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Bug Tracking Interview Questions

1. Explain the difference between test case, use case, test plan, and scenario.

Test Case – contains test data

Use case – designed before the project starts

Test plan – detailed plan to outline testing (beginning, ending, resources, constraints for automation or manual testing, etc.)

Scenario – designed during testing phase

2. Explain the difference between a bug and a defect.

While similar to each other and tracked using the same tools, a bug is considered to be an error in satisfying requirements while a defect is missing a requirement altogether.

3. How do you post a bug?

There are tools to post and track bugs such as Bugzilla, BugAware, BugZero, Rational Clear Quest, TrackStudio, BugSentry, etc.

4. How do you track bugs?

There are many different bug tracking tools available.  Some popular ones are: Rational Clear Quest, Bugzilla, BugSentry, QuickBugs, etc.

5. What are common types of bugs and indicate their severity level.

There are 5 common types of bugs.  The types and severity levels are:

Boundary Related – Medium

Calculation – High

Control Flow/Inappropriate Service Levels – High

Error Handling – Medium

User Interface – Low

6. What are important things to remember for tracking bugs?

It is helpful to the programmers that have to find bugs for the tester to reduce the number of steps taken to reproduce a bug.

It should be a rule that the only person that can close a bug is the one that created it. Any developer can be assigned to fix it, but to truly verify that the problem has been fixed, only the person that found it should be able to close out the item.

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