Questions for QA

#Quality Assurance #Testing

In doing QA-esque things for friends and coworkers, I have noticed that some people do not have a good sense of how to ‘QA’ something. I compiled a short list of questions below that I ask myself.

Testing Inputs

Does the system handle1

Different Quantities

  • a little input?
  • a lot?
  • A LOT?
  • nothing?
  • a ’normal’ amount?
  • one value that is really short?
  • one value that is really loooonnnnnnggggg?

Different Qualities

  • something of a weird type?
  • input that is already in the system?
  • uppercase?
  • lowercase?
  • input with special characters (e.g. Unicode) in it?

Testing Workflows

  • go forward
  • go backwards from each step
  • go back-and-forth between steps