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T Automation Questions 2

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Interview QuestionsTest Automation:1. What automating testing tools are you familiar with?2. How did you use automating testing tools in your job?3. Describe some problem that you had with automating testing tool.4. How do you plan test automation?5. Can test automation improve test effectiveness?6. What is data - driven automation?7. What are the main attributes of test automation?8. Does automation replace manual testing?9. How will you choose a tool for test automation?10. How you will evaluate the tool for test automation?11. What are main benefits of test automation?12. What could go wrong with test automation?13. How you will describe testing activities?14. What testing activities you may want to automate?15. Describe common problems of test automation.16. What types of scripting techniques for test automation do you know?17. What are principles of good testing scripts for automation?18. What tools are available for support of testing during software development lifecycle?19. Can the activities of test case design be automated?20. What are the limitations of automating software testing?21. What skills needed to be a good test automator?22. How to find that tools work well with your existing system?23.Describe some problem that you had with automating testing tool.24. What are the main attributes of test automation?25.What testing activities you may want to automate in a project?26.How to find that tools work well with your existing system?Load Testing:l. What criteria would you use to select Web transactions for load testing?2.For what purpose are virtual users created?3.Why it is recommended to add verification checks to your all your scenarios?4.In what situation would you want to parameterize a text verification check?5.Why do you need to parameterize fields in your virtual user script?6.What are the reasons why parameterization is necessary when load testing the Webserver and the database server?7.How can data caching have a negative effect on load testing results?8.What usually indicates that your virtual user script has dynamic data that is dependenton you parameterized fields?9.What are the benefits of creating multiple actions within any virtual user script?
 
General questions:1. What types of documents would you need for QA, QC, and Testing?2. What did you include in a test plan?3. Describe any bug you remember.4. What is the purpose of the testing?5. What do you like (not like) in this job?6. What is quality assurance?7. What is the difference between QA and testing?8. How do you scope, organize, and execute a test project?9. What is the role of QA in a development project?10. What is the role of QA in a company that produces software?11. Define quality for me as you understand it12. Describe to me the difference between validation and verification.13. Describe to me what you see as a process. Not a particular process, just the basics of having a process14. Describe to me when you would consider employing a failure mode and effectanalysis.15. Describe to me the Software Development Life Cycle as you would define it.16. What are the properties of a good requirement?17. How do you differentiate the roles of Quality Assurance Manager and ProjectManager?18. Tell me about any quality efforts you have overseen or implemented. Describe someof the challenge you faced and how you overcame them.19. How do you deal with environments that are hostile to quality change efforts?20. In general, how do you see automation fitting into the overall process of testing?21. How do you promote the concept of phase containment and defect prevention?22. If you come onboard, give me a general idea of what your first overall tasks will be asfar as starting quality effort.23. What kinds of testing have you done?24. Have you ever created a test plan?25. Have you ever written test cases or did you just execute those written by others?26. What did your base your test cases?27. How do you determine what to test?28. How do you decide when you have 'tested enough?'29. How do you test if you have minimal or no documentation about the product?30. Describe me to the basic elements you put in a defect report?31. How do you perform regression testing?32. At what stage of the life cycle does testing begin in your opinion?33. How do you analyze your test results? What metrics do you try to provide?34. Realising you won't be able to test everything - how do you decide what to test first?35. Where do you get your expected results?36. If automating - what is your process for determining what to automate and in whatorder?37. In the past, I have been asked to verbally start mapping out a test plan for a commonsituation, such an ATM. The interviewer might say, "Just thinking out loud, if you weretasked to test an ATM, what items might you test plan include?" These type questions are
 
not meant to be answered conclusively, b it is a good way for the interviewer to see howyou approach the task.38. If you're given a program that will average student grades, what kinds of inputs wouldyou use?39. Tell me about the best bug you ever found.40. What made you pick testing over another career?41. What is the exact difference between Integration & System testing, give me exampleswith your project.42. How did you go about testing a project?43. When should testing start in a project? Why?44. How do you go about testing a web application?45. Difference between Black & White box testing46. What is Configuration management? Tools used?47. What do you plan to become after say 2-5yrs (Ex: QA Manager, Why?)48. Would you like to work in a team or alone, why?49. Give me 5 strong & weak points of yours50. Why do you want to join our company?51. When should testing be stopped?52. What sort of things would you put down in a bug report?53. Who in the company is responsible for Quality?54. Who defines quality?55. What is an equivalence class?56. Is a "A fast database retrieval rate" a testable requirement?57. Should we test every possible combination/scenario for a program?58. What criteria do you use when determining when to automate a test or leave it anual?59. When do you start developing your automation tests?60. Discuss what test metrics you feel are important to publish an organization?61. In case anybody cares, here are the questions that I will be asking:62. Describe the role that QA plays in the software lifecycle.63. What should Development require of QA?64. What should QA require of Development?65. How would you define a "bug?"66. Give me an example of the best and worst experiences you’ve had with QA.67. How does unit testing play a role in the development / software lifecycle?68. Explain some techniques for developing software components with respect totestability.69. Describe a past experience with implementing a test harness in the development of software.70. Have you ever worked with QA in developing test tools? Explain the participationDevelopment should have with QA in leveraging such test tools for QA use.71. Give me some examples of how you have participated in Integration Testing.72. How would you describe the involvement you have had with the bug-fix cycle between Development and QA?72. What is unit testing?73. Describe your personal software development process.74. How do you know when your code has met specifications?

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