Should I write test cases in agile testing? Do you come across this question a lot? Or, are you the one seeking an answer to this interesting question? Well, I come across this question quite often. In one of my previous articles on QST, I wrote about benefits of exploratory testing and common challenges faced during Exploratory Testing. In this article, I am trying to look at different aspects of agile testing to help you decide whether to write test cases in agile testing or not. In a more traditional approach of testing, you...

Hi QueSTers, it’s been a while since I have been able to update QST but I am back to writing now and you can expect updates with new tips and tutorials more often than before. Some time back, I wrote a 2000+ words guide on simple tips to follow while writing test cases for any application. It was a useful guide I wrote to help you polish the art of writing test...

When you start small as a software development company, maintaining your test cases in an excel sheet might just work for your test team(s) as you might be developing the very first iteration of your application initially. But as a team grows, it becomes cumbersome to maintain test cases that way as you start focussing on so many other things in Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC). This is the time when you start looking at different testing tools and solutions available in the market. To solve your problem with managing test cases,...

Software testing techniques, methodologies and tools are always changing. Blame the emerging technologies and new platforms or accuse the advancement of new devices! Truth of the matter is, businesses around the world are transforming and so are their IT systems and software testing world is not immune to this phenomenon. Zephyr conducts an annual survey wherein 6000+ of its customers in 100 countries take part to answer some interesting questions to prepare a report. This year around 500 of testing professionals participated in this...

Planning to launch a new application, server or service and don’t know how it performs? Whenever there is a new feature being rolled out for any of these, there is only one way to find if these new services are bearing the load – to test it using load testing tools. As applications become more and more critical and show a potential of scalability, it becomes important to understand to test how they perform under load using testing tools. Load testing determines if an application is capable to support a specified load (for...

Years ago, software development was once a fragmented experience. Developers created a program then passed it along to testers for evaluation before releasing the finished product to consumers. Since the agile school of thought took the software development world by storm, however, more businesses have amended their practices to place more focus on a fluid production cycle, encouraging co-operation between individual members and teams as well as quickly accounting for emerging market and customer demands. As noted by Michael Kelly from...

When I wrote the first article about how to test Web Services using soapUI,  I got an overwhelming response from the testing community encouraging me, and motivating me to write more useful soapUI tutorials. In this article, I am going to write about some working sample Web Service WSDL URLs for testing with soapUI. After the first introductory article about soapUI,...

Can a Software Tester become a Business Analyst? Can Business Analyst take up the role of a Software Testing professional? Do roles like a BA Tester or a Tester BA exist? How to switch you role from Software Testing professional to a Business Analyst, and vice versa? This case study is an attempt to answer these questions! In this case-study, myself and my friend (tester!) Anamitra Majumdar tried to explore what if the same person performs the role of a Business Analyst and a Tester? We first try to understand the roles of a Business...

When we talk about testing deliverables, there is a huge list and reviewing them is one of the major activity. When you review anything means assuring the quality. Test Reviews play an important role in the software testing lifecycle for any team to do the things right in the very first attempt avoiding potential catastrophe it could lead to in the next phases. Test reviews also help in making sure the test team is adhering to set standards and expectations for optimum quality delivery in the same time with the similar resources available. Aman...

Waiting for the Friday to show up, already? Meanwhile, when you are still in the middle of the week doing your daily testing chores, here is a hilarious video which shows YOUR story – if you work in an IT company, you will definitely relate to it. So, move your keyboard aside, throw your batch up in the air and watch this pure awesomeness by Sanjay Manaktala, a.k.a “The Nice Guy” aah, sorry! “The IT Guy” ...