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Don't be afraid, finding someone more senior than you is fun, your finding a teammate you can learn from. Do understand X+ years does not mean more senior, experience is something that does not necessarily come with time. What do you expect from a candidate better then you? At-least same basic level A Senior should be able to teach, might need very good ...


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If I was being interviewed and was asked this question, first of all i would start off by trying to quench my curiosity. How much time do i have? What type of a toaster is it? How much power limit does it operate on as per the vendor? Does the vendor provide any user manual or claims documentation? How does it work? Is it timer based or manual toaster? ...


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The Parking Calculator that is on Markus Gartner's site is a good way to have someone test something, and if they peruse the site as well for interest good for them. The calculator is a well known example you can find more on as well if you want. It's hard to do auditions, I recently did one for my position and they gave me materials that I needed to ...


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I'm the team leader of a software development team in a software development company. I work together with 5 to 7 other software developers. I regularly interview people that are more experienced than I am. Also, some of my employees are more experienced than I am (in years and in technical knowledge). This is what helps me in my role as an interviewer: ...


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Just because they have more experience than you, they may not be be a better Tester/QA than you. The phrase "One year of experience repeated n times." comes up because you do see this happen in industry. Thus, your first task during the interview should be to establish that they do indeed have the relevant experience and can present themselves as someone one ...


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I've heard this phrase several times over the years, mostly from startups: "hire someone smarter than yourself". I suspect one element of smarts is experience. You should approach the interview asking, "what could this person teach me?" and if it's the right fit maybe you can teach them something too!


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If you enjoy testing more than you enjoy developing, then that's all you need to say. No sensible interviewer expects a developer with a year's experience to have really good coding skills: unless your skills with code are weak compared to other developers with your level of experience it should not be an issue. On a personal note, I started my career as ...


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If you want to focus on quality and not on development skills, maybe you can ask the developer what he does to enhance the overall product quality and software development processes. Questions that come to mind are: What steps do you take to test your own work? Do you have experience with and practice TDD? How do you practice code-reviews and what where ...


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I would have responded with a clarification of exactly what "offline" means. I can think of three possible definitions. Offline means disconnected from a network. If it is part of the requirements that your application be available without a network connection, then I would begin testing the offline capabilities as soon as those features are ready, as per ...


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I think your understanding of these testing types is a little skewed. A system test is done within the system itself; and NOT at a developers sandbox. Tests at a developer machine are typically unit tests. For acceptance testing, that is usually when you put your product in front of a focus group to get their feedback and see if it meets requirements. ...


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Take yourself serious from the start, getting a pay upgrade in a later stadium is always harder then at the start. Discussing a better salary also shows some of your non technical skills which might impress them. First you should think about how much money you actual need on a monthly basis. You could then wait for their offer and see if meets your needs. ...


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It is important that you conduct the interview because you can decide if that senior person will gel in with the rest of the team, work well with them ( and you ) and be a positive force for the team. Having more experience is alright, but working with a team is more critical and needs to be evaluated.


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Look up behavioral questions. like: tell me about situation when customer wanted patch before QA considered it ready, and how you estimated/explained the risks tell me about situation when regression occurred (bug in existing functionality which QA should catch but did not), and what happened next. What you learned? How you changed/improved process? tell ...


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Googling this question gives multiple sites where there are some example questions or mock tests for preparing for ISTQB foundation level certification. They illustrate well one of the problems in this kind of certification. None of the sites I found explained why this would be the correct answer (or asked for the applicant to explain it, for that matter). ...


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I am not sure about the billing system problem, however I've found these resources very helpful in understanding and setting up test automation. http://safsdev.sourceforge.net/FRAMESDataDrivenTestAutomationFrameworks.htm Also, specifically to Python + Pytest based frameworks that help in abstraction of test cases check out Robot Framework. It has detailed ...


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You should check with the hiring manager about your role on the interview team. If I were asking you to interview managers, I'd be looking for your perspective on how this person will lead you. Open ended behavioral questions are good, especially if they lead to a story. Some questions that come to mind: Tell me about when you successfully mentored ...


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Unless you are the only one in the company interviewing these candidates, stick with what you know. That's probably why your company asked you in the first place - because you know something about software development or how developers interact with testers. Don't try to ask a bunch of questions that random people recommend. Don't ask a bunch of questions ...


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I would assume that other people with managerial experience will ask (and evaluate) the candidate questions related to management skills, and your role is to check if they have real QA skills (but you should ask confirmation of my assumption - ask the person who asked you to participate what your role should be). If so, you are checking if candidate has QA ...


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System Testing is performed on completed software or application. Integration Testing happens in 2 places - Before System Testing and After System Testing. Integration Testing can be split as Integration and Testing which means you are integrating the unit or components and testing the handshakes between these modules. Once the integration testing is done ...


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Recently we have helped recruit a developer to our team. For the interview we brought a report of the bug we found recently and asked a candidate what could have been a possible root cause of the problem. The reason for asking that question was not much to verify whether the candidate has sufficient technical knowledge --- that had been checked by other ...


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A good place to start is to ask "Tell me a story about a time you worked together with QA" I want to hear stories like: QA needed this debug functionality to make testing more efficient / effective and we worked together and built it. This sort of tale tells me they understand that cooperation is critical. At the other extreme, I don't want to hear ...


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These days, there's a lot emphasis on agile development, continuous delivery, continuous deployment etc... These areas are very important irrespective of dev / QE roles. I can think of the following as of now. Ask questions around the common areas like best practices for faster release to market. Importance of Unit tests, code coverage. What are the tools ...


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For the job i have currently my boss asked me how i would QA a calculator program. The company was adding a multiplication functionality and wanted to know how i would go about testing it. The first thing i did was pull out a note pad and paper and started writing down boundary cases and COS requirements. This was definitely impressive for him because it ...


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I almost complete agree with Kate Paulk. Almost because I would say: If you don't have fun during work - change your job. In the last years I saw many (ok they were mostly trainees but hey..) people who didn't have fun in their given parts of software engineering and their useful output was much lower than the output of those who had fun doing their job. ...


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Parking Calculator as said above is an excellent website. Apart from that below are few websites (some belonging to automation tools). I believe these can be used for dummy testing: There is a book named “The Web Testing Handbook” by Steven Splaine and it has a case study. B&D is a fictitious online brokerage firm created with the specific purpose of ...


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I suppose first of all you should analyse a few thing, How will the company benefit from you? Do you have the knowledge and will(since its your first job and I assumed you haven't done any real testing yet) to meet the requirements? What kind of career opportunity does the job provide? Think of where you would like to be 5 years from now? And then ...


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Well, the answer will be specific to: the position and company you apply for, match between your experience and position requirements, and how well you can sell your experience during the interview. When I didn't know what money should I expect from my first job in a new domain, I participated in multiple interviews in a row. This way I was able to ...


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I would suggest to ask about payment and career opportunities on job interview. It's actually depens from place where you gonna work and your responsibilities.


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According to ISTQB glossary of terms Alpha testing: Simulated or actual operational testing by potential users/customers or an independent test team at the developers’ site, but outside the development organization. Alpha testing is often employed for off-the-shelf software as a form of internal acceptance testing. System testing: The process of testing ...


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I agree with user3557882. You are mixing metaphors. "System testing" was described by Boris Beizer in a model outlining of theoretical levels of testing (see Levels of Testing By contrast we have always used Alpha and Beta releases as part of a process to get bits into the hands of early adopters in order to get feedback from customers.



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