Manage your test data like a PRO

Creating and managing test data is one of the biggest challenges for the tester. Also according to the IBM 2016 research, test engineers spend almost 30%-60% of their time in producing data. There are many challenges that testers face because of it but some of them are listed below

Some of the most common challenges of Test Data Sourcing are mentioned below:

  • The testing team don’t have access to data sources
  • Delay in gaining access to data sources
  • Delay in access when data source is from a third-party provider
  • The teams don’t have knowledge about the test data source
  • The time and resources needed for large set of data migration from one environment to another
  • The same data source used by multiple teams as both teams might need to to do CURD operations on the same data source
  • Multiple environments and data versions
  • When data in testing env is not same as LIVE env
  • When data gets updated after every hour or day or week and so on

Test Data Management

1. Analysis of data

2. Data generation

In short, generate data that will help in signing off the project meaning most of the test cases already executed in the testing environment.

3. Identify sensitive data and protect it

4. Maintenance

5. Automation

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