Questions tagged [testing-team]
A group of multi-disciplined, cross-functional professional working together to deliver high quality software product.
What is a good test review process for sporadic failures
A conversation has been started recently in my company, about the report of sporadic test failures. Every QA team has different processes. In our team for example, the test review occurs in weekly ...
How can we manage the IP change on local Bugzilla. My System IP address is changing automatically and i have hosted my bugziila on local machine
How can we manage the IP change on local Bugzilla. My System IP address is changing automatically and i have hosted my bugziila on local machine. Due to changing the System ip address my teammates not ...
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 ...
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 ...
What does the correct planning of the test team look like in the run-up to a project?
In my new project I have to put together a new test team. The PO would like to know from me in advance how I will carry out the planning in this regard. The initial situation is as follows: No test ...
Agile test procedures in Waterscrum + Staging Enviroment
Currently, I am working in several teams at the same time. The project teams work in Waterscrum and have defined an agile sprint of - one-week development + one week testing. All teams work with ...
Test and developer of the psychological approach. Avoidance of tensions implement, but how?
Many testers are aware that sometimes it is not easy to mediate between developers and testers or to find a common approach. Sometimes, anger also tends to rule on both sides. Within ISTQB this area ...
How to set up a Testers Guild
In our organization we plan to set up a Testers Guild: a group of test professionals, that work in different Scrum teams. We have about 10 teams across the organization. Most teams have one tester on ...
Is checking web content for typos and spelling mistakes part of QA or testing?
At my work a test manager is getting her team to raise any bugs or defects within JIRA. When I look at JIRA bug reports, there are a whole lot of text copy issues raised for web content. I always ...
How to deal with non process oriented organization?
I'm working in a organization since 3 month as an automation engineer. Sometime I feel comfortable with my work,Here my responsibilities are analyze end to end product feature, automate them, help out ...
Detecting observation skills during an interview
In our company, we think that some of the key skills for a tester are the attention to detail and observation skills, these are some of the major things we are looking for in the interviews. What ...
How to deal with Automation team if not all members are sound in scripting
Recently I have changed my job and joined in a startup company for automation. We are 3 members in automation team but I feel the other 2 members are not that much capable to think the coding logic, ...
Who is responsible for pinpointing bugs?
Let's imagine this common situation: a tester creates an issue for a developer to fix, providing the steps to reproduce, screenshots and other details (if available). Then, a developer does not think ...
Should the SQA Team participate in delivering the product to the customer?
At my company, we don't have enough resources to hire a product owner to do this job (deliver the product to the client). Now, the PM is the responsible for this. But, if the SQA team (or one of its ...
Strategies to building up reputation as a software tester in a team
It is important to maintain good and productive professional relationship with the management, stakeholders and development team. Many things may depend on that, but, for this question, let's focus on ...
How to deal with not motivated testers?
We have several "testers" who are involved in manual testing and test automation, but all of that part-time. Some of them are not really interested in testing and test automation as a field and lose ...
What are the signs of an understaffed QA team?
What are the typical signs and signals of a Quality Assurance team being understaffed? How would you justify/explain a request for a new addition to a team? A little bit of background: We currently ...
Senior management expected bug discovery rate to match their expectation
We are four weeks in testing a new application. In summary There is only one developer assigned to this project, basically, 8 man hour is available for this project. The rate of bug discovery is ...
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 ...
One repo or separate repos?
My organization is starting up an automation team, and we are still working on our structures and procedures. We are using Git to store automation code, and we seem to be of two minds; some feel we ...
Good practices to audit test automation code
One test automator quit his job a few days ago. We noticed today all most all of his test programs produced fake results. What he did was either producing random test results or assert true == true. ...
What roles could a QA team have in a (currently) Dev-only hackathon day?
I'm new to QA, and within the first few weeks of starting my position, the developer team held a hackathon day. I love the idea of hackathons, but me and my team just carried on doing day-to-day ...
How do I set specific (%) QA targets on reduction in bugs for the year?
We're starting from a relatively small number of bugs currently, hence my challenge. In other words, bug slippage is currently quite low already, but I have been tasked to make it even lower. If we ...
How to assess QA employee performance? [closed]
I often hear people talking about about Performance Metrics and Key Performance Indicators, but how to define quality engineering productivity exactly? What is it and how to measure? And what are some ...
Should testers have access to view developers code? What are pros and cons of this?
I am working as a manual and automation tester for a financial company. Testers in my company don't have access to the source code of our applications, we have limited access rights to our version ...
What should Testers do if they are not able to find good defects in the product?
I work as manual/black-box tester. My responsibility primarily includes functional testing of a web application and to some extent database testing using sql server, based on the functional ...
QA Testing Seminar Presentation - Suggestions please [closed]
QA needs technical knowledge and out-of-box creative thinking to be successful and demonstrations, meetings and presentations are critical to share knowledge and stay current. Can you suggest me some ...
How should a tester deal with a bug found in production?
In my previous project, I was working as a black-box/manual tester. My major responsibilities were performing function testing, executing regression suites, running smoke tests etc. I was testing a ...
How to differentiate myself from other Testers in the team? [closed]
I am responsible for testing an enterprise web application, what other things of high value can a tester do to stand out of the crowd. Apart from obvious activities like test data creation, test case ...
Software testing awards/certification/recognition at Team/Company Level
We are looking for certifications / awards / recognition that are awarded to the whole testing team or the company. I am not looking for individual certifications like ISTQB, etc. The purpose of ...
Software Tester Skill Matrix with Levels
I would like to know if there's a standard Skill set for Skill Matrix for a Software Tester of different levels, like for example, what are the skills needed for an Entry level tester as well as what ...
What are the different roles of a sqa/sqc person at experience levels of entry/junior, mid/intermediate, and senior [duplicate]
I work in a company that creates websites. Currently, they do not have any description for the roles for the different levels (entry/junior, mid/intermediate to senior level) of sqa/sqc staff but ...
Who should log bugs? [closed]
In an agile environment where project priorities constantly change meeting deliverables, how healthy is the situation where bugs are logged by project members other than the actual qa member who is ...
Competition ideas between test teams [closed]
In my office we have several test team. Recently our organization decided to keep competitions between test teams. I look forward for the ideas to improve ourselves and compete among us to show up our ...
Dedicated or cross projects test team?
We are recruiting test engineers to two existing projects, that up until now had a single test engineer juggling between them. The projects are not expected to grow significantly in the near future, ...
How to get global teams to test smoothly on a different parts of the system?
I would like to seek for your valued opinions. How do you get global teams (such as US, China, Korea, Singapore, Europe and Australia) which work on and are responsible for different parts of the ...
Good resources for building a QA team
Our corporation has, up until this point, largely lacked a 'quality mentality' of any kind. From no testers, they went to two testers - but 5 or 6 product teams still rely on a mix of developer and ...
What factors do you consider when putting together a dept training plan?
I'm currently putting together a more formal training syllabus/plan for the testers on our team. Whilst on-the-job coaching has served us pretty well so far (helped by the fact that everyone on the ...
What should you look for in a testing manager?
In some organizations, individual contributors have the opportunity to interview their prospective manager. What should testers look for in a testing manager?
What are the pros and cons of a testing team having a lead vs having a manager?
Given that a lead (at least in my employer's view) would be a highly technically experienced person who also does administrative duties and a manager would be more experienced with management and less ...