Types of software Testing

Software Testing Types:

Black box testing – Internal system design is not considered in this type of testing. Tests are based on requirements and functionality.

White box testing – This testing is based on knowledge of the internal logic of an application’s code. Also known as Glass box Testing. Internal software and code working should be known for this type of testing. Tests are based on coverage of code statements, branches, paths, conditions.

Unit testing – Testing of individual software components or modules. Typically done by the programmer and not by testers, as it requires detailed knowledge of the internal program design and code. may require developing test driver modules or test harnesses.

Incremental integration testing – Bottom up approach for testing i.e continuous testing of an application as new functionality is added; Application functionality and modules should be independent enough to test separately. done by programmers or by testers.

Integration testing – Testing of integrated modules to verify combined functionality after integration. Modules are typically code modules, individual applications, client and server applications on a network, etc. This type of testing is especially relevant to client/server and distributed systems.

Functional testing – This type of testing ignores the internal parts and focus on the output is as per requirement or not. Black-box type testing geared to functional requirements of an application.

System testing – Entire system is tested as per the requirements. Black-box type testing that is based on overall requirements specifications, covers all combined parts of a system.

End-to-end testing – Similar to system testing, involves testing of a complete application environment in a situation that mimics real-world use, such as interacting with a database, using network communications, or interacting with other hardware, applications, or systems if appropriate.

Sanity testing - Testing to determine if a new software version is performing well enough to accept it for a major testing effort. If application is crashing for initial use then system is not stable enough for further testing and build or application is assigned to fix.

Regression testing – Testing the application as a whole for the modification in any module or functionality. Difficult to cover all the system in regression testing so typically automation tools are used for these testing types.

Acceptance testing -Normally this type of testing is done to verify if system meets the customer specified requirements. User or customer do this testing to determine whether to accept application.

Load testing – Its a performance testing to check system behavior under load. Testing an application under heavy loads, such as testing of a web site under a range of loads to determine at what point the system’s response time degrades or fails.

Stress testing – System is stressed beyond its specifications to check how and when it fails. Performed under heavy load like putting large number beyond storage capacity, complex database queries, continuous input to system or database load.

Performance testing – Term often used interchangeably with ‘stress’ and ‘load’ testing. To check whether system meets performance requirements. Used different performance and load tools to do this.

Usability testing – User-friendliness check. Application flow is tested, Can new user understand the application easily, Proper help documented whenever user stuck at any point. Basically system navigation is checked in this testing.


Install/uninstall testing - Tested for full, partial, or upgrade install/uninstall processes on different operating systems under different hardware, software environment.

Recovery testing – Testing how well a system recovers from crashes, hardware failures, or other catastrophic problems.

Security testing – Can system be penetrated by any hacking way. Testing how well the system protects against unauthorized internal or external access. Checked if system, database is safe from external attacks.

Compatibility testing – Testing how well software performs in a particular hardware/software/operating system/network environment and different combination s of above.

Comparison testing – Comparison of product strengths and weaknesses with previous versions or other similar products.

Alpha testing – 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.

Beta testing – Testing typically done by end-users or others. Final testing before releasing application for commercial purpose.

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#1 namita on 08.03.07 at 9:46 am

it was valuable information about types of testing

#2 Vijay on 08.07.07 at 12:25 pm

Thanks Namita, Actually I was planning to have detail description of all types but later thought that it will be a big mess in single post. I will take one type at a time for future posting.

#3 kiran kumare on 08.11.07 at 4:42 am

it is very usefull in software testers &students,alpha testing ,beta testing sequrity testing……..very usefull
thanking u

#4 Mohammed Tammous on 08.12.07 at 8:34 am

I need samples from general checklist and detailed checklist, i need this to create control chart.

#5 Muralikrishna Maddu on 08.25.07 at 1:12 pm

It’s really good. It’s simple but giving good idea.

#6 Naga Vishala on 08.28.07 at 5:59 pm


my question is , in the real time after founding a bug and send it to the developer, if developer asks clear steps to better understanding of the bug, after sending also he is unable to understand then what is the status given by the developer in that situation?

#7 LOGU on 08.29.07 at 2:07 pm


#8 sailasri on 08.30.07 at 5:14 am

The information provided by u is really helping out .
Can u give information about java testing?

#9 thilak on 08.31.07 at 10:14 am

hai ,
This my question.Plz reply answer for this.

Typically, if we know the basic knowledge for testing means that knowledge enough for all kinds software testing.

#10 chengaiah on 09.02.07 at 8:04 pm

difference between functional testing and systemtesting

#11 Vijay on 09.03.07 at 8:07 am

@ Naga Vishala – In this case developer might ask to bug reporter for more details about the bug and can make the status of bug as “Need more Info”

@Thilak – The answer is NO! Think about development, If you have theoretical knowledge of any programming language say C++, can you write a program using this language? No, you must have some hands-on knowledge. If you have basic knowledge of software testing then it’s not enough for all testing types. You can gain more knowledge of each type using your basic knowledge.

@ chengaiah – Functional testing is black box testing without considering the program structure. You verify the program using specification document. System testing is end to end application testing which includes whole application as one unit and generally tested for usability, functionality, performance, load.

#12 meenu on 09.03.07 at 11:53 am

Hi ,
Plz reply.this que?

I am 2007 batch passout.I got job in testing..Now only am entered in organization side..How to do in practical level.

#13 Vijay on 09.11.07 at 11:57 am

Meenu Congrats for entering into the corporate world. You just archived first milestone. Now you have to prove your abilities. If you want to know how actually testing is carried out practically in companies go for this article:

#14 wendy on 10.12.07 at 10:37 am

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#15 joyson on 10.17.07 at 5:08 am

what is ERP testing? and how it will be done ?

#16 Ashwini on 10.31.07 at 4:54 pm

pls tell me the basic diff. between sanity & smoke testing
the diff between retesting & regression testing
b’cos huge material is available on this
& it make lot of confusion
so i’ll expect right answer from u
thax in advance

#17 Nazia on 11.13.07 at 11:26 am

what is black box testing

#18 aruna on 11.13.07 at 8:09 pm

can u please explain sanity testing and smoke testing?

#19 garima on 11.15.07 at 6:40 am

what is server testing how to do it ,what toos are used for this

#20 garima on 11.15.07 at 7:32 am

what web testing

#21 naveenbabu on 11.29.07 at 11:12 am

Black box testing means, it is done by testers only.integration,security, regression, Compatability, etc testings are coming in this black box testing.

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#22 Harsha on 12.10.07 at 3:20 am

@ Aruna

Sanity testing is done on an updated version of a software i.e. after adding the changes to the software, to check if it functions in the desired way.
One example for that would be : suppose there is a new service pack for a windows operating system, then it is tested first to check whether the operating system works as required even after applying the new service pack or does it fail in any aspect.

Smoke testing is generally done immediately after the development phase is over. Its main aim is to find out that the software would provide its basic functionality and wouldnt crash completely, and to ensure that the software would be able to sustain the exhaustive list of test cases.

#23 Linkesh on 12.11.07 at 7:08 am

All the info’s r really very helpful.. can u pls send me details about JIRA…

#24 garima on 12.11.07 at 9:07 am

what is TBT?

#25 kavitha on 12.14.07 at 8:08 pm

what is meant by test strategy?

#26 Yamini on 12.14.07 at 8:10 pm


I Want to know about the meaning for thisTest strategy :Its a high level document, which defines the objectives of all test stages and techniques that you apply.

#27 Sutharson on 12.15.07 at 9:50 am

Test Stratergy is nothing but, How we carry our entire Testing. How to Test?
1)What are The Techniques we are going to use in the project.
2)What are the Types of Testing we are going to use.
3)Discuss abt H/w & S/w environment involved.
4)Roles and Responbilites.
5)Risk and Conclusion. Those infomartion are discussed.

Test Plan is nothing but What to Test?
Its describe Scope of the testing, Approach of testing, Featurees to be tested & Featurees to be not tested, H/w & s/w involved, Methods, Risk, Conclusion…. those information discuss here

#28 kavitha on 12.16.07 at 5:14 pm

thanks for the information harsha

#29 madduri on 12.20.07 at 9:20 am

what is meant by conventional testing ?

#30 madduri on 12.20.07 at 9:24 am

what is ment by conventional testing

#31 sai on 12.21.07 at 4:20 pm

This information is very useful for all who wants to enter into testing field.
Thanks alot for providing this information.
I am also searching for a job in testing field in Boston.
Now i am in H1 visa.i have done Msc .IT in chennai in the year 2002.
Here Companies are looking for more Experienced persons with more skills in their resumes
But i am not having any real time experience and am preparing through internet to attend interviews.
So please give me suggestion that without having any experience how can i try for a job and tell me the sites which is more useful for me to learn easily

#32 bala on 12.21.07 at 5:22 pm

I am also searching for a job in Testing field. Even i don’t have real experience. Can u please give me suggestion without experience how can i get a job in testing. Recently i got h1 visa. I am So tensed. Whether I can face the interview or not?

#33 Venky on 12.22.07 at 10:31 am

Hi to all, This is Venky. I am having some real-time doubts in software testing.
What do you do in Sanity Testing?

I have got a bug in my application. Then I reported it. But the developers are not accepting it as a bug. After so many negotiations they closed it as Deferred. But still I am feeling it as a bug. Because if the user uses it in such a way, definitely he will face the problem. But in the negotiations they said the user will not go in that way. What do I do now?

#34 Venky on 12.22.07 at 10:53 am

Hi Nazia. Here I am giving the answer for your Question.

Black Box Testing: Without knowing the internal content of the box checking the outer appearance and quality of the box. Due to this only the name comes like Black Box Testing.
In software terms “Testing the Software without knowing the internal design of the application by keeping the Functionality in mind”.

#35 sairam on 12.24.07 at 4:45 am

Hi Meenu

Can u please tell me what r the questions they ask in the interview. because i am also planning to attend the interviews. but i don’t have any experience. if u share your questions that is more help for me.

#36 lakshman on 12.24.07 at 1:24 pm

Could you please throw light on ad-hoc testing, who uses it and how?

#37 Sunil Sharma on 01.01.08 at 12:37 pm

what is the role of Independent Path in Unit testing

#38 vijay tomar on 01.11.08 at 7:57 am

what is real time testing……….? , in which phase of SDLC testing is done………???

#39 payal on 01.18.08 at 9:01 am

hello friends,
Can you tell me ,what will be the specifide result from the any project testing?

#40 sameer kadam on 01.19.08 at 3:20 pm

Lot of people are asking difference between Smoke and Sanity testing. And the more info you get, more confused are you people becoming.

Let’s make it simple …

Difference between Smoke and Sanity –

Smoke testing is done to verify that the build (to be tested) is done properly. (The build is a new / updated version of software). The motive is to check that the application build is working fine and does not crash.

For example – say an application has following features – (say each feature has a page, so in this case there are 10 features; so its 10 pages)
Login, Logout, Enter info, delete info, update info, Change address, search records, retire records, print form, generate reports etc…

Here’s how you will Smoke Test it –
Check that each of the pages is displayed properly and there are no broken links between pages.
Check that the buttons on the pages are clickable (not disabled or hidden).
Check that you can traverse back and forth between pages.
Check that you can see the help section pages, legal and disclaimer section on the pages (outgoing links on the pages)
Check the look and feel of the pages (fonts and user text boxes displayed properly and no broken images or cluttered text or font scramble) – this is optional check unless you see something that is unreadable
Check that you are able to enter info into input boxes (no need to do any transactions; just check whether you are able to input text on the pages or not).

Note that you are not required to do any transactions in Smoke test. In other words you are not testing the functionality of the application but the application build itself.

Sanity Testing – is done to verify whether the new / updated build is functioning properly. (Note the difference – smoke checks the application build; sanity checks the build functionality at higher level.)

Take the above example again – say an application has following features –
Login, Logout, Enter info, delete info, update info, Change address, search records, retire records, print form, generate reports etc…

Here’s how you will Sanity Test it –
Check that the customer critical functionality is working by performing at least one transaction for each of the major features.

Your depth of sanity testing depends on the functionality of the application. Say there are 5 major features of that application. So you need to perform only one transaction for each of the feature (to verify that all the major features are working properly).

(Sanity test concentrates on testing major features. A feature is said to be major if it is accessed by customer frequently or daily and its working is important to the business. )

Now say the login, logout, enter info, delete info and generate records are the 5 main features on the application.

Sanity test –
Check that you are able to login
Check the you are able to logout
Check the you are able to enter the info and save record for new user.
Check that you are able to delete data of existing user.
Check that you can generate report for current date.

You don’t need to test rest of the features. Nor do you require to run other exhaustive test cases for each of these major features.

Note that you just have to check that the basic functioning of the major features is working. Don’t run end to end and multiple operation test cases in sanity.
Just ran the Basic test case for which that feature is designed.

Hope that now everyone has got clear understanding of Smoke and Sanity testing. And the Difference as Well.

Lets make it Simple…

Sameer K.

#41 Raja on 01.19.08 at 7:16 pm

I have finished BCA this year.I like to do testing course i dont know about testing any thing.if i join can i do well…..

#42 naveenbabu on 01.21.08 at 11:38 am


#43 Renu on 01.22.08 at 10:07 am

Hi All,
Information provided here about the types of testing is of great help and also good differentiation between Smoke and Sanity Testing.

I would like to have the information on ISTQB Certification if anybody can help me regarding the prepration and mail me the study material as i m planning to do.

Thank you very much.

#44 Tapaswini on 01.23.08 at 8:48 am

What is Aggregate testing?

#45 Sindhu on 01.23.08 at 3:45 pm

Can u please tell me abt Attributes Testing..??

#46 renuka on 01.23.08 at 3:52 pm

what is regression testing?

#47 Teja on 01.26.08 at 5:20 pm

I completed my M.sc in Biochemistry(2003) ,Iam interested in software testing, I want to switch over to IT field,pls suggest me How can i? Eagerly waiting for reply.

#48 Rahul Maahi on 01.30.08 at 9:22 am

i have completed MCA and i m a fresher.. i have done fast track course on software testing. your suggestions have helped me a lot. tahnx

#49 latha on 02.01.08 at 10:53 am

i have complede bsc and i am fresher i have fast track cource on software testing .your sugestion have helped me a lot of thanks

#50 pakya on 02.05.08 at 11:32 am

it’s simply super,no one can understand easily thanks a lot really it helps me a lot

#51 G.Mallikarjun on 02.13.08 at 7:20 am

wat abeautiful explanation about smoke and sanity testing.gr8.thax a lot.
bey bye
gud day

#52 pakya on 02.13.08 at 2:17 pm

what is web testing?can u tel me

#53 Pazhani on 02.19.08 at 1:34 pm

When an application is given for testing, with what initial condition the testing will be started and when are all the different types of testing done following the initial testing?

#54 Archana Naik on 02.19.08 at 11:51 pm

Hi I have done MSc. IT in 2002 .Also I have done a course of manual testing but I don’t have any work experience .Can I get a job in s/w testing ?How should I prepare for that?

#55 Archana Naik on 02.20.08 at 12:01 am

hi I have done MSc.IT. in 2002 and also done a course of manual testing but I don’t have any work experience .Can I get a job in testing ? what should I do for that?

#56 selvam on 02.27.08 at 2:44 pm

can anyone light please ,what is Test Stratergy and Test Plan? what is the difference between them?

#57 pakya on 02.28.08 at 9:11 am

i am fully satisfied no more comments

#58 Raviraj on 02.29.08 at 10:17 am

It is sufficient for basic knowledge, I am satisfy.

#59 Prakash Rathod on 03.04.08 at 9:23 am

Information is very useful, It shows importance of testing.

#60 soumya on 03.04.08 at 11:21 am

the provided information is really good and useful to the freshers

#61 soumya on 03.04.08 at 11:23 am

the provided information is really good and useful.
can any one give the difference between system testing,functional testing and end-yo-end testing

#62 sandhya on 03.04.08 at 12:43 pm

my question is : during the installation of QTP 9.2 i am getting an error message as “unable to install .net application”.due to this i am it is not possible for me to install QTP in my pC.pls if anyone knows the reason let me know………

#63 selvam on 03.05.08 at 1:40 pm

what is the difference between test plan and test strategy?

#64 gaja on 03.08.08 at 7:26 am

can i known details about varius types of testing?

#65 Thirumalai on 03.12.08 at 8:43 am

Beautiful explanation.

#66 SAMPATH on 03.13.08 at 11:41 am

what is the difference between test plan and test strategy?

#67 shashikumar V.K on 03.13.08 at 11:43 am

difference between bug and an error ?

#68 sampath gadiyaram on 03.13.08 at 11:46 am

test cases for incoming and outgoing calls in mobile.

#69 navtej on 03.14.08 at 10:46 am

this information is very good. all are valuable

#70 sudhakar on 03.17.08 at 7:00 am

good info…usefull for every tester..thanks…for the info

#71 Neeraj on 03.17.08 at 1:30 pm

It is a very good artical for gaining knowledge about the differenet types of software testing.The matter is good enough to learn and understand.

#72 Atul on 03.18.08 at 5:46 am

As a fresher i think its valuble information for me….

#73 suba on 03.19.08 at 4:42 am


I am finished mca this yr.i will interst study tesing course. it is useful for my future.wat abt tesing.then if i will study this course wat type of job will i search.pls give me reply.

#74 Carlos Ferrer on 03.24.08 at 6:56 pm


Sorry but the information given is not well categorized. Time permitting will clear things up.


#75 shilpa on 03.27.08 at 4:24 am

Really usefull..thanks to all who have contributed

#76 jaykay on 03.27.08 at 6:03 am


Pls do forward Types of Test Case documents!
Its very urget for me…

Tnx in advance

#77 bharani on 03.31.08 at 3:46 am

can u pls explain configuration testing and environmental testing?

#78 Shankar on 04.01.08 at 5:40 am

Pls tell me….
I am studying mca final year….I am intersting in Testing side. So what i do…? How to get a job in testing side…? What will i prepare…? What they want when i go Interview in testing job.

#79 sowmya on 04.01.08 at 8:46 am


test plan is high level doc mostly prepared by test lead which contains various infmtn like version,testing approaches,test strategies,prioritising the tests,test case design,approval for test cases,bug report generation,regression testing,release notes etc and test strategy is something like what we are gng to test? i.e, it’s a description of what is gng to be tested.

#80 phalguna on 04.02.08 at 9:12 am

which is the most effect tool for testing for PHP & .Net projects,
and how to use .

#81 Vishal Chhaperia on 04.02.08 at 9:15 am

Hi Phalguna,

I think PHP & .NET have some inbuild tools which can be used to run test script.
Or if dont have u can download it for free!

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mail me: bishalchaperia@gmail.com

#82 phalguna on 04.02.08 at 9:18 am

Present i am working in software company .Temper data (tool)
is use in our company it’s a open source tool it’s effective testing tool or not.plese tell me which the most effective tool evailble in open source.

#83 phalguna on 04.02.08 at 9:23 am

what is test plan how to write properly?

#84 Mohammed Faruk on 04.06.08 at 8:38 am

I got a lot of info from this site.. The defn for the all the testing types are ready nice…:-)

#85 prashant katkar on 04.07.08 at 6:37 pm


TELL ME HOW TO WRITE TEST CASE ? eg like mobile, fan etc

plese ergnt

#86 pavitra on 04.09.08 at 5:00 am

A test plan is the base line for all the testing activities
A test plan addresses what to do? When to do? And how to do?
Test planning assesses the software application risks and then develops a plan to determine if the software minimizes those risks
Testers must understand the development methods and environment to effectively plan for testing
The tester must understand the new and increased risks in order to evaluate the controls in computer applications
The test plan should be focused on the identified risk
An Ideal Test Plan should comprise of:

Test Scope
Test Objective
Risk Analysis
Test Design
Roles and Responsibilities
Test Schedule & Resources
Test Data Management
Test Environment
Communication Approach
Test Tools

#87 george on 04.10.08 at 11:04 am

In your article End to End testing is explained as wrong. The name itself will give the exact definition. Say for Example the ATM transaction, End to End testing is test to be performed from inserting a card to get cash, reciept, card. That means the entire functioniality of an application from the input to output is know as End To End Testing.

#88 shreya on 04.11.08 at 1:59 am

ya i completely agree with George.
System Testing can be called as end to end testing
where in from the scratch of the application the entire functionality of the application is checked.Each and every part of the application is checked for ita proper functionality.
In actual testing it is the final phase of testing where the entire application is tested again for its functionality prior to User Acceptance Testing.

#89 Sameer Kadam on 04.11.08 at 4:41 pm

m back to this page….
This time with info on System testing because people seem to be confused….

You may be asked question in interview about what is System testing ? or What is difference between Functional and System Testing ?

Functional Testing –

Everyone knows it… so I am not going to explain it in detail… to keep it short you test the functionality of the software or product during functional testing.

All the features, transactions are checked in functional testing…
The most common type of testing.

System Testing –
Like you must had read in above comments – it is the End to End type of testing.
Ok… but what does it mean?

You can test the software right after you login till you logout…. Test everything in between and system testing is done…. M just kidding … it’s not true….

Then what is system testing….

It means you check the system from all perspectives…. Check it functionally as well as non- functionally…

Check the functionality by doing functional testing.
Check the non-functional requirement like –
Ad-hoc etc..etc.. (I cannot recall rest of the types…)

In short you are supposed to test everything (all kinds of testing) in System testing. That’s why it is called as end-to-end testing…

One liner definition of system testing –
To make it simple, system testing checks the functional as well as non-functional requirement of the software.

Functional requirement affects the product directly (like its features etc…) whereas non-functional requirement will affect the product in-direclty (like page load time, its compatibility with different browsers, user friendliness, localization etc…). So it is important to check the non-functional requirement as well.

Hope everyone is clear now…

Lets make it simple…

Sameer K

#90 shreya on 04.14.08 at 3:56 am

what is meant by database testing???
how it is done in real time???

#91 V.Srinivas on 04.14.08 at 8:52 am

dear friends
i am M.Sc(Computer science).presently working as lecturer in CS. I interesting to working in programming and testing. For that, i shifter to present career to new field i.e stftware testing. i learing some thing in testing. please help me any fresher jon in testing.

thanks all

#92 Rish on 04.14.08 at 10:50 am

DB Testing:

#93 phalguna on 04.16.08 at 5:57 am

Hi shreya

I have some idea about the database testing.In real time base supoose u will be testing Payroll System(Payslip). u wil enter the some data like as employee name ,basicsalary, empId ,etc…
it’s outerface design .then u will enter the data base and check above data will be insert into database properly or not.some times data will be insert wrong manner why becase u will must check database every time.so module u will chek compare databse.

Hope u have some idea
plese replay


#94 phalguna on 04.16.08 at 5:57 am

Hi shreya

I have some idea about the database testing.In real time base supoose u will be testing Payroll System(Payslip). u wil enter the some data like as employee name ,basicsalary, empId ,etc…
it’s outerface design .then u will enter the data base and check above data will be insert into database properly or not.some times data will be insert wrong manner why becase u will must check database every time.so module u will check compare databse.

Hope u have some idea
plese replay


#95 jaykay on 04.16.08 at 7:21 am

well explanation sameer. I too in confustion now its clear…


#96 shreya on 04.18.08 at 1:52 am

Hi phalguna
Thanks for ur reply
I need some extra info about db testing
I know its like entering data in the outer interface and checking in the database
but is it all that…???
I heard its more than that…
i need to perform it in my organization…
I wanted to know wtelse other than the thing i mentioned will happen in db testing…

#97 prasad on 04.23.08 at 7:59 am

Plz any one can tell difference between stress and load testing with example

#98 VIJAYD on 05.02.08 at 9:54 am

Hi All,

Here are the differences you can see,

1) Smoke testing originated in the hardware testing practice of turning on a new piece of hardware for the first time and considering it a success if it does not catch fire and smoke. In software industry, smoke testing is a shallow and wide approach whereby all areas of the application without getting into too deep, is tested.
2) A smoke test is scripted–either using a written set of tests or an automated test
3) A Smoke test is designed to touch every part of the application in a cursory way. It’s is shallow and wide.
4) Smoke testing will be conducted to ensure whether the most crucial functions of a program work, but not bothering with finer details. (Such as build verification).
5) Smoke testing is normal health check up to a build of an application before taking it to testing in depth.

1) A sanity test is a narrow regression test that focuses on one or a few areas of functionality. Sanity testing is usually narrow and deep.
2) A sanity test is usually unscripted.
3) A Sanity test is used to determine a small section of the application is still working after a minor change.
4) Sanity testing is a cursory testing; it is performed whenever a cursory testing is sufficient to prove the application is functioning according to specifications. This level of testing is a subset of regression testing.
5) sanity testing is to verify whether requirements are met or not, checking all features breadth-first.

Hope this helps…


#99 Nishank on 05.03.08 at 12:20 pm

Great, I got all types of testing. Thank you very much.

#100 Garima on 05.05.08 at 5:04 am

what r the required test case design in game application.

#101 prasad D.J on 05.05.08 at 9:45 am

Plz reply for this Que
What is ShowStopper
Thanks and regards

#102 Tiger2K on 05.05.08 at 9:52 am

Show stopper is a bug or a crash in application, which literally makes it impossible for the tester to proceed further with testing of the application.
This kind of bugs have to be fixed on top priority basis.


#103 madhav on 05.05.08 at 10:58 am

hi tiger..
is loadrunner a platform dependent. i mean can we do load testing on applications developed in java or dot net or any using loadrunner.

#104 prasad D.J on 05.05.08 at 11:04 am

hai Tiger
Thanks a lot, if possible plz tell me about RTM and TRM and any more interview questions
Waiting for replay
Thanks and regards

#105 Tiger2K on 05.05.08 at 12:30 pm

Hey Madav,
Yes madav. You can use loadrunner to test .net and java applications.
Load runner supports windows and unix, however i have my doubts on linux.

#106 Tiger2K on 05.05.08 at 12:31 pm

Hey Madhav,
Yes you can use load runner to test java and .net applications.
Load runner works fine on windows or unix,
however i am not sure about linux. will check and let you know.


#107 Nandkishor on 05.05.08 at 1:00 pm

I am very happy as I got all types of testing. Thank a lot.

#108 manjula on 05.06.08 at 12:02 pm

I have 1 exp in manual testing with minium knowledge of QTP i went one interview they asked me whether i worked on script whether is it java script or vb script i did not understand plz tell me which one i have to learn

#109 hi on 05.06.08 at 12:29 pm

Hello Manjula,

Can u forward the maild of that interview which u have attended pls…..

#110 hi on 05.06.08 at 12:33 pm

Hi Manjula,

pls paste the address of the office pls? am also searching ….do the needful. thnx in advacne

#111 Tiger2K on 05.06.08 at 2:25 pm

Hi Manjula,
The interviewer was asking you about vbscript.
Since QTP uses Vb script.


#112 Tiger2K on 05.06.08 at 5:21 pm

Hi Manjula,
Can you please forward the address of the interview which you attended to the person in the blog call ” Hi”.

#113 Tiger2K on 05.06.08 at 5:24 pm

Hi Manjula,
Can you please forward the address of the interview which you attended to the person in the blog call ” Hi”.


Vijay i hope i am not breaking the norms of this blog. if so pls let me know. i like this forum and i like to contribute. so just trying to help a fellow mates here.

#114 manjula on 05.15.08 at 10:24 am

hai tiger

annu@vaysinfotech this the mail id u can ask the person anu HR of this company

thanks and regards

#115 Tiger2K on 05.15.08 at 11:14 am

Thanks Manjula, its not for me , its for the person call “Hi” mentioned above your comments. Thanks anyways appreciate it.

#116 prasad D.J on 05.16.08 at 7:32 am

hai prashant katkar
Test cases for Mobile Phone

1)Chek whether Battery is inserted into mobile properly

2)Chek Switch on/Switchoff of the Mobile

3)Insert the sim into the phone n chek

4)Add one user with name and phone number in Address book

5)Chek the Incoming call

6)chek the outgoing call

7)send/receive messages for that mobile

8)Chek all the numbers/Characters on the phone working fine by clicking on them..

9)Remove the user from phone book n chek removed properly with name and phone number

10)Chek whether Network working fine..

11)If its GPRS enabled chek for the connectivity.

Test Cases On Fan:
1.It should have a hook for hanging in the roof.
2. it should have minium three blades.
3. If should be moving once the electricty pass into it.
4. Speed of the fan should be controlled by the regulator.
5.It should be stop once the electric switch off.
6. The fan should run with minimum noise.
7. The blades should have proper distance from the ceiling.
8. The fan while in motion, should not vibrate.
9. The color of the fan should be dark.

#117 manjula on 05.16.08 at 7:39 am


plz tell me what is CMM level company

thanks and regards

#118 Tiger2K on 05.17.08 at 8:06 am

Hi Manjula,

CMM means Capability Maturity model,Its a methodology used to refine and improve software developement process in a software company.
Their are 5 levels of CMM. Any companies which practices the rules will be called as a CMM level company. Once again depending on the level which the follow. They will be certified.
CMM is a thing of past it has been successfuly replaced by CMMI ( Capability Maturity model integration).


#119 Tiger2K on 05.17.08 at 8:18 am


The CMM defines five levels of software process maturity, based on an
organization’s support for certain key process areas (KPAs).
Level 1 (initial) describes an organization with an immature or undefined process.
Level 2 (repeatable),
Level 3 (defined),
Level 4 (managed),
and Level 5(optimizing), respectively, describe organizations with successively higher levels of software process maturity.


#120 prasad on 05.19.08 at 10:55 am

what is the difference between product and project testing
plz reply for this


#121 prasad on 05.19.08 at 11:36 am

What is Multi Unit testing
What is logsheet
thanks and regards

#122 Pavan on 05.19.08 at 12:30 pm

what is mainframe testing.

#123 Pavan on 05.19.08 at 12:32 pm

what is backend testing

#124 Garima on 05.20.08 at 6:43 am

what are the mobile game checkpoints?

#125 Srikanth on 05.20.08 at 8:35 am

In both the contest you are testing the software that built as a whole.
Testing Techniques for the both are same.
But the Testing Process/Approach varies.
Let me tell you in detail, the difference between the Application Dev and Product Dev.
Applications were meant for the clients where as the Products for customers.
We build application to fulfill the client needs(Specific to a particular client).
Where as the products we design depending upon market needs to sell to many customer.

Testing procedure varies depending upon the Development process and the quality adherences of the companies.
Let me know if you need more information

#126 Naganath Patil on 05.21.08 at 11:04 am

The definations given are nice

#127 suresh on 05.26.08 at 4:53 am

what is tracebility metrics.

#128 suresh on 05.26.08 at 4:55 am

what is mean time to failure?
what is mean time between failure?
plz any one can tell me about on this topic

#129 suresh on 05.26.08 at 4:59 am

plz mail any one on this email id about above question.

#130 manjula on 05.27.08 at 5:19 am

hai Tiger

plz can u give any link for free trial version QTP 9.2 for downloading if possible
Thanks and regards

#131 Tiger2K on 05.27.08 at 7:12 am

Hi Manjula,

Please download qtp from this link



#132 hello on 05.27.08 at 7:19 am

hi vijay thanks for helping all the testers with ur concepts

#133 hello on 05.27.08 at 7:21 am

hi ppl i m having 2+yr of exp in manual testing if any openings found please let me know, thank you

#134 manjula on 05.27.08 at 9:45 am

hai Tiger
Thanks a lot

Thanks and regards

#135 manjula on 05.28.08 at 4:43 am

hai Tiger
I am getting a Msg as “Failed to Install temporary license(error code 11) you need to install permanent license” when i tryed to install Qtp Through the link u have given

Thanks and Regards

#136 Tiger2K on 05.28.08 at 5:22 am

Hi Manjula,
Try this out and let me know the results:

Uninstall QTP 9.0
Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mercury Interactive\License Manager
and delete folder
Delete the LSFORCEHOST variable or anything else that you have for license server
Reinstall QTP


#137 manjula on 05.28.08 at 7:28 am

hai Tiger

I got same Error Msg

Thanks and regards

#138 Tiger2K on 05.28.08 at 7:33 am

Hi Manjula,

Have you been using qtp on this computer before.?
if yes, then its going to be a long process. you need to make some changes in system registry.

i will e-mail you the steps which you need to perform in system registry.


#139 Tiger2K on 05.28.08 at 7:35 am

one more clarification, what is the operating system on that system and its service pack?

#140 manjula on 05.28.08 at 7:55 am

hai Tiger
Windows XP With service pack 2
ya i used it long back may be 4 months before

Thanks and Regards

#141 Tiger2K on 05.28.08 at 8:35 am

hi manjula,
i guess we need to do a system restore. Is this your personal computer or office computer.
I cant type the steps here, since it going to take some space of the blog. so respecting that. i will e-mail you the steps.


#142 manjula on 05.28.08 at 8:40 am

hai Tiger

It is Office computer .

thanks and Regards Manjula

#143 renuka on 05.28.08 at 1:01 pm

hi manjula,

use any one of this link and download the qtp trial version



#144 manjula on 05.29.08 at 4:20 am

hai Tiger
Tiger u only give ur e-mail id i will send test mail

Thanks and regards

#145 Tiger2K on 05.29.08 at 5:39 am

Hi Manjula,
Sorry i was kinda struck with few things, you can send me a test e-mail and hopefully today, i will send you the steps to perform.



#146 Tiger2K on 05.29.08 at 6:45 am

Hi Manjula,

Done, I have send you the steps, check it out, if you have any doubts please let me know.


#147 Prasad on 05.29.08 at 7:05 am

Plz any one can tell diff between test strategies and methodology

Thanks and regards

#148 manjula on 06.06.08 at 5:37 am

hai Tiger
after formatting system also i am getting same problem plz instruct me to install QTP
Thanks and regards

#149 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.06.08 at 7:09 am

Hi All,

I have mentioned Traceability matrics as given below:

Tracebility Matrix Means, It is mapping between the List of Test Cases and Requirements.


#150 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.06.08 at 9:13 am

Hi Shreya,

This is Suresh Working as a Test Engineer. i have mention Database Testing link 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.



#151 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.06.08 at 9:19 am

Hi All,

This is Suresh Working as a Test Engineer. i have mentioned Difference between Load, Stress and Volume Testing as given Below:

Load, Stress and Volume testing are the part of
Performence testing.

Load Testing: Load Testing gauges how efficently the
application performs when its functions are tested with
varying workloads.

Stress Testing:Stress Testing looks to see how well the
software reacts and compensates when resources are low.

Volume Testing:Volume Testing tests the functional limits
of the application by increasing the amount of data thrown
at it untill it can no longer cope with the flow.


#152 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.06.08 at 9:29 am

Hi Renuka,

This is Suresh Working as a Test Engineer. i have mentioned Regression Testing as given Below:

What is Regression Testing?

This article attempts to take a close look at the process and techniques in Regression Testing.

What is Regression Testing?

If a piece of Software is modified for any reason testing needs to be done to ensure that it works as specified and that it has not negatively impacted any functionality that it offered previously. This is known as Regression Testing.

Regression Testing attempts to verify:

– That the application works as specified even after the changes/additions/modification were made to it

– The original functionality continues to work as specified even after changes/additions/modification to the software application

– The changes/additions/modification to the software application have not introduced any new bugs
When is Regression Testing necessary?

Regression Testing plays an important role in any Scenario where a change has been made to a previously tested software code. Regression Testing is hence an important aspect in various Software Methodologies where software changes enhancements occur frequently.

Any Software Development Project is invariably faced with requests for changing Design, code, features or all of them.

Some Development Methodologies embrace change.

For example ‘Extreme Programming’ Methodology advocates applying small incremental changes to the system based on the end user feedback.

Each change implies more Regression Testing needs to be done to ensure that the System meets the Project Goals.
Why is Regression Testing important?

Any Software change can cause existing functionality to break.
Changes to a Software component could impact dependent Components.

It is commonly observed that a Software fix could cause other bugs.

All this affects the quality and reliability of the system. Hence Regression Testing, since it aims to verify all this, is very important.
Making Regression Testing Cost Effective:

Every time a change occurs one or more of the following scenarios may occur:
– More Functionality may be added to the system
– More complexity may be added to the system
– New bugs may be introduced
– New vulnerabilities may be introduced in the system
– System may tend to become more and more fragile with each change

After the change the new functionality may have to be tested along with all the original functionality.

With each change Regression Testing could become more and more costly.

To make the Regression Testing Cost Effective and yet ensure good coverage one or more of the following techniques may be applied:

– Test Automation: If the Test cases are automated the test cases may be executed using scripts after each change is introduced in the system. The execution of test cases in this way helps eliminate oversight, human errors,. It may also result in faster and cheaper execution of Test cases. However there is cost involved in building the scripts.

– Selective Testing: Some Teams choose execute the test cases selectively. They do not execute all the Test Cases during the Regression Testing. They test only what they decide is relevant. This helps reduce the Testing Time and Effort.
Regression Testing – What to Test?

Since Regression Testing tends to verify the software application after a change has been made everything that may be impacted by the change should be tested during Regression Testing. Generally the following areas are covered during Regression Testing:

– Any functionality that was addressed by the change

– Original Functionality of the system

– Performance of the System after the change was introduced

Regression Testing – How to Test?

Like any other Testing Regression Testing Needs proper planning.
For an Effective Regression Testing to be done the following ingredients are necessary:

– Create a Regression Test Plan: Test Plan identified Focus Areas, Strategy, Test Entry and Exit Criteria. It can also outline Testing Prerequisites, Responsibilities, etc.

– Create Test Cases: Test Cases that cover all the necessary areas are important. They describe what to Test, Steps needed to test, Inputs and Expected Outputs. Test Cases used for Regression Testing should specifically cover the functionality addressed by the change and all components affected by the change. The Regression Test case may also include the testing of the performance of the components and the application after the change(s) were done.

– Defect Tracking: As in all other Testing Levels and Types It is important Defects are tracked systematically, otherwise it undermines the Testing Effort.


#153 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.06.08 at 9:42 am

Hi Yamini,

This is Suresh Working as a Test Engineer. i have mentioned Test Strategy as given Below:

Test strategy:i hope that brief version of your test cases

Test strategy is a company level document and which says
the approch for testing.the test strategy doc also says
that the scope,business issues,test delivarables,tools
used ,risk analysis etc.


#154 manjula on 06.07.08 at 9:21 am


If any one have tutorial on QTP version 9.5 plz give me the link
Thanks and regards

#155 Safwan on 06.11.08 at 10:48 am

it was valuable information about types of testing
same as think namita about this information. very good namita

#156 Neelesh on 06.13.08 at 11:30 am

Ohh my God! Manjula is geting so many Doubts that Tiger was unable to give answers also! So, i request other people also to contribute and clear off her doubts.

#157 Muthukumar on 07.03.08 at 5:45 am

Hi Vijay,

What is Testing Technique?
Difference between Testing Technique, Testing Types, Testing Methodologies.
Is Black & White box testing is Testing Technique or Type of testing.

Please clarify me

#158 Saloni on 07.03.08 at 7:16 am

black and white box testing r testing technique

type of testing r load testing,performance testing, stress testing monkey testing,unit testing,system testing etc…….

#159 Muthukumar on 07.08.08 at 7:59 am

“Software Testing Types:

Black box testing – Internal system design is not considered in this type of testing. Tests are based on requirements and functionality.

White box testing – This testing is based on knowledge of the internal logic of an application’s code. Also known as Glass box Testing. Internal software and code working should be known for this type of testing. Tests are based on coverage of code statements, branches, paths, conditions”

Saloni, but here they mentioned Black & White box testing as type of testing?

#160 Sandeep on 07.15.08 at 6:44 am

I want to know about Grey box testing and glass testing…?

Thank you

#161 Tiger2K on 07.15.08 at 9:49 am

Dear Sandeep,
Grey Box testing is a combination of white box and black box testing.
Glass testing is purely white box testing.


#162 karan Soni on 07.23.08 at 8:18 am

i have leaned a lot from the information given above

#163 Sandeep on 07.23.08 at 3:13 pm

Thank you Sadiq for that valuable information…

#164 chitra on 08.16.08 at 10:53 pm


I have downloaded QTP from the below link, http://search.hp.com/query.htm…..&la=en

But i do not find any setup file on that and it is a CD image file. When i try to open that, by default it was opening CD writer software & asking to write that into CD.

Can you guide me how to install QTP in my PC?

#165 krisspark on 08.22.08 at 6:47 am


can anybody tel the testing methodoly of datawarehosue ETL part

#166 sangeeta on 08.28.08 at 7:33 am


Can anybody send me the reading material of CSTM Certification?

#167 Sangeeta on 08.28.08 at 7:36 am

Can anybody send me the reading material of CSTM Certification?


#168 anuradha on 09.14.08 at 5:54 am

can anybody tell about volume testing with simple example

#169 anuradha on 09.21.08 at 1:38 pm

If “save button” is not working means what is the status for that?

#170 ramakrishna on 09.23.08 at 3:04 am

iam complete the m.c.a in this year
iam joining the testing course.now a days testing is importent or not?
***can any body tell about difference the regression testing&retesting with examples?

#171 Bhaveshp on 09.26.08 at 1:33 pm

This is good information but can I get difference between all the types of similar testing? For example Load testing VS Stress Testing.

#172 sunil on 09.29.08 at 9:27 am

what is testing??/

#173 sunil on 09.29.08 at 9:28 am

what is testing?

#174 ShobaRani on 09.30.08 at 10:44 am

I need Information about ERP Projects?,CRM Projects?

#175 Kapil on 09.30.08 at 10:55 am


Volume testing is testing the application with huge amts of data.Ex: Posting many payments to a bank….
at end of for settlement system we will have huge amount of data ..

SAVE BUTTON is not working means its a failure.

#176 Kapil on 09.30.08 at 10:56 am

The previous example is for testing settlement system of a bank which happens at the end of the day

#177 hi on 10.16.08 at 12:17 pm

hi sandeep
Grey testing involved both white or glass testing and black testin.
Black box testing also known as functional testing.
White Box testing also known as structure test or glass testing

#178 Suresh Iyyappan on 10.22.08 at 10:07 am

Hi friends,

* The purpose of testing can be quality assurance, verification and validation.
* The purpose of testing is to evaluate products to measure the results against the requirements, document the differences and help to resolve the differences.
* The purpose of testing is to find bugs and make sure they get fixed.
* To improve the quality of the product.

#179 praveen kumar on 10.22.08 at 11:40 am

With respect to the functionality of the appl. developers will develop the appl. and after development it comes to testing environment to start testing. in testing testers will do all phases of testing with intent of finding errors or like wise bugs and see that they are fixed properly………….

#180 nodeen on 10.23.08 at 8:33 am

Hi all,

how do you determine if a requirement is a functional requirement? Currently, I’m working on a functional test cases document. But I’m having difficulty in determine which of my user requirement is consider to be a functional requirement and which are non-functional. One of the requirements said that the system should be able to send the request to dedicated travel agent and the other said that the system should be able to convert monthly report into a .csv format. Do you think those 2 requirements consider as functional requirement? Anyone can help?.


#181 sai on 10.25.08 at 10:18 am

i need some information about storage testing,can u provide me.

#182 kishore on 10.29.08 at 3:24 pm

This section is very useful to me, and i am very interested to learn more about testing through software testing help. And i want more information about the automation testing like winrunner and load runner and qtp.

#183 Suhel Faridi on 11.03.08 at 11:52 am

This section is really usefull for non-certified tester’s basically part time testers, so that they can get an idea of whtt testing actually means. thnks to the publisher

#184 john on 11.04.08 at 9:28 am

how much will this course cost ?
Is this course a certification or only just for knowledge

#185 rmpal on 11.13.08 at 2:20 pm

Hello all friends

Am rmpal

am searching a job related manual software testing Ex: 2 ye & 12 passed. if know any body plz inf me by this
mail rmpal150@gmail.com

#186 Vinod on 11.25.08 at 8:29 am

Its a usefull material holds good info about Testing types.

#187 Aditi on 12.11.08 at 6:42 am

Hello All
I m Aditi i done my Bsc(Maths) on 2004 resently i done mcm but i have a backlock and i have 2 years gap
bet Bsc and Mcm after mcm i done SQT from pune now i m searching job in s/w testing can i get job on this basis or plz tell me site of job information from pune

#188 Farhan on 12.29.08 at 5:51 am

Hello All,
Can anyone tell me about the certification course of QA or in any testing tool.

Farhan Mumtaz (FM)

#189 janmejay pant on 01.03.09 at 6:05 am

what is the difference between validation and verification in software testing?

#190 AJnRR on 01.12.09 at 5:46 pm

The definition of validation varies depending where you are referring to is in the SDLC, but begins with ‘Is this the right system?”
The definition of verification begins with the asking the question of “did we build the system right?” Verification usually focus on verifying the software functionality to the requirements.

#191 sausalito on 01.24.09 at 7:17 am

can anyone tell me about the suitable tools for install/uninstall testing?

#192 Hari on 02.05.09 at 6:04 am

We have to perform smoke test before move to production.

Ensure that application is working fine according to clients requairements. Checking Links and major functionality of the application.

#193 Hari on 02.05.09 at 6:09 am

validation and verification in software testing?

Validation is nothing but QC or Dynamic Testing.
Once we get build form the dev team we should execute the test cases and validate the results this is called Validation.

Verification is nothing but walkthrough/Inspection
i.e QA/Static Testing.

Verify wether we are doing write or wrong PCDA


Plan and check comes under Verification

Do and Act comes under Validation.

#194 Hari on 02.05.09 at 6:11 am

validation and verification in software testing?

Validation is nothing but QC or Dynamic Testing.
Once we get build form the dev team we should execute the test cases and validate the results this is called Validation.

Verification is nothing but walkthrough/Inspection
i.e QA/Static Testing.

Verify wether we are doing write or wrong PCDA


Plan and Do comes under Verification

Check and Act comes under Validation.

#195 saranya on 02.06.09 at 5:59 am

can anyone please help me? Give examples of Manual testing.

#196 vidya joshi on 02.15.09 at 4:07 pm

hi, now i am vidya i done B.A, so can i join it softwear testing any more help me ?plz contact me

#197 priya on 02.23.09 at 11:26 am

this is a useful information of testing

#198 Yaso on 03.22.09 at 12:44 pm

Software testing s very useful for my project work.

#199 Carlos on 03.24.09 at 12:44 am


This categorization is all wrong. You are mixing test methods, with approach, levels, etc.


#200 Saravanan S on 03.27.09 at 10:54 am

Dear All:

I am a new blogger to this site. We shall circulate the clarification and get the info. on the testing ocean.
All the best to everybody. Let us proceed with healthy discussions!!!

– Saravanan S.

#201 goldie on 04.08.09 at 4:24 am

What is the diference betwween
1.Regression Testing/ Retesting

#202 Srivigneshwar on 04.09.09 at 6:57 pm

Nice post! It helps me for quick reference for my s/w testing lab!

#203 Ram on 04.16.09 at 11:18 am

Regresssion Testing: Testing the application after modification has been made to check whether fixed defect has impact on entire application or not.

Retesting: Testing the particular fixed defect alone to make sure its working fine or not.


#204 Raja Rao on 04.22.09 at 4:59 am

Hi, I am having 2 years of experience in Manual Testing. Let me know, if any openings are there

#205 sri on 05.20.09 at 7:57 am

thank u for ur info…..

#206 deepthi on 06.24.09 at 3:43 am

i have leaned a lot from the information given above

#207 deepthi on 06.24.09 at 3:50 am

hi friends
I don’t have any work experience .Can I get a job in testing ? what should I do for that?

#208 Jay Rathod on 06.24.09 at 5:09 am

Definitely u will get job, but the problem is company charge to client based experience so always they prefer experienced one

#209 dinesh on 06.24.09 at 5:23 am

hello frends, i m mca fresher want to make career i testing .r there any opening.

#210 Jagdish K on 06.24.09 at 7:46 am

Hi Deepti,

send ur CV…If any oppurtunity i will forward ur CV as a fresher

#211 Jagdish K on 06.24.09 at 7:48 am

Hi Deepti&Dinesh,

send ur CV(jay_reddy7@yahoo.com)…If any oppurtunity i will forward ur CV as a fresher

#212 dafgadf on 06.24.09 at 7:49 am


#213 Balaji B on 06.26.09 at 1:21 pm

Hi Guys

#214 Balaji B on 06.26.09 at 1:22 pm

If you have any PPT about the “Types of Testing”, can you please forward me @ bbala.web@gmail.com

#215 Amit R. S. Thakur on 06.30.09 at 11:22 am

Its good to read out these contents. It helps me really a lot..Thanx for this

#216 Anand on 07.13.09 at 12:19 pm

what is gray box testing

#217 samskruthi on 07.20.09 at 2:43 pm

actually i have seminar on thursday i.e, on 23-07-2009.
the topic was “how to design software and types of software design”.
can you please send me the matter related to this topic.
then i will take printouts from that.
so please send it by wednesday.
awaiting for your mail.

#218 oracleeye on 07.20.09 at 3:08 pm

hi samskruthi can i know where the seminar is conducted. If it’s in my city i will also attend
plz mail me

#219 download hollywood movies on 07.30.09 at 3:22 pm

I have a interview in a few days and all this information will be very helpful for me .thank you so much.

#220 karthik on 08.04.09 at 10:27 am

how to implement in practical side, the software testing

#221 vinodkumar on 08.11.09 at 3:43 am

sir, i am doing project in software testing ,can u send me …what r the fields where we use software testing. i mean aera…..

#222 kiran on 08.14.09 at 12:00 pm

can anyone explain breifly definitions for
1) Acid Testing
2) Ramp Testing
3) Bucket Testing
Its important please, reply immideately.

#223 vinodkumar on 08.17.09 at 5:05 am

can anyone tell about the “Testing Polymorphism in Object Oriented Systems for Improving software Quality” tell me what to do ,how to test and methodologys.

#224 Sneha Thakur on 09.02.09 at 5:28 pm

It is a very knowledgeable site. I have got a lot of idea about testing.

#225 Meenakshi on 09.05.09 at 4:19 pm

plz reply this question

Is there any crowd testing technique of software testing?I have read about this technique in a paper written by Tarun vohra.

#226 Srimitha on 09.12.09 at 1:46 am

Testing Polymorphism allows variables to have different types according to the structure of the inheritance hierarchy. It is one of the cornerstone features of object-oriented programming. The emphasis in object-oriented programs is on defining abstractions that have both state and behavior. This emphasis causes a shift in the focus from software units to the way software components are connected. Thus, we are finding that we need less emphasis on unit testing and more on integration testing. The compositional relationships of inheritance and aggregation, especially when combined with polymorphism, introduce new kinds of integration faults. Testing criteria are introduced that take the effects of inheritance and polymorphism into account based on the work on coupling-based testing criteria.

#227 komal on 09.23.09 at 11:16 am

can u tell me the differece of all the testing types?
and list of all automated testing tools?

#228 Govardhan Reddy M on 09.23.09 at 11:40 am

Dear Mr.Anand (#220),
Gray Box Testing means, 50% of white box testing and 50% of black box testing.

Govardhan Reddy M,
Software Test Engineer,
“Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful”.

#229 Govardhan Reddy M on 09.23.09 at 11:45 am

Dear Ms.Meenakshi (#230),
Crowd Testing in software testing is max used in 3d objects (animations) more over using special type of automation tools (dedicated to only for doing crowd testing). In a word, We can discuss it as, Simulating more users (objects/agents/skeleton) etc., Means that making more/huge/high/big/heavy crowd with the already available (existing) crowd (object/….).

A sample look can be viewed on the below link.


This is to the best of my knowledge only.
I don’t have any real time experience on this.

Govardhan Reddy M,
Software Test Engineer,
“Law of win says, Lets not do it in my way or your way, But lets do it in the best way”.

#230 Josephine on 09.23.09 at 2:56 pm

Please explain me in detail about SDLC in detail

#231 Carlos Ferrer on 09.23.09 at 3:54 pm


Explaining SDLCs in detail is just so much to write. I will suggest to look at them this way. There are Traditional methodologies and Non-Traditional. Among the traditional ones, we have, code and fix, spiral, waterfall, cleanroom, etc. Among the non-traditional or so called agile we have, RUP, Scrum, Crystal, Adaptive Software Development, and, FDD (Feature Driven Development), etc. None are perfect and I would decide on using them after an initial assessment of the future application. In other words, you may want to use the traditional ones when the requirements are clear and “good”, otherwise, an agile metholodogy would suit.

Start learning the traditional ones, then the agile.

Good luck

Carlos Ferrer

Research In Motion
“The creators of the Blackberry”

#232 uma on 10.02.09 at 3:45 pm

what is Bug Eye Testing?
Since there is more monitoring tools why there is need of performance testing tool…even if the other tools monitor the application or software or any device pls reply me???

#233 Saravanan on 10.07.09 at 10:31 am

Can u provide the difference between Smoke & Sanity Testing?

according to my knowledge, Smoke is build verification test and sanity is after finishing all the testing activites, before the build move from testing enviroment to production enviroment the general checking done in the project / product to ensure that all GUI, links … are working fine.

If i am wrong let me Know…your coments

#234 khadar mastan.shaik on 11.03.09 at 11:39 am

what is black box & whitebox testing?

#235 Ethies on 11.10.09 at 10:28 am

Hi Bob,

In my view types of testing are :

1.Funtional testing
2.Non- Funtional testing

#236 Ethies on 11.10.09 at 10:29 am

Black Box testing and White box testing are methods/techniques of testing.

Plz note and clarify!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

#237 Ethies on 11.10.09 at 10:33 am

Black Box testing: testing without the knowledge of programing codes.
Test case includes the requirement specification only.

White Box testing: testing with the knowledge of codes/internal structure of software.
Test case includes the requirement specification and internal codes.

#238 Ethies on 11.10.09 at 10:36 am

Hi Saravanan,

reg: Smoke & Sanity test.

Actually both are similar techniques that some company follows smoke and some sanity or both.

Well both the techniques done before the actual testing starts

#239 Darshini on 11.17.09 at 7:27 pm


Can any one mention which features comes under testing concepts?

What are Testing Levels? (plz give examples)
What are the Types of Testing?
What are Testing methodologies?
What are Testing approaches?

I have seen in may forums, it is so confusing few say unit testing, intergration testing ….comes under Testing types and few as Testing Levels. Please Clarify.

Thank You,

#240 Deesha on 11.19.09 at 10:38 am

I am looking out for the testing job.My current exp is 2.1yrs in Manual Testing ( Functional Testing) . Kindly suggest me some companies where I can apply.

#241 Deesha on 11.19.09 at 10:40 am

I am looking out for the testing job.My current exp is 2.1yrs in Manual Testing ( Functional Testing) . Kindly suggest me some companies where I can apply (only in Mumbai )

#242 Deesha on 11.19.09 at 10:41 am

Which companies are hiring the Testers in Mumbai having 2.1exp in Manual Testing . Pls let me know

#243 raj on 11.27.09 at 10:25 am

Could you please tell me details of software testing types. i have found but lot of confusion. mail me – rajkishore8@gmail.com

#244 Yogesh on 11.27.09 at 10:37 am

Can you please give me some clarification on Maintenance testing and Ad hoc testing?

#245 raj on 11.27.09 at 10:45 am

I have experience in manual testing but i want to learn autoamtion also. please let me know any material / ebooks so that i can learn and guidance from all of u in both testings always.

#246 raj on 12.03.09 at 7:47 am

Govardhan Reddy – Please give me ur mail id to me – mine is rajkishore8@gmail.com

#247 raj on 12.03.09 at 11:24 am

Yogesg @:

Ad hoc testing means just testing application without executing test cases, just randomly checking application

#248 Ameya on 12.06.09 at 1:49 pm

Good information….Can anyone tell me What is STLC and phases of STLC in detail. Because every book and forum is giving me different STLC phases. I am confused. Please also if possible tell me the best and the correct book to refer for Manual Testing

#249 Govardhan Reddy M on 12.07.09 at 6:37 am

Dear Ms. Ameya (# 254),
Just fix for only one of the model(s). I recommend you to go for V-Model. Simple. Just at the interviews tell that, We are following V-Model.

Govardhan Reddy M,
Software Test Engineer.
“Results matter, Efforts wont”.

#250 raj on 12.07.09 at 6:55 am


please give me ur email id …. please

#251 Ameya on 12.07.09 at 8:20 am

Hi Govardhan,
This is Mr. Ameya…Thanks for your comment but my company is using Incremental model and I am confused about STLC and phases of STLC.

#252 Govardhan Reddy M on 12.08.09 at 8:39 am

Dear Raj (#256),

Govardhan Reddy M,
Software Test Engineer.
“Do the right thing!”

#253 Govardhan Reddy M on 12.08.09 at 9:56 am

Dear Ms. Ameya (#257),
Let y(our) organization uses whatever model.
Just disclose the same model what you are using/following. Just make sure that, You are aware of which type of integration (big bang/ incremental/ top-down/ bottom-up) you are following in your Incremental Model.

If you are forced to answer about STLC, Just explain testing process flow, Like when you start testing, when you end testing, I mean, Give a clear picture about testing process carried out in your organization.

Govardhan Reddy M,
Software Test Engineer.
“Law of win says, Lets not do it in my way or your way, But lets do it in the best way”.

#254 vandana on 12.08.09 at 10:09 am

What is database testing…? can anybody explain it in detail and the practical implementation of DB testing..

#255 Ameya on 12.11.09 at 12:28 am

Thanks Govardhan for the valuable info.

Also request you to call me MR. AMEYA.

#256 Darshini on 12.20.09 at 11:07 am

Guys inregard of #244, so many are viewing the comments but no one replying my question…my question may be very silly for professionals but kindly clarify as those question were put to me in many interviews.

#257 Tiger2k on 12.23.09 at 12:44 am

Hi Darshini,
Please mail across all your testing related question, i would be happy to help you. my reply may get delayed since i am currently in usa, so their is a time difference. but i will surely answer your question. whenever i get time.


#258 Rohit on 01.20.10 at 1:38 pm

Nice to have definitions of the different types of Software Tesing at one place. It makes easier to recall so many Testing related concepts. Thank you.

#259 Nayan on 02.03.10 at 7:06 am

Gud definitions of the diff types of Testing

#260 Nayan on 02.03.10 at 7:07 am

definitions of the diff types of Testing

#261 Y. S. Ali on 02.08.10 at 9:10 am

Good evening guys.. i wanna ask something, it’s about model based testing, it’s still blur for me.. what is model based testing.. ok we start with software testing, there is two type of testing which are functional n nonfunctional, functional is black box, white box n grey box.. what about model based testing, where can we categorized it??? if we numbered it, it look like
1.1 Software testing
1.2 Software testing types
1.2.1 Functional Black box etc..
1.2.2 Non Functional Usability etc..

is it correct? if it is correct where can i put model based testing.. i read in one paper, they said that model based testing can be applied to black box n white box testing but the confusing thing is, what is model based testing?? it’s a techniques or what?

please feel free to answer me, really it’s make me confused so much.. thanks guys..

#262 deepak on 02.10.10 at 8:43 am

types of software testing and what do you mean soft ware testing

#263 Govardhan Reddy M on 02.10.10 at 9:27 am

Dear Mr. Deepak (#268),

Sodtware Testing:
Process of executing an application with the intent of finding bugs.
Process of giving assurance to the client that, The software under test is performing as intended (meeting the requirements).

Testing Types:

Black box testing: testing carried out from users perspective (no code knowledge required)

White box testing: testing carried out by developers (unit testing / component testing / code testing)

Gray box testing: 50 % of black box & 50 % of white box

Govardhan Reddy M,
Software Test Engineer.
“Law of win says, Lets not do it in my way or your way, But lets do it in the best way”.

#264 Y. S. Ali on 02.11.10 at 3:14 am

thanks for answering, so guys.. what is model based testing? technique? approach??

#265 chaitu on 02.16.10 at 11:56 am

what is boundary testing?in brief

#266 shveta on 03.02.10 at 11:10 am

can u tell me what is UI testing.Please tell that in detail with an example..Is UI testing same as usability testing

#267 raj on 03.02.10 at 11:17 am

hi Sweta,
please give me ur email id. UI means User Interface testing.

#268 sonu on 03.05.10 at 9:59 am

Hi i have tested one website name http://www.repair-outlook-pst-file.com
I want to know, is testing a software and a website is similar or not. Please advice..

#269 mrinalini dubey on 03.24.10 at 7:54 pm

This is a nice description. Though we can add one more type here –

Database Testing

#270 sachin on 03.26.10 at 3:02 am

1.What is the difference between system testing and functional testing?
2.difference between end to end testing and system testing
3.Whether system testing and automation testing comes under black box testing? explain hierarchy?
mail to sachin.kulkarni1@indiatimes.com

#271 Yogesh on 03.26.10 at 6:42 am

Hello Friends,
I will be very thankful if any one of you can give me any info regarding Witness Testing.


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Nice info dude !

#273 rohini on 04.19.10 at 5:01 pm

i want to know some practical examples related to testing

#274 veereandranath on 04.20.10 at 4:37 am

i am fresher i got the job in one company . now i have two opprtunites .net and testing(only mannual )
which one i have to choose and if i choose testing(only mannual) . can i have good future.
plz help me

#275 Carlos Ferrer on 04.20.10 at 8:52 pm

You first need to decide is the area of software development is the one you like or is it software testing? That is the first decision you need to make.

Now, as a fresher it would be a good idea for you to try different areas of the development cycle including development, testing, etc. In my opinion some of the most valuable areas is the one where you do requirements engineering – that is develepment, management, analysis, etc. Again, it is up to what you really want to take your career. Software testing will not stop, maybe there is a shift onto some new target areas as is softwar as a service (SaaS). If you like, write with more details to: Carlos.Ferrer@donegal.net and I can guide you better. .net is also promising but keep in mind that you will be developing for windows based applications as opposed to Java where you can write software OS independent.

Whatever the route you want to take, there are ways to be good and go up. For example after manual testing you can go into software test automation, etc.

Best of luck

Carlos Ferrer @ Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

#276 Agasaud on 04.21.10 at 1:46 pm

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hi everyone

I want to switch in testing .so i want to know that which is the best institute of testing and how will start my career in testing.can anybody help me for this question .i will be obilige to you.


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#279 veereandranath on 04.27.10 at 10:16 am

carlos ferror
i choose .net , now i am in project, what sites we have for .net(help)
in case of any assistance
which site i have to see for help

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Plz tell me that How to create test cases (timesheet, expensesheet, finance, approvals, project work order etc.,) in PMC Tracker based on verify functionality.

#284 Prativa Bhattarai on 06.22.10 at 11:04 am

What is monkey testing?

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#286 Jaya on 06.22.10 at 11:30 am

Hi Prativa monkey testing is random testing of an application( you test the application, randomly like new user without any specification, knowledge etc ). so it is called monkey testing . hope this will help you, please tel me if there is opening in testing.

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#289 raj on 07.03.10 at 5:17 pm


i am working as a tester in an MNC. Would like to be updated on various automation tools. Right now i am working in manual testing. Please give me some sugestions.

#290 BHARATHI on 07.18.10 at 2:46 am


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#308 Alex Ruban on 12.18.10 at 6:55 am

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Which functionality is most important to the projects intended purpose? Answer please

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can u expln me with n real life example (specefic)

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hi. their
i m 2009 batch passout graduate from electronics & instrumentation field. Also done a VLSI design course from CDAC. But now i m planning to do a testing course, please let me know is this will beneficial for me to do??
can’t a person who is from instrumentation background do this course??
is it restricted for core software persons only??
is this course requires good knowledge of core software subjects like java,C# n all.
please help me out

#316 swetha k on 03.07.11 at 6:29 pm

wat is content driven testing

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#318 Sathish on 03.17.11 at 5:42 am

Can any one explain about conformance testing in detail

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#321 dreamz on 04.14.11 at 8:37 am

Can anyone explain briefly about End to End testing?

#322 dreamz on 04.14.11 at 8:38 am

can anyone expalin about ERP testing?


#323 dreamz on 04.14.11 at 8:43 am

Hi Nazia,

Black box testing, also called functional testing and behavioral testing, focuses on
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functional requirements. Black box testing attempts to find errors in the external
behavior of the code in the following categories:
(1) incorrect or missing
(2) interface errors
(3) errors in data structures used by interfaces
(4)behavior or performance errors
(5) initialization and termination errors. Through
this testing, we can determine if the functions appear to work according to specifications.
However, it is important to note that no amount of testing can unequivocally demonstrate
the absence of errors and defects in your code.

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If the application is complex at that time which model is good to use in the application

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#363 maria on 02.01.12 at 11:04 pm

i am a beginner to software testing.can anyone please explain 1) what are the tools used for unit testing?
2)unit testing is a mandatory testing done in all real time enviornment?


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#370 Krithika on 03.14.12 at 2:17 pm


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I was aksed this in aninterview

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#376 alliswell on 03.28.12 at 5:03 am

Above post is nice..
But Iam totally confused with “difference between Testing Methodologies, Testing Techniques and Testing Types”
pls any one can clarify my doubt..

#377 tester on 04.20.12 at 9:09 am

according to ISTQB documentation, some of them are test levels and others are test types.

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happy to see this much doubts and clarifications going on.

can anyone help me in this,,

what are all the steps involved in Requirement phase?


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#383 Ambreen naz on 05.31.12 at 6:30 am

Thanks for all these information its really useful for me

#384 Ramya V on 06.01.12 at 9:02 am

It is very useful and understandale to all

#385 NUPUR on 06.04.12 at 6:40 am

thnx a lot. it was really helpful reading this. as i m new in testing it will help in long run…..tell something about how to develop test cases. thnku..

#386 anji on 06.11.12 at 9:00 am

this post is more usefull for all (students,freshers,testers,and all).
thanking you sir/mam.

#387 Darshil Shah on 06.12.12 at 10:28 am

Hi Can anybody help me out with alpha and beta testing please???Vijay the article is great and pretty informative is well


#388 Bhagwat Prasad Sharma on 06.13.12 at 2:34 pm

really, this is very helpful and easy to understand, thanks to them who posted this……………………….

#389 Vinit on 06.14.12 at 5:14 pm

Thanks for the info….A good read to have some basic idea about these types in minimum time…

#390 Ramya on 06.15.12 at 8:30 am

what is ATM testing?

#391 Darshil on 06.16.12 at 7:15 am

How is alpha and Beta testing being performed?

#392 dhanu on 06.20.12 at 10:22 am

its very good so much of valuable of QA .

#393 ayesha on 07.07.12 at 12:03 pm

Hi,plz rply this question,
what is model based approachs?

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#395 Manpreet Singh on 07.13.12 at 11:43 am

It’s very useful information.

#396 Manpreet Singh on 07.13.12 at 12:09 pm

Testing is basically a process to find bugs and to prevent a system Failure.

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#398 Vikram on 07.14.12 at 6:21 pm

Thanks for the information, Vijay. It is very useful. Very well written!

Sameer, nice explanation of difference between sanity test and Smoke test.

#399 iamonpc on 07.20.12 at 3:31 pm

very nice article.

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#401 Mausam on 07.25.12 at 10:04 am

I am working in an MNC as a tester in Connectivity team ,so i want to knw if there any scope fro the connectivity testing in future ,and plz tell me the tpoics for which i need to focus more like(BT,WIFI,DLNA,HDMI).
and please update me all the new technologies in connectivity feild .


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#403 rakesh kumar on 08.19.12 at 10:36 pm

How many kind of testing is present.
Is more than one type of testing perform in one project.

#404 rakesh kumar on 08.19.12 at 10:50 pm

what is actual difference between whitebox testing and black box testing…?
what is actual difference between alpha testing and beta testing…?

#405 aruna on 09.11.12 at 6:30 am

Can u tell me abt Ad hoc testing??

#406 Anwar on 09.21.12 at 6:55 pm

can anyone explain what is Test Stratergy and Test Plan? what is the difference between them? Also explain about Traceability Matrices?

#407 Anwar on 09.21.12 at 9:32 pm

Hi Aruna,

Every testing team conducts planned testing, but sometimes testing team adopts informal testing, due to some challenges or risks.
For Eg: Lack of time, lack of resources, lack of team size, lack of skill, etc…
This informal testing is also known as Ad-hoc testing.

#408 hirendra on 09.25.12 at 7:12 am

what is software testing and if i am doing cource so what benefit

#409 p shilpa on 10.10.12 at 11:13 am

i am working as manual tester can u plz tell me any one tell me the information abt new technigues in manual and challenges.

#410 gopinath on 10.16.12 at 1:05 pm

what abut testing

#411 gopinath on 10.16.12 at 1:06 pm

i need to learn it’s easy or hard

#412 mohana on 10.30.12 at 4:10 pm

testing is very easy one and understand.

#413 venkatachalam on 11.05.12 at 2:34 pm

This very useful to me..

#414 P.kirupakaran on 11.23.12 at 1:51 pm

Which testing types are most used in new Software are Existing Software (or) Importent testing types for after release Software.

#415 P.kirupakaran on 11.23.12 at 1:58 pm

how to easy learn to testing…………….


#416 Mohd Danish Ali on 12.07.12 at 2:01 pm

its knowledge full tommarrow is my interview may it will be helpfull for me!

#417 meena bhatti on 12.17.12 at 8:22 am

I am fresher and and searching for job in software testing field. if anybody has any info about interviwes in this field plz tell me.

#418 Geethu sanooj on 01.09.13 at 3:52 pm

thank u 4 give valuable information about different types of testing

#419 Rohit Kulkarni on 01.10.13 at 5:49 pm


Thank you for the valuable information.

#420 sunil kumar on 02.07.13 at 9:27 am

this is not completed for us …
please check ur brain…..

#421 Prabal on 03.22.13 at 10:22 pm

Thanks for sharing such a valuable info :-)

#422 venu on 04.05.13 at 1:35 pm

thanks for giving such a worthful information. once again sooooooooooooooo much thanks sir

#423 yogesha on 04.19.13 at 5:22 am

it is realy testing is very easy and understand.

#424 Tushar on 04.22.13 at 5:11 am

Thanx for the brief information about all the types. they are very helpful to know the difference between all of them.

#425 Satya on 04.26.13 at 11:26 am

Hii im a fresher i want to start my career in software field . I did many web-based Applications ….Am waiting for Good oppurtinity, please help me..

#426 Sachin on 04.30.13 at 5:58 am

What is exact difference between Sanity and Smoke testing???

#427 Name on 06.18.13 at 12:32 pm

What is exact difference between Sanity and Smoke testing???

#428 teshu on 06.19.13 at 2:16 am

i have completed my m.com..i just wanted to know can i join testing field..if yes..pls tell me the way..plss..?

#429 DEVSHARAN KUMAR on 06.21.13 at 2:49 am

Explain in brief, different types of testing

#430 Bhargav on 07.04.13 at 6:37 am

Thnks…. its really helpful for me …

#431 kiranmai on 07.09.13 at 10:42 am

Sanity and smoke are similar, but if the testing is done at the developers place by the developer then it is is called as sanity, if the same testing done by the tester at the test environment it is known as smoke

#432 RoliP on 07.23.13 at 8:17 pm

I am from non-tech Background. I want to join software testing field. Should i join testing or not? If i’ll do any testing certification, would that be helpful for me to start career as a s/w tester.

#433 vamsi on 08.09.13 at 4:09 am

is testing tools and sqa are same, is sqa is best option
start a carrier

#434 Cathy on 09.13.13 at 11:16 am

Hello anyone out there willing to give me a clear reasons why software testing is tougher than hardware testing…???

#435 Rowfia on 09.18.13 at 4:14 pm

I need more explanation and examples about the software testing.But the above information is valuable.

#436 Pallavi on 09.23.13 at 5:07 am

Hiii…. this is very useful information, bt can u plz describe stress, load, sanity, smoke testing in brief n in simple language??
thanks a lot! abv information really helpful…
can u do favour 4 me I am fresher and and looking for job in software testing field. if anybody has any info abt interviwes in testing plz let me know..

#437 Roshan on 10.04.13 at 9:57 am

It was great brushing the concepts back in a easier way

#438 tester on 10.04.13 at 6:13 pm

its really helpful thanks for the post

#439 Munawwara on 10.24.13 at 5:55 pm

hi everyone,
am studying msc in IT and its my second semester. please let me know any website to refer my subject software quality and analysis. do help…

#440 Aakash Gupta on 11.13.13 at 10:44 am


Its really helpful form me.
Can you give me some example of Alpha Testing and Beta Testing?


#441 vaibhav chintawar on 11.14.13 at 3:14 pm

This information is very useful.

I’m 30 year’s old, i have my own business related IT, now i want to switch my way. Anyone can tell me if i choose this software testing way is it correct or not?

Someone told me there is no scope for software testing in future.

#442 Naresh on 11.17.13 at 8:24 pm

Thanks for the total information about the testing,But may i know that what are the soft wares are using for testing?
pplz,anybody knows send your answer to my mail(naresh.parpudi@gmail.com)
thaank u.

#443 skaranam on 11.28.13 at 9:47 am

what is the difference between “forward testing” and “reverse testing”

#444 ram on 12.03.13 at 3:52 am

How to insert the draft

#445 jayaprakash on 12.12.13 at 6:01 am

hi this is jayaprakash.. i m learning testing.. please any body have any testing meterials please send that materials to this mail jayaprakash0040@gmail.com…. thanking you

#446 Charul Kothekar on 12.13.13 at 11:23 am

Hi..my question is..if some changes has been made in 2nd version of the software after the release of its 1st version..then is it compulsory to do a regression testing for the whole software?

#447 heba on 12.18.13 at 1:01 pm

what is the testing tool that support :
1-Penetration- Failover – Stress testing types
2-No. of users: Virtual users (200 concurrent user) “Assumption Reference #RFP ”
-Java Script
-Oracle BPM suite
-Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition
-Oracle Siebel CRM
-Oracle Web Center

#448 thulashi on 12.18.13 at 1:06 pm

Hi vijay sir,
i need information or idea about network testing with data center area.what are the basics i learn.

#449 manjit on 01.13.14 at 8:21 am

Hi Vijay,
it would b more clear if these testing types are given in a sequence in which they are performed. i m looking forward to it.

#450 ishwarya66 on 01.21.14 at 5:25 pm

Sameer, Plz cum up with alpha and beta testing plz

#451 swati on 01.22.14 at 6:01 pm

hi..please clear me alpha and beeta testing..

#452 ganesh on 01.27.14 at 12:24 pm

Vijay Hi…!
Will u pls guide me to get Software Testing Job In Free Lancing..?

Waiting for your kind reply.

Thank You.

#453 priya on 02.13.14 at 2:45 pm

really helpful.. expecting more posts like this

#454 Lawakush Kurmi on 02.23.14 at 6:33 pm

it’s helpfull right , but it is not in correct hierarchy of software testing methods.

#455 washington on 02.25.14 at 7:22 am

i could not find information abut STUB TESTING and STRUCTURED WALK THROUGH

#456 shejin on 11.21.14 at 5:15 am

please explain detailed….

#457 janu on 11.25.14 at 11:07 am

hi vijay sir,
it is very helpful site for fresh/experienced software tester, i get job for manual testing, will you please provide full details about manual testing, types of bugtrackers used in manual testing, what are the main duties of manual tester, please help me…..

#458 Kartheek on 12.02.14 at 6:59 pm

Hi Vijay, Can you please tell how to understand crash logs of IOS apps , i know this is not related to testing, But when i attending interview they are asking for how do you understand crash logs.

#459 Anish on 12.03.14 at 3:42 pm

Hi Vijay,

I am a novice and want to know what do you mean by deployment ? I keep on hearing we are having deployment from managers and what does that imply … and they said some code fixes are going to be deployed … could you throw some light on this process

#460 bhavik on 12.20.14 at 1:20 pm

hi i am confusing about
what is software testing level?????
what is software testing type????

some body help to me give me answer properly .


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