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What approaches in testing could be suitable, when team doesn't get enough requirements?

So, situation is quite tough. As a test-manager, a need to create an approach, when team have a situations, when requirements and specifications are not accomplished and doesn't satisfy definition of ...
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How can automation help a tester in creative & useful ways to perform testing more effectively & efficiently?

How can automation help a tester in creative & useful ways to perform testing more effectively & efficiently? ( other than automating manual test cases)
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Is there an integration solution to integrate OWASP ZAP and Testlink with each other?

Starting point: We are currently using OWASP Zap for our security test within a CI/CD pipeline based on Docker. At the same time, we have Python based test cases that we execute within an API based ...
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Vulnerability regression testing in an agile environment

Starting point: We used different solutions in the test team to test our websites for vulnerabilities in different ways. In doing so, we naturally also want to retest the bugs anchored in the backlog ...
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Starting testing from scratch in existing software project

The question is: "How to implement testing from scratch? How to structure things?" I have taken the position of Head of QA in a start-up company. The situation is that they have a software ...
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How QA Lead benefits from a Test Plan in terms of processes?

How QA Lead benefits from a Test Plan in terms of processes? I am interested in specifics. What practical usage QA Lead has from a test plan? Currently, I have only seen that it is required for the ...
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What is the best way/tool to share automated tests with non-technical stakeholders?

I've been tasked with finding a tool/solution to present our automated python test cases to other stakeholders in the business (I won't write actual python for time-saving purposes). Our tests are ...
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When can I say I have enough resources to start testing activities?

I am kind of new to testing and I am still trying to get a good footing on what to do based on the theory given from the ISTQB. The exercise of moving from the general guidelines in the Foundation ...
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End to end application tests when separate repo for the front-end and back-end tests

We have separate repos for the backend and the front end. The backend which is just microservices has its unit tests(jest), microservice integration tests(jest), and microservice end-to-end tests(jest)...
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No tests in the legacy project - what to start with as tester? [duplicate]

I've just joined a project which is developed for internal use for over 10 years now. There are no unit tests nor any other manual/automated tests designed. I'm going to be the only tester. What ...
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What is the best way to test values that vary according to database type?

I am working on a program that needs to work on values that are fetched from different database types: currently we support 12 different database types. My code applies some business logic to the ...
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Finding dead code by test tooling

Testing tools, unitary or functional, are running certain portions of code. So we can define an idea of code coverage, which is the part of the code that is actually being tested by the test tooling. ...
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Which test automation factor is effective? [closed]

Details: We had a discussion on this very topic in our team today, some brought in a factor of 30% which I also know, but I am of the opinion that a much higher automation factor should always be ...
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How to manage outdated test cases in the most effective way? (TCs are not a part of VCS)

Previously I worked a lot on projects where we had test cases integrated into our VCS, so it was really easy and not disturbing to delete them if they become outdated (knowing that we can retrieve ...
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What would be the most maintainable way of defining your tests to separate them between environments (dev, test staging) using pytest?

Currently you have a large test-suite in the scale of hundreds of test cases which is getting bigger every day The requirement from the rest of the team members is simple: Let us execute tests on Dev, ...
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Should you create a manual test script before automating it?

Is it best to first create a manual test script for a newly developed feature and then automate it? and then link them up for tracking purposes? Or it's not necessary to create an automated test ...
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Mixed Teams: What is the definition of Ready and Done in a mixed team with test participation?

Details: We are in a project in which many different teams are working (Safe Scrum), which are located in different locations, and are currently still working on other tasks, but which will inevitably ...
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Python + Selenium: Using and managing old web drivers

Details Based on a browser matrix I have to test several browsers, also older ones. Example: https://www.lambdatest.com/blog/creating-browser-compatibility-matrix-for-testing-workflow/ You surely know ...
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What steps to take when you spot a bug before release?

Imagine you are responsible for testing a web application. Your team is preparing a release of a new feature. Just before the release you spot a bug. What next steps would you take next to resolve ...
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How to measure productivity of the test team or of testing in general?

Basically many people know the problem that the project owners would like to see the progress of the test. Technically via test suites, via CI integration possible, reports. But how does it behave ...
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Divide Test Cases across multiple Testers

I am writing test cases whereby the basic steps are similar to this: Create a record in system A Check if corresponding record is created in system B Check if corresponding record is created in ...
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Run same set of tests on different URLs in ADO

We recently migrated our tests from Testlink to Azure DevOps (ADO). Here inside the Test Plan section, we have created a Test Plan. Inside this Test Plan we have folders (Static Suites), inside these ...
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Manual Testing: Writing actual and expected outcomes is old fashioned way of writing tests?

I was going through this tutorial https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/how-to-write-effective-test-cases-test-cases-procedures-and-definitions/ and I found it very time consuming from both writing and ...
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Serenity BDD and RabbitMQ use together

Details Currently we are in the process of integrating RabbitMQ into our stages. I sell here accordingly a test plan through. Currently we use the test framework Serenity and here also for the Api ...
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BDD in testing how do you organize your steps?

As the title says I'm trying to implement my tests with BDD but I'm unsure how to structure it correctly. I have a separate folder where I keep my steps. I kinda want it to be one large file because ...
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Testing Windows Updates

Anyone who has worked with Windows knows that every so often Microsoft has a tendency to release updates that have the potential of breaking things in production env. hence why testing is necessary. ...
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How do you determine that your project's quality has increased over time?

Preface: I know that the question may be a bit broad, so I hope it doesn't get closed. However, I feel this is a topic that a lot of QA engineers and managers struggle with and I don't think there's ...
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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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Cloud Based Cross Platform Testing Environment?

Previously asked this question around testing environments for Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS; Unified Testing Environment for Windows, iOS, Android and MacOS The answer "For Windows run a VM, ...
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Order/Handling of thousands of defects just before release

This question has been asked to me in an interview with a really good company.Below i will provide the question in the form of our interaction(M:me & I:interviewer).Though there is no definitive ...
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How to introduce BDD to SAFe?

There have been some criticisms of SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) in this post, including: I think SAFe is not Agile at all and [the business is] not understanding how TDD and BDD work with SAFe's ...
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Hardening of test cases in test automation

Details: In a discussion about maintainability of automatic test cases in the area Cucumber + Junit / Unitest the topic "hardening of test cases" came up. You know this topic from your ...
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How should I document tests and requirements when third-party software is broken?

I have a smartphone application that uploads files to a server. This server is third-party software (Minio). This third-party software has a bug which caused uploads to fail. This breaks our ...
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[X-Ray for Jira][Configuration error]: "view-issue-section.error.custom-fields-not-configured.title"

After getting our Jira admin to setup X-Ray for Jira - there is problem, when I create a X-Ray "Test". In the "Test Details" section, we get this error message: " view-issue-section.error.custom-...
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How to finalize manual and automation scenarios during sprint

I have to finalize manual and automation scenarios and give it to the client at the start of the sprint. How to finalize manual and automation scenarios in this scenario?
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Test Management tool - necessity or luxury?

I'm tester of a small product development company under going mergers and expansion (probably another 2/3 dev teams will be merged). We use manual as well as automated (currently only regression) ...
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Regression Testing: Set Proper Test Boundry After a Bug Fix or Refactor

Let's say a developer fixed a bug or refactor a component which can affect many places in the application. As a tester how do you define the scope of the regression tests so you don’t miss any bad ...
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Test Management Tool for managing multiple projects

I am looking for recommendations on Test Management Tools. To start it would be mainly for manual testing, but we would like to integrate with our automated tests in the future. Ideally we would be ...
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How do I execute/test a large set of test cases with limited time and resources?

We have a large set of test cases but limited time and resources to execute/test them all. We thought but it's not possible to execute/test everything. I want to know strategies which will be ...
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TestNG how to build a queue of test cases to be retried

Currently, we have logic in place which retries all the failing test cases immediately after the failure, what could be any approach where if a test fails that test should go in a queue and should be ...
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How to integrate test team into multiple agile projects effectively

We have a small test team of 4 people who currently work across 4 products. 3 of these consist of sprints with a duration of two weeks, and the last is a continuous project working on technical debt. ...
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Linking automated unit tests to Test cases

I'm working with a piece of software with over 4000 automated unit/security tests. I've been tasked with bringing requirements into an ALM. What's confusing me, is the best way to handle Test Cases. ...
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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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How to test a system alone with very little experience?

I have little experience with testing and I'm being hired to work on a team where I am the only tester. I'm struggling to find the best approach for the process. Being alone should I write down a test ...
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What are good practices for improving quality in a project new to me?

For the first time my team is going to take over a project from another company. Our goal is to improve quality - as I heard the project has a lot of bugs, UX issues and its performance is very low... ...
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Does Kanban imply the removal of bug tracking?

The software development planet is in a phase of huge transitions. There are many sdlc models being introduce and transformed like Agile , DevOps , DevSecOps and so on. One of the main shift I ...
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Overcoming Cultural Differences with off-shore people

starting position At the moment I have different test teams at my disposal who work on different continents or who accompany my project like now in India. I have noticed a wide variety of ...
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Definition of ready and done in an agile test environment (when test teams are not on site)

details In my current project I work with different test teams, some of which work in different time zones, and also in different projects. However, all projects work on a common main project. ...
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Appropriate way to organize tests given new hardware features

I work with network/server infrastructure. On of our products (a server host) now supports wire connections with SFP(+) modules for copper (RJ45) and fiber (previously only RJ45). The tests for our ...
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In Azure Test Plans, how do you Move a Test Case to another Test Suite?

In Microsoft Azure DevOps Test Plans / Test Manager, Test Plan view, how do you Move a Test Case to another Test Suite in the same Test Plan? I am not able to drag and drop the test case to another ...

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