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71 basic SQA / testing interview questions

By admin | July 26, 2007


1.What is the Difference between Project and Product testing? What difference yo
u have observed while testing the Clint/Server application and web server applic
ation
2.What are the differences between interface and integration testing? Are system
specification and functional specification the same? What are the differences b
etween system and functional testing?
3.What is Multi Unit testing?
4.What are the different types, methodologies, approaches, methods in software t
esting
5.What is the difference between test techniques and test methodology?
6.What is meant by test environment,â⠬¦ what is meant by DB installing and configuring
deploying skills?
7.What is logsheet? And what are the components in it?
8.What is Red Box testing? What is Yellow Box testing? What is Grey Box testing?
9.What is business process in software testing?
10.What is the difference between Desktop application testing and Web testing?
11.Find the values of each of the alphabets. N O O N S O O N + M O O N J YOU N E
12.With multiple testers how does one know which test cases are assigned to them
? â⠬¢ Folder structure â⠬¢ Test process
13.What kind of things does one need to know before starting an automation proje
ct?
14.What is difference between a Test Plan, a Test Strategy, A Test Scenario, and
A Test Case? What s is their order of succession in the STLC?
15.How many functional testing tools are available? What is the easiest scriptin
g language used?
16.Which phase is called as the Blackout or Quite Phase in SDLC?
17.When an application is given for testing, with what initial testing the testi
ng will be started and when are all the different types of testing done followin
g the initial testing?
18.What is difference between test plan and use case?
19.In an application if I enter the delete button it should give an error messag
e â⠬ŠAre you sure you want to deleteâ⠬ but the application gives the message as â
it is how would you rate its severity?
20.Who are the three stake holders in testing?
21.What is meant by bucket testing?
22.What is test case analysis?
23.The recruiter asked if I have Experience in Pathways. What is this?
24.What is the difference between GUI testing and black box testing
25.What are the main things we have to keep in mind while writing the test cases
? Explain with format by giving an example
26.How we can write functional and integration test cases? Explain with format b
y giving examples.
27.Explain the water fall model and V- model of software development life cycles
with block diagrams.
28.For notepad application can any one write the functional and system test case
s?
29.Can you give me the exact answer for Test Bug?
30.What is the difference between Use Case and test case?
31.What is installation shield in testing
32.What is one key element of the test case?
33.What are the management tools we have in testing?
34.Can we write Functional test case based on only BRD or only Use case?
35.What s main difference between smoke and sanity testing? When are these perform
ed?
36.What Technical Environments have you worked with?
37.Have you ever converted Test Scenarios into Test Cases?
38.What is the ONE key element of Ã¢â ¬Ë test case ?
39.What is the ONE key element of a Test Plan?
40.What is SQA testing? tell us steps of SQA testing
41.How do you promote the concept of phase containment and defect prevention?
42.Which Methodology you follow in your test case?
43.What are the test cases prepared by the testing team
44.During the start of the project how will the company come to an conclusion th
at tool is required for testing or not?
45.Define Bug Life Cycle? What is Metrics
46.What is a Test procedure?
47.What is the difference between SYSTEM testing and END-TO-END testing?
48.What is Traceability Matrix? Is there any interchangeable term for Traceabili
ty Matrix? Are Traceability Matrix and Test Matrix same or Different?
49.What is the difference between an exception and an error?
50.Correct bug tracking process - Reporting, Re-testing, Debugging, â⠬¦..?
51.What is the difference between bug and defect?
52.How much time is/should be allocated for testing out of total Development tim
e based on industry standards?
53.What are test bugs?
54.Define Quality - bug free, Functionality working or both?
55.What is the purpose of software testing s - Bug removal, System s functionality w
orking, quality or all?
56.What is the major difference between Web services & client server environment
?
57.Is there any tool to calculate how much time should be allocated for testing
out of total development?
58.What is Scalability testing? Which tool is used?
59.Define Reliability?
60.Best to solve defects - requirements, plan, design, code / testing phase?
61.Cost of solving a bug from requirements phase to testing phase - increases sl
owly, decreases, increases steeply or remains constant?
62.What is scalability testing? What are the phases of the scalability testing?
63.What is the difference between end to end testing and system testing.
64.What kind of things does one need to know before starting an automation proje
ct?
65.Have you worked with data pools and what is your opinion on them? Give me an
example as to how a script would handle the data pool.
66.What is difference between a Test Plan, a Test Strategy, A Test Scenario, and
A Test Case? What s is their order of succession in the STLC?
67.How many functional testing tools are available? What is the easiest scriptin
g language used?
68.If we found the bug in SRS or FRS, how to categorize that bug?
69.What is the difference between end to end testing and system testing.
70.What is the difference between a defect and an enhancement?
71.Project is completed. Completed means that UAT testing is going. In that situ
ation as a tester what will you do?