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The Quality Assurance Aptitude Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their aptitude for quality assurance and testing activities. The test assesses candidates' understanding of topics such as software development lifecycle, software testing methodologies, types of testing, testing tools, bug tracking, and test case management. Candidates are evaluated on their ability to analyze software requirements, design test plans and test cases, execute tests, identify defects, and report bugs.

Covered skills:

  • Logical Reasoning
  • Software Testing
  • Test Planning
  • Defect Tracking
  • Performance Testing
  • Usability Testing
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Quality Assurance
  • Test Design
  • Regression Testing
  • Security Testing

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface Quality Assurance Aptitude Assessment Test is the most accurate way to shortlist Quality Assurance Engineers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The Quality Assurance Aptitude 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:

  • Application of logical reasoning in problem solving
  • Analytical thinking to identify patterns and trends
  • Software testing techniques and methodologies
  • Quality assurance principles and practices
  • Test planning and strategy development
  • Test case design and execution
  • Defect tracking and management
  • Regression testing to ensure software stability
  • Performance testing to evaluate system response
  • Security testing to identify vulnerabilities
  • Usability testing for user-centric design evaluation
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 Quality Assurance Aptitude Test will be non-googleable.

🧐 Question

Medium

Database testcase
Regression Testing
Solve
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

Medium

Decision Table
Solve
Check the following decision table:
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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

Easy

Cart Checkout
Incident Report
Solve
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?

Medium

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

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:
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Here is the code the developers wrote to test the program when a customer has 13 credits and store offer is 0:
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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)

Medium

Variables of interest
Data flow analysis
Solve
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:
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Medium

Tennis Players
Solve
A tennis coach was trying to put together a team of 4 players for a tennis championship out of 7 players. R, S, T are the male players, and W, X, Y, Z are the female players. Note that all players have equal ability, and the team needs to have atleast 2 male players. While selecting the team we need to keep in mind that all 4 players should be able to play with each other. 
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We also need to keep the following restrictions in mind:
- R cannot play with Y
- S cannot play with W
- T cannot play with Z
Which of the following are true:

A: S and Z cannot be in the team together.
B: T and Y cannot be in the team together.
C: T and X cannot be in the team together.

Hard

CID Agent
Logical Deduction
Pattern Recognition
Solve
A code ("EIG AUC REO RAI COG") was sent to the criminal office by a CID agent named Batra.  However, four of the five words are fake, with only one containing the information. They also included a clue in the form of a sentence: "If I tell you any character of the code word, you will be able to tell how many vowels there are in the code word." Are you able to figure out what the code word is?
A: RAI 
B: EIG
C: AUC
D: REO
E: COG
F: None

Medium

Positive correlation
Correlation vs. Causation
Solve
Myra is working on her thesis for which she created a scatter plot of the number of teachers and the number of college graduates for cities in Australia. She noticed a positive correlation. Which of these do you think is the probable explanation for this correlation?
A: Teachers encourage people to go to college, so an increase in the number of teachers leads to an increase in the number of college graduates. 

B: Some college graduates choose teaching as a profession after graduating, so an increase in the number of college graduates also leads to an increase in the number of teachers.

C: There are more college graduates and teachers in higher income cities, so income is a confounding variable here, make it difficult to prove causation between number of teachers and number of college graduates. 

D: Cities with a higher population have more teachers and more college graduates, so the correlation is due to a third variable (population of city).

E: The provided data is insufficient, so it is extremely difficult to establish the reason for the correlation.

F: Most college students choose non-teaching professions after graduating, which explains the correlation. 

G: In Australia, college students are encouraged by their teachers to choose teaching as a profession after graduating.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Medium

Database testcase
Regression Testing

2 mins

Testing
Solve

Medium

Decision Table

3 mins

Testing
Solve

Easy

Cart Checkout
Incident Report

2 mins

Testing
Solve

Medium

Algorithm and Testcase
Unreachable Code
Designing Testcases

3 mins

Program Testing
Solve

Medium

Variables of interest
Data flow analysis

2 mins

Program Testing
Solve

Medium

Tennis Players

3 mins

Logical Reasoning
Solve

Hard

CID Agent
Logical Deduction
Pattern Recognition

3 mins

Logical Reasoning
Solve

Medium

Positive correlation
Correlation vs. Causation

2 mins

Logical Reasoning
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Database testcase
Regression Testing
Testing
Medium2 mins
Solve
Decision Table
Testing
Medium3 mins
Solve
Cart Checkout
Incident Report
Testing
Easy2 mins
Solve
Algorithm and Testcase
Unreachable Code
Designing Testcases
Program Testing
Medium3 mins
Solve
Variables of interest
Data flow analysis
Program Testing
Medium2 mins
Solve
Tennis Players
Logical Reasoning
Medium3 mins
Solve
CID Agent
Logical Deduction
Pattern Recognition
Logical Reasoning
Hard3 mins
Solve
Positive correlation
Correlation vs. Causation
Logical Reasoning
Medium2 mins
Solve
Reason #4

1200+ customers in 75 countries

customers in 75 countries
Brandon

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 Quality Assurance Aptitude 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 Quality Assurance Aptitude 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.

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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 Quality Assurance Aptitude Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment Quality Assurance Aptitude Test?

The Quality Assurance Aptitude 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:

  • Testing the functionality of software applications
  • Analyzing and identifying defects in software systems
  • Creating and executing test cases and test scripts
  • Designing and implementing test plans
  • Performing regression testing to ensure software stability
  • Conducting performance testing to evaluate system efficiency
  • Ensuring the security of software applications
  • Evaluating and improving software usability
  • Logical reasoning and problem-solving skills
  • Analytical thinking and attention to detail

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 Quality Assurance Aptitude Test?

  • Logical Reasoning

    Logical Reasoning is the ability to analyze and evaluate arguments, identify patterns, and draw conclusions based on logical rules and principles. This skill is crucial for identifying flaws, inconsistencies, and gaps in software requirements, specifications, and test cases.

  • Analytical Thinking

    Analytical Thinking is the capacity to break down complex problems into smaller components, analyze data, identify patterns, and develop logical solutions. This skill is necessary for reviewing and analyzing test results, identifying root causes of defects, and determining appropriate corrective actions.

  • Software Testing

    Software Testing is the process of evaluating software to ensure that it meets specified requirements and quality standards. This skill is essential for assessing the functionality, performance, usability, and security of software applications.

  • Quality Assurance

    Quality Assurance is the systematic and planned set of activities that ensure that software products and processes meet specified requirements and adhere to defined standards. This skill is important for establishing and maintaining quality standards, processes, and methodologies within an organization.

  • Test Planning

    Test Planning is the process of defining the scope, strategy, and objectives of testing activities. This skill involves developing a comprehensive test plan that outlines the test approach, resources, timelines, and deliverables.

  • Test Design

    Test Design is the process of creating test cases and test scripts based on requirements, specifications, and test objectives. This skill enables effective test coverage and ensures that software is thoroughly tested for different scenarios and conditions.

  • Defect Tracking

    Defect Tracking is the practice of capturing, managing, and tracking defects found during the testing process. This skill involves recording detailed defect information, prioritizing defects based on severity and impact, and tracking the progress of defect resolution.

  • Regression Testing

    Regression Testing is the process of rerunning previously executed tests to ensure that existing functionality has not been impacted by software changes or fixes. This skill is necessary to verify that new developments or bug fixes have not introduced any unintended side effects.

  • Performance Testing

    Performance Testing is the process of testing software applications under expected and peak load conditions to assess its performance, responsiveness, scalability, and stability. This skill is vital for identifying and resolving performance bottlenecks and ensuring optimal system performance.

  • Security Testing

    Security Testing is the process of assessing software applications for vulnerabilities and weaknesses that could be exploited by unauthorized entities. This skill involves identifying potential security risks, conducting penetration tests, and implementing appropriate security measures.

  • Usability Testing

    Usability Testing is the process of evaluating the user-friendliness, accessibility, and effectiveness of a software application. This skill involves gathering user feedback, conducting user tests, and making improvements to enhance the overall user experience.

  • 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 Quality Assurance Aptitude Test to be based on.

    Deductive reasoning
    Inductive reasoning
    Data analysis
    Boundary value testing
    Equivalence partitioning
    Black box testing
    White box testing
    Functional testing
    Non-functional testing
    Test documentation
    Test prioritization
    Exploratory testing
    Static testing
    Test environments
    Defect life cycle
    Test automation
    Integration testing
    Unit testing
    Acceptance testing
    Smoke testing
    Load testing
    Stress testing
    Code review
    Security vulnerabilities
    User experience evaluation
    Accessibility testing
    Localization testing
    Agile testing
    Risk-based testing
    Test data management
    Test environment setup
    Code coverage
    Usability heuristics
    API testing
    Web application testing
    Mobile application testing
    Installation/Setup testing
    Compatibility testing
    Usability testing methods
    Volume testing
    Network testing
    Documentation testing
    Performance metrics
    Code profiling
    Scalability testing
    Usability standards
    Integration phases
    Root cause analysis
    Test estimation techniques
    Test metrics
    Test reporting
    Usability testing tools
    Testing life cycle
    Regression test selection

What roles can I use the Quality Assurance Aptitude Test for?

  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Test Automation Engineer
  • Software Developer in Test
  • Agile Tester
  • Performance Tester
  • Security Tester
  • Usability Tester

How is the Quality Assurance Aptitude 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

  • Strong understanding of quality assurance concepts
  • Proficient in test planning and test design techniques
  • Experience with defect tracking and bug reporting tools
  • Knowledge of regression testing methodologies
  • Familiarity with performance testing tools and techniques
  • Understanding of security testing methodologies
  • Ability to identify usability issues and suggest improvements
  • Experience in conducting code reviews
  • Knowledge of test automation frameworks
  • Proficiency in using test management tools
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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.


85%
reduction in screening time

Quality Assurance Aptitude 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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