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How to Use Tours to Ensure Complete and Thorough Exploratory Testing

Exploratory Testing Tours: How to Ensure a High-Quality Software Product using Exploratory Test Tours

Exploratory testing is not a testing methodology. Rather it is an approach to quality verification.

The procedure of exploratory testing execution resembles the discovery and investigation of any software product.

During exploratory testing, a QA specialist examines a product, designs tests, executes test cases, and analyzes the test results simultaneously.  Continue reading →

Practical Software Testing QA Process Flow (Requirements to Release)

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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Maximizing Quality by Going Above and Beyond Full Stack Testing

Quality expectations are increasing day by day and the search for perfection will never come to an end, thereby raising the bar on Product Quality and End-user experience.

An application that just “does the job” is not enough anymore for an average user and even expectations from the professional tools designed for a narrow range of users are growing gradually. Market demand is changing rapidly and QA processes should adapt to it accordingly.

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When To Opt For Automation Testing?

Should we consider automation testing for a project? When should we go for Automation Testing?

Testing is carried out to provide good quality deliverables to the end user. Testing Phase is one of the main aspects of STLC.

Any company focuses more on software testing as its quality brings in optimal customer satisfaction, but many of them still struggle in choosing which kind of testing to carry out, either with automated testing or manual testing.  Continue reading →

13 Things to Consider When Evaluating Software Testing Companies for Outsourcing

If you are looking for a Software Testing QA service provider to outsource any of your manual or automation testing work then this guide will help you to evaluate and select the best provider.

Also, check our list of top testing service provider companies below.

Almost every software development project includes software testing. Many companies outsource the software testing work. Outsourcing simply means going for work contract or abroad to another company. The trend of outsourcing testing services is very popular in the IT world.  Continue reading →

Test Data Generation with GEDIS Studio Online Tool (Part-2)

Test Data Generation – Demo Using a Free Online GEDIS Studio Tool (Part -2):

Read part-1 of this test data management tutorials series here.

According to CA Technologies, recent research indicates that 30%- 40% of the defects in software testing are related to the issues of the test data. It is one of many reasons that encourages QA industry to use Test Data Generation (TDM) tools.

TDM tools offer the open-handed facility of having system generated, reliable and secure copies of your dataset only in minutes.  Continue reading →

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

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.  Continue reading →

How Should Testers Handle Boredom?

I was asked this question in an interview recently- “What would you do when work gets monotonous and boring?”

Here is what I said, “Fortunately that has never happened to me and I love being a QA. When things get repetitive, I like to ‘mix things up’. I would document if execution bored me, I would execute if documentation got tedious, I would explore when everything else seemed bleak.

Also, targets and deadlines keep me motivated and a simple ‘do what needs to be done’ attitude is what keeps me going.”  Continue reading →

5 Important Diagrams That Testers Need to Learn How to Use

If not for pictures there were be no recordings of early history, passable knowledge, and evolution of language.

Not to overly dramatize, but diagrams have their own special place even in a world with highly evolved and sophisticated forms of writing and expression.

In the technology industry, our diagrams are dear to us.

Here are some of the prominent ones that we testers come in close contact with often and how we use them.

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5 Excuses Every Software Tester Must Stop Giving

I have unlocked a pattern from my experience of hiring around hundred testers over a period of time and interviewing some thousand others.

From all the discussions I had with fellow testers during interviews, I felt happy numerous times seeing the quality talent which we have in our community of testers.

But let me also share the other side of the story, the patterns I am talking about. It makes me sad.  Continue reading →