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How to Write A Good Bug Report?

April 16, 2019

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs

When a tester tests an application and finds a scenario that is not working as intended per the given requirements, then the tester will create a bug report.

What is a Bug Report?

A Bug Report is documentation of the occurrence, nature, and status of a defect. This report is necessary to communicate with the developer and project stakeholders about the issue and the impact of that.

How to Write a Good Bug Report?

Writing a good bug report is crucial since it helps the developer to understand and replicate the issue and fix it faster. A good bug report improves project collaboration. Here, we are going to see the essential components of a Good Bug Report:

  • Bug ID
  • Project Name
  • Reported in Sprint Version
  • Module
  • Bug Summary
  • Steps to Reproduce
  • Actual result
  • Expected Result
  • Attachments
  • Severity
  • Priority
  • Reported By
  • Assigned to
  • Status
  • Fixed in Sprint Version

The bug summary should be detailed and understandable.

Now, we are going to see a sample bug report. The bug reproduces when the payment with American Express card, which has a four digit CVV, fails.

Tips to Prepare a Good Bug Report

The picture below shows tips to prepare a Good Bug Report.


I hope this blog helps to explain more about writing a Good Bug Report. Apart from this, you can leverage a test management tool to make you smarter and get things done sooner, in a systematic way.

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