After finding a defect, testers produce a formal defect report. The primary objective of defect report is to state the problem precisely so that developers can replicate the defect easily and fix it as soon as possible.

A defect report consists of several elements such as defect ID, project, product, summary, description, attachments, and to name a few. Your defect report should be very specific, detailed, objective oriented, reproducible. Also, the tester should review the defect report before submitting.


  • It helps management to know which work is completed and which work is in progress.
  • It provides a detailed report of which work is to be done and when it will be done.
  • It provides a comprehensive report of defects that are already fixed.
  • It contains the information of the developer who fixed the shortcomings.
  • It provides a detailed report on which device or OS, the defect is encountered.

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