: Testing/QA Interview
What is Binary Portability Testing?
Testing an executable application for portability across system platforms
and environments, usually for conformation to an ABI specification.
What is Black Box Testing?
Testing based on an analysis of the specification of a piece of software
without reference to its internal workings. The goal is to test how well the
component conforms to the published requirements for the component.
What is Bottom Up Testing?
An approach to integration testing where the lowest level components are
tested first, then used to facilitate the testing of higher level components.
The process is repeated until the component at the top of the hierarchy is
What is Boundary Testing?
Test which focus on the boundary or limit conditions of the software being
tested. (Some of these tests are stress tests).
What is Bug?
A fault in a program which causes the program to perform in an unintended or
What is Boundary Value Analysis?
BVA is similar to Equivalence Partitioning but focuses on "corner
cases" or values that are usually out of range as defined by the
specification. his means that if a function expects all values in range of
negative 100 to positive 1000, test inputs would include negative 101 and
What is Branch Testing?
Testing in which all branches in the program source code are tested at least
What is Breadth Testing?
A test suite that exercises the full functionality of a product but does not
test features in detail.
What is CAST?
Computer Aided Software Testing.
What is CMMI?
What do you like about computers?
Do you have a favourite QA book? More than one? Which ones? And why.
What is the responsibility of programmers vs QA?
What are the properties of a good requirement?
Ho to do test if we have minimal or no documentation about the product?
What are all the basic elements in a defect report?
Is an "A fast database retrieval rate" a testable requirement?
What is software quality assurance?
What is the value of a testing group? How do you justify your work and budget?
What is the role of the test group vis-?-vis documentation, tech support, and
How much interaction with users should testers have, and why?
How should you learn about problems discovered in the field, and what should you
learn from those problems?
What are the roles of glass-box and black-box testing tools?
What issues come up in test automation, and how do you manage them?