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Software Testing Interview Questions

Are you preparing for a software testing job interview and want to know what to expect? First, improve your chances by getting updated on the world’s most desirable test automation skills. After crossing that from your list, here are the top 20 software testing interview questions that are more than likely to appear on your next job interview:

    1.  What is testing to you?

    2. Why did you choose software testing as a career? What motivates you to continue in this field?

    3.  Tell me about the most recent project you have been involved in. What’s the most interesting bug that you’ve found, and why?

    4. Can you tell me about some specific software testing challenges you’ve faced and how you overcame them?

    5. How have you added value to the client you’ve worked with? Can you give me a specific example from your last or current position?

    6. What kind of tests have you been doing? What do you enjoy about them? How do you develop those tests?

    7. When performing a test, where do you start and which steps do you take?

    8. Have you ever written a test plan? What would it consist of?

    9. How do you prioritize your testing? Which factors might influence your decisions?

    10. How do you know when it’s time to stop testing?

    11. What’s the role of risk in your testing? How do you analyse and measure it?

    12. Do you measure how effective (or not) your testing is? What metrics do you use?

    13. If I left you testing for two hours, what would you have to show me when I returned?

    14. Have you automated any of your tests? Please elaborate how and why.

    15. What’s your favorite testing tool? Why? If some technical constraint meant you were unable to use it, what would you do instead?

    16. How do you know when you (or your automation) has found a bug? What makes it a bug? Are some bugs more important than others? How do you report them?

    17. What do you do if the developers decide the bug is not a bug?

    18. How do you decide which tests to automate and which not? Please explain why.

    19. Testing can be challenging. What keeps you motivated?

    20. Which methodology are you using currently for testing? Can you describe how you might improve it?

      – Which other testing interview questions you’ve encountered in your interviews? Please comment and share your job interview stories!


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Rogerio da Silva

Test Analyst

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