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QA Interview Question

QA Interview Question

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QA Interview Question
Guide to
“How to prepare for your interview and what to accept from your newQA Testers Job”
Here are some very common interview questions you will be asked or you canrelate to; Please NOTE this is only for your understanding and post interviewpreparations ONLY
(in this document Bullet points are related to the Interviewquestions)
Tell me about yourself?
I have been in the quality assurance field for the past five years. I have workedin insurance and financial industries
or (whatever industry you put on yourresume)
with both web based and windows based applications. I have beeninvolved in writing test plans, test cases, and test scripts. I have performedregression, smoke, functional and database testing.
Tell me about your last project:
In my last project I was involved in testing a Web Based Application. As the QAtester, I wrote test cases and test scripts, performed functional, regression andperformance testing. I attended several walkthrough meetings for requirementsreviews and provided feedback to the business analysts. I also did quite a lot ofbackend testing which required writing SQL queries directly to the database.
What was your last job?( Make a story about your job) 
I worked for First Financial Insurance Company (It can be any company you put on yourresume) , I was involved in testing web base application which was integrated betweeninsurance agents, Customer and the Insurance company. I have been involved inwriting test plans, test cases, and test scripts. I have performed regression,performance, smoke, functional and database testing
What did you do at your last job?
In my last Job I was involved in testing a Web based application. As a QA tester, Iwrote test cases and test scripts. Performed functional, regression and testing. Iattended several walkthrough meetings for requirements reviews and provided
feedback to the business analysts. I also did quite a lot of backend testing whichrequired writing SQL queries directly to the database.
What were your day-to-day activities?
My day-to-
day activities involved writing test cases/scripts, review my coworker’s
scripts, execute them. Log the defect and retest the fixed bugs. Also we have biweeklymeeting in which we discuss bugs found last week, weekly status report and plan fornext week.
Have you written a test plan?
What is a Test Plan?
 A test plan is a document detailing a systematic approach to testing a system.It identifies test items, features to be tested, the testing tasks and who will do each task.It includes a table of contents, introduction, scope (intended audience, documentterminology and acronyms, references), overview of planned tests (test inclusions andexclusions) different types of testing that will be carried out, what software andhardware will be required, issues, risks, assumptions and a sign off section.
Have you written any Test Cases?
How did you write a Test Case?
You take the Use Cases and Software requirement Specifications (SRS) and create thetest cases from them, and make sure you cover all the functionalities in your test case.You also prioritize the test cases according to the severity levels.
What is a test case and what does it include.
Test cases form a checklist. Each test case describes in a short statement what should occur.
Have you written any Test Scripts?
How did you write a test script?
Test script is a detailed step-by-step instruction on how to test the application. Itincludes action, expected results, pass/fail
and comments.
What is a Test script?
A test script is detailed step-by-step instructions on how to test the application. Itincludes action, expected results, pass/fail and comments.
How many test scripts did you write in your last project?
About 80+
Give me an example of a test case you wrote?
Scenario:The policyholder was able to see his payment history.
Login in the system with the valid login and password.
Click on the “Payment” tab located on left top of the page.
Click on the “Payment History” button.
Chose the date from the calendar.
Click on submit button.
Verify that the chosen dates are showing the payment history.
What was your biggest accomplishment at your last job?
When an application was taken from a policyholder and then transmitted toheadquarters, all personal applicant information was to clear off the application. I founda policy that when completed and transmitted, could still be viewed on the applicationwhich posed privacy concerns.
What did you do what makes you different and valuable at your last job?
I brought a vast domain experience from Insurance, Financial and retail with me.I had great communicating and analytical skills. I was one of the Senior QA and wastesting the High priority functionalities.
How big was the last team you worked in?

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