: Testing/QA Interview
is Capture/Replay Tool?
A test tool that records test
input as it is sent to the software under test. The input cases stored can then
be used to reproduce the test at a later time. Most commonly applied to GUI test
What is CMM?
The Capability Maturity Model for Software (CMM or SW-CMM) is a model for
judging the maturity of the software processes of an organization and for
identifying the key practices that are required to increase the maturity of
What is Cause Effect Graph?
A graphical representation of inputs and the associated outputs effects
which can be used to design test cases.
What is Code Complete?
Phase of development where functionality is implemented in entirety; bug
fixes are all that are left. All functions found in the Functional
Specifications have been implemented.
What is Code Coverage?
An analysis method that determines which parts of the software have been
executed (covered) by the test case suite and which parts have not been executed
and therefore may require additional attention.
What is Code Inspection?
A formal testing technique where the programmer reviews source code with a
group who ask questions analyzing the program logic, analyzing the code with
respect to a checklist of historically common programming errors, and analyzing
its compliance with coding standards.
What is Code Walkthrough?
A formal testing technique where source code is traced by a group with a
small set of test cases, while the state of program variables is manually
monitored, to analyze the programmer's logic and assumptions.
What is Coding?
The generation of source code.
What is Compatibility Testing?
Testing whether software is compatible with other elements of a system with
which it should operate, e.g. browsers, Operating Systems, or hardware.
What is Component?
A minimal software item for which a separate specification is available.
What is Component Testing?
See the question what is Unit Testing.
What is Concurrency Testing?
Multi-user testing geared towards determining the effects of accessing the
same application code, module or database records. Identifies and measures the
level of locking, deadlocking and use of single-threaded code and locking
What is Conformance Testing?
The process of testing that an implementation conforms to the specification
on which it is based. Usually applied to testing conformance to a formal
What is Context Driven Testing?
The context-driven school of software testing is flavor of Agile Testing
that advocates continuous and creative evaluation of testing opportunities in
light of the potential information revealed and the value of that information to
the organization right now.
What development model should programmers and the test group use?
How do you get programmers to build testability support into their code?
What is the role of a bug tracking system?
What are the key challenges of testing?
Have you ever completely tested any part of a product? How?
Have you done exploratory or specification-driven testing?
Should every business test its software the same way?
Discuss the economics of automation and the role of metrics in testing.
When have you had to focus on data integrity?
What are some of the typical bugs you encountered in your last assignment?
How do you prioritize testing tasks within a project?
How do you develop a test plan and schedule? Describe bottom-up and top-down
When should you begin test planning?
When should you begin testing?
What is Conversion Testing?
Testing of programs or procedures used to convert data from existing systems
for use in replacement systems.