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After a release, some users are able to login but some are getting error. Can anyone suggest 10 reasons [on hold]

After a release, some users are able to login but some are getting error as soon as submit button clicked even their credentials are correct. Can anyone suggest 10 reasons After doing some research, ...
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Testing Real World Objects - Interview

I have a Junior QA interview coming up, and I was asked to learn the basics of Selenium. I have done this through free tutorials. I am fine with the Selenium concepts, but I was told I would be asked ...
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What type of tests you should do first?

I had this question in a job interview: Imagine that you have got a new application. You have never seen it before, it is absolutely new. What types of testing will you do first? As far as I ...
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Interview Preparation

How can prepare for quality automation analyst (1 yr exp) interview? Actually this is the final round. They've said like there will be a technical discussion and soft skills with the QA lead and ...
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Communication vs. Technical skills ,how to choose in a given hiring QA position?

Context: As been involved in QA hiring positions from last couple of years in different companies, I have been seeing the trend as QA is getting more and more technical.Now it is reaching to a point ...
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Coding assignment for Ruby QA job?

I'm trying to hire a QA engineer to come in and relieve some technical debt on our test suite. I'm having a hard time testing their knowledge of ruby and testing scripts in ruby. Any suggestions on a ...
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When can a QA tester start their job?

According to SDLC Process, testing by QA testers only stars at 'Testing' phase. Is that saying before 'Testing' phase, QA testers have no work to do. When can a tester actually start his/her job ? ...
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Importance of having tests in home test assignments when applying for a new job

I've been a part of the interviewing process for Software Engineering positions (including QA engineers as well) in our team for the past several years and I am still struggling to determine my ...
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Switching from development to testing [duplicate]

I am working as a software developer from last 2 years but I am still very slow at programming. My concepts and logical skills are good but I get stressed while completing complex tasks. I am ...
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ISTQB question: Statement and Decision coverage

READ A READ B READ C IF C>A THEN IF C>B THEN PRINT "C must be smaller bla bla.." ELSE PRINT "Proceed to next stage" ENDIF ELSE PRINT "B CAN BE SMALLER THEN C" ENDIF Could someone explain to me ...
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On what metrics are the debugging skills of an interview candidate assessed?

In one of my recent interviews, they were assessing the debugging skills of a candidate with this question: When you upload a picture in Facebook, it fails. But it works in your friend's system. ...
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Why are automation testers interviewed the same way as developers?

A junior automation developer I work with who has around two years of experience interviewed for a QA position. He was asked to write some basic programs for whiteboard exercises like checking if a ...
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please give me example of the following Priority and Severity of bug? [closed]

in my interview i was asked there is a login page in which the forget password button is not working what will be Severity and Priority and then he told me what if the Submit button not working ...
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What is Sql data conditioning?

This question was asked during QA interview. What is SQL data conditioning? Is it creating test data using SQL scripts to test different scenarios?
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What is difference between Test Design & Test Architecture?

Could anyone explain the difference between Test Design and Test Architecture? More specifically; if you tell someone to present Test Design - what would you expect them to present? Same goes for ...
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How to do system testing of power window switches in real car environment

I am planning to write test specifications for verification, validation of power window switches: driver side: auto up/down, manual up/down, door lock, window lock passenger, rear right , rear left: ...
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Why this “WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();” Not this “ChromeDriver driver= new ChromeDriver();”

Why we always do: WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(); Not this: ChromeDriver driver= new ChromeDriver(); Any special reason, except object size ?
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What questions would help one learn from an experienced QA professional?

In all industries seasoned veterans can have a hug amount of experience and knowledge about good and bad practices within their industry What are some of the questions that you would post to a ...
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While hiring can I ask a QA candidate to find bugs on this game as an interview homework

While interviewing a QA candidate, we showed him our company's game from the Google Play Store. We asked him to play a bit and tell what the game is about. The game is simple enough, and we expect ...
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How to answer interview question “You find a major bug, but no developers are present. What do you do?"

At my last job interview, I was asked: You find a major bug, but no developers are present. The release deadline is today. What do you do? It's not a difficult question, but it can be answered in ...
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How to answer these growth and coverage testing interview questions?

I have two interview questions, please help me to research the best answer: What are sources that you often use to consult and improve your testing knowledge? How do you know that your test cases ...
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Is asking about “The most interesting bug in your career” a good interview question?

We've been interviewing for quite some time and I've been asking candidates: What is the most interesting bug you've found in your career? Either the most interesting, or the one they are proud of ...
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Detecting observation skills during an interview

In our company, we think that some of the key skills for a tester are the attention to detail and observation skills, these are some of the major things we are looking for in the interviews. What ...
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How will automation testing be different at all Software Testing Level?

I have a few doubts about Automation Testing at each testing level, These question is being asked in an interview. Test Level:- 1. Unit Testing 2. Integration Testing 3. System Testing 4. User ...
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User Story vs Test Scenario

I still do not fully understand the difference between a User Story and a Test Scenario. How are the two different?
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What can a candidate tester do to blow up an interview?

We are going to have a couple of interviews coming up soon for a position in our QA department. The position requires quite a lot of manual testing and a bit of test automation which is going to grow. ...
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What should senior QA know to transition to a Test Manager position?

I am looking to transition to a test manager role and I'm up for an interview. Been doing test automation for more than 2 years, being QA lead at a startup where I initiated and executed QA process, ...
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Test strategy for a backend engine moving from legacy to latest Java stack - interview question

One of my interview questions was: Assume you are working on a desktop application. Client application communicates with Backend engine for biz logic and as well rendering of data. Come up ...
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How to learn designing performance test strategies and performance tuning?

I have learned and implemented JMeter in my current project. Now I want to move to the next level and learn performance testing in depth. I gave an interview for a performance tester role and they ...
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Qualification required to become a Software Tester [duplicate]

One of my friend wants to start career in Software Testing. I have suggested him to join some software testing classes and take ISTQB foundation level certification. But the thing is he has ...
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Pair-testing with a candidate during an interview

Would it be a good idea to have an interview in a format of a paired exploratory testing session with a candidate on a manual/automated testing position? A thing under test might be an internal web ...
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What can be the question for practical task for the QA candidate?

There is one practical task which we are using since 5 year to analyze the right candidate for QA position. The task contains following things - Functional document : Candidate have to read whole ...
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Interview Question: How to plan and design testing for a web application?

For example, how would you test the login functionality of a system and what would be your approach (during the interview) to show a true understanding of the QA role ? I am not looking for test cases,...
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What is the best way to perform informal testing?

Sometimes I got the projects which don't have any formal requirement, Client provides us AUT directly and ask to perform testing on it. In this case, what is the best way to start testing?
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How to handle client when developer worked very well and tester are not finding bugs in Application

I am working on a project, on that project developers are doing a very good job that we hardly find the bugs on that application. Everything is running very smoothly client is very happy with the ...
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Software Tester Tests and exercises for Interviews (junior level) [closed]

Just a quick question, I'm running interviews for a Junior Tester role to work with me, and would like to give a Software Tester Test to help filter through applicants - does anyone know of any good ...
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What if the application has functionality that wasn't in the requirements?

It may take serious effort to determine if an application has significant unexpected or hidden functionality, and it would indicate deeper problems in the software development process. If the ...
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What if the software is so buggy it can't really be tested at all?

I know the best bet in this situation is for the testers to go through the process of reporting blocking-type problems initially show up, with the focus being on critical bugs. Since, this type of ...
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What to do when defect is found in production but not during the QA phase?

In one of my interviews, I was asked this question What to do when defect is found in production but not during the QA phase? I answered it this way: Check for impact on the system. And if is of ...
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Java programming [closed]

Can anyone help me to suggest some links to learn practical Java programming. I want to move to Selenium testing and the interview I faced they are asking about Java programming but I'm not able to ...
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What can be done if requirements are changing continuously in Agile?

If requirements are likely to change frequently during development. Although a complete change in requirement is possible, most of the time, it is the technical details that are subject to change. e.g....
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Selenium vs Protractor - how to choose [closed]

Selenium or Protractor? In what circumstances is Protractor a better tool for testing a web application than Selenium? I often see interview questions about Selenium, but Protractor seems to me to ...
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Online application with a bug to learn troubleshooting of HTTP traffic

Is there any online Web application with known bugs that I could use to verify candidate's skills in troubleshooting? In particular I am looking for something that will allow a candidate to ...
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What are the key differences between the roles of Assistant Team Lead and Team Lead in Testing? [closed]

Recently I was interviewed for the role of Assistant team lead and the interviewer asked about the difference between the roles and responsibilities of an Assistant Team Lead and a Team Lead. I am ...
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What kind of questions should i ask a Automation Test Engineer candidate and how should i judge him? [duplicate]

I am recently selected in interview panel for Automation Engineers. As i have never taken interviews till now, i am confused about how to judge a candidate? What kind of question should i ask to him ...
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How would you test this calculator? [closed]

A short while ago I applied for a QA internship. The first round of interviews involved a video conference call with some of the Software Testers from the company. At some point during the interview ...
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How much time it takes to automate 10 test cases of an module using selenium

It's an Interview question: If each test case contains 8-10 lines within it. Then what would be the average time to automate them? I think it depends on the following factors: Complexity of the ...
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Explain different views on software quality? [closed]

Different views on software quality? Please explain me in details.
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How to test speakers (sound system)?

This question was asked to me in my recent interview for a junior QA position. Any suggestions?
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What are the entry and exit criteria in performance testing? [closed]

This question was asked to me in an interview.