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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? 

 

How 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? 

 

Ho to do test if we have minimal or no documentation about the product? 

 

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 do you do (with the project staff) when the schedule fails? 

 

Describe some staff conflicts you have 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? 

 

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? 

 

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 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? 

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

Test Automation

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?