Web Testing Complete Guide (Web Application Testing Tips and Scenarios)

In this article, we will learn web application testing with test cases for testing a website.

I always love to share practical knowledge, which in a case can be useful to several users in their career life. This is quite a lengthy article, so sit back and get relaxed to get most out of it. 

Web testing checklists

1) Functionality Testing
2) Usability testing
3) Interface testing
4) Compatibility testing
5) Performance testing
6) Security testing

#1) Functionality Testing

Test for – all the links in web pages, database connection, forms used for submitting or getting information from the user in the web pages, Cookie testing etc.

Check all the links:

  • Test the outgoing links from all the pages to specific domain under test.
  • Test all internal links.
  • Test links jumping on the same pages.
  • Test links used to send email to admin or other users from web pages.
  • Test to check if there are any orphan pages.
  • Finally, link checking includes, check for broken links in all above-mentioned links.

Test forms on all pages:
Forms are an integral part of any website. Forms are used for receiving information from users and to interact with them. So what should be checked in these forms?

  • First, check all the validations on each field.
  • Check for default values of the fields.
  • Wrong inputs in the forms to the fields in the forms.
  • Options to create forms if any, form delete, view or modify the forms.

Let’s take an example of the search engine project currently I am working on, in this project we have advertiser and affiliate signup steps. Each sign-up step is different but its dependent on the other steps.

So sign up flow should get executed correctly. There are different field validations like email Ids, User financial info validations etc. All these validations should get checked in manual or automated web testing.

Cookies Testing:

Cookies are small files stored on the user machine. These are basically used to maintain the session- mainly the login sessions. Test the application by enabling or disabling the cookies in your browser options.

Test if the cookies are encrypted before writing to the user machine. If you are testing the session cookies (i.e. cookies that expire after the session ends) check for login sessions and user stats after the session ends. Check effect on application security by deleting the cookies. (I will soon write a separate article on cookie testing as well)

Validate your HTML/CSS:

If you are optimizing your site for Search engines then HTML/CSS validation is the most important one. Mainly validate the site for HTML syntax errors. Check if the site is crawlable to different search engines.

Database testing:

Data consistency is also very important in a web application. Check for data integrity and errors while you edit, delete, modify the forms or do any DB related functionality.

Check if all the database queries are executing correctly, data is retrieved and also updated correctly. More on database testing could be a load on DB, we will address this in web load or performance testing below.

In testing the functionality of the websites the following should be tested:

i. Internal Links
ii. External Links
iii. Mail Links
iv. Broken Links

i. Field validation
ii. Error message for wrong input
iii. Optional and Mandatory fields

Testing will be done on the database integrity.

#2) Usability Testing

Usability testing is the process by which the human-computer interaction characteristics of a system are measured, and weaknesses are identified for correction.

• Ease of learning
• Navigation
• Subjective user satisfaction
• General appearance

Test for navigation:

Navigation means how a user surfs the web pages, different controls like buttons, boxes or how the user uses the links on the pages to surf different pages.

Usability testing includes the following:

  • The website should be easy to use.
  • Instructions provided should be very clear.
  • Check if the instructions provided are perfect to satisfy its purpose.
  • The main menu should be provided on each page.
  • It should be consistent enough.

Content checking:

Content should be logical and easy to understand. Check for spelling errors. Usage of dark colors annoys the users and should not be used in the site theme.

You can follow some standard colors that are used for web page and content building. These are the commonly accepted standards like what I mentioned above about annoying colors, fonts, frames etc.

Content should be meaningful. All the anchor text links should be working properly. Images should be placed properly with proper sizes.

These are some of the basic important standards that should be followed in web development. Your task is to validate all for UI testing.

Other user information for user help:

Like search option, sitemap also helps files etc. The sitemap should be present with all the links in websites with a proper tree view of navigation. Check for all links on the sitemap.

“Search on the site” option will help users to find content pages that they are looking for easily and quickly. These are all optional items and if present they should be validated.

#3) Interface Testing

In web testing, the server side interface should be tested. This is done by verifying that communication is done properly. Compatibility of the server with software, hardware, network, and the database should be tested.

The main interfaces are:

  • Web server and application server interface
  • Application server and Database server interface.

Check if all the interactions between these servers are executed and errors are handled properly. If database or web server returns an error message for any query by application server then application server should catch and display these error messages appropriately to the users.

Check what happens if the user interrupts any transaction in-between? Check what happens if the connection to the web server is reset in between?

#4) Compatibility Testing

Compatibility of your website is a very important testing aspect. See which compatibility test to be executed:

  • Browser compatibility
  • Operating system compatibility
  • Mobile browsing
  • Printing options

Browser compatibility:

In my web-testing career, I have experienced this as the most influencing part of web site testing.
Some applications are very dependent on browsers. Different browsers have different configurations and settings that your web page should be compatible with.

Your website coding should be a cross-browser platform compatible. If you are using java scripts or AJAX calls for UI functionality, performing security checks or validations then give more stress on browser compatibility testing of your web application.

Test web application on different browsers like Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape Navigator, AOL, Safari, Opera browsers with different versions.

OS compatibility:

Some functionality in your web application is that it may not be compatible with all operating systems. All new technologies used in web development like graphic designs, interface calls like different API’s may not be available in all Operating Systems.

Hence test your web application on different operating systems like Windows, Unix, MAC, Linux, Solaris with different OS flavors.

Mobile browsing:

We are in the new technology era. So in future Mobile browsing will rock. Test your web pages on mobile browsers. Compatibility issues may be there on mobile devices as well.

Printing options:

If you are giving page-printing options then make sure fonts, page alignment, page graphics etc., are getting printed properly. Pages should fit to the paper size or as per the size mentioned in the printing option.

#5) Performance testing

The web application should sustain to heavy load. Web performance testing should include:

  • Web Load Testing
  • Web Stress Testing

Test application performance on different internet connection speed.

Web load testing: You need to test if many users are accessing or requesting the same page. Can system sustain in peak load times? The site should handle many simultaneous user requests, large input data from users, simultaneous connection to DB, heavy load on specific pages etc.

Web Stress testing: Generally stress means stretching the system beyond its specified limits. Web stress testing is performed to break the site by giving stress and its checked as for how the system reacts to stress and how it recovers from crashes. Stress is generally given on input fields, login and sign up areas.

In web performance, testing website functionality on different operating systems and different hardware platforms is checked for software and hardware memory leakage errors.

Performance testing can be applied to understand the web site’s scalability or to benchmark the performance in the environment of third-party products such as servers and middleware for potential purchase.

Connection Speed
Tested on various networks like Dial-Up, ISDN etc.

i. What is the no. of users per time?
ii. Check for peak loads and how the system behaves
iii. Large amount of data accessed by user

i. Continuous Load
ii. Performance of memory, CPU, file handling etc..

#6) Security Testing

Following are some of the test cases for web security testing:

  • Test by pasting internal URL directly into the browser address bar without login. Internal pages should not open.
  • If you are logged in using username and password and browsing internal pages then try changing URL options directly. I.e. If you are checking some publisher site statistics with publisher site ID= 123. Try directly changing the URL site ID parameter to different site ID which is not related to the logged in user. Access should be denied for this user to view others stats.
  • Try some invalid inputs in input fields like login username, password, input text boxes etc. Check the system’s reaction to all invalid inputs.
  • Web directories or files should not be accessible directly unless they are given download option.
  • Test the CAPTCHA for automating script logins.
  • Test if SSL is used for security measures. If it is used, the proper message should get displayed when user switch from non-secure HTTP:// pages to secure HTTPS:// pages and vice versa.
  • All transactions, error messages, security breach attempts should get logged in log files somewhere on the web server.

The primary reason for testing the security of a web is to identify potential vulnerabilities and subsequently repair them.

• Network Scanning
• Vulnerability Scanning
• Password Cracking
• Log Review
• Integrity Checkers
• Virus Detection

Points to be considered while testing a Website

The websites are essentially client/server applications – with web servers and ‘browser’ clients.

Consideration should be given to the interactions between HTML pages, TCP/IP communications, Internet connections, firewalls, applications that run in web pages (such as applets, javascript, plug-in applications) and applications that run on the server side (such as CGI scripts, database interfaces, logging applications, dynamic page generators, asp, etc.).

Additionally, there are a wide variety of servers and browsers with various versions of each. They include small but sometimes significant differences between them in terms of variations in connection speeds, rapidly changing technologies, and multiple standards & protocols. The end result of which testing for websites can become a major ongoing effort.

Sample test scenarios for testing a web application

Few other considerations to be included while testing a website are given below.

  • What is the expected load on the server (e.g., number of hits per unit time)?
  • What kind of performance is required under each load condition (such as web server response time, database query response times)?
  • What kind of tools will be required for performance testing (such as web load testing tools, other tools already in house that can be adapted, web robot downloading tools, etc.)?
  • Who is the target audience? What kind of browsers will they be using? What kind of connection speeds will they be using? Are they intra-organizations (thus likely with high connection speeds and similar browsers) or Internet-wide (thus with a wide variety of connection speeds and browser types)?
  • What kind of performance is expected from the client side (e.g., how fast should pages appear, how fast should animations, applets, etc. load and run)?
  • Will the downtime for server and content maintenance/upgrades be allowed? If so, then how much?
  • What kind of security (firewalls, encryption, passwords, etc.) will be required and what is it expected to do? How can it be tested?
  • How reliable is the site’s Internet connections required to be? And how does that affect the backup system or redundant connection requirements and testing?
  • What process will be required to manage updates to the web site’s content?
  • What are the requirements for maintaining, tracking, and controlling page content, graphics, links, etc.?
  • Which HTML specification will be adhered to? How strictly? What variations will be allowed for targeted browsers?
  • Will there be any standard requirements for page appearance and/or graphics throughout a site or parts of a site??
  • How will internal and external links be validated and updated? And how often? will it happen?
  • Can testing be done on the production system, or will a separate test system be required?
  • How are browser caching, variations in browser option settings, dial-up connection variability, and real-world internet ‘traffic congestion’ problems to be accounted for testing?
  • How extensive or customized are the server logging and reporting requirements; are they considered as an integral part of the system and do they require testing?
  • How are CGI programs, applets, javascript, ActiveX components, etc. to be maintained, tracked, controlled, and tested?
  • Pages should be 3-5 screens max unless the content is highly focused on a single topic. If larger, provide internal links within the page.
  • The page layouts and design elements should be consistent throughout a site so that it’s clear to the user that they are still on a site.
  • Pages should be as browser-independent as possible, or pages should be provided or generated based on the browser-type.
  • All pages should have links external to the page; there should be no dead-end pages.
  • The page owner, revision date, and a link to a contact person or organization should be included on each page.


#1 swapna

Very useful guide on web application testing….
Thank u sooo much

#2 testerqa

Very useful tutorial

#3 Sameer Mandve

Really nice one………..

#4 jignesh

hi, Which one tool is best for testing and easy to use. give introduction about this tool and perfect Details.

#5 Vijay

Thanks Swapna, TesterQA and Sameer for your kind words.

@ Jignesh Automation tool selection is purely based on the project which you are going to test. I suggest what all factors should be considered while choosing automation tool for your project in this article :

Still I will try to cover in my posts about the main automation tools like WinRunner and QTP.



Very useful information. Thank you.

#7 jhenz

wow! what an informative site… i am really thankful for this. as i’ve said before, i have learned a great deal on these infos. again, a lot of thanks! i’ve done all 5 checklist except for the security… now that u hav the details on how i’l do the checking, i wil defntly try it. thank you again… :D

#8 jhenz

hello vijay,

i would like to ask when are you going to post the article about cookies?… i am going to do a test on cookies soon and before i do this, i would like to read first your article. but f incase my testing would me much sooner, i just would like to ask how would you do this… “Test the application by enabling or disabling the cookies in your browser options.”

thank you very much! :)

#9 Vijay

@Asha Thank for your kind words..

@ Jhenz yeah I will try ASAP to write Cookie testing article..
About your query – To change cookie settings in Internet Explorer: Open IE-Go to Tools-Internet Options- Click on Privacy tab- then ‘Advanced’ button. Here you can enable or disable the cookies.
For Firefox Go to Tools-Options-Privacy

#10 jhenz

thank you again. :D

#11 udhayakumar

Total summary of testing very good.

#12 Naga Vishala

Hi, this is naga vishala

I would like to know that can we write test cases for non-functionality testing?(like User Acceptence Testing)
And one more What is Monkey Testing ? shall we use this testing in real time?

#13 Vijay

@ Naga vishala – Yes we should write test cases for usability testing also. Monkey testing is random , destructive type testing performed by some automation tools and without driven by any real user. Monkey testing can generally find the crashes in application.

#14 yemi

I have just finished a course intesting using test director. I don,t have job exp, how can i go about geting a job or geting jo exp

#15 Kishore

Excellent stuff.
I would like to ask one question regarding performance testing. Can we perform performance testing manually. as you mention about web stress testing where we stress input file, sign up screen etc. So, how we gona perform that as we all know sign up page has already has validation. Please elaborate this concept a bit.

Thanks & Regards

#16 Ramdev Sharma

Really excellent site.This site gives the information according to the real time.it’s very usefull.
Can you please write on How To analyze the results of Load Testing? ,What are the points to be consider for load testing?
Please write indepth regarding “Load Testing”.
Keep up the good work…..
Thanks in Advance…

#17 Trupti Gandhi

very informative information thank you very much

i want to know more on Regression testing & performation testing

on Theoritical point of view i got but i want to know how can i test these 2 things practiclly

#18 lavanya

what is orphan link,broken link , internal link, externallink .
give with examples

#19 lavanya

what are different levels of people involved in a company for software testing. what are their position names starting from the tester.

#20 Naveen Pathak

Very Nice,
can you add SQL injection and Session hijacking in security testing.

#21 lavanya

your articals are really great . i would like to ask what is quiet phase in sdlc.

#22 shweta

Ur information is indeed very helpful.Can u please tell me ,hw can we perform cookie,html &css testing.

#23 shweta

what r the best automated tools for web testing????

#24 pradeep mathew

how we can test what is the maximum users that can access a particular web site at a time???

#25 Good job

good job,if interaction is done or chat is provide we can learn nice informations on testing .

Because i believe testing is innovative,every person will have his own creations what ever we see or learn ,while in implementation we loose the ethics on that particular concept ,so the person intrested can chat and solve the doubts regarding testing

#26 Vijay

@ -Kishore
The only way is to do performance testing on pages having Captcha is to disable the Captcha while recording the script using automation tool. Disabling Captcha will not effect on your performance standards as your final goal is to stress the system for its resources.

@ Ramdev Sharma
Yes to explain about Load testing I need to write a article on it as this topic itself is a big one.

@ Trupti Gandhi
For regression testing using automation tool is the best and efficient method. However you need some test cases written on the module you are going to test for regression. You can use old test cases to record the scripts on.
For performance testing tools mentioned here http://www.opensourcetesting.org/performance.php
First decide your performance criteria and then apply the test cases accordingly

@ lavanya
On every page there are some links pointing to some pages. So we can differentiate all these links.
The links pointing to same domain are said to internal links. e.g The link https://www.softwaretestinghelp.com/jobs/ is pointing to same domain softwaretestinghelp.com so it’s a internal link.
Links pointing to other domain are external links. E.g See the above link pointing to opensourcetesting.org domain.
Broken links: If clicking on any link displays 404 page not found error then that link is said to be broken or unreachable link.
Orphan link: If no internal link is pointing to any particular web page on your domain then that web page link is said to be orphan link i.e not having any ancestor and no way to reach that link from your domain !

for Cookie testing you can refer the article

@ pradeep mathew
You can use load or stress testing automation tools to simulate n number of virtual users accessing particular web page or site simultaneously.

#27 vamsi

hai can any one suggest free online testing books for download?

#28 Balister Panwar

hai. what is main point for security testing for web application

#29 Raji

Hi Vijay,
Firstly, this site is very helpful for beginners.
All your posts are very easy to understand and have in depth information.
I would be thankful if you could suggest some simple websites / software etc that beginners could test at home to understand all the concepts better.

#30 Kaustubh

Hi Vijay,

This site is very helpful.. Can you please explain what is “Validate your HTML/CSS”.

And what are the questions asked on web based testing.



#31 Giridhara Reddy

This is very useful information. This page is going to be part of my favorites.

Thank you
Giridhara Reddy.S

#32 sri

This website is the best website i ever been visited.
lots of useful information for every one.


#33 udhayakumar

This is very use ful information.


#34 Robinson

Really this site is awesome.. Very useful information.. I love this site.. Thanks a lot..

#35 Priya

Hi Vijay,

Really this is a excellent site for all of us. The information are really very practical. I am very much thankful for this.
Could you please help me to prepare a testing strategy for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS 2007). I mean how do I approach for this and what should be my strategy??

Thanks in advance.






#38 Ajay

Can anyone tell me about the automation tools for load testing and stress testing.

#39 Manju.P

Please note that there is a spelling mistake for the word user status in the last line

Cookies testing:
if the cookies are encrypted before writing to user machine. If you are testing the session cookies (i.e. cookies expire after the sessions ends) check for login sessions and user stats after session end.

#40 Tulsi Akula

Cookies testing:
if the cookies are encrypted before writing to user machine. If you are testing the session cookies (i.e. cookies expire after the sessions ends) check for login sessions and user status after session end.

#41 Manju.P

Please check and correct the spelling mistake for the word others status in the last line of the second case in security testing

6) Security Testing:

Following are some test cases for web security testing:

Try directly changing the url site ID parameter to different site ID which is not related to logged in user. Access should denied for this user to view others stats.

#42 Vijay

@ Manju,
It’s not a spelling mistake. I have used word ‘stats’ as an abbreviation for word ‘statistics’ which here means data reports for user account and this word ‘stats’ is commonly used in online advertising business.

#43 Good 1

Good Site

#44 Manju.P

Thanks for the information

#45 shiva


#46 Ajay

How to perform database testing.

#47 daredevil

hey vijay,
I find this website very helpful ….thnx alot . I was waiting for a answer on validation of HtML/CSS which was posted by Kaustubh as even i wanted to know more abt the HtMl/css and wat role it has in search engines.


#48 daredevil

hey vijay,
i would also like to know how test a search field with the first name and last name …..and wat are the possible scenarios can we try???

#49 Tanvi

vijay, wat do u mean by “Check if site is crawlable to different search engines.”

#50 tulasi

hi this tulasiram
i am new to this testing,
i have a dought in web testing.
Right now u r useing yahoo application, not only you
so many users are useing this application . How can
you test this application.

#51 venkat

hi thanks for the team, can develop more using this

#52 Pradeep

HI ,

This is very much useful and Thanks for this article

#53 Varsha

Hi Vijay!

Excellent website. Thanks a lot.

Could you pls elaborate more on Stress Testing & how to perform it manually?

Also can anyone tell me about some good open-source tools for functional testing?

#54 Malatesh

i felt this site is very useful and is there any free tool available on net to do the performance and stress testing…which should be easy to understand

#55 Firon Fitz

This information is very useful fot me nut can you tell more about cookie, html and css testing?

#56 shankar

please give me some sample testcases for web application testing.

#57 mugi

It’s very easy to learn the testing concepts in the clear way.Each and every concept is undestands very easily and clearly.If you’r providing Sample testcase,bug report and tseting deliverables useful for us!!!!!!

Tahnk you!!!!

#58 Somendra Singh

It is a good article that really help me to understand the Website Testing.

Thank You!!!!



#60 renji

great stuff…i want to know more abt how to test web based application using QTP

#61 guest

i am working as tester with 2+ of exp in manual testing only.
up to uploading the resume and shortlisting the resume,every thing is working correctly.but after that i am not getting any proper reply.
i don’t know is mistake from my side i mean from my resume and skills or problem from company side
please give me the reply
thanku in advance

#62 Madhavi

Very useful information. Thanks so much!

#63 karthik

very useful tips to learn web testing

#64 Mitu


This article is really great. Keep on publishing these kind.


Not clear about mobile browsing

#66 shamita


I wanted to know that how should I start the web testing at work. Like there are so many versions of IE , should I test for all the versions in compatabillity testing. I am very confused, I have no experience and I got a job in web testing …Please help me.


#67 mohammad

Thanks for sending its help us

#68 Sachin

Good job done.

But the main thing is that when u would like to test all these?

Means which is your schedule, importance for doing all these test?

#69 DILeeP

This is really nice material I’ve seen so far.
Thats really great job done by softwaretestinghelp.
Really appretiable…n commendable…
Thanks a lot.

#70 Prasanna

Hi, this is prasanna
All u r experiences talks on u r article.. easy to understand.. … every web testers should read this…..

#71 prasanna

How to test that whether cookies are encrpted before writing to the user machine???? Please let me know the answer

#72 Sashi

Your site rocks. It is by far the best site related to Software Testing. My sincere appreciations and good wishes for your entire team.

#73 selvam

I am going to start my carrier in testing and doing a course in chennai.
where can i get sample applications(projects) for practising manual testing.

Please can anyone send me info about it,i will be grateful……..

Thanks in advance


#74 selvam

Sashi you have given the perfect opinion…


#75 Sridhar

Hey, I am doing my M.C.A final year and i have chosen webserver performance testing as my curriculum project, but i am unable to understand what to do and where to start from. PlZ help me by telling me what to do. Thank you. and also plz tell me the name of the sites that has uml diagrams for web server testing. Thank you once again

#76 sanjeev rai

Iam 37,an under graduate, and want to become a software taster.What are my chances of getting a job in the Gulf countries or New Zealand as a software tester?

#77 sanjeev rai

Waiting for a reply.Thank you.

#78 Sally4000

Hello ,
Thanks for the useful article.
I would like to ask you if you can help me with Automated testing of applications for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server2007.
I’m new to sharepoint and I don’t have any idea what I have to do!

If I can have your help for the strat?
Looking forward to receiving your email

Many Thanks

#79 raghavendra tc

superb explonation on web testing., thank u very much..
and also i need to ask one more que–>

plz explain on unit & ,whitebox &,regression testing

currently am working on black box & UAT testing.,
and also explain me about QTP automation



#80 Tejas

What about concurrency testing how to write effective test cases for the same ?

#81 Amita

A very nice ,informative and usefule website

#82 manjula

Hi this is very much useful for web testing i have learnt so much from this article. please update if any things are there on web testing.

#83 manjula(manu)

Please any one can tell me the difference between the difference between build and version?

#84 meenu

please give detail demo on tools.

good info

#85 nisha

new and handy information provided…

#86 shaikh

hey , u had done a great job..
its really helpful… thanks

#87 shaikh

is thr any way to test performance manually..

#88 Hasini

I am working as a tester in elearning division. i need to know about software testing , prepartion of test cases and test plan.

Please provide me all the relevant details about test case preparations.

#89 Navin Singh

This is very usefull website for me. I learnt a lot of techniques. May be this is not much usefull site for some people but for me it’s very usefull and meanning full site. I’m very thankfull to owner of this site for providing me a really good learning platform.
Thanks for all

#90 Sashi Mohan

good effort!
Please add cross site scripting, sql injection etc information. that will be more helpful for newbies.

#91 Sachin

A wonderfull and very informative site for web testing.Thanks a lot

#92 Raghavendra NK

Good information about web application testing.

We can always go the next level detail of how to perform different kinds of testing mentioned above…

But a good article to begin with…

#93 Bebs

Essential online tips for website testers…. thank you for this useful information.

#94 chssekharrao

plz tell me web testing in qtp

#95 bhavya

This site is really good.I didnt understand following description about security testing.Pls reply me

Web directories or files should not be accessible directly unless given download option.
Test the CAPTCHA for automates scripts logins.
Test if SSL is used for security measures. If used proper message should get displayed when user switch from non-secure http:// pages to secure https:// pages and vice versa.
All transactions, error messages, security breach attempts should get logged in log files somewhere on web server

#96 atiw

@ bhavya, i am not a tester yet but i would try to answer you. for example in a bank’s website, there should be a link to download a loan application pdf file and any user should not be able to access this or any other file by directly typing the address in the browser.
If it is accesible, it is non-secure and vulnerable.

CAPTCHA are challenging questions generated by machines to be responded by humans and not by machines, to make sure that the attempt to access is by a human and not by a bot. If CAPTCHA is enabled in a web login, it has to be tested.

SSL is a cryptographic protocol for securing HTTP communication over the internet. When user switches from HTTP to HTTPS or vice-versa, a message window is pops up to inform about this switching and do you want to continue.

Log files should be maintained to recording and future analysis of all web activities, so that corrective and preventive measures could be taken.

@ For Vijaya and all testers, please correct my knowledge, where wrong.

#97 atiw

@ manjula (manu), i am not a tester yet but i would try to answer you.

Builds are program codes which developers deliver from time to time to the testers, while version is the complete application delivered to the end users.

Adding to this, there are also multiple releases with slight improvements in a version.

@ For Vijaya and all testers, please correct my knowledge, where wrong.

#98 AJAY

can any one tell me about database testing in a clear way.

#99 Vishal Chhaperia

Hi All,

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

Hopeing for early reply!


call: 09830704327
mail: bishalchaperia@gmail.com


Hi All,

Hope this helps…

Q: What is the difference between client-server testing and web based testing and what are things that we need to test?

Ans: Projects are broadly divided into two types of:
2 tier applications
3 tier applications

[a] This type of testing usually done for 2 tier applications (usually developed for LAN)
Here we will be having front-end and backend.

The application launched on front-end will be having forms and reports which will be monitoring and manipulating data

Eg : applications developed in VB, VC++, Core Java, C, C++, D2K, PowerBuilder etc.,
The backend for these applications would be MS Access, SQL Server, oracle, sybase, mysql, quadbase

The tests performed on these type of applications would be
– user interface testing
– manual support testing
– Functionality testing
– compatability testing & configuration testing
– intersystems testing

[b] This is done for 3 tier applications (developed for Internet / intranet / xtranet)

Here we will be having Browser, web server and DB server.

The applications accessible in browser would be developed in HTML, DHTML, XML, JavaScript etc.,
(we can monitor thru these applications)

Applications for the web server would be developed in Adv Java, ASP, JSP, VBScript, JavaScript, Perl, Cold Fusion, PHP etc.,
(all the manipulations are done on the web server with the help of these programs developed)

The DBserver would be having oracle, sql server, sybase, mysql etc.,
(all data is stored in the database available on the DB server)

The tests performed on these type of applications would be
– user interface testing
– Functionality testing
– security testing
– browser compatability testing
– load / stress testing
– interoperability testing/intersystems testing
– storage and data volume testing

A web-application is a three tier application.
This has a browser (monitors data) [monitoring is done using html, dhtml, xml, javascript]-> webserver (manipulates data) [ manipulations are done using programming languages or scripts like adv java, asp, jsp, vbscript, javascript, perl, coldfusion, php] -> database server (stores data) [data storage and retrieval is done using databases like oracle, sql server, sybase, mysql] .

The types of tests which can be applied on this type of applications are:
1. User interface testing for validation & user friendliness
2. Functionality testing to validate behaviors, i/p, error handling, o/p, manipulations, services levels, order of functionality, links, content of web page & backend coverage’s
3. Security testing
4. Browser compatability
5. Load / stress testing
6. Interoperability testing
7. Storage & data volume testing

a client-server application is a two tier application.
This has forms & reporting at front-end (monitoring & manipulations are done) [ using vb, vc++, core java, c, c++, d2k, power builder etc.,] -> database server at the backend [data storage & retrieval) [ using ms access, sql server, oracle, sybase, mysql, quadbase etc.,]

the tests performed on these applications would be
1. User interface testing
2. Manual support testing
3. Functionality testing
4. Compatability testing
5. Intersystems testing

01. Application runs in single memory (Front end and Back end in one place)
02. Single user only

01. Application runs in two or more machines
02. Application is a menu-driven
03. Connected mode (connection exists always until logout)
04. Limited number of users
05. Less number of network issues when compared to web app.

01. Application runs in two or more machines
02. URL-driven
03. Disconnected mode (state less)
04. Unlimited number of users
05. Many issues like hardware compatibility, browser compatibility, version compatibility, security issues, performance issues, etc
see friend when we consider the security testing, both application should well secured to internal and external threat.

As per difference in both the applications come where, how to access the resources. In client server once connection is made it will be in state on connected, whereas in case of web testing http protocol is stateless, then there comes logic of cookies, which is not in client server.

More for client server users are well known, whereas for web any user can login and access the content, he/she will use it as per his intentions.

so, there are always issuses of security and compatibility for web application.


#101 Ranjith kumar

This one very useful to me.it’s nice one

Thanks for details.

#102 nodeen

how to do load testing manually? without any testing tools? is it possible?can anybody give sample of the testcases ?

#103 nityasri

thnks for providing useful info on web testing. its really nice.
can anybody explain web testing wit a simple example?


#104 shainaz

nice article i got lots of information from this article

#105 shainaz

very nice article………….

#106 Raju

thnks for providing useful info on web testing. its really nice.

#107 vivek

I have recevied useful information about testing artical.

#108 Vinod

Its give very useful information for fresher level. Can is it possible to expand information for Exp level?

#109 kaushal shah

my name is kaushal shah and i have good manual testing knowledge and i am looking for good job in mumbai pune or banglore so can u please help me.. i also know the automation tool like winrunner ..so please help me to find out good jog with good scale….
please anybody can help me then do not hesitate to write me in mail…

#110 Preeti

hi, excellent article, learnt a lot. I need to know security test cases where Credit Card or any type of Payment is there in e-commerce product. Waiting for ur ans

#111 magesh

Hi, Superb article i learned a more from this and also i need more information about cookies testing,How to test cookies testing,please advice us.

#112 s saritha

very useful infomation..
Thanks a lot….
Pls tell me abt cookies testing..

#113 swarna

I m new to webtesting

#114 sai krishna

very useful information about web browser testing. really its very much clear. i need information about mobile browser testing. can anyone give me the information abt it?

#115 bright

How can I write test cases for fields in a web page that have the same inputs and outputs. The difference between them is the names. Do I have to write all testcases for each field or Can I group them. Thanks!

#116 swetha

Hi all,
I want to know what are the tools used to validate all the non standard objects in a website

#117 Vijay

I am new to web testing, how to develop test cases to cover all these.


#118 Lopa

This is the best article i ever read on web testing.The whole website is filled with real time articles.
Thanks so much.

#119 rahul

Manully its quite complicated to identify non standard object in any web site..you need to use any automation tool..best to use QTP..
I hope u got wt u meant..for more info ping me back

#120 hitesh shah

I want open source functional testing tool for web application . pl write me tool name which i can download.

#121 Meghmala

How I test performance of web application?
If company has single tester then how he/she will do whole testing? please help me.

#122 Bala

Hi ,
i am working as a tester in web application field.Manually testing websites and taking screenshot then put it an Excel sheet, it is taking too time to test the each and every function. So please help me is there any tool to test the websites in the quick time?

#123 jhenz

Hello Vijay,

I was able to save the material and have checked the main points. It’s a bit disappointing though, because I wasn’t able to find certain “models” I’ve previously encountered, like for example the K-model, A-model, L-model… but am not sure if they’re really existing in the testing world or just a made-up. I happened to encounter these terms when I took online tests about testing. I really have no idea what these models are all about.

In fact, the one mentioned in the material are what I know about. Is there really such models as K, A and L (or others)?

What about terms like “invasion” or “non-invasion”, and not to mention “stub” and “smart monkey”? Are they really using these terms on daily basis? I mean, these terms are so alien to me. Hope you could enlighten me on this one.

Thank you and more power!

#124 Meghmala

Hi all ,

Please tell me which tool is best for performance testing. Also that tool should support higher versions of IE. Also give me contact details.

#125 sangeetha

I am new to qtp.Can anyone please let me know how to calculate the load time for the web page using qtp . I need to prepare the time statistics report of how much time it tooks to load when I click any link or button or icon in my webpage.

Thanks in advance..waiting for ur reply… my mail id sangeetha.cse@gmail.com

#126 mahalakshmi

Best article i ever read on web testing. Its so simple and easy to understand. I would like to know which automated tool wil make our job easy to test web application.? Also i would like to know the future of Mobile testing ? is the experience of manual testing in Web application enough for performing Mobile testing ?

#127 sanjay

Ur information is indeed very helpful.Can u please tell me ,hw can we perform cookie,html &css testing.

#128 SREE


#129 Srinivas

Mr Vijay,

That Great Vijay, It is a very nice notes. You know this is a informtive for all freshers. and I cant explaing in words about this notes. It is simply very very very good.

Pls some post how to test a web application in QTP. For Example if want to test a naukri.com in QTP. How can I. Pls Tell. I’m waiting for u r valuable and precious notes.

#130 Narayan

This is really good informative session.

#131 Shahid

Really a nice site for getting knowledge about testing

#132 Prem

This is a very useful articles…….

#133 vijay bhaskar

its a usefull article.thanks a lot.now iam going to test the e-commerce application.Can u give the details how to test the creditcard and its related modules.

#134 Krish

Hi All…

User Acceptance Testing…is a testing by the cleint’s team at the end of testing before the code goes to production. The main AIM of this testing is Testing the Major functionality of the application is functioning as per User Acceptance Criteria (the functionality should be derived from the Requirements, based on the importance)…For UAT also testers can write the test cases (not exactly writing test cases..just picking up the major functionality test cases from the Test Cases you have prepared for execution, and giving them to the UAT team along with the screenshots for those test cases and proper data used)

#135 Krish

Hi All,

Please correct me if i am wrong…

There is no difference between these two…Because in testing terminology Build is the term used for particular code for that particular release…Once build (or code)goes to production, then we call it as Version…

#136 Krish

Hi All,

For performance testing, the best tool can be used is LOADRUNNER…

Web testing and mobile testing is totally different. Web testing experience may be helpful for testing web applications, but not for Mobile Testing…

Testing methodologies are same for all kinds of applications but the domain knowledge is different from each other…

Please find more details about mobile wireless testing from the below link:


#137 Krish

Office SharePoint Server2007.

Its just a server where you can upload, download, create, delete uploaded files…like yahoo…

Please get the book from the below link and go through it..if it is not proper please reply back me…


#138 Krish

Testing Levels or positions involved in testing:

Junior Test Engineer-> Software Test Engineer->Senior Test Engineer (Test Analyst)->Test Team Lead-> Senior Test Lead->Associate Manager->Manager-> Senior Manager->Delivery Unit Lead…..

#139 chandu

lot of useful information

#140 yogini

Hi everyone,

Yes this has also proved very useful for me.
very nicely wrote and covered as much points as possible. I am regular visitor of this site and found it truely useful to me. thanks, thanks a lot .
keep writing such article for future correspondance.

#141 Yash.

It is not at all useful site please dont waste you’r time according to me

#142 sathish

our web application development started now prototype design is going on.so what are the steps to be taken now for testing

#143 arjun

i just can say wow it’s very usefull

#144 Edward Herrera

Is a very useful information, and a very nice article. Could you post some references, as books or papers that you have read to get this knowledge?
Which book do you recommend for starting to learn more about web application testing. Thanks

#145 Toronto IT

Nice article thank you!

#146 Prasad

Hi ,

Thanks for evrything that you hav provided , this is really fantastic article . expecting more from you like this .

#147 Manoj

Simply too good

#148 Sonali

Let me know the possible test cases for a web site having multiple logins at same time.

#149 Deepak jhalani

Great ! in software testing and website testing

#150 Pavan

excellent information. Thanks

#151 mandyd

thanks for sharing

#152 ANIL


I have read this artical very carefully & learned many things from this. Thanks for giving such a greate knowledge in very simple words which can’t be possible even one can read book because launguage in books are difficult to understand.
Thanks again


#153 Devi

very nice article. thank you so much for such useful material.

#154 Shitanshu

Excellent work

#155 venny

could you please tell me the test case format for website testing.Its a backend testing(admin part ,not database).

#156 Jitendra Rawat

This works ….dude , Thankxxxxxxx

#157 Kamlesh Sharma

really great information … thx a lot !!!

#158 Dnyaneshwar Raut

Hi ,

Thanks for everything that you have provided. This is a very useful articles……. :)

#159 dinesh kangabam

What Can I say It is one of the best articles on testing s/w and for new testers

#160 Malav Chauhan

Its really very good article… can u please tell me if i want to start testing of my website from 0 level… then which is the site preffereble for that ?

#161 anup paudel from nepal

these comments and article is very useful for me

thanks a lot.

please provide me the way to test the web application as i am a fresher one in testing field.

#162 Raghavendra


superb site

#163 Rakesh

This information is very helpfull for me…………..
Can u explain me abut the Interface Testing in details….

Thank you…

#164 jammy brignanza

Can you please explain what is “Validate your HTML/CSS”.
i need to know more about the security testing like other than sql injections where the application is hacked and the datas are lost. this has happened with one of my websites although there were validations with sql injections.
do help me out ..awaiting for your positive reply.

#165 Ramesh

Give brief explanation on manual testing

#166 Ramesh

explain this statement pasting internal url directly into browser address bar without login.and give some examples

#167 Anil Kumar

Its realy a good site after reading this complete testing regarding web application my confident level increases after reading this article i got job. Really its nice one every tester has to this basic…..

#168 Shakil

Hello ,

I am going for an interview soon for testing. This article explained a lot to me. Thanks so much for the info. Keep up the good work. Your helping a lot of people out there.

#169 uma mahesh


its really provides an good information. its help a lot for me

Thank You,

#170 uday

Excellent, Thankyou

Hope we’ll get a lot of information in your next articles

“knowledge is power”

#171 Veena

Excellent information about Web Testing.
Thank you Very Much.

#172 Suchismita

It’s really a very good site for web application testing.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with every one.

#173 Suchismita

It’s really a very good site for web application testing.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with every one. Expecting more from you.

#174 Suresh

Very Good Testing Comments!!!
Thank You.

#175 Jaya

Very good post, covers each and every point of website testing ,i.e. web application testing.

#176 John

Hello Sir,
I have got recruited in a S/W company as a fresher and the domain they have allocated for me is TESTING.Since i don’t have any idea about Tools and all ,will it be easier to learn and work on it without going for any Courses.Please do reply me Sir.
Thank You .

#177 sreeni


This articale is awesome and fantastic.!!!1

#178 Sofsparx

please help me find a tool for testing web applications

#179 stalin.k

Kindly send how to test web based application in manual

#180 Hari

Extremely valuable site for web tester !!!
More strength in all the articles.., easily can implement in practical way..,

#181 vivek

This is really helpful tutorial…………Thanks a lot.

#182 Muhammad Zahangir Alam

Excellent document.
It is really very helpful for new one in testing.

#183 Amit C

Nice Article

Thank you.

#184 Amit C

Nice Article on Web based testing..


#185 pooja bharathan

very nice article for beginners in software testing….

#186 Abhijit


I think answer of 8 is incorrect. Correct answer is C. Exhausitive testing is not possible. Plz correct me if i am wrong.

8. Exhaustive Testing is

a) Is impractical but possible
b) Is practically possible
c) Is impractical and impossible
d) Is always possible

Ans C and not A

#187 Mehul Solanki

what an informative site… i am really thankful for this. as i’ve said before, i have learned a great deal on these infos. again, a lot of thanks!

#188 Leela

Very Informative and useful.Thank you.Expecting more articles from ur real time experiences

#189 sangram

pls give more clear description on session check & cookies test.
this doc is very useful for tester………. thanks
Regards ——Sangram

#190 Rajendra Samal

useful Information I can suggest u to go with this…

Rajendra Samal.

#191 Kiran

your material is really informative. i would like to know more abt testing right from A to Z in testing can u refer some book or some site or some material. Thank You

#192 manivannan.p

good, needed crisp details given about web testing..
informative and good to understand..

#193 sriram

I just wanted to know more about how to do Interface testing
Thanks a lot

#194 Deepa

I really like you article. It is very organized and very nicely explained. It doesn’t seem like u have only 2 yrs of web testing.

I would love to see more of ur article on testing various application.

#195 Kiran

Very useful for the guys like me

#196 Haneen

very useful summary of Application testing,,
puts one in the right way…. THANK YOU

#197 Abhilash

very useful for web testing………. thank you

#198 Krishna vintoh

very useful tutorial………….

#199 vijayalakshmi


Does Istqb certification is considered in U.S.Do the companies look in to certification before giving the job.


#200 BrittanyM

Ya, I’m so thankful for ur information.

#201 Eduardo Pelitti

Great info thanks! It’d be great to see some visual examples.

Has anyone published any books on the subject?


#202 biplob dnath

Is We application having nested folder structures cannot be tested cause the scanners(tools for testing) cannot scan for testing??
Plz reply urgent to my Mail -Id: biplob.nath@yahoo.co.in


Very Useful Information … Thank you

#204 Sagar

Hi, I am working as web test engineer. So my doubt is that is it a good career? Or should I search for new domain?

#205 zaib

Hi, thanks for this useful imformation you provided.. my site is basically designed for shopping and have 100s of links of different brands to shop.. could you please tell me what would be the best tool for testing? and I need to check all the links which are more than 500 ..do i hav to check them manually by pasting it on URL link or any tool available there to check all the links by typing the main URL? wud appreciate your response

#206 Satya

Hi Vijay,

The article is very informative and easy to understand. Please keep up posting the related articles.

#207 srikanth rudrangi


I am a Testengineer in a MNC company. Our team is planning to migrate one of the existing .NET application to sharepoint. can i have the checklist to test the sharepoint. where i can get detailed information on this. please help me its very important

#208 Rohit


this article is very easy to understand and useful to every test engineers.

Rohit, QA engineer.

#209 GodwinQA

Hello everyone!!!
Hope u all doin great… There is no doubt that is site was an awesome infomative one for all of us(QA).

Can anyone pls tel me the best certification that i can do in software testing?

Thanks & Regards,

#210 Sabyatha

Thanks a ton…. That was a wonderful piece of info. It helped a lot.

#211 nishanth

Hey bro, thanks a lot for posting such a valuable resource.
Being a fresher i had no idea abt web testing, but it was your article on web testing that fetched me a job. U r the sole reason for my knowledge on W.T, keep up the good work bro,


#212 Vikas Sharma

awesome man!!

#213 Uma

Hi Vijay,

Thank you so much for the very detaied and easy to understand information.

#214 Arjun

which tool should i use for wesites testing?…I have no idea about testing ….please tell me how to start testing profession.. Fresher

#215 vamsi


very useful information thanks a lot when ever
by reading that v cn face interview.
now i cm to know the xact web testing
in security testing there r some test cases xlent


Describe what and how you will test a web page that accepts user’s information :
(first name, last name, email address, password, phone number)
and creates a user account using the email address and the password.

plz reply the descriptioon asap….. thankyou….:)

#217 Niraj

thanks a lot it helped me.but i want to know regression testing aspects for web applications.

#218 Arun

very useful information

#219 vikas

very useful information thanks a lot when ever
this article is very easy to understand and useful to every test engineers.
vikas jain

#220 Razia

Hi all I am new to this QA I am taking class now. My question to you how you will get a job with out any working experiences before.Please let me know

#221 Amrin

Hello Viijay,

Thats an awesome article covering the entire basics on web testing. I’m really glad 2 have read your wonderful article and looking forward for more such articles.

#222 D Priya

Hi Vijay,
Information u gave for Web Application Testing is very useful. 2 Tier & 3-tier architecture concept is helpful.

Can u tell me any freeware tools to automate test for a website developed in PHP. I do not have any information on selenium tool, could u please provide information on Selenium


#223 murali

u hv done a very good job this information is useful for every test engineers keep going thank u

#224 Gangadhar Gouri

In links section we should add – linked page that does not exist


Thanks for the information provided, really it is very usefull for me and helped a lot in getting the knowledge regarding web testing

#226 Saima

thanx for such compact & useful article….
plz explain the get and post methods in web based app

#227 Ambika

Good Article..really helps :)

#228 Rajat

This was very usefule information try to provide some automated tool also which is useful for web based technology.

#229 aidan

Thanks for a great post!!
You have just saved my bacon!! :P

#230 UshaMurali

hi thanks for this website i got a great knowledge abt the web based application testing, and security testing of web based application.

#231 Arun

Thanks for explain web testing in simple and easy way understand.

#232 Snehasish

please tell me details about web testing……… and let me know the interview questions asked over web testing…….please help me

#233 Balaji

Really sweet and short.

Beginners can understand easily.

Need more about non functional testing in web application

#234 Mayasen

Very nice work man. Keep updating.

#235 Mayasen

In Security testing we can also check,

# By direct pasting the link

# Login as one user and paste the link of another user

# Logout the session, use browser BACK button and try the access

# On view source, it should not display the scripts. (only html code can allowed to display)

# Password field should not allow the user to copy or paste data

#236 Aleksey Nudelman

A web site load tester tool at http://csharpcomputing.com/LoadTester will calculate web site response time and throughput as a function of the number of simultaneous users. Chart the results displaying statistical errors

#237 s@i

hi Mayasen,

It a very intersiting point what u have mentioned above,t very great

Hi i m wrk as tester now and i new to Web testing can you please provide me the details of the Web testing and in which secniaros we can find the bugs and is there any points like what you mave mentioned above points. Please give me information


#238 Balaji Galla

In web site testing,

1. Block the cookies in internet options, many websites doesn’t work
2. Check for error console and java script console. Many website (Popular websites) report error objects…

#239 jackie

really nice. thanks a lot!

#240 Mayasen

Hi sai,
Thanks for you interest.

Addnl things wat i want to share:

# There is no generic way in testing a web application. It may differs from one application to another.


If you are going to test a simple web page with some basic applications like blog, forum, etc. There won’t be much typical functionality, so just check basic functionalities, usability and compatibility.

If you are checking some social networking application, you must perform compatibility test. Because now a days lot of toolbars are available on site based (orkut/fb…). If the end user is passionate about the site, surely he/she will search for best toolbar for that site (regardless of browser). On such case we cant judge the user’s browser.

# On usability, your system should be friendly for both mouse and keyboard. Coz based on the people’s profession and practice they are majorly addict with specific input device.

Eg: Designers will majorly use the mouse, hardware based peoples majorly play with Keyboards, beginners or Non-IT people will use both.

#241 Mayasen

Maintaining consistency among the site is more important. This only please the user to stay in your site for longtime and to suggest others.


# Title font: Style- Size – Color – Location – Alignment
# Text font: Style- Size – Color – Location – Alignment
# Images: Border – Size – Position – Resolution

For tables:
# Pagination: Number of items per page – Pagination style – Alignment – Color – Font(text/image)

# Link color: Before and after click
# Link opening style: In same window/new window/new resized window

# Cursor style for links
# Cursor style for pop-up image/links
# Cursor style on text and other elements

#242 Mayasen

For typical e-com site:

# Check the display options (images-contents-price-etc.)

# Zone based Pricing (Eg: some product should display for US, some are only for south Asia)

# Encryption of link and date while sending them to payment gateway (third party)

# In URL, expect main page’s names all other items should be encrypted

# Handling of sending/receiving data to/from third party page (Eg: Payment gateway)

# No cookies should save the sensitive records

# All cookies must be encrypted

# Privileges of registered (login) user and unregistered (guest) users must be handled properly

#243 Mayasen

Suggestions about User Messages in web application:

# All success messages should be displayed with Green color – Bold face (Don’t use all caps/Italics/underline)

# All failure messages should be displayed with Red color – Bold face (Don’t use all caps/Italics/underline)

# All alert message should be thrown in a pop-up window with “OK” button. (Which is the best way to alert the user attentively)

# Error / Confirmation message should be displayed in the respective page only. Confirmation or error message in pop-up is not advisable.

# Maintain consistency in the message displaying area.

Eg: If you are showing the error/confirm message at the top of the page, then maintain the same all over the system.

# Message focus should be maintained consistently.
At the bottom of the page you are clicking the “Submit” button for a form and confirmation/error message is displaying at the top of the form. Then move the page focus to top of the page to show the confirmation/error message to the user.

#244 kanwaldeep


I am new to this site. And I am really very impressed with above article. This is very useful to me, as I am a web-application tester.


#245 chetan

can u tell me the steps how to follow in web testing by giving one example (possible if screen shots)

#246 Mayasen

Hi Chetan, #248

Already such tips and methods are explained in comment numbers 239,243,244,245 and 246. I am sorry to say, here there is no option to upload file, so we can’t share screen-grabs.

If you’ve any specific requirement, feel free to query. Surely we’ll discuss. Because lot of knowledgeable people are there in this forum, so i hope that we can get good and best suggestions.

#247 Kanwaldeep


Could anybody tell me how much SQL commands knowledge is important for website testing and where we can use them while testing a web based application?

#248 celine

hai very useful site, thanks a lot

#249 Girish

Thanks for a great tutorial.

#250 celine

can any one tell the practical guidence for web based testing

#251 Madhuri

Thanks for a great tutorial.

#252 venkatareddy


I am very happy ,thanks a lot,
it is very useful for all SOFTWARE ENGINEERS……..


#253 Jathin Mallya

Please can one tell me more on Checklists????
What actually are those??

Is it it that we mark (Make a note of that these are the testings we do on the S/w or Apllication)
PLease suggest, and this doc from Vijay is helpful a Lot :-)

#254 Abhinay m sangli

hi, this is abhinay here i completed my BE in ISE 2009 pass out and am persuing software testing course this website really helpful i got so mani new things from this website thank u so much….

#255 ramu

Hi this is good application guide for web based application, I would like to know what types of testing done for web based what and all not done for client_server based applications. Suggest me which sites are good for telecom domain, My company got few projects on telecom domain and moreover we are not familiar with telecom domain. I will let you now the difference the way the web based will test and client-server based test.

bye……………………. Have a nice day


amaziing stuff
mind blowing
thums up

#257 Amit Dhar

Perfect information i was looking for. Excellent work.

#258 Tanu

This is really a nice forum and excellent information in web testing.
Special thanks to Vijay , Mayasen and others.
If any one can provide the steps/check list for Security and URL test in web application.
I have one more query; what are the checking you perform in web server and DB server. (as my understanding is the above checklists are mostly performed in client system).
Appreciate your help.

#259 Mayasen

Welcome Tanu.

Few more tips:

# Check the URL’s encryption. Except main page all other branches and sensitive pages should be encrypted in URL

# Check the Cookies, all sensitive cookies should be removed automatically when the application get closed

# Sensitive information stored in the cookies must be encrypted

# For authentication kind of site, the cache must be cleared on exit

# If we edit the cookies while the application is on run, then it should not affect the system; instead it should restore its original (proper) state when the next action happens in the application

# All password and user’s sensitive information transaction should be encrypted

# Encryption should be in the simple way to identify. Typically it should be the mix of special characters, numerals and alphabets(both cases A/a)

# Folder level access should not be allowed. Eg: if the url opens a page inside a specific folder, then if any one deleted the file name and tried with that folder name should not be able to open that folder

# Internal and external IP address mapped with the URL should be secured.

#260 Tanu

Thanks Mayasen,

The above steps really cleared my doubt. It would be great if you provide me a real time example and how you practically perform those steps.


#261 Tanu

Please ignore my above questions. As other links in this site explains every thing in detail.
This is an excilent site…. I Love it.

#262 hari k

hi tanu This is an excilent site…. I Love it.

#263 Madhavi

Hi all,
This web site is very helpful. I need to know what are the problems the testers faced during cross browser testing? Are they going to test the application with different versions of same browser and different browsers on the same box? Please let me know..Thanks in advance.

#264 akila

It is very userful.. i need tool for web test

#265 Kishore

Really nice. very useful..Thx a lot ^_^

#266 shravan

hi i liked this site.. it has excellent information that useful for all testers…

#267 venkata priyanka

This site is very helpful for freshers.It is very understandable to everyone.

#268 sunitha

Really it is good… we will get many Theoritical information in many places but sharing practical experience lik this is really helpfull…..


#269 Mayasen

Recently we faced one new kind of issue in cookies testing. During the time of testing an application (ASP.NET/IIS 7/MS-SQL 2008/XP-SP2) i found a expiry time of cookie (authentication cookie) get varied from browser to browser.

In Firefox it shows 3hrs; for the same time period in IE (6.0/7.0/8.0), Opera 10.6, Chrome 5.0, Safari – it shows 1 hr time period.

#270 sunitha

How we can find cookie expiry time…
Actually i am writing my first test plan for website testing may be your answer will mean a lot for me Mayasen……

#271 Ranjith

Hi frds……….
Let me introduce my self , I am ranjith working as a Test engineer since 2007, I am completely in to IVR(Interactive Voice response) Applications here we test application using sip voip phones it is completely in to VUI(voice user interface)… Now I what to work on GUI application (either Web, Windows)…Please helpme any one, where do i start testing for web applications..
I have lot of doubts..like
1)fist will we test GUI or Functionality..
and I read the above article it is too good,
2) How do we test spellings and sentence formations in pages.
3) How do we test Each page will they give any snap short for that page as per we do our testing or any other approaches…
Please help ASAP thanks in advance

#272 Mayasen

Hi Sunitha (#274)

For IE 8, Press F12 -> Cache -> View Cookie information (Information will get opened in IE Browser)

For IE 6, Tools -> Internet options -> Browsing History settings -> View files -> (Temp internet files) there you can find that cookie file

For Firefox, Tools -> Page info -> Security -> View Cookies (By selecting the appropriate cookie file name, you can find the expiry time)

#273 Sunitha

Thanks Mayasen…. actually 1st time am trying this testing on my own… lets me understand this little more later if i get doubt which then i vl come back to you thanks for ur basic info:)

Hi Ranjith,
As i have already told i am planning for website testing first time and collecting all the info, whatever info i get , if i feel that helps you, i vl share with you , give me some time:)

#274 Mayasen

Welcome sunitha. Surely will help you.

#275 Mayasen

Hi Ranjith (#275)

# 1. Functionality testing will be the first level

# 2. Basically we people are using some readers for spell and grammar check. Typically user only provide all the textual information, developer won’t change them. They simply copy-paste the item. Possibly the typo error will come only on the messages, button, page titles, etc.

# 3. Based on SRS (Software Requirement Spec) our business people will prepare the BRS. On that time the project’s functional spec get designed by the managers. That doc will help you to test the each and every page and its functionality.

#276 Ranjith

Thank you very much both of u Sunitha and Mayasen…

I am looking for u r further help…..

#277 Mayasen

Sure ranjith. You are welcome.

#278 Ranjith

hi sunitha, when u r going to start web testing plz let me know……..if u don’t mind at this mean time what ever u have collected the info for the project, if could u share with me that will be very help full to me. this is my mail id ranjithks@assyst-international.com, ranjithkumar_s@yahoo.co.in., Once u send that doc’s i will go through that and will give inputs any uncleared requirements and different thoughts to u…
Hi Mayasen, If u don’t mind if u have any small web app testing projects plz share with me..it will be more and more help full to me… now i am on bench until we get new project i want use this time very effectively…
thanks in advance… both of u

#279 sheikh sohag hossian

Relay vary good information for us who to be website tester.

#280 shubhangi

please give guideline to test website

#281 shubhangi

Please guidene me how to test website

#282 vish

@shubhangi: Pls let me what type of web application or website you are going to test, also what sort of testing you need to perform. Mail me all your queries: bishalchaperia@gmail.com

Many Thanks

#283 Sunitha

Hi Ranjith,

rite now i have prepared one checklist which covers almost all types of basic testing….that i can share with u.
you are telling now u have bit free time so try to find out some tools which vl be helpfull for website testing (like spelling check, broken link etc….) and share with me :-)
1.i have to test dynamic data in my website , for dynamic data we are using WCM tool… if u have any idea of how dynamic data can be tested with 3rd paty website(webservise testing)..what if , while testing 3rd party websiteis not available?
2. Now i am planning to starting testing by page wise(i.e in each page that cheklist needs to be executed ) , but we have requirement doc also, so plz tell me from ur exp which approch is good executing chk list or writting scenarios from req doc??

#284 Mayasen

Hi Suni, (#286)

For first run go ahead with the requirement spec. and then with your checklist.

Reg dynamic data you can use either web service or can handled by the code itself. It depends on your proj requirements.

#285 sunitha

am not clear….:( k let me try…
u do one thing insted of answering my quest …
u only tel me what u have done in website testing, which might help me:) …
Not urgent , reply when u r free…..

#286 rajesh

Hi all,

Would you please let me know… is there any open source tools for D2K from supports application -Client server and Web application…

Thank’s & Regards,


#287 rajesh

Hi all,

i Would like to know and kindly let me know… is there any open source tools for D2K from supports application -Client server and Web application…

Thank’s & Regards,


#288 ivreddy

Very Good information. Easily understandable.

#289 Aravind

Thanks a million for sharing your experience.



#290 Rishi keshavan

Please guidene me how to test website

#291 @shashank

I am new to this site. And I am really very impressed with above article. This is very useful to me, as I am new to web-application testing. so,plz if any body can guide me on web portals testing and if possible some test cases related to it, i’ll be very thankful to those who could help me asap..if possible send it to(shashank.raju076@gmail.com)

#292 @shashank

I am new to this site. And I am really very impressed with above article. This is very useful to me, as I am new to web-application testing. so,plz if any body can guide me on web portals(dummy) testing and if possible some test cases related to it, i’ll be very thankful to those who could help me asap..if possible send it to(shashank.raju076@gmail.com)

#293 Snehasish

Mayasen Please let me know what type or sorts of tests we have to do in web testing. Actually i have joined a web developing company. So i am get confused what i have to do. Please send me test case along with website if possible at :- snehasish.career@gmail.com .Please its urgent.


#294 Mayasen

Sure. Will try to send soon. Same time check all the comments in this page, so that you can get some additional info.

#295 saravanan

its very..very good

#296 Hema

Hi I am new to this website. The information on this website is really helpful.

#297 mak

Snehasish exactly i have same situation which u have. if u get the same,kindly mail to me at this address:
thank you in advanced!!

#298 Sonia Val

excellent post thanks

#299 Snehasish

Ya sure #303mak i will send you.

#300 Gauri

This artical of webapplication testing is realy gng to be usefull for me to continue my carrier in this field. Requet you to plz update the new ways n details of web application testing manually. I would like to ask you a question that – in small companies where we have to decide up till what level the website should get tested, so how deep it is neccessary to test the web application? What all must get covered? Waiting for your reply. It would be good if I get the reply on my mail Id.

#301 jeeva

I am new one to this site….. I would like to ask which is the best testing domain to choose…I am waiting for your reply… plz reply on my mail id..

#302 Nagarajan


This is very useful information for tester who do web testing. Good post.

#303 Valeria

Thank you so much.
Very helpfull and easy to understand article.

#304 sri hari

i dont know the web testing plz send me the full length of web testing metirial

#305 sunita

This article is really helpful…its so nicely explained..

#306 Manivannan

really helpful

#307 Nilesh Navadiya

Thanks …for keep this usefull information on the site..

#308 nandini

hiii i am nandini.. i have not learned testing but worked as a manual game tester.. bt i want to learn testing.. so can anyone suggest me that which is the best tool to learn and which type of testing is better to find a job soon.

thanks in advance…

#309 Rahul Honakande

Very useful information on web testing….

Thank You….

#310 Sha07geek

Hi ppl! very glad to see this site.. vry informative & useful, i’m new to testing, dont knw evn a bit of it. lemme knw ne ebookz or matrls 2 lrn mch & qck

#311 Vishwakumar

Really nice post.
To the point and also covered all the points.

#312 Savitha

Very useful info.
Could you please help me answering the below questions for UI/GUI Website testing manually

1. What are the chanllenges in testing GUI application manually

2. How do you test manually
a) Links
b) Images
c) Banners
d) Flash
e) Javascript and plugin

3. Popular Interview questions for GUI Website testing & Blackbox manual testing

4. How do you test the web pages or UI/GUI Website testing

#313 sandip supekar

good sir

#314 sandip supekar

tell me the easy way to learn automation tools

#315 Raj

its a good one i am really enjoyable……..

#316 Roshna

The information is very useful….
Thx to all those who hv provided the great information

#317 ABDUL

nice… its very good for new TESTRs
Thanks a lot….

#318 B@l@

Hi….its a superb information to upgrade beginners like me…

#319 shivshankar

Thank u very much for the optimum information which cleared the whole web application testing concept.

#320 Thank you very much guys


#321 nidhi

i am 39 years old MCA having 3 years exp in manual testing right now having a gap of 1 years ….what are my chance to getting of job in testing.

#322 madu

thanks for great article,currently iam in open source web based project, can i apply the same things?, or additional things i need to apply? please let me know.

#323 surendiran

ple send me the software tool to test the web application

#324 Manav

Superb forum..thanks a lot for sharing huge knowledge in this field !

#325 Mamatha

Nice Article…and very useful…Thank You So Much…

#326 Adhil

Hi i am new to this website i have few doubts.. the fifth phase come the performance testing in web testing so will that be done using automation tools or manualy cos some says performance testing cant be done manually..pls clear this doubt for me

#327 Vishwanath

Thanks .

I am fresher in testing domain . In my comany not provided any requirements so how can i test the web application . How can i ensure myself that i am tested product completely without leaving any Bugs in application .

#328 vishal

Hi Vijay,
I am working on website automation testing project using QTP but facing one problem.
Website is simple Content Management System (i.e CMS). My query is as bellow.
Currently I am able to add any record from admin side but then How to check integration of that record in frontend?
For more clear idea, I am giving you an example.
From admin area, I am adding one new record in product section. after added product, that record should be display in frontend in to listing and then while click on that record name it should redirected to product details page.
Now, my query is What should I do to check that title is displaying in listing in frontend or not?
Please note that, I am using data driven also to add record with different different data in page title in admin.

Looking forward for your positive reply.


#329 lord

Thank you am impressed

#330 Priya

Thanks for such a great information…I have 1 question…take for example rediffmail.com we are testing then where all the data is stored(Server that i know)but as such a large data what these kind of site use to store data (SQL or access)

#331 Kalpana

Thank u sooooooooo much for this tutorial.

#332 Aparna


Thanks for the information. When we want to perform compatibility testing ie., browser compatibility and OS compatibility … do we need to have separate set of test cases for each browser testing?

And for OS compatibility, do we need to test the same set of test cases on different systems having different Operating systems?


#333 parag

Hey Vijay,

Ur information are really very usefull to me..well my request to you is can you plz tell me how to do “Integration Testing”. With the help of some example..

Plz Kindly revert me back as soon as possible.


#334 Aman

Nice Article

#335 iqbal

thank you for this informations. I have got to know know many things. Actually I will start my Masters thesis from next semester. I want to work with testing web-based system.i,e: any web based software, online shoping, e-commerce based system, banking system etc. but i have no idea how to do it. I mean how i start. can anyone one help me out that what should i do for it?
thank you

#336 Dias

The post was really helpful.


#337 vivek bhatnagar

awesum article ,thanxs..

#338 Tanuja

Thanks a Lot!! Very Good Article with lots of valuable info…..its really Usefull Thanks a lot!!

#339 arukala venkataramana

Respected sir,
I am pursuing mca final year.I am doing my project title is”finding bugs in dynamic web Applications using combined concrete and symbolic execution with explicit model checking”.
I am requesting u explian me on this topic.

#340 sowjanya


I find this article and also the discussion is very helpful for a person planning career in testing…..
Thanks for such a nice article and my humble request is please continue the good work……it would help a lot of people like me…:)


#341 jaya

Hi this article is really awesome and helpful for each and every testing beginners. we r really thankful to vijay for giving such a nice article.thanks a million vijay :)

#342 jaya

can anyone send me how to write testcases for OS compatibility testing with examples to my mailid jayabharathi31@yahoo.com

thanks a lot

#343 Rajesh


This article defentitely very helpful who are working on web kind of applications,

I don’t know, i feel that in security testing , It would be nice if you give some more information reg. where data should be encrypted and stored in which logs in web applications.

Thanks very much Vijay

#344 lerka

I mean how i start.

#345 Rohit

plz tel me what is process of testing Web application..

#346 chetan

Hi i want to know about how and what company looks for 2 year experienced tester
in the field of
1>automation testing (qtp)
2> web application testing

#347 Krishna Mohan Rao.V

Thank you very much and it is very very useful artical

#348 xyz

Ye sub jut hai

#349 Kiran Shinde

Lovely article . It’s sweet & simple. I have downloaded it . If such simple articles are published then everyone woulld like it.

#350 ravi

Very useful guide on web application testing….
Thank u sooo much

#351 Atulya Krishna

its a nice effort but will be more useful if some guys provide a whole scenario along with the test cases..

#352 s kumar

Very useful guide on web testing…. pls send the details

#353 s kumar

Very useful guide on web testing…. pls send the details

#354 Sainath J

Nice and Very useful guide for web testing
thank you……

#355 Surya

Hi all,
The web testing guide is really excellent and it is helping me out in my work. I am currently working as a tester in a company which is developing websites .
I would like to know if web testing as a career have a growth in my future ? How?

#356 devender

hi ..friends the information you have shared is excellent thank u so much really it helps me a lot

#357 devender

please let me know the test conditions for web based architecture for non functional like sessions r working properly & cookies ,browser …..ets, please give me the response.

#358 sakshi


#359 Lino

Awesome work by u and ur team… Hats off 2 u…

If possible, please share what all questions are mostly asked in an interview.


#360 Sandeep Undare

very usefull information for web testing in my last company same problames cames in web testing…..

so this notes is very usefull…….




#361 shyam

Very useful guide. Thank u for good info

#362 Vinay

Was very useful for me as I just started my testing career….Thank you Vijay

#363 Nilesh

This is a great article. Thank you very much though I was aware of this information in bits and pieces. But, this is the place where its collated well nicely put under one title.

#364 David

This is a very useful and clear article. Thanks a lot. =)

#365 chandra madhab

what is web testing

#366 Sivasubramanian

Thank you so much for this useful article.

#367 Dhruvi Sharma

it is really very helpful guide

#368 Klod

Thanks a lot.

#369 suchitra

what is the best Load Test tool for web application.how to choose

#370 Alex

I have one question. I am…?

#371 Alex

This is a great articel. It is the best way to learn, how to test web application.

Very good Job

#372 ajay kumar

Awsm article Dear
Best Way To Learn Web Testing.

#373 abdul rehman

Realy very good points explained…

#374 Himanshu

hey hi,
very useful information.But want more information abt web testing please provide it…

#375 Anvesh Reddy

Hi Vijay..

Very Nice Article…
Best Way To Learn Web Testing.

Thank You so much for posting…

#376 Ankit Ajmera

This is very useful guide to understand web testing.
one more thing want to know:-how u can compare system browser with mobile browser.

#377 kavi

it is very useful for IT student.

#378 gal

Thank’s Very useful and helpful article!

#379 sneha

Please write about cookies testing

#380 Jitendra Bhande

I tried it while Testing a Web site in my office,hope it will help :
Tests for a web site (Generic tests/check list)
Manual Testing coverage
*color combinations used for page body,logos,arrows,menus etc.
*thoroughly check all the Spellings used on page
*check for any gramatical mistake as such
*page title must match the information given on page
*the page URL must be proper (avoid abbreviations if any on url)
*check the web site behaviours against varying window sizes (size in pixels)
*Text sizes & fonts must match with specifications/or must be proper(suitable)
*the text box,dropdown lists,radio buttons,buttons etc. must be properly Alligned,
*the text box,dropdown lists,radio buttons,buttons etc. must be properly Sized,
*navigation between menus,pages must be provided properly
*”alt” text must be used for graphical images where ever needed
*there should not be any “Orphan Page ” as such
*check web Sites behaviours against various types of Browser Software(s) & their versions(IE,Mozila,Opera etc.)
*check the web site with disabled ” Plug ins ” (Flash /Java) required navigations and text must work here
*check whether any avoidable scroll bars on web site pages
*Height and width attributes of the web page contents must match Specifications/be Appropriate
*check Print outs of page (use of CSS features such as “@media print” or “@import print” )
* Help menu must be there to guide any new user of web site
* check for the presence of any broken link(s) ie.link is there but either it’s unused or pointed wrongly.(on _click it leads us to page not found)

#381 SEEMA

thanks for sharing details
It is really helpful for me as i m fresher and working on web testing

#382 pradeep kumar

so, good description ,thanks.

#383 rakesh kumar


#384 Amila

very useful, thanks

#385 Jay

Could you please explain in detailweb application penetration testing test cases

#386 Jay

For this perticular scenario like a web application is given and we need perform penetration testing on it and one week time is given for it.

What could be the possible test cases scnarios to find out vulnerabilities. The complete lify cycle. This would really help us.

Thanks in advance.

#387 Mohit Kumar

really very helpful to me

#388 Aarthi


i am a fresher working in a web application can any one send testing materials to corresponding mail id..jkaarthi@gmail.com.

#389 anil yadav

Really nice one……….

#390 anil yadav

what is Orphan Page tell me any………..plz

#391 Michael I.

Hi Folks,

This is the simplest yet very informative way of explaining this article. Explained for beginners yet contents were for professional… Nicely done.

#392 nitin paighowal

hey we are the last year students of computer engineering branch…we r doing project on -“improving testing techniques and reliability for web based applications “…do let us know how to work on it..and where to start…..pls help

#393 from.sekhar

wonderful article ..
Thanks alot..

#394 Soumya

Can somebody plz provide me a tutorial or a study material by which i can have thorough knowledge of web based testing along with the terminologies used and also the scenarios based questions and other interview questions asked for web based testing.
Thanks in advance!

#395 Manu

very nice….tutorial.thnq



#397 Rohit

nice 1…!!!

#398 fdsssssssssss


#399 Anis Halder

Dear Sir,

Please send me some test case on web security testing.

Thanks & Regards,
Anis Halder.

#400 Rajshekhar

can anyone send me the test case samples pls ..

#401 suresh

Hi All,
I’m new for Testing Family and really got full knowledge in Testing by reading this article…Its very helpful for the beginners… And i want to know more about CMS Project and Testing system in those type of Project…

#402 kavitha

very useful information

#403 mano


#404 ind

This is very useful site for beginners to get going. I am going to start as a web tester for loan applications soon. I would like to know what are the important aspects we have to pay attention and how do we achieve it.

Appreciate if any one explain it and send it to my id : ikadoor@yahoo.com

thx a bunch

#405 chandu

Very nice site for testing

#406 Shafqaat

Nice details dear.

#407 3141ali

Thanks, very well written and great info!
Especially liked writing style. Straight to the point and none of those annoying paragraphs at the end of every topic saying “there is much more available on this topic, but there is not room to cover everything bla bla”
good stuff!

#408 Rana

hi, Which one tool is best for testing and easy to use. give introduction about this tool and perfect Details.
only for website testing tool.

#409 Rana

QTP & selenium easy use tool

#410 Sivakumar

yeh its clear…Can u explain everything with some screen shots and also can attach some samples…Can u?

#411 fhfghffghfh


#412 manju


wht is broken links in web application

#413 manju


Plz tell me SSL with example and how to test

#414 anu

how to test printer

#415 poonam

nice one

#416 Anil Patel

hi dear,

very useful ur article information for new web tester.

You have any web testing practicle or video .plz send my email id or send link.

#417 babu

Hi am using selenium ,in my office ..can anyone having knowledge in selenium webdriver ,to clear my doubts..,once i have leanrt that thoroughly , am ready to give a session about the whole selenium for our guys..if anybody plz call back me or mail to :


#418 Ankit Saxena

good work..keep it up.
thanks for providing us information regarding web testing.


its really very useful information..
ur explanation is very very good.. its can easily understand even they are not from same domain.

Thank you so much

#420 Bhakti

Thankx a ton for such useful information of web application testing will include all these points while testing

#421 Manilam

Hi All. nice post . can anyone suggest me what are the future prospects of opening a Application testing company ? i an about to start one soon. just now collecting and connecting with people around the world.


#422 shrinidhi

Hi,please tell me how to test a web browser firefox,what are the factors i have to keep in mind. both manual and automation using vbscript,pls its urgent

#423 shra

This website is the best website I ever been visited….
very useful information.


#424 jerry

very good info but i really wish there is an in-depth notes on web testing especially on writing test cases. what’s the must and musnt on writing test cases.

#425 nag

useful information


#426 Bilal Chandio

The article is quite very use full but their must be a sample for web application testing. One thing more where are the white box and black box testing?

#427 Vijay

Vijay this is really a great material which helps freshers to understand what the web testing is. Thank You from sharing this.

#428 Manzoor

thanx for your information very clear and understanding

#429 Himanshu

Thank for sharing Sir G ! Really very helpful !

#430 useful

about selenium tool ?

#431 Rajiv


#432 Hyoura

Hi, I’m new in this Software Testing subjects..

Can you tell me, what is the best programming language that can be used to create our own Web Testing Tools?

I’m working it for my college final project.. I’m going to create my own web testing tool..

thanks for the advice :)

#433 suhasini

Thanks for such a clear explanation

#434 Saransh

Hi nice description
Even for starters also its providing good guidance
Thanks 4 sharing

#435 ankur

very usefull & in very essy language….

#436 Ishanka

Thanks. It was helpful for me to get idea about Web Application testing.

#437 muktar usman

the explanation is well okay i appreciate it.

#438 Vikas Singh

There is good guide about web testing .I get a chance to tell about this method .Thaks

#439 Ajmal

There is good guide about web testing!

#440 Ajmal

!@#$%^&*()_ HAI HAVE ANICE DAY_)(*&^%$#@!

#441 Suma

Thanks for this imfo..really good stuff to refresh our skils

#442 Maggie

Hi there, I wanted to test several web-based applications in IE9. What kinds of testing should be carried out? Any tips?

Many thanks,

#443 Naveena

Very usefull info for those who want to start their carrier in web testing. I would like to know how to test different components in a web page like web table, images etc are to be checked both manually and using qtp. plz help by providing the info. Thanks

#444 Chandra Kumar Tiwari

Hi Sir I am Chandra Kumar Tiwari, i do the job as a web application tester, i need your help to promote myself in same field, kindly provide a shot note on Web application testing and also how i improve myself.

Thanking You

#445 Gyanendra

Thanks for the informative articles…
It will realy help in testing web applications.

#446 Dola thapa

any one visit my site if comment let us inform

#447 sush

this is perfect guidance….but i m new in this fields..and my company also new…without traning m working on web site testing…so give m more information about web testing.from basic thing also..

#448 kartiki mahadik

i started web testing in mannualy from 15days. i know how can write test cases in ms excel . but i want to know that how can i wriote test cases on flash images. please reply me.

#449 Deepak mane

Thanks very nice information regarding Web Based Testing.But i want to more information for tools like(ETL,QC,TC).

#450 keshav

Great effort..This article is looking more informative..This can be used as refreshment doc for Interviews..Expecting more and more articles from the you :)

#451 ranaji

i think manual testing is best.

#452 Rupalli Jadhav

His is a very gud article for web testing,it is useful for interview,thanks a lot for gave a such nice article ,we want more from u.

#453 simran rai

hi there
can anyone suggest how easy is web testing to learn for those with no technical background.what is web testing?
pls send info anyone at simmi9880@gmail.com


#454 RG

Very usefull info for those who want to start their carrier in web testing.Keep up the good work….

#455 Chandra Kumar Tiwari

Hi Sir I am Chandra Kumar Tiwari, i do the job as a web application tester, I need your help to promote myself in same field. please help me I am very needy person

Chandra Tiwari

#456 shil

how can i do load test


Very very excellent knowledge u have dear, I have used this article in testing webpages in my company and gained a lot of tricks to break an application.Really thanx and appreaciable.All the best and Plz send me this types of useful articles.

#458 p shilpa

how to test a application what are phases in it and how it faces done by the tester

#459 saritha

i am a beginner in testing plz suggest me which topics i need to learn..

#460 lalita

Hi i would like to get some suggestions from you i have no experience in testing. but trying to learn from google search still working on it

can you tell me how to write basic test cases on websites, other (manual testing).

#461 Madhurya

very useful info ,i am working as manual tester, i am a fresher, am going to testing surveys,
please give some ideas on how to test surveys.

thank you

#462 Mahesh

Thank s dear it was very help full, Infact I did hunted this site after interviewer asked me below question.
How many types of testing can be carried out in Web-based application.

Thanks once again

#463 Mahesh

It was very help full , I did hunted this URL after interviewer aksed me the below question:
How many types of testing can be carried out in web application.

Thanks again

#464 Roopashivaiah


#465 Mohab

Amazing what you did there, this is one of the most useful article I have read.

#466 sayali

Total summary of testing is very useful.

#467 arjun babu

This is very useful information. This page is going to be part of my favorites.This website is the best website i ever been visited.
lots of useful information for every one.

#468 danikadain

Thank u so much for ur awesome help line. Timely help.
Awaiting for more details and updates.

All the best.

#469 Kamera

i think manual testing is best. This is very much useful and Thanks for this article, thank you.

#470 otpravka sms

i think manual testing is best.

#471 Hema

It was very helpful.. Thanks for sharing..

#472 BABU


#473 shashi

Thanks a lot for sharing all this information. please keep on updating the article so that we can get more and more knowleadge in terms of website testing….please share about selenium IDE like how to use..? and how to generate test scripts…?

Again Thanks

#474 ravi jaiswal

Hello sir
i am going for a interview . They are asking for web based project testing but i dont know about web load testing.

so is this necessary to have knowledge on web load testing
kindly suggest me about this………

#475 Tejal

Very nice information and very useful site!!!
Thanks a lot :)

#476 siva

Hi dude, very nice to read….

#477 Harshil

ossom block thnk 4 posting this VIJAY

#478 Divya

Thanks a lot for this information on Web app testing.. It’s very helpful easy to understand… Can any of you please tell me top 3 automated tool for Web Application Testing and three main features of that tool.

#479 ali

Hypothesis you plan to test in a Website Development Project?
can any one give ans to this question ?

#480 Monisha

Its really helpful for me to understand how to do web testing. Thanks for your article. hope to see many more articles like this.

#481 Pusparna

Its a really helpful website….I have completed my b.tech in ECE and recently I joined as a Quality Analyst in a company….Currently I am testing web applications. Do I need any tools for my testing purposes? I have not done any training in software testing.

#482 ramya

hi this site is really very useful. i have a doubt is web testing and website testing is same or different

#483 raji

hi..I m working in web based applications..Is it mostly required automation testing for web applications while comparing manual testing?

#484 arjun aswal

will you please tell me how to test HTML and CSS testing?

#485 data center colocation

Great article, i am interested in gaining Web Testing skills..thank you

#486 gagandeep

very helpful for those who are new in testing.
please suggest test cases also

#487 kavisree

Very Very useful
Thank u so much for sharing such a valuable information keep on updating

#488 prasad

This is good site and as well as very useful to freshers

#489 rick'nTW

very helpful, thanks for sharing.. we need more people like you :)

#490 ravi

very nice

#491 gayatri

Its really Nice tutorial. as im starting my career in software testing with website related stuff….


#492 anas

great work

#493 Usha

I learnt so much on how to test a web application in reading ur article.Thank you so much for expanding my views on testing.

#494 aditya

hi vijay,
I really appreciates your work for the testing professionals. The tutorial you provided is crystal clear and very simple to understand.
And thankful to you and all the persons who participates in solving people’s doubt regard testing.
I have a problem regarding test cases i mean to say i don’t know the proper approach to write high level and low level test cases. If u guys are having any test cases documents which you prepared for any website or any software product, kindly forward me at “aditya.soni66@gmail.com”
I am a game tester and want to switch my career to software testing.
thanks and regards

#495 Anu

Hi Vijay and Mayasen,

very good work guys, you both have helped a lot of QAs till more than half way through in the comments, i know its very hard to keep up with all comments. Your dedication is very much appreciated, there are still many open questions which if answered will kind of help all the people who have commented so far .

Please can you take time to reply to them, its to much to ask but helping fellow QAs to get through huddles in their career will be an achievement and appreciation by them.

Looking at comments, people are following your foot steps, you should feel very proud of yourselves.

many thanks


#496 Sonia

Thank you for providing such useful information free if charge. Your site has been very helpful to me.

#497 sunanda

i want information about configuration,compatibility,usability testing

#498 mogu

i like this page . it is very easy to learn.and now have the ideass about this testing.ok i need detailed about qtp with screen shots.

#499 Ruchika

Good description of Web based testing

#500 shameer

very useful…thank you…..

#501 digu

sir i doing diploma in computer i want some information about website testing & why we are test graphics(images)in website.please give me reason.

#502 test


#503 shiva

Really wonderful information’s for the pro testers like me and please continue your good work, just found the website and liked a lot and iam referring to my friends who are into testing

#504 Surender

Hi Sir…….one more thing in security testing is that you logged out and then click on “Back” button from your browser some time its takes you on last page instead of login page.Please correct me if i m wrong.

#505 keerti

Thanks for the information. It was very help full.

#506 Rajeev Kumar

This is best training for the new tester in the market.
Thanks for the testinghelp.com for giving us this precius traing.

#507 ravee

really usual for the beginners who are all in learning

#508 Kiran

Good Article

#509 Hari

can you write the example test cases for each checklist(functionality(links..),usability,interface, browser compatibility….)

#510 Ranjit Singh

nice article.

it helps me while testing my site.

thanks a lot :)

#511 Maheshwarayya

Done great job!!!

#512 Manas

Some more information
-Disable of right click after login ..i.e. if an user is right clicked on the web page after login there are possibility of viewing the page source save the web page or print the web page.
If it is required to enable the right click , then do check that if after saving the web page to pc , if user wants to open that directly double clicking that ,it should not open without credential
-Check for the session timeout
-Check the password is encrypted properly
-check “sql injection ” is disabled or not.

#513 ravi

hi every one somebody please send me the excel for writing the test case for online shopping site

#514 Brightsun

Hi All, Has anyone prepared SOP document for web testing? if you have can you please share the document.

#515 Nitish

Hi all
Can any1 give me idea about the task which is given to me for webtesting as follows:
“As developer I want the system to include configurations for different environments so that I don’t need to handle different configuration files for different environments”
How to test this task???

#516 Kumar

Very nice article….

#517 Saurabh

This is the best work I have seen online.
Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
Really a tremendous effort from your side.
This helped me save my project report.

#518 shrikant

nice article.

it helps me while testing my site.

thanks a lot :)

#519 Puri

Really awesome article!!!The best I have ever went through…..Good job.

#520 prabu

I need a tool for testing a web application.please share me the complete details regarding the tool and installation process.Thanks in Advance.

#521 prabu

send me different kind of books regarding testing to read.

#522 Rick G

great article. much appreciated

#523 Amit

Amazing explanation!



#524 sai

This is the best site i have ever seen but few suggestions from my side. This will be helpful for all of them.
I have seen Qtp Tutorial, Quality center tutorial.
Is it possible keep Manual Testing tutorial step by step, Database testing tutorial step by step,
Load runner tutorial step by step,
Selenium Step by step and
Jmeter step by step

As Manual Testing needs
1. Manual testing
2. Quality center
3. Database testing

Functional Automater
1. Qtp
2. Selenium

Non Functional Automater
1. Load runner
2. Jmeter

#525 me

thanks this helps! using to test some stuff.

#526 ganesh

But still not clear about application server. what is it ? & whats the main function of it ?


Hi everyone my self saritha im fresher in testing.I saw ur article it is really helpfull for me. im beginner also can u help me about diffrent types testing how to do? and test cases how to write each and everything step by step .thanks.bye.my email id speak2sari@gmail.com.

#528 teju

very nice information……

#529 tarun sharma

Hii folks!!!
any one having documents ,notes related to website testing please forward me to my mail id :xstarun@gmail.com…
web testing is kind of specialization in manual testing???

#530 tarun sharma

Hii folks!!!
any one having documents ,notes related to website testing please forward me to my mail id :
web testing is kind of specialization in manual testing???

#531 Lakshmi

Very nice article covering all the aspects of web application testing.

There is a simple typo mistake in this line

Some functionality in your web application is may not be compatible with all operating systems.

I truly appreciate your efforts.

#532 deepanjana

Nice tutorial, thanks a lot.
Can u also explain me the difference between integration and interface testing.

#533 Santosh

Very useful information…..thanks.

#534 vishnu

Hii folks!!!
In an Webapplication So many Navigations (hundread of links)are there .how to test it manually.if we check each and every page it will take so much time. how to test it manually with out using Automation tool.One of the interviewer asked me.(dont use Automation tool).Can you please tell me the answer.

#535 srikar

Vijay, this is very nice article.this is really helpful for me. thanks a lot.

#536 purvesh

sir,i m as a fresher from where i can start to learn about the testing?please sugges me…

#537 Patel

Your efforts are really appreciate.

#538 Kalapi QA

i was learn automation tool selenium and webdriver but i didnt find appropriate company right now i am working as manual tester.. so have you any better option..

And real this article is simply best….

#539 technoidog

While the docs here on testing help to put the tasks of software engineering into perspective, I certainly want to raise a point regarding all of this alleged insight. There has been a pop-up added into the template for this site’s code generation, that the user comes to know, once they have scrolled it’s articles end. The pop-up becomes obvious by a “Recommended Reading” (RR) box that attaches itself to the lower right bottom corner of an interactive window. However, after clicking on the ‘x’ in the RHS of the RR Box, the box will not go away! It recedes, and continues on in a minimal contracted form. Well, I’m not going to try to impose an external project manager strong hand, however, such behaviour is wrong!

Go ahead, try it yourself. And, then (especially) continue on to print/save the page in PDF. The bloody box is still there, even with the FS committed data! It’s especially annoying when a user didn’t notice the situation initially, and had generated several such documents. They end up with several docs, that all have a RR box predominately overwriting the information that they are interested in.

Such behaviour should have failed tests within a Functionality, Usability, Interface, Web Applic Test Suite, in lieu of actual user reporting, don’t ya’ll think? Try practicing what you’re trying to preach here! Where can I file a bug report? Oh, your site doesnt’ even allow for such feedback? What’s going on here?

#540 kailas

Very useful web testing document………

#541 srini

First of all i convey my greetings and thanks to this author to build and frame a perfect document about the web application testing,but still i feel few gray areas and a gap found in this document the scenario like servers side testing and cross platform testing etc .Need much more clarification and better view explanation on this scenario i mention above.Apart from this is the perfect document for beginners to start to learn about testing terms and terminology ,


#542 B.S SrinivasaRao

Really awesome article!!! this is very useful for my web Apps. testing……Good job.

#543 hema

ur tip will be very useful for me

#544 babu

~A client-server app is about to go on web., How we use selenium webdriver in testing the application before going on web?

#545 Altchar

Can someone give me an example of test cases please email me here altchar11@gmail.com? Thanks in Advance

#546 Rupali

very usefull information.
thank u so much.

#547 sankari

Is there is any possibility to test the translations in website using automation??

I want to test the translations for different languages like (italian,german,spanish..etc) ..

#548 Prajakta

Hi, i am a beginner in the pen testing field, want to know the in & out of Vulnerability Assessment & Penetration Testing(VAPT), i.e want the knowledge of OWASP listed vulnerabilities, how to find them(step by step detail) in thin and thick client using automated & by manual process. please email me regarding the same.
my Email ID: prajakata.patil189@gmail.com

#549 Sandeep Kumar Rao

Well, as an SEO consultant and certified software tester, I must say that, knowledge of SEO factors (specially on-Page) are considerably important in web application testing. And the need for it becomes more important if the project is an eCommerce portal.

As, in case of eCommerce projects every aspect of a webpage including code, images, content, meta tags, scripts, page structure etc. is highly important.

So, I think, web application testers should also possess SEO knowledge for developing a quality web application for their customers.

#550 mohit kukar

Hi vijay.
you really deserve thanx from the bottom of heart. Thanx a lot.
If you have more guide related software testing. i m really need of your guide.
Please revert me back on mohit3021@gmail.com

#551 Surbhi

Excellent guide.. Very informative.. :) I enjoyed reading it..

#552 Deepu Rajagopal

Nice article …Nice read..

I don’t did whether you missed it so intentionally, in the Web Testing checklists,
1) Globalization Testing
2) Localization Testing

These things also might need to be tested sometimes, i think so.

#553 Seema sulthana Shaik

The information which i got its good but these in formation understandable by only experienced candidates but people are intrested on how the error will accrue and how it looks. I am expecting from you that with real time examples or block diagrams for each and every testing.

#554 silambarasan

Hi vijay,
Thank you for your simple and superb article.



#556 tester

Really useful article
It ll be great if u can clear my doubt…
In the case of functional testing of banking application, how the outgoing link(fund transfer to another bank) is tested in testing environment?

#557 maas


Is there any free tool for identify the Font type,size of a whole web site.

Please let me know .Its urgent..

#558 Radared La Bono

This is a great timeless article, apart from just using this guide for testing web app, one could also use it to test mobile application. Bookmarked for future reference.

#559 vills

great…, thank you…

#560 david racco

great! bravo

#561 Ankur

Hi all,

This site is superb,as it clears all your doubts regarding many aspects.Thanks for this.

Can anyone(Sunitha,Mayasen,Vijay) share doc about how to initiate web testing(any job portal site),checklists involved etc,as i was more involved in product base testing,so this is altogether different approach.

Please feel free to revert me on vashisthankur@yahoo.co.in

#562 Raoul

Incroyable, le site c’est trop utilisant.

Merci pour les informations

#563 Roshan

This was really helpful for one who has not worked on web application testing and appearing for an interview

#564 Sonali Shinde

very nice and very useful

#565 Bob

Hey just wondering if you have done an article on how to test these requirements. Like the steps taking to prove these tests are a success or a failure

#566 prathab

a very nice. but how to test the Standardization ? any one hepl me…

#567 aparna

hi i want all the test cases example in excel format
for example

1)login- (user name password)
2)registration -(username /pass/contact no/image uplode /email etc.

3)file upload /map view/list view/ etc

4)other all

plz help me

#568 Yakub

Can you please explain hot to find Bugs in a Videos performing website?

#569 peer mohammad sediqi

so nice it is very useful
i like so much

#570 ramesh

Hai this is ramesh please post your answers for below questions which i have faced in final round interview?
1) Pls explain about frame work briefly?

2) a web table contains 4 rows and 3 columns,in 4th row 3rd column i have sub cells,how can i retrieve the sub cell values?
Please help me friends

#571 Tushar Patil

Thanx for information

#572 Tarang Chokshi

Hi everyone, i need help for one thing.
I have one project to test one E-commerce website. so how can i test this project. How can i initiate to test this. Need Checklist for it.


#573 vivek

Really Its a huge site for us . great job viay

#574 Jayashree

very interesting and indepth knowledge on testing
Thank you Vijay :)

#575 sridevi

thank you gi…this article is very nice. we want more articles in future. i am trying for testing job in uk. can you please post article about cross browser testing and responsiv testing. i am waiting for your next article

#576 smita

such a great info for complete website testing.
got a query while reading the article,regarding “Validate your HTML/CSS”..Please elaborate this with an example.

#577 Pallavi

hi, I want to write a manual test case to download the excel sheet from a portal and compare it with the one I have… please let me know the steps to do the same….

#578 ashish garg

Hi, Good notes. I am preparing for interview for web testing. If you have documents for the same, please share on ashish.mastash@gmail.com

#579 ketan

tnx for artical

#580 Poonam

Localization testing is also most important type in web testing.

#581 Sumit Tribhuwan

@ Vijay: A very nice article. And we are always looking for such kind from you. Hats off for knowledge sharing. We will definitely help this. Continue with your Good work along with Good Health.

#582 Kavita gajare

hey vijay,awesome artical i want exactly same kind of information.very usefull information.i want information about how to do performance testing of images included in our web application.please help me guys if anyone know the solution for this.

thank u

#583 Kavita gajare

hey vijay,awesome artical i want exactly same kind of information.very usefull information.i want information about how to do performance testing of images included in our web application.please help me guys if anyone know the solution for this.

thank you.

#584 Tony

I do really appreciate your article, this is really the brief information that covers all of the aspect of Manual Software Testing. I used it to test our Medical Practice Application. Thanks.

#585 Shwetank Vashishtha

Thanks for sharing this information with us. :)

#586 Kathy

Hi, in my experience in real software testing, a version has its own builds. When there is/are some changes (some bugs have been fixed or some new functions have been finished) in the code, the development team would like to resease a new build to be available to test or even to release to the customer, we will have a new build. A version is a build which is created when the change is big or for other reasons. Normally, the build name is generated automatically but the version name is ganarated manually on purpose.

#587 dhaval

provide which type of website test and provide all website
test case.

#588 Mittal

All the above information is very helpful.I am new to testing field so if any one can please email me standard test case or checklist for web or Client server application.
Email: MQA1025@gmail.com

#589 suchita

can u pls give the live example for web testing!!!!!!!

#590 Damonwex

Thank you very much. This helped me create test cases for my project.

#591 Sateesh

great article on web application testing. Thanks for the great information.

#592 diana

Perfect for junior’s. Very structured guidelines.

#593 Bhaveshwar patil

hello Vijay…your article relly help us in testing
plz write article for cookie testing ,we all waiting for this .
thanks Bhai

#594 sharad

How to test ecommerce Website with Multiple users on a Single Machine.

#595 vijay

what is W3 Consortium ?

#596 jerry

You can opt for crowdsourcing testing which is basically testing of apps and its compatibility on various devices by testers. Mobile app testing helps the developers analyse bugs, predict the acceptance of app in the market etc.
for mobile app testing I suggest Qualitrix which allows you to select your crowd among the community of testers and tests the app in a real world environment, among other sources such as http://Utest.com and http://Passbrains.com which are also a very good source of QA testing.

#597 Anshul Jain

great article. Thank You

#598 asmita

thanx Vijay sir,
very useful and imp information provided through ur article.

#599 sam

great article!!

#600 Mimzy

The article was very useful. I am new to testing, so which programming languages should i know before going to my job.

#601 praful chandra

the articles are very useful.but i want to know how to write test cases and test scenarios for real time application(its very urgent).

#602 hemant

Anyone can help me? i need E Commerce based test plan document. If any one having please send me. this is my email id “hemantpawar2792@gmail.com”

#603 sandip gadade

Had a helpful article,
Want help on Qtp basis or one best article on that . .
Email id- SANDIP.gadade90@gmail.com

#604 swetha sri

I have already implemented functional testing and security testing.Now i get an idea about various testing but i need detailed explanation about other 4 testing which is most useful for my career, excepting more things related to web testing

#605 #1 Vijay Fan

VIJAY, PLEASE COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :'( </3

#606 Rueben

Thanks for sharing your thoughts about feminist.

#607 Nemo

The article was very useful.

#608 Chris

I am in a class where they want us to figure it out, but I either go too deep or not deep enough. For example we are looking at the expedia site and I need to write recommendations for the account link, My Scratchpad, and rewards links in the nav bar. I have excel sheets. The first is for recommendations. The second has requirements covered and tabs for tabs for test scripts, test purpose, test data required, test steps, and results and the third sheet is for each scenario and data. I asked for an example and was told it would be better if I figure it out. Can you shed any light on what this would mean. I know it might be too long of an answer, take too much time, and be hard to answer without seeing the sheets. If you have any suggestions I would really appreciate it.

#609 way2x

This is very useful!


#610 Help

Do you have useful link for Videostreming testing? OTT products?
Qa for OTT?
Any help?

#611 help

video-driven OTT apps and a solid working knowledge of QA tool

#612 hello

video-driven OTT apps and a solid working knowledge of QA tool

#613 misharohra

information is vry useful.. i wanna ask about website testing.. if you can give information regarding tht

#614 Shrey Choudhary

Hi Team,

I just want to know in test cases preparation when we are describing our test steps, every time do we need to start from the installation of the application in every test case.

#615 geffen

It was so helpful. Good examples and explanations. Thank you very much (:

#616 Naveen

Thank you for ua info and am very new to testing so its will be very useful to me…:)

#617 chirangi

please suggest me the whole web testing automation tools link.beacuse i want to test the web site so plz give me some suggestion

#618 Eran kinsbriner


If you were to place the leading web testing tools in the test pyramid (Unit, Integration,UI), which would you put where? Protractor, Nightwatch, RobotJS, CasperJS, Chimp, JSDOM, Phantom, Buster.JS, WebDriver.IO,Codecept?

#619 Alpa

Hi i recently start my study in manual testing.Can someone give me an example of test cases please email me on alpa_charan111@yahoo.com Thanks in Advance

#620 Alpa

Hi i recently start my study in manual testing.Can someone give me an example of test cases please email me on alpa_charan111@yahoo.com Thanks

#621 Mary

Hi, Thanks very much , I will use this as testing guide for my future web development project. Ive seen someone is asking for sample test cases,if you could share some it will be lovely, marygracmeojales@gmail.com.
Thanks so much.

#622 riya sharma

thank you very much for sharing useful information about web application testing thanks for sharing.

#623 Pratik Godambe

Respected Sir,I have just completed my MCA SCI.I am doing an internship in testing(fresher) .I have given an mobile application manual testing work.I just wanted to ask you,shall we have to write different files for that app
for eg. functional testing test cases in diff file,compatibility testing test cases in diff file ….????

#624 sonu

how do to test for database connection in functional testing in web app

#625 Ruchi


Can i have definition of smoke testing & sanity testing

When to perform smoke,why so

thanks in advance.

#626 Ruchi

Your articles are really great.

Good job guys, it really helping us.

thank u so much..

#627 Ruchi

when we test a new application first time then what we calls to that testing
E.g: we perform regression on an enhanced/updated application.

please advise

#628 Jenny

Hello, Thanks for sharing this knowledge. I would like to know that how should I test a website manually without any tools? I do testing by randomly visiting all the pages and check for errors like architectural errors, 404, 3xx redirects and page loading time. I would like to know if this work of mine can be made easier.

#629 shankar

this article is use full for me
send me the all templates test case template,bug report template.
my mail id : shankar.piccosoft@gmail.com

#630 Mike

Very useful article. Several times however it refers to the writer “I”. Who wrote this?

#631 Navanithya

Very good article. It helped me a lot. Thank you.

#632 yasser

Great effort
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#633 niti


Client/server and web based testing u describe in #100 which is very helpful. Never think that bottom of topic but thank you so much.

Only one thing i wont understand which is
“As per difference in both the applications come where, how to access the resources. In client server once connection is made it will be in state on connected, whereas in case of web testing http protocol is stateless, then there comes logic of cookies, which is not in client server.”
Client server connected made will be “in state” and web “stateless”.

Can you please explain me?

#634 Shruti

I want to test an application as a part of my testing project to add in my resume. Please suggest me some web or mobile apps

#635 Amy

Nice summary. You might consider adding something about accessibility for disabled users.

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