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Finding the right QA tester or testers is integral to the finished product. They are often considered as important (and sometimes more important) than the product developers themselves. This means that you need to be able to quickly and easily find individuals that will meet your QA needs. Here are seven interview questions that can help you find the right QA testers:

  1. What is your technical proficiency? In order to make sure that you are talking to someone who has the skills you require in order to be able to accurately test your product, you need to know their technical proficiency. Do they have the experience to adequately test your product?
  1. What is the best time to start QA? The answer to this question will determine whether or not the tester understands the full impact of their role in a project. The earlier the tester believes he should start, the better.
  1. What is the life cycle of a bug? This question will help you see how a tester handles bugs found in a project and if their method of dealing with those bugs meets your needs.
     
  1. What are some common bugs found in projects like ours? Again, this question will help you see the kind of experience that the QA tester has. Even if they do not have experience in projects exactly like yours, they should have the creativity to come up with some examples.
     
  1. What are the biggest challenges of QA testing? A tester who knows the challenges in his field and knows how to surmount them is the tester you want working on your project.
     
  1. What would you do if you test a product and there are no bugs? Testers should know that finding no bugs is rare and that this should trigger an additional round of testing in order to make sure that nothing was missed.
     
  1. Are you able to hack or break code? QA will require a tester to be able to hack into the code and find workarounds for problems that they find. Having a hacking mindset means that a person can easily find hacks and solutions for issues.
     

What you really want in a QA tester is someone smart and creative enough to find issues and to build solutions for those issues. These questions will help you find that person or those people.

 

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