Testing Interview Questions for Experienced

What is Requirement Traceability Matrix?

The Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM) is a tool to make sure that project requirement remain same throughout the whole development process. RTM is used in the development process because of following reasons:

- To determine whether the developed project is meet the requirements of the user.
- To determine all the requirements given by the user.
- To make sure the application requirement can be fulfilled in the verification process.

What is difference between Pilot and Beta testing?

The differences between these two are listed below:

- A beta test when the product is about to release to the end user whereas pilot testing take place in the earlier phase of the development cycle.

- In beta testing application is given to a few user to make sure that application meet the user requirement and does not contain any showstopper whereas in case of pilot testing team member give their feedback to improve the quality of the application.

Describe how to perform Risk analysis during software testing?

Risk analysis is the process of identifying risk in the application and prioritizing them to test. Following are some of the risks:

1. New Hardware.
2. New Technology.
3. New Automation Tool.
4. Sequence of code delivery.
5. Availability of application test resources.

We prioritize them into three categories these are:

- High magnitude: Impact of the bug on the other functionality of the application.
- Medium: it can be tolerable in the application but not desirable.
- Low: it can be tolerable. This type of risk has no impact on the company business.

What is Silk Test?

Silk Test is a tool developed for performing the regression and functionality testing of the application. Silk Test a tool is used when we are testing the applications which are based on Window, Java, web or traditional client/server. Silk Test help in preparing the test plan and management of those test plans, to provide the direct accessing of the database and validation of the field.

What is difference between Master Test Plan and Test Plan.

The differences between Master Plan and Test Plan are given below:

- Master Test Plan contains all the testing and risk involved area of the application where as Test case document contains test cases.

- Master Test plan contain all the details of each and every individual tests to be run during the overall development of application whereas test plan describe the scope, approach, resources and schedule of performing test.

- Master Test plan contain the description of every tests that is going to be performed on the application where as test plan only contain the description of few test cases. during the testing cycle like Unit test, System test, beta test etc

- Master Test Plan is created for all large projects but when it is created for the small project then we called it as test plan.

How to deal with not reproducible bug?

A bug cannot be reproduced for following reasons:

1. Low memory.
2. Addressing to non available memory location.
3. Things happening in a particular sequence.

Tester can do following things to deal with not reproducible bug:

- Includes steps that are close to the error statement.
- Evaluate the test environment.
- Examine and evaluate test execution results.
- Resources & Time Constraints must be kept in point.

What is the difference between coupling and cohesion?

The difference between coupling and cohesion is discussed below:

- Cohesion is the degree which is measure dependency of the software component that combines related functionality into a single unit whereas coupling means that binding the related functionality into different unit.

- Cohesion deals with the functionality that related different process within the single module where as coupling deals with how much one module is dependent on the other modules within the application.

- It is good to increase the cohesion between the software whereas increasing coupling is avoided.

What is the role of QA in a project development?

The role of Quality Assurance is discussed below:

- QA team is responsible for monitoring the process to be carried out for development.
- Responsibilities of QA team are planning testing execution process.
- QA Lead creates the time tables and agrees on a Quality Assurance plan for the product.
- QA team communicated QA process to the team members.
- QA team ensures traceability of test cases to requirements.

When do you choose automated testing over manual testing?

This choice between automated testing over manual testing can be based upon following factors:

1. Frequency of use of test case
2. Time Comparison (automated script run much faster than manual execution.)
3. Reusability of Automation Script
4. Adaptability of test case for automation.
5. Exploitation of automation tool

What are the key challenges of software testing?

Following are some challenges of software testing:

1. Application should be stable enough to be tested.
2. Testing always under time constraint.
3. Understanding the requirements.
4. Domain knowledge and business user perspective understanding.
5. Which tests to execute first?
6. Testing the Complete Application.
7. Regression testing.
8. Lack of skilled testers.
9. Changing requirements.
10. Lack of resources, tools and training.
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Nice collections of Questions
Really useful article for all software engineers respective of the domain.
Ravi Jadhav 10-20-2015
Nice article
Nice articles covering few important software testing interview questions.

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Nageshwar 10-3-2015
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ravi kumar 09-7-2015
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Kishor 07-3-2015
how to use tool use a tool in manual testiung.
bhavik 05-13-2015
defect cetegories( Extra)
i want more about extra defects in real time environment,
Rakesh 05-7-2015
Selenium Questions
Almost all the manual part is covered good.Please update all the selenium web driver questions also
poorna 01-17-2015
Mainframe testing
A good collection of testing questions!! Vood job
Viswa 12-2-2014
manual testing and automation testing
as a tester how many test cases can prepare for one module...
naresh 11-17-2014
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Its really good collection..Try to Add much more..!
Ali 10-30-2014
looking more on real time interview q and answres for manual and along with selenium java and tiil related for experienced
its good and along with what is cross browser testing and UAT testing for experienced ,
more information regarding agile methodology and others.

looking more on real time interview q and answres for manual and along with selenium java and tiil related for experienced
mylarappa 10-9-2014
Can add more questions
Difference between severity and priority ?
Manu Jindal 10-7-2014
Its very informative, really helps in preparing interviews
sudheesh 08-12-2014
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rajesh 07-31-2014
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basweshwar 06-27-2014
RTM is also used in testing
the first question regarding RTM states its used in development. But the same is also used in testing to track that each requirement has a corresponding test scenarios.
rash 01-18-2014
Testing Interview questions.
Good collection. But still can include many more questions and answers too can be better.
Raji 12-13-2013