Microsoft Test Engineer Mock Interview

To help you prepare for a Test Engineer interview at Microsoft, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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What specific duties do you perform in your role as a test engineer?

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List of Microsoft Test Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    What specific duties do you perform in your role as a test engineer?

  2. 2.

    Can you discuss the SDLC methodology and how test engineers employ this in their work?

  3. 3.

    How do you go about creating a software test script?

  4. 4.

    Have you ever cut corners to save time on testing, and if so, what was the result?

  5. 5.

    Tell me about an effective test strategy you have used in your career.

  6. 6.

    What are the items you believe should be addressed in a Microsoft software bug report?

  7. 7.

    What are the elements of a defect report?

  8. 8.

    Do you have experience working with object-oriented programming languages?

  9. 9.

    Have you ever experienced a software developer disagreeing with your test results? How did you manage this?

  10. 10.

    Please describe what you believe are the job responsibilities of a Microsoft test engineer.

  11. 11.

    Tell me about a time when you collaborated with a team of developers to successfully launch a new application.

  12. 12.

    What soft skills do you believe are important for a Microsoft test engineer to possess?

  13. 13.

    What is your strategy for staying up-to-date with developing technologies in your field?

  14. 14.

    What are the differences between verification and validation software testing?

  15. 15.

    Can you describe some of the software testing tools you have used in your previous jobs?

  16. 16.

    What are the criteria that distinguish a symptom from a cause when executing a test?

  17. 17.

    What are the software testing life cycle phases?

  18. 18.

    What are some of the test cases you would write for a mobile application?

  19. 19.

    What steps would you take to learn about a new Microsoft product you will be testing?

  20. 20.

    What sort of documentation do you create when testing a software product?

  21. 21.

    Please describe a time when your testing strategy and methodology conflicted with one your supervisor preferred and how you resolved the conflict.

  22. 22.

    Can you discuss some of the different methods used in software testing?

  23. 23.

    What are defect life cycles?

  24. 24.

    What is meant by the term 'defect cascading'?

  25. 25.

    How would you proceed with a software test if proper documentation was not available?

  26. 26.

    Can you discuss the differences between quality assurance, quality control, and software testing?

  27. 27.

    How do retesting and regression testing differ from each other?

  28. 28.

    What does the term 'smoke testing' mean, and how does this differ from sanity testing?

  29. 29.

    How are the severity and priority of a software defect defined?

  30. 30.

    What are some of the challenges you encounter in software testing?