Interview Preparations

Interview Questions for BA/QA

At Quicken IT Career, we have experienced people who take our course and teach our students. These teachers understand how it feels to be nervous for an interview and we realize that a lot of people do not do well under pressure especially the pressure of interview. In other to reduce the pressure associated with the interview, our courses are designed with sample interview questions. These questions mimic real life situations such that our students begin to understand what the interview is all about. Our students begin to realize the best way which they can sell themselves during the interviews they will take when they are through with their training. It is like taking a mock exam to prepare you for the real exams. These are mock interviews which prepare our students for the real experience and teach the students how to be calm pressure and answer questions smartly and brilliantly to make their values shine forth in the eyes of their would-be employers.We will provide and practice chapter by chapter questions and answer during the classes

We have below five useful tips on how to crack and interview and do excellently well over the course of an interview such that our chances of employment will be very high.

  • First go to our website and get registered for the course, once you registered, you will have full access of website quickenitcareer.com. At the website, you will find lots of relevant reading materials and documents in the website that help you understand the subjects and courses more closely. The materials are simple and easy to follow with videos which explain in clear terms concepts and terminologies.
  • Attend the classes regularly, listen to the lecture given by instructor carefully, make class notes, read all documents that are given by instructors and put down questions which you do not understand. Support staff are always on hand to help solve issue and problems which are difficult for you to understand
  • Do all class homework, participate group discussion, whiteboard session and share your thought and ask questions if you have any. This is important because we learn to do by doing. Active involvement and participation are the only way to ensure that we learn and understand what is being taught in the classes
  • Read the class material before you come to the class. We will send you at least 2 days before your class starts and you would do well to study these materials very well so that you have an idea of the contents and can contribute meaningfully in class.
  • Practice all interview questions and answers given by instructor over and over again with either yourself or other class members to make sure you gain mastery of the subject and interview questions and answers.
  • Practice industry tool (at the class or home) that makes you more practice and upliftyour confidence level with regular and routine practice using this tool to help us gain proficiency and know how.

Here is the some of the sample interview questions. 

Sample practical interview questions for Quality Assurance

Question: You are welcome to this interview, please introduce yourself and tell us about your qualifications and why you want this job? ​​

Here is how you reply for the interviewer

Before you begin to answer these questions take a deep breath and gather your thoughts together. Answer in your own words and be articulate and straight to the point. Do not ramble around about family and friends rather state your name, your qualifications and get on with the relevance you have and how you hope to bring that relevance to bear in this organization where you are seeking employment.

“I am Justin and am qualified with a certificate in Quality Analysis from Quicken IT Career. My QA career, has had me working on different system platforms and operating systems such as Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and UNIX. I have experience in software testing and as such has tested applications developed in Java, .NET, Ruby, PHP and so on.

During the course of my work I have had course to also test Web-based applications and client server applications. I am an expert QA and I have written Test Plans, Test Cases, attended walkthrough meetings with the Business Analysts, Project Managers, Business Managers and QA Leads. I have also review meetings and provided feedback to the Business Analysts.
Over the course of my work I have tested Mobile Applications on different IOS and Android platforms with the goal of ensuring that these applications work perfectly and load on mobile devices promptly and without missing any information.
I do have experience with databases like Oracle, MySQL and SQL, and has had cause to write queries to retrieve data from the database.

When it comes to software testing I am conversant with different testing methods and I have doneSmoke Testing, Functional Testing, Backend Testing, Black Box Testing, Integration Testing, Regression Testing and UAT (User Acceptance Testing).

I have also performed Load Testing and Stress Testing as well as written defects found using Application Life Cycle Management(ALM)/QC, BugZero and JIRA. When I find such defects, I make reports to the relevant authorities and if any defect cannot be detected, I indicate such my report to the people concerned. I am also constantly in touch with my colleagues who work in other companies to keep abreast with information and recent techniques to be used to troubleshoot and solve software issues.

This response is appropriate for an interview because within 60 seconds the candidate has introduced himself and set the tone by explaining in clear terms what he is capable of. He has made the interviewer aware of skills within his possession as well as the experience he has gathered while on the job.

Below the additional sample interview questions, we are going to discuss in the class

  • Briefly, describe the last project you were involved in and what it entailed?
  • Have you written I test plan before?
  • What does writing a test plan involve and what should be written in a test plan?
  • Compare with salient points the similarities and differences between positive and negative testing
  • How do you do a back-end test?
  • Looking at your resume, you do not seem to have worked in any other place and seem to have very little experience as you have worked in only one place and for a very short time, why is that?
  • In any project which you have done, which automation tool have you used, and how did you make use of such a tool?
  • Are you a team player and how well do you get along with the team of people you work with?
  • What has made you decide to be a QA?
  • What is it about being a QA that you like?
  • When you search for defects, what steps do you take if you find one?
  • During the course of your Job as a QA tester, tell me what has been your most fulfilling moment as a QA?
  • Why have you chosen a career path as a QA?
  • You stated above that you have done testing for web application, can you briefly explain to us how you usually go about testing a web based application or software?
  • What do you understand by the term “bug?”
  • If the developer refuses to accept that a bug exists in his coding what do you do as a QA?
  • What is the importance of documentation in QA?
  • If requirements for a client or for a project keep changing what should a QA do?
  • What is end-to-end testing?
  • As a QA do you think you need to have knowledge of SQL?
  • What is the difference between Severity and Priority?
  • How do you ensure adequate and 100% testing?
  • What is a Quality Center?
  • What is Requirement Traceability Matrix (RTM)? Explain.
  • What are the modules of Quality Center?
  • Can a QA create a QTP test from QC?
  • Explain how to Link Defect in other to test a software for Quality Control.
  • Explain how a QA uses Quality Centre in real time project?
  • Please explain QTP Testing process and what it entails
  • Explain the QTP too interface
  • What is keyword view and Expert view in QTP?
  • In how many ways we can add check points to an application using QTP
  • What does it mean when a check point is in red color? what do u do
  • On which basis we give priority and severity for a bug and give one example for high priority and low severity and high severity and low priority?
  • What do you mean by reproducing the bug? If the bug was not reproducible, what is the next step?
  • What is the responsibility of a tester when a bug which may arrive at the time of testing. Explain?

Common Interview Questions for Business Analysts

  • Tell me what you know about being a Business analyst and what is entails?
  • What are the documents you have to prepare as a business analyst?
  • What is the difference between a functional requirement and non-functional requirement?
  • How do you manage project timelines with change requests?
  • When faced with difficult situations how do you handle such situations as a business analyst?
  • What is enterprise architecture, and why is it relevant to a business analyst
  • How should the business analyst begin requirement elicitation process for a new project
  • As a business analyst, what tools, you think are more helpful?
  • How do you prioritize your deadlines especially from equally important clients?
  • What is a JAD session, why it is important and what is the business analyst role in one?
  • How do you handle difficult clients and stakeholders?
  • What is the difference betweenbusiness requirement document (BRD) and functional requirement document (FRD).
  • What is daily scrum meeting and what happens in such meetings?
  • What does the term “requirement, project and domain” mean to a business analyst?
  • Explain the importance of a flow chart
  • Why do you think we should hire you?
  • Explain the difference between a use case, alternative flow and an exception flow
  • Why is requirement traceability important on a project?
  • What is an epic, and what purpose does it serve on an Agile project?
  • Explain UML diagrams you have used in your previous project
  • Explain the most important attributes and characters of any successful Business Analyst
  • Explain white box testing and where it is used
  • What is black box testing and when is it used?
  • What is SQL and why would a business Analyst use it?
  • Which of the two do you think is better: waterfall model or spiral model
  • What is the Agile manifesto?
  • What is a swimlane diagram?
  • What are some of the challenges you face in your role as a Business Analyst?

Business Analyst (BA)
Gain the skills and knowledge; you are needed to become a successful BA by simply joining 6 weeks life-changing training. No IT degree or experience required.

Quality Analyst (QA)
Learn and master in Software Testing quickly by our industry experts from basic to advanced level. NO coding to remember, No IT degrees or experiences required.

Combined BA & QA
Quicken IT Career combined courses allows you to get the skills and knowledge of BA & QA that help to make your resume more stronger to land in the job.

Manual & Automation Testing
Become a software testing expert by mastering software tester, acquire a discerned role in your team or workplace and start the career as a tester.

Resume Builder
Learn how to prepare an excellent professional resume that will help you on the shortlist for any job that gets candidates noticed, interviewed, and get hired.

Interview Preparations
Learn how to land on the job with comprehensive job interview tips and advice, big interview’s powerful video tutorials and virtual interview practice software.