QA Engineer qualifications to look for
Quality Assurance (QA) Engineers oversee each stage of software development to identify system malfunctions and improve product quality.
They also conduct tests before a product release to make sure the software is running smoothly while meeting design specifications.
Keep an eye out for candidates who have:
- A solid technical background
- Strong communication skills
- A knack for collaboration
- Critical thinking skills
- Practical skills
Top tip: Hire candidates willing to grow by making sure their personal career goals align with your company's mission.
QA Engineer interview questions
- What software automation problems have you faced? How did you handle them?
- What’s your process to determine which applications you should test?
- What test strategy do you find effective?
- Explain the difference between Quality assurance (QA), Quality control (QC) and Software Testing.
- Explain smoke testing.
- Describe the difference between verification and validation.
- When is it appropriate to conduct regression testing?
- What tests should you perform on web-based applications?
- What is your role in the bug life cycle?
- What testing tools have you used? What are your favorite features? Do they have limitations?
- Do you have experience with object-oriented programming languages? If so, describe it.
- What test cases would you write for a remote desktop feature? Why?
- Are you familiar with designing test frameworks for UI testing? If so, explain.
- How do you decide you have tested enough? What’s your process for this?
Behavioral interview questions
- When have you successfully collaborated with developers to deploy a program or application? What was your role? How did you work together?
- Tell me about a time when you acted proactively to increase system performance. What was your role? How did you collaborate with others?
- What resources and publications do you follow to stay current with industry developments?