Top 75 Manual Testing Interview Questions - Testbytes (2023)

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Tuesday August 17, 2021

Manual testers will always be in demand. Without manual inspection, the emotional engagement of the software cannot be measured. But to get that dream salary package in that dream company, you need to crack the interview. Both verbal and in the form of tasks.

For all the aspiring testers, freshers, and experienced ones who are looking for a job change, please have a look at these manual testing interview questions before going for the interview.

Like it’s mentioned before, the Q and A used in these blogs can be helpful for

  • Manual testing interview questions for freshers
  • Manual testing interview questions for experienced
  • Manual testing interview questions for 2-5 years experience

Before digging deep let’s have a look at questions that have frequently been asked. FAQ!

  1. What is the Severity and Priority of a bug?
  2. What is a traceability matrix? Why is it important?
  3. What are the different levels of testing?
  4. What are the most common risks associated with project failure?
  5. What is an exit criterion and why is it used?
  6. What are the details included in a test case?
  7. How does testing fit into a CI pipeline?
  8. What is risk-based testing?
  9. Name some best practices in software testing
  10. What are the qualities of a good tester?
  11. Name some challenges in software testing?

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Q 1: What are the 2 main types of testing?
Ans: The 2 main types of testing are:

  • Manual Testing: where the testing activities are performed by testers without the help of any tools.
  • Automation Testing: where the testing is carried out with the help of tools or stand-alone scripts that can replicate the manual operations performed.

Q 2: What is BVA?
Ans: BVA, Boundary Value Analysis, is a validation technique used for checking the edit boxes that take in numbers. For example, if a field takes the values 1 to 100, under BVA you would test the field with values +1 and -1 from the boundaries. So, in this case, the tester would check to see if the field with values 0,2,99, and 101.

Q 3: What is DOA and how is it used?
Ans: DOA, Dead on Arrival, is used to refer to applications build that are unsuitable for testing. There can be several situations where a build is declared as DOA. Some of these are:

  • Smoke Test fails
  • Application is unstable and crashes intermittently
  • The functionalities mentioned in the release notes are not included in the build or are not available for testing

Q 4: What is the Severity and Priority of a bug?
Ans: The severity and priority are important aspects of a bug. The Severity is decided by the tester based on the impact on the testing and the functionality of the application. For example, an app crash or user unable to login, back end server down, etc would all be high severity defects.

Priority on the other hand is decided by the developer based on how soon they can fix it or how much time would be needed to fix the defects.

Some in most cases high severity and high priority bugs would be the same. But there can be some cases where the Severity is low but priority is high. Like a spelling mistake in the company name on the home page.

Now, an example of high severity but a low priority can be unable to open a link in a web page, when the link is rarely used by the customer.

Q 5: What is a traceability matrix? Why is it important?
Ans: Traceability matrix is the link between a client requirement or use case and the test case.

While writing a test case, a tester should ensure there is at least 1 test case for every use case of functional requirement. This mapping between the requirements and test cases is called traceability.

The traceability matrix helps to ensure that each requirement in the functional document is considered for testing, thus avoiding any misses.

Q 6: What are the different levels of testing?
Ans: Testing is done at different levels, they are

  • Unit testing or component level testing
  • Functional and module testing
  • Integration testing
  • System testing
  • Acceptance testing

Q 7: What is a test plan?
Ans: A test plan is a document that enlists all the aspects of the testing project. Some of the main headers under a test plan are:

  • In scope and out of scope features.
  • The hardware, software, and resource requirements
  • Entry and exit criteria
  • Test strategy
  • Test deliverables
  • Risks and contingencies
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Escalation mechanism

Q 8: What is the difference between regression and retesting?
Ans: Regression testing refers to repeated testing of the functionalities already delivered and tested in previous testing cycles.

Regression testing is done to ensure that the new code changes in the current build have not broken or adversely impacted any previous functionalities.

In many companies, regression testing is automated to ensure more time can be dedicated to the thorough testing of the new features.

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Retesting, on the other hand, refers to rechecking the defects after they are fixed, to ensure the issue is completed resolved.

For retesting, a tester would perform the same steps as mentioned in the defect steps to reproduce to ensure the defect is fixed, and then based on their discretion they would also check areas that might get affected by the defect fix.

Q 9: What is a defect?
Ans: Any deviation from the expected behavior of the application can be termed as a defect.

Q 10: What are the different stages in a defect life cycle?
Ans: The different stages in a defect life cycle are:

  • New
  • Assigned
  • Fixed
  • Moved to QA / Ready to test
  • Retested
  • Closed
  • Reopen
  • Duplicate
  • Redundant
  • Moved to next iteration / Deferred

Q 11: What is a latent defect?
Ans: There are some defects in the system that may not cause failures or impact the customer usage of the application because the preconditions for these defects are rarely met.

Such defects that are silently present in the system are known as latent defects.

Q 12: What are the most common risks associated with project failure?
Ans: The most common risks are:

  • Shortage of time or squeezed timelines
  • Shortage of skilled resources to perform the testing activities
  • Limited Budget
  • Absence of a stable environment for testing

Q 13: What are stubs and drivers?
Ans: Stubs and drivers are used in incremental testing. Testing follows either a top-down or a bottom-up approach.

In the top-down approach, a stub is used to help in the testing of other modules. Similarly, a driver is used in the bottom-up approach for facilitating the testing.

Q 14: What would you do if you find a defect?
Ans: Here is what you should do once you find a defect.

  • Recreate the defect to make sure it is consistent
  • Try to recreate the defect in a different device, browser, or OS to make sure if it occurring everywhere or is specific to any particular device, browser, or OS.
  • Take the screenshot of the error
  • Capture the required logs as applicable
  • Log the details in the bug tracking tool used by the team

Q 15: What is fuzz testing?
Ans: Fuzz testing is commonly used in security testing to find vulnerabilities and coding errors in the system. In fuzz testing, data is added to the system to make it crash.

Sometimes, a fuzz tester is also used to find the causes of the vulnerability as well. It is mostly done in big projects and may not prove cost-effective for smaller projects.

Q 16: What are the test cases you can create for a simple login screen with username, password, and login buttons?
Ans: Some of the test cases that can be created for the login screen are:

  • Test cases for login edit box, what type of characters it can take.
  • Test cases for password edit box, what type of characters it can take.
  • Password should be masked and should not be visible
  • Valid credentials should allow users to log in and move to the next screen
  • Invalid credentials should block the user, the appropriate message should be displayed
  • Username blank – appropriate message should be displayed
  • Password blank – appropriate message should be displayed
  • The edit boxes should be aligned properly
  • A forgot password link should be available
  • Appropriate labels should be written for the login and password edit boxes

Q 17: What is the difference between a latent and masked defect?
Ans: Latent defects are those that are existing in the system but do not impact the functionality since the preconditions for the defects are never met.

A masked defect, on the other hand, is those which are hidden behind another defect. And they can be found only once the other defect is found.

Q 18: What techniques can be used to understand the test coverage?
Ans: The 3 different techniques used for ensuring the test coverage are:

  • Statement coverage: testing ensures that each line of the code is executed at least once.
  • Decision coverage: testing is done to ensure that each path of the decision code loops and decision boxes are executed at least once.
  • Path coverage: testing is done to ensure every possible code path for a particular functionality is executed at least once.

Q 19: What is a code walk-through?
Ans: A code walkthrough is an informal analysis of any code to check if the logic is correct and if the proper coding standards are followed. It is an unmoderated review.

Q 20: What are the different parts of a defect report?
Ans: A defect report would ideally include:

  • Summary
  • Tested By
  • Assigned to
  • Tested environment
  • Build No.
  • Severity
  • Steps to reproduce
  • Expected and Actual Results
  • Screenshots
  • Logs
  • Defect status
  • Comments

Q 21: What is an exit criterion and why is it used?
Ans: Exit criteria list the conditions in which the testing would be stopped at any point in the project.

It is very useful during the project execution as a guide to reject the testing build.
Some of the main exit criteria are:

  • Build Failure
  • Login failure
  • App Crash in critical functionalities
  • No data in the application
  • Failed smoke test

Q 22: What is alpha testing?
Ans: Alpha testing is the testing done by a subset of potential users or clients in the developer’s site with the development infrastructure.

Q 23: What is beta testing?
Ans: Beta testing is the testing done by a subset of the potential users or clients at their locations which is generally different from the environment where the product was developed.

Q 24: What is crowdsourced testing?
Ans: Crowdsourced testing is a new and upcoming form of testing that involves people, not necessarily testers, from across the globe to test the product and provide their feedback. These people get paid to perform the task.

Q 25: What is a smoke test?
Ans: A smoke test is the first test that is done to ensure the shared build is ready for testing and the critical functionalities are working.

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In many companies, the build is accepted for further testing only if the smoke test is a pass.

Q 26: How does testing fit into a CI pipeline?
Ans: In a CI pipeline all the tasks are automated, hence testing is also automated.

A trigger is set to start the testing suite every time there is a new code check-in and build.

Once the testing is complete a pass/fail report is sent out to the stakeholders and based on the results the decision is taken to push the build to production or to roll it back.

Q 27: How is testing possible in the agile/scrum sprints?
Ans: In Agile and Scrum the testing would start early along with the development. As and when a block of code is ready, testing starts for that functionality with the help of stubs, drivers, and harness.

Q 28: What are positive and negative testing?
Ans: Positive testing refers to all the happy paths where the application performs as expected with the correct input.

Negative tests, on the other hand, involves giving incorrect data to the system to ensure it responds appropriately.

Q 29: What is an exploratory test?
Ans: Random tests that are done without any pre-decided steps to just traverse through the application and find defects are called exploratory testing.

Q 30: What is DRE?
Ans: DRE, defect removal efficiency, a metrics commonly used for evaluating the effectiveness of the testing process. It is defined as the percentage of the defect found in testing by the sum of defects in testing and production.

Q 31: What is the career path for a tester?
Ans: Just like a developer there is a great career path for testers. It starts with a tester or junior tester, test analyst, test lead, test manager, and test consultant.

Q 32: What are the roles and responsibilities of a tester?
Ans: A tester is expected to

  • Take care of the day to day testing activities
  • Report bugs when found
  • Retest the bugs

Q 33: What are the roles and responsibilities of a test lead?

Ans: A test lead would

  • Assign the tasks to the team members
  • Monitor the defects raised by the team
  • Participate in defect triages when required.
  • Consolidate and share the daily or weekly testing status with the manager
  • Help the manager while creating a test plan
  • Inform the manager of any foreseen risks

Q 34: What are the roles and responsibilities of a test manager?
Ans: A test manager is responsible for

  • Getting the testing projects from clients and stakeholders
  • Preparing and presenting the strategy document
  • Preparing the test plan with the help of a lead
  • Help the team with the resources needed
  • Help the team with mitigating the risk
  • Prepare and present the testing metrics to the team
  • Help in escalations as and when needed

Q 35: What are the different types of testing. Name a few types in each.
Ans: Testing can be divided mainly into 2 types:

  • Functional Testing: It deals with testing the functionality of the application under test. Some of the testings under functional testing are:
    1. Unit Testing
    2. System testing
    3. User Acceptance testing
    4. Integration testing
  • Non-functional testing: it involves testing the non-functional features like performance, scalability, security reliability, etc.
      1. Load testing
      2. Stress testing
      3. User Acceptance testing
      4. Security testing
      5. Endurance testing
      6. Installation testing

Q 36: What are the stages in the software testing lifecycle?
Ans: The stages in the software testing lifecycle are:

    1. Requirement Analysis
    2. Test Planning
    3. Test Case Development
    4. Test Environment Setup
    5. Testing
    6. Test Closure and deliverables handover

Q 37: What are the qualities of a good tester?
Ans: Some qualities of a good tester are:

    1. An eye for finding details and mistakes in the system
    2. A good understanding of the application under test and how the users would be using the application
    3. A good domain knowledge
    4. Good communication skills are important for a tester
    5. Good contacts within and outside the team help the tester reach out to people and get issues resolved easily speeding up the process.

Q 38: What is cross-browser testing?
Ans: Cross-browser testing refers to testing a web application on different browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Edge, Safari, etc. to ensure it performs equally well in each.

Q 39: What is responsive testing?
Ans: Responsive testing involves testing a website or mobile app on devices of different screen sizes to ensure it renders properly in each device. This testing also helps to eliminate any alignment issues during the rendering.

Q 40: What is a software bug?
Ans: Any deviation from the expected functionality of the application as documented in the specifications document is called a software bug.

Q 41: What is black box testing?
Ans: A type of testing where the tester understands and has access only to the input and output of a system through a graphics interface is called black-box testing. Here the tester would not know the code or how it is written.

Q 42: What is white box testing:
Ans: In white-box testing, the tester has access to the code implementation.

The test cases are designed to cover the different paths and loops in the implementation.

For white-box testing, some basic coding knowledge and background are an additional advantage.

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Q 43: What are the advantages of manual testing?
Ans: The advantages of manual testing are:

    1. It is more suitable for small projects
    2. A tester can find more bugs when performing test cases unlike automation
    3. The test cases can be easily tuned to adjust to the changes in the code and UI
    4. Difficult scenarios and switching between systems and modules can be easily done
    5. Very useful in ad-hoc, exploratory, and usability testing
    6. Needs fewer skills and can be learned easily

Q 44: What are the disadvantages of manual testing?
Ans: Some disadvantages of manual testing are:

    1. It is time-consuming and not suitable for projects with strict timelines
    2. It can become redundant for functionalities that are stable with no code change
    3. Performance tests can not be performed manually
    4. It proves more expensive in the long run.
    5. With every iteration or release, the timelines keep on increasing.
    6. It is prone to human errors

Q 45: When will you choose manual testing over automation?
Ans: Under some situations, manual testing is preferred over automation, these are:

    1. Bug re-testing
    2. For testing cases, that need to be run only a few times for the project.
    3. For Adhoc and exploratory testing.
    4. For checking the user-friendliness of the application
    5. While handling complex scenarios.
    6. For testing cases, where some random decision-making is involved.

Q 46: What is a testbed?
Ans: The environment for testing with the needed parameters is called a testbed. It is a digital platform that can include the OS, hardware, software, database, network, etc.

Q 47: What is a test case?
Ans: A test case is a set of instructions that the tester is expected to perform to test functionality.

A good test case can be easily understood and run by any person even if they do not have a testing background.

Q 48: What are the details included in a test case?
Ans: A test case would include:

    1. S No.
    2. Traceability reference to the requirements document
    3. Pre-conditions
    4. Steps to reproduce
    5. Expected result
    6. Actual result
    7. Result (Pass/Fail)
    8. Bug ID

Q 49: What is user acceptance testing?
Ans: Also known as end-user testing, it is performed by a subset of the actual users to understand if the application is working as expected for the users. In UAT, the users would suggest some improvements in the application that would make it more suitable.

Q 50: What is Soak Testing?Ans: Soak testing is a kind of performance testing in which the system is kept under continuous load for a long time to find defects and bottlenecks in the system. It is also called as Endurance test.

Most commonly memory leaks and system utilization-related issues can be found during these tests.

Q 51: What is localization testing?
Ans: The localization testing is done to check the functionalities that the dependent on the location. These can be related to map, search features, regional languages, etc.

Q 52: What is A/B testing?
Ans: A/B testing is done when there are 2 or more versions of the app. Both these apps are given to the client or each app is given to a set of clients, for testing to decide which one is better and should be deployed to production.

Q 53: What are the different types of integration testing?
Ans: The different types of integration testing are:

    1. Big bang testing
    2. Bottom-up testing
    3. Top-down testing

Q 54: What is called the pesticides paradox?
Ans: When the same tests are conducted on the same system, again and again, no new defects can be found and the system becomes immune to these tests. This situation is called the pesticides paradox.

To avoid such a scenario, the tests should be modified with new strategies and approaches.

Q 55: Name some test deliverables?
Ans: Some test deliverables are:

    1. Test Plan
    2. Effort estimation report
    3. Test cases
    4. Traceability matrix
    5. Defect report
    6. Test report
    7. Test summary

Q 56: What is big-bang testing?
Ans: Testing all the modules together once the development is complete is called the big-bang testing approach. The defects found in big-bang testing have a very high fixing cost since they are found towards the end of the development cycle.

Q 57: What is top-down testing?
Ans: In the top-down testing approach, the top modules are tested first and then moved on to the smaller modules.

Stubs are used as a temporary module to assist in testing the higher modules.

Q 58: What is bottom-up testing?
Ans: Bottom-up approach is the opposite of the top-down approach, here the lower modules are tested first as and when they are ready. Moving up to bigger integrated modules.

Drivers are used to doing integration testing till the module development is complete.

Q 59: What is end-to-end testing?
Ans: End-to-end testing means testing the entire flow of the application from the start to the end. One of the biggest challenges in end-to-end testing is that it spans multiple systems, so the verification can become complex.

Q 60: What is GUI testing?
Ans: Testing an application using only the graphical user interface is called GUI testing. In this, apart from the functionality, a tester would also check the alignment, color combinations, readability, ease of navigation, etc.

Q 61: What is recovery testing?
Ans: This testing is done to check how soon the system can recover after a system crash. It is a type of non-functional testing.

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Q 62: What is risk-based testing?
Ans: In risk-based testing, the critical modules and those which are likely to have more failures are tested first. This type of test prioritization based on risk is the basis of risk-based testing.

Q 63: What is security testing?
Ans: The testing that is done to find the vulnerabilities in the system, protect the data, and ensure the functionalities are working as expected is called security testing.

It also involves checking the access to systems. This means people with different access levels should be able to access only parts of the system they are allowed to as per the business.

Q 64: What is load testing?
Ans: Load testing is done to see the performance of the application under load. A load is simulated on the system and then functional testing is performed to find the bottlenecks in the system.

Q 65: Name some best practices in software testing.
Ans: Some best practices are:

    1. Start early
    2. Update your test cases, and test approach frequently to identify more defects
    3. Always think like the client
    4. Think out of the box
    5. Automate repeated tests and focus more testing on new modules

Q 66: What is exhaustive testing?
Ans: Exhaustive testing is testing the system with all the valid and invalid inputs.

In most cases, exhaustive testing is not possible and a tester would go with BVA or equivalence partition techniques to test the application.

Q 67: What is the 80:20 rule?
Ans: The 80:20 rule states that 80% of the defects are found in 20% of the code. This is also called defect clustering.

Q 68: What is defect cascading?
Ans: The phenomenon where one defect if left undetected, triggers multiple defects in other modules and later stages are called defect cascading.

The cost of fixing this defect cascading can be high, due to the greater number of defects in the system.

Q 69: What is outsourced testing?
Ans: Assigning the testing task to a third party or separate team within or outside the company is called outsourced testing.

This is done to ensure free and unbiased testing. Sometimes it is also helpful in giving a fresh perspective to the testing activity.

Q 70: What is bug leakage?
Ans: A bug that is missed by the testing team during the testing phase and escapes undetected to production, where it is discovered by the actual user is called leaked bug and the phenomenon is called bug leakage.

Q 71: What is a show stopper defect?
Ans: A defect that does not allow the testing activities to proceed is called a show stopper defect.

App crash on launch and login failures are examples of show stopper defects.

Q 72: What is a hotfix?
Ans: Sometimes a build that is deployed to production would have some critical error and it would be rolled back.

Now an emergency fix for the issue is released as a new patch and this build is called a hotfix.

Q 73: What are the different models of SDLC?
Ans: The main models are:

    1. Waterfall model
    2. V model
    3. Spiral model
    4. Agile

Q 74: Name some challenges in software testing?
Ans: Some challenges in software testing

    1. Insufficient documentation or unfrozen requirements.
    2. Unavailability of skilled testing resources
    3. Stringent timelines
    4. Unstable systems and incomplete modules are given for testing

Q 75: What is the age of a defect?
Ans: The age of the defect is defined as the number of days between the day the defect is accepted or assigned by the development team and the day it is verified and closed by the testing team.

The age of the defect can be defined in hours and days.


We wholeheartedly hope that you crack the next manual tester interview and the manual testing interview questions that we have prepared for you have helped in it.


How do I prepare for a manual tester interview? ›

Basic Interview Questions
  1. What do you understand by software testing? ...
  2. When should you stop the testing process? ...
  3. What do verification and validation mean in software testing? ...
  4. What is static testing? ...
  5. Define Black-box testing. ...
  6. What is a test plan and what does it include? ...
  7. What is meant by test coverage?
Apr 19, 2023

What are the questions asked in manual testing? ›

Advanced Level Manual Testing Interview Questions
  • What are the different types of Software testing? ...
  • Explain Functional Testing. ...
  • Explain Non functional testing. ...
  • Mention a few advantages of Automated testing. ...
  • What is Regression Testing? ...
  • What is Test Harness? ...
  • Differentiate between Positive and Negative Testing.

What has been the biggest challenge you ve faced in manual testing? ›

Manual and Automation Testing Challenges
  • #1) Testing the Complete Application. ...
  • #2) Misunderstanding of Company Processes. ...
  • #3) Relationship with Developers. ...
  • #4) Regression Testing. ...
  • #5) Lack of Skilled Testers. ...
  • #6) Testing always under Time Constraint. ...
  • #7) Which Tests to Execute First? ...
  • #8) Understanding the Requirements.
May 4, 2023

How do you write test cases in manual testing interview questions? ›

A test case includes:
  1. The purpose of the test.
  2. Special hardware requirements, such as a modem.
  3. Special software requirements, such as a tool.
  4. Specific setup or configuration requirements.
  5. A description of how to perform the test.
  6. The expected results or success criteria for the test.

Is QA manual testing easy? ›

Manual testing is not an easy task to do. It requires proper knowledge and moreover patience to detect the bugs and figure out a way to correct them. The beginners can also use the guides, Manual testing for beginners that includes manual testing basics and information.

How to pass a QA tester interview? ›

How to prepare for a QA interview
  1. Research the QA role, particularly for the industry you're applying to work in.
  2. Research the company you want to work for.
  3. Investigate the company's QA process.
  4. Review your QA achievements in previous roles.
  5. Practice STAR answers to behavioral and situational questions.
May 17, 2023

How many test cases can you write in a day in manual testing? ›

41) How many test cases can we run in a day? We can run around 30-55 test cases per day.

How many test cases executed in 1 day? ›

How Many Test Cases Do You Execute Per Day? How many test cases do you execute per day? Ans: The test cases that is execute per day is around 50.

What is API testing in manual testing? ›

API testing is a type of software testing that analyzes an application program interface (API) to verify that it fulfills its expected functionality, security, performance and reliability. The tests are performed either directly on the API or as part of integration testing.

What is the major disadvantage of manual testing? ›

The disadvantages of using manual testing over automated testing
  • It requires more time than automated testing. ...
  • It is susceptible to human errors. ...
  • It is time-consuming to maintain test cases. ...
  • Testers need to know the product well. ...
  • It is costly to maintain manual testers.
Feb 8, 2022

What is a real time example of manual testing? ›

A real-world example would be a driver pressing the hazard lights button in their car and observing both that: a) the hazard lights begin to toggle, and b) that the indicator lights on the instrument cluster are illuminated. Finally, manual testing is done during the development phase by the team writing the software.

What tool is used for manual testing? ›

Top Manual Testing Tools
  • LoadRunner. It's one of the most widely used performance testing tools. ...
  • Citrus. Citrus is a tool for integrating testing, and it is the most often used test framework. ...
  • ZAP. ZAP is a web application security scanner that is free and open-source. ...
  • NUnit. ...
  • JIRA. ...
  • SonarQube. ...
  • JMeter. ...
  • Bugzilla.
Feb 20, 2023

What are the most important test cases for interview? ›

1) Check the capability of Upward & Downward movement. 2) Check the proper stopping at each and every floor. 3) Check the stoppage exactly at the floor whose corresponding number is pressed. 4) Check the automatic upward movement when called by someone from some floor at higher level.

What is the highest salary for manual QA? ›

Manual Testing salary in India ranges between ₹ 1.0 Lakhs to ₹ 12.0 Lakhs with an average annual salary of ₹ 4.0 Lakhs. Salary estimates are based on 672 latest salaries received from Manual Testings.

Is manual QA going away? ›

The claim that manual testing has no future is untrue. There are advantages to both human and automated testing. Without a doubt, manual testing will never be fully replaced. Thus, QA testers must mix manual and automated testing for the best possible ROI.

How to start QA testing with no experience? ›

The qualifications that you need to become a quality assurance tester (QA tester) with no experience include a computer-related degree, the ability to undergo training, and computer coding skills.

Is QA tester a stressful job? ›

Software testing can be stressful. Causes can vary from deadlines, lack of communication, or internal pressure. It is also the relentless nature of the job.

What is the highest paid QA tester? ›

Highest salary that a QA Tester can earn is ₹7.8 Lakhs per year (₹65.0k per month).

Is QA testing a hard job? ›

Discipline. QA testing can be a very repetitive process, so it's easy to lose focus after analyzing and reporting for long periods of time. Since so much of the job can seem repetitive, QA testers have to possess a sense of discipline to get through the job.

How much coding required for manual testing? ›

Simply put, you do not need to know how to code in order to become a skilled and reputable manual tester.

How many test cases in one sprint? ›

Each user story will often have at least four or five test cases. If you add edge cases the number of test cases can increase exponentially. Writing test cases often gives you your first thorough look into a user story and is a good time to ask questions.

What is bug leakage? ›

A bug leakage results when a bug is detected which should have been detected in earlier builds/versions of the application. A defect which exists during testing yet unfound by the tester which is eventually found by the tester/end-user is also called bug leakage.

Which testing is performed first? ›

Unit Testing is the first level of testing usually performed by the developers.

How can I improve my tester skills? ›

14 Best Practices to Improve Your QA Testing Skills
  1. But how do you become a great QA tester?
  2. Promote an environment where QA is a team responsibility.
  3. Test early and often.
  4. Track your work with project or iteration planning tools like Jira and Rally.
  5. Get involved in pull requests testing.
  6. Build trust.
May 20, 2022

How long does it take to learn manual testing? ›

You can join any 4-month duration Software Testing course or can do a diploma in Software Testing, which is probably 6 months to 1 year.

What is difference between smoke and sanity testing? ›

Smoke test is done to make sure that the critical functionalities of the program are working fine, whereas sanity testing is done to check that newly added functionalities, bugs, etc., have been fixed. The software build may be either stable or unstable during smoke testing.

What is meant by sanity testing? ›

Sanity Testing or Surface Level testing is a type of testing which is performed on the stable build of the software. It is a quick and basic test (or set of tests) to ensure that the code changes made are working properly without any bugs.

How do you calculate the number of test cases? ›

Number of Test Cases = (Number of Function Points) × 1.2

Once you have the number of test cases, you can take productivity data from organizational database and arrive at the effort required for testing.

What are the 4 pillars of software testing? ›

The four areas mentioned – Functionality, Performance, Compatibility, and Accessibility – are core tenets of web testing that you must consider in your test plan.

What are the 4 stages of system testing? ›

There are four main stages of testing that need to be completed before a program can be cleared for use: unit testing, integration testing, system testing, and acceptance testing.

What are the 4 main types of software testing? ›

The different types of tests
  • Unit tests. Unit tests are very low level and close to the source of an application. ...
  • Integration tests. ...
  • Functional tests. ...
  • End-to-end tests. ...
  • Acceptance testing. ...
  • Performance testing. ...
  • Smoke testing.

What is Postman tool? ›

Postman is an API platform for building and using APIs. Postman simplifies each step of the API lifecycle and streamlines collaboration so you can create better APIs—faster.

What is Postman API testing? ›

Postman is a standalone software testing API (Application Programming Interface) platform to build, test, design, modify, and document APIs. It is a simple Graphic User Interface for sending and viewing HTTP requests and responses.

What are API examples? ›

The Google Maps API and Twitter API may be among the most widely used API examples, but most software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers offer APIs that let developers write code that posts data to and retrieves data from the provider's site as well.

What is the difference between verification and validation? ›

Verification is a process of determining if the software is designed and developed as per the specified requirements. Validation is the process of checking if the software (end product) has met the client's true needs and expectations.

Why manual testing can never be replaced? ›

Automation is too expensive for small projects

Not only do you have automation software to pay for, but you also have higher associated maintenance and management costs, due to script writing and rewriting, as well as set up and processing times.

What are 3 disadvantages of manual? ›

Here, we'll discuss the disadvantages of maintaining your manual system.
  • Mishandling Information and Lost Paperwork. ...
  • Slow Retrieval and Time Waste. ...
  • Security Issues and Privacy Laws. ...
  • Disorganization and Compliance Complaints. ...
  • Messy Offices and Lack of Space. ...
  • Making Changes Takes Time.
Dec 22, 2021

What is manual testing life cycle? ›

Manual Testing is a process of finding out the defects, bugs in a software program. A tester performs the end-user role and verifies if all the features are working properly or not. Tester manually executes the test cases.

How many types of manual testing are there? ›

Most of the bugs are caught by manual testing. Various types of manual testing are black-box testing, white box testing, unit testing, system testing, integration testing and acceptance testing.

How do you identify manual testing scenarios? ›

Isolate every requirement, and identify what possible user actions need to be tested. Figure out the technical issues associated with the requirement. Also, remember to analyze and frame possible system abuse scenarios by evaluating the software with a hacker's eyes.

What is Jira in testing? ›

Jira is one of the best open-source tools for planning and tracking in Agile methodology. Development teams use Jira for tracking bugs and projects, managing Scrums, and visualizing workflows with Kanban boards. Workflows in Jira make it easy to plan, track, release, and report on software.

Do manual testers use selenium? ›

Well, Selenium is an automation testing tool! Before I go any further, let me clear out that, Software testing is of two types: Manual Testing & Automation Testing. Selenium was founded as an automation testing tool to overcome the drawbacks/ limitations of Manual testing.

What is manual testing basics? ›

What is manual testing? Manual software testing is when human testers check the quality of a new application without using automation tools or scripting. The purpose is to identify bugs or defects, ensure the product is error-free, and check it conforms to specified functional requirements.

What are the 4 qualities of a test case? ›

An effective test case design will be:
  • Accurate, or specific about the purpose.
  • Economical, meaning no unnecessary steps or words are used.
  • Traceable, meaning requirements can be traced.
  • Repeatable, meaning the document can be used to perform the test numerous times.

What are the 3 tests applicants will take during the interview process? ›

Six most common interview tests
  • Aptitude or psychometric tests. ...
  • Personality Tests. ...
  • Specific Skills Tests. ...
  • Job Simulation Tests. ...
  • Written tests. ...
  • Group activity tests.
Jul 21, 2022

What are the three test cases? ›

Test Scenario Vs Test Case

Test Case 1: Check results on entering valid User Id & Password. Test Case 2: Check results on entering Invalid User ID & Password. Test Case 3: Check response when a User ID is Empty & Login Button is pressed, and many more.

Why should we hire you as a manual tester? ›

Answer 1. I'm a passionate tester, and if you hire me, you will see that I am always motivated to do a great job. I have always enjoyed problem-solving, and with a testing role, I feel I can do that every day. I'm also involved in online tester communities and participate in other testing projects in my spare time.

What does a manual tester need to know? ›

Manual testing skills
  • Experience of working as a tester or in a similar position.
  • Ability to manage projects.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of quality assurance methodologies.
  • Knowledge of testing software such as Zephyr and qTest.
  • Knowledge of Agile frameworks.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Understanding of regression testing.
Apr 25, 2022

Why do you want to work as a manual tester? ›

It is a cheaper way of testing when compared to automated testing. Analysis of product from the point of view of the end-user is possible only with manual testing. GUI testing can be done more accurately with the help of manual testing as visual accessibility and preferences are difficult to automate.

What is the most important skill for a tester? ›

Analytical and logical mindset

Analytical skills in Software Testing are key as Testers will often be tasked with analysing complex systems and test results to identify bugs, seek out security threats and provide effective solutions to tackle these challenges.

What are your strengths as a manual tester? ›

'Core Strengths' to be a Good Tester
  • #1) Being Passionate about the work that we are doing: ...
  • #2) Being creative & innovative: ...
  • #3) Ability to put yourself in the customer's position: ...
  • #4) Visualizing skill: ...
  • #6) Bird's-eye View: ...
  • #8) Reasoning and questioning: ...
  • #9) Guarding the quality: ...
  • #11) Excellent Communication:
Mar 22, 2023

How many days will it take to learn manual testing? ›

There are short-term courses to get help on how to become a QA tester where you can become a manual tester in just 30 days and learn something new almost every day.

What are the 3 most popular questions asked at any interview? ›

Common interview questions
  • Tell me about yourself.
  • Why are you interested in working for this company?
  • Tell me about your education.
  • Why have you chosen this particular field?
  • Describe your best/worst boss.
  • In a job, what interests you most/least?
  • What is your major weakness?

Is manual testing a good career? ›

The outlook for QA manual testers and other roles in software development and QA is strong. Employment in this area is projected to grow 25 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations [5].

What is test harness in manual testing? ›

In software development, a test harness is a collection of software and test data used by developers to unit test software models during development. A test harness will specifically refer to test drivers and stubs, which are programs that interact with the software being tested.


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