Questions tagged [qa]

Quality assurance (for software) is the process followed to provide some level of confidence that software-based system conforms to established technical requirements.

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How important is sprint test plan in agile?

I have been preparing a test plan for every sprint even if I have a master test plan just to plan the test for the current sprint. I am including topics like: Introduction Purpose Feature Overview ...
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What is the relationship between IV&V professionals, Testers and QA engineers?

In the context of SDLC, I know that Verification and Validation is about verifying the deliverable input from previous phase and validating the output of the current one. And that testing is a phase ...
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How to distribute code reviews workload in a small team?

I have a small team where I'm largely the only person who reviews what goes into production and makes sure that the code introduced doesn't contradict business logic, no bugs etc.. I know a lot of ...
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Managing QA testing when there's pressure to merge things at the earliest possible

I'm working in a team of 12 where we have around 8 developers and a QA. We do not follow a git flow model but we do have feature branches where individual feature developments take place and then ...
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Are end-to-end and integration tests worth it for non-mission critical stuff?

It's well known that end-to-end and integration tests are costly. Of course if we develop applications where people might die if things go wrong it's a worthwhile investment. However in applications ...
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Is it normal to retest the entire sprint before pushing to UAT

I have <5 years experience in the software industry and this is my first time doing QA. Before the stories in a sprint move to UAT, I am supposed to retest every single story in ~1 day in an ...
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Features to catch bugs that make it to production

Apologies if this isn't the right place for this question, please direct me elsewhere if that is the case :) I was having a discussion with my boss who has experience (but not official education) in ...
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Is it legit to close a bug as duplicate of another still open bug?

I often encouter the following pattern: A bug is resolved/closed as duplicate of another still open/unfixed bug. I have trouble understanding the reasoning behind this strategy. From my naive point ...
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Should QA test bugfixes in Dev Environment

I encountered a situation where the dev team suggested that they will push bug fixes to our dev environment rather than to the test environment, and they asked QA to test there first. I am not sure if ...
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Does Defect density measure QA or DEV effectiveness?

Most Defect density metrics are like this: Number of bugs / Size (KLOC, Story Points, Function points..) I have read that it measures the effectiveness of QA but I do not get it: I can have a ...
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Is there a “DevTest” or “DevQA” equivalent to “DevOps”?

I understand "devops" to be the application of the development processes (issue tracking, version control, release management...) to operations tasks (deployment, migration...). Is there an ...
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By what criteria should automated end-to-end test implementation work be allocated?

Assuming that the entire product team has agreed that implementing some automated end-to-end tests* is worthwhile in the first place... By what criteria should the workload of implementing automated ...
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Git branch model with QA and branches

We would like to use Driessen's git branch model but we also have QA side. I think I understand how this git flow works but I'm still not sure about testing. For example, I have five new features, ...
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Where should an on-team QC perform testing in a feature branching scenario?

I have searched and found a few questions talking about testing in relation to feature branching. My question is a little different. We are a scrum* team of 4 to 5 developers with a dedicated on-...
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How should QA handle code changes that do not have any impact on functionality?

Suppose you have a code base that you have been compiling with warning suppressed, and you have decided to enable compiler warnings and refactor the code so the code compiles cleanly. Many of the ...
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Design Gaps Validation

Does anybody face the issue with Design Validation and related overheads? When we deliver a Solution we have a lot of so-called Streams (usually 3-8, average 5). Each Stream is responsible for its ...
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A Git workflow where QA tests are integrated into JIRA issues

My current workflow is this (it's basically a feature branch workflow): 1) I have two main branches: release and develop. 2) Development is done using TDD methodology using JIRA/Bitbucket. An issue ...
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Regarding QA/Testing, can a bounds test be unrealistic? (See image for clarification)

I ask this because I am interning as a QA Engineer and one of my bugs got rejected by a remote project manager because I performed an unrealistic test. Basically, the bug involved a large text field ...
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Should QA be agnostic to how data is being stored?

We have a simple CRUD application. QA has a test script where they are doing the following: Call Create Customer service Query the database for the newly created Customer Verify the Customer in the ...
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Where should QA team do the testing in Gitflow branching model

We are a big team (10-12 developers and 4 qa) working on multiple projects with the same git repository. Its a spring boot based backend web service. We are looking for a good git branching and deploy ...
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Is separate QA team, redundant in development life cycle?

Background: Developer is the best person to know/understand the dark corners after any development/enhancement of enterprise software, compared to QA technician. Developer can assess the depth/...
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Is not providing error feedback a critical bug? [duplicate]

Here is the scenario where I have difference of opinion with the developer. We have this module that needs say - a username, password and server-IP-address as inputs from the user. First scenario, ...
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How to publish 2 feature branches on QA?

I have the following scenario: Joe is working on the feature-xx branch. Richard is working in another feature-yy branch. Their company has a qa.myapp.com environment where testers work. Joe pushes ...
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Should tester's time be included when estimating tickets?

When creating time estimates for tickets should the time taken for testers (QAs) be included in a tickets estimate? We have previously always estimated without the testers time but we are talking ...
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Is creating a completely duplicate system for quality assurance (QA) of another a bad practice?

At work we have a quite complicated system. Let's call this system, System_A. Our QA team has created another system, call this system, System_B, to test System_A. The way System_B is used is as ...
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How to interpret QA metrics when SW quality improves?

There are various metrics like "test case effectiveness", that is calculated as (Total number of bugs found / Total number of test cases executed). While this produces some numbers in the beginning, ...
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should QA do their testing twice, once on staging and then again on prod?

the QA team should ideally do their testing on an environment that almost exactly matches the prod env (to minimize uncaught bugs that arise due to setting differences). If that's true, does the QA ...
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Dev and Tester separated team AND single sprint

First a bit of background : Previously in V cycle process, we have a dev team and a product definition/tester team (we'll call them testers). We moved to agile few months ago with still this ...
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Is it unreasonable to implement a small domain specific scripting language?

At my new job, they are currently spending scores of labor hours that we don't have to do manual QA testing after every build. Nothing is automated at all. (We can only afford three developers, and ...
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How to encourage client to do some in house QA testing?

Update/Clarification My client understands the need for their in-house testing and he/they always swears they will "do better" (i.e. do something) but it just doesn't happen. They don't have the ...
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How to write a simplistic functional test plan?

I was given an assignment and it is fairly simple, just a special type of search for a special type of objects. However, I was told to implement a set of functional tests and also provide a 1 page ...
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Problems in QA Environment [duplicate]

At least few times a week I have to track down a bug that would not occur in a production\client environment. 95% of the time I can tell that its a QA configuration\environment problem just by looking ...
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When is documentation, unit testing, QA and refactoring meant to be done in a 2 week agile sprint?

The team I am working on is trying to do agile development with 2 week sprints. I think we must be doing something wrong however, as we have to work like madmen to get the features implemented in the ...
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Defining and testing detailed user interface requirements

I am in the process of designing and building a small web app. While implementing a first prototype I discovered that I make many unwritten assumptions about the behaviour of the interface. For ...
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Who de-duplicates bug tickets?

One of my team mates and I just grabbed separate bug tickets, assigned them separately to ourselves, but the tickets were duplicates! What is the best way to resolve duplicate tickets? Is this ...
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On testing the testers [duplicate]

My question is similar to Leaving intentional bugs in code for testers to find: We don't do this at our firm, but one of my friends says that his project manager asked every dev to add ...
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should I help QA team in finding bugs? [duplicate]

I Just started my career as Consultant Developer and Joined a small company. When I go through the code for an already developed application, I can see that there are some bugs. I inform the QA team ...
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Agile: QA without dedicated test resource

I'm currently working in a small internal software development team of four people. Having had a lot of success with Agile in the past (which none of my colleagues have used before), I'm keen to try ...
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What is Quality Assurance's role in a company that practices Continuous Delivery?

I was listening to this podcast on Continuous Delivery and Jez Humble briefly talked about QA's role, but I didn't really get a "big picture" idea of they're doing on a day to day basis. How is their ...
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Integrating QA within agile sprints [duplicate]

I've been working in "Agile" for a while and am working to move more towards agile at a new company. One of the problems I have always sort of encountered is effective integration of QA within the ...
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How detailed should QA aim to be?

When QA discovers an issue during testing should they... Log the bug with the test case and scenario information and move on testing? Try investigating to determine why the bug is happening? I would ...
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Sharing development test cases (unit and development integration) with the QA (test) team?

The testing team (the so-called QA team in some organizations) insists that the development team should share their (the development team's) test cases with them. Their arguments are that the ...
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Whose responsibility is it to create the interface and/or acceptance testing? Developer or QA?

I am a backend developer and always create tests for my applications. Recently I study and apply the interface tests (using selenium), but I doubted whether I who should create these tests, developer ...
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What is proper order of pull requests and testing?

We want to setup proper development workflow. We have two main branches: master(release branch) and develop(working branch). We want to use pull requests properly. We see two ways how to do this: The ...
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How do you identify bugfix commits on QA environment with Git repository?

I got used to the following approach on bugfixing phase of the project development. The developer should add SVN commit number as a comment to the JIRA issue when resolving it. Latest artifact from CI-...
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Do Agile projects use abbreviated defect reporting? [closed]

I'm accustomed to relatively rigid defect reporting, something like this. Steps to reproduce: 1. Access customer manager for user Test01 2. Check "User must change password" and click Apply 3. Access ...
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Who is a tester? [duplicate]

I don't really understand the concept of testers. I just graduated and before I joined into workplace I thought I'd be pair programming with testers and using TDD where they will be writing tests and ...
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If we have TDD and BDD why do we need QA for? [duplicate]

If we have TDD and BDD why do we need QA for? Isn't the job of the developer to write bugs or failing tests? If this is true how a QA fit in? Thanks.
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How does one learn QA? [closed]

When starting to learn programming you would usually point someone over to Code Academy, or Learn Python the Hard Way or even The C Programming language and tell them start writing code until it works....
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In terms of Software, what constitutes a quality control plan for ISO 9001 compliance?

I am bidding on a government contract (my first) and there is a section requesting that I provide a high-level outline of a quality control plan that would ensure that the end product is ISO-9001 ...