Software testing questions and answers

This article is the part software testing question and answer series. Here I will answer some reader’s questions asked to me in comments or using contact form. If you have queries on software testing, quality assurance or career in testing then you can ask me these questions in comment section below.

It’s not possible to address each and every question in detail as I observed the questions are on vast topics, for which detail answers will itself require a new article. I will answer such questions in brief here and will also write detail articles separately if required.

So let’s get some questions answered:

Naresh A. asks:

“My past experience was related to “Test Engineer”. Recently I am appointed as Test Lead in a product based company. Currently there is no Pre-established testing process. As a TL am meant to define a standard process for the entire testing flow and I will maintain certain documents for each product.
Can you help me out in establishing a process for testing, and make me know the entire responsibilities of TL and what documents I am supposed to prepare and maintain?”

As a team leader you are responsible for project planning, scheduling, communicating your project status to your manager and most important task of assigning and monitoring the project work. Your main responsibility is to build a team to achieve your project goals. You need to focus on handling the challenges in your project so that your team and project will grow and perform well.

As far as the standard testing process is considered, it’s depends on you – what procedure you want to establish. Yes some people might blame me for this point but I prefer to establish my own processes that work for me. I don’t stick to those old process definitions that are written and managed in some 90’s and most of which might not applicable nowadays.

Test lead is responsible for ensuring project plan changes are incorporated in test plan. You might write a test plan and test strategy (In some cases it might be written by senior test team member or even by project test manager) Ensure the work is going according to this test plan. Identify the risks and try to mitigate them. At the end of project testing life cycle ensure that all test objectives are accomplished and acceptance criteria is met.

More TL responsibilities includes: Test Case Review, Requirements Validation, Monitoring the execution of manual and automated test cases, Prepare test summary report and Communicate test status to seniors and prepare corresponding documents.

To know more on SQA processes read this article “SQA Processes- How to Test complete application“. Hope from this answer you will get good idea of testing processes and TL responsibilities.

Pavan Ankus asks:

“I am appearing for the QA positions in US. I would kindly request you to mail me the suitable challenging situations in manual testing and also since I don’t have domain knowledge in Insurance, finance and other financial domain experience I am finding hard to explain to the interviewer as an experienced person. In this regard I need your suitable answer as to how to face the interviewer?”

In every testing interview you will get this question: “Tell me any challenging situation you faced in your previous projects or Tell me any bug that you feel proud to find it?”

I think answers to these questions depend on your testing career. I know every one of you might have faced many challenging situations where exceptional thinking is required to solve such problems.

I will suggest to pick any such situation from you career and explain it in better way. At least it should sound challenging ;-) This will help you to face further questions from interviewer depending on your answer.

The broad challenges in manual testing are: How to ensure complete test coverage? Testing without an automation tool is itself a big challenge. You can also explain non-technical challenges in manual testing like managing the testing work in critical time (Llink to testing under time limit) i.e. completing testing before deadline and even worst case if the deadline itself is not feasible.


Explaining a challenging bug you found in your career can be also a good answer for this question. For example the bug that was difficult to find or reprove or having big impact on customer revenue etc.

Pavan you mentioned that you don’t have knowledge in banking and finance domain then how you expect from yourself to give answer on that? If you don’t have experience in banking and finance domain then do not put this as a skill in your resume just for the sake of matching your profile with employer requirements. If you really want to get into testing of BFSI (Banking, Financial services and Insurance) domain then first study this domain. Know the basic concepts in BFSI domain. See the resources I have listed on BFSI domain on our resource page. Keep in mind you can answer in detail about any question if you have worked on that.

Mitch asks:

“What is the best way to go about getting a pay rise? Is reporting and graphing bugs found compared to other team member a good idea?

Comparing the bug count with other team or team member is very bad idea to ask for pay rise. If you are working for the organization for long time then your employer know your value and importance in organization. There is no need to show how your bug count graph is higher than your counterparts.

So what is the best way to ask for good salary rise?
At the time of your performance appraisal you should be able to convince to your reviewer that how you worked hard for your organization, How you succeeded in managing difficult tasks and how you enhanced your skills to better match your current work profile. If you succeed in this negotiation then you will definitely get good pay rise.

Other factors considered while giving you pay rise:
Your relevant skills, Complexity of application you are working on, problem solving skill, total and relevant experience, education and certifications.
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#1 dheeraj on 02.07.08 at 12:38 pm

I want to know what are the pionts which you should mention at the time of KRA how you should present your work at that time.It will be my 1st KRA so i am completly unaware about that.
Should you mention your capability of findings bugs in terms of like Per page on an average i am finding this much bugs OR something that sort of.


#2 priya on 02.08.08 at 7:56 am

sir Im working as a trainer in software testing training centre , i have a experience of 9months , mostly all compnies are prefering freshers/2yrs experienced? I don find any oppurtunity for me! wat shall i do?

#3 Jaishri on 02.08.08 at 9:26 am

Hii Vijay

I am working as a test engineer. Planning to shift my job, can you tell me how shall i prepare my resume in such a way i can show case myself technically well

#4 kavitha on 02.08.08 at 1:41 pm

can anyone tell me the difference between snoke testing and sanity testing with example

#5 kavitha on 02.08.08 at 1:42 pm

can anyone explain V-Model in detailt

#6 sashi on 02.08.08 at 4:55 pm

I’m,MBA(03-05) passed out worked as a management trainee(got through campus interview) in a private bank for one yr,and promoted as CRM (customer relationship manager) so totally i have 1yr and 6 months exp in banking. Now I’m looking for my career shift in software industry,how good it is for me if i choose testing as my future career??? (Please SAP is ruled out for me)

#7 Sameer on 02.09.08 at 5:30 am

Is there a specific branch of Testing which is suitable for Instrumentation Engineers? If I chose Testing as my Career, how’d I go about learning as a Beginner? Please suggest some good institutes, books & websites.

#8 Prabha on 02.09.08 at 5:39 pm


I came USA 2 month back and i applied for jobs.I am not getting calls .Can i now why?And here i am new.Can i know what type of questions they will ask.I have phone screen on monday.If possible send me interview questions.

#9 Mr Roberts on 02.09.08 at 10:41 pm

I have got 10 years experience in system testing and now I have new role as a Defect Manager, Could you tell me what’s the defect manger’s responsibilities/accountabilities please.

#10 Asis on 02.10.08 at 1:38 pm

I was complted my testing course 2yrs back for some personal problem i am not in touch about my course and now i am taking a project in manual and Qtp 9.2.Please tell me can i show 2yrs Exp in resume if yes what type of questions will face at inteview , suggest me and also help me how to get more calls from companies.


#11 Nilesh on 02.13.08 at 12:19 pm

I am last year BCA student from Tilak Maharashtra University,pune and its a deemed university will i get job in testing industry after doing course in testing?And tell me about some institutes where i can do course in testing.i live in mumbai so tell some good institute names.

#12 Neeharika on 02.13.08 at 6:41 pm

Hi all,

I am Neeharika. I am a B.Tech(CSE) 2007 passout. I have an internship experience of one and a half year in manual testing(until december 2006). I want to get into a software testing job from oct 2008. I want to learn QTP, Winrunner and load runner in the mean time and also write a certification. Could you please give me some links or material to learn the above tools and any information about suitable certifications. Thank you in advance.

#13 sandy on 02.14.08 at 4:54 am

hi i m doing masters could u help me to solve this problem
Use equivalence partition method and boundary value analysis method to derive testcases for the given program
x+y+9 when 10

#14 sandy on 02.14.08 at 5:02 am

Use equivalence partition method and boundary value analysis method to derive testcases for the given program
x+y+9 when 10

#15 sand on 02.14.08 at 5:03 am

Use equivalence partition method and boundary value analysis method to derive testcases for the given program
x+y+9 when 10

#16 san on 02.14.08 at 5:04 am

x+y+9 when 10

#17 Lakshmi on 02.14.08 at 1:07 pm

Hi Kavitha!!!

If I am not wrong….

Smoke test is carried out by developers…They perform this test before giving the build to the hands of testing team.

Sanity test is carried out by testers….They perform this test after receiving the build from developers.

#18 Lakshmi on 02.14.08 at 1:09 pm

Hi Neeharika!!!

Regarding tools…….the best and free site is…….from this you can download any testing tool and have a practice on your own…

Regarding certification…ISTQB is the certification that is known to me …as if i had completed.

All the best….

#19 Neeharika on 02.14.08 at 1:49 pm

Thanks Lakshmi.

#20 Avirat on 02.14.08 at 5:02 pm

boundary value analysis method to derive testcases for the given program

#21 DIPESH on 02.15.08 at 1:17 am


#22 Aruna on 02.15.08 at 12:16 pm

Iam a fresh MCA graduate recently joined in a company as a trainee tester. But the management want me to train me up as SQA team member. Management gave responsibility to newly appointed team lead to guide me. But he is not explaining any thing well. As Iam a fresher I can’t initiate my self in SQA. Please help in preparing SQA documents.

#23 kishore on 02.19.08 at 8:37 am

Hi Lakshmi…
This site is not working check it once.

#24 Lakshmi on 02.19.08 at 8:43 am

Hi Kishore !!!

Sorry ….

Please correct it as

#25 venkata on 02.19.08 at 9:01 am


What are the difforent doccuments we required, tp follow SDLC in any organiasartions? & what is difforence between test polocy, test stratogy, test methodology doccuments? By whom which are developed? What is difforence between QA & QC? What are the difforent costs are available to maintain the quality of an application? Can u explain with example?
What is quality life cycle? Explain with example?

Thanks & Regards.

#26 venkata on 02.20.08 at 7:16 am


Can you explain on any of the module in Banking application to do testing? And also explain about loans & cards in financial services to do testing with example please.


#27 Manisha Nayar on 02.22.08 at 6:44 am

From where i can get CSTE Examination Material and what all languages you should now if you want to excell in web or BFSI domain as its not possible to know all languages so which is in more demand as per that if you can guide me.
Because some people says u should know JAVA for automation,SQL to know about database so what all because its difficult to just keep learning after a certain time so just guide me regarding same .
As well what all new tools and languages used in abroad for Testing.

#28 Deepika on 02.22.08 at 8:37 am

Please explain me about the status of the test cases. and is there any difference between status and stages of the test cases or they are same?
please explain me about bug isolation as well.

#29 Heeta on 02.22.08 at 9:04 am

I have a total 5 years of experience, of which 4 years in Airline Fares (Ticket) Auditing operation function and 14 months administration operations of, a leading IT company. Perusing Diploma in Software Testing and C programming. I have done M Com, IATA/UFTAA foundation course. With 5 years of exp in Airline BPO is this correct to move into Software testing? My work exp will be counted if I will switch from Non IT to IT field?

#30 Sheela on 02.25.08 at 5:06 am


#31 Jaykay on 02.25.08 at 5:23 am

Hi Sheela,

Testers always should think how to break the functionality, to make sure that functionality should work at any criteria(ie; user point of view). This attitude is nothing but “TEST TO BREAK’ ATTITUDE.

if am not clear/worng pls let me know…

#32 Sheela on 02.25.08 at 5:48 am


#33 Jaykay on 02.25.08 at 5:51 am

welcome !

#34 Bhushan on 02.25.08 at 6:28 am


#35 Suhas M on 02.27.08 at 9:06 am

@ priya,
To be successful in any field, you need to have strong basic knowledge, let it be prorgamming or testing. As you are working as a trainer in a trainig centre, you have got a chance to get perfect in software testing basics. Also an important thing to do is, grow your social network, especially with the one who are working in the related field. Most of the companies call ONLY referals for interviews, so being socially active can get you a interview call. Also spend some time testing, you can start testing any aplication you have ex: mediaplayer, calc, notepad , any website etc. Spend time reading testing related blogs, see what experts have to say, evaluate some free tools.

Good Luck,
Suhas M

#36 Suhas M on 02.27.08 at 9:08 am

@ Jaishri,

Planning to shift your job in what ?? What technology you want to showcase yourself, it totally depends on what you know and what technology you have worked on.

Regards, Suhas M

#37 Suhas M on 02.27.08 at 9:14 am

@ Kavitha,

Testing is such a field which has got so many terminologies for the same thing. Sanity, Smoke, Sniff testing are almost the same. This tests are performed to test if the build/application is in a condition to test, if the build had all its basic functionality working, if you can continue exhaustive testing on the application.
May be they are named after the different industries in which they are used, as smoke testing in used in the hardware industries, just to check if the basic things are working, if it is not, the chips will burn out and start emitting smoke – so its a smoe testing.

Regards, Suhas M

#38 Jaishri K S on 02.27.08 at 9:16 am

Hii Suhas
Right now i have tested windows based application and also web application. Working till now in general, not into specific domain

#39 Suhas M on 02.27.08 at 9:22 am

@ Asis,

In any interview the interviewer will ask the question on what you have showcased in your resume. The number of years of experience you have and the things you have put up in your resume will fetch you interview calls.
So do you want to fake. What if you get calls and unluckily are not able to clear it?

Regards, Suhas M

#40 Suhas M on 02.27.08 at 9:46 am

@Jaishri K S,

So as you are speaking about domain, I have something to share with you.
Initially I was working for almost 3 years in Healthcare domain. Then after that I thought of going for job a change, I got a pretty good offer from a company but it was not operating in the same domain – Healthcare. I talked to many of my friends, seniors about the same. The one response which I got and felt was correct form a senior manager (from PSPL) was:
“When you are working as a test engineer your domain should be testing and something like healthcare, banking , insurance should not really bother you. You should be good at testing, you should be good at learning new things. I personally do not think you should stick to specific domain unless you are sure you are not capable working on any other. So when you go for a job change make sure you have something really challenging testing work to do there”
I know many fellow testers will not agree to this, but I do felt it correct that time. And am sure now I took right decision that time. I have worked on web based application and presently working on a search engine. Come out of the concept of DOMAIN.

Hope I have answered your query, if further you have any doubts.

Regards, Suhas M

#41 Jaishri K S on 02.27.08 at 9:55 am

Thanks for your valuable response. Will mail you if i need help regarding this

#42 Jaishri K S on 02.27.08 at 9:57 am

Thanks for your valuable response. Will mail you if i need help regarding this.

#43 Suhas M on 02.27.08 at 11:17 am


As much as I know SQA and tester have very different role to play. If I have guessed it right, SQA- Software Quality Assurance engineer works on verification of PROCESSES and your job will be looking after the process compliance. So first be clear about if you want to go for that change.
The other thing related to the lead- as the lead also is newly appointed, he/she may take some time.
Else , try to figure out if he/she is purposefully doing it. If thats the case, talk to him/her about it personally diplomatically.
If that also does not solve your problem, communicate to the next level again I would say diplomatically. In the industry the complaint should not look like a complaint. One of the Corporate lesson.

Good Luck, Suhas M

#44 Suhas M on 02.27.08 at 11:26 am

@ Deepika

Status of test cases?
If am not wrong its – pass, fail, & not applicable.

Regards, Suhas M

#45 deepa murthy on 02.28.08 at 5:03 am

1.wht is the boundary condition of the following conditional statement?

#46 VIJAYA CHAVAN on 02.28.08 at 5:15 am



#47 Jaykay on 02.28.08 at 6:04 am

Hi Deepa,

can mention full question pls…

#48 Jaykay on 02.28.08 at 6:04 am

Hi Deepa,

can u mention full question pls…

#49 Umaa on 02.28.08 at 6:13 am

can anyone tell me the difference between Bug and Defect

#50 Jaishri K S on 02.28.08 at 8:44 am

Hii Umaa

Bug: If that error comes at the tome of development stage before production then it is bug.

Defect: If that error comes after production then we say it is defect.

Let me know if i am wrong or if you need some more clarifications

#51 Jaykay on 02.28.08 at 9:19 am

@Jaishri & @ Umaa

Defect:While executing the test case if u found any mismatch,the u will report it to the development team,that is called defect.

Bug:Once the developer accepts your defect,then that is called as a bug.

error:it may be program error or syntax error.

Can we say like this Jaishir? pls let me know

#52 Jaishri on 02.28.08 at 9:55 am

Hii Jaykay

To be more specific,
Bug: Is something when the application is deviated from the Customer’s requirement

#53 Jaykay on 02.28.08 at 10:03 am

Hi Jaishri,

can u give detail descripton of “Defect” :) pls

#54 Umaa on 02.28.08 at 10:10 am

hiiiiiii jaishri & jaykay

plzzzzzzz give me Difference between defect & Bug

iam very thankful to u
if u clarify this doubt with out any confusion

#55 Jaykay on 02.28.08 at 10:19 am

Hi Uma,

There is no confusion in it. I gave my openion :) and she gave her openion…. from both the answer u can select which one is suitable to ur criteria ok…..


#56 Jaishri on 02.28.08 at 10:22 am

Hii umaa

Do a search in google to find out the difference between Bug and Defect, you can find the correct answers

#57 Girish on 02.28.08 at 10:40 am

Hi JK n JS
Nice debate.come on conclude the answer by giving ur valid reason over other.

#58 Umaa on 02.28.08 at 10:49 am

Thank u friends :)

#59 Girish on 02.28.08 at 10:55 am

A defect is for something that normally works, but it has something out-of-spec. On the other hand a Bug is something that was considered but not implemented, for whatever reasons.

I have seen these arbitrary definitions:
Error: programmatically mistake leads to error.
Bug: Deviation from the expected result.
Defect: Problem in algorithm leads to failure.
Failure: Result of any of the above.

#60 Girish on 02.28.08 at 11:02 am

here is the conclusion for this:
The software industry can still not agree on the definitions for bug, defect, error, fault, or failure. In essence, if you use the term to mean one specific thing, it may not be understood to be that thing by your audience. However, since the terms are not used correctly, you should learn the meaning of them where you work.

#61 prashant on 02.29.08 at 9:24 am

i am prashant and m working as soft test engg nd i have 3yrs of exp. i want to do certification in soft testing. plz let me know the details.

#62 hari on 03.01.08 at 11:08 am

Pls give me this difference also
Smoke testing and Sanity testing.

We r gathering more points here right everyone………..

I welcome everyone to give there opinions
Thank u.

#63 divya on 03.01.08 at 8:03 pm

1.wht is the boundary condition of the following conditional statement?
print x*x
pow 2(-y)

#64 What you need to know about BVT (Build Verification Testing) on 03.02.08 at 3:02 pm

[…] is also called smoke testing or build acceptance testing (BAT) New Build is checked mainly for two […]

#65 rakesh on 03.03.08 at 8:04 am

hey i m a fresh graduate and having knowledge of ms office,c++,html,javascript and a little knowledge of computer hardware. i want to make my my carrer as a software tester but i m little cunfused about.which coures should i joined for tester training, short term courses(4 months)or long term courses(6 month-1yrs).

#66 digvijay on 03.03.08 at 2:13 pm


i m working in cmm 5 level compay as desktop support and my experience is 1.3 year .I am not satisfied with this profile,so i want to switch in software testing.Please help me out what should i do for the same because i have no any experience of testing.should i start any crash cource for this or any thing else .Please help me out.

#67 Rashmi on 03.04.08 at 1:09 pm

i hav joined into testing recently .But i am not sure whether it is the right career .i hav done BE in computer science and also course at NIIT. Plz tell me if this is the right career

#68 Pavitra on 03.05.08 at 3:53 am

Hi friends i am into testing and require your help to build my career in testing.please guide me

#69 Jaykay on 03.05.08 at 5:38 am

wat help do u need Pavitra? pls drop ur questions!

#70 parandaman on 03.05.08 at 6:57 am

Dear friend,

i have 6 yrs exp in IT including experience in QA,CMM
implementation and QA testing and SQA audit
activities. Due to personal problems, i have around
3.5 yrs gap in IT field. Shall i able to get QA/IT job
again ?. pls give your comments.


#71 Suhas M on 03.05.08 at 7:50 am

@ Rashmi,

What do you mean by right carrier?
What I read your question is like, “Being a CS graduate, shall I go for testing job or shall I try for developement ?”
If this is the question you have, it depends on your intrest. What you want to become. Testing is no less challenging than developement. And testing do include programming (scripting- shell, perl, python, jyton etc ).
Also apart from developement, testing there are roles like DBA, SCM, S/S Admin, have you ever heard/thought of it ?
And remember each field has got its own challenges.
So it depends on what you are intrested in.

And if the question its regarding the pay you get, believe me company pays good for the people who have got good knowledge. Atleast as a test engineer, never in my life I had to compare my pay with fellow developers. (till now)

Regards, Suhas M.

#72 raja on 03.06.08 at 10:11 am

give the sample testcase design for yahoo account creation page?

#73 aditya on 03.09.08 at 7:36 am

hi vijay/all,

i m 28 years of age BE (elex) 2001 passout,and then did MBA(marketing)
2004,then joined NIIT course of Diploma in S/W engineering in JUNE 2006 for 1 and half year
but i have not done any noticable work because of my back problam and have been sitting at home and doing studies of NIIT now i have just completed my NIIT course and i want to make career in testing field.
As i m 28 now i dont think i have much time left to join a testing course so but i badly want to join IT field as a tester.
plz plz give me any advice about how shoud i plan my path into IT field as i have no experiance of IT field???

#74 Rahul on 03.10.08 at 6:16 am

Hi Rashmi,

No probs for u shifting in testing.. but as far ur logic is concerened u can decide for development as u have done cs.. Any query let me knw

#75 Pavitra on 03.11.08 at 2:25 am

what do you mean by compliance testing??

#76 Pavitra on 03.11.08 at 2:28 am

i want to prepare for a technical presentation.
can you suggest me a good topic and any informative sites in that topic (it would be better if the topic is from testing domain)
i thought of giving on the topic cross site scripting(CSS)
but somehow not very confident with it.please help friends!!!

#77 Suhas M on 03.11.08 at 4:23 am

@ Aditya,

Below mentioned link might be of help for you.

Good Luck,
Suhas M.

#78 Suhas M on 03.11.08 at 4:30 am


How about pairwise testing ?

Suhas M.

#79 Thiru on 03.11.08 at 5:25 am

i am a s/w test engineer, i am having 6 month exp,can u tell me how do i develop my knowledge…..

#80 Rahul on 03.11.08 at 5:46 am

@ Pavitra

Testing domain is fine no probs. I can give u as many u can.. give a powerful presentation go for interview technique. If u like it

Any query contact me direct on


#81 Rahul on 03.11.08 at 5:48 am


Go for any certification xam..

#82 kamal on 03.11.08 at 7:05 am

i am a bsc computer science graduate passed out on 2003.i want to try in testing field,what short term course will do it better.

#83 Rashmi on 03.11.08 at 9:08 am

I am totally new to testing. So can u plz elaborate on DBA, SCM, S/S Admin

#84 Rahul on 03.11.08 at 11:05 am

@ rashmi

k.. fine dis vil do ntg better give me call .. contact on dis id

#85 Jaishri on 03.11.08 at 11:38 am

Hi Rahul
Can you tell me what certifications can be done for more 6 months experienced person

#86 Jaishri on 03.11.08 at 11:39 am

Hi Kamal
You can do Manual testing course in a reputed institute which provides you placement

#87 Suhas M on 03.11.08 at 1:11 pm


As there are Developers & Testers, IT Indusrty offers many more roles like DBA(Database Administrator), SCM (Software Configuration Management engineer), S/S Admin (System Administrator), Network Engineer, Tech Support Engineer, etc..

Regards, Suhas M.

#88 Pavitra on 03.12.08 at 4:25 am

Hi All
I want to know about the “Metric Measurement tools”
what are they??
and also
any tool which we can use for the different phases of SDLC like Requirement Analysis,Coding,Design and Testing.
If you can help me i would be very thankful to u all…

#89 kumar on 03.12.08 at 6:31 am

can anybody explain about boundary value analysis

#90 Jaishri on 03.12.08 at 10:07 am

Hi Kumar

Boundary value analysis method leads to a selection of test cases that exercise boundary values. It complements equivalence partitioning since it selects test cases at the edges of a class. Rather than focusing on input conditions solely, BVA derives test cases from the output domain also. BVA guidelines include:
• For input ranges bounded by a and b, test cases should include values a and b and just above and just below a and b respectively.
• If an input condition specifies a number of values, test cases should be developed to exercise the minimum and maximum numbers and values just above and below these limits.
• Apply guidelines 1 and 2 to the output.
• If internal data structures have prescribed boundaries, a test case should be designed to exercise the data structure at its boundary.

#91 Rashmi on 03.12.08 at 12:06 pm

Thanks for guiding me. Since the training for testing has not yet started i was going through the demo for webload by radview. i found it quiet interesting. In my company they are planning to use automation tools .So can u suggest any automation tools that are free and effective.Can u also tell me if there are any metric tools for measuring the software

#92 Rahul on 03.13.08 at 4:59 am


I wud suggest u 2 go for.. qtp tool its free n u vil get dis trail version from google.. u can use it for 30 days.. but utlize all those 30 days ..k its based on vb scripting easy 2 use.

#93 Rahul on 03.13.08 at 5:06 am

Hi jaishri

I suggest you, 2 certification istqb and cste. you can do any 1 of dem has lots of reputation in company’s. As myself i have done cste certification cost $300 but dats worth it. But be prepared for dat.

#94 Jaishri on 03.13.08 at 5:09 am

Good morning Rahul

Thanks for your response. but saw somewhere that cste requires minimum of 2 yrs of experience. Is that true?
And what is the eligible experience for ISTQB

#95 tcraghu on 03.13.08 at 10:45 am

hello every one..

currently am doing blackbox testing ..
writting test cases
executing test cases..
testing the web apllication (GUI testing)
reporting the bugs to mantissa tool
testing again for fixed bugs

only above things am doing ..already 1.5 years over..
still i dont know about other testing methods..

wt to worrying abt future
plz suggest


#96 vandana on 03.14.08 at 11:08 am

Sir/ Madum
I passed computer science in 2004 and i completed software testing course last month back. now i want searching the job in this(software testing ) field. so can you send any model cv format

#97 Rahul on 03.17.08 at 5:25 am

GM …Jaishri

As far experience it depends .. not 2 years its 1 year if u r prepared den go for cste. now u can go for istqb certification if u wnt i have some documents for dat.. if u need i can provide u.


#98 Rahul on 03.17.08 at 6:34 am

I am very new to testing.Could you jsut clarify my understanding to SDLC and Testing Life Cycle is corresct or not?

SDLC–As in any other engineering discipline, software engineering also has some structured models for software development
Software life cycle models describe phases of the software cycle and the order in which those phases are executed. There are tons of models, and many companies adopt their own, but all have very similar patterns as below

TLC–Testing Life Cycle….it involves
But some book says TLC as

But i dont think this one is right as all this is TEST PROCESS ACTIVITIES.NOTHING to do with TLC.
Please clrify my confusion that would be great for me!


#99 Jaishri on 03.17.08 at 7:14 am

Hii Rahul

Thanks for your response
Can you give me your mail id
So that get those documents from you

#100 Rashmi on 03.17.08 at 12:36 pm

I am working as a Quality Assurance Professional . Somewhow i feel i am alloted more work as compared to my collegues. Not only this my work holds more responsibilities, complicacies. Where as my other team mates use their office time to update their knowledge and thus they are doubly benefited. I do enjoy my work a lot, i get to learn many things but i hardly find time to update my knowledge which i think is equally important. I am feeling frustated these days. How should i react to this situation?

#101 Rashmi on 03.17.08 at 2:39 pm

hi rashmi,
since my name is also rashmi can u use ur complete name.In order to avoid conflict in name

#102 Pavitra on 03.18.08 at 2:48 am

@ rahul
interview technique in that what topic are you talking about
if u can give me some other topics it would really help me

#103 hari on 03.18.08 at 4:10 am

Hi rahul,

Now i am preparing for QTP as a part of my job.I have QTP 30 days version.In this i am unable to recognize button,textbox anything they are simply showing as one object in .net applications.Is this version needed any .net addins?????
Please suggest me.


#104 Rahul on 03.18.08 at 5:10 am


Ya sure no probs.. Its (or) feel free 2 call me 09860348309

#105 Rahul on 03.18.08 at 5:18 am


k.. no probs u can go any 1 wch u like go 4 e-commerce its good. its depends on hw u present it. presentation is wat matters dear..


#106 RahulKumar on 03.18.08 at 6:23 am

please open QTP First and then open the application.I hope this will work or othewise create an html page and check whether it recogising any control or not…

#107 RahulKumar on 03.18.08 at 6:26 am

Any1 please answer My Question
I am very new to testing.Could you jsut clarify my understanding to SDLC and Testing Life Cycle is corresct or not?

SDLC–As in any other engineering discipline, software engineering also has some structured models for software development
Software life cycle models describe phases of the software cycle and the order in which those phases are executed. There are tons of models, and many companies adopt their own, but all have very similar patterns as below

TLC–Testing Life Cycle….it involves
But some book says TLC as

But i dont think this one is right as all this is TEST PROCESS ACTIVITIES.NOTHING to do with TLC.
Please clrify my confusion that would be great for me!


#108 shiva on 03.18.08 at 6:48 am

i am working for m n c as desktop support engineer since 2years but i want to change to system admin … so what type of questions they are asking plz help me with answers
thank you

#109 Jaishri on 03.18.08 at 8:25 am

Hi Rahul

Thank you :)

#110 chakry on 03.20.08 at 10:18 pm

Want answer for questions like
1) Why you want to shift the company / change to the company.?
2)why should we give you the job.?

#111 Ramanan on 03.25.08 at 11:27 am


I want some study material for Quality Center 9.2
Please share me via email.


#112 Ramanan on 03.25.08 at 11:29 am


Can anyone send me the study material for Quality Center 9.2
Please share me via email:


#113 Qamaruddin on 03.25.08 at 8:13 pm

Hi i am Qamaruddin.i did MCA in year 2005.But still not getting a jobin software.I am working in health insurance company form last 2 years.but i want to go in IT .so can u tell me that software testing will be the better option for my bright future.

#114 Qamaruddin on 03.25.08 at 8:18 pm

Hi please suggest me .And give me good guidance .as i am very depresssing now a days.please help me .and send me your response on this mail

#115 Pavitra on 03.26.08 at 4:05 am

you can try to get into software testing field.
some course on testing on ur spare time would be helpful

#116 Rashmi on 03.26.08 at 12:39 pm

hi all,
Can anyone of you suggest any good training center in Bangalore for silk test or anyother automated tools.

#117 jaykay on 03.26.08 at 12:48 pm

Hi Rashmi,

My best suggestion is Q Spider in bangalore….
for further details mail to

#118 mohan on 03.27.08 at 4:47 am


#119 giri on 03.27.08 at 6:07 am

Hello everybody!

#120 jaykay on 03.27.08 at 6:09 am

Hi Rashmi,

Do u got that institute?

#121 rashmi on 03.27.08 at 9:55 am

can we meet somewhere ?
to discuss

#122 Jaykay on 03.27.08 at 10:10 am–>Contact me here

#123 Rashmi on 03.27.08 at 2:54 pm


I did not send you the earlier message (“can we meet somewhere ?
to discuss”)
. I dont know why someone is using my name and sending you the message. Can you do something about it

#124 Jaykay on 03.28.08 at 5:29 am

Hello Rashmi,

I know yester day itself, somebody is missusing ur name.


#125 Abhishek Shrivastava on 03.28.08 at 9:38 am

I have done my testing course n now searching for a job in testing.
I have done 10+12+3 yr diploma in Comp Engg.
Can u suggest me how and where can I apply for jobs?
Coz most of the Organizations are looking only for BE/MCM, Etc and for 2 or 3+ yrs of experiene candidates.
Can you please help me i this?

#126 Abhishek Shrivastava on 03.28.08 at 9:40 am

I have done my testing course n now searching for a job in testing.
I have done 10+12+3 yr diploma in Comp Engg.
Can u suggest me how and where can I apply for jobs?
Coz most of the Organizations are looking only for BE/MCM, Etc and for 2 or 3+ yrs of experiene candidates.

#127 kalpana on 03.29.08 at 8:53 am


I am kalpana working with SAP Labs as a software developer since last 1.9 month. I want to shift into software testing /sap testing . can you pls suggest can a devloper shift into testing domain. i applied to so many job portal bt m not getting testing domain job call. i am well versed with Manual testing n i also mentioned this in my profile.
Plz suggest me ASAP how can i get the job call for testing.


#128 rahul on 03.29.08 at 10:05 am

I could understand your position Kalpana..its really difficult to get call..I know i am saying it very hardly..but it’s truth..
I could divise a plan..In SaP Lab try to get into TESTING PROJECT & get through with testing i know TESTING is not a rocket science .you could learn it very eaisy..Once you have done one project ..i could eaisly get good offer..
in case you have any query ping me

#129 Pavitra on 03.31.08 at 2:29 am

can you give the details of ISTE certification
I am a fresher working as a software engineer- Testing
I want to do that certification ASAP.
please guide me.

#130 sujatha on 03.31.08 at 6:34 am

Though i was a member of testing team.i have some doubts in writing the test cases.that is how to write the test cases in a good manner. please guide me.

#131 Bala on 03.31.08 at 8:14 am

Can you tell me what certifications can be done for 3yrs experienced person

#132 Sriram on 03.31.08 at 9:33 am

Dear Sujatha give me ur mail id i will send u a sample of test case. or how to write test cases. My id is

#133 Sriram on 03.31.08 at 9:33 am

Dear Sujatha give me ur mail id i will send u a sample of test case. or how to write test cases. My id is

#134 Jaykay on 03.31.08 at 10:05 am

Hi sriram,

I too need sample test case. pls send to


#135 Bindu on 03.31.08 at 10:27 am

I need sample test cases.Please send me

#136 rahul on 04.01.08 at 5:32 am

@ Pavitra
you could first think about giving ISTQB Conducted by ISEB Board.this one is fundamental doesn’t require much preparation..There are many board which are member of this indcluing india,germoney,uk,,
You need to decide urself which one u need to clear…
for more ingo you could oing me

#137 rahul on 04.01.08 at 5:34 am

@ Balayouu could involve yourself either ISTQB,CSTE
these 2 are very important one..

#138 rahul on 04.01.08 at 5:38 am


i could not attach excel here ..but i could assist you with column name that would help u..
1>Test Case Id TC_001
4>Expected Outcome
7>Subject (I always put this into my test case which navigate me directly to QC)
this all are very basic one..if you want you could make this custome based as well..
for further ping me

#139 rahul on 04.01.08 at 8:40 am

could not attach excel here ..but i could assist you with column name that would help u..
1>Test Case Id TC_001
4>Expected Outcome
7>Subject (I always put this into my test case which navigate me directly to QC)
this all are very basic one..if you want you could make this custome based as well..
for further ping me

#140 rahul on 04.01.08 at 8:44 am

@ chakry
this is what you shoul dknow b4 change .Am i right..
Better we use this forum for Testin gQuestion & Answers ..that would be much better..

#141 rahul on 04.01.08 at 8:51 am

@smoke testing and sanity testing with example

Thi sis most mcommon thing weather folks get confused..but i will give more clear example

SMOKE–it checks health of health i sstable or not ..which decide weather further testing would be carried out or not..we check weather build is crashing or is more systematic than SANITY..

SANITY–it checks functionality of build at higher level..we carried out one teansection related to each module is less formal and less planned then SMOKE.

if smoke fails sanity stops.Sanity tell weather it is “reasonable” enough to carry out testing or not..

i hope this will clarify major doubt .
more ingo ping back

#142 rahul on 04.01.08 at 8:52 am

@smoke testing and sanity testing with example

Thi sis most mcommon thing weather folks get confused..but i will give more clear example

SMOKE–it checks health of health i sstable or not ..which decide weather further testing would be carried out or not..we check weather build is crashing or is more systematic than SANITY..

SANITY–it checks functionality of build at higher level..we carried out one teansection related to each module is less formal and less planned then SMOKE.

if smoke fails sanity stops.Sanity tell weather it is “reasonable” enough to carry out testing or not..

i hope this will clarify major doubt .
more info ping back

#143 Mani on 04.02.08 at 7:55 am

Sir,i am Studing the yr),
How can find a job?
please reply..

#144 Rahini on 04.02.08 at 11:10 am

hi all,
am looking out for job in testing field. Am attending interviews also but in second or third round I will come out.
am the only test engineer in our company since its very small.
No test lead nothing.
Myself implementing testing concepts in projects.
But I cant do all types of testing.
Example I can do only functional and integration.
So for interview purpose I will be referring testing sites(
so I could clear first and sometimes second round also.
But when interviewer asks real time questions then I wont be able to answer, so I would rejected.

One more question I have is, can we learn QTP tool by ourself, since everywhere its been asking and i got trained in winrunner

Friends, Pls suggest me solutions for all my questions

my id :

#145 Rahul on 04.02.08 at 12:22 pm

@ Rohini
hi its not that much tiugh to clear with interview..You are saying u coul ddo couple of round .so its not very difficult to convert..only thing u need a bit more concentration on real work .
more over in small company u have lot lot lot to learn then biggger dont have this notion.ok..
Regarding QTP install and go to help menu download pdf help u could learn much by urself.
for further ping me

#146 Rahul on 04.02.08 at 12:23 pm

Complete degree first u will get job..

#147 Vimal on 04.03.08 at 4:37 am

Currently i’m doing UAT tesing for my tool in which i’m working .I like to know what type of certifiction will helpful for my career and how is the openings for this kind of testing outside..

#148 Vimal on 04.03.08 at 4:39 am

Currently i’m doing UAT tesing for my tool in which i’m working .I like to know what type of certifiction will helpful for my career and how is the openings for this kind of testing outside..


#149 Rahul on 04.03.08 at 5:46 am

the very fundamental certifivatio is ISTQB done by each and every always add credential .after completed go for CSTE dude!!!!

#150 Rahul on 04.03.08 at 5:48 am

for for CSTE..good for u..

#151 Poornima on 04.03.08 at 6:16 am

hi friends,

This is Poornima here,anybody is working on working on real time..
Just i wanted to share my problems of my carrier

#152 Poornima on 04.03.08 at 6:20 am

hi rahul,

This is Poornima here,r u working on working on real time..
Just i wanted to share my problems of my carrier

#153 ja on 04.03.08 at 6:20 am

Hi poornima!

let us know what do u want ot tell?

#154 poornima on 04.03.08 at 6:38 am

hi ,

actually im not interested in developing side , i have done testing course aleready i lost 2 yrs of my carrier,bcoz of not having ful pledged knowledge in any feild i fear to attend interviews.. so i finished the course with some frnd reference i got job as a trainee without pay for 2 months, while joining they told as tester only.Its a very small company,when i joined they recruited as .net trainee. Im the one who finished the testing course there no other tester also there ,now i dont know .net no improvements in testing so far what i have to do .Now its 4 th month running even they didnt paid also. so i dont know wether to learn .net and continue or keeping some 3+ and try on testing for 2+ there is no cals.. so my position is fish out of in confusion. starting of my carrier only i joined for j2ee that is the draw back for me,at that time i dont know how to choose the carrier even course also i have not completd bcoz some health probs,so i dont know what to do?plz help me out.


#155 Rahul on 04.03.08 at 6:50 am

@ poornima
ok..I got your problem poornima.Dont worry because this doesn’t lead anything..instead of worrying ACT NOW..
1st decide yourself what do u really need to do i ur future dow the line 5 yrs..y 5 yrs is it takes 2-3 yrs to learn something then after that u would start enjoying wt actually u r doing..then execute that now .its look very strange you r working & they are not paying anything..then its better to sit @ home.if u have how and what to chose career i will guide u..but altimately decision will be urs..dont be like spoon feed baby..
onces u hve decided u have plenty of way to do & do in bdst way since u already wasted some time learn from that its good to learn form mistake but it should not be repeted..
for further assistence ping me

#156 jay on 04.03.08 at 6:53 am

Hi poornima pls provide ur email id, we will discus about this .

#157 poornima on 04.03.08 at 7:02 am

Thnx Rahul,

ya im also thinking the same way only. If i starts againt learn the .net it will take more time again so far whatever i learned in company regarding the .net that i can use as a domin knowledge while testing the projects which have done under .net it wont go waste rt..
so if i keep 3+ means how i have 2 handle i have to keep 2 companies know? write noe i kept for 2.4 rs but my frnds r telling one for 3+ nd other for 4+ how to handle those many?? manual ok but automation??

thnx ,

#158 Rahul on 04.03.08 at 8:43 am

@ poornima
ya exp never goes waste it always add on to your satart what you have decided..if you want to pursur u could go with testing as well its not a rocket science you could learn QTP also very eaisly if u actually need .and manual is really much eaiser…so decide and act now..
for further assistence ping me

#159 Suhas M on 04.03.08 at 8:52 am

Its far better to work and get some knowledge instead of sitting at home. Now as you have been asked to work as a .net developer, why not use this opportunity? Being a developer will never stop you do testing. Don’t you think that you can do better testing when you know the code- think of you can perform white box testing as well.
Regards, Suhas M.

#160 poornima on 04.03.08 at 9:39 am

thnx for ur guidence.

#161 Vimal on 04.03.08 at 10:05 am

Hi ,
Rahul thanks for your suggestion.Can any one please tell me where i can find the materials for that particular certification and any idea about the cost and where i can take that.


#162 Vimal on 04.03.08 at 10:05 am

Hi ,
Thanks for your suggestion Rahul.Can any one please tell me where i can find the materials for that particular certification and any idea about the cost and where i can take that.


#163 Rahul on 04.03.08 at 10:12 am

you should go for ISTQB ,UK costs Rs.10500
ISTQB,India costs Rs.4000,TSTQB Germony costs somewhere around 10k..You need to decide which one you want to go for..

for further assistence ping me

#164 poornima on 04.03.08 at 11:23 am

anybody know whats meant by zero testing?

#165 George on 04.04.08 at 7:39 am

Mostly in accounting application ‘devide by zero error’ may occur. So to avoid such an error we can use zero testing or in the situation where the field is expecting a numeric value, say for example month should range from 1 to 12, in such situation inputing a zero may cause an error. If am misleading, Please let me know…

#166 Vishal Chhaperia on 04.04.08 at 7:51 am

I think u right George, bt we still need more.
If u have any test case based on zero testing then plz FW: me


Call : 09830704327

mail :

#167 Annu on 04.04.08 at 10:01 am

I want to go for ISTQB certification.Please tell me the authorised trainers in Delhi NCR nad how to apply for the same.

#168 poornima on 04.04.08 at 10:22 am

hi George sir,

thnx for ur ans. But yeasturday when i searched for it in the net, i saw some differnt ans now i forgot the site name .anyway thanking u. plz help to get the job in testing feild .

#169 poornima on 04.04.08 at 10:28 am

@ Rahul,

thnx Rahul but in ‘Dell’ they r recruiting for 5-6 yrs exp

#170 pooja on 04.08.08 at 4:03 am

hi all
please give me some details abt testing certifications

#171 pavitra on 04.08.08 at 4:14 am

Hi Pooja
Check out this post for CSTE eligibility and next date of exam:
Even I am preparing for the same
for any queries u can mail me at

#172 pavitra on 04.08.08 at 4:17 am

There is an opening for dotnet professionals in my friends company
i will give u full details if u r interested

#173 Rahul on 04.08.08 at 5:32 am

go for ISTQB its very must and doable!!!

#174 Vishi on 04.08.08 at 9:08 am

Hi Rahul

I am planning to appear for CSTE this June butI dont want to register before I could go thru the course material. I read you have already appearded for this certification; can you please send me the study material of the same at

Would be greatful if I get the reading stuff, Thanks

#175 Rahul on 04.08.08 at 10:57 am

@ Vishi
i have sent u keep reading..gud luk..

#176 asha on 04.08.08 at 11:01 am

hey what this testers can do in software development. They are just multiplying the work by finding some concerns of their own and that is not needed for the client. No need of testers in software development its just an added resource, a clever client wont bill for them.

#177 Vishi on 04.08.08 at 12:50 pm

Thanks for the CSTE material Rahul.
Do you think the 2006 CBOK should be sufficient or do I need to search further for 2008 CBOK

#178 george on 04.08.08 at 1:00 pm

Please forward the CSTE material to my id

#179 RahulKumar on 04.08.08 at 2:41 pm

@ Vishi
i think its enough ,,u need to pass xam ok please frwd the same to george…
for further assistence ping me

#180 Riya on 04.09.08 at 11:05 am

wt is Alpha testing?

#181 george on 04.09.08 at 11:16 am

Alpha testing conducted in the developers site by the client to ensure the quality. Please let me know from experts if i mislead riya for her simple question.

#182 rahul!! on 04.09.08 at 11:18 am

alpha testing is done at developer site by client or end user depands upon client is checking more on validation then varification..

#183 Rish on 04.09.08 at 11:31 am

In house virtual user environment can be created for this type of testing. Testing is done at the end of development. Still minor design changes may be made as a result of such testing.

#184 pournima on 04.11.08 at 7:54 pm

plz give some suggestions and job openings


#185 shreya on 04.14.08 at 4:44 am

I am a fresher and i wanna do certification in software testing..
please guide me

#186 shreya on 04.14.08 at 4:45 am

what is database testing??
How it is done in real world implementation??

#187 Rish on 04.14.08 at 9:54 am

Database testing details

#188 Mohit on 04.17.08 at 3:58 am

Can anyone please send me testing certification documents on my mail id….

please tell me what is compatible testing and what things we should consider when we do multi browser testing…

#189 mithila on 04.17.08 at 11:40 am

i am textile graduate(homescience background),i have done diploma in software quality can u please suggest me where n how can i apply?

#190 ravi on 04.21.08 at 9:53 pm


This is Ravi…Right now m working in Infosys Bpo as operation coordianator….I have done software testing course recently and interested in testing. could you please let me know Can I change domain if so then how can I change it….Your quick response would be highly appreciate….

#191 dayalan on 04.22.08 at 11:09 am

I need sample test cases.Please send me

#192 dayalan on 04.22.08 at 11:11 am

my mail id is

#193 Jaishri K S on 04.24.08 at 7:22 am

Check under Jobs tab you can find few openings for freshers as a software tester
Hope you can apply for it

#194 rahul on 04.24.08 at 7:25 am

please do ISTQB it must and duable for every1..
for more info ping me back @

#195 anil on 04.24.08 at 10:05 am

I dn’t know how to write test cases and test scenarios
plz tell me and send me some examples(dummy specs)

#196 sumanth on 04.28.08 at 12:09 pm

Hi Poornima,
If u have exp in .net, please send your resume to johnsumanth@infonovum. Right now there are openings only for .net and Java in our company

#197 alaguvannan.g.m on 04.29.08 at 5:17 am

I just want to know, how to write the test cases? Plz help me.

#198 Suresh kumar on 04.29.08 at 5:23 am

what is the differance between block&white box testing?and also tell me what r them advantages&disadvantages?

#199 Vishal Chhaperia on 05.02.08 at 5:06 am

Hi All,

If any of u is working on Unit test then Pls help me out , act. i need to develop a test case on unit testing, I have the SRS as only thing with so Pls tell me how to procced.

Hopeing for early reply!


call: 09830704327

#200 Jaykay on 05.02.08 at 10:33 am

Hi folks,

What are “Testing Limitations”? Can any one give clear explanation about this pls?


#201 Ekta on 05.02.08 at 10:17 pm

As a tester to get good job we should have some other soft skills. I have knowledge about SQL QUERIES,MS access, less knowledge of VB.What type of soft skills should i learn to get a good job in software testing field? Is it useful to do courses in SQL language, VB, VB.NET and .NET to enhance my skills in this field?
I am trying to take some course, but i am confused which course is useful for me in software testing field.
Please help me to clear my confusion.Answer me ASAP.

#202 Ekta on 05.03.08 at 3:37 am

I am attending interviews to get a job as software tester.For a short duration projects companies expect me to have full knowledge of TEST PLAN,TEST METHODOLOGIES,TEST STARTEGY AND TEST DELIVERRABLES. All these topics are very important to make test plan. can anybody tell me how to prepare test plan and all these topics.I am confused so, Please help me with these questions.

#203 Vinayak on 05.05.08 at 5:56 pm

Hello Sir/Madam,

I would like to make a career in testing. could you please clarify my doubts.

I completed PGDCA (2004) and M.Sc(IT) (2006) from Open University.

I do not have software industry exp. I worked in BPO.

1. Is software testing requires any programming backgroud.

2. Is software testing and testing tools are same.

3. I would like to undergo training in testing, which institute you prefer ?

4. Is there any institutes provide training cum placement in Hyderabad?

5. What are the tools, process, types required?

Waiting for your early reply to my mail. Please do the needful.

Yours faithfully,


#204 NewUser on 05.07.08 at 11:56 am

can anyone suggest any good open source tool for testing database . I want to study ho to test database so can u suggest some website for studing how to test the database

#205 NewUser on 05.07.08 at 12:07 pm

Can DBunit be used to test the MSsql database for application written in

#206 Manish on 05.08.08 at 8:08 am

Hi to all,
Can any one help me,
I am trying to enter into UK Testing market as a Manual Tester and made my CV with 3 yrs of exp. with some banking and Insurance projects.
is there any one how can provide me some details/documents , how to explain the projects , if possible give me your phone number so that i can call.


#207 Manish on 05.08.08 at 4:42 pm

Thanks in Adv.

#208 rajatha on 05.09.08 at 5:16 am

hi all,
can anyone explain me what to answer if interviewer ask about what is verification and validation

#209 VijayD on 05.09.08 at 5:28 am


Verification: The process of determining whether the products of a given stage fulfill the requirements established in the previous stage.

Validation: The process of evaluating specifications, designs and code to ensure compliance with specified requirements.

Hope this helps.


#210 VijayD on 05.09.08 at 5:35 am

@ Rajatha

You can see the below as well for better understanding,

1) Verification:
“Are we building the product right”
The software should conform to its specification

2) Validation:
“Are we building the right product”
The software should do what the user really requires


#211 rajatha on 05.09.08 at 6:12 am

thanks vijay,

i got it.
and also can v say Quality Assurance is verification and Quality control is validation.

thanks in advance

#212 VijayD on 05.09.08 at 6:41 am


QA: Quality Assurance
-Defining and implementing processes and measurements and verifying compliance (i.e. conducting audits)

QC: Quality Control
-Actual operational technique to ensure quality of the product
For example – review and testing


#213 rajatha on 05.09.08 at 7:09 am

thanks vijay,
am cleared of your answer.

i need one more help that is.

how to test Antivirus software. plz plz answer me coz i have been asked this same question in two interviews

thanks in advance

#214 Divyashree on 05.09.08 at 7:27 am

I need answer for two questions, pls help me

1) What’s the procedure to do regression testing. I don’t know what to do after reporting bug.
2) How to save the build when the client sent the new build

#215 annu on 05.09.08 at 8:35 am

please tell me the difference between test life cycle and bug life cycle

#216 VijayD on 05.09.08 at 8:37 am


Whatever the application it is, keep in mind that, we need to write functional test cases for that.

Here the application is AntiVirus software, now we need to understand how it works, see the following,

Antivirus software are computer programs that attempt to identify, neutralize or eliminate malicious software.

Antivirus software typically uses two different approaches to accomplish this:

1) Examining (scanning) files to look for known viruses matching definitions in a virus dictionary, and

2) Identifying suspicious behavior from any computer program which might indicate infection.

The second approach is called heuristic analysis. Such analysis may include data captures, port monitoring and other methods.

Most commercial antivirus software uses both of these approaches, with an emphasis on the virus dictionary approach.

1) Dictionary:
In the virus dictionary approach, when the antivirus software looks at a file, it refers to a dictionary of known viruses that the authors of the antivirus software have identified. If a piece of code in the file matches any virus identified in the dictionary, then the antivirus software can take one of the following actions:

a) attempt to repair the file by removing the virus itself from the file,
b) quarantine the file (such that the file remains inaccessible to other programs and its virus can no longer spread), or
c) delete the infected file.

To achieve consistent success in the medium and long term, the virus dictionary approach requires periodic (generally online) downloads of updated virus dictionary entries. As civically-minded and technically-inclined users identify new viruses “in the wild”, they can send their infected files to the authors of antivirus software, who then include information about the new viruses in their dictionaries.

Dictionary-based antivirus software typically examines files when the computer’s operating system creates, opens, closes, or e-mails them. In this way it can detect a known virus immediately upon receipt. Note too that a System Administrator can typically schedule the antivirus software to examine (scan) all files on the computer’s hard disk on a regular basis.

Although the dictionary approach can effectively contain virus outbreaks in the right circumstances, virus authors have tried to stay a step ahead of such software by writing “oligomorphic”, “polymorphic” and more recently “metamorphic” viruses, which encrypt parts of themselves or otherwise modify themselves as a method of disguise, so as to not match the virus’s signature in the dictionary.

An emerging technique to deal with malware in general is whitelisting. Rather than looking for only known bad software, this technique prevents execution of all computer code except that which has been previously identified as trustworthy by the system administrator. By following this default deny approach, the limitations inherent in keeping virus signatures up to date are avoided. Additionally, computer applications that are unwanted by the system administrator are prevented from executing since they are not on the whitelist. Since modern enterprise organizations have large quantities of trusted applications, the limitations of adopting this technique rest with the system administrators’ ability to properly inventory and maintain the whitelist of trusted applications. As such, viable implementations of this technique include tools for automating the inventory and whitelist maintenance processes.

2) Suspicious behavior:
The suspicious behavior approach, by contrast, doesn’t attempt to identify known viruses, but instead monitors the behavior of all programs. If one program tries to write data to an executable program, for example, the antivirus software can flag this suspicious behavior, alert a user, and ask what to do.

Unlike the dictionary approach, the suspicious behavior approach therefore provides protection against brand-new viruses that do not yet exist in any virus dictionaries. However, it can also sound a large number of false positives, and users probably become desensitized to all the warnings. If the user clicks “Accept” on every such warning, then the antivirus software obviously gives no benefit to that user. This problem has worsened since 1997[citation needed], since many more non-malicious program designs came to modify other .exe files without regard to this false positive issue. Therefore, most modern antivirus software uses this technique less and less.

3) Other approaches:
Some antivirus software use other types of heuristic analysis. For example, it could try to emulate the beginning of the code of each new executable that the system invokes before transferring control to that executable. If the program seems to use self-modifying code or otherwise appears as a virus (if it immediately tries to find other executables, for example), one could assume that a virus has infected the executable. However, this method could result in a lot of false positives.

Yet another detection method involves using a sandbox. A sandbox emulates the operating system and runs the executable in this simulation. After the program has terminated, software analyzes the sandbox for any changes which might indicate a virus. Because of performance issues, this type of detection normally only takes place during on-demand scans. Also this method may fail as viruses can be nondeterministic and result in different actions or no actions at all done when run — so it will be impossible to detect it from one run.

Some virus scanners can also warn a user if a file is likely to contain a virus based on the file type.


#217 rajatha on 05.09.08 at 8:53 am

hi annu,

Test life cycle includes step by step procedure during testinf,
Requirement Study->Preparation of test plan->writing Test cases->(System study for assigned module->Identifying Test Scenarios->writing Test Cases by applying TC design Techniques->Send TC’s for review->fixing Review comments->Store TC in Test Case Repository)->prepare Traceability Matrix->Test Case Execution->Defect Tracking->test Execution Report.

whereas Bug Life Cycle includes status like Opens by Test Engineer -> Assigns by Development Lead -> Fixed by Developer -> closed or ReAssign to Developement Lead.

correct me if wrong.

#218 jaykay on 05.09.08 at 9:17 am

Hi Folks,

Could any ans for the question pls
What are Testing limitations?

#219 abu on 05.09.08 at 9:30 am

hai priya
if u have ur CV send it to me my mail id is “” i will try to help u…i’m also an tester………

#220 VijayD on 05.09.08 at 9:46 am


The question “What are Testing Limitations?” does not make much sense to me.

Reason, Software testing is the process used to assess the quality of computer software. This includes, but is not limited to, the process of executing a program or application with the intent of finding software bugs.

You can see the below facts related to testing (if helps),
– You cannot test any application 100%
– No Application is 100% defect free


#221 annu on 05.09.08 at 9:50 am

Hi Rajatha,
Thanx for clearing my doubts.

#222 VijayD on 05.09.08 at 9:57 am


After searching Google got the below answers (which may help you),

Testing also has some limitations that should be taken into account to set realistic expectations about its benefits.

Testing has to be selective because there are too many possible paths and test cases for any program to be tested exhaustively. Selective testing could result in some aspects remaining untested and some errors not being uncovered. The tests themselves may have bugs and result in errors remaining undetected. Although testing detects errors, it cannot be used to build quality. Quality has to be built into the software by using good software engineering practices such as reviews during analysis, design, and coding. Testing is not cost-effective because by the time tests can be executed, the errors introduced in the earlier phases amplify. Removing the errors later in the software process is more expensive.

Software testing is a very important quality filter and needs to be planned taking into account its objectives, principles, and limitations. Planning for testing is essential because it is often performed at a stage when the project schedule and budget pressures are high. If testing is not planned for, it may be skipped, resulting in poorer quality of the software being delivered.


#223 jaykay on 05.09.08 at 10:23 am

Hi Vijay,

Thanx for your effort. Can u tell the mandatory points to confirm, that Testing is completed? pls..bcz am not clear abt it..

#224 Ekta on 05.18.08 at 2:47 pm

How is SUSPENSION CRITERIA AND RESUMPTION CRITERIA work for testing an application?

#225 cozi on 05.20.08 at 9:40 am

Hi i m cozi .i hv completed my B.Sc(Computer Application) and Diploma in S/W testing now i want to do PG .but i am not getting where i should try??

#226 cozi on 05.20.08 at 9:48 am

what is the difference between Verification and Velidation?
could any solve my this query?

#227 renuka on 05.20.08 at 1:54 pm

what is the difference between bug and error

#228 Aditya on 05.20.08 at 8:55 pm

Hi,I have just completed my testing course through Seed and I am new in this field,So Please help me out How to prepare Interview question? and What types of question will ask in Interview?

1.What is Unit Testing?
2.What is the difference between bug and error?
3.what is the difference between Verification and Velidation?
4.How to save the build when the client sent the new build?

#229 sunitha on 05.22.08 at 4:33 am

Hi Folks
I am very new to software QA testing.
I need some help.
here are my Questions.
1)How to execute and validate test cases based on the system requirements?
2)How to identify and document the defects when performing test execution?
3)How does client-server testing enviroment play role in testing?
please answer to my Questions with some brief examples. Any kind of help highly appericated.
As this very urgent for me. pls reply ASSP.
Thanx in advance

#230 ramu on 05.22.08 at 3:48 pm

what is fish model?

#231 harish on 05.22.08 at 3:50 pm

whar is difference between block box testing and white box testing

#232 Mohit on 05.22.08 at 7:24 pm

Hi Ekta
i will send you docuemnts
give me your mail id…

#233 rajatha on 05.23.08 at 6:21 am

hi tiger,
In test Director, what exactly Requirement, test plan, test lab, defect modules contains.
explain me briefly

thanks in advance

#234 Ravi on 05.23.08 at 9:36 pm


This is Ravi…Right now m working in Infosys Bpo as operation coordianator….I have done software testing course recently and interested in testing. could you please let me know Can I change domain if so then how can I change it….Your quick response would be highly appreciate….
Please mail me on my mail Id— or call me 9226711964

#235 Anagha on 05.24.08 at 7:18 am

I have 10 months experience in functional Testing . My domain is CCT. I am planning to shift company , but mostly, there are requirements for 1+ year. I am ready to wait till 1 year but within this period how can I preapare myself to get a good job? I am familiar with QTP and Selenium also. I want to switch in Automation , can I get any chance to switch in automation without any experience?


#236 amit on 05.25.08 at 4:09 pm

How can I test the Load in Manual Testing??

#237 rajatha on 05.26.08 at 5:19 am

hi amit,
even i have doubt on the same.
plz anyone help.


#238 Tiger2K on 05.26.08 at 7:36 am

Dear Rajatha and Amit

Traditional or manual testing methods offer only a partial solution to load testing. For example, you can test an entire system manually by constructing an environment where many users work simultaneously on
the system. Each user works at a single machine and submits input to the system. However, this manual testing method has the following drawbacks:
* it is expensive, requiring large amounts of both personnel and machinery
* it is complicated, especially coordinating and synchronizing multiple testers
* it involves a high degree of organization, especially to record and analyze results meaningfully
* the repeatability of the manual tests is limited

So bottom line is its illogical and kind of impossible( several users) to try load testing manually.


#239 rajatha on 05.27.08 at 9:50 am

hi friends,

what is the difference between Version and release.give me brief information about this

thanks in advance

#240 Ajitha on 06.02.08 at 9:52 am

Hi Suhas,
I am a Bsc Computer Science graduate with 4 and half years exp in BPO industry with healthcare as domain. Got a opportunity to attend a interview for software testing where they need a person with healthcare as domain.How can i know the basics of testing.

#241 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.05.08 at 12:46 pm

Hi Riya,

I have Mentioned Alpha Testing and Beta Testing as given below:

Alpha Testing

Tested at developer site by customer.
Developer “looks over shoulder” and records errors & usage
Tests are conducted in a controlled environment.

Beta Testing

Conducted at one or more customer sites by end user of
Live application environment cannot be controlled by
Customer records all problems encountered and reports to
developer at regular intervals.


#242 nayva on 06.05.08 at 6:57 pm


I am fresher. i have a question. people will keep 1-1.5 years for project. Can anyon tell me what actually happens in real time scenario, how much time it takes to prepare test plan, how much time it will take to write test cases, how much time it will take to execute test cases, per day how many test cases can be executed, in between how much time it will take to install the environment.

please dont say it depends on the project

by assuming that the project ios for 1 to 1.5 years can anyone tell me the whole testing process in real time step by step with time frame for each process.

thanks in advance

#243 Syam on 06.06.08 at 11:24 am

I am a diploma holder, working in a software firm. I’ve only 4 months experince in mannual testing. My uncle working in an IT company Banglore. He told me that most of the companies prefer test engineers who knows a tool for testing. I have done many testing, but all are mannual testing. I have done it for web applications like,php projects. I want to know the career development of testing job field. And i want to know how much salary will get a mannual tester guy who have only 4 months experince in mannual testing. Will be companies give training for me to use software testing tools. Please send me reply as soon as possible.

#244 Nagaraja on 06.07.08 at 5:19 am

Hi All,

I am working as Testing Engg. Now they have put me into Mobile Application Testing. I am very new to this testing. can anyone guide me on how to write test case for mobile application.
Also while installing the application in few mobile devices i am unable to install thru OTA but i am able to install using USB. so can anyone pls help me on this issue as our main objective is to install thru OTA

#245 shirin on 06.10.08 at 12:28 am


I wanted details about the ISTQB Course, it’s scope and will it help me in getting job as a Software Tester.


#246 Sunny Kathuria on 06.10.08 at 5:18 am

Dear All,

Im having a set of 60 QTP Questions which will help you in clearing the exam. They also helped a lot to me in clearing the exam as well. If interested do let me know on

#247 selvam on 06.11.08 at 1:56 pm

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

#248 asif nakhuda on 06.13.08 at 7:09 am

HI Friends,
currently i am working on C.A office as a employe. But my pland to become a software tester. and i hard a class of software testing. Now i completed the mannuly testing and automation testing in winrunner.
can any oppurtunity or any company intrested for me than call me. (my number is 9326364013) plzzzzzzz.

#249 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.13.08 at 10:06 am

Hi Shirin,

This is Suresh Working as a Test Engineer i have mention ISTQB link as given below:


#250 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.13.08 at 10:20 am

Hi Rajatha,

This is Suresh Working as a Test Engineer i have mentioned Diffence between Build, Release and Version as given below:

Build is a Executable file which is handed over to the
tester to test the functionlity of the developed part of
the project.

Release is that which we finally hand it over to the client of the project after the develpoment and testing phases are completed.

Version is the number of releases made according to the addition of the requirement of the client.

Eg of the Version [ Product] may be diff versions of
Automation Tools like Win-Runner 7.0 , Win-Runner 8.0 etc


#251 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.13.08 at 10:33 am

Hi Shreya,

This is Suresh Working as a Test Engineer. I have mentioned Database Testing as given below:

Data bas testing basically include the following.
1)Data validity testing.
2)Data Integritity testing
3)Performance related to data base.
4)Testing of Procedure,triggers and functions.
for doing data validity testing you should be good in SQL queries
For data integrity testing you should know about referintial integrity and different constraint.
For performance related things you should have idea about the table structure and design.
for testing Procedure triggers and functions you should be able to understand the same.


#252 Jitendra on 06.13.08 at 11:46 am


Can anyone tell me how is the Software Testing course conducted by COEP, Pune.


#253 ilyas on 06.15.08 at 8:01 am

hi supriyashen
i saw ur answers regarding testing tools i am appreciate a lot , can u help me out .
Right now i am in australia pursuing diploma in computer field but not related to PR so i am deciding to comeback to india (some family problem) and do some course in testing tools what u think , i have some knowledge about computers i have done Bsc (2005) after that i am not taken any interested in doing job in india wasting my precious time by going abroad. I am 29 now i am sorry what i have done. Can u please suggest me that its good to do testing tools on this age.But i know that its difficult for me to go form the scratch but i can do, if u suggest good reply for my future.
By reading all this u get the idea what guy i was,from the bottome of my heart i am very regret what i have done, Now i am realised that how important the career is please please suggest me what to do , i am interest in computers field.
Thanks for ur preciuse by reading this.
One important think my english also not so good .

#254 babu on 06.17.08 at 5:03 am

I have a web application developed using struts, J2ee, JavaScript?HTML, CCS.
My web application is compatible with Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Japanese version) and IE -6, IE-7.

I did study on Service Pack release note and white paper but still confused.

Do I need a browser compatibility test for and IE -6, IE-7 after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3?(Japanese version)?or windows Vista Service Pack 1 (Japanese version)?

If I require browser compatibility test then what should be checklist?

I will be very grateful if any one can help me regarding this

#255 babu on 06.17.08 at 5:27 am

When a new version of a browser released what are the feature should I look for compatibility testing?

#256 babu on 06.17.08 at 5:28 am

When a new version of a browser released? what are the feature should I look for compatibility testing?

#257 Thishidy on 06.18.08 at 5:55 am


I am working in a product based company since from 10 yrs in Testing Team, I did not move forwared and still working with same designation and just doing my assigned tasks regularly and did not show any interest to improve myself or my team. Now it is hightime I have realised the mistakes. So how to cope up with the job. What is my possibility of getting job in other company? I came to know that if i put 10 yrs of experiance, the expectations will be more? Also I am still pursuing my Degree and did not complete it?

What should I do to move ahead in my career?? Please suggest me.

#258 Kumar on 06.22.08 at 7:08 am

Hi Every body…!

Can any one explain me about Use cases. And Diff between Test Case & Use case. with exmple plz…
mail me at

Thanks a lot in Advance..!

Satish Kumar

#259 rahul on 06.27.08 at 8:03 am

Hey plz…. can any 1 tell me how to test the application in wat are steps to follow ha???

Dat would be gr8 4m any 1 who tell dis…waiting for your reply

#260 Mahender Reddy on 07.02.08 at 5:31 am

Hi Vijay,

Can u explain what is L10N (Localization) and I18N (Internationalization)?

Thanks in advance…

#261 Jaishri K S on 07.02.08 at 11:20 am

Hi Thishidy
It will be really good if you specify your experience that too in same company
But make yourself ready to answer why you are in same designation for this much years
Expectations will be much on your knowledge on the products that you have tested so far
If you are confident enough to answer, go ahead
All the best

#262 Jaishri K S on 07.02.08 at 12:05 pm

Hi Thishidy
It will be really good if you specify your experience that too with same organization
But be prepared with the answer why you are still in same designation
Nothing much will be expected hope you will be an expert with the product that you have tested till now
Thats more than enough
Give a try and see how things goes
All the best

#263 sai on 07.02.08 at 4:30 pm

what is the diff between step generator and function generator

#264 Vinay on 07.02.08 at 6:30 pm


Can any one explain me about Use cases. And Diff between Test Case & Use case.


#265 Mahender Reddy on 07.03.08 at 4:56 am

Hi Vijay,

Can u explain what is L10N (Localization) and I18N (Internationalization)?

Thanks in advance…

#266 shilpa on 07.04.08 at 12:00 pm

I need configuration management testingt??

how we can test this??
what is the process

#267 Randall Johnston on 07.04.08 at 12:34 pm


My name is Randall Johnston and I have done a little software testing, but that was in 01. I have been working in a different industry and now I want to get out of that and get back into software testing. Can you please tell me a way to go about this? Also I want to get more knowledge about the industry and how I can get better at this skill. What would be a good way to go about that?

Thank you,
Randall Johnston

#268 Adeolu on 07.09.08 at 7:03 am

I am a Service Desk Analyst and trying to change my career to Software Testing. I read Computer Science back in University and does not have knowledge/experience in Software Testing at all. I want to start learning/ read for certification. What is the best way for me to start this career and is there a chance for me to break into this career line and not regret it?

#269 Adeolu on 07.09.08 at 7:06 am

I am a Service Desk Analyst and trying to change my career to Software Testing. I read Computer Science back in University and does not have knowledge/experience in Software Testing at all. I want to start learning/ read for certification. What is the best way for me to start this career and is there a chance for me to break into this career line and not regret it?
Pls u can email me with advices…Thanks

#270 Senti on 07.10.08 at 6:55 am

Hi Everybody,

It is great to see so many info in one website.

Can anyone tell me do we have any exclusive section for mobile application testing,

How are the opportunities for the same now, how well it is doing.

Hearing that the recession is very high, how much does this hit the mobile application testing field..

What are the key things we should be mastering to become an outstanding mobile application tester..

and so on…

looking for ur great valuable replies…

thanks in advance

#271 vidya on 07.11.08 at 8:29 am

I’m working in Manual testing for 3 yrs and wanted shift to another organisation in Bangalore. Can any one help me out?

#272 Vinayagamoorthy on 07.11.08 at 9:02 am


I will help you

#273 rajatha on 07.14.08 at 11:06 am

hi all,

interview questions..

1. why you chose testing as career?

2.why ur looking out for change?

please anyone answer me for these questions

thank you..

#274 Jaishri K S on 07.14.08 at 11:47 am

Hi Senti
Till we use mobile phones, mobile industry is not going to market out new models
So no need to worry for it
Mobile testing will have its own future for several years

#275 ilyas on 07.15.08 at 6:30 am

Hero loves heroine , but heroine loves the villain. But villain loves hero’s sister,and hero’s sister loves heroine’s brother . Here, heroine’s brother loves villain’s sister . But villain’s sister loves hero’s brother. Again!, hero’s brother is also interested in heroine , and you already know that heroine loves villain. Finally two people commit suicide. Who’re they? ……….. Producer and the Director!!

#276 Mayur on 07.15.08 at 9:28 am

I am currently working in manual testing.I however want now to shift my focus to performance testing.
Are the programing skills essential for PT ?
Please suugest me the programming langueses required to be learned for perfomance testing.

#277 Vaneeta on 07.31.08 at 10:00 am

Hi Rahul,

This is vaneeta here, Past two years i’m working in a software company, now i want to complete any certification. could u suggest me which one better for abroad

#278 Rahul on 07.31.08 at 10:07 am

Hi vaneeta,

Since 4m past 2 years ur wrking .. den u have 2 to go for Cste certification.. dat vil help u lot trust me..


#279 Vaneeta on 07.31.08 at 10:35 am

Hi Rahul,

U can suggest in


#280 Vaneeta on 07.31.08 at 12:28 pm

Hi Rahul,

Thanks for your reply

Can u tell me the process and any book because you have already cleared

#281 Rahul on 07.31.08 at 1:07 pm

Hi vaneeta,

Sure i vil provide u give me ur email and cell no.


#282 sreddy on 08.01.08 at 3:20 am

i am planning to apply qa posting.

i need somebody help.i will give ph no

#283 sreddy on 08.01.08 at 3:23 am

I am intersted only manual testing.

#284 Vaneeta on 08.01.08 at 10:52 am

Hi Rahul, Pls send material for cste ASAP


#285 Vaneeta on 08.01.08 at 10:54 am

Hi Rahul,

Pls send material for cste ASAP


#286 Pankaj on 08.02.08 at 12:49 am

Hello Friends,
I am Pankaj.I am a commerce graduate from Mumbai University.I am looking for job in Software Testing.Currently working in CMS as a service desk.I have sound knowledged of Java and SQL.

So plzs if any 1 having opening in S/W Testing for fresher.
Please let me know.
email id:

#287 rajatha on 08.06.08 at 11:29 am

hi all,

i have some interview questions asked in huawei software technology.

1. there r 10 match boxes and each match box contains 10 sticks. 1 among 10 match box weigh 0.9g and rest 9 match boxes weighs 10g. U will be provided with 1 weighing machine and u can use that only once.

so question is,
how u will find out which match box weighs 0.9g.

2. consider current time.
tell me what will be the time after 239999999999 hours.

waiting for ur answers.

#288 Manjula on 08.08.08 at 4:28 am

i am working as test engineer nearly have exp of 1yr and 10 months i have only exp on manual testing on banking domain
i thought of changing domain to protocol testing but later thought of learn some tools and try outside so plz guide on changing domain
do i need to learn any spl tools which works for my persent domain

#289 Vishal Chhaperia on 08.08.08 at 10:44 am

@ rajatha

Hi Rajatha,
The ans.

1. there r 10 match boxes and each match box contains 10 sticks. 1 among 10 match box weigh 0.9g and rest 9 match boxes weighs 10g. U will be provided with 1 weighing machine and u can use that only once.

so question is,
how u will find out which match box weighs 0.9g.

Ans. The match box which is empty

2. consider current time.
tell me what will be the time after 239999999999 hours.

Ans. Same time

#290 rajatha on 08.08.08 at 11:14 am

hi Vishal,

1. no match boxes are empty.each contains 10 sticks.

2.even i answered same time.but they did not agree yaar.
i assumed it as 23.99999 = 24. but no is like 2399999999. then how can u tell its same time wright.
anyhow i did not get selected in that interview. i could not answer for these 2 questions only and rest all technical part was good.

#291 Vishal Chhaperia on 08.08.08 at 11:30 am


As u said I am also getting confused in second question but for the First Question:

If 9 the match box are of 10g and one is of 0.9g it is ovious that it will empty(if they all are identical)

#292 rajatha on 08.14.08 at 10:09 am

hi all,
is anyone knows about imacros.
Is it really usefull and is it worth.
what is imacros all about

please answer to all my queries.


#293 abhi on 08.18.08 at 10:41 am

Hi vijay,
am working as test engineer past 2 years.
and now desperately am looking out for job change.
since recession period is going on, no interview calls. am fully depressed.
plz help me out how can i get interview calls.


#294 abhi on 08.18.08 at 12:00 pm

how many years of experience we need to have to get into Team Lead position.tell me whether it depends on years of Exp.. or good knowledge with less ok.

plz anyone answer to my queries


#295 Jaishri on 08.19.08 at 1:54 pm

Hi abhi
Getting into a lead position completely depends on your knowledge and your managerial skills. Experience makes you gain those skills to become a lead
All the best

#296 Jaishri on 08.20.08 at 12:01 pm

Hi abhi
Can you tell me in which city do you look for change and are you experienced in Manual or automation, and if automation which tool are you expert in
And give me your mail id too so that i can forward you the openings

#297 xyz on 08.21.08 at 5:12 am

hi jaishri,

even am looking out for job in software testing.kindly provide me ur email id.
if u r staying in bangalore it is very usefull for me.
i am not getting feedback from any companies. and i would be able to clear upto 2 rounds and in last round of interview they tell me we get back to u. it means i have not shortlisted for next round.
am really fed up without interview calls.
plz plz provide me ur email id i will contact u.

#298 Jaishri on 08.21.08 at 5:41 am

Hi xyz
Drop me your mail id will forward you the opening
And let me know your experience and are you into manual and automation testing

#299 zakir on 08.21.08 at 6:12 am

Hi Rajatha and Vishal,

1. no match boxes are empty and each contains 10 sticks.

If this is the scenario, then obviously, the match box which is smaller will weigh .9 g as against 10 g for the rest.

2. Considering the current time as 11.40 : 23 hours, the time after 239999999999 hours will be 239999999999 .01 : 01 hours, i assume. Let me know if u find the right answer



#300 hi on 08.22.08 at 6:49 am

hi jaishri,
rahini here.
plz help me.
email :
plz send me testing openings. not only this but give me some interview reference plz.y coz am getting calls but when i apply for those i wont get feedback from them.

waiting for ur reply

#301 praveen on 09.10.08 at 11:41 am

hello, i am working as software tester in mobile industry from 1 year and now i want to do certification in testing , so that i can hav good future. plz suggest

#302 Sreelatha on 09.10.08 at 12:35 pm

Iam working as Module lead related to Testing project.
Kindly let me know what knid of exam i can attend to be as a certified tester

#303 steena on 09.12.08 at 9:41 am

I have around 2.8 years of exp in Java.
Currently I am working with reputed MNC company.
I want to switch in testing.
I have given NCFM begineers certification and now preparing for other modules.
can anybody suggest me a proper approach to move in testing.
If possible recommend any testing Institute in Mumbai where I can do a testing course.
does anybody know about SQTL OR SEEDS institutes of testing in Mumbai.
please do reply.

#304 manish on 09.15.08 at 1:57 pm

in many interview there is fequently asked question why u choose ur carrier as a software tester. i did computer engineering so what is the most suitable answer for that

#305 Ramasubramanian on 09.21.08 at 1:32 pm

Hi I am a Commerce student but I have worked in the IT Field for the past 17 years. I have also had an experience in Manual Testing in a Software Co. in the Health Insurance Domain. Can I apply for testing jobs in the BFSI Domain.

I often find difficulty presenting a resume that meets the expectation. How can i fulfill this shortcoming

#306 manish on 09.22.08 at 4:04 am

In interview first quest is that why do u want to come in testing. i did in comp sc what is the most suitable ans .

#307 pawar kisan on 09.25.08 at 2:18 pm

I am commerce graduate so how should i prepare myself for software testing career

#308 Nilesh Solat on 09.29.08 at 7:25 am

I had passed BSc IT this year with first class. Currently working in Datamatics BPO. IS there a future in software testing and is there a need to join any classes for it or can it be done on my own as i have that it consists of same topics as in Software Engineering that i had studied in my Second year. Plzzzzzzzz reply i am confused.

#309 Kapil on 09.29.08 at 11:45 am

U can ans
Testing has become very important in SDLC now-a-days
Because increase of users, software failures cause adverse effect to the cmpy n moreover the overall cost can be reduced if we find defects in early testing as its own importance as well a chanllenging task.
So only I opted Testing.

#310 Akshay Gogate on 09.30.08 at 7:02 am

can u send me some tips about testing a web application based on ERP domain

#311 Murali on 10.02.08 at 6:58 pm

Site is well designed easy to use and will be back to fully look at site as it has some useful & relevant information of my site. Well Done!.

#312 krishna on 10.06.08 at 6:22 pm

site is very good and it good imformative knowlegeble site…….

#313 krishna on 10.06.08 at 6:25 pm

I am looking for the job for QC testing so i want to know that how to explain about last project the basic question tell me something about yourself or last project??so it should cover all the points of SDLC.

I am fresher……

#314 Rupangi on 10.07.08 at 6:43 am

hello, i am working as QA engineer in asoftware company from 1 year, we perform manual testing.
i am experience of only web based testing, and now i want to do certification in testing , so that i can hav good future. and also looking for a new job plz suggest me.

#315 Rish on 10.07.08 at 7:45 am

Go through the below link to know evrything abt ISTQB exam , like pattern and all. Its the site of ITB here in India ..hope u r from india

#316 Rish on 10.07.08 at 10:20 am

go for ISTQB exam,will be good

#317 Mohit Gupta on 10.07.08 at 4:21 pm

Hi Can anyone please tell me what is agile testing and where its used.

#318 abhi on 10.13.08 at 7:24 pm

These days demand is 4 java & ur lucky 2 have exp in it.Then what makes u to shift towards testing?

#319 abhi on 10.13.08 at 7:25 pm


These days demand is 4 java & ur lucky 2 have exp in it.Then what makes u to shift towards testing? socho

#320 rajesh on 10.13.08 at 7:27 pm

hi guys
I heard that salaries r very meagre in testing… it so? plz clarify ..

#321 karuna on 10.14.08 at 2:05 am

hi guys,
when I record my windows application my Active Screen is showing the home page of What new in QTP?
Somebody help me how can I get my Application in the Active screen.

#322 Partap Singh on 10.14.08 at 4:14 am

Hi Mohit,
Agile testing is a new concept introduced in software development market.I’m also working in sprints to test the modules which are part of the agile testing.
In Agile methodology sprints are done for SDLC,Actually A sprint is a over all view of the project(going to build),It’s just a prediction. In Agile Testing A sprint sheet is prepared before the staring of any sprint, In which all the tasks are forth written.Here in sprint sheet tester’s role is also predefined ie- his total working hours and a particular day when the project or product will come to him for testing. The key fact in this methodology is that every body need to finish his work on predefined time,If any delay occures either in testing or code then sprint is marked to be delayed.Whole sprint is managed by Scrum master.
As I found Results of Agile testing are very good.
Partap singh

#323 rajatha on 10.17.08 at 9:46 am

hi tiger,
can i have your email id so that contact through it.
y coz u have been responding to my questions regularly and as am getting solution out of it. still i have many more questions to ask you.
and as i have joined new company.
i need ur help coz u have got so many years of experience in testing. plz help me if u could thank you.

plz mention ur id in this blog and i will contact with my plenty of questions.

thank you

#324 Tiger2K on 10.17.08 at 11:56 am

Hi Rajatha,
My E-mail id is


#325 Harshit on 10.18.08 at 9:59 am


can anybody suggest me some good institutes for software testing in mumbai

#326 Gourav on 10.18.08 at 12:55 pm

i have more than 3 years of experience in software development.But i want to go in software testing.Please suggest me.What should i do?

#327 Mohit Gupta on 10.18.08 at 6:19 pm

Hi Pratap

Thanks a lot for replying
really its so thankful

#328 Harshit on 10.19.08 at 9:15 am


can anybody suggest me some good institutes for software testing in mumbai

#329 Harshit on 10.19.08 at 9:23 am

Hi Steena,

I have heard about SEEDS institute, its main office is in Pune and it has 4-5 centres in Mumbai.. One of my friend had done a .net course from the institue in Pune and said the institute is good…

But you can cross check with some others as well…

Mean while which other NCFM certifications have you given?? I have 4 of them .. AMFI,Derivatives,Capital,NSDL…

#330 Vrishali on 10.20.08 at 6:44 am

I am presently working on DBMS including system design. where do i have to approach to get a jobs of testing which can be done sitting at home?

are there any other jobs which can be done privately being at home?

#331 sreesree on 10.24.08 at 5:16 am

if the person has 2+ years of experience in software testing then which role he will get

#332 anusha on 10.30.08 at 11:35 am

iam fresher 2008 passed out
i want to become a software test engineer, but i didn’t find any vacancies up to now. i was just completed my manual testing & now iam learning automation testing
any body please tell me or mail me where can i get a job or vacancies information and i want a job in hyderabad please tell me. is there any body who is belongs to computers in this website please mail me i want some information from them. please help me out. iam in critical position because i have to earn money to survive my self only


#333 anusha on 10.30.08 at 11:38 am

my id is please ma

#334 Mukesh on 11.25.08 at 7:06 am

I am Mukesh. I am new to this forum. i have been in manual testing for 1 year. Can I learn some automation tool ? which one has a better scope manual testing or automation testing?
I hope that I will have friends and good responses


#335 Rajesh on 12.01.08 at 9:01 am

I’m having one year of experience in software testing till now & I’m planning to switch to other company. I’m working in a project related to Internet Advertising. Please tell me what kind of questions I’ll face while appearing for the interview as a experienced candidate, so that I can do good preparation for the interview.

#336 vijayalakshmi on 12.01.08 at 8:39 pm


Iam planning to take CSTE exam.I live in California.Can anyone pls tell me in detail about how to get the test material,types of questions,text book to study for the exam etc.Right now iam not working.I have a previous qa experience for 6 months.Do they ask for any experience certificate.Otherwise which is the best qa certification exam i can take?What is ISTQB?


#337 Govindraj on 12.04.08 at 4:34 am

Can anyone give me inputs on Web services testing

#338 Javeed on 12.04.08 at 10:40 am


Just desperate to ask a question, Im doing BCA (UG) in Correspondence (Distance Education) 2nd year also working in a call center for 2 years again , can I get placed in any company for software testing…

#339 Suvarnam on 12.07.08 at 1:31 pm


i have done, oracle(sql,pl/sql) 1 year course from niit. with such background i move to software testing for the career.also now IT is going down so can it be secure to go in IT Field. and what is scope in Software Testing.

#340 Mukesh on 12.08.08 at 4:57 am

Smoke test
The term derived from the practice of powering up the equipment after a piece of hardware or a hardware component was changed or repaired. If the component didn’t smoke, it passed the test.
In software, the term smoke test describes the process of validating code changes before checking them into the source tree. Smoke tests are focused tests that ensure that changes in the code function as expected and don’t destabilize an entire build.

#341 Mukesh on 12.08.08 at 4:59 am

sanity test

It checks the entire system at a basic level (breadth, rather than depth)
to see that it is functional and stable. This cycle should include basic-level tests
containing mostly positive checks

#342 Babu Lakshman on 12.11.08 at 12:37 am

Greetings to All.

Can any one help me how to search or where to learn the java scripting which is used for RFT.


#343 Ganesh on 12.11.08 at 9:20 am

Can any one explain about ISTQB exam

#344 Ganesh Kumar on 12.11.08 at 9:25 am

Hi vijayalakshmi,
ISTQB is the best choice for the certification in Testing,this certificate only give the value for tester across the world

#345 Rajesh Kumar on 01.02.09 at 6:38 am

i have 2+ years experiance in software testing field (Manual). I want to certificate.
How can i apply?
Can i study onlie?
How can i write exam?

Can you tell more details about cetification.
if u have send mail for me

#346 pankaj on 01.21.09 at 11:23 am

plz send me faqs on manual testing

#347 Farheen on 01.28.09 at 5:38 am

1) What is co-existence testing?
2) Why do we do it?
3) What would be the passing criteria for a successful co-existence?
4) Any sample application where you feel we require this kind of testing?

#348 Rahul on 01.28.09 at 7:56 am

hey guy use google for all this …dont be like spoon feeder..

#349 Rahul on 01.28.09 at 8:01 am

co existance means testing the particular s/w with other s/w and we check whether it destroy the existing s/w or not.. existance testing is more applicable for a product ..i mean to say i any company is going to release new product into market there tester needs to do all this ..i hpe u got wt u wanted..

#350 Rahul on 01.28.09 at 8:02 am

@Rajesh Kumar
do ISTQB ..its very important for every tester..
gud lck

#351 Rahul on 01.28.09 at 8:06 am

1st u do ISTQB and ladder up to CSTE.CSTE is not easy and pls dont do CSTE just for the heck..
do ISTQB ..its very important for every tester..
gud lck

#352 Rahul on 01.28.09 at 8:09 am

dont worry anusha ..u will get it..
use this link for seravhing jobs and pls fwd this to all ur friends.
gud ur destiny by uesellf..

#353 Farheen on 01.29.09 at 4:56 am

Thanks Rahul

#354 vijayalakshmi on 01.29.09 at 3:40 pm

Thanks Rahul,


#355 vijayalakshmi on 01.30.09 at 2:57 am

Hi Ganesh,

Thanks a lot


#356 vijayalakshmi on 01.30.09 at 9:12 pm


Iam Planning to do ISTQB exam.Can anyone pls tell me where to get the the study material and examination pattern,centers etc.


#357 sundar on 02.16.09 at 10:09 am

Hi friends,
I am doing manual testing for one website. can u tell the functionality test procedure and how to develop the functional test report.. can u send any one model report and tell the procedure….

Ur friend sundar

#358 sundar on 02.16.09 at 10:10 am

Hi friends,
I am doing manual testing for one website. can u tell the functionality test procedure and how to develop the functional test report.. can u send any one model report and tell the procedure….
my email id :
Ur friend sundar

#359 someday on 02.25.09 at 7:20 am

how much is it in VB Scripting course

#360 Sanjay Biradar on 02.27.09 at 6:48 am


Currently working in IT Firm as vendor. In that firm my Designation is Integration and Quality Analysis. I am doing Final QA.

It’s a E-Learning Firm. I want to move my “CAREER” in “Software Testing”.

If possible, please give me proper advice.

Waiting for your reply.

#361 Dasharath on 03.06.09 at 6:56 am

Good Morning,
I have complated course on s/w testing in manual and also have knowledge in QTP and win runner. Due to some financial crisis to manage I am working in a BPO company. I know we cant make a good career in BPO as I have done my BCA. So very musch worried about my career.
Could you please suggest me how can I get a job in testing so that I can make my career light.

#362 Mythee on 03.24.09 at 2:54 pm

Hi All,

Can anyone suggest me some Testing Institutes in Chennai

Thanks in Advance

#363 manish on 03.25.09 at 12:40 pm

hi friends,
please suggest me that what is the test cases ….
suppose i m sending a message to server from mobile and after that we get an acknowledgement from the server.

with regards

#364 Farheen on 03.30.09 at 5:51 am

As i have completed one year as a QA eng. in my company
but still they havent allocated me a testing project just i m doing R & D and self study of testing and they expect from me more even i know process very well but they remark me as weakest process knowladge so how can i improve my self please suggest me

#365 Sumit on 04.30.09 at 5:19 am

Nice collection.

#366 swetha on 05.01.09 at 5:40 pm

Hi what is different between manual testing and automation thanks

#367 deep on 05.03.09 at 5:10 am

i am last year BCA student from chaudhary charan shing University,meerut and its a deemed university will i get job in testing industry after doing course in testing?And tell me IS bca is enough to began career in testing n to get a job in testing .i live in delhi .

#368 Niraj kumar on 06.19.09 at 9:07 am

i have just paassed out mca from bits mesra ranchi,(may 2009)
and most of my friends are doing testing certification course , i am very interested to work on oracle.
but now i have also taken admission in testing course
sir actually i want to know that after mca what are the benifits in software testing for future reference . reply me as soon as possible…. because most of the testing employes are from bca (not in computer field)
they cm in same level then what ll be the use of MCA in testing …. and what are growth in this field..
niraj kumar (9990639167)delhi

#369 Amol sawargaonkar on 06.22.09 at 2:35 pm

Good collection

#370 chandan kumar mohapatra on 06.23.09 at 5:42 am

Hello sir, I m a BSc. graduate. Want to know about software testing. Can I make it as my career ?

#371 Seetharaman on 07.02.09 at 9:28 am

Is BVT (Build verification Testing) is same as Smoke testing?

#372 mahi on 07.13.09 at 2:43 pm


What are the Testing Methodologies?
Actually i got different answers from the different people.
Can you please tell me the exact answer.

#373 Prasad on 07.23.09 at 8:54 am

@ seetharam,

BVT is same as Sanity not smoke.

Sanity will be done by Testers.

after getting build from Developers tester will have a Sanity test, to accept the build.

in sanity test: mainly he concentrate on major functionalitys are working fine or not.

#374 Babu on 08.04.09 at 3:56 am

Hi Guys,
This site is really amazing and is letting every know some brain storming concepts of QA

#375 Babu on 08.04.09 at 3:59 am

Hey Chandan,
No doubt for your qualification as such mentioned software testing as a career is a best option for you. But you should have to know basic knowledge of (oops,databases,o/s(unix/linux)).

#376 Pradeep Malik on 08.13.09 at 4:09 am

Hi Rahul,

I read your block on Software Testing site. Can you please guide me how to learn QTP? What will be interview question criteria for 5 years software testing professional.

Please reply me ASAP.

Pradeep Malik
Cont:- 9999029921

#377 Babu Rao on 09.12.09 at 6:52 am

Can you explain what is Localization testing and Globalization testing.

#378 srikar on 09.12.09 at 7:42 am


i want some details about s/w testing oppurtunities.I have one year exp in s/w industry.Now i want to make s/w testing as my career.can i keep my previous exp while trying for testing jobs.How are the oppurtunities in S/w testing right now i am not working any where.Please help me out in this regard.

#379 Prasad on 09.13.09 at 9:11 am


ensures the application can function in any culture/locale. The goal of globalization testing is to detect potential problems in application design that could inhibit globalization. It makes sure that the code can handle all international support without breaking functionality that would cause either data loss or display problems.

service that are acceptable for a particular culture or locale that makes users to accept the adaptable software. For example MS OFFICE is used in many languages as a packagable software, as i use the software in english and others may use in Japanese or Hindi etc.

Localization testing checks how well the build has been translated into a particular target language. This test is based on the results of globalized testing where the functional support for that particular locale has already been verified. If the product is not globalized enough to support a given language, you probably will not try to localize it into that language in the first place!

#380 Hema on 09.22.09 at 5:41 pm

I need to know answer of this question – what is Four categories of test cases?
Can you please let me know asap?

Thanks in advance.

#381 ezhil on 10.06.09 at 9:26 am

its smoke testing not snoke testing.after build check whether our system/application ready for testing.bcoz some ,if we open some pages might be some fatal out displayed/source stopper.

#382 sravani on 10.07.09 at 6:39 am

please give me answer for this qn
How do you proceed with testing when requirements are not given?

#383 Madhura on 10.07.09 at 11:49 am

Hi sravani,

we usually discuss with developers, Project managers about the project like what domain, project flow, how its suppose to behave etc.Once we get an idea we will start writing test cases by exploring our knowledge.

#384 VijayD on 10.07.09 at 2:04 pm

#384 and #385,
Hi Sravani,

Madhura is correct.
Generally, when we do not have any requirements, we just explore the given application and try to understand it.
At the same time, we do raise our queries to the existing team members who are already working on the application (like Dev team, Manager, Business Analusts etc).

Based on the answers we get, we try to document our understandings and from there we can prepare the test cases.

This is what is called Adhoc testing or Exploratory testing.

Hope this helps.


#385 Ravi Aruva on 10.12.09 at 9:55 am

could you please send me the installation document of bugzilla to my email address

#386 Ravi Aruva on 10.12.09 at 10:21 am

recently i have joined in a very small software company total strength of company is 8 i.e,7 developers only 1 tester myself iam a fresher i have tried many times failed to completly install bugzilla .please do guide me how to design the test cases by reviewing requirnments .

please guide me how to design ui,negtive,functional test case from given below requirnments

In home page there is a link to the different pages
I. When business operator (assuming that he is an owner of hotel) clicks on hotels menu, he will enter in to the new page displayed like below and he can access below options:

1. When business operator clicks on home menu, it goes to the home page.

2. If business operator moves cursor on Insert menu, it shows sub menu like below
a) If the business operator clicks on payments sub menu, it will show the page for add new payments, view and delete payments.

b) If the business operator clicks on prices sub menu, new page will be displayed, there he can create and modify the prices.

c) If the business operator clicks on rules sub menu, new page will be displayed there he can create and modify the rules.

3. If the business operator clicks on Reservation menu, new page will be displayed, there he can create booking for client and modify bookings.

iam waiting for the replay test cases for above requirnments

please send me some sample requirenments and test cases to my email iam fresher and a starter please do guide me

Best Regards
Ravi Aruva

#387 Ajay Sanodaria on 10.17.09 at 7:03 am


I’m Ajay,from Gandhinagar,i’m in software testing(Manual) profile last 1 Year & 3 Months.But still i have done my 2 projects,one is ERP system (web based) and second one website like Web TV.And currently i’m working in School ERP which is also web based Appl.So my question is how can i test ERP system from security testing,Functional Testing ,Process Flow?

#388 Satya on 10.19.09 at 2:26 pm


Ur Correct.

#389 Ajay on 10.22.09 at 12:50 pm

What are the deliverables/artefacts generated from the testing phase of software project

#390 Govardhan Reddy M on 12.12.09 at 12:02 pm

We are looking for fresh engineering graduates with the following eligibility to work out of our Bangalore facility:

Ø Engineers – B.E/B.Tech with 70% and above

Ø Graduation year of pass out – 2009

Ø XII Std – 75%

Ø X Std – 75%

If you have any of your acquaintances who satisfy the above criteria, you may please ask them to apply through the following link:

Shortlisted candidates will be called for a technical written test to be held in Bangalore, shortly.

Please note that:

Ø candidates not meeting any one of the above criteria will not be considered

Ø applications directly sent to the recruitment / HR team at Bangalore / Chennai will not be considered

Ø applications registered thro’ the above link will only be considered

Ø the above link will be open only till EOD of 15 Dec 09 and applications received beyond 15 Dec 09 will not be considered.

#391 Meenakshi on 12.19.09 at 12:52 am

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am, Meenakshisundharam.M, seeking a suitable position in Software Testing as Project Manager. I am an IT consultant with more than 10+ years of experience in Automated/manual Software Testing and I also have knowledge in using SDLC, TLC, Aglie, QTP, WinRunner, Silk test and LoadRunner.

Relevant Experience : 10+ Yrs
Reason for Leaving : Career growth
Earliest Joining Date : Immediate
Current Location : Chennai
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Total Managed Team Size : 50
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I have attached my resume for your kind perusal and I request you to consider me for a suitable position in your esteemed organization.


#392 rajashree on 02.15.10 at 11:23 am

I want to ask some information. I am a fresher tester (manual- 5 months) i want to know any easiest bugtracking tool to use for testing which can be easily installed and operated

#393 Sivaram on 03.03.10 at 5:02 am

Hi ,

Can any one please send me the manual testing materials.


#394 Smitha on 03.03.10 at 11:22 am

Hi Friends.. Please dont ever join in STC third eye.. They are not paying salaries. Dont ever join in STC Technologies even for course they are taking huge amount telling that they will place you.. Dont believe them..

#395 deepthi on 03.03.10 at 11:27 am

Thats true Smitha.. STC Third Eye is a fake company where they are not providing salaries. Even if you get offer letter with some other companies from STCthird eye dont join. Because they are not paying salaries.

#396 vijaysr on 03.21.10 at 8:56 am


I completed my in 2007.. Now i have 2 years exp as desktop support engineer.. Im not satisfied what im doing now..So i like to change my job now,can anyone suggest me what job can i try for.. bcoz basically im a engineering graduate and i have to stick to it,so plz guide me a proper way,, w

warm regards,

#397 Mangesh on 03.21.10 at 2:40 pm

hi to all.

I want to start my career in software testing. I have completed my PG in CS in 2009. I know the manual testing so is it necessary to join any course for software testing to get the job though I have the knowledge of manual testing.please help me.

#398 Deepika on 04.19.10 at 10:27 am

Hi Mangesh,

No need to join any software testing institute, If you are confident that you have knowledge of Manual testing.
For Freshers, usually company dont expect much.
Just surf in google and learn all the methodologies and testing concepts.
If you do or study ISTQB certification materials its an added advantage

#399 sam on 04.29.10 at 8:20 am

can i know the advantage and disadvantage of
->selenium and appperfect(for functional testing)
Need to test wed based applications whose code is written in java
and can i know which one is best

#400 biswajeet on 05.26.10 at 11:24 pm

Hi,i’ve 0 yr exp in qual. is B.E.(IT)/2005.i want 2 work in s/w testing.sal 10,000/- is ok. if any 1 have any opening plz send me mail to my id….

Thank u

#401 biswajeet on 05.27.10 at 12:14 am

hi,i completed B.E. in IT in d yr 2005.For some family problem i did data entry work for 3 i left the i’ve no job.i did the software testing course before 6 months.i want a job in manual testing .some one plz help me.i’m staying at bangalore.i’m willing to work within less sal around 10K.-15 K.some1 hv any opening plz help mail id is— .

#402 Mayasen on 05.28.10 at 5:13 am

Hi Smitha/ Deepthi, #396/397

You people are very true. I accept your words about STC.
Their add in papers are so good than others.
They are good counselors.
They’ll provide good training materials, but not training.

I’ve been completed my CSTP course @ STC adayar and i’m the only person who cleared their online test in that batch; but no one from my batch got placed by them. :) But they gave lot of assurance while joining.

#403 madhui on 05.28.10 at 5:43 am

What you said is exactly correct Maya. That is the worst institute I have ever seen. Their one Idiot is there my name Karna.. I dont know how they recruited that mad guy. U knw what they are showing in papers every thing is trash. They are fooling students. Usually on week ends they conduct fake interviews also. Please dont ever join in Adayar STC Technologies. U just loose some 40 to 50 thousands there..

#404 Mayasen on 05.28.10 at 8:46 am

Hi Madhui,

Ofcourse you are right. At end of course they’ll conduct one mock interview, even for mock interview they dominates the learners like recruiters. But please dont comment any person here. I think it is not good one.

But really i had bad experience with them.

One thing i’m sure, by that course only i entered into testing domain. But i struggled a lot to get settled.

#405 madhui on 05.28.10 at 9:10 am

Even those intvs they are conducting are fake intvs.. Hey I faced and almost every one who are recruited faced many problems with karna. he behaves like a saddist..
and even we didnt get our proper salaries.. when we got offer with other compaany thru stc.. so we all left and some how as the market was good it was easy to get in maya. my id is where are you working now

#406 Sneha on 05.28.10 at 2:22 pm

Hi, I am Commerce Graduate and i have completed PGDCA from Tilak maharashtra University Pune recently. I have to do Software Testing Course but i don’t have Information about it. So Please tell me about the Course.

#407 mohan on 05.29.10 at 9:51 am

wats the diffrence between functional and system testing

#408 mohan on 05.29.10 at 9:57 am

wat r all the test deliverables

#409 Mayasen on 06.01.10 at 9:17 am

Hi Madhui, #407

I’m in Chennai only. Working with a MNC. I sent mail from my personal id; do keep in touch.

#410 Mayasen on 06.01.10 at 9:19 am

Hi Sneha, #408

Wat are the details you want…? Be specific about your requirements. So that we can able to explain clearly.

#411 shweta on 06.21.10 at 2:14 pm

i am a fresher.i want the answer to one interview question which is “why hv u chosen testing as ur career?”

#412 Prasad A. on 06.27.10 at 3:40 pm

i have around 3.11 years of experience in manual and over 6 months of experience in automation tool like qtp9.2 in Insurance domain. Now i am interested to appear certification for automation (TD, QC, QTP). Please guide me
1. which exam i have to prepare for automation certification?
2. from where i have to start my preparation?
3. Which website i have to follow for exam pattern and mock test questions?
4. is there any books or some other sources for the automation certification exam preparation

#413 G.Mathankumar on 06.27.10 at 4:12 pm

Dear sir,

I am mathan now only i will join software testing course i am not having any experience in software field i am a 2008 batch Bsc.,CT………………..what i do how i will prepare to get a JOB IN software field

#414 Prasad A. on 06.27.10 at 5:00 pm

Hi Pavitra #75

Compliance testing means to test how compliance your system is i.e. to test is ur system is as per standard, convention and requirements or not.

#415 Prasad A. on 06.27.10 at 7:21 pm

Hi Rajatha #240

Version: Different requirements for one system are controled through version numbers to distinguish between requirements, where some changed/added requirements are maitained in the newer version.

Release: Depeding upon the changed/ added requirements, the application may be delivered to QA side through different releases.

Please make me correct, if i am wrong….


#416 Prasad L V on 07.21.10 at 7:28 am

Agree with prasad comment # 417.
Adding to this: A Release may have No.of versions.

Versions & Releases you may hear in Product based companies.

#417 basta on 08.03.10 at 11:26 am

how software quality assurance contributing to software industry

#418 pallavi on 08.07.10 at 11:53 am

Am fresher for software testing field.
please can any send me the manual testing materials.
and also the sample test cases,testplan.

#419 M.Pavani Reddy on 08.10.10 at 4:16 am

i am two years of experienced person in software testing field.Please send me the manual testing material and also sample test cases and test plan. Please send me more details about testing jobs in hyderabad.

#420 biswajeet on 08.11.10 at 9:53 pm

i completed B.E. in IT in d yr 2005.For some family problem i did data entry work for 3 i left the i’ve no job.i did the software testing course before 6 months.i want a job in manual testing .some one plz help me.i’m staying at bangalore.i’m willing to work within less sal around 10K.-15 K.some1 hv any opening plz help mail id is— .

Any company want freshers in testing…plz help me…

#421 PALLAVI on 08.15.10 at 1:02 pm


#422 gangadhar on 08.18.10 at 9:06 am

pls send me software testing fresher interview questions and answers

#423 Revathi on 08.20.10 at 1:02 pm

hi everybody….
i m studying final BE(cse).I want to choose testing as my i m preparing for ISTQB foundation level test…can anyone help in this regard that is question paper dumps and study materials….if you know please share with me…. thanks

#424 vish on 08.23.10 at 5:32 am

@Revathi: I have e-books, ppt, dumps and some sample ISTQB question, if you need anything in this regards pls send me your test to :

Many Thanks

#425 srikant on 10.03.10 at 5:36 am

send me the details notes about software testing

#426 partha on 10.04.10 at 11:45 am

Hi ,give examples for prioty &seviroty

#427 partha on 10.04.10 at 11:49 am

tel me about data driven testing

#428 partha on 10.04.10 at 11:53 am

wat is the test d/bw test methods &methodology

#429 senthil on 10.13.10 at 7:32 am

please testing full deatials

#430 senthil on 10.13.10 at 7:33 am

send testing full details

#431 Deepak on 10.26.10 at 4:39 am

Dear Sir ,

I complete bca in 2009.from c.c.s. university . Please gave the knowledgw about the softwear testing .

#432 Asha on 12.02.10 at 8:52 am

In some interview i was asked this question….
Q)Why ur preferring testing bt not the development as ur from Development(i.e Computer Science)?

I answered Bt he didn’t get convinced…..

please answer for this question as early as possible…

#433 CHANDRASHEKHAR BAVISKAR on 12.04.10 at 10:07 am

Dear Sir/Madam
I am BE(TEXTILE) working as a Manger in SCM in TEXTILE ORGANISATION. Having 18 years experince. last 3 years i am in SAP-MDM team handling all end to end clearing &purifying of master data.
Now at age of 42 can i change profile from Textile to SAP.
Is it possible for me to get good start and perks with better future in SAP now……if yes ….pl guide on urgent basis.


#434 Pratap Gusain on 12.04.10 at 12:51 pm

@Asha:- the same qus asked me in many interviews,& cracked the interviews.
I answered this qus:- ” i having ability to think one step ahead than a developer, which is primary need for a testing i think while testing one should not concentrate on what a developer did,instead we should concentrate what’s he/she did not!!!!`

May these above lines useful to u…
Hope For The Best * All is Well

#435 Ashish on 12.10.10 at 5:55 am

I got call for QA post in xxx comp, and currently i am wokring as soft. implemention engineer so i dont have as such any practicle exp. in testing but in sometimes i do testing in my comp accroding to situation . so now i want to make carrier in QA .as i already done that course b4 4 yrs so pls tell me how can i prepare myself for QA interview.

#436 Pratap Gusain on 12.17.10 at 1:17 pm

Hello Friends currently i am working on a new website,which are huge downloading SEO is the major issue on these projects.
can u help me guys how to test a website which having huge influence of SEO..

Pratap Gusain

#437 vijay on 12.24.10 at 7:37 am

hey hi i want to switch development to testing.I have 2 years of exp in PHP .can i switch ?

#438 Rasul on 01.06.11 at 6:21 am

Hi All,

This is rasul, workingas Softare engineer, i have completed ISTQB certification.

I have 3 years of work experience, please let me know if issue you have.