Tester interview questions and answers are completely based on the interview I and my friends attended during last years of working experience as Quality Assurance Testers. These SQA questions and scenarios are based only on real experience and were asked during actual QA interviews. Therefore, QA Tester who is looking for a Quality Assurance job will greatly benefit from this. If you are the first time job seeker as a QA Tester, then it can help you even better. Finally, if you are plant to attend an interview, you have to know these questions and answers by heart and must be very smooth in answering these questions. Practice in front of the friends or just a mirror, speak loud and clear. Most of the time, when you study the questions, you feel fine and feel relaxed, but the reality is, at the time of the actual interview, even though you feel you have the knowledge, cannot express it well. It may sound a little rough, but this is everyone’s hard experience. When you come out the interview door, you are deeply regretted. If you cannot remember these by heart, believe me, it may not work. Readers are welcome to post own questions and answers to the following SQA interview questions.

Would you hire an unskilled software QA Tester?

I just chatted with my old coworker who said his QA manager is planning about hiring QA Engineers for a few open positions. QA manager wants to try hiring cheap and not very qualified, just out of high school, testers. This may sound odd, but without knowing more about the company, and what this manager expects from the new QA testers, no one knows if the approach is a awful idea or a brilliant one. Once we were able to hire as QA Testers a few college interns, but our manager mixed them with a several experienced engineers. From another point of view one experienced tester is many times more valuable than three unskilled QA interns, because unskilled tester lack the knowledge of Quality Assurance processes, the risk of serious bugs escaping into production is higher, and they simply might never be up to the job.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

In some companies testing is considered as a easy job and everyone can do it.

Anonymous said...

if no one wants to hire unexperienced tester, where they will get an experience?

Anonymous said...

It is so demotivating that companies do not hire freshers in QA. Why can't they just give us a chance?

Anonymous said...

you want to know how I became an experienced tester? I learned a lot from books, blogs, etc. Then I got free one-month internship, then i made my resume like I was working there for 3 years, i was looking for a job for 2 months I applied many times, I had around 15 telephone interviews, 2 in-person, and finally i got a job at CISCO!!!that's how we do it.

Anonymous said...

where will the experience come from if companies do not give opportunities for freshers.

Anonymous said...

That doesn´t sound like a bad idea if you want to test as the end users would, most end users have no idea of what they have to do and they would not even read the manual, so the idea may be good depending on the intentions. Besides, we have to train some new ones every now and then to be able to have experienced ones in the near future.

Anonymous said...

Some bloody companies thinks that testing is does`t matter... so they hired like that persons... But they paid.. when application fails at customers end .... Urekaaaaa.... haha hahah

Anonymous said...

A unskilled QA tester can be hired in condition that person should be smart, logically good, good grasping power and most important should have good communication skills. In that case in few months fresher can easily becomes skilled and if person doesn't have skills mentioned above, he/she will be become liability to the company

Anonymous said...

We should give a chance to fresher. This is complex task but they can learn. Only bad thing is people are training so many QA left and right, to make a quick money, that is hurting everyone in the long run. QA market is getting saturated.

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