How does the QA team track the weekly status or progress?

Typically, QA team representative (Director or Manager or Lead) would prepare the answers to the following questions while tracking the status summary.

  • How many open bugs and list of these bugs?
  • How many blocking bugs (P1)
  • How many tests are failing (count and %)? Example: 30% failing
  • How much test development is pending? Example: 40% tests
  • When will be the test automation is going to be completed?
  • What are the bugs inflow (new bugs came since last reported time) and outflow (fixed bugs since last reported time)? (Example: Weekly)
  • What are the total number of bugs fixed and bugs opened? Bugs trend.
  • How many bugs yet to be verified?
    • Please note that the bugs verification & closing usually done by the bug filer.

Get the answers to the above questions in a wiki or document and update in the email for the weekly status report and send to stakeholders.

Author: Jagadesh Babu Munta

Jagadesh Babu Munta is working as a Consulting Member of Technical Staff with Oracle America Inc. He has been with Oracle and Sun Microsystems together for over 16 years (since June 2000) in USA. Jagadesh has overall 20+ years of Software development and quality/testing experience. Jagadesh's experience has been filled recently with Cloud PaaS services, Multi-Tenancy, Security and Penetration testing. In the past, he extensively worked on Java EE servers like SailFin/GlassFish/Sun Java System/iPlanet/Netscape Application Servers. Jagadesh has gained extensive expertise in software automation, designing frameworks, writing tools, scripts, creating tests, writing specs/plans, etc. Jagadesh is interested in developing and testing complex software useful to up-level the humanity. Jagadesh Munta holds M.S. in Software Engineering from San Jose State University, California, USA; B.Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from J.N.T.U., Hyderabad, India; Special Diploma in Electronics with Specialization in Computer Engineering, G.I.O.E, Secunderabad, India. Jagadesh Munta was born in Nellore, AP., India and lives with family in Fremont, California, USA.

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