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

It should be obvious that Microsoft test engineers need certain technical skills to perform this job effectively. However, there is also a portfolio of soft skills required to be effective in this role. Knowing these and describing them to the Microsoft interviewer will validate your qualifications and persuade them to consider you as a serious candidate for the job.

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Microsoft Test Engineer Interview Questions & Answers

  • Direct

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

  • Discovery

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

  • Discovery

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

  • Discovery

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

  • Discovery

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

  • Discovery

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

  • Operational

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

  • Operational

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

  • Situational

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

  • Situational

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

  • Teamwork

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

  • Technical

    12. What are the elements of a defect report?

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

    16. How do retesting and regression testing differ from each other?

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

    20. How do you go about creating a software test script?

  • Technical

    21. What is meant by the term 'defect cascading'?

  • Technical

    22. What are the differences between verification and validation software testing?

  • Technical

    23. What are defect life cycles?

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

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

  • Technical

    29. What are the software testing life cycle phases?

  • Technical

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