6 Most Common QA Test Lead/Manager Interview Questions (with Answers and our Tips)

STH is back with yet another interview series. This one is for QA/Test lead position. We are going to cover few most common but important QA test lead/manager interview questions and answers.

As always, we will follow the pattern of explanation based answers rather than politically correct ones. Let’s begin.

Typically QA interviewers test all interviewees in 3 major areas: Continue reading →


What Should Be Your Expectations From the QA Team Lead?

When a topic, especially a process based one (For example: Creating a traceability matrix or test documentation review, etc) is discussed in the class, the immediate question I get is: “Who does this? The QA lead or the team member”

This is great proof that beginners have a difficult time understanding the scope of work, roles and responsibilities. They only have a vague idea about this and are often looking for ways to validate if their understanding is accurate or Continue reading →

How a Tester Can Think As an End User?

Scene: In a restaurant, a family of 3 arrived – parents and a toddler. After ordering the most favourite pizza, the family was relaxing and toddler started playing with the chopsticks laid on the table. He liked them and decided to eat his dinner using chopsticks only.

He announced his desire and parents, busy in talking, agreed upon it. When the pizza was served, the toddler started using chopsticks and was failing number of times in getting the pizza in his mouth. Suddenly the parents noticed it and ordered the toddler to not use chopsticks. Toddler did not convinced as the parents had already agreed upon his desire earlier. Continue reading →

How to Prepare Yourself For Test Case Writing and Improve Your Productivity

When a tester decides to write high quality test cases and wants to improve their efficiency and the productivity of test case writing, there are few key points which help the testers to achieve these goals.

First, they need to prepare themselves professionally and psychologically with some of the key points necessary for every successful software testers in the IT industry. This will be treated as “Inputs” for a tester before starting to write test cases. Continue reading →

How to Improve Test Case Efficiency

In a software development and programming world, the best software developers always written their unit test cases from the functional requirements, before starting their coding phase, which dramatically improve their coding efficiency and quality.

Similarly, software testers should write their test cases from the earlier stage of the software development life cycle, best during the software requirements phase. The test manager or a QA manager should collect and prepare the maximum possible documents as per the list below. Continue reading →

How to Improve the Test Release Process for Successful Bug Free Software to Production

Let’s see the typical process involved in delivering software from ‘development phase’ to the ‘testing phase’ for a successful bug free software release to production/client.

These processes are either overlooked or skipped by software companies, which results in poor test management and thereby’ a “buggy” software releases to the client, which leads to “unsatisfied customers”. Continue reading →