. I don't have ...
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What are the best metrics for evaluating a software QA team's performance? [duplicate]

What are the best metrics for evaluating a software QA team's performance? I am looking for metrics similar to the ones below: 1. Test Efficiency Test Efficiency = ((A-C) / (A+B))*100 A = ...
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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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Should the developer provide steps necessary to test?

New to the field of QA, I've been asked to do SQA for a project that I'm unfamiliar with and that is close to completion. An example of a specific functional task to be tested looks like the following:...
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What are the techniques that VLC media player follows to assure software Quality? [closed]

I wanna know about the vlc media player's software quality techniques, how they assure the quality of product (detailed). I would like to know the following facts: What development model they follow ?...
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QA Testing Seminar Presentation - Suggestions please [closed]

QA needs technical knowledge and out-of-box creative thinking to be successful and demonstrations, meetings and presentations are critical to share knowledge and stay current. Can you suggest me some ...
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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 testing and inspections can fulfill quality requirements?

Working on my thesis, I can see the following phrases all over (books, ISO 9000, CMMI): Quality control is defined as the operational techniques and activities that are used to fulfill ...
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Quality control according to ISO 9000

I know quite well the difference between Quality Control and Quality Assurance. However (maybe as I am not a native speaker) I have issues with understanding of QC as defined by ISO 9000: QC - '...
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Categorizing possible improvements

As I have recently joined a new company I am currently interviewing (around 40) engineers, users and sponsors about different aspects of software quality. I have asked them what is going well and what ...
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Sources of information similar to confreaks for QA

I'm new to a QA role and would like to follow best practices and help improve existing tooling at the company I work for. Where should I go to learn about the state of the art? In previous roles as a ...
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What are techniques to analyze requirements in order to write test cases?

Can you please share your techniques that you had used to analyze requirements in order to write test cases? May be a lot of it comes with experience, in my case I remember I had struggled with ...
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Latest Research Topics in Software Quality Assurance [closed]

Research Scope in Software Quality Assurance. I do not know from where I have to find latest challenges in SQA or scope where is now SQA and where was it is? Is there any suggestion that how can I ...
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What quality management framework is used today?

Some 5 years ago I have learned about ISO 9001 (and TickIT adaptation for software industry), CMMI, Sig Sigma and about IEEE standards. Now the situation is changed. E.g. many important firms do not ...
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What roles can QA Engineer play in project kick off meeting?

I've been working as QA Engineer since last 2 years. Right now, my company is looking to change the QA process. They want me to be involved in Project kickoff meeting. Can you please help me to ...
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How can developers improve relations with testers?

Testers and developers don't always get along, which can lead to a lot of inefficiencies between testing activities and perform QA. What can developers and other people do to make working with ...
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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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Establishing QA in a new company - models/guidelines to follow?

Our company opens a new subsidiary and my task is to establish the complete QA (QA, not testing) from scratch. For Quality control (testing, reviews, audits etc.) I intend to adopt TMMi Maturity Level ...
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Role of Quality Assurance (Not testing!) in Agile

From Wikipedia: Quality Assurance refers to administrative and procedural activities implemented in a quality system so that requirements and goals for a product, service or activity will be ...

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