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How to test a toaster? (interview question)

I want to know how we should approach for testing real world objects. The problem that I faced before is to get the list of use cases from interviewer. Whenever I asked what the real world object ...
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Type of direct and indirect Testing in software testing

I have been asked in interviews What are direct and indirect scenarios in Testing?. Can anyone put some light on this question. I search on google but do not satisfied with answer.
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Regarding pay for entry level

I hope I am asking this question in the right spot; I'm new here. I didn't know whether to put this on here or the Workplace as it does concern testing so I deleted my previous question and re-asked ...
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Testing a tester with example projects

I'm currently going through the stages of hiring a new junior tester into my team. I would like to give some of the potential candidates who don't necessarily have much of a testing background an ...
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system testing and alpha testing

System test is done on a fully integrated system and is done at developers site by the testers team. Acceptance test is of two types : alpha and beta alpha is done at developers site and by the ...
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Software Tester Job Interview: Case studies on Test Design

Case Studies during job interview is a great technique which allows to find out how the candidate would behave in different situation. For instance, the following case: Given a developer ...
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Is it realistic to try to hire someone who is a developer and a tester?

I've been trying to hire a tester for a few months without success. I really want to find someone who is both a tester and a developer, not because I want them to do two roles, but because the kind of ...
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Software Testing as a career path? Becoming a test architect

I am working as a software tester, basically black box using both manual and automation testing approaches. Looking down the lane, I see several career paths ahead of me, but definitely not manual ...
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How Does System Testing Differ From System Integration Testing (SIT)?

I was asked this question during an interview. My thoughts are SIT is performed on a complete systems and System Testing can be done on a single module as well.
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How to test search engine results?

I had an interview question: You were told that a search engine result by target query does not satisfy a requirement by its position. How would you test it? How would you test it? I had some ...
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How can I transition into getting into QA?

I've been working in various helpdesk/software support positions for several years now, but my goal has always been to work in the field of QA. I enjoy problem solving and I'm always trying to learn ...
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What are the test cases or test scenarios for palindrome

In the interview, the employer asked me to write test cases or test scenarios to check the Palindrome of the word. I said one with positive test case and another with negative test cases. But employer ...
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How do people express their ability to test software?

Software developers are usually able to build up portfolios of projects they may have worked on and prospective employers might carry out programming tests to determine the level of their abilities. ...
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Could I get a job by sending a list of bugs found in products of potential employer?

DISCLAIMER: I could not resist not to ask this question, although I know there is no single, objective answer. Please, delete it or turn it into community wiki. As a potential employer, how would you ...
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Resume and job seeking advice - career change from Development to Testing

I am a former senior software developer who is looking to get into testing, and I would like some advice on how to structure my resume, as well as any general tips on how best to look for work and ...
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Should we reject QA candidates based on basic reasoning and math tests?

Short version: When hiring experienced QA people, do you want someone who has good technical skills, or do you want someone who has good aptitude skills? My boss says that if the guy can't solve ...
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What should you look for in a testing manager?

In some organizations, individual contributors have the opportunity to interview their prospective manager. What should testers look for in a testing manager?
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How should you interview for QA Automation positions?

A variant on the How should you interview for QA positions? I am interviewing candidates for an Automation position, we don't use commercial automation tools, but rather use a framework using mainly ...
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What proficiency should a software tester have in SQL?

Both in my current job and in my previous job, there are a number of areas of the application to test that require mining data from a relational database, specifically Microsoft SQL Server of various ...
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What benefit does having developer experience or background have on the effectiveness of a tester?

One thing that I've benefited from in my testing career is that I do have some knowledge of software development coding methods and concepts. While I probably could not code my way out of a paper bag ...
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How does a tester's perspective toward software differ from a developer's?

Just as there are developers who are orders of magnitude more productive and creative than other developers, so are there testers who are similarly outstanding. We all have our opinions about what ...
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How do you prepare yourself for a testing position?

I'm a developer. Right now we don't have much in my firm in the way of testers. Whether I do it here, or go to a different firm, I'm very interested in becoming a full time tester. How would I prepare ...
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Is the “Joel Test” appropriate when looking for a QA job?

The "Joel Test" lists 12 items to look for in a software company: Do you use source control? Can you make a build in one step? Do you make daily builds? Do you have a bug database? Do you fix bugs ...
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How should you interview for QA positions?

Joel has his "The Guerrilla Guide to Interviewing (version 3.0)", but that's really for programmers. How should you go about interviewing testers? We ask programmers to program on a whiteboard; how ...