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Is it possible to test software with automation only and no manual testing? [closed]

Without manual testing, can we perform automation testing? And how do we do that?
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What are all things you will check in API Testing? (Assuming you are a manual software tester)

This is an interview question. What points are they looking for when asking this question, you are using REST API. Check for errors, data accuracy, right status codes?
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Interview Question: How do you test lights of the room?

I was applying for QA intern in a company. There were 3 lights forming a triangle. Interviewer said to me that the developer built the lights in a triangular form. He then asked what'd I do as a QA to ...
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How can I assess a company's agile testing maturity during an interview with them?

What questions should I ask during the interview process and what am I looking for in the answers that they give (or don't) in order that I gain a good understanding of what testing processes and ...
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Automation testing using an inside framework and nothing famous

I'm a Computer Science student who started as a Software QA Automation Developer at a big company. The team is using kind of old tech, so we do not use Selenium or any other well-known framework. I ...
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Is there a difference between Testing Summary Report in Agile vs Non-Agile methodologies?

This question was asked to me in an interview to a well known consulting company. I'm not quite sure what was the correct answer for I did not receive a constructive feedback from my interviewer
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preparation for technical/practical assessment both manual and automated testing for an SDET role at a dream company

I'm having my last interview challenge next week for an SDET Role at a company that I pray every day to nail it. The recruitment steps I passed so far are: interview with HR manager theoretical ...
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How many more test cases are required to achieve provide 100% statement and 100% decision coverage?

You have designed test cases to provide 100% statement and 100% decision coverage for the following fragment of code. if width > length then biggest_dimension = width else biggest_dimension = ...
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Given the following fragment of code, how many tests are required for 100% decision coverage?

if width > length then biggest_dimension = width if height > width then biggest_dimension = height end_if else biggest_dimension = length if height > ...
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What will be the statement coverage, decision coverage and branch coverage of these following problem?

I have been trying to get ISTQB certification and this is my first time with manual testing stuffs, I found it very interesting but can some please tell me how to find the statement coverage, decision ...
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Tests that cannot be automatable in BDD model but can be automatable in TDD model

I have been to a interview. The interviewer said they were using BDD model in their project. He asked me this question. Define some Tests that cannot be automatable in BDD model but can be ...
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What steps to take when you spot a bug before release?

Imagine you are responsible for testing a web application. Your team is preparing a release of a new feature. Just before the release you spot a bug. What next steps would you take next to resolve ...
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Test Design Interview Question - How will you test a photo sharing app (like Instagram)

The interview format for Software Engineers at FAANG (and similar companies that follow the same structure) comprise of a System Design Interview portion. From recent interview experience, I learnt ...
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How would you answer this interview whiteboard question about testing multipart forms?

How do I answer this tech interview whiteboard question on testing? What is the minimal number of tests to cover the functionality of Scenario #1? Scenario #1: The application depicted below is a ...
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Interview question on doing a production release with a bug

There was an interview question as: There is a production release planned tomorrow. QA found a critical bug. The dev team is working hard to fix it with extra effort but they aren't anywhere close to ...
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What types of testing did you do - what does the employer want to hear?

While looking for a job, I came across that the questionnaires often ask the same question: what types of testing have you worked with? During a personal interview it would be possible to clarify by ...
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Order/Handling of thousands of defects just before release

This question has been asked to me in an interview with a really good company.Below i will provide the question in the form of our interaction(M:me & I:interviewer).Though there is no definitive ...
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Test Plan/Strategy of an application which has API +DB

I have faced this question numerous times during interviews. Given a simple application diagram (like below) how would you test it or what will be your test plan or test strategy. I know it is a very ...
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Preparation for Interviews

Being an experienced software tester, how do you prepare yourself technically before appearing in the interviews? I've had around 6-year experience in software testing, but when it comes to preparing ...
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Selenium automation interview preperation question [closed]

What error does this line return when I pass a URL without HTTPS or HTTP driver.get("www.google.com"); It was asked to a fresher in his interview.
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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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Want to move to testing after having almost 7 years of development experience

I'm having almost 7 years of experience as a developer and would like to know if I can move to testing without having any experience in it except for Unit testing of course. My reasons for moving to ...
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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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How do I verify ISTQB certificate of a person

Some strange thing is happening. I have a CV of a candidate for taking position in my project. They state they have ISTQB certificate and provide certificate number. But I'm not able to find any ...
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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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