## Submitted Questions

• #### Defect Report

Write a defect report for this arithmetic issue. The program is supposed to add numbers properly and this is what you see:1+1=21+2=31+3=42+2=32+3=52+4=63+3=5Write a clear and concise description of the problem.

ramesh7584

• Member Since Mar-2007 | Jan 13th, 2010

1+1=2
1+2=3
1+3=4
2+2=3
2+3=5
2+4=6
3+3=5

Report of the above results:
The loop used for incrementing the first value is not implemented properly. on every 4th iteration, first value is not treated as appeared.
See the highlighted values. In first highlighted calculation, still it is treating first value as '1' while calculating. and at last one it is treating it as '2' instead of 3.

#### Asit Samal

• Dec 1st, 2011

Interviewer I think you are wrong because you have mentioned when X=Y then it is adding like: X+Y-1. But in case of 1+1=2 it is not adding like X+Y-1, rather it is adding as X+Y. So, ans should be : Except 1+1=2 in all other case it is adding like X+Y-1.

#### harithajuluru

• Dec 14th, 2010

We should also specify where x and y not equals to 1

• #### Trend Analysis

What is trend analysis? How is it used in software testing? Provide three specific examples.

#### mailme.qualityfirst

• May 7th, 2010

Trend Analysis is collection of data, past and present to help predict the future. or based on the data/ trend trying to draw conclusions, which may be used to increase profits/reduce defects etc.We c...

• Jan 28th, 2010

The term "trend analysis" refers to the concept of collecting information and attempting to spot a pattern, or trend, in the information.

Give me an example of how you exercised good business sense in your career as a tester?

#### london42

• May 26th, 2010

In the project "Holidayflightstore" it was apparent that the business requirements has certain gaps. The entire requirements phase was reviewed by my recommendation and I suggested that certain rec...

• #### Test a Coffee Cup

What test cases would you write when testing a coffee cup?

crazytester

• Member Since Dec-2009 | Jan 2nd, 2010

Ask your interviewer for the coffee cup requirement. A tester should have a knowledge the customer requirement and according to the requirement tester will derive the test cases for the testing. But If the Interviewer is unable to give you any requirement then you can go with below test cases -

- Volume of the coffee cup ? [ functional ]
- Weight of coffee cup ? [ functional ]
- Upper surface area of the coffee Cup ? [ functional ]
- With handle without handle ? [ functional ]
- Grip of the cup ? [ functional ]
- Any Leakage ?  [ functional ]
- How long that cup will keep the coffee in required temperature ? [Stability]
- Reusable ?  [ functional ]
- Breakable / Unbreakable ?  [ functional ]
- Can is cup stands properly in jerking condition ? how much force required to make the cup down ?

- Color of the coffee cup ? [ UI ]
- Grip of the cup ? [ UI ]
- how essay to sip the coffee brew ? [UI]
- How easy to clean the cup ? [ UI ]

#### FromPlano

• Feb 25th, 2010

In this day and age (year 2010) even many third world countries have microwave and dishwasher in their homes. So, 1. Verify the coffee cup is Microwave proof.2. Verify the coffee cup is Dishwassher pr...

#### jayeshkatariya

• Feb 17th, 2010

Additional Test cases that are not mentioned here1. Check if coffee cup is of the desirable size, as there is a difference between that and Tea Cup2. check if coffee cup is having handle that is of co...

• #### Master Testing by Reinventing it

How would you defend the statement: "You can't master testing unless you reinvent it"?

#### mathan_vel

• Mar 2nd, 2010

In order to test an application efficiently, we do need to sharpen our thinking skills and mental routine and apply the renewed thinking to test an application.Different way of Thinking makes broader ...

• #### Combination Testing using All-Pairs Technique

How do you perform combination testing using the all-pairs technique? Please fully explain this process.

#### mathan_vel

• Mar 2nd, 2010

All-pairs Testing or Pairwise Testing is a combinatorial software testing method that, for each pair of input parameters to a system (typically, a software algorithm), tests all possible discrete comb...

• #### Quality of a Tester

What quality of a tester deserves the most respect from colleagues? Explain your answer.

#### mathan_vel

• Feb 8th, 2010

What quality of a tester deserves the most respect from colleagues? 1. Know Programming    a) Loser Image.    b) Credibility With Programmers.    c) Just ...

• #### Automated Regression Test

Do automated regression tests find the majority of defects? Explain your answer.

#### saritha1406

• Nov 1st, 2010

Regression Testing itself mean to verify whether the existing functionality is broken with changes in other areas of project.Automated Regression Test verify the quality of software and it wont find any additional bugs in software.Automated Regression Test wont find major bugs in the software.

#### vaibhavst

• Mar 20th, 2010

Answer is No Following are the major points why automated regression tests do not find the majority of defects 1. Automated regression test cases are executed just to make sure that new function...

• #### Should stakeholders Report Bugs

Is it true that any stakeholder should be able to report a defect? If so, why? And if so, how would this be done?

#### mathan_vel

• Dec 18th, 2009

Yes, they can Report Bugs. As point of User Acceptance Test. Stakeholders make a run on the Project Execution and determine the changes to be made. Even they can point out the defect and report them.

• #### Balanced Score Card

How can the concept of 'balanced scorecard' be used in testing?

#### mathan_vel

• Dec 22nd, 2009

This can be done through by Funtional and Process Audit with Standards (ISO, Six Sigma, CMM Level)

#### kurtz182

• Dec 21st, 2009

Yes, but how would you apply this to testing?

• #### Post Mortem in Software Testing Process

What is a Post Mortem in a software testing process?

#### mathan_vel

• Dec 18th, 2009

From a software testing standpoint, a post-mortem meeting is a good place to reexamine. In the meeting, care should be taken to reexamine:    * Testing estimates versus actual execution...

• #### Corner Case

What is a corner case?

#### virgosls

• Aug 13th, 2010

A corner case is the problem or situation arised in system which is caused by more than 1 factors or variables reaching to its minimum/maximum state. For example when computer is put on load with proc...

• #### Integration Test

The product is in its later stages of development and you are going to release the product within the next few test cycles. You are supposed to begin testing this afternoon. Several mission-critical defects have been fixed but the development team has not completed Integration Testing. Unexpected circumstances have pushed your resources to the edge of the test window and you will not be able to...

#### sarega99

• Jun 30th, 2010

Integration testing is done to make sure that all the modules are intergrated correctly together. Usually modules are broken down based on the functional groups. For integration testing, when writing ...

#### amitmba32

• Apr 28th, 2010

Integration testing means testing of interface. when we start testing of interface of two modules or modules and other system it is called integration testing, and final testing of intregated product ...

• #### Enhancement Request

Q1: What enhancement request are you are especially proud of?Q2: What type of product was it?Q3: How would your modification improve this product?Q4: Was it implemented?

• #### Test Process Improvement

What improvement have you recommended or introduced to a test process?

#### virgosls

• Apr 24th, 2010

- Requirements should be documented. Requirement Tracebility matrix should be created.- Test Plan/Test Strategy should be developed before jumping into test case creation/execution.- Defect reporting ...

#### Reenasen

• Feb 20th, 2010

I have recomended Execution sequence plan sheet which contains Requirement Traceabilty Metrics id,Test script id,Resource name,Start date,End date,Execution status,Defect status.by scheduling the process using Execution sequence plan  will improve Test process.

• #### Most Embarrassing Moment

What was your most embarrassing moment as a tester?

#### mathan_vel

• Jul 15th, 2010

It was happened 2 years before. we all(teammates) worked on the Job Portal site. while testing we found some bugs related to security.The Technology that it was ASP.we noticed the codes that it writte...

#### virgosls

• Apr 24th, 2010

Within a week of production release after testing 6 months, production enviorment crashed. It was working on Stage/Test envoirnment earlier but later it also stops working. Later reason identified was MS security patch which start blocking COM component. It was fixed and deployed later.

• #### Tester Qualities

If you were hiring a tester, what qualities would you look for?

#### gsrmohan

• Feb 22nd, 2011

A Good Test Engineer should have following Qualities:1. Great observation skills - Hypersensitivity to little things2. Intelligence Quick learing skills3. Diligence - conscientiousness in paying prope...

#### testingquestion

• Oct 4th, 2010

Tester should at very first have strong communication skills. Tester also needs to have a Can Do Attitude and a keen eye towards finding bugs.

• #### Test Manager

Does the Test Manager serve his manager or his test team? Discuss your rationale in your answer.

#### gsrmohan

• Feb 22nd, 2011

Actually he manages the test team and serves Project Manager.He has following responcibilities:Understand testing effortEstimate test effort and allocate resources and budget for testingOrganize test ...

• #### Maintaining Relationship

You have been asked to attend a meeting with all of the company's product stakeholders to provide your test management expertise. During this meeting, the Project Manager (PM) indicates that there is no need to establish exit criteria for the project. You believe the exit criteria is necessary and offer valid reasons. For some reason, the PM appears to feel challenged by your statements and pushes...

#### cyberfrau

• Dec 2nd, 2011

Both entry and exit criteria must always be established and if the PM is of the opinion that exit criteria need not be established this is a risk factor. Additional risk within a project gets prople listening.

• #### Test Effort

You have been hired into a small company where a hot-shot developer serves as business analyst and project manager on top of his development duties. He has undermined your efforts to create a worthwhile test management process over the past month. He refused to provide requirements and specifications for the product and is now delivering the first build for you to test. How do you handle this situation?

#### virgosls

• Aug 13th, 2010

Reason is not still clear why the BA/ProjectManager is failed to provide documented requirements. It could be either requirements are not freezed either its very rapid development approach where requi...

• #### Most Important Person on a Test Team

Consider the roles of the Test Manager, Test Lead, and Tester. Who among them is the most valuable member and why?

#### vamc366

• Feb 3rd, 2010

All the three are very important to make the project sucessfull.Test Manager: He plas a vital roll in understanding the new projects/releases that are in pipline and staffing the resources.Team Lead: ...

• #### Defect Responsibility

You have released a very complex product to production and customers are complaining that a particular functionality isn't working properly. Your test team had missed a subtle detail that is now producing a backlash from customers. Who is responsible for this oversight? What do you do about it?

• Jun 6th, 2010

Firstly, as some of the previous answers details..the defect should be closed at the earliest.Post closure, RCA should be done.Since the missed defect was subtle (delicate and mysterious)..The test te...

#### virgosls

• Apr 24th, 2010

Instead of finding responsibilty here, one should work first on solution.1. Check whether the defect is indeed exists.2. If yes, check whether defect scenario is within testing scope.3. If yes, check ...

• #### Selecting Test Management / Defect Tracking System

You are responsible for establishing and implementing a test group in your new company. How would you go about choosing the most appropriate Test Management / Defect Tracking system for your company?

#### savitapatel

• Mar 24th, 2011

I will select QC test management tool.It manages Stlc .It is also used to track defect it is also defect tracking tool.It is very easy.

#### virgosls

• Aug 14th, 2010

Adaptability – It can handle defects along with other issues production issues etc. Fields, queries, reports, notifications, workflow: everything should be adaptable. Change history - Consi...

• #### Root Cause of Defect

A product has released to production and customers are reporting significant problems with a particular functionality. You investigate the test suite to find a set of related test cases that have been reported as 'Pass'. What are the possible root causes when a defect is found in production and how would you handle each situation?

#### mathan_vel

• Dec 7th, 2009

Let me execute once again the defect Testcases with the given(actual) Testing Environment and investigate the same in the Customer Environment.i.e) Testers might execute the cases in Windows 2003 edit...

• #### Mission-Critical Defects

What would you do if you discovered that mission-critical defects had been missed by the test team and are now in production?

#### mathan_vel

• Dec 7th, 2009

As a Tester, i will notice and report the defect to the Test Lead and tell the importance of Critical severity level. Necessary Test Scenario(s), Test Step(s) has to be noted of the pointed defect.As ...

• #### Product Delivery

The product has undergone several unexpected changes during your previous test cycles and as a result there have been more test cycles than originally planned. Marketing has a firm deadline on which to announce this product to the public and upper management feels obligated to deliver on schedule. Nevertheless, your test team had discovered several priority 1 defects in the last test run and the...

#### virgosls

• Aug 14th, 2010

As requirement is frequently changing then the extra efforts to incorporate these changes must be published by Test manager to all the relevant parties and release must be postponed.But If release dat...

Ad-hoc testing is performed when there are no requirements or specifications to draw upon. How well can you discover defects through ad-hoc testing?

• Jun 6th, 2010

The success of ad-hoc testing in the absence of requirements or specs depends upon the following The Testers expertise ona) Application under testb) Testing experienceIf 2 testers ...

#### infomax1979

• Mar 3rd, 2010

It can be performed without any pre defined steps.MKP