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How to Report Test Execution Smartly – [Download Status Report Template]

Software Testing Status Reporting:

“The agreement that a certain information, in a certain format, will be sent by a certain team/individual, at certain intervals of time, to certain members – is like a handshake- an acknowledgement that no matter what the outcome of a task at hand, you would be kept posted about it, sooner than later.”

This is the first section of an IT professional’s oath. Well, I’m kidding! There is no oath, but if there was one, this would surely top the list of items in it. Isn’t it?

QA Status Report

Accountability and transparency (A & T) are essential to every IT project at various levels – Project level, team level, task level and also individual Continue reading →

Sample Test Case Template with Examples [Download]

I keep getting several requests to share a good Test Case Template. And I’m surprised that many testers are still documenting test cases with Word docs or Excel files. Most of them prefer excel spreadsheets because they can easily group test cases by test types and most importantly they can easily get test metrics with the Excel formulas. But I’m sure that as the volume of your tests goes on increasing, you will find it extremely difficult to manage.

If you are not using any test case management tool, then I would strongly recommend using an open source tool to manage and execute your test cases.  Continue reading →

Definitive Guide to Develop a Good Test Strategy Document with These 7 Simple Steps

What is Test Strategy?
A strategy plan for defining the testing approach, what you want to accomplish and how you are going to achieve it.

This document removes all uncertainty or vague requirement statements with a clear plan of approach for achieving the test objectives. Test strategy is one of the most important documents for QA team. Writing it effectively is a skill every tester should achieve in their career.

It initiates your thought process which helps to discover many missing requirements. Thinking and test planning activities help a team to define the testing scope and test coverage.  It helps test managers to get the clear state of the project at any point. The chances of missing any test activity are very low when there is a proper test strategy in place.

test strategy

Test execution without any plan rarely works. I know teams who write strategy document but never refer it Continue reading →

Manual Testing Help eBook – Free Download Inside!

I am glad to share “Manual Testing Help” eBook prepared by one of our readers. The content of this eBook is very useful to understand manual testing concepts, testing methodologies and preparing for software testing interviews.

Here are some of the topics covered in this book:

  • Fundamentals of software testing
  • When defects gets introduced in SDLC?
  • Why does software have defects?
  • What is Verification?
  • What is Validation?
  • Software Testing Techniques
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5 Simple Tips for Writing Test Cases

Test Cases Writing Tips:

One of the most frequent and major activities of a Software Tester (SQA/SQC person) is to write Test Cases. First of all, kindly keep in mind that all this discussion is about ‘Writing Test Cases’ not about designing/defining/identifying TCs.

There are some important and critical factors related to this major activity.

Let us have a bird’s eye view of those factors first.  Continue reading →