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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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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 ...
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Verification and validation of a requirement spec (following B.Boehm's paper)

The purpose of this questions 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. "Differences between “methods”, “methodologies” and “paradigms”" explains the ...
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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 ...
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What is the difference between automation tests and test automation?

Is there a difference between automated tests and test automation? If so, what are the main goals of the individual tests?
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Mix-up Testing in agile development

Cross-module testing is a specific term that is only used internally in some organizations. To be more clear, it is also call mix-up testing, a cross testing activity between scrum teams. I am ...
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How do we create a “Test Incident” Report?

Incident: Any event occurring that requires investigation. Defect: Any flaw in a component/system that can cause a component/system to fail to perform its required functionality. How is a Test ...
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Difference between “Pilot” Testing and “Beta” Testing?

I was asked this in an interview. I knew about Alpha/Beta release testing , but had no idea about Pilot testing in Software Engineering. Please explain in details with real life examples.
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what is difference between Test Cases and Test Scripts?

I know that test cases are written in human readable language, whereas test scripts are written in code and mostly done for automated testing. But can anyone tell me what else make them different ...
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Why does ISTQB say Boundary Value Analysis is a black box technique

Boundary Value Analysis is, according to ISTQB - a black box technique. How can anyone agree with that? Most developers write unit tests following equivalence partitioning and boundary value ...
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What is the correct terminology for “configuration information” in a test report

I work as a HW quality control guy but for the first time I am the one who should produce the report. I have no template but definitely there needs to be something like "device version" information (e....
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Bugs Verified or Bugs Validated?

Which sentence is correct. Defects have been fixed and tested by QA. No issues found furthermore. So, what should QA has to write? Defect XXX has been verified. No issues found.OR Defect XXX has ...
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Exactly how are BDD, TDD, ATDD, Kanban and Scrum different from a waterfall approach?

I don't understand the differences between the following terms: BDD - Behavior-driven development TDD - Test-driven development ATDD - Acceptance test-driven development Kanban Scrum How do these ...
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Difference between 'task', 'scenario' and 'use case'?

I am pretty much confused with these terms. I have surfed the net, but didn't find any detailed explanation. I want to know the difference between a task, scenario and a use case. And how are they ...
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What is a good word for: “A test that, when executed, successfully detects a failure”

I am working on a machine-learning invention that can be applied in the narrow field in which I work (mainframe system programming). My English is not supreme but I need to define what I am working on ...
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Difference between Test Approach and Test Technique?

For instance , Exploratory testing can be labeled as a Test 'approach' and not a test technique like Boundary Value Analysis(BVA), Equivalence partitioning etc. Also, Context-driven testing is an ...
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What is the difference between Gold bug and Latent bug?

There are two different bugs, Gold and Latent. Both exists in application from (lets say) Sprint 1. I would be thankful if you could tell me the difference between Gold bug and Latent bug?
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Is there a correct term for testing done by “testers” hired just to use the app as in real life?

We have a group of "testers" (basically students etc., no professional testers and purely black box) who basically do not find bugs but rather use the app as expected in the live environment, ...