Practical Software Testing QA Process Flow (Requirements to Release)

Actual testing process in companies

A Complete Overview of End-to-End QA Software Testing Process Flow:

Note – We are re-publishing this useful post with updated content.

The job of a software testing professional is not an easy one. It is filled with challenges, which is equally demanding as well.  Testers are supposed to be alert and enthusiastic in each and every phases of the application lifecycle.

Though there are challenges, there are several tremendous opportunities as well to learn and explore the various aspects of testing methodologies, processes and of course the software in detail.

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Field Validation Table (FVT): A Test Design Technique for Field Validation

Field Validation Table

Introduction to Field Validation Table (FVT) test design technique:

In this digital world, “QUALITY” is the term that is more widely used in any industry.

Any organization for that matter always thinks and works on how quality can be ensured with their product or how a quality product can be delivered or how the quality of the product can be improvised? No matter whether it’s a customer or an end user or common people, everyone expects quality in whatever they buy.

The prime goal of any organization is to serve the business with good quality. 

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Test Data Management: What is Test Data and How to Design It

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A Comprehensive Test Data Design and Management Guide (Part -I):

At current epic of Information and Technology revolutionary growth, the testers commonly experience extensive consumption of test data in software testing life cycle.

The testers don’t only collect/maintain data from the existing sources, but also they generate huge volumes of test data to ensure their quality booming contribution in the delivery of the product for real world use. 

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7-Step Practical Implementation of Manual Testing Before Production Release

Implementation of Manual Testing

In the previous post of this series around Manual Testing, I tried to throw as much light as possible on the basics of Manual Testing.

If you missed it, you can read it here.

I hope it was successful in taking you as close as possible to the answers you were looking for.

In that case, wouldn’t you love to know more about the practical implementation of Manual Testing, how to get more familiar with it and how to actually start a career in it? 

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Manual Testing Tutorial (Free Course with 100+ Tutorials)

Manual Testing Tutorials

A Complete List of 100+ Manual Testing Tutorials:

This is going to be the most in-depth series of tutorials on Manual Software Testing. Go through the topics mentioned in this series carefully to learn the basic and advanced testing techniques.

This series of tutorials would really enrich your knowledge and will, in turn, mold your testing skills in a much better way.

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How Do You Decide Which Defects are Acceptable for the Software to Go-live?

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Software Go-Live is always a big event for any software product. It is important to absolutely make sure that everything works and that we are releasing quality software to the users.

A bad or premature or unstable or difficult to use product can cause a lot of losses financially and could also make the user lose trust in the brand itself.

Often times, we hear that testing should be done until we meet the exit criteria. We also hear that defects have to be fixed to an acceptable level. 

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6 Most Important Steps to Make Your Test Reports Even Better

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Before we go ahead with suggestions about how to create an effective test report, look into below reports and ask yourself, which one would you prefer when you are a decision maker or even a team member (any recipient of the report).

Report #1:

Tested following modules:

  • Module X: Login page.
  • Module Y: Home page and relevant tabs.

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When to Stop Testing (Exit Criteria in Software Testing)

when to stop testing

Exit criteria in Testing:

“Well begun is half done” – Applies everywhere, even software testing.

Often we see software testers very enthusiastic at the beginning of the project. We create testing documents such as Test Strategy, Test Plan or Test Cases eagerly and enthusiastically.

Then we get to testing software with a BANG! This is only amplified by the interesting defects we find at the beginning of the project. Getting them resolved will only add to our accomplishment. 

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What To Do When There Isn’t Enough Time To Test?

Not Enough Time To Test

Part way through your test cycle, do you often realize you do not have enough time to test? You had it all under control, to begin with, but soon you are reaching the contingency plan’s “What to do when there isn’t enough time to test?” section.

I have been there too and it is not fun. :)

I thought about this long and hard. How can something that started so well, go down so badly, so quickly. And, here is my analysis. 

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