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Software Quality Assurance Interview Questions only (11)

  • When should testing start in a project? Why?
  • How do you go about testing a web application?
  • Difference between Black & White box testing
  • What is Configuration management? Tools used?
  • What do you plan to become after say 2-5yrs (Ex: QA Manager, Why?)
  • Would you like to work in a team or alone, why?
  • Give me 5 strong & weak points of yours
  • Why do you want to join our company?
  • When should testing be stopped?
  • What sort of things would you put down in a bug report?
  • Who in the company is responsible for Quality?
  • The top management was feeling that when there are any changes in the technology being used, development schedules etc, it was a waste of time to update the Test Plan. Instead, they were emphasizing that you should put your time into testing than working on the test plan. Your Project Manager asked for your opinion. You have argued that Test Plan is very important and you need to update your test plan from time to time. Itís not a waste of time and testing activities would be more effective when you have your plan clear. Use some metrics. How you would support your argument to have the test plan consistently updated all the time.
  • The QAI is starting a project to put the CSTE certification online. They will use an automated process for recording candidate information, scheduling candidates for exams, keeping track of results and sending out certificates. Write a brief test plan for this new project. The project had a very high cost of testing. After going in detail, someone found out that the testers are spending their time on software that doesnít have too many defects. How will you make sure that this is correct?
  • What are the disadvantages of overtesting?
  • What happens to the test plan if the application has a functionality not mentioned in the requirements?
  • You are given two scenarios to test. Scenario 1 has only one terminal for entry and processing whereas scenario 2 has several terminals where the data input can be made. Assuming that the processing work is the same, what would be the specific tests that you would perform in Scenario 2, which you would not carry on Scenario 1?
  • Your customer does not have experience in writing Acceptance Test Plan. How will you do that in coordination with customer? What will be the contents of Acceptance Test Plan?
  • How do you know when to stop testing?
  • What can you do if the requirements are changing continuously?
  • What is the need for Test Planning?
  • What are the various status reports you will generate to Developers and Senior Management?
  • Define and explain any three aspects of code review?
  • Why do you need test planning?
  • Explain 5 risks in an e-commerce project. Identify the personnel that must be involved in the risk analysis of a project and describe their duties. How will you prioritize the risks?
  • Who defines quality?
  • What is an equivalence class?
  • Is a "A fast database retrieval rate" a testable requirement?
  • Should we test every possible combination/scenario for a program?
  • What criteria do you use when determining when to automate a test or leave it manual?
  • When do you start developing your automation tests?
  • Discuss what test metrics you feel are important to publish an organization?
  • In case anybody cares, here are the questions that I will be asking:
  • Describe the role that QA plays in the software lifecycle.
  • What should Development require of QA?
  • What should QA require of Development?
  • How would you define a "bug?"
  • Give me an example of the best and worst experiences you've had with QA.
  • How does unit testing play a role in the development / software lifecycle?
  • Explain some techniques for developing software components with respect to testability.

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