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how do you automate test a enterprise security software application?

I have been assigned to automate test a enterprise security software which will be installed on client computers with different operating systems (linux, windows). my team challenge is to setup a ...
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Is TestLink dead?

I've been researching test case management tools on and off for about a year pending time to actually work on implementing a solution. At the end of last year I had chosen TestLink as the solution as ...
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Properly manage regression testing as an interface between different testing teams

Baseline: We work in a Safe-Scrum environment with a large number of different teams, and here also correspondingly different test teams. We have different test cases from different teams, which are ...
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How can I format the current date and time and then use them in a variable in GoTest?

I use the keyword... get date But I have a date with the format like this Sun May 11,2014 9:60 p.m. I need to convert it in to this format 2014.05.11.09.60.60.321 I tried to put this yyyy.MM.dd.HH.mm....
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How to aggregate and display metrics from custom tests?

I'm running a number of Linux filesystem tests -- number of reads, write, data validation after moving data, checking xattrs, etc. The tests themselves are written in Python and run via cron on a ...
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Should testers be looking at code in the development environment?

I am a software tester, working on a project which has multiple different environments: dev: developers are doing work here. This code is known to be under development. test: this code has been ...
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Are there specific coding guidelines for test automation?

Details Currently we are trying to find more ways to write better code. Of course, this does not exclude our automated test cases. We are already testing in the dev environment with SonarCube and ...
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How can I easily transition from a Test Engineer to a QA Manager?

What skills are needed to manage a QA team in an organisation? Till now in y professional career, I have just worked on the actual testing part of the application. Now, I want to move to a role of ...
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Defect Removal Efficiency confusion

I have read several articles by Capers Jones, who states that: Defect Detection Efficiency (DDE): percentage of defects found after release Defect Removal Efficiency (DRE): percentage of fixed ...
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Azure Devops: Copy test plan including test results/outcome

Looking for a way to copy or clone test suites or test plans in a way so that the test results/outcome stays. I have tried with the copy-functionality and I have tried with export/import of .csv. I ...
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Estimation time for sub tasks [closed]

I need to know how to estimate the time needed to complete a QC subtasks in user stories. I’ve read many articles regarding the estimation of time but they were no help in applying them in real life, ...
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Test automation within a waterfall project. What to consider?

Details: In my new project I am to set up an automation, waterfall based project for a client. Since I have completed test automation exclusively within Agile projects so far, and in Waterfall rather ...
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Test Strategy Documentation for test automation

What are the main points that should be included in a test strategy test automation document for a particular project? I'm not looking at details but more of a high level overview. I've found that ...
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Using snapshot tool to simply the assertion - data snapshot testing

I started using a nice NuGet package for doing integration tests - https://github.com/VerifyTests/Verify and received feedback such as : it's not entirely fair to use the system under test response ...
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The role of the classic software tester in Scrum?

Details: I wanted to ask if anyone has experience with the role of the classic software tester in Scrum ? Information My personal experience is that in the first days there is not much to do for ...
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Is security testing the sole responsibility of testers or part of a mixed team?

Details: The well-known differences between API/GUI i.e. Functional Test are clearly defined. However, I ask myself the question: Does security testing belong in the focus of testers at all? Or ...
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How to calculate security test or penetration test cost for the customer?

Details: A customer would like to know in detail what costs penetration testing causes on the one hand, and what benefits penetration has on the other hand. Also, what it effectively means to save ...
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What should stakeholders or customers see and not see in the test report?

A rudimentary question, actually. But exactly this led to a lively discussion in our teams. Example: We use Owasp ZAP for security testing, at the end we can of course create a detailed report (mostly ...
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Vulnerability testing assessment in an agile development environment

Details: I would be interested in how you guys handle assessing your vulnerability testing within an agile environment? Example: You have weekly test series in which you test your project for ...
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Security test plan for vulnerability test

Details: I would like to address the topic of security test plan. I can hardly find suitable material when it comes to the topic of Vulnerability test. Most of the time the information is limited to ...
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Types of metrics used in QA management

I've been software testing in and out of leadership roles for about 13 years now but the only really reporting or metrics I've done are basic bug reports, which, to be honest don't really show much. I'...
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Should we write a Test Case for every Foreign Key?

Should I write a test case for every Foreign key in the database? Our team is conducting a large database migration project using Java APIs, for eg. inputting CustomerSales. And we have ProductId, ...
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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, I have a need to create an approach when the team has a situation: when requirements and specifications are not accomplished and don't satisfy the ...
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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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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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