How to Answer Interview Questions for a Software Testing Job

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You have an interview at a software company and you want to make sure you answer the questions properly. Plan ahead and prepare for the interview by knowing ahead of time what the interviewer might cover. Follow these tips to answer interview questions for a software testing job.

Skill level:


  1. 1

    Know all about the company. The interviewer will ask you questions about the business as well as software questions like how your skills will help the business, so do your research and wow the interviewer with your knowledge of the company.

  2. 2

    Talk about your education in software testing. List any examples of software testing you have conducted in the past in a job or in school. You want the employer to understand how to test software.

  3. 3

    Use open ended questions to explain your qualifications and tell about yourself. Give examples of each skill you have.

  4. 4

    Show your personal qualities, such your willingness to work overtime. Explain that you are a team player who can also work independently and that you are also a problem solver with great communication skills.

  5. 5

    Identify which software testing procedures you are familiar with. Describe any experience you have with test plans or test cases.

  6. 6

    Explain your knowledge and experience with automated testing and manual testing of software packages. Include the testing tools you used. List your knowledge of software development or programming languages like Java, Visual or C++.

  7. 7

    Describe your willingness to learn new things if you don't know a software procedure, program or term used by the interviewer. Remind the interviewer of all your current knowledge and skills including your ability and willingness to learn more.

Tips and warnings

  • Know the procedures and life cycles of software development.

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