IT interviews usually start with behavioral interview questions like “tell me about yourself” and end with a questions from a candidate. The interviews for Selenium QA Egineer position are not different, except that in the middle the prospective tester should be prepared to answer on the technical Selenium interview questions. Unfortunately the job seeker has no control over what interview questions will be asked by hiring QA Manager or QA Tester. The good news that IT interview is not a contest to check who answers most questions right the shortest amount of time. The interview is about convincing the prospective employer that only you are good fit for the company and only you can get the job done. Having said that, there are definitely some common Selenium interview questions that you can be reasonably assured to get and the answers can make the deal or sent you back home. In the preparation for an interview I would recommend to read Selenium Testing Tools Interview Questions book. The book has 175 interview questions with answers covering Selenium IDE, Selenium RC, Selenium Grid and Selenium WebDriver.
The best idea would be to practice answering the questions from the book on your own. In addition to polishing verbal questions, be ready to actually show how to use Selenium on machine or write the code. It could be enough for beginner tester to show how to record script with Selenium-IDE and resolve issues exposed when play-back doesn’t exactly do what the recodrding identified, but QA Tester with 2 years of experience should be ready to write the code in Selenese, Java, Python, PHP on the whiteboard. The ideal candidate should be able launch a Selenium-RC or WebDriver project, develop a test script, commit the code to the version control system, and successfully add the script to preexisting continuous integration server.
Last thing to remember, don’t limit your interview preparation to Selenium only. All Selenium interviews for tester position will include common software quality assurance interview questions, and the interviewer will ask the QA tester about programming languages, technologies, frameworks listed in the testers resume.
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.
Common QA Tester interview questions
- SQA interview question 1 - Can you tell me about yourself?
- Tester interview question 2 - What did you do as QA Tester in your last project?
- SQA interview question 3 - What is the process of SQA testing in the company where you worked for the last time?
- SQA interview question 4 - How do you figure out what to test in an application?
- SQA interview question 5 - How does a good QA resume sample look like?
- SQA interview question 6 - What is a Test Plan? What does Test Plan include?
- SQA interview question 7 - What is a Test Case? What does Test Case include?
- SQA interview question 8 - What is Test Strategy?
- Tester interview question 9 - What is the best strategy for API testing?
- SQA interview question 10 - Java interview questions for QA Tester?
- SQA interview question 11 - When did you test last time?
- SQA interview question 12 - What do QA Testers do?
- Tester interview question 13 - Programming language skills and QA testers?
- SQA interview question 14 - How would you test a vending machine?
- QA Tester interview question 15 - How to become a better Software QA Tester?
- SQA interview question 16 - QA Tester resume spelling errors could cost you a job interview?
- SQA interview question 17 - Would you hire an unskilled software QA Tester?
- SQA interview question 18 - What is test strategy?
- Tester interview question 19 - Evaluating Agile testing tool ?
- SQA interview question 20 - How to name QA Tester resume?
- Tester interview question 21 - What is pairwise testing?
- SQA interview question 22 - QA training and QA certification
- SQA interview question 23 - Sample QA Resume review
- Tester interview question 24 - Phone interview questions for QA testers
- Tester interview question 25 - Manual Testing interview questions?
- Tester interview question 26 - QA and Testing Certifications?
- Tester interview question 27 - How to test without requirments or specifications?
- Tester interview question 28 - Selenium 2 interview questions
- Tester interview question 29 - How to interview Quality Assurance Tester?
- SQA interview question 30 - Best Mobile Testing Interview Questions
- SQA interview question 31 - Amazon Silk Testing?
- SQA interview question 32 - What is security testing?
- Test automation interview question 33 - Selenium Interview Questions
- SQA interview question 34 - How Google Test Software?
- SQA interview question 35 - QA Manager Interview Questions