Defect Retest

Why is it important to thoroughly retest a defect after it has been reported fixed? How will you do that?

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When we say the Defect Retest, that means the there has been some change done to the code and the bug is fixed.

Due to this change, it is possible it might have triggered some other functionality to disfunction. That means it might create another bug.

So it is neccessary to test all the functionality related to that Defect which was fixed.

Defect will rectified by the developer and change its status to Fixed, but its tester duty to make sure that the application is a quality one, so for the sake he will retest  with the help of Steps to reproduce to check whether the defect is really fixed and on conformation tester will change the status to CLOSED as tester only has the right to close the defect. 

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  • Mar 24th, 2009

Once the bug is fixed, it is very important to ensure the other part of system haven't disturb or their might change to disturb other functionality therefore retesting is very very important after fixing bug then after bug can be CLOSED by tester

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This is to ensure that the existing functionality is not damaged while fixing the problem/ defect.

This is quite important B'coz developer might not have the impact of other modules while fixing defect for one module. and we never know where & what is the impact of it so it is must to test the existing functionality of the application.

If is it a risk to test the while application then atleast test the main basic flows of each functionality End to End.

Thnx ..Santosh

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First: Reporting the bug (with appropriate Severity, Priority and Reasons), After that the Defect have a proposed status.
The development are fixed this defect and it become Resolved.
QA team Retested this defect and on the end it become Closed.

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               To check whether the defect attains the state fixed and the rectified defect cause any impact on non defective part.this is the main reason to to do the defect retest.

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  • Sep 10th, 2009

It is important to retest a defect after it has been reported closed from the development.  It is testers responcibility to regress the defect, also tester has to test around the functionality for any new defects occured due to the closure of the defect. 

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It is very important to re-test a defect once its been fixed. 

When a defect is fixed, it is sent back to the tester.  The 'Defect Status' is changed to 'Fixed' and the 'Assigned to' status is changed to the tester's name.  The tester can quickly determine which defects to re-text by querying the defect management database with Defect Status = 'Fixed' and Assigned To = tester's name.  This should display all of the bugs that are fixed and assigned to the tester. 

Once you find defects to re-test, do the following for each issue you re-test:

1) Ensure the environment is set up as described in the defect report

2) Ensure you follow all of the test steps precisely

3) Make sure you understand the differences between expected and actual results

4) If the results satisfy requirements and the problem is resolved, then add your remarks and change the bug status to 'Closed'.

5) If the problem persists, then add your remarks entering any new information that can help the developer resolve the issue and reassign the defect back to the developer.

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  • Dec 16th, 2011

Defect retesting is important, because it is closed from the dev team. but somebody has to approve it that it is really been fixed. On the other hand it is very important to do the regression of it, because it might have created some side effects. :)

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The development team fixes the defect raised by the Tester. The the status for that defect will be closed . But the tester need to test it again to confirm that the defect has bee fixed and their is no side effect of that to any other part of that system. The above process can be termed as Defect retesting.

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