Your team has some test data. Let’s say you loaded in a backup form production a few months ago. Your QA specialists are familiar with the data, but your software developers hate it. They keep telling you, “It is not the right data,” or, “It is not very useful for testing.” You let them write and automate some tests, but it is not enough.
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Good test data management is one of the best practices of successful software quality assurance, especially when you perform integration and functional testing for large systems. In this article, Christian Meléndez discusses important topics associated to test data management like how much data do you really need, how to deal with data privacy concerns, test data as self-service and test data generation.
Test management is an essential activity for software testing. The software development teams need to have a central repository to store the test plans, test cases and test results that will provide input for the bug tracking system. In this article, Scott Sherwood presents TestLodge, a test management tool that allows you to manage your test plans, test cases and test runs with ease.
The management of test environments is an area mostly neglected in software development projects. In this article, Niall Crawford discusses the basic requirements of test environment management and explains the benefits this activity provides.