Posted by Albert Gareev on May 24, 2013 | Categories: Hiring ProcessNotesProverbs and quotes

Some good open interview questions for QA/Testers.

  • What value did you bring to the project / organization as a tester?
  • What is your vision for the role of testing?
  • Do you know / follow any school of testing?
  • What is the recent book / article about testing you read, and can you give a review of it?
  • How would you test without requirements?


[Testing / Test Automation] Proverbs

Keep all your eggs in one basket (Hint: data and configuration mangement)

For one that is missing the whole wedding got spoiled (Hint: synchronization)

Map is not the territory (Hint: devil is in the details)

Give a man enough rope and he’ll hang himself. (Hint: don’t aim to automate 100% of manual test cases)

A bad beginning makes a bad ending. (Hint: test planning)

A burnt child dreads the fire. (Hint: have retrospection meetings)

A cat in gloves catches no mice. (Hint: too many regulations retrict testing productivity)

A danger foreseen is half avoided. (Hint: no really, need a hint here? :) )

A fool may throw a stone into a well which a hundred wise men cannot pull out. (Hint: no hint. Dangerous to comment)

A liar is not believed when he speaks the truth. (Hint: credibility of automation scripts)

Don’t count your chickens before they are hatched. (Hint: get a real use of automation suite to assess its value)

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