Software testing interview questions Test manager Part I

Q Customer has reported severe defects in the Daily balance report. The customer
is unhappy that the problem is not fixed even after a week. What action you
as a PM will take to restore the confidence of customer and ensure that this will
not happen in future?
Conflict resolution – Get on your customer wavelength. Get the facts and ask
questions, get detail info and take notes listen carefully. Establish and initiate an
action program(admit error if it is there, negotiates satisfactory solution, state the
solution and get an agreement, take action and follow up with a customer). Finally,
establish proper daily problem review process to prevent such problems in future.

Q. It’s observed that the testers in your organization are performing tests on the
deliverable even after significant defects have been found. This has resulted
in unnecessary testing of little value because re-testing needs to be done
after defects have been rectified. You are the test manager and going to
update the test plan with recommendations on when to stop testing. List the
recommendations you are going to make.

Following steps need to be taken .
a) Acceptance criteria should tighten
b) Test cases should be re-evaluated (preferably peer review)
c) If possible more test cases should be added. With boundary value and
equivalence class partition cases.
d) More test cases with invalid condition should be added
e) Stop criteria needs to be modified

Q. You are newly appointed as a test lead in an organization which uses manual
testing. Your boss wants you to put forth three testing tools and their features
to create awareness about the testing tools in the top management. Suggest
any three testing tools for your test Environment and why do you suggest

The third question is very important one. You can write about test Director, Win
runner/Load runner, McCable or any other coverage tool. Test director is useful to
track defect. WR or LR to do functionality/Load testing, Coverage tool to check the
code coverage thereby helping in White box testing.

Q. You are working on a project, where the requirements change dynamically.
The data in the project comes from various ends (from various Platforms) and
are inter-dependent. You see this as a big risk in the project. How would you
plan accordingly?

Give a Plan which takes care of the risk and is identified in the Risk Areas. Say that
the testing scope would concentrate more on Data driven tests etc.

107 Comments on “Software testing interview questions Test manager Part I

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  2. Hello dearAuthor,
    I highly appreciate you effort in bringing together the Interview Questions to help Jobseekers.
    But I do support Pradeep’s view. There is not one correct or wrong answer to the Interview Questions.
    The interviewer is actually trying to test your critical thinking ability and also sometimes your ability to think on your feet.
    If the manager for example is asking to suggest some tools in an Interview and has given no context – The interviewee should probably ask questions like,
    1. What is the purpose of the Tool ? Is it for Test Management, Functional Automation [GUI, Web, etc?], Performance/Stress/Load Testing?
    2. If the project was willing to sponsor for the Licenses or should that be Open Source?
    3. Consider benefits of Automation over Manual testing depending upon the Size of Project.
    4. Cost of maintenance of Automation framework[hire an additional Automation Tester?]
    5. If there was a possibility to evaluate the tools [trial period] before buying them?

    A convincing answer to this question is context driven based on the information given by the Interviewer and your knowledge of where, when and how these tools are used + the cost and benefits of using the tools.

  3. Failed example in south indians Pradeep Soundararajan

  4. Useful analysis ! I am thankful for the information – Does anyone know if my company might locate a sample IRS 13614-C example to use ?

  5. @ pradeep – your comments are not good, you are not respectful , and ur knowledge is very lesser in replies

    dont impose your opinions just to tell you know something , your example were really bad

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  6. Hello everyone,
    My name is Sagar Agrawal. I am Fresher.I have completed Software Testing course and currently looking job opportunity testing. Is any opening any where or in your organization please inform me.

    Sagar Agrawal

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