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Manual Testing Online Test

About the test:

The Manual Testing Online Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their knowledge of manual testing, a software testing method that involves manually executing test cases to identify defects in software products. The test assesses candidates' proficiency in designing and executing test cases, creating and managing bug reports, testing different types of software such as web applications, desktop applications, and mobile applications, and following testing methodologies such as black box and white box testing.

Covered skills:

  • Manual software Testing
  • Test Case Writing
  • Test Strategy
  • Documentation Skills
  • Mobile App Testing
  • Testing Fundamentals
  • Test Plan Development
  • Test Management
  • Testing Types
  • Penetration Testing

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Manual Testing Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Software Testers

Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Manual Testing Online Test helps recruiters and hiring managers identify qualified candidates from a pool of resumes, and helps in taking objective hiring decisions. It reduces the administrative overhead of interviewing too many candidates and saves time by filtering out unqualified candidates at the first step of the hiring process.

The test screens for the following skills that hiring managers look for in candidates:

  • Able to identify and execute manual testing techniques
  • Able to analyze and understand testing requirements
  • Able to design and write effective test cases
  • Able to develop comprehensive test plans
  • Proficient in creating and implementing test strategies
  • Skilled in managing and organizing test activities
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Knowledgeable in different types of testing
  • Expertise in mobile app testing
  • Proficient in penetration testing
Reason #2

No trick questions

no trick questions

Traditional assessment tools use trick questions and puzzles for the screening, which creates a lot of frustration among candidates about having to go through irrelevant screening assessments.

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The main reason we started Adaface is that traditional pre-employment assessment platforms are not a fair way for companies to evaluate candidates. At Adaface, our mission is to help companies find great candidates by assessing on-the-job skills required for a role.

Why we started Adaface
Reason #3

Non-googleable questions

We have a very high focus on the quality of questions that test for on-the-job skills. Every question is non-googleable and we have a very high bar for the level of subject matter experts we onboard to create these questions. We have crawlers to check if any of the questions are leaked online. If/ when a question gets leaked, we get an alert. We change the question for you & let you know.

How we design questions

These are just a small sample from our library of 10,000+ questions. The actual questions on this Manual Testing Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question


Database testcase
Regression Testing
Adaface is developing a new database system called “Helen”. The tester at Adaface developed the following testcase for regression testing:
1. Open Helen
2. Open “Students” database
3. Enter data for “Sid”
4. Set checkpoint
5. Store “Sid” data in “Students” 
6. Restart Helen
7. Read “Sid” data from “Students”
8. Compare checkpoint with the contents
When the tester ran the testcase the first time, it worked as expected. Pick the correct statements:

A: When the test case is ran the second time, the data entry for “Sid” already exists in the database. 
B: When the test case is ran the second time, it performs exactly as it did the first time
C: The testcase is a good example for regression testing “Helen”
D: The testcase is not a good example for regression testing “Helen” since the system behaves differently when the testcase is ran the second time


Decision Table
Check the following decision table:
What are the expected actions for following testcases?

I: Joey's age is 22. He is a smoker residing in India

II: Jennifer's age is 62. She is a non-smoker not residing in India

A) I - Insure, 10% discount. II - Insure, no discount
B) I - Don't insure. II - Don't insure
C) I - Insure, no discount. II - Don't insure
D) I - Insure, no discount. II - Insure, 10% discount


Cart Checkout
Incident Report
Review the following incident report written QA team of LWB, Little White Book (an e-commerce app):
1. Place any items in the cart (Say “Nike FST Men”).
2. Place any other (different) item in the shopping cart (Say “Nike Air Max”).
3. Remove “Nike FST Men” from the shopping cart, but leave “Nike Air Max” in the cart.
4. Click on “Check out” button.
5. Expect the app to display the check out screen, instead ‘No items in the shopping cart. Click continue to go back to shopping.’ error message is shown as a popup.
6. Click “Continue”.
7. Expect the app to go to shopping screen to add/remove items from the cart. Instead the app crashes. 
8. The error in steps 5 and 7 occurred in every attempt of 5 attempts (1 2 3 4 and 6).
Which of the following information is missing from the incident report?


Algorithm and Testcase
Unreachable Code
Designing Testcases
Review the following algorithm to calculate the final bill in a store:

1. Each purchase has three amounts - base, special and extra
2. On the base amount - If there is a discount offer going on in the store, the discount is applied 
3. There are no discounts on the special amount
4. On the extra amount - customer is offered 19% discount if accrued credits are equal to or more than 25 or 10% if the accrued credits are equal to or more than 13. If the accrued credits are lesser than 13, no discount on the extra amount is offered. In case there is a discount offer going on in the store, the discount on extra amount calculated based on credits cannot be lesser than the discount offer.
Here is the code written by the developers for this algorithm:
Here is the code the developers wrote to test the program when a customer has 13 credits and store offer is 0:
Pick the correct statements:

A: The code works correctly as expected without any defect
B: The program has unreachable code and generates faulty output when credits are ≥ 25
C: The testcase is written correctly and tests the test case as expected
D: The testcase need to be modified to account for imprecise rounding of floating numbers. Ex: (price == 12900.00) can be replaced with ((price - 12900.00) < 0.01)
E: The testcase need to be modified to account for imprecise rounding of floating numbers. Ex: (price == 12900.00) can be replaced with (abs(price - 12900.00) < 0.01)


Variables of interest
Data flow analysis
Adaface testing team does data flow analysis on the programs written by the development team. The testing team follows the following marking schema for the variables in a program:
Variables of interest in a code (possible states):
- d: variable is assigned a value
- r: value of variable is read
- u: variable has no defined value
Variables of interest in a code (marking schema):
- ur: undefined value of a variable is read on a program path r
- du: variable is assigned a value that becomes undefined/ invalid without having been used in the meantime
- dd: variable receives a value for the second time and the first value had not been used
Review the following program and pick the correct marking of the variables:
🧐 Question🔧 Skill


Database testcase
Regression Testing

2 mins



Decision Table

3 mins



Cart Checkout
Incident Report

2 mins



Algorithm and Testcase
Unreachable Code
Designing Testcases

3 mins

Program Testing


Variables of interest
Data flow analysis

2 mins

Program Testing
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Database testcase
Regression Testing
Medium2 mins
Decision Table
Medium3 mins
Cart Checkout
Incident Report
Easy2 mins
Algorithm and Testcase
Unreachable Code
Designing Testcases
Program Testing
Medium3 mins
Variables of interest
Data flow analysis
Program Testing
Medium2 mins
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries

With Adaface, we were able to optimise our initial screening process by upwards of 75%, freeing up precious time for both hiring managers and our talent acquisition team alike!

Brandon Lee, Head of People, Love, Bonito

Reason #5

Designed for elimination, not selection

The most important thing while implementing the pre-employment Manual Testing Test in your hiring process is that it is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. In other words: you want to use the test to eliminate the candidates who do poorly on the test, not to select the candidates who come out at the top. While they are super valuable, pre-employment tests do not paint the entire picture of a candidate’s abilities, knowledge, and motivations. Multiple easy questions are more predictive of a candidate's ability than fewer hard questions. Harder questions are often "trick" based questions, which do not provide any meaningful signal about the candidate's skillset.

Science behind Adaface tests
Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the Manual Testing Test from your dashboard by entering their email address.

Public link: You can create a public link for each test that you can share with candidates.

API or integrations: You can invite candidates directly from your ATS by using our pre-built integrations with popular ATS systems or building a custom integration with your in-house ATS.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

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Reason #8

High completion rate

Adaface tests are conversational, low-stress, and take just 25-40 mins to complete.

This is why Adaface has the highest test-completion rate (86%), which is more than 2x better than traditional assessments.

test completion rate
Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring

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About the Manual Testing Assessment Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Manual Testing Online Test?

The Manual Testing Test makes use of scenario-based questions to test for on-the-job skills as opposed to theoretical knowledge, ensuring that candidates who do well on this screening test have the relavant skills. The questions are designed to covered following on-the-job aspects:

  • Proficient in manual software testing methodologies and concepts
  • Demonstrated understanding of testing fundamentals
  • Ability to write comprehensive test cases
  • Experience in developing test plans
  • Strong knowledge of test strategy implementation
  • Expertise in test management and coordination
  • Solid documentation skills for test execution and reporting
  • Familiarity with various testing types and techniques
  • In-depth understanding of mobile app testing
  • Knowledge of penetration testing methodologies

Once the test is sent to a candidate, the candidate receives a link in email to take the test. For each candidate, you will receive a detailed report with skills breakdown and benchmarks to shortlist the top candidates from your pool.

What topics are covered in the Manual Testing Online Test?

  • Manual software Testing

    Manual software testing refers to the process of manually testing software applications to identify defects, bugs, or issues. It involves executing test cases, observing and analyzing the application's behavior, and ensuring that it meets the specified requirements. This skill is measured in the test to assess a candidate's ability to identify and report bugs, as well as their understanding of the manual testing process.

  • Testing Fundamentals

    Testing fundamentals encompass the basic principles, concepts, and techniques in software testing. It includes understanding the testing process, test design techniques, test levels, and the underlying theory of testing. Measuring this skill in the test helps evaluate a candidate's foundational knowledge of testing and their ability to apply fundamental testing principles in real-world scenarios.

  • Test Case Writing

    Test case writing involves creating detailed, step-by-step instructions that outline how to test a specific feature or functionality of a software application. It requires a candidate to have a thorough understanding of the requirements and system behavior in order to design effective test cases. Assessing this skill in the test helps determine a candidate's ability to write clear, concise, and comprehensive test cases that cover all relevant scenarios.

  • Test Plan Development

    Test plan development entails creating a comprehensive document that outlines the overall approach, objectives, and scope of testing for a software project. It includes identifying test objectives, test deliverables, test environments, and test schedules. Evaluating this skill in the test helps gauge a candidate's ability to create well-structured and organized test plans that align with project requirements and objectives.

  • Test Strategy

    Test strategy refers to a high-level plan that outlines the overall approach and methodologies to be followed for testing a software application. It includes defining the testing objectives, scope, test levels, and test estimation. Measuring this skill in the test helps assess a candidate's ability to develop effective test strategies that align with project goals and ensure optimal test coverage.

  • Test Management

    Test management involves overseeing and coordinating the entire testing process, including planning, execution, and monitoring of test activities. It requires skills in test resource allocation, test progress tracking, and defect management. Evaluating this skill in the test helps determine a candidate's ability to effectively manage testing activities, ensure timely completion of test milestones, and maintain a high level of quality throughout the testing process.

  • Documentation Skills

    Documentation skills refer to the ability to effectively write and maintain various testing artifacts, such as test plans, test cases, and test reports. It includes ensuring clear and concise documentation, readability, and adherence to industry standards. Assessing this skill in the test helps evaluate a candidate's proficiency in documenting testing activities and their attention to detail in capturing all necessary information.

  • Testing Types

    Testing types encompass various approaches and techniques to verify different aspects of a software application, such as functional, performance, usability, and security testing. It requires understanding the specific objectives and methodologies associated with each type of testing. Measuring this skill in the test helps assess a candidate's breadth of knowledge in different testing types and their ability to choose and apply the appropriate testing approach based on project requirements.

  • Mobile App Testing

    Mobile app testing refers to the process of testing mobile applications across different devices, platforms, and network conditions. It includes functional testing, performance testing, usability testing, and compatibility testing specific to mobile apps. Evaluating this skill in the test helps determine a candidate's familiarity with the unique challenges and considerations in mobile app testing, as well as their ability to ensure high-quality user experiences across various mobile devices.

  • Penetration Testing

    Penetration testing, also known as ethical hacking, involves simulating real-world attacks to identify security vulnerabilities in a software system. It requires a deep understanding of system architecture, network vulnerabilities, and common attack vectors. Measuring this skill in the test helps assess a candidate's ability to effectively identify and exploit security loopholes, thereby helping organizations strengthen their defenses against potential threats.

  • Full list of covered topics

    The actual topics of the questions in the final test will depend on your job description and requirements. However, here's a list of topics you can expect the questions for Manual Testing Test to be based on.

    Manual testing techniques
    Testing requirements analysis
    Test case design
    Test plan development
    Test strategy implementation
    Test management
    Effective documentation
    Functional testing
    Regression testing
    Integration testing
    User acceptance testing
    Exploratory testing
    Usability testing
    Compatibility testing
    Security testing
    Performance testing
    Mobile app testing best practices
    Mobile app test automation
    Mobile app usability testing
    Mobile app security testing
    Mobile app performance testing
    Penetration testing methodologies
    Penetration testing tools
    Vulnerability assessment
    Network security testing
    Web application security testing
    Mobile application security testing
    Wireless network security testing
    Cloud security testing
    Security testing techniques
    Testing fundamentals
    Test case management
    Test execution and reporting
    Defect management
    Test metrics and measurements
    Risk-based testing
    Test estimation and planning
    Requirement traceability matrix
    Software development life cycle
    Agile testing
    Waterfall testing
    Kanban testing
    Automation testing
    Test-driven development
    Continuous integration testing
    User interface testing
    Database testing
    API testing
    Web services testing
    Load testing
    Stress testing
    Scalability testing
    Accessibility testing
    Localization testing
    Internationalization testing

What roles can I use the Manual Testing Online Test for?

  • Software Tester
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Test Engineer
  • QA Analyst
  • Tester
  • Entry level software tester

How is the Manual Testing Online Test customized for senior candidates?

For intermediate/ experienced candidates, we customize the assessment questions to include advanced topics and increase the difficulty level of the questions. This might include adding questions on topics like

  • Advanced proficiency in manual software testing methodologies and concepts
  • Extensive experience in testing fundamentals
  • Ability to write complex and detailed test cases
  • Expertise in developing comprehensive test plans
  • Strong understanding and implementation of test strategies
  • Proven track record in test management and coordination
  • Excellent documentation skills for test execution and reporting
  • In-depth knowledge of various testing types and techniques
  • Advanced understanding of mobile app testing
  • Expert-level knowledge of penetration testing methodologies
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The hiring managers felt that through the technical questions that they asked during the panel interviews, they were able to tell which candidates had better scores, and differentiated with those who did not score as well. They are highly satisfied with the quality of candidates shortlisted with the Adaface screening.

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Manual Testing Hiring Test FAQs

Can I combine multiple skills into one custom assessment?

Yes, absolutely. Custom assessments are set up based on your job description, and will include questions on all must-have skills you specify. Here's a quick guide on how you can request a custom test.

Do you have any anti-cheating or proctoring features in place?

We have the following anti-cheating features in place:

  • Non-googleable questions
  • IP proctoring
  • Screen proctoring
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser
  • Copy paste protection

Read more about the proctoring features.

How do I interpret test scores?

The primary thing to keep in mind is that an assessment is an elimination tool, not a selection tool. A skills assessment is optimized to help you eliminate candidates who are not technically qualified for the role, it is not optimized to help you find the best candidate for the role. So the ideal way to use an assessment is to decide a threshold score (typically 55%, we help you benchmark) and invite all candidates who score above the threshold for the next rounds of interview.

What experience level can I use this test for?

Each Adaface assessment is customized to your job description/ ideal candidate persona (our subject matter experts will pick the right questions for your assessment from our library of 10000+ questions). This assessment can be customized for any experience level.

Does every candidate get the same questions?

Yes, it makes it much easier for you to compare candidates. Options for MCQ questions and the order of questions are randomized. We have anti-cheating/ proctoring features in place. In our enterprise plan, we also have the option to create multiple versions of the same assessment with questions of similar difficulty levels.

I'm a candidate. Can I try a practice test?

No. Unfortunately, we do not support practice tests at the moment. However, you can use our sample questions for practice.

What is the cost of using this test?

You can check out our pricing plans.

Can I get a free trial?

Yes, you can sign up for free and preview this test.

I just moved to a paid plan. How can I request a custom assessment?

Here is a quick guide on how to request a custom assessment on Adaface.

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