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Test automation and test data generation for chatbots how to implement?

Details: Our customer wants complete test automation including test data generation for a chatbot. The test data will probably be provided to us via RestApi. Since we have not completed this area yet, ...
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What does shift left concept mean in AGILE?

What is shift left concept means in AGILE? What is agile and shift left concept? How to use it in a software development life cycle
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How to manage a few dozen free-trial credentials for testing third-party integrations?

We have a product that integrates with several-dozen third party applications. Our developers and testers sign up for free trial accounts with the third-parties so that we can validate that the ...
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Finding bugs = More works/overtime

I've been working as a manual software tester for 5 years and I find out that I always hope there is no issue in the app under tested. e.g: The company gave us 3 days to do regression testing every ...
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Is there some software to document the results of functional software testing?

Can anyone recommend some software that can be used to document the results of functional software testing? This is not at developer level, it is for testers to follow documented procedures/scripts ...
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Test Case Result Chart to multiple Test Suites?

I have recently taken over Test Suite creation for my team and I have encountered a rather annoying and time-consuming issue. We are using Azure DevOps Test Suites. Scenario: Let's say we have 5 Test ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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I'm researching Test Case Management tools for my company. I'd love to hear pros and cons of your favorites and why

I'm currently researching test case management tools for my company; I'd like to give my development team visibility into what the testing status is, and also I'd like to have some accountability ...
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Testing 21 search criteria and their combinations

Say I have a page with search function. The search function has 21 search criteria. If I want to test all combinations of criteria can be used, to calculate the number of times to test should be 21! ...
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Is it a good idea to use a GitHub repo to track test cases?

I'm trying to get my team to standardize on a tool to manage and keep track test cases. Currently we have a bunch of documents in Google docs or other formats such as Confluence and the main ...
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Should QA report bugs on features before they are fully implemented?

I am a developer and I generally check in partial implementations so that I don't have too much uncommited code at any time. I make sure that the application compiles and that it does not interfere ...
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Randomization test with constraints

My current project is written in C++. It takes a certain config file to do various work. There are a large number of parameters inside the config. I would like to do randomization test for those ...
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Should a tester feel bad about finding too many defects/bugs in the product?

I work as a junior black box tester in a small software house. I work in a medical industry web application. I was assigned a module to test. I did a lot of research and risk analysis and logged at ...
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What proportion of different types of software testing does your team use?

Note: I've asked this over on SO and p.SE and it got closed. I'm not trying to game the system, just looking for a home :) I'm seeking a little "wisdom of crowds" estimation or a pointer to an ...
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Online free bug tracking tools?

I need to share some Bugs and Test cases with someone. Is there any more professional way of doing that rather sending it over MS Excel? I'm looking for some free cloud based test management tool. ...
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Change control for test cases

Currently, our QA team writes test cases for every feature and bug fix. These take the form of spreadsheets - each row is a test case with name, steps, prerequisites, outcome of the test (pass, fail). ...
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Good Test Case Management Solutions for Agile with JIRA

I know this is a subjective question, but I'm looking to find pros and cons of different Test Management Software to be able to make an objective decision to get the best tool for my needs. I am a ...
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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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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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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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Testing components between software teams

I've recently encountered this scenario in my exam preparation for a certification and I'm trying to understand how to coordinate testing of shared components across multiple software teams. Team A is ...
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Our company has more than 130 customer side bugs in just one moth after release. How can I reduce it as team lead? [closed]

Our company has more than 130 customer side bugs in just one moth after release. This problem exist before I join the organisation. My manager assigned me to reduce the number of bugs in production ...
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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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Jira Xray copy / push steps of a testcase to git (bitbucket)

I would like to commit / push all test steps of a jira-xray issue into git without writing custom code for the provided XRAY REST APIs. The workflow should be something like this Each day all jira ...
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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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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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UAT Best practices | Level of detail

For our current software product some of our enterprise clients want to run User Acceptance Testing on their own acceptance environment. To help them get started we have setup an UAT testing suite ...
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Manual Testing Interview Question : What you should do as a QA if you found major bug at last day of Sprint?

If you found a major bug on the last day of a Sprint, what should you do? Can you change the length of the sprint which is already decided? This question was asked me in an interview. What should be ...
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Should Tester's still focus more on writing Test cases than Exploratory testing? [closed]

I don't focus much on writing hundreds of test cases in any test case management tool. I create my exploratory testing notes which include different test ideas, scenarios, heuristics-based test design ...
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Mathematical / statistical relationship between tests and bugs?

As project manager, I would like to convince higher management to invest more time for development of unit tests for existing methods. My understanding is that unit testing is foundation/pre-req for ...
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How do I effectively measure the level of impact of test automation within a Safe Scrum environment?

Details: Currently we are within a Safe Scrum environment and have already automated much of manual testing. However, we would like to measure the effectiveness and coverage of test automation across ...
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Tools for tracking automated tests

I have used STAF/STAX in the past, and liked the way that information was tracked in the tests. I'm currently investigating Technologies to tie together a few tools that use XML-RPC, and am ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I export test cases in HP ALM to be re-imported into another ALM project?

I've been put on a new project, which has some legacy test cases, these test cases exist in ALM. I would like to export certain sections of this test plan for usage in the new project, which again ...
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What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?

Software Test Engineer usualy performs “manual” testing (without spending time on automating and supporting the tests). Usually is responsible to find all (as more as possible) critical bugs in the ...
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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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Test automation role: challenges beyond automated tests and frameworks?

Before asking the actual question, let me describe the current situation. The IT department consists of a few Scrum-like teams, with one or two software testers per team. Furthermore there are two ...
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What is the best way to explain the findings in Jmeter to a customer?

Yes, I know a simple question at first glance, but on the second it leaves you perplexed. Details: One of our customers got a complete setup from us, and that was Jmeter and an integration into a ...
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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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Visual Studio 2012 or MTM for Administrative reports?

I'm creating a report for my manager to help track what stage in the testing process her testers are in. We currently use VS 2012 for the development and MTM for test writing. I tried creating a ...
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How to effectively deal with repetitive test cases

Suppose we have a contact form with these fields: first name last name contact number pin code. While writing test cases is it a good practice to group similar test cases(TC)? For example test cases ...
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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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