Manual and Automation testing Challenges

Software Testing has lot of challenges both in manual as well as in automation. Generally in manual testing scenario developers through the build to test team assuming the responsible test team or tester will pick the build and will come to ask what the build is about? This is the case in organizations not following so-called ‘processes’. Tester is the middleman between developing team and the customers, handling the pressure from both the sides. And I assume most of our readers are smart enough to handle this pressure. Aren’t you?

This is not the case always. Some times testers may add complications in testing process due to their unskilled way of working. In this post I have added most of the testing challenges created due to testing staff, developing staff, testing processes and wrong management decisions.

So here we go with the top challenges:

1) Testing the complete application:
Is it possible? I think impossible. There are millions of test combinations. It’s not possible to test each and every combination both in manual as well as in automation testing. If you try all these combinations you will never ship the product ;-)

2) Misunderstanding of company processes:
Some times you just don’t pay proper attention what the company-defined processes are and these are for what purposes. There are some myths in testers that they should only go with company processes even these processes are not applicable for their current testing scenario. This results in incomplete and inappropriate application testing.

3) Relationship with developers:
Big challenge. Requires very skilled tester to handle this relation positively and even by completing the work in testers way. There are simply hundreds of excuses developers or testers can make when they are not agree with some points. For this tester also requires good communication, troubleshooting and analyzing skill.

4) Regression testing:
When project goes on expanding the regression testing work simply becomes uncontrolled. Pressure to handle the current functionality changes, previous working functionality checks and bug tracking.

5) Lack of skilled testers:
I will call this as ‘wrong management decision’ while selecting or training testers for their project task in hand. These unskilled fellows may add more chaos than simplifying the testing work. This results into incomplete, insufficient and ad-hoc testing throughout the testing life cycle.

6) Testing always under time constraint:
Hey tester, we want to ship this product by this weekend, are you ready for completion? When this order comes from boss, tester simply focuses on task completion and not on the test coverage and quality of work. There is huge list of tasks that you need to complete within specified time. This includes writing, executing, automating and reviewing the test cases.


7) Which tests to execute first?
If you are facing the challenge stated in point no 6, then how will you take decision which test cases should be executed and with what priority? Which tests are important over others? This requires good experience to work under pressure.

8 ) Understanding the requirements:
Some times testers are responsible for communicating with customers for understanding the requirements. What if tester fails to understand the requirements? Will he be able to test the application properly? Definitely No! Testers require good listening and understanding capabilities.

9) Automation testing:
Many sub challenges – Should automate the testing work? Till what level automation should be done? Do you have sufficient and skilled resources for automation? Is time permissible for automating the test cases? Decision of automation or manual testing will need to address the pros and cons of each process.

10) Decision to stop the testing:
When to stop testing? Very difficult decision. Requires core judgment of testing processes and importance of each process. Also requires ‘on the fly’ decision ability.

11) One test team under multiple projects:
Challenging to keep track of each task. Communication challenges. Many times results in failure of one or both the projects.

12) Reuse of Test scripts:
Application development methods are changing rapidly, making it difficult to manage the test tools and test scripts. Test script migration or reuse is very essential but difficult task.

13) Testers focusing on finding easy bugs:
If organization is rewarding testers based on number of bugs (very bad approach to judge testers performance) then some testers only concentrate on finding easy bugs those don’t require deep understanding and testing. A hard or subtle bug remains unnoticed in such testing approach.

14) To cope with attrition:
Increasing salaries and benefits making many employees leave the company at very short career intervals. Managements are facing hard problems to cope with attrition rate. Challenges – New testers require project training from the beginning, complex projects are difficult to understand, delay in shipping date!

These are some top software testing challenges we face daily. Project success or failure depends largely on how you address these basic issues.

For further reference and detailed solutions on these challenges refer book “Surviving the Top Ten challenges of Software Testing” written by William E. Perry and Randall W. Rice.

Over to you:
Many of you are working in manual and/or automation testing field. Though I have addressed many of above challenges in our previous articles, I want your views on handling these software testing challenges.  Feel free to express your views in comment section below.

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#1 vidhya

This Post is wonderful, I got some realtime experience from this. More over I need some information about web testing(website). Could you please explain about the web testing and web testing check list. And also explain from where I have to start test a website.

#2 Samuel

Excellent Post. I have faced most of the above listed challenges.

#3 simson

As u said it’s most important how tester handle all these challenges.
Some challenges are not in control of QA team like selection and appointment of testers over the projects ;-)
Managements are really facing hard problems retaining the talent especially in countries like India where supply and demand is becoming critical.

#4 Yogesh

Its really good article

#5 arunraja.ramalingam

Excellent. As a testers we have to overcome all the points

#6 Rushikesh

Really ecellent. Pts 3, 6, 7 & 8 are really g8 Challenges for Tester

#7 Rushikesh

Really excellent. Pts 3, 6, 7 & 8 are really g8 Challenges for Tester

#8 Qastation


#9 saboor

Hi,I want to know which automation tool is best in software testing (Mercury or rational).And how much time is required to be done it perfectly.

#10 Nisha

Excellent Article. I also in the testing field for more than two years, Manual testing. Recently i joined in a new company. Their interviews were standard, having 4 rounds such as aptitude test, technical test, techincal interview and hr interview. What happened is, only after joined there i found i was mistaken. Actually they didn’t have testing stratagey. didn’t bug tracking tools etc. What they had is some untested softwares, which they developed for some of their own companies, all their modules constitutes an ERP package. Now i am in delima what to do. Can anyone find a solution, whether continue with this company for 1 yr or look for another. Plssss help me..

#11 George

You dont worry, you are in the right pool. You can download a free bug tracking tool from the net say for an example ‘Qengine issuemanager’ and configure it for your company needs and thereby you can impress your company people. And if you can place some ERP experience, it will be an advantage in your further job changes. You are getting a chance to implement testing srategies in your company, that agian will be a plus. Then now you are thinking either they are not willing for your suggestions for the new quality plans or how can i implement all these and more in a new environment. God bless you… leave your doubts today itself

#12 Sumit Chatterjee

Being a Test Leader this post help me lot.

#13 George

Specify which post helped you a lot

#14 rose


#15 Vijay

Hi readers,
Though I have addressed many above mentioned challenges in my previous posts, I want your experience to handle such challenges.

@Simson – I agree, there are some challenges that are not in testers control like assigning testers to projects, training from company etc..As these challenges are handled at management level.

Still most of other challenges are faced by QA teams. So share your experience which will be helpful to others..

#16 shell

Hello Vijay,

I liked article but can you elaborate second point.2) Misunderstanding of company processes:?

#17 Kshitija

whatever information or details your giving its really added to our knowledge but I am having some queries regrding how to face HR round and technical round so pls
give more details if you have some idea.

#18 Devi

Excellent article,
It helped me a lot .

#19 susan

Hi All,
What is the difference between Stub and drivers used in integration testing, please reply its urgent…

#20 Ahamed

Excellent article,

#21 Dheeraj Sharma

what is the use of xml in web testing?

#22 Dheeraj Sharma

What does mean of computer management in terms of testing?

#23 Dheeraj Sharma

In which terms active X controls are useful for web testing.

#24 rahul!!

form tester prospective..
stub–simulation of not yet implemented functionality.. used in top down

driver –simulation of not yet implemented functionality
used in bottom up..

#25 susan

Thanks rahul,
HOW how we can simulate the not yet implemented functionality, if by using the code then who will write the code, or the template “underconstruction” is this stub and driver. Please clarify me rahul, you are genius i saw your other postings…

#26 pranutha

hi help details abt banking domain
or send me the details

#27 Nisha

Thank You George, i am also thinking in that way..



I like the pointa it will be more easy if you will elaborate the 2 and 4 point.
thank you

#29 Muthukumaran

really excellent, i have faced out most of the above points,
very good article

#30 Sushil

Superb!!! :)

#31 Radha

The way you explined the points really good. I got some information from your message. Thank you.

#32 Krishna

I have read so many articles and books but,notting as like this website is providing.It is doing wonders for people who want to hone there skills in testing.I think many people would not be able to list out some of the testing challenges listed above.Great going ..keep up with your good work …

#33 Norman

Iam not able to understand what is this APACHE AND TOMCAT SERVER is all about..are they different ?
Some say they are not and they are called as webapplication servers.By the way do application server and web server reside on the same machine or in different machines.How they are configured.
How a application server contacts webserver or vice versa..again are they configured on differnet machines .I am totally confused please help me understand this.Respond me to this e mail with your answers

#34 chssekharrao

can u tell me differcence of systemtesting and end to end testing

#35 chssekharrao

tell me retesting and regassiontesting

#36 Rahini

questions asked in test.

1.write any 5 test metrics.

what is test metrics.

2. following artifacts r baselined.
a.SRS b. Test cases c. minutes of meeting d.agenda for meeting e. defect reports.

3. configuration reviews r not needed if regression test has been regourously applied during software integration.

a. True b. False c. Incorrect Stmt d. None

4. customers perspective view of quality is measured by

a. surveys b. service level agreements c. recommend & loyalty d. all of these

5. in the change control procedure major changes should be approved by

a. change control board b. configuration control board c. senior manager d. It manager e. none

6. what is test design and test procedure

7. QC process involves

a. defect prevention b. casual analysis c. review walkthrough, inspection d. statistical process control.

and also send me related questions which v can predict in the interview by looking into these types of questions.

thanx in advance

#37 rahul

1>defect mat2>req . mat 3>tracebility mat 4>
2>it could be a.SRS b. Test cases but in most of cases SRS gets priority
6>test proce–order in which test cases are executed
test design–we focus in designing TC
7> d. statistical process control.

#38 george

3) Regression testing are not applied during integration testing so it is an “incorrect statement”

#39 Ashwini choudhary

i had read urs manual about testing challenges.
it realy covers all aspects related 2 s/w testing challenges.really it is best effort……………………


#40 Rahini

thank you for ur reply.
what about agenda for meeting. what exactly it means.

as per my knowledge QA is process oriented and QC is product oriented. clarify me if am wrong.
so i chose the option defect prevention. is it wrong.

hi rahul,
whats the expansion of ccb which u mentioned coz 2 CCB r there. ambiguous here.

and also i need information about ISO 9000 and CMM.
and for what kind of organizations these certifications been give. this is also interview question

options r here for ISO 9000.

a. development organizations b. product based organi..
c. service based orga.. d. hardware companies. e. none

#41 Bhuvana


#42 Gopal

Yes, it’s really needful artical for freshers.

#43 ranjeet

gr8 post

#44 priyanka

what are the main steps to be performed during manual testing.As im fresher in this .


excellent post this one who gain knowledge over on software testing

#46 chaura

questions asked in test.

1.write any 5 test metrics.

what is test metrics.

2. following artifacts r baselined.
a.SRS b. Test cases c. minutes of meeting d.agenda for meeting e. defect reports.

3. configuration reviews r not needed if regression test has been regourously applied during software integration.

a. True b. False c. Incorrect Stmt d. None

4. customers perspective view of quality is measured by

a. surveys b. service level agreements c. recommend & loyalty d. all of these

5. in the change control procedure major changes should be approved by

a. change control board b. configuration control board c. senior manager d. It manager e. none

6. what is test design and test procedure

7. QC process involves

a. defect prevention b. casual analysis c. review walkthrough, inspection d. statistical process control.

and also send me related questions which v can predict in the interview by looking into these types of questions.

thanx in advance



#48 sujatha

really its very useful for testing people who is not clarity on their doubts. I got so many clarifitions.
articles r very interesting n used simple words to undstand nice work.
thnks a lot. keep it up!

#49 sujatha

i would like to know onething that a tester when and which test, actually testing will start. .ex: he studied requirments sepcification docts then what is further test as a tester.will u plz answer for this question

#50 sathish

excellent for study

#51 beena


#52 ahmer hussain


This is really a wonderful articel. I have recently joined this sector i m enjoying alot.

But I have one hesitation that I was in Travel industry and now I m doing software testing course can i use my travel experience here plz advice.

Ahmer Hussain

#53 Suresh Balakrishnan

Hi Rahini,

I have Mentioned Software metrics as given below:


Metrics are the means by which the software quality can be measured; they give you confidence in the product. You may consider these product management indicators, which can be either quantitative or qualitative. They are typically the providers of the visibility you need.


Metrics usually fall into a few categories: project management (which includes process efficiency) and process improvement. People are often confused about what metrics they should be using. You may use different metrics for different purposes. For example, you may have a set of metrics that you use to evaluate the output of your test team. One such metric may be the project management measure of the number of bugs found. Others may be an efficiency measure of the number of test cases written, or the number of tests executed in a given period of time.

The goal is to choose metrics that will help you understand the state of your product.

Ultimately, when you consider the value of a metric, you need to ask if it provides visibility into the software product’s quality. Metrics are only useful if they help you to make sound business decisions in a timely manner. If the relevancy or integrity of a metric cannot be justified, don’t use it. Consider, for example, how management analysis and control makes use of financial reports such as profit/loss, cash flow, ratios, job costing, etc. These reports help you navigate your business in a timely manner. Engineering metrics are analogous, providing data to help perform analyses and control the development process. However, your engineers may not be the right people to give you the metrics you need to help in making business decisions, because they are not trained financial analysts. As an executive, you need to determine what metrics you want and tell your staff to provide them.

For example, coverage metrics are essential for your team. Coverage is the measure of some amount of testing. You could have requirements coverage metrics, platform coverage metrics, path coverage metrics, scenario coverage metrics, or even test plan coverage metrics, to name a few. Cem Kaner lists over 100 types of coverage measures in his paper “Negligence and Testing Coverage.” Before the project starts, it is important to come to agreement on how you will measure test coverage. Obviously, the more coverage of a certain type, the less risk associated with that type.

The goal is to choose metrics that will help you understand the state of your product. Wisely choose a handful of these metrics specific to your type of project and use them to give you visibility into how close the product is to release. The test group needs to be providing you plenty of useful information with these metrics.


The metrics provided by testing offer a major benefit to executives: visibility into the maturity and readiness for release or production, and visibility into the quality of the software product under development. This enables effective management of the software development process, by allowing clear measurement of the quality and completeness of the product.

#54 Rahul

Hi Vijay/Suresh/Tiger2K ,
I am regular visitor of this site.I have one major concern for that i need ur assistance.
Whats the use of unix as well as shell Scrpiting(PERL) in sw Testing Prospective?
As we all are familiar QTP is used to validate UI Validation .Load Runner is used to Check Virtual User and all .So i could understand where QTP/Manual/Load Runner fits in software Testing World.
But i am still dont know where unix as well as shell Scrpiting(PERL) find its place in testing world? Could any1 assist me to understand this very clearly ?
So please help me understand this with how and where it finds its place in Software Testing


#55 selvam

Hi Friends,

Currently i am working in Non-IT field and planned to switch my career to testing.I had learned the basics of testing,and now i am very eager to learn testing practically with real time projects.
If any one interested to teach testing personally with real time projects , i will be more grateful, or else show me the right place in chennai.
Thanks & regards

#56 Vipul

Hi All,

Really its a very gre8 article.


by Reading this document now i am able to understand that all automation stuffs

#57 Tiger2K

Hi Rahul,

It all depends on your Application/Testing Environment

Suppose, your application has lots of files into a particular directory and you want to check for a particular string which is present in each and every file
without actually opening all the files ,check for the string present and increment the count )

You can write an automated perl script which opens all the files,search for the string and display the result which can save your lot of effort.

Perl Testing: A Developer’s Notebook can resolve all of you question . if you can find one. :)


#58 balendra tripathi

The article is useful for both QA and management.

#59 Boobalan

Hi , i read the all your comments, it is really nice, Currently i am working software testing in hyderabad,
Actually i am a tamilian, my native place is chennai,

My qualification is BCA only, Now i am searching software testing job in chennai,
i am fresher also, i do know how can i search software testing jobs.

Can you tell me anybody for the correct way to search software testing job and also tell me the any software testing institiute in chennai place.

#60 mahesh

hello frnds ,

i have some questions for u just send me the answers
1, when do we stop testing
2, when do start testing
3, how do we evalute schedule variance

#61 neha

good going…. keep up the good work

#62 CMD

Excelent article…Though there are some challenges which are not exactly related to Testing but they are somehow related to it…

I would like to share my experiences –

1. QC Manager – I joined my current comapny in May 2006 which was a CMMi Level 3 (??). My manager is very ambisious and some how I managed to impress him with my initial work. He left me with the team to handle all the activities and he himself was involved in higher level management decisions. I was never given a walkthrough on the company process. Whatever I could get was through word of mouth. Everything was going smooth till yesterday when a customer reported that the she is not going to test the application using the test cases as they are no in the way she is going to test (She has approved the earlier version of same test cases). Now I have been asked that how can we send the system test cases to customer, which I do agree that we should send only UAT test cases which will be a subset of system cases. But this was the practice I have been following since last 2 years as I learned from the processes of the company.
Lesson Learned –
1. You will not receive the heat till customer is happy.
2. Never believe Managers,

#63 surbhi

its very interesting article. I m searching job in software testing and this article has added my knowledge in this field. I’ve got lots of new thing from this article. I want to know more about automation testing and its tools.

#64 kavita

I found ur website very informative, thanks for all the info. I want to know abt Test Procedure document in detail.

#65 venkat

hi this is very useful for every body who are going to face projects and helpfull how to interact with the developers and wt qualities should tester have.
if anything pls dend to me thank you.

#66 Ragu

Hi Everyone,

This is Ragu, i have 2 years of experience in software testing. Now am looking for change, i don’t know interviewer how to ask question. Because till know i didn’t attend single interview. Am getting job this company as a trainee, now 2 years completed . i have done 3 projects in testing. Is this possible i get a job. Then how to prepare interview. Please any one help me..
Am expecting your reply..
thanking You

#67 Jessica Varsulkar

I was really pleased to atlast find a website as this one that does not make me go round the bush and make me realise that i have wasted my time.
I would really like to appreciate your efforts.

#68 praveen kumar

After studying the requirement specifications, testers job is to start writing the test cases with respect to the functional specification given to you by the client

#69 praveen kumar

Hi mahesh,
There is no destination time to stop the testing. it is stoped when the build meets the client requirements without any bugs in the build.

When the functional specification doc. is given to you, then you start writing the test cases with respect to the doc. ans once the developed build comes to the testing environment then testers start executing the test cases and the bugs which u get will be locked in the DTT , which is used by ur company.

#70 BoinaSai Dharmaraju

Hi Suresh Balakrishnan,
Its very nice, simple, complete

#71 susan

I am a manual tester with over 12 years of experience but I really want to learn how to use test automation tools. I am not a programmer… Which programming language should I learn to prepare me for working with test automation tools such as QTP or WinRunner… Thanks for your advise in advance

#72 Sangeetha

Is really the results from automation testing is fruitful than Manual Testing.
I feel complete satisfication of testing comes from manual testing. I didnt get in automation.
pls share your views regarding this…

#73 Sourav

Is really wonderful doc. its very helpful in myself. If those doc are in .pdf then reading easily. I also involved in IT industry (Testing )

#74 jaisimha choudary

i had read urs manual about testing challenges.
it realy covers all aspects related 2 s/w testing challenges.really it is best effort

#75 Ash

can any1 tell me how 2prepare 4Apti?? der r so many questions frm ver to start? i hav RS Agrawal book …n in how many days u can cover the necessary study 4Apti….Plzzzz ….help

#76 shakilarani

i am working as cust services executive-using i wish to enter into software testing-visionplus. can anyone help to know details in UAT to start career in testing.
pls mail me to

#77 shakilarani

i am working as cust services executive-using i wish to enter into software testing-visionplus. can anyone help to know details in UAT to start career in testing.
my email id is

#78 Morris Dyer

good luck

#79 venkat

how to create own bug tracking tool

#80 moe

Hello, i have a question. Does anybody know how to do security testing on a web base application using QTP?. If so can you pls e-mail me or contact me. I really do need to know about the security testing and how i go about it. e-mail:


#81 Mehul Fozdar

Dear Sir,

This post is very useful. We faced all 14 points in daily testing life.

Thanks a lot

Mehul Fozdar
QC Analyst

#82 Vinku

Hi all,

Excellent points that each tester to know…. keep posting these type of points…


#83 Feroz

Is the book available in India?

#84 Shweta

Idon’t know if I am too late in this series of posting comments . Would like to tell abt my self . I was into development for 4 years in .NET C# and have moved into testing ,(Automation , for Selenim -Python) . I basically made this decision coz of my intrest in Process. But when i came into my new company for Testing ,I found they don’t follow as such any process. So i am not happy with this . Not geeting gud learning hear , in terms of process. What should i Do.

#85 Prasanna

What is the major diffrence between Manual testing and Automation testing.
Please help me out anybody

#86 Rony Barua

It is very helpful article. I got some point from your article. I need some help for Software Automation.

#87 shivani


I am very new in testing field
This is very useful article for every tester

Why we use automation testing?
What is the main roll of tester in the company?

Please give me guidance regarding that

#88 Pooja Bharathan

I think organization should reward not basis on number of bugs he/she found,but on the minor and minimum number of bugs missed after project is deployed.

#89 Shree

Hello all,
I am into Manual Testing for quite sometime now. I have a complicated task infront of me. I have to test the load of an ASP.NET application using the VSTS 2008. I went around the VSTS and had some success in creating small web tests, but couldn’t proceed further. I was also informed that the tests need some coding to be done. Coding and me are poles apart. My questions are:
1. Any suggestions on sites / articles to handle the basic errors encountered in the VSTS web tests?
2. Can anyone suggest any sites / articles, apart from the MSDN, for the basic coding practices?

#90 Rani

This article is too good!

#91 Raju

Hi Mahesh

Q)When to start and Stop Testing?

A)When system meets the requirement and there is no change in functionality.

#92 Raju

hi frnds,

What it frame work? How is it use ful in Manual & Automation? plz., guide us.

#93 Raju

Hi frnds,
plz., send me qtp interview qnos.

#94 balaji

i am working as a test engineer , i want to test the performance of the website using loadrunner. i have loadrunner 9.10 version
in the start recording option i have given the site url
after giving ok
the browser is not opening the site for recording.
what i should do to record the site

#95 Mukta

How can we perform an integration testing when there are 10 modules and some modules (module 4 and module 8) are not available while integration testing???

#96 Ahsan

Hello guys,
well this article is very informative but i have a question related to automation testing, can we perform automation testing on dynamic objects? like report grid which has different number of records each time it is loaded. Or dropdowns with dynamic values integrated with any other report. I worked on Aap Perfect but didnt get sloution for dis. Do let me know if u guys can resolve this querry. :)

#97 Julfiur Rahman

Well, its not like this that Tester has no importance in SDLC. Testing is one of the core steps in SDLC. Its the responsibility of the Tester to carry on a fruitful test.Developers should not worry too much , if the product is bugfree.

#98 krishna kumar teotia

hello every body,
i want help.
as i m thinking to do software testing course,
will anybody guide me
from where to do,
manual or automation.
i hav completed my B-tech. and i m not getting job because i am having less than 60 in 10th 12th, but having 64 % in degree.
is this a right option to do.

#99 Sudarshini

This article was really enriching in terms of giving an insight into real-time scenarios faced by us at sometimes in our carrier.Initially it was difficult to cope with such situations, but gradually with experience everything came under control.In my organisation the testing department was newly introduced a few months back. As a result everything had to be started from scratch when I joined the organisation.Though I myself didn’t have much experience at that time, but luckily I was aware of some of the blocks that a project/test-team has to face.But with great patience and co-operation from my team we have covered up most of the initial hazards, leading to successful installation of our product at many client places.
Thanx to this site, for reminding us again that with patience, time and experience every obstacle can be overcome very easily.

#100 Kiran

Hi All,

I am working in BPO field for the last 3 years. Now I want to move to the Testing field. Which one do you people suggest (Manual or Automated) testing.

How do I prepare to complish my goal to join as a tester?

#101 Kiran

To be frank, I do not have any knowledge of testing but want to join any Testing Institute.

Please help me how to get a job as a tester after these many years as a BPO employee

#102 Kiran

Your suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thank you all.

#103 jain akit

hi kabutaro

#104 ShreeG

Hello friends,
I work as a STE in an in-house product of our company and would like introduce testing metrics to measure the quality and other aspects of our product.
I came across somewhere that not all metrics will be useful at the early stages of metrics introduction, and that different metrics can be introduced when the existing ones prove to be worthy / useless for the project, i.e., basically a trial-error method.
I would like to know any site or blog or anywhere, where I can get the list of metrics (with their formula) that are prevailing / commonly used in the industry. I would also like to know how to interpret the result of the metrics.
Thanking you in anticipation.

Take Care..

#105 Jagadish

Hello Friends,
I would like to know which type of testing(Manual or Automation) is better for our career and why?

#106 Shambhu Das

Grt post….thanQ

#107 ria

HI all
I want to know about banking domain.can anyone tell be any ideas or websites to start with


#108 Dhanashri Dhamgunde

Hey,Thanks for this post. It really helps us a lot.
I must sday this is the excellent post.

#109 anju


#110 gabbar singh

;) nice wrk

#111 Raj

sir i am working in small company and my designation is project tester and i am testing only php web development how to develop my skills plz help me

#112 Shekhar

Hi ,
Im new to testing can anyone help me by providing me with real time testing problems and the solutions to those problems. Preferred for commercial insurance application ( insurance domain) and mortgages ( banking domain). I would really appreciate if i could get at least 4-5 problems and solutions for each domain. I would really appreciate this help given to me. Thank you

#113 Ramesh G

Stubs and Drivers
stubs are used in top down integartion. It simulates the activity of a lower level component.
Drivers are used in bottom up integration which simulates the activity of a higher level component

#114 shilpa

Actually what is the use of QTP? i am working as a software tester,i do with mannual testing only,i tried to study QTP,but it seems so useless

#115 Kavitha

Could any one suggest me which one is best “Manual or Automation”. Currently i am in Manual Testing. Or else i want to switch over to Automation.

#116 Kavitha

hi help details about banking domain (or) send me the details “”

#117 Kavitha

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#118 Software Testing Services In Australia

Hello Sir,
Thank you for the post. We have found it very useful as we have faced most of the points mentioned above in daily testing.

#119 Gokula Rajasekhar

As a manual tester I’m facing most of the challenges mentioned by you in day to day testing activity, I just wanted to share few challenges:
1) Testing new technology/domain: My company has entered into SharePoint domain (developing Intranet sites), before switching to SharePoint I was into web application testing. so once I switched to SharePoint, initially it was a new technology & lack of experienced staff for sharepoint , as a tester I struggled a lot to get to know actually what is sharepoint testing?
2) Inadequate requirements from stakeholders/Project managers: Few of my projects were not organized properly, as few projects doesn’t have BRS or FRS documents, Project managers/leads used to interact with clients directly & gathered the requirements with no proper document/ sometimes used to give us requirements orally. Due to this testing team had no proper document to refer & need to interact with project managers/leads on regular basis & gather requirements.

#120 SathishKumar

Hi..Great study. I am a B.E student really it was very useful for me to gain at least some hint like knowledge… But can you please help me by making me understand how Testers will handle a complex situation I mean a bigger Manual test. Will they be using any algorithms ?? If so which is preferred EA or ACO? And Why?

Thanks… :)

#121 Guru

I am in testing field for past 6 years. I am ready to give training in testing field even I can help you with the interview process and procedure. If anyone interested mail me to “”.

#122 k sree ram pavan

Hello sir,
iam pavan btech ece 2012 passed out now iam doing a job in small company as a manual tester were iam only one tester in my company doing only the functionality part testing so as a manual tester there will be no growth so now i deceided to move to automation by keeping 2+ fake experience so for that wat should i learn iam a ece student no programming knowledge so please give me suggestion that whether i should continue in this small company or i should go by keeping fake experience to other company because in my company iam only single tester there is no test lead so whether i can gain knowledge by staying in this company by only testing functionality part please tell me iam in full confusion reply to my mail sir

#123 Sandeep Reddy

Grt post….thanQ

#124 Ajay Joshi


I like your article.

Apart from challenges mentioned I would like to add two more challanges which I faced.

1. Data Assertion Criteria.How Much data will be sufficient to test is always difficult to decide.

2. Second one is difficult to Automate the ETL testing.


#125 chintu

Perfect explaination thanks


Grt post….thanQ

#127 nathan

Any one tell me good Automation tool and low cost

#128 tejendra

Nice one..

#129 Satish

Questioned that were asked in exams plz help:

1. Which are the fallowing procedures are related to review in veloci-Q ?
a. Proposal/ Contract review
b. Release review
c. Review
d. All of the above

2. The highlight of acceptance testing are:
a. Check the system against requirement specification
b. Testing done by customer and not by developer
c. Focuses over whether the system delivers what was requested and is informed by the business
d. All of the above

3. Test audit observation should be captured in ____________
a. Test audit report
b. Test report
c. Test observation report
d. All of the above

4. ___________ can be done with checklist, issues list, walkthroughs, and inspection meeting
a. Validation
b. Verification
c. Inspection
d. Testing

5. In the table review, who records the defects and classified errors
a. Review reader
b. Recorder
c. Reader
d. Author

6. ___________ testing should be carried out if there are multiple module in the projects
a. Unit
b. Build
c. Modules
d. Systems

7. ___________ is used to test operation and input output data to ensure that software is performing well
a. Review techniques
b. Verification
c. Software testing
d. All the above

8. ___________ are conducted to eliminate and find errors/defects in the early stage of development
a. Review and testing
b. Review
c. Validation
d. All of the above

9. Why is multiple round of testing recommended
a. Accommodate bug fixes and eliminate maximum defects
b. Shortage of resources to complete testing in one round
c. Set of test cases can be executed in each round
d. For testing basic requirement, implied requirement, performance measures in various round

10. The challenges in testing are :
a. Lack of testing tools
b. Often development effort increase and there is very little time for testing
c. Generation of adequate test cases
d. All of the above

#130 Hema


I like to share some of my personal difficulties here.i have 2.7 years of experience in testing.yesterday i had a interview with the client?what are all the difficulties which you face in testing?
My answer is 1)reopening the defects again
2)Not understand the requirements/brd is missing in our concern
can any one agree what i said???

#131 Hardeep


I have a windows based tool which I need to automate by UFT or any other automation tool, but the problem is I am not able to identify the objects of that tool, the tool is developed in openInsight technology.
Please help


#132 Abhimanyu Gupta

Great article! These are the exact challenges we are trying to overcome at Testing Algorithms, LLC. by innovating various algorithms. So far we have come up with a modelling approach that helps in reducing the impacts of point 1, 4-10 & 12. With this solution, behavior of a software application can be captured using a model, that can be automatically converted to prioritized and optimized test cases in no time. Request you all to visit and share your feedback.

#133 aira franco

Invaluable analysis ! I loved the details ! Does someone know if I might acquire a blank a form example to work with ?

#134 Rupa

You have explained it very well. Thank you :)

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