Interview Questions and Answers for QTP (Quick Test Professional)

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Standards For Testing An Application

The General testing standards for testing any type of application based on various factors are listed below:

1. Look & Feel
-> Uniformity in terms of Content, Title, Position (Should be displayed at the center of any User Interface (UI)) of message boxes.
-> Enabling & Disabling of menu items/icons according to the user security.
-> Ensure menu items are invoked as set in user security. If the service is not available for testing then that particular menu item should be disabled.
-> Navigation using ‘tab’ key should be proper across fields and should move from right to left, then top to bottom.
-> Scrolling effect of Vertical & Horizontal scrollbars should be proper.
-> Alignment of controls should be proper.
-> Spacing between controls should be proper.
-> Ensure the uniformity in font (Type, Size, Color)
-> In case of Multi line text box, Press ‘Enter’ key to go for the next line.
-> Ensure 'Backspace' & 'Space bar' are working properly, wherever applicable.
-> In case of List / Combo boxes, press ALT+DOWN to display the list values and use ‘Down Arrow’ key for selection.
-> ‘Esc’ key should activate ‘Cancel’ button and ‘Enter’ key should activate ‘OK’ button.
-> Check for the spelling in Message Box, Titles, Help files and Tool Tip.
-> In case of reports check for the proper display of column headers on different Zooming effect.
-> Check ToolTip text is provided for all icons in the UI.

2. Functionality Testing
-> Check for the functionality of the application. The entire flow of the application has to be checked.
-> In functionality testing both Positive and Negative testing is done.

2.1.Positive Testing
-> Check for positive functionality of the application.
-> Check for field validation using positive values within the permissible limits.

2.2.Negative Testing
-> Give numbers in char fields and vice versa
-> Give only numbers in the alphanumeric fields
-> Know the permissible range for each field and check using values exceeding the limits. Use Equivalence Partitioning and Boundary Value Analysis techniques for deciding on the test data.
-> Without giving values for mandatory fields, save data.
-> Random clicking and continuous tab out (especially in grids for application error).
-> Check for the space and updating with blank fields wherever applicable.
-> Maximize and minimize the screens and check for the toolbar§ display.

3. Menu Organization
-> Simultaneous opening of screens.

4. Help files
-> F1 should invoke context sensitive help files.

5. User Interface Traversal
-> For all mouse driven operation there should be a keyboard function , Short cut keys & Alternate Keys where ever applicable in menu.

6. Date Format
-> The application should support various date formats in regional settings.

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