Issue Log Templates – MS Excel/Word – Software Testing

Download the Issue Log templates – MS Excel/Word – to track issues that occur when testing software applications.

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What is an Issue Log?

An Issue Log is a document used to track issues and errors that occur when testing software.

In general, the issue log is used to identity issues which need to be resolved before the software is ready for production or the next phase of testing.

Purpose of an Issue Log Template

An Issue Log helps Software Test managers to:

  • Ref # – identify each unique error that occurs for traceability
  • Date Raised – enter the date when the issue was raised
  • Issue Related to – describe how this issue is related to other parts of the system
  • Description – provide as much detail as possible, including screenshots to help others determine the root cause of the issue
  • Priority – estimate whether it is low, medium, or high priority
  • Resource – identify the software tester who discovered the issue
  • Activity – describe the activity when caused the issue to occur
  • Outcome – describe the outcome as a result of this step
  • Resolved Date – enter the date when the issue was resolved
  • Status – enter the status: open, closed, in review etc.

Issue Log Fields

The Issue Log template contains the following fields.

  • Ref #
  • Date Raised
  • Issue Related to
  • Description
  • Priority
  • Activity Date
  • Resource
  • Activity
  • Outcome
  • Resolved Date
  • Status

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File Format

This template is available in the following formats:

MS Excel – .xlsx

MS Word – .docx

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This set of QA templates is comprised of the following spreadsheets and forms.

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MS Excel Software Templates

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  • Acceptance Criteria Log
  • Action Item Log
  • Business Approval Form
  • Business Approval Checklist
  • Change Control Log
  • Change History Log
  • Change Management Tracking Log
  • Change Register
  • Change Request Form
  • Data Access Control
  • Deviation Control Form
  • Document Control Form
  • Failed Scripts
  • Hardware Inventory
  • Issue Log
  • Issue Submission Form
  • Log Status
  • Open Issues
  • Project Costs
  • Quality Log
  • Recovery Tests
  • Report – Test Summary
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Roles and Responsibilities Descriptions
  • Roles and Responsibilities Matrix
  • Risk Log
  • Risk Register
  • Risk Response Plan
  • Status Report
  • Task Preparation
  • Test Case
  • Test Case Validation Log
  • Test Script
  • Test Script List
  • Test Tracking Report
  • Testing Budget
  • To Do List
  • Unit Test
  • Version Control Log
  • Web Usability Report

MS Word Software Templates

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The QA template pack includes 50 MS Word templates, forms, and checklists:

  • Acceptance Checklist
  • Acceptance Form
  • Acceptance Test Plan
  • Action Item Log
  • Business Approval Checklist Form
  • Business Approval Form
  • Change Control Form
  • Change Control Log
  • Change Request Form
  • Contract Review Form
  • Data Access Control Form
  • Enhancement Request Form
  • Error Log
  • Final Release Report
  • Hardware Test Environment Specifications
  • Installation Completion Form
  • Issue Log
  • Outsourced Project Checklist
  • Quality Log
  • Release Control Form
  • Requirements Testing Report
  • Requirements Traceability Matrix
  • Risk Log
  • Risk Management Plan Form
  • Roles & Responsibility Matrix
  • Status Report
  • System Acceptance Form
  • System Final Release Sign-off Form
  • System Requirements Sign-off Form
  • System Test Plan Sign-off Form
  • Test Case Template
  • Test Case Validation Log
  • Test Cycle Signoff Document
  • Test Evaluation Summary
  • Test Manager Checklist
  • Test Plan Template
  • Test Plan Review Checklist
  • Test Plan Task Preparation
  • Test Problem Record
  • Test Record
  • Test Results Report
  • Test Script
  • Test Script Allocation Form
  • Training Course Evaluation Form
  • Training Requirements Form
  • Unit Test Plan
  • User Acceptance Test Plan
  • User Acceptance Test Report
  • User Interface Checklist
  • Web Usability Test Report

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