Most frequently asked winrunner interview questions with answers

Here is the list of some frequently asked Winrunner Interview questions with answers.

I will continue this series as I posted some winrunner Questions and answer.

How you used WinRunner in your project?
Yes, I have been using WinRunner for creating automated scripts for GUI, functional and regression testing of the AUT.

Explain WinRunner testing process?
WinRunner testing process involves six main stages
i. Create GUI Map File so that WinRunner can recognize the GUI objects in the application being tested
ii. Create test scripts by recording, programming, or a combination of both. While recording tests, insert checkpoints where you want to check the response of the application being tested.
iii. Debug Test: run tests in Debug mode to make sure they run smoothly
iv. Run Tests: run tests in Verify mode to test your application.
v. View Results: determines the success or failure of the tests.
vi. Report Defects: If a test run fails due to a defect in the application being tested, you can report information about the defect directly from the Test Results window.

What is contained in the GUI map?
– WinRunner stores information it learns about a window or object in a GUI Map. When WinRunner runs a test, it uses the GUI map to locate objects. It reads an object’s description in the GUI map and then looks for an object with the same properties in the application being tested. Each of these objects in the GUI Map file will be having a logical name and a physical description.

There are 2 types of GUI Map files.
i. Global GUI Map file: a single GUI Map file for the entire application
ii. GUI Map File per Test: WinRunner automatically creates a GUI Map file for each test created.

How does WinRunner recognize objects on the application?
WinRunner uses the GUI Map file to recognize objects on the application. When WinRunner runs a test, it uses the GUI map to locate objects. It reads an object’s description in the GUI map and then looks for an object with the same properties in the application being tested.

Have you created test scripts and what is contained in the test scripts?
Yes I have created test scripts. It contains the statement in Mercury Interactive’s Test Script Language (TSL). These statements appear as a test script in a test window. You can then enhance your recorded test script, either by typing in additional TSL functions and programming elements or by using WinRunner’s visual programming tool, the Function Generator.


How does WinRunner evaluates test results?
Following each test run, WinRunner displays the results in a report. The report details all the major events that occurred during the run, such as checkpoints, error messages, system messages, or user messages. If mismatches are detected at checkpoints during the test run, you can view the expected results and the actual results from the Test Results window.

Have you performed debugging of the scripts?
Yes, I have performed debugging of scripts. We can debug the script by executing the script in the debug mode. We can also debug script using the Step, Step Into, Step out functionalities provided by the WinRunner.

How do you run your test scripts?
We run tests in Verify mode to test your application. Each time WinRunner encounters a checkpoint in the test script, it compares the current data of the application being tested to the expected data captured earlier. If any mismatches are found, WinRunner captures them as actual results.

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#1 Frequently Asked WinRunner Interview Questions on 08.19.07 at 5:48 am

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#2 Jatin on 08.25.07 at 7:56 am

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#4 Yasoda on 10.14.07 at 9:40 am

Rather than this information could you please tell me what is winn runner and it’s some background informations too…


#5 I appreciate from your Site on 10.20.07 at 6:56 am

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#6 mohd afzal on 10.20.07 at 6:58 am

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#7 Mathew on 12.09.07 at 5:50 pm

Sir Please send me interview question and answers regarding software testing especially blackbox testing. Tools like Rational Robot, Silktest, Winrunner, Loadrunner, QTP, Open STA

#8 pallavi on 01.10.08 at 12:51 pm

plz explain with ex. case statement in winrunner

#9 Kala R on 01.23.08 at 4:45 am

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Keep up the good work


#10 Madhu on 01.31.08 at 5:31 am

Pls can anu 1 send me q’s and a’s in Rational Robot

#11 Madhu on 01.31.08 at 5:33 am

Pls can any one send me q’s and a’s on Rational Robo

my mail id

#12 sunil on 03.01.08 at 7:01 am

what are the common problems occurs in Winrunner while run in different enviroment?

#13 Praveen on 04.19.08 at 10:20 am

Hi i do wanted to know how to Test an Web Application using WINRUNNER? Do let me know abt it? Hoping for ur reply.

#14 aarush on 04.29.08 at 4:34 am

Plz send me some questions on test Director regarding the interview

#15 aarush on 04.29.08 at 4:34 am

hai send some qs on test director

#16 Suresh Balakrishnan on 06.05.08 at 10:41 am

Hi Aarush,

This is Suresh Working as a Test Engineer . i have Test Director materials as well as Interview Questions so please give me ur mail id i ll send to u through mail.


#17 abdul moiz on 06.25.08 at 12:54 pm

I am in need of few interview questions for MCA freshers which are most frequently asked

#18 abha tiwari on 08.21.08 at 12:27 pm

plz solve my problem below.m new to winrunner and QTP.
M working with Power Builder Application,When i run a record of ADD or Insert form,winrunner on running the record insert another record to data base of my application …plz solve my priblem .Email id

#19 abha tiwari on 08.21.08 at 12:31 pm

M not able to check the get text by winrunner even though Font is Font group is made and added to .Only one or two letters are captured.plz email

#20 abha tiwari on 09.01.08 at 10:16 am

plz solve my problem…i have nt get any solution yet

#21 abha tiwari on 09.12.08 at 10:12 am

plzz can ant body solve my quiry…
when i insert or Add a new record during recordig on winrunner ..and i run the test script…one more record get added in the data base of the application being can i solve this problem..M having 7.0 version of the winrunner and m testing Power Builder Application.Plz solve my problem m not able to go forward for testing …due to this problem..mail me

#22 Yamuna on 10.06.08 at 9:06 am

Plz send me latest interview questions on Manual testing and QTP
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#23 on 10.20.08 at 1:27 pm

thanks a lot for this type of effort really it helps fresher please send some questions to my mail

#24 patel on 08.22.09 at 7:14 am

plz send me technical question and answer..

#25 patel on 08.22.09 at 7:17 am

Imp Q&A for MCA

#26 Sakshi Kushwaha on 08.22.09 at 11:00 am

Hello sir…
I am sakshi kushwaha persuing my B.Tech final year from Mahatma Gandhi mission’s Collage og Engg and Tech,Noida is searching for job as developer .

#27 Manjunath on 09.09.09 at 2:50 pm

hello frendz…

i’m doing MCA
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#28 vanitha on 12.22.09 at 12:57 pm

Hello sir,

I am doing MCA IIyear.pls send me important placements interview questions and ans.

Thank you.

#29 vanitha on 12.22.09 at 12:58 pm

How do prepare to interview?pls give any idea.

#30 rajesh on 02.24.10 at 7:49 am

Hello friends,

I am doing MCA IIyear.pls send me important placements interview questions and ans.

Thank you.

#31 tulasi on 04.06.10 at 11:04 pm

hai friends…

i am tulasi i will be staying in u.k… could you please give me complete deatils about testing… i guess so 2 types are there in testing manual and automation… am
planning to move in automation.. i dont have any idea could u guys please guide me in thzs na… as here its too cost to do course please tell me details about it.. thanku my id plzs help me out …

#32 ZAMEER on 05.01.10 at 4:40 am

This is zameer from India. Now i am studying MCA and my target is to hit the interview with success..
Help me to which type of interview question the interviewer asked..
Reply me,

#33 ANISHA on 06.02.10 at 4:43 am


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#34 Dharmendra Singh on 06.26.10 at 5:33 am

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#35 Dharmendra Singh on 06.26.10 at 5:35 am

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#37 BHARTI MATHUR on 08.08.10 at 7:29 am

please send me all interview questions

#38 p.r.ojha on 08.25.10 at 2:48 pm

hello sir,
this is prabhuranjan from orissa. i am continuing MCA final yr. can you send me a .net mini project and some fresher interview q’s & a’s .

#39 priya gopalakrishnan on 09.10.10 at 2:17 am

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#40 banu on 09.17.10 at 9:14 am


This s banu from india. am doing final year mca. can you pls send me .net mini projects and important placement papers and interview questions and answers…

#41 priya gopalakrishnan on 09.17.10 at 9:25 am

write a test case an example like search engine Google yahoo etc including performance load stress valid/invalid?
reply soon sir plz

#42 shyam on 01.27.11 at 6:06 pm

Hello friends,

I am doing MCA IIyear.pls send me important placements interview questions and ans.

Thank you.

#43 B.Jayanthi on 02.28.11 at 10:07 am

I have done my post graduation in Agricultural Engg., but I couldn’t find right job. So I diverted to software testing which is very interesting . I am learning now win runner and qtp, I want to enter as a freasher in software testing jobs.please help me

#44 B.Jayanthi on 02.28.11 at 10:09 am

I want to enter as a freasher in testing. please let me know the details where i can apply for jobs in Bangalore

#45 sunny on 04.13.11 at 7:05 am

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#46 sunny on 04.13.11 at 7:09 am

wat r u the diffrnce b/w winrunner and qtp

#47 samar on 07.28.11 at 7:44 am

hiii m doing mca pl send m important questions for interview

#48 Master on 11.24.11 at 7:38 am

plz send questions on black box testing, white box testing etc

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