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What Is Retesting?

Software testing specialists not only perform a certain checking type but also monitor that all detected errors to be fully debugged. Retesting follows this goal.

Retesting is a checking process of the specific bug after it was fixed. How does this process look like? Executing, for instance, functional testing or configuration testing, a specialist discovered the system bug. He describes the peculiarities of this mistake, enumerates steps to reproduce, and assigns the detected bug to a certain developer.

The specialist fixes the discovered bug and reassigns it to the tester for the following verification. This is exactly retesting. Like all other checking types, retesting has its own peculiarities which should be obligatory considered. 

What are the peculiarities of retesting?

  • Automation of retesting test cases is forbidden.
  • At the bottom of the process - reproducing the same scenarios with using the same data but already on a new build.
  • Testing guarantees that the problem was fixed and the feature operates in a proper way.
  • This is a planned testing with specified verification steps.
  • In some cases, the whole module is retested in order to make sure of the validity of its operation.
  • Under the retesting fulfillment, failed tests are used too.

If the developer is not able to reproduce the bug, in this case, the tester also conducts retesting in order to make sure whether it is a system error or not.

Executing mobile application testing or website testing, the specialists obligatory reproduce the detected bugs and after their removal also recheck whether they all were fixed.