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

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  1. 1.

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

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    What are the differences between verification and validation software testing?

  8. 8.

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

  9. 9.

    Please describe the job responsibilities of a test engineer.

  10. 10.

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

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

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

  14. 14.

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

  15. 15.

    What are the software testing life cycle phases?

  16. 16.

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

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

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

  22. 22.

    What are defect life cycles?

  23. 23.

    What are the elements of a defect report?

  24. 24.

    What is meant by the term 'defect cascading'?

  25. 25.

    How do you go about creating a software test script?

  26. 26.

    What are the items addressed in a software bug report?

  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?