Software Quality Assurance

The project had a very high cost of testing. After going in detail, someone found out that the
testers are spending their time on software that doesn’t have too many defects. How will you

make sure that this is correct?

What are the disadvantages of overtesting?

What happens to the test plan if the application has a functionality not mentioned in the
You are given two scenarios to test. Scenario 1 has only one terminal for entry and processing
whereas scenario 2 has several terminals where the data input can be made. Assuming that
the processing work is the same, what would be the specific tests that you would perform in
Scenario 2, which you would not carry on Scenario 1?
Your customer does not have experience in writing Acceptance Test Plan. How will you do that in coordination with customer? What will be the contents of Acceptance Test Plan?

How do you know when to stop testing?

What can you do if the requirements are changing continuously?

What is the need for Test Planning?

What are the various status reports you will generate to Developers and Senior Management?
Define and explain any three aspects of code review?

Why do you need test planning?

Explain 5 risks in an e-commerce project. Identify the personnel that must be involved in the risk analysis of a project and describe their duties. How will you prioritize the risks?

What are the various status reports that you need generate for Developers and Senior
You have been asked to design a Defect Tracking system. Think about the fields you would
specify in the defect tracking system?

Write a sample Test Policy?

Explain the various types of testing after arranging them in a chronological order?

Explain what test tools you will need for client-server testing and why?
Explain what test tools you will need for Web app testing and why?
Explain pros and cons of testing done development team and testing by an independent team?
Differentiate Validation and Verification?
Explain Stress, Load and Performance testing?
Describe automated capture/playback tools and list their benefits?
How can software QA processes be implemented without stifling productivity?
How is testing affected by object-oriented designs?
What is extreme programming and what does it have to do with testing?
Write a test transaction for a scenario where 6.2% of tax deduction for the first $62,000 of income has to be done?
What would be the Test Objective for Unit Testing? What are the quality measurements to assure that unit testing is complete?
Prepare a checklist for the developers on Unit Testing before the application comes to testing
Draw a pictorial diagram of a report you would create for developers to determine project status.
Draw a pictorial diagram of a report you would create for users and management to determine
project status.
What 3 tools would you purchase for your company for use in testing? Justify the need?
Put the following concepts, put them in order, and provide a brief description of each:
system testing
acceptance testing
unit testing
integration testing
benefits realization testing
What are two primary goals of testing?
If your company is going to conduct a review meeting, who should be on the review committe and why?
Write any three attributes which will impact the Testing Process?
What activity is done in Acceptance Testing, which is not done in System testing?
You are a tester for testing a large system. The system data model is very large with many
attributes and there are a lot of inter-dependencies within the fields. What steps would you
use to test the system and also what are the effects of the steps you have taken on the test
Explain and provide examples for the following black box techniques?
Boundary Value testing
Equivalence testing
Error Guessing
What are the product standards for?
Test Plan
Test Script and Test Report
You are the test manager starting on system testing. The development team says that due to a
change in the requirements, they will be able to deliver the system for SQA 5 days past the
deadline. You cannot change the resources (work hours, days, or test tools). What steps will
you take to be able to finish the testing in time?
Your company is about to roll out an e-commerce application. It’s not possible to test the
application on all types of browsers on all platforms and operating systems. What steps
would you take in the testing environment to reduce the business risks and commercial risks?
In your organization, testers are delivering code for system testing without performing unit testing.
Give an example of test policy:
Policy statement
Testers in your organization are performing tests on the deliverables 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 going to update the test plan with recommendations on when to halt testing. Wwhat recommendations are you going to make?
How do you measure:
Test Effectiveness
Test Efficiency
You found out the senior testers are making more mistakes then junior testers; you need to
communicate this aspect to the senior tester. Also, you don’t want to lose this tester. How
should one go about constructive criticism?
You are assigned to be the test lead for a new program that will automate take-offs and landings
at an airport. How would you write a test strategy for this new program?

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