What are Bug Report components? / What fields do you fill out in a Bug Report? / Describe to me the basic elements you put in a defect/bug report?

  • Report number: Unique number given to the report
  • Application / Module being tested
  • Version & release number
  • Problem Summary / Short Description / Synopsis
  • Steps to reproduce
  • Severity (Critical, Serious, Minor, Suggestion)
  • Priority (High, Medium, Low)
  • Environment (Software and/or hardware configuration)
  • Reported by
  • Assigned to
  • Status (Open, Pending, Fixed, Closed, cannot reproduce, etc.)
  • Resolution / Notes
  • Keywords


If you find a bug and the developer says it is as-designed, what can you do?

  • find an exact requirement, which defines the way it should be designed
  • if there is no specific requirement compare to same feature implemented in quality third party applications (ask your manager which applications to compare to)


How do you write a bug report?

  • Rule of WWW - What happened, Where it happened, under Which circumstances
  • Write one bug report for each fix to be verified
  • Bug report should be as complete as possible
  • Bug reports are as concise as possible
  • Report a bug immediately, do not postpone
  • Use technical terms, not "people off the street" language


What is the most important part of bug report?

  • Steps to reproduce
  • Short Description
  • Severity
  • Priority
  • Status


What is the bug life cycle?

  • bug found
  • bug reported
  • bug assigned to developer along with Prioruty
  • bug fixed by developer
  • fix verified by tester
  • bug closed


How can a tester be sure that bug was fixed?

  • execute the steps in the bug report
  • make sure the fixed bug does not result in new bugs in same area