Software testing means that a tester detects the errors and adds them to the bug tracking system, where they will be redirected to the developers’ consideration.
But not all tickets, opened in the bug tracker, are the real defects. Indeed, sometimes there are errors, mistaken by testers for real but the developers reject them and do not fix. This happens because one not always can specify whether the expectations misfit is the error which should be fixed.
Each tester tends to find all the possible mistakes in the program, in order to ensure its unprecedented quality. For this reason, he or she puts in doubt everything and make all and even disputable issues in the bug tracking system. Imagine the surprising when one by one the tickets are returned from the developers with the comment “Not a bug”.
With the purpose of reducing the possibility of such situations, a tester, undoubtedly, has to improve his skills in the different type of testing – it includes functional testing, localization testing, usability testing, multi-platform testing, and so on. But additionally to the professional skills improvement, a tester has to pay extra attention to several certain moments.
How Can the Bug Validity be Tested?
- The correctness of the test case running – executing manual testing, a tester strictly follows all the steps to reproduce some function, does not deviate from the plan, and does not try to invent or develop new strategies of the user behavior in the system.
- Clarity and precision during code development – automated testing is aimed to program the user behavior with the strictly defined actions, so the code should not include many unnecessary “if”.
- The confidence that the build or its additional technical settings are set and launched.
- The answer to the question: “Does the program function incorrectly or it simply operates with some unessential differences from our expectations?”