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What practices are used to avoid constantly testing the login screen in web driver tests?

Good tests shouldn't shouldn't have duplication and should be concise, however when testing a web application with authentication the test must first get past authentication to perform the desired ...
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Test Structure Analysis Documentation

Detail Information Currently I am in the process of building a QA structure, the following points are included and each one is designed for a project. Since I would like to start with the analysis ...
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How to handle bottle necks in agile testing procedures

We have a problem in our development team, the development throughput is much higher than our QA members can test. Our test team found itself in a situation where a new feature needs to be tested ...
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Have test cases evaluated by everyone in the Scrum team? Including the developers?

I am currently assigned to a new project, on a Scrum team that didn't have a tester integrated before. There are no test cases yet, but the project is more advanced. So I'm busy defining test cases ...
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Best approach to UI automation

Let me start with my background, Been in the industry for over a year, got the wonderful opportunity to join the team despite no prior background, loving and enjoying every moment so far actually. My ...
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Creation of a test charter within the explorative test? How should it be structured?

According to istqb foundation level, a test charter is the following: "An instruction of test objectives and possible test ideas on how to test. Test charters are often used in explorative testing. ...
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Field Length Validation for Desktop Application which has maximum 1000 characters

The character limit we are updating each field to will differ based on the information they are capturing. As a couple of examples, Company Name will be updated from 630 characters to 1000, and ...
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Test Architecture Design document?

What is Test Architecture Design? I have used Test Design Specification and Test Case Specification before but have not heard of a Test Architecture Design document before. I'm not sure what I should ...
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Penetration test in a staging environment. When and how much?

We certainly all know the discussion when penetration testing makes sense. In a staging scenario, the test scenario can be interesting to use there to perform a penetration test. And, of course, also ...
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What are the steps/action plan to introduce Test Automation in a company?

My colleague and I have been given the task of Piloting Test Automation in our company. We need help deciding on the Action Plan. Some Actions we noted are as below : Design an Architecture of "...
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What tests can a subscriber perform?

Initial situation: A somewhat tricky question. We have a staging system and test everything from development to production. Rest API test via SOapUI integration test acceptance test Load and ...
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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 abstract data classes to be more object oriented?

I have run into problems keeping my tests as object-oriented as possible. I have had to rewrite large portions of my code multiple times now, and I feel that there is a better approach to what I'm ...
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How do you ensure the quality of the design when the design is “by doing”?

I am convinced that an incremental design can be good. But if in the beginning a bad design is chosen and the subsequent steps are always based on it, in my opinion it can also run very badly. So ...
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How can a software tester improve their note-taking skills while doing exploratory testing?

Should we take notes in a simple text file or should we take it in a fancy Excel sheet? How can we take effective notes that can be helpful while revisiting a testing module or application?
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Testing a function where the output is mostly relying on helper functions

Let's say I want to test this function: foo(input){ a = bar(input) if(a) return baz(0) return baz(1) } (pseudocode) I want to test foo in isolation, so i mock bar and baz, but if I ...
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What open-source tools can link requirements and test cases?

Which test management tools are available that will aid in Creating Test Cases, Linking Test conditions and Test Requirements, Managing Test Cases and Updating Test Case status. Essentially, how can ...
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What type of tests you should do first?

I had this question in a job interview: Imagine that you have got a new application. You have never seen it before, it is absolutely new. What types of testing will you do first? As far as I ...
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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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How an automation engineer could maintain a large messy existing test code base?

Background: For an UI automation large codebase having thousands of Selenium tests, which multiple people have developed/updated/patched over a period of few years. There is no documentation/manual ...
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What kind of usability testing can I perform when the final users of the product are developers?

I have built a framework aimed at developers and I'd like to carry out a test with users. However, since my final users are developers, I don't know how to approach this testing. The usual list of ...
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What is the best way to automate acceptance testing?

First of all: A royal road and a really correct solution to automate acceptance tests does not yet exist. I am as aware of that as many of you are aware. But is that really so? Is there no way to go? ...
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Is it possible to cover edge cases by using test design techniques

Is it possible to cover edge cases and corner cases by using test design techniques like; boundary value analysis, equivalence class testing... ?
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Should developers design unit based test cases prior to writing the tests

Background We are currently moving API testing from the Technical testing team to the development team. The technical testing team has a formal process where they write the test objectives and test ...
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Handling Issues in a agile environment? [duplicate]

Right now I'm almost tormented by answering the following question: "How do we handle our errors and issues in an agile environment?" Scrum is a framework that does not directly dictate how to ...
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How to identify a specific location in returned Json through a postman test

When submitting an order to an API we get a Json response containing: "AMLResults": [ { "amlResult": [ { "addresses": [ { ...
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How do you prevent poorly written acceptance criteria?

One of the biggest problems from my daily work in the team is the acceptance criteria are mostly too unclearly defined. What this means in detail: Stands inquiries, because the PO or a developer has ...
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Can cucumber tag a single step?

The application that I'm testing receives input from an outside sensor, but sensor data is unavailable on the test environment. Therefore, I use mock data. The problem is, mock data requires some more ...
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Can I keep the Groovy power assert and still have a custom message printed?

I use Katalon Studio for my test automation. It comes with an in-built script editor (Groovy). So, I can use Groovy's power assert that gives me a nice and detailed output message when the assert ...
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Why do some Software Testers never analyze the product extensively or use different techniques/heuristics to generate better ideas?

I am a black-box tester myself. I take my job seriously and try to find new ways to improve my test design experience. I have seen some of the Software Testers in my company take their job very ...
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Test Suite vs. Test Plan

I am having a difficult time pinning down an official description of what a test suite is compared to a test plan. In Test Computer Software they don't even mention suites. (I assume because the book ...
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Is there any open source tool to automate oracle POS Xstore Application?

I am looking for a tool to automate Oracle XStore Application, Suitable tool to automate Oracle Xstore POS system. Application: oracle Xstore OS: windows
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Test automation | Are we focusing more on automation than testing?

Take a very specified example of web application testing with selenium: It seems obvious that (almost) everyone is suggesting using element ID as the best locator strategy, and that your GUI-...
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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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High-level help desired in forming a plan of attack for testing of background “cleanup” tasks

I have written and continue to maintain a fairly complex back-end service written in Java that scrapes arbitrary web sites, involves long-running processing jobs, and includes background tasks that ...
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The test team as an enemy of development? And how can this be avoided?

Details Forming a Scrum team should include all the skills necessary to develop a user story in order to deliver a potentially deliverable product increment with each sprint. In traditional ...
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MTM as a IT ticketing system

Can MTM be configured as a IT ticketing system ? I have had success with TFS as a ticketing system and would like to scratch MTM off my list.
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Without writing the test cases is good approach to test the product or software in Agile process?

We have Several projects are lined up along with the product testing. Due to time urgency and time constraints the test cases are not writing up for some functions and UI and doing the testing without ...
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How would you convince someone that the Page Object Model pattern is important?

I'm looking for canonical answers explaining the importance and advantages of the Page Object Model design pattern, specifically answers that I could point to for people who claim the pattern is ...
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Can a Manual Tester survive in software industry without learning Automation?

I mean to say is that if I dislike coding and don't understand complex code , then will I be able to survive as a QA. Or do I need to learn test automation to grow position and pay in my career, as i ...
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Different Scenarios for two elevators programmed to different floors

Assume there are two elevators programmed for stopping in odd and even floors. i) What kind of test we need to do to ensure that the elevators working fine without any hassle. ii) What are the ...
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Performance-testing according SLA - full page load

There are many tools allowing performence testing with full page load time parameter monitoring. Problem is I can check a page by pasting its URL. Suppose I have a website with 100 pages, some of ...
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How to test the automation of a process?

After "automating" the import of some data, I need to test this. Yet I have no idea how to actually test this. Info about the "automation": We are having an application which has several "jobs". ...
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Has anyone written automated tests for Looker?

We are starting a reporting project that integrates Looker and Snowflake to gather data from multiple micro services. We were wondering if anyone is doing something similar and how do / did you create ...
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Test flakiness in Katalon Studio

I'm having a problem but I'm not sure what is the cause. When I run a test case that includes an iframe object, on the first run Katalon is finding the iframe but unable to click an object inside of ...
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How to structure automated tests for feature with two dashboards?

I'm going to prepare e2e tests for chat app with two customer dashboards. First (written in Angular) is accessible from desktop browsers and second (Ionic) through mobile devices. When customer ...
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Should all test cases be in test suite?

Should all test cases be reusable and in the test suite? Or are there scenarios where you would want to create a specific test case for a single user story? (or a combination of both) e.g. a bug was ...
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Managing manual regression test suite with Test automation suite

We are maintaining our test cases in testlink. For a given sprint we write functional test cases for features and regression suite update accordingly. Now we are in the process of starting automation. ...
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What do I have to consider in an exploratory test charter?

I am currently trying to build a test charter for my exploratory test within a timebox. But what exactly should this charter contain? Session Charter: This includes a mission statement, a short ...
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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 ...