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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.
  • How do you deal with environments that are hostile to quality change efforts?
  • In general, how do you see automation fitting into the overall process of testing?
  • How do you promote the concept of phase containment and defect prevention?
  • If you come onboard, give me a general idea of what your first overall tasks will be as far as starting a quality effort.
  • What kinds of testing have you done?
  • Have you ever created a test plan?
  • Have you ever written test cases or did you just execute those written by others?
  • What did your base your test cases?
  • You are the test manager starting on system testing. The development team says that due to a change in the requirements, they will be able to deliver the system for SQA 5 days past the deadline. You cannot change the resources (work hours, days, or test tools). What steps will you take to be able to finish the testing in time?
  • Your company is about to roll out an e-commerce application. Itís not possible to test the application on all types of browsers on all platforms and operating systems. What steps would you take in the testing environment to reduce the business risks and commercial risks?
  • In your organization, testers are delivering code for system testing without performing unit testing. Give an example of test policy:
    • Policy statement
    • Methodology
    • Measurement
  • Testers in your organization are performing tests on the deliverables even after significant defects have been found. This has resulted in unnecessary testing of little value, because re-testing needs to be done after defects have been rectified. You are going to update the test plan with recommendations on when to halt testing. Wwhat recommendations are you going to make?
  • How do you measure:
    Test Effectiveness
    Test Efficiency
  • You found out the senior testers are making more mistakes then junior testers; you need to communicate this aspect to the senior tester. Also, you donít want to lose this tester. How should one go about constructive criticism?
  • You are assigned to be the test lead for a new program that will automate take-offs and landings at an airport. How would you write a test strategy for this new program?

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