Questions tagged [terminology]

For questions concerning proper naming of events, activities, practices, or tools used in SQA. Using a proper terminology helps team collaboration and hence improves the overall quality of a Product.

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What is an extreme term for Feature creep, Software bloat and Code bloat?

I am looking for a term or principle that describes software or a website that has many: "Features" that are not really features that no end users want or will ever use. "Features&...
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Do we have a terminology for manual test suite that replaces failed automated tests?

Background: 3-week sprint, 2-days testing against staging and 1-day testing against qa. qa environment is only up for the duration of 1 day as it costs a bit money to have it running on AWS. We have ...
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Confused with "Integration testing", "System testing" and "System integration testing"

I have read similar questions here but it did not help. My understanding is as follows: Integration testing - done by developers, integrating low-level components together System testing - testing ...
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Can Test Automation Engineers call themselves Software Developers or Programmers? [closed]

One of my colleague asked me if what I do is a part of software development. He said that can you call yourself a developer or a programmer/coder or someone who is creating/developing test scripts for ...
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Difference between test strategy and test plan

I have read several posts on test plan and test strategy. According to them the main difference between these they tell is that test strategy is static in nature while test plan is dynamic and can ...
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How many test steps are allowed in a single manual test case?

I have been writing Test Cases for half a year as of now. My question is: How many test steps are allowed only in one test case? For example more than 6 steps is not allowed or depends on ...
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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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Real time example for Latent defects and regression defects [closed]

Can anyone explain Latent defects and regression defects With real time examples in the software
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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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Difference between Accessibility Testing and Usability Testing?

Both terms Accessibility Testing and Usability Testing seems similar. Are they both same? Or is there any difference between Accessibility Testing and Usability Testing?
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Which document is used for post deployment and what is its name/content?

Which document is used for post deployment or what is the name of that document. And what things does this document include?
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What's the difference between integration and contract testing of microservices?

Well, integration testing supposed to be the testing of integrated components. Contract testing supposed to be testing of the way components interact with each other (API). But what the main ...
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Is unit testing related only to software development?

I have searched for "Unit test" on the internet and I always find that it is a software development topic. If I am not writing code and instead I am designing, for example, a BI dashboard, can I ...
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What is the difference between Major and Minor Bug?

I am wondering about these two bug priority during development testing.
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ISTQB: incidents should be raised when someone other than the author of the software performs the test

I am preparing for the ISTQB Foundation Level Exam by taking this mock test. Consider the following statements i. an incident may be closed without being fixed ii. incidents may not be raised against ...
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Verification and validation of a requirement spec (following B. Boehm's paper)

The purpose of this question is for me to understand the concept, I am well aware in practice I just do these things, regardless of how I call them. Also, the famous paper from B. Boehm (GUIDELINES ...
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Validate or verify is the correct term? [duplicate]

With my team we are trying to agree on some common terminology, conventions etc. for a new testing scheme. We are mostly done, however we can't agree on whether verify or validate is the better term ...
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How does trust in product compare to trust in quality process?

What factors determine trust in a product compared to trust in the quality process? I have seen reports with ticks and crosses in product trust and quality process columns, but I don't understand what ...
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Is there a name for this type of bug where a bool is overwritten on every iteration of a loop giving an invalid result?

I have found several instances of bugs like this in dusty corners of our automation code base. Fortunately the person responsible for snippets like these has no longer with the company, but I'd like ...
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Looking for Clarity on testing terminology (Collaboration Request)

I need to explain the testing terminology to others because I want everyone to be on the same page; have the same understanding. After continuous study of the testing world for over more than a month, ...
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What is the term for testing a system's behavior by comparing it to a system that is known to work correctly?

For example, let's pretend that I want to write a program that encrypts data using a given algorithm. Instead of manually calculating expected outputs and comparing them with actual outputs, I might ...
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What is the term to convey the use of black, gray, and white-box testing?

A little bit of context... At my workplace, software test engineers (SWET) have access to source code. That doesn't mean that SWETs must review the source code, but more so have access in case they ...
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What is the name for tests that uses Puppeteer or Selenium to test a website holistically?

In unit testing, individual units of source code get tested. But when you use Puppeteer or Selenium (both are headless browsers) you are doing black-box testing, in which you don't interact with the ...
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What are No Damage Test Scripts?

I've done a few searches using different parameters but haven't come across a particular term being bandied about on a project team I've been working with. Specifically, I'm hearing the phrase 'no ...
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What is this methodology called?

We have got an old system "Qwerty1" - that makes a lots of things, then we also have got another system "Querty2" it's actually a remake of Qwerty1 (for several reasons) Notice we still are live with ...
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What is meant by workaround

When we talk about major defects, we also talk about the availability of workaround. I need to know what do we mean exactly by a workaround. Example: If a function is not working at all, however, the ...
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Negative testing - delivering error when it should not?

I am a bit confused as in a few books, negative testing is described as trying to break the system with providing inputs outside the defined group..which I understand and agree with ...and that a ...
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Difference between a testing method and a testing paradigm

I often read the terms "testing method" and "testing paradigm", although they frequently seemed to be used synonymously. This question on Stack Exchange explains the terms in general, but I wonder how ...
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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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Selenium testing category

My question is more theoretical rather than code related. I am implementing a test through Selenium and my approach is to test the visual parts of my application(for ex. if all pages are visible, or ...
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What are the fundamental differences between a QA Analyst and a QA Tester role? [closed]

I often see these titles used interchangeably and am wondering what subtle or major differentiators there are between these roles.
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A good name for live system performance testing?

We have a JMeter end-2-end test running on a live system. The test represents an important user scenario. This test results in time metrics for each step in that scenario. These metrics are input to a ...
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Meanings of commonly used acronyms in software testing [closed]

Many of the questions and answers on SQA make frequent use of acronyms for things that many people would have an idea of what the spelled out term means, but might have a hard time deciphering the ...
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Difference between defect, error, bug, failure

I was reading the differences between defect, error, bug and failure. I found a website that says about them. Are these correct? “A mistake in coding is called error, error found by tester is ...
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What framework is Page Object Model

What framework is Page Object Model? I would argue that it is data-driven, since, even though many actions are wrapped in user created methods, it is not totally reliant on keywords. Thus it is not ...
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What is this test design technique called?

So I have a flow chart diagram (say A to E where many have bidirectional paths) and I am supposed to design test cases covering 100% of possible paths. So I traverse the diagram and goes like: ABCDE ...
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What is the difference between a Test Scenario and a Checklist?

I've been searching through Google about the difference between a checklist and a test scenario and didn't get the answer yet. It's kind of frustrating because I keep finding different information ...
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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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Term for accumulated hacks making code maintenance too expensive

I'm looking for the term used to describe when the amount of cumulated hacks and workarounds have made a software code too expensive to maintain at a reasonable level of quality.
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Why QA tools aggregate info on "projects" and not "teams"? [closed]

I'm currently evaluating a QA tool for our company's QA Team; I don't have much experience in this area so many things are new for me and probably there are many reasons for what I consider a design ...
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Level of testing intrusion and false alarms

I came across this idiom "level of testing intrusion". Its definition is: the greater the number of changes that are required to be made to the system under test specifically for automated testing, ...
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Is there a formal QA term for this kind of test?

The tests I like to write are usually of the form: Assume we are testing software that posts and adjusts trades Take a fresh copy of the database and populate it with pre-frozen data as needed (say, ...
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What is Use Case Testing?

I don't get it why use case testing is divided as a separate testing technique. In use case testing we test cases given by the clients, but we test them with positive and negative tests. So, ...
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Difference between Scalability Testing And Capacity Testing?

Belongs to non-functional testing type. But I get confused between these 2 types of testing.
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What is the difference between SLA (Service Level Agreement) and SLO (Service Level Objective)?

I have seen these two abbreviations being used interchangeably. Also, I have seen SLA being used as a catch all term for anything related to 'what the test is supposed to measure and compare against'. ...
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What is the difference between bug and defect?

I am wondering, in software development testing, what is the difference between a bug and a defect?
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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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Term for checking the correctness of data

We have a systems that pulls large sums of data from an external system then we transform the data and afterwards we need to verify this transformed data is correct. How do we call this type of ...
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Is there an industry standard or good practices for the code review activity?

An SDLC explains how an item of software can be defined, modeled, developed, tested, released and supported. The SDLC is split into any number of phases, depending on the methodology used (Waterfall, ...
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Is there a name for automated tools that work from screenshots like Sikuli or Monkeyrunner with tools like Selenium?

I have a list of GUI testing tools, and I want to separate the tools that are 'based on screenshots' like Sikuli or Monkeyrunner that others that interact directly with the elements of SUT, like ...