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Test Automation job interview questions:

1. What automating testing tools are you familiar with?

2. How did you use automating testing tools in your job?
3. Describe some problem that you had with automating testing tool.
4. How do you plan test automation?
5. Can test automation improve test effectiveness?
6. What is data - driven automation?
7. What are the main attributes of test automation?
8. Does automation replace manual testing?
9. How will you choose a tool for test automation?
10. How you will evaluate the tool for test automation?
11. What are main benefits of test automation?
12. What could go wrong with test automation?
13. How you will describe testing activities?
14. What testing activities you may want to automate?
15. Describe common problems of test automation.
16. What types of scripting techniques for test automation do you know?
17. What are principles of good testing scripts for automation?
18. What tools are available for support of testing during software development life cycle?
19. Can the activities of test case design be automated?
20. What are the limitations of automating software testing?
21. What skills needed to be a good software test automator?
22. How to find that tools work well with your existing system?
23. Describe some problem that you had with automating testing tool.
24. What are the main attributes of test automation?
25. What testing activities you may want to automate in a project?
26. How to find that tools work well with your existing system?
27. What are some of the common misconceptions during implementation of an automated testing tools for the first

Basic SQA testing questions

1. What is the Difference between Project and Product testing? What difference you have observed while
testing the Clint/Server application and web server application
2. What are the differences between interface and integration testing? Are system specification and functional
specification the same? What are the differences between system and functional testing?
3. What is Multi Unit testing?
4. What are the different types, methodologies, approaches, methods in software testing
5. What is the difference between test techniques and test methodology?

Interview questions on WinRunner

1. How you used WinRunner in your project? - Yes, I have been using WinRunner for creating automated
scripts for GUI, functional and regression testing of the AUT.
2. Explain WinRunner testing process? - WinRunner testing process involves six main stages
o Create GUI Map File so that WinRunner can recognize the GUI objects in the application being
o Create test scripts by recording, programming, or a combination of both. While recording tests,
insert checkpoints where you want to check the response of the application being tested.

WinRunner interview questions

1. Describe the process of planning a test in WinRunner?

2. How do you record a new script? Can you e-mail a WinRunner script? How can a person run a previously
saved WinRunner script?
3. How can you synchronize WinRunner scripts?
4. What is a GUI map? How does it work?
5. How can you verify application behavior?


1. What programming language are you using?

2. What C++ libraries are you proficient with?
3. Which argorithm do you like the most? Why?
4. How do you debug SSH?
5. What is the QA process?
6. How do you train another QA engineer?
7. What bug tracking tools you have used? Have you used any free tools?
8. How do you start your QA if there are no system requirements?
9. Have you used MSVC? What do you think of it?
10. There are 3 lights (in one room) and 3 swtiches (in another room), one for each, if you only enter into the
light room once. How can you find out which switch corresponds to which light?
11. What is your weakness?
12. Why do you think you are suited for this job?
13. If there is a day, when you find yourself not fitting in our team, what will you do?
14. What makes you think you are qualified for this job?
15. Do you like music? Which composers are your favourite?
16. What kind of PC games you like most? Why?
17. Are you familiar with collboration tools? Which communication method do you prefer for talk, email and
18. When will you be available to start work?
19. What security tools have you used?
20. Tell me about yourself.
21. Tell me about your experience with this type of work
22. What do you like and dislike about our company?
23. Why do you want to work for us?
24. What should we hire you? What can you do for us? What can you do that others can not?
25. What is the job’s most attractive and least attractive factor?
26. What do you look for in a job?
27. Please give me your definition of software test engineer.
28. How long would it take you to make a meaningful contribution to our firm?
29. How long would you stay with us?
30. Are you thinking of going back to school or college?
31. What kind of programs/machines or equipment have you worked with?
32. You may be overqualified for this position we have to offer.
33. Give me an example of a project you handled from start to finish.
34. What was your last employer’s opinion of you?
35. Can you work under pressure, deadline etc?
36. Do you have any questions?
37. What is it you liked and disliked about your last job?