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PostSubject: Faqs   Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:41 pm

• What automating testing tools are you familiar with?
• How did you use automating testing tools in your job?
• Describe some problem that you had with automating testing tool.
• How do you plan test automation?
• Can test automation improve test effectiveness?
• What is data - driven automation?
• What are the main attributes of test automation?
• Does automation replace manual testing?
• How will you choose a tool for test automation?
• How you will evaluate the tool for test automation?
• What are main benefits of test automation?
• What could go wrong with test automation?
• How you will describe testing activities?
• What testing activities you may want to automate?
• Are regression tests required or do you feel there is a better use for resources?
• Our software designers use UML for modeling applications. Based on their use cases, we would like to plan a test strategy. Do you agree with this approach or would this mean more effort for the testers.
• Tell me about a difficult time you had at work and how you worked through it.
• Give me an example of something you tried at work but did not work out so you had to go at things another way.
• How can one file compare future dated output files from a program which has change, against the baseline run which used current date for input. The client does not want to mask dates on the output files to allow compares
• Tell me about the worst boss you've ever had.
• What are your greatest weaknesses?
• What are your strengths?
• What is a successful product?
• What do you like about Windows?
• What is good code?
• What are basic, core, practices for a QA specialist?
• What do you like about QA?
• What has not worked well in your previous QA experience and what would you change?
• you will begin to improve the QA process?
• What is the difference between QA and QC?
• What is UML and how to use it for testing?
• What is CMMI?
• What do you like about computers?
• Do you have a favourite QA book? More than one? Which ones? And why.
• What is the responsibility of programmers vs QA?
• What are the properties of a good requirement?
• How to do test if we have minimal or no documentation about the product?
Software Quality Assurance Interview Questions only (2)
• What are all the basic elements in a defect report?
• Is an "A fast database retrieval rate" a testable requirement?
• What is software quality assurance?
• What is the value of a testing group? How do you justify your work and budget?
• What is the role of the test group vis-à-vis documentation, tech support, and so forth?
• How much interaction with users should testers have, and why?
• How should you learn about problems discovered in the field, and what should you learn from those problems?
• What are the roles of glass-box and black-box testing tools?
• What issues come up in test automation, and how do you manage them?
• What development model should programmers and the test group use?
• How do you get programmers to build testability support into their code?
• What is the role of a bug tracking system?
• What are the key challenges of testing?
• Have you ever completely tested any part of a product? How?
• Have you done exploratory or specification-driven testing?
• Should every business test its software the same way?
• Discuss the economics of automation and the role of metrics in testing.
• Describe components of a typical test plan, such as tools for interactive products and for database products, as well as cause-and-effect graphs and data-flow diagrams.
• When have you had to focus on data integrity?
• What are some of the typical bugs you encountered in your last assignment?
• How do you prioritize testing tasks within a project?
• How do you develop a test plan and schedule? Describe bottom-up and top-down approaches.
• When should you begin test planning?
• When should you begin testing?
• Do you know of metrics that help you estimate the size of the testing effort?
• How do you scope out the size of the testing effort?
• How many hours a week should a tester work?
• How should your staff be managed? How about your overtime?
• How do you estimate staff requirements?
• What do you do (with the project tasks) when the schedule fails?
• How do you handle conflict with programmers?
• How do you know when the product is tested well enough?
• What characteristics would you seek in a candidate for test-group manager?
• What do you think the role of test-group manager should be? Relative to senior management? Relative to other technical groups in the company? Relative to your staff?
• How do your characteristics compare to the profile of the ideal manager that you just described?
• How does your preferred work style work with the ideal test-manager role that you just described? What is different between the way you work and the role you described?
• Who should you hire in a testing group and why?
• What is the role of metrics in comparing staff performance in human resources management?
• How do you estimate staff requirements?
• What do you do (with the project staff) when the schedule fails?
• Describe some staff conflicts you’ve handled.
• Why did you ever become involved in QA/testing?
• What is the difference between testing and Quality Assurance?
• What was a problem you had in your previous assignment (testing if possible)? How did you resolve it?
• What are two of your strengths that you will bring to our QA/testing team?
Software Quality Assurance Interview Questions only (3)
• What do you like most about Quality Assurance/Testing?
• What do you like least about Quality Assurance/Testing?
• What is the Waterfall Development Method and do you agree with all the steps?
• What is the V-Model Development Method and do you agree with this model?
• What is a "Good Tester"?
• Could you tell me two things you did in your previous assignment (QA/Testing related hopefully) that you are proud of?
• List 5 words that best describe your strengths.
• What are two of your weaknesses?
• What methodologies have you used to develop test cases?
• In an application currently in production, one module of code is being modified. Is it necessary to re- test the whole application or is it enough to just test functionality associated with that module?
• How do you go about going into a new organization? How do you assimilate?
• Define the following and explain their usefulness: Change Management, Configuration Management, Version Control, and Defect Tracking.
• What is ISO 9000? Have you ever been in an ISO shop?
• When are you done testing?
• What is the difference between a test strategy and a test plan?
• What is ISO 9003? Why is it important
• What are ISO standards? Why are they important?
• What is IEEE 829? (This standard is important for Software Test Documentation-Why?)
• What is IEEE? Why is it important?
• Do you support automated testing? Why?
• We have a testing assignment that is time-driven. Do you think automated tests are the best solution?
• What is your experience with change control? Our development team has only 10 members. Do you think managing change is such a big deal for us?
• Are reusable test cases a big plus of automated testing and explain why.
• Can you build a good audit trail using Compuware's QACenter products. Explain why.
• How important is Change Management in today's computing environments?
• Do you think tools are required for managing change. Explain and please list some tools/practices which can help you managing change.
• We believe in ad-hoc software processes for projects. Do you agree with this? Please explain your answer.
• When is a good time for system testing?
Software Quality Assurance Interview Questions only (4)
• How would you categorize the severity of defects?
• Where do you imagine you will be spending the bulk of your time?
• When do you know you have tested enough?
• What types of documents would you need for QA, QC, and Testing?
• What did you include in a test plan?
• Describe any bug you remember.
• What is the purpose of the testing?
• What do you like (not like) in this job?
• What is quality assurance?
• What is the difference between QA and testing?
• How do you scope, organize, and execute a test project?
• What is the role of QA in a development project?
• What is the role of QA in a company that produces software?
• Define quality for me as you understand it
• Describe to me the difference between validation and verification.
• Describe to me what you see as a process. Not a particular process, just the basics of having a process.
• Describe to me when you would consider employing a failure mode and effect analysis.
• Describe to me the Software Development Life Cycle as you would define it.
• What are the properties of a good requirement?
• How do you differentiate the roles of Quality Assurance Manager and Project Manager?
• Tell me about any quality efforts you have overseen or implemented. Describe some of the challenges you faced and how you overcame them.
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