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Software Testing Interview Questions
Majority of the questions that can be asked during a manual testing interview are covered below. They are divided on the area which they fall into. The answers for the same are found in the corresponding sections in this website.
Interview questions related to General Testing Terms and Types of Testing
What is Software Testing. Why do we need it?
What is Verification and Validation?
What is White / Black / Gray box testing?
What is QA and QC?
What is the difference between QA/QC and V&V(Verification and Validation)?
What is Structural Testing?
What is Functional Testing?
What is System Testing?
What is Integration Testing?
What is Unit Testing?
What is regression and Retesting? what is the difference between Regression and Retesting?
What is negative testing?
What is Performance testing?
What is Stress testing?
What is Load testing?
What is Adhoc testing?
What is Exploratory Testing?
What is Exhaustive Testing?
What is the difference between smoke and sanity testing?
What is Soak Testing?
What is Compatibility Testing?
What is Alpha & Beta Testing?
What is Acceptance Testing?
What is Installation testing?
What is the difference between static testing and dynamic testing?
What is the difference between I18N and L10N?
Interview questions related to different SDLC's and TLC
What are the different software QA methodologies?
What are the Different SDLC's you are aware of?
Explain v-model. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Explain waterfall model. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
Explain iterative model.
When is testing started in the SDLC?
What is Agile Process?
What is Test life cycle?
Interview questions related to Defects/bugs
What is the difference between a Bug and a defect?
Define a bug life cycle. What are the different states of a bug?
What are the contents of a bug report?
What is the difference between severity and Priority (with respect to a bug)?
Who sets severity and priority?
What do you do if the defect is rejected?
What do you do if the Bug is not reproducible?
Give me a Defect example for each severity from your project .
Interview questions related to Test design techniques
What is boundary value analysis? Explain with an example.
What is equivalence class partitioning? Explain with an example.
What is Root Cause Analysis / Fault Tree Analysis?
What do you currently do to set up Test Environment in your current project?
Interview questions related to Test Process
Briefly state an example of a couple of requirements in your previous project.
Briefly state the test cases for the requirements you have discussed.
Why do we need a Test Plan? What are the contents of a test plan?
What are the risks in your current project? This is part of test plan content.
What is Entry criteria? What is the Entry criteria in your project?
What is Exit criteria? What is the Exit criteria in your project?
What is the difference between test plan and the test strategy?
When do you decide to stop testing?
How to verify if a test case is missed for any requirement?
What is a Traceability matrix? What is it used for?
How to ensure requirements are covered?
What is the Process involved in Test Case Design?
Interview questions related to Estimation
How would you do an estimation for Test execution?
What is Test Summary?
What are the contents of Test Report?
How do you calculate Requirements Volatility?
How do you calculate Review Efficiency?
How do you calculate Productivity in Test Execution?
How do you calculate Defect Rejection Ratio?
How do you calculate Defect Fix Rejection Ratio?
How do you calculate Delivered Defect Density?
How do you calculate Outstanding defect ratio?
How do you calculate COQ (Cost of Quality)?
How do you calculate Schedule Variance?
How do you calculate Effort variance?
What are the general Release Metrics?
Interview questions related to Test Management
What is the Test Management Tool used in your project?
What is Configuration Management? What is currently used in your project?
Why do we need to check Code Coverage? Examples for such tools?
What are Memory Leaks? Examples for such tools?
Interview questions related to CAPA
What is CAPA?
What could be the Action plan for Defect Slippage?
What could be the Action plan for Productivity Increase?
General Interview questions
Briefly explain your project and your contributions.
How do you handle conflicts between the developer and tester?
What are your roles and responsibilities?
What are the different roles performed as part of Test Management?