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Quality Center Interview Questions And Answers


Quality center is a Defect tracking tool, where you can view existing defects, create a new defect that you found from your manual testing,  you can edit, close defects. remember that Test director was the previous version to Quality center. Now-a-days every where HP quality center or IBM Clear quest is used for defect management.

Quality Center Interview Questions can be normally focused by the interview panel along with manual testing interview questions. Though the interview mostly targeted to Quality center skills, then need a guy with common testing skills as well. Because with  out manual testing knowledge, there is not use if quality center as this tool is only used for defect tracking.

1.  What is the relationship between Quality Center and TestDirector?

TestDirector is the tool that was later renamed to Quality Center. The last version of TestDirector was version 8.2.

2.  What is the purpose of Quality Center?

TestDirector is a web-enabled tool used for the management of tests.  It supports cross-team communication and helps to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of collaboration in the process of testing global applications. It is capable of generating reports and graphs that can be used for test analysis, planning, and the tracking of defects.

3. What is the purpose of linking test cases to requirements?

Test cases are linked to requirement so verify test coverage.  This ensures that all requirements are being verified by at least one test case.

4. What types of requirement options can be added to test cases?

There are two types of requirements:

  • Parent Requirement – High level functions
  • Child requirements. – Low level (sub-requirements of parents)

5. What are the main advantages of Quality Center?

  • It is capable of performing manual and automated testing
  • It takes all parts of the testing process into account, from test planning through defect tracking
  • It ensures test coverage by linking requirements to the test cases
  • It allows for test plans and requirements to be imported from Microsoft Excel

6. What do you have to use to upload test cases from Microsoft Excel?

This can be done using the MS Excel add-in.  This option can be installed from the Quality Center Add-In menu. Once this is completed, there will be a new menu option in MS Excel for exporting to Quality Center.

7. How are filters be used?

Filters are used to sort the test results. A tester can easily find all pass or fail results using a filter.

8. What is the Test Lab?

The Quality Centre Test Lab where tests are executed.  Tests from the test plan can be added to test trees that run in various test cycles.

9. How can the defect management cycle be tailored in Quality Center?

Once all of the defect attributes that will be tracked (i.e. version, details, etc.) are determined, use the “Modify Options” feature of Quality Center to customize.

10. Does Quality Center allow defect to be mapped directly to requirements?

No, defects are mapped indirectly to requirements through test cases.

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11. Can test data be stored in TestDirector?

Test data can be stored by attaching it to the matching test cases.  It can also be saved into a separate folder in test plan.

12. Will test data be lost if you choose to upgrade from TestDirector to QC?

If the instructions are followed, test data will not be lost when migrating from TestDirector to Quality Center.

13. How are test cases grouped?

The tested decides how to group test cases.  The tester has the option of creating several folders in the test plan to represent the test modules.  They also have the option of creating sub-modules from there.

14. How does Quality Center compare to Bugzilla?

Quality Center has much more functionality than Bugzilla.  Bugzilla is a defect logging and tracking tool while Quality Center is a test management tool. In addition to being able to track defects, Quality Center is capable of managing requirements and test cases for both manual and automated tests and much more.

15. What reports are available in Quality Center?

Some of the test reports that are available include those for requirements, test cases, defect tracking and more. They can be generated from any module and can also be customized using filters to include summaries, coverage, progress, and more. Customized report setting can be saved and reloaded for future testing.

16. Can one defect be mapped to more than one test script?

A defect can be mapped to several different test scripts using the option called ‘associate defect.”

17. Do scripts have to be recorded in QTP or WinRunner before importing them into Quality Center?

No, scripts can be recorded directly to Quality Center by first specifying the URL, user ID, password, project, etc and connecting to Quality Center. The recording tool has to be opened when doing this. The script can be saved to Quality Center rather than the local machine.

18. How can you be sure that bugs are not duplicated?

The “Find Similar Defect” feature searches for defect duplication.

19. What information is in the test grid?

The test grid contains all tests that are related to a project as well as a toolbar with controls that are frequently used when creating and modifying the tests.  Filters used in the grid and test history are also displayed.

20. What views are available in TestDirector?

There are three views available in TD:

Plan Test –for preparation of test cases

Run Test – for test execution

Track Defects – for logging bugs

21. What are the Quality Center tabs?

There are four tabs: requirements, test plan, Test Lab, and defects.

22. How can Quality Center be used in real-time projects?

For real-time project, when the test cases are completed, they should be imported into Quality Center and loaded into a test plan.  When test execution begins, test cases are moved to Test Lab.  Test Lab executes the cases and assigns pass/fail/incomplete statuses.  Graphs can be generated and defects attached.

23. What is the difference between ‘Not run’ and ‘Not covered’ statuses?

The “Not Run” status indicates that the test cases associated with the requirements exist but have not been executed.   The “Not Covered” status indicates that the test cases associated with the requirements do not exist yet.

24. What is the difference between QA Inspect and Web Inspect?

The QA Inspect feature searched the full web application for vulnerabilities in security, prioritizes them, and provided detailed information and solution suggestions.  Web Inspect, on the other hand, is often used as a security assessment for vulnerabilities in security for critical data.  Web inspect is use the most by security experts and compliance auditors.

Above are the important and very commonly asked Quality Center Interview Questions, along with some below imp notes:

Normally the flow of quality center is like this: First you will encounter few errors/suggestions in your testing of the application. Now you will raise a defect for this error you found in quality center and assign that defect to a developer. The developer will then resolve the issue in his programming/coding and then will re assign to a tester. Now the tester will re test the application (Also called regression testing) and then if he is not seeing that error any more, then he will close the defect.

For creating a defect, you need to enter the title of the defect, summary of the defect, screen shots if available etc..

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