quality assurance Questions

Scenario: I am working for a Product based company where schedule is very tight and we usually do not get much time between releases to create proper test cases, update and manage test suite, revisit the existing ones. Hence even though we have quite a large amount of TC repository, most of the testing goes adhoc and so are the defects, rendering those cases un-fruitful.
Following traditional testing process consumes lots of test execution time which affect quality.
Our process does not follow proper agile methodology or waterfall. Even though we have dates timelines, estimations from Dev, QA etc but 99% of times they tend to extend due to last minute change request (decision: upper management).
Overall, since we are not following any proper methodology, following traditional testing method of creating ground level cases with steps/ updating on test management tool/ executing and then following defect management etc takes a toll.
Is there any effective, swift way to do the same in better way which follows our working style??

We have a very complex software product that is installed and runs on a Computer or Server.  The Software is managed by a Management Console in the Cloud. 

For years all of our End to End testing was manual.  But this was very resource intensive and time comsuming.  So a couple of years ago we moved to a more agule development approach and built a test automation system to run these End to End tests.  However, we quickly found limitations for example we couldn't have automated tests check what is being displayed in the UI running on the Computer, or check what is being displayed in the Management Console in the Cloud.  So we can never fully replicate in automation what the manual tests were doing.

The result is that we still run, some if not all, of the automated tests manually so check the parts that the automation can't.  So it hasn't really saved us any time or effort.  Also the reliability of the automated tests is an issue due to trhe complexity of the software and it having so many moving parts.  We often run into timing related issues.

Is it possible that some software does not make a suitable candidate for End to End test automation?  If so, what sort of approach should be taken in that situation?  I've been ready about test automation a lot and looked at a number of different tools and systems, but both the tools and the theory all seem to be based around website testing, rather than testing Desktop software.

Many thanks in advance for any thoughts and suggestions. 

I am new to testing and my mentor at the company is asking me to get my base strong with regards to manual testing. I know java and made few demo projects with selenium - browser automation and rest assured - API testing . They are expecting me to have better test cases coverage and base needs to be strong . So , anybody knows few blogs/resources from which I can get my foundation strong?

 

 

In live agile and waterfall project, how can we perform regression testing successfully ?

which test cases we need to execute and how to maintain the regression testing folder ?

should we do full regression testing or partial regression? 

how to prioritise regression testing if time is less? 

what are the best practices to successfully do regression testing in a agile project

I want to know the best approaches (Automated UAT, Regression testing, Retesting, etc.) to reduce production defects in software development.

I am interested to volunteer for manual testing of web application. How could I do that?

I want to know most usefull open source test case management or test data management tool. Our company is doing R&D on this. I found there are many open source tool but unable to conclude.

 

Main features required :

Centralized test cases storage   

Test cases templates for common functionalities   

Search based on the metadata  

Import and Export   

User roles

Integration with defect tracking tool

 

I have 5 testNg methods. It will take around 2 to 3 hours to complete the 5 test methods. So I want to execute each test methods in different chrome instance so that time will be reduced. Am executing the test methods using java main class by passing the series file which contains the class name.

By Douglas Preyna - June 11, 2019No Answers

I'm currently building out a Test PMO for an insurance company. We have a long term, fixed-price contract with a vendor using a waterfall model.  I'm currently working on KPIs and metrics which I will use to tell the testing story, which means both technical and business comsumers will need to find value in them. I'm conducting targeted interviews atm  but am interested in hearing if any of you have had experience in this arena.  

What kinds KPIs / metrics have you found valuable?

What kinds of chatring / mapping have you found to be confusing?

What considerations would you want to address?

Any additional comments?

I am asking you to please recommend good books to read about general testing of an application.

 

Suppose you work at company, and a new client asks for his new software. 

You know many tools, Selenium, Protractor, SoapUI, RestAssured, API Testing.

 

But what is the process you take to start the testing of the client tool?

How do you choose where to start testing from? 

 

Specific about Automation. 

How do you choose which API calls to test? Which are in the regression test suite?

How do you know how much testing is enough? 

Tests usually dont fail, how do you look for tests that actually fail? 

 

I have knowledge on tools, and I can do as I'm told, 

but I want to be more as a test automation lead, so I need to have more experience

than just following the lead.

 

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