Interview Questions for Software Testing

Q1. Define risk based testing.
Q2. What is the major difference between reactive and preventative approaches regarding testing?
Q3. What do you know about significance of exit criteria?
Q4. At what stage of a test does “exit criteria” get determined?
Q5. What is the primary advantage to design tests in life cycle at an early stage?
Q6. Can you tell us when and why decision table testing is used?
Q7. How can you know the different levels of risk?
Q8. If you are evaluating a software deliverable, what would be your primary objective?
Q9. Define Rapid Application Development.
Q10. What is the most significant advantage of test independence?
Q11. Define beta testing.
Q12. Can you differentiate between testing tools and testing techniques?
Q13. Tell us about component testing.
Q14. Define functional system testing.
Q15. Between test design specification and test case specification, which would help you define the expected test results?
Q16. What are the various methods in Agile Development Model?
Q17. Which technique will you use (static or dynamic) in equivalence partitioning?
Q18. When can you expect a bulk of test designing work while testing in a REACTIVE approach?
Q19. Which technique will you use (static or dynamic) in data flow analysis?
Q20. Can you tell us the phases of formal view?
Q21. Which technique will you use (static or dynamic) in exploratory testing?
Q22. Can you tell us something on white box (structure-based) testing techniques?
Q23. Can you tell us about Alpha testing?
Q24. Define V-Model.
Q25. Can you tell us the categories of reviews that are required for formal exit and entry criteria, considering the metrics as well?
Q26. Can you tell us why “Big Bang” integration is less preferred over incremental integration?
Q27. Tell us something about Boundary Value Testing.
Q28. While starting the terminal modules, what would you call the process?
Q29. What does COTS stand for?
Q30. Can you tell us something on stop generator and its usage in QTP?
Q31. Can you explain about fault masking?
Q32. What are the different mechanisms in testing?
Q33. Tell us the function of tester in every phase of SDLC cycle.
Q34. Do you know anything about ERP testing?

Q35. Please tell us something about latent bug.
Q36. Can you explain about parameterization and its role in QTP?
Q37. What are the verification strategies?
Q38. Can you explain what code walkthrough is?
Q39. Tell us what do you know about code inspection.
Q40. Can you tell us something about boundary value analysis?
Q41. Do you know what is smoke testing?
Q42. Tell us something about cause effect graph.
Q43. Explain in one and a half minutes what do you know about test life cycle.
Q44. Can you tell us the difference between volume testing and usability testing?
Q45. Please explain the terms: test bed and test condition.
Q46. Can you explain black box and white box testing? What are the major differences?
Q47. Tell us what do you know about defect tracking.
Q48. Can you explain end to end testing?Can you state an example?
Q49. Do you know anything about Ad Hoc testing and Compatibility Testing?
Q50. Who do you think can be called a good software tester? What do you mean by software?  requirement specifications?
Q51. When a test invokes, what do you call the circumstances?
Q52. Can you tell us something about Traceability Matrix?? What is its significance?
Q53. What can you term as a formal program analysis when you want to find the defects in a source code? How can you tell whether these defects are defined by specific system designs?

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