test techniques Questions

I've done a little research and came up with two links that offer some insight in this $34B industry! 

http://www.thinksys.com/blog/software-testing-trends-that-will-rock-2016/, which says that "the role of Automation is to support the testers and not to replace them. " That article also states that "Nelson Hall predicts that by 2017, the software testing market size will be $34 Billion." And https://www.quora.com/What-is-latest-technology-trends-in-Software-testing, which mentions: "Independent Software testing (trending): With increased focus on QA, many businesses are relying on specialist QA organizations to provide testing services. This is largely due to the expertise that specialist QA organizations bring to the table, including TCoE capability. Hence partnering with them helps the business to circumvent the pain of finding skilled QA resources and setting up a mature QA, both in terms of process and technology."

What information needs to be included in a viable test plan? 

n our company we are using using excel as bug report.In Bug Report(excel sheet)Is any need to maintain relationship with requirement specification document/test case document . -

I did my degree in correspondence am i eligible for IT field if so h

when doing cross browser testing what points shoud to be consider.this question includes testing in mobile devices as well

How should we compare test data management tools from different vendors used for generating and managing test data?

Example IBM Potim and Informatica or any other tools.  What factors should be considered to compare the tools and needs which will be best tools so far 

I was hoping you might be able to provide some direction on creating decision tables.  There are about 11 different promotions and each promotion triggers a different set of actions such as a discount on a Basic membership, or a discount on a Plus membership

How do I determine if I should include other conditions?  For example, we have 4 different rate types (Senior, Regular, Employee and Honorary) that get applied BEFORE the promotions are calculated and can result in different charges for our memberships.  I am just not sure if rate type should be a separate decision table, or an additional condition in the Promotions decision table?

Any assistance is appreciated.



With Technology disruptions happening in fast pace, testing gets embeded as part of the development and testing as a phase may not exist, so what is the futuer of testing professionals after 10 years from now. What is the future ?

Additional skills like:

1. Any technologies ( automation tools/mobile technology/ java/ any.......)

2.About Testing

3.Any other 

Please suggest ..Thanks

I am writing to enquire if anyone has had any exposure to testing of the following applications and can offer any advise on the use of particular techniques or tools that have proved useful.  any assistance you could offer would be most appreciated.

 - Microsoft Active Directory
 - Microsoft Active Directory Application Mode
 - Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager

The challenge
development and configuration changes made to one or more of the applications detailed above  can have far reaching/unwanted implications, both in the applications themselves and for upstream/downstream applications they interact with.   Functional/front end driven testing alone will not provide confidence from a regression perspective

The solution
A tool/technique is required that can inspect/export/compare triggered configuration/code/data changes as a result of a modification.



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