Questions tagged [test-estimation]

Test estimation is the process of predicting the time and effort required to accomplish testing of the product or feature.

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Should testers estimate effort only for themselves

When estimating effort for a user story, is tester supposed to estimate only the testing effort or the whole team effort?
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Why are Fibonacci numbers used for estimating effort?

What is the reason for using Fibonacci numbers to estimate effort for Agile projects? I know this is not strictly testing related, but testers are still part of the planning and understanding of this ...
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Should defects be considered when giving schedule estimates?

I was asked to provide estimates on how long the tasks would take in QA standpoint. Should the defects that might be encountered be considered? Or should I assume that the tasks would be defect-free? ...
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When does the testing phase start in a project

When a new project starts in an organization, when does the testing role come in? Is it at the same time as the development stage, or later?
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Test estimation effort for a new piece of functionality

When joining a new company, how does one give a test estimation effort for a piece of functionality? When you don't have full knowledge of the system, or the functionality is brand new, wouldn't it ...
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Tools for test estimations

Are there any tools available to help with estimating the time needed to test an application? This would be manual testing, not automated.
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Questions to ask when estimating testing effort?

I've been a software tester for a little more than a couple of years now and I'm looking to upgrade my skills for the role of Team Lead. Team leaders and managers usually have to do the planning and ...
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What are good heuristics to generate testing time estimates as a percentage of development time

I know there are different factors that would make it higher or lower. I'm looking for a base percent to use for estimating the testing of the software. I need to do this because testers/QA are ...