April 29, 2008

Interview question

Q. If a bug has high severity then usually that is treated as high priority,then why do priority given by test engineers/project managers and severity given by testers?

Answer:- High severity bugs affects the end users .Testers tests an application with the users point of view, hence it is given as high severity. High priority is given to the bugs which affects the development. Project managers assign a high priority based on development / deployment point of view.

1 comment:

somu said...

Severity is given by testers refers to the level of impact, the defect has created on users business

Priorty is given by test lead/project managers to not stop testing proceedings (what to fix 1)

For eg .. A low severity bug which stops testing proceedings may be Given High priority ..
or
A low severity bug on fixing may eliminate two high severity bugs can be given High priority

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