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When we know that testing is complete?

Asked By: prakash_534 | Asked On: Feb 8th, 2006

Answered by: Korey Hinton on: Oct 19th, 2014

For me I don't feel that testing is done until Ive checked off every test scenario listed in my testing checklist. The items on the checklist come from past bugs that were missed from testing in the p...

Answered by: Vedika Ahluwalia on: Jun 16th, 2014

Following will be the different criteria when we should stop testing:

1. When the bug rate has fallen down a certain level.
2. When all the test cases have been executed and when the exit criteria has been met.
3. When the testing budget has depleted.
4. When the timeline has reached.

What is test case?

Asked By: chandupirm | Asked On: Mar 6th, 2014

Definition of test case?

Answered by: Janak Solanki on: Sep 30th, 2014

Test case consist of set of input values, execution preconditions, expected results to cover certain test conditions.

Answered by: Gautam Chawla on: Sep 23rd, 2014

Test Case is a unit of Test Suite. In test cases include the steps of the tested module with different cases and that shows, what result you expected and the result in actual.

Interview questions for 3 years experience

Asked By: sumanth | Asked On: Dec 26th, 2013

Hi, please someone let me know what all the questions we can expect from the interviewer for the manual testers who has 3 yrs of exp. thanks, sumanth

Answered by: g l n babu on: Sep 10th, 2014

1. Entry and exit criteria 2. Severity and priority 3. Bug life cycle 4. Qc left side menus 5. Test cases template 6. Traceability matrix template 7. Regression test 8. Test cases execution 9. Test pl...

Write test case format and test cases for login window where we have to test username and password

Asked By: alwaysprashant | Asked On: Feb 16th, 2007

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Answered by: Ranita

Answered On : Feb 20th, 2007

Test Case #Test Case DescriptionExpected ResultsPass / Fail (Build No #)Actual ResultsCommentsBug ID
Version Number:
Login & Logout     
1Open up a web browser and point it to: https://<URL or IP address> and click on Go buttonMake sure Log In page should display    
2Enter Email and password and click on "Sign On"Make sure Home page should display    
3Click the "Sign Out" linkMake sure Log In page should display    
4Enter invalid Email in the Email field and click on Sign OnMake sure error message should display as: ‘Please enter valid email’    
5Without providing an email address, click on Sign OnMake sure error message should display as: ‘Enter email address’    
6Without providing password, click on Sign OnMake sure error message should display as: ‘Enter password’    
7Enter wrong Email and Password combination and click on Sign On Make sure error message should display as: ‘Invalid email address’    
8Enter valid Email in the Email field, without entering password in the password field ; click on Sign OnMake sure error message should display as: ‘Enter the password’    
8Look at the top of the pageMake sure “Granite Legal Systems” banner should display at the top of the page    
9Look at the bottom of the pageMake sure that the copyright statement should display at the bottom of page.    
10Look at the bottom of the pageMake sure that “Granite” logo should display at the bottom of page    
11Move the mouse over the “Sign On” buttonMake sure the mouse pointer should changed to hand symbol    
12Move the mouse over the “Sign On” buttonMake sure the “Sign On” text color should change    
13Point the mouse over the “Sign On” buttonMake sure tool tip message should display as: ‘Sign On’    
14Point the mouse over the “Sign On” buttonMake sure on pointing the mouse, there is a mouse-over effect.    

Answered by: muthuvel on: Sep 8th, 2014

Testcase format for hotel management system

Answered by: prakmeen on: Jun 17th, 2010

Test Case Id:Test Case Title: Login WindowPurpose: To test username and password@ Step Name                 Description ...

What is meant by build in testing?

Asked By: Harsha | Asked On: Sep 2nd, 2006

Answered by: Suhail on: Aug 14th, 2014

Build is a software that converts source code in to application format.

Answered by: abhishek chakhiyar on: Oct 12th, 2006

Build is the output of coding phase,we can say thatbuilt is the binary code which is to executed by test eng.

Involving testing personnel in project planning stage

Asked By: stewie_Test | Asked On: Jun 7th, 2013

Hi guys recently I faced few interviews where they keep asking me this question, how do you justify involvement of testing team in initial project planning stages or do you think this helps tester in any way while spending time on this . please provide best of your knowledge thanks in advance

Answered by: raja on: Aug 8th, 2014

Testing team should also include from the initial phase of the project, for ex:, planning stage. This gives them a good idea about the project and it helps them in writing test cases.

Answered by: Anish on: Sep 19th, 2013

Testing team should also include from the inital phase of the project, for ex:, planning stage. This gives them a good idea about the project and it helps them in writing test cases. At the planning s...

Comments during test case review.

Asked By: ektakharade | Asked On: Jun 23rd, 2014

During internal review which comments we get ? And what comments we give to others? I need practical answer. Suppose project is in banking and financial domain.

Answered by: Manish on: Jul 21st, 2014

Basically the internal reviews are useful to check the quality of test cases.where the reviewer might check 1.The simplicity of the test cases for a tester to execute 2. Whether the test cases are w...

Priority and severity examples

Asked By: Meenal001 | Asked On: Feb 27th, 2008

Can some one give the best example for the following scenario's1. High priority and high severity2. High priority and low severity3. High severity and low priority4. Low severity and low priority

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Member Since Dec-2007 | Answered On : Mar 3rd, 2008

Priority - Priority is the order in which developer has to fix the bug.
Severity - Severity is how seroisly the bug is impacting the application.


High Priority & High Severity: A show stopper error which occurs on the basic funcationality of the application . (Eg. A site maintaing the student details, on saving record if it, doesn't allow to save the record then this is high priority and high severity bug.)

High Priority & Low Severity: The spell mistakes that happens on the cover page or headin or title of an application.

High Severity & Low Priority: The application generates a show stopper or system error, (for which there is no workaround) but on click of link which is rarely used by the end user.

Low Priority and Low Severity: Any cosmetic or spell issues which is with in a paragraph or in the report (Not on cover page, heading, title).

Plz correct me if i am wrong.

Answered by: swastika soni on: Jul 15th, 2014

Priority means the importance of fixing the bug and severity means to decide the level of bug.

Answered by: anusha on: Jun 23rd, 2014

How to test

Defect link..

Asked By: ektakharade | Asked On: Jun 23rd, 2014

What is actual meaning of linking defect ?

Answered by: STI on: Jul 6th, 2014

Linking of defect also means - If a user story / task has multiple defects, so all these bugs should be linked to the user story / task for tracking purposes. Why linking ? - To track, If the bug is ...

Answered by: Viswa on: Jul 3rd, 2014

If there is duplicate defects like two defects created for same problem then this defects will be linked to get a better attention to the problem

What is the difference between black box and white box testing ?

Asked By: niranbaro | Asked On: May 21st, 2014

Answered by: Sadiya on: Jul 4th, 2014

Black box testing :Code is invisible,Testers are needed
White Box Testing : Code is visible,Only Developers are needed because they are the ones having good knowledge of programming as compared to the tester.

Answered by: Parinitha Murali on: May 25th, 2014

White Box Testing: > After the software is developed, the developer checks each and every line of code against the requirements. Since each and every line is tested here. it is also called unit test...

What is defect tracking?

Asked By: ektakharade | Asked On: Jun 23rd, 2014

What is actual meaning of defect tracking? Is there any difference between defect tracking and defect loging. I need practical answer.

Answered by: swapnali on: Jul 2nd, 2014

Defect tracking covers all stages of a bug life cycle such as logging the defect in a defect database, assign that defect to respective developer, analyze the root cause of the defect, fixing the defe...

Answered by: Praveena on: Jun 24th, 2014

Defect tracking - it is tracking of a issue or a defect found right from  logging into the tool throughout the defect cycle when it is in various stages .New -Assigned -Open-Test- verified-Closed or ...

Test case review and traceability matrix

Asked By: ektakharade | Asked On: Jun 9th, 2014

What is difference between test case review and traceability matrix?

Answered by: Rajat Shukla on: Jun 12th, 2014

Test case review : Its a process where a Test Lead reviews the test cases of his junior test engineer, so that test better test coverage and quality product can be achieved. This process is same as ...

What is pilot testing?

Asked By: Pradeep | Asked On: May 18th, 2006

Answered by: Abhranil Ghosh on: Apr 17th, 2014

System users or their designated representatives confirm that the components have been built or configured according to the defined specifications. In other words, the users verify that the system can be used to help them run their business. Training activities will also begin in this phase.

Answered by: mfsi_satyakamm on: Jan 6th, 2012

Hi, Pilot Testing is like a trial run. It helps in identifying the best testing tool and how to use it in the best way. Here a testing tool is used in a small or a dummy kind of a project first wher...

What are the testing tools used to test sharepoint applications?

Asked By: ssivarao47 | Asked On: Apr 16th, 2014

Can anyone please provide me some valuable answers to the above one?

Cannot execute all test cases

Asked By: Sushmitakp | Asked On: Apr 1st, 2013

What do we do if we cannot execute all the test cases

Answered by: sulochana on: Mar 24th, 2014

We can mark it as blocked and proceed with other testcases.

Answered by: pavan on: Dec 10th, 2013

We mark it as not applicable and proceed with further testcases which are executing

Explain severity and priority with examples ?

Asked By: Abhishek Srivastava | Asked On: Jan 13th, 2014

Answered by: kalyaniunr on: Mar 4th, 2014

Severity describes seriousness of an Issue It has three categories 1. Critical 2. Non Critical High (NCH) 3. Non Low (NCL) Critical: Critical severity will given by the test engineers whenever they ...

Testing technique

Asked By: vijenjoy2k2 | Asked On: Mar 20th, 2013

Input and output combinations that will be treated the same way by the system can be tested using which techique? 1. Boundary value 2. Equivalance partition 3. Decision table 4. State transition

Answered by: subin baby on: Dec 4th, 2013

Equivalence partitioning

Answered by: kiruba on: Oct 22nd, 2013

Equivalence partitioning

Boundary value analysis

Asked By: snehal | Asked On: Sep 24th, 2013

In a system designed to work out the tax to be paid: an employee has £4000 of salary tax free. The next £1500 is taxed at 10% the next £28000 is taxed at 22% any further amount is taxed at 40% to the nearest whole pound, which of these is a valid boundary value analysis test case? please explain...

Answered by: archana on: Oct 6th, 2013

Boundary value is just below or Just above the extreme edges of input Data
So As Salary 4000 is tax free
next 1500 is taxed at 10% => 4000+1500=5500 taxed at 10%
next 28000 is taxed at 22% =>28000+5500= 33500 is taxed at 22%
any further taxed at 40%
so valid boundary value is 33501.

Requirement traceability matrix

Asked By: rmangala | Asked On: Sep 29th, 2010

When do we prepare rtm (requirement traceability matrix), is it before test case designing or after test case designing?

Answered by: Sambodhan Dhammapathee on: Sep 27th, 2013

If your intension is to check the coverage of the existing testcase then you can prepare it after testcase creation. If in case your intension is to ensure every requirement is getting covered then yo...

Answered by: Kiran Kumar T on: Feb 13th, 2013

It is very important from the testing prospective. Where we map the requirements with test cases. By preparing the RTM we can ensure that we have covered all required functionalities of the appln in our testing

The testing technique that requires devising test cases to demonstrate that each program function is operational is called a. gray-box testing b. glass-box testing c. black-box testing ...

Asked By: neha | Asked On: Sep 17th, 2007

Answered by: MADHU on: Apr 8th, 2013


Answered by: Amrit on: Oct 11th, 2011

Grey Box Testing is the Answer to the Question. Grey box testing is a software testing technique that uses a combination of black box testing and white box testing. Gray box testing is not a complete ...

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