Questions tagged [test-strategy]

A test strategy is the set of big-picture ideas embodying the overarching direction or design of a test effort.

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What is best approach to run regression Automation in Agile

We are following agile methods in manual testing. We had not done any automation until sprint 10. Our current sprint is 15. After sprint 10, We started automation using Java, Maven, and Selenium ...
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Is there a better way of carrying out basic text and form validation instead of doing it at E2E?

My understanding of E2E tests is that we should be carrying out tests that run through the whole system to check if everything works together via Selenium (for a web application). However, I've seen ...
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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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What books or sites you recommend for learning how to create the best testing strategy for a product?

I work for a very complex and configurable product and I need to improve testing strategy for it. I dont want to deep dive into each of numerous test cases created for it before - instead I want to ...
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How to inspect elements on pages with 'loading' spinners?

Note: This is intended as a Q and A post for sharing successful strategies. Please, feel free to add more solutions! Problem background: Automating a web application Tester with limited access to ...
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No Encapsulation in my project

It's been a long time that I am writing Test Automation scripts in Java, but I never had encapsulation in my code (code hiding). Creating Interface, Abstract Classes or Java beans were never part of ...
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Test approaches for micro services architecture related application

We have an application now developing with Micro services architecture. From the testing perspective what sort of testing practices / strategies should follow
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How to approach testing of a mature application

What should someone prioritize when deciding to add automated tests for an application that has already been in the market for a long time(3-4 years) though it still receives updates? Assume that most ...
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Test strategy/plan creation

I have to create a test plan for my project and present it to the stakeholders. The Test plan should comprise of : Testing types Test Environment Test Data Project components : Thick client ...
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Is inverted test pyramid really anti-pattern?

I know that the inverted test pyramid, i.e., having more end-to-end tests than unit tests is an anti-pattern. However, I've started to think, what could be advantage of having less unit tests then ...
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Is defect driven test automation an good idea?

Defect driven Test automation: Test strategy in place to consider candidates for test automation primarily as earlier found and fixed defects in the application. With the thought process that it will ...
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What is the correct protocol for collating replica bugs and requests from Beta testers?

I am looking to have a web application tested and already have a large pool of Beta testers ready to go. I am interested to know the best way for me to collate the feedback they give in terms of ...
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What are the Best Practices for structuring a Test Plan

When working at small organisation in a small IT team gaining maturity with a one person test team. Using Test Manager in VSTFS 2015, what are the best practices for test plan structure? The Team ...
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Functional Testing - How do you track your test cases?

So I'm the sole-developer maintaining a software project owned by a non-profit. Being the sole CS guy on the project, I'm finding myself wearing many different hats. One of those is of your typical ...
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How should ImplicitWaits be removed without resulting in code bloat?

Refrence: Speeding up end-to-end tests I tried removing ImplicitWaits and I found myself ending up writing too much code for every click and sendkeys etc. I have to put wait condition for every base ...
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I got test idea from former issues. How can I categorize this? [closed]

I'm a newbie in a testing world. I'm confusing about categorizing my work as a formal word of testing. The situation is this. Our app added video plugin functions in advance at Windows OS. At ...
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How do we effectively use mind maps (or anything similar) to demonstrate key areas (to test & impacted) while planning testing of complex new feature?

I was recently testing a new feature that impacts all most the entire application. While I was trying to communicate the business impact to my team I found it difficult to emphasize on it by the ...
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Testing Strategy: Modular Test Cases

Currently, my company follows a modular test case approach, in the context of business workflow tests. In this approach, we have a lot of component-level test cases, that, by themselves, are not part ...
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What experience do you have with the idea “QA designs, Developer develops”

There is the opinion that QA should design cucumber scenarios, define the right data for tests, communicate with business and end users to fully understand use cases, focus to semantics and look also ...
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Test Strategy for a Data Centre Move [closed]

I'm looking for a good example of a Test Strategy for a Data Centre Move. My company is physically moving locations. This means that our IT Systems will need to be migrated as part of physical ...
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Test strategy for a backend engine moving from legacy to latest Java stack - interview question

One of my interview questions was: Assume you are working on a desktop application. Client application communicates with Backend engine for biz logic and as well rendering of data. Come up ...
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Defect prevention audit

This is testing certification question .I think the ans will be B . Need your opinion During an Audit , Auditor asked for evidences that the defect prevention activities are effective.Which of ...
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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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How should I handle failing tests caused by external dependencies?

I have a situation where an dependent application is down and I cannot execute the test case. The test execution is automated. The test first calls the dependent application API and this API returns a ...
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Test Strategies for Stream Processing / Event Processing

My org is looking into the possibility of using Kafka data streaming as part of our applications. In order to understand this a little bit more I have been doing some research online and think I've ...
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What are some recommended selenium strategies for deal with long list of input options that update a live preview? [closed]

I am testing an app that loads an email in an iframe. Next to the iframe is a long list of options (hundreds of options). Writing text in an option updates email text in the iframe. selecting a border ...
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How to create test template in Agile?

I am new in the team and they asked me to create test template in Agile. Right now we are in POC phase. This template will help us in future when we will be in real development phase. I don't have ...
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Is my website test approach comprehensive enough? [closed]

I am working on a test automation project for a webpage portal. What I want to achieve is: Perform a HTML encoding conformance test; I have noticed that there are a number of missing tags, un-...
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Test Ideas for testing a Payment/Banking Application? [closed]

I work on manual/functional testing of a Banking/Payment web application. This application allows cash transfers from many different savings/checking accounts to a central account which corporation ...
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GUI testing Tool or Unit Testing Tool

I have created some testcases. Where the test cases, test the functionalities are working fine and also test as the retrieved data are expected data that was displayed after you have clicked on the ...
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How to test an algorithm for posting to social media

I am tasked with testing an algorithm for posting items to social media. Essentially the algorithm just takes articles from the DB and posts them to the associated social media accounts, with the ...
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Test strategy for sorting

What will be a good test strategy to test sorting? I have a scenario where when clicking on a sort, i.e. sort the make/model from Z to A, then the listing should be sorted alphabetically from Z to A....
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When to switch from “Debug” build testing to “Release” build testing?

At my company I sometimes have trouble with getting across to developers as to why we testers shouldn't be testing in "debug" towards the end of the project. That said I'm not quite sure WHEN we ...
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Components of a Test Plan document?

What are the most important components/parts of a well-written test plan document for a testing project. Consider you are testing a Financial web app. Is test plan a part of overall test strategy ...
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When is a good time to develop new automated GUI tests in an existing application still under development?

I'm currently developing a framework for automated GUI-testing of an application that is well underway in terms of development. As the test project has been at a stand-still for quite some time, ...
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How Can a Tester Increase his Observation Skills?

How should a tester increase his observation skills? I feel that I somewhere lack sharp observation and attention to detail. any games or exercises that can make my approach towards testing easier ...
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How to test a toaster? (interview question)

I want to know how we should approach for testing real world objects. The problem that I faced before is to get the list of use cases from the interviewer. Whenever I asked what the real world object ...
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What arguments would you make to persuade management that UI automation is a bad investment

After working with UI automation for some time and having to maintain many system tests (huge end-to-end tests that start all the way from software installation to testing via UI), I finally realized ...
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How to Organize Tests for Software That's Already Developed?

I've managed tests for a project that I was with since its infancy. I used Microsoft Test Manager to tie tests to requirements and organize them in folders. It went well. However, now I'm being ...
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How do I test Aspects (AOP)?

I have recently written a bunch of aspects (using PostSharp in C#) that will be applied to methods in some high traffic sites. How should I make sure they are going to perform? Can anyone recommend ...
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Is unit and component testing sufficient?

If you can test every line of [your product's] code via unit tests, wouldn't unit testing alone (theoretically) be sufficient? Are there other "necessary" benchmarks of proper test coverage other ...
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How to write Test Strategy [closed]

How do I write test strategy in simple way by referring Functional requirement document. and Business requirement document. What are the bullet points?
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Mutation testing: is it useful for assessing test quality?

This is part of my quest how to test my tests and test data. I looked at the techniques that would help improve my test cases. While code/branch coverage can tell me whether my test suites cover my ...
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Are there common techniques for testing the conformance of an implementation to a general contract?

Say you have defined some abstract interface and you specify a general contract for that interface to which all implementations must adhere. Are there common techniques that can facilitate testing the ...
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Layer testing - How should I test data replication/update?

I have a development background and now I'm starting with software QA. While building a solution developers often create code which is shared among different platforms/applications. One example is the ...
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What best practices should be applied to data generation for QA testing

This question is kind of general and not very specific. We have a Java project that uses Oracle database. We are currently using SoapUI tool for the QA tests. Each test needs some data to exist on the ...
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IPv4/IPv6 dependency testing

Research from the Software Improvement Group has shown that 1 in every 12 applications behaves incorrectly when confronted with a dual-stack IPv4+IPv6 environment. How does Quality Assurance usually ...
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How to test data migration procedure?

We are migrating our production data (DB and filesystem) from a fairly complex data model to another fairly complex data model. Migration process is given by the specification as a set of mapping ...
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How can I use causal loop diagrams to help me test?

Causal loop diagrams seem like a really powerful tool for modelling a system - but I have no experience with applying them to my testing. Do you use causal loop diagrams? How do you use them, and ...
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How to define test strategy of a company (how testing is done at a specific company)?

We have to deal at times with requests where a prospective customer is approaching us for some work and wants to know how we do testing. Generally what we hear is a high level statement (or one liner ...