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What is the role of test manager, test lead or test engineer?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Jun 27th, 2006
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jothichikku

Answered On : Jul 5th, 2006

Actualy it's depends in company process

Test manager just Manages the things like he'll comunicate with Bussiness analyst, Thecnical team and with QA team

Just he'll check what's going

Test Lead or QA lead: He prepares the Test Plan and usecase documents

Test Engineer: He takes the Usecase Document from the QA lead and prepares the Testcases after that execution of test cases, finding bugs and reporting all are done by test engineer.

  
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QualityVista

Answered On : Jul 6th, 2006

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Responsibilities of a Test Manager:

− Manage the Testing Department.
− Allocate resource to projects.
− Review weekly Testers' status reports and take necessary actions
− Escalate Testers' issues to the Sr. Management.
− Estimate for testing projects.
− Enforce the adherence to the company's Quality processes and procedures.
− Decision to procure Software Testing tools for the organization.
− Inter group co-ordination between various departments.
− Provide technical support to the Testing team.
− Continuous monitoring and mentoring of Testing team members.
− Review of test plans and test cases.
− Attend weekly meeting of projects and provide inputs from the Testers' perspective.
− Immediate notification/escalation of problems to the Sr. Test Manager / Senior Management.
− Ensure processes are followed as laid down.

Responsibilities of a Test Lead:

− Prepare the Software Test Plan.
− Check / Review the Test Cases document
System, Integration and User Acceptance prepared by test engineers.
− Analyze requirements during the requirements analysis phase of projects.
− Keep track of the new requirements from the Project.
− Forecast / Estimate the Project future requirements.
− Arrange the Hardware and software requirement for the Test Setup.
− Develop and implement test plans.
− Escalate the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to Project Manager / Test Manager.
− Escalate the issues in the application to the Client.
− Assign task to all Testing Team members and ensure that all of them have sufficient work in the project.
− Organize the meetings.
− Prepare the Agenda for the meeting, for example: Weekly Team meeting etc.
− Attend the regular client call and discuss the weekly status with the client.
− Send the Status Report (Daily, Weekly etc.) to the Client.
− Frequent status check meetings with the Team.
− Communication by means of Chat / emails etc. with the Client (If required).
− Act as the single point of contact between Development and Testers for iterations, Testing and deployment activities.
− Track and report upon testing activities, including testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines, etc.
− Assist in performing any applicable maintenance to tools used in Testing and resolve issues if any.
− Ensure content and structure of all Testing documents / artifacts is documented and maintained.
− Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes and procedures for testing is established as per standards defined by the organization.
− Review various reports prepared by Test engineers.
− Log project related issues in the defect tracking tool identified for the project.
− Check for timely delivery of different milestones.
− Identify Training requirements and forward it to the Project Manager (Technical and Soft skills).
− Attend weekly Team Leader meeting.
− Motivate team members.
− Organize / Conduct internal trainings on various products.

Responsibilities of a tester:

− Understand project requirements.
− Prepare / Update the Test case document for testing of the application from all aspects.
− Prepare the test setup.
− Deploy the build in the required setup.
− Conduct the Testing including Smoke, Sanity, and Bug Bash / Execute the Test cases.
− Update the Test Result document.
− Attend the Regular client calls.
− Log / File the defects in Defect tracking tool / Bug Report.
− Verify defects.
− Discuss doubts/queries with Development Team / Client.
− Conduct internal trainings on various products.

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source: http://quality-assurance-software-testing.blogspot.com

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tan40

Answered On : Jun 28th, 2010

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  1. Understand the testing effort by analyzing the requirements of project.
  2. Estimate and obtain management support for the time, resources and budget required to perform the testing.
  3. Organize the testing kick-off meeting
  4. Define the Strategy
  5. Build a testing team of professionals with appropriate skills, attitudes and motivation.
  6. Identify Training requirements and forward it to the Project Manager (Technical and Soft skills).
  7. Develop the test plan for the tasks, dependencies and participants required to mitigate the risks to system quality and obtain stakeholder support for this plan.
  8. Arrange the Hardware and software requirement for the Test Setup.
  9. Assign task to all Testing Team members and ensure that all of them have sufficient work in the project.
  10. Ensure content and structure of all Testing documents / artifacts is documented and maintained.
  11. Document, implement, monitor, and enforce all processes for testing as per standards defined by the organization.
  12. Check / Review the Test Cases documents.
  13. Keep track of the new requirements / change in requirements of the Project.
  14. Escalate the issues about project requirements (Software, Hardware, Resources) to Project Manager / Sr. Test Manager.
  15. Organize the status meetings and send the Status Report (Daily, Weekly etc.) to the Client
  16. Attend the regular client call and discuss the weekly status with the client.
  17. Communication with the Client (If required).
  18. Act as the single point of contact between Development and Testers.
  19. Track and prepare the report of testing activities like test testing results, test case coverage, required resources, defects discovered and their status, performance baselines etc.
  20. Review various reports prepared by Test engineers.
  21. Ensure the timely delivery of different testing milestones.
  22. Prepares / updates the metrics dashboard at the end of a phase or at the completion of project

  
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k.Anitha

Answered On : Mar 24th, 2012

roles and responsibilities of test lead:
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1. test lead performs key role in software testing process.
2. test lead can prepare a test plan documentation.
3. test lead coordinate with PM and BA.
4. review the defect reports written by testers.
5. he can share his knowledge to senior & junior testers while finding the defects.

  
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