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About the test:

The QA Engineer Test is preferred by recruiters to assess on-the-job skills of candidates before an interview. It reduces technical screening time by 80% by enabling employers to identify qualified candidates.

Covered skills:

  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Test Design Techniques
  • Testing Fundamentals
  • Software Life Cycle
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9 reasons why
9 reasons why

Adaface QA Engineer Test is the most accurate way to shortlist QA Engineers



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer 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.

The Adaface QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer Online Test screens candidates for the typical skills recruiters look for QA Engineer roles:

  • Experience in software development and testing
  • Proficiency in computer technology and programming languages
  • Knowledge of Linux and Microsoft Windows
  • Understanding of Java, Python, SQL, C++ and XML
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

The insights generated from this assessment can be used by recruiters and hiring managers to identify the best candidates for Quality Assurance Engineer roles. Anti-cheating features enable you to be comfortable with conducting assessments online. The QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer Online Test is ideal for helping recruiters identify which candidates have the skills to do well on the job.

Reason #2

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.

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.

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

🧐 Question

Easy

Commands
Solve
Which of the following unix commands change the case of first three lines of file “classified” from lowercase to uppercase
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Easy

Expressions
Solve
What does this shell script output?
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Easy

Loops
Solve
What are fourth and sixth lines output by this script:
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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

Check if dialog dismissed
Solve
Emily is testing a web app. She has written the following code to check that a modal dialog should be dismissed when a user clicks on the cancel button. Which of the following should she use to replace the [convenience method] placeholder?
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Medium

Page Object Class
Solve
Our frontend developer for bananas.com created this HTML login form. Which function should they use to implement a method of a Page Object Class for the login form?
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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?

Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
Solve
We want to register students for the next semester. All students have a receipt which shows the amount pending for the previous semester. A positive amount (or zero) represents that the student has paid extra fees, and a negative amount represents that they have pending fees to be paid. The students are in a queue for the registration. We want to arrange the students in a way such that the students who have a positive amount on the receipt get registered first as compared to the students who have a negative amount. We are given a queue in the form of an array containing the pending amount.
For example, if the initial queue is [20, 70, -40, 30, -10], then the final queue will be [20, 70, 30, -40, -10]. Note that the sequence of students should not be changed while arranging them unless required to meet the condition.
⚠️⚠️⚠️ Note:
- The first line of the input is the length of the array. The second line contains all the elements of the array.
- The input is already parsed into an array of "strings" and passed to a function. You will need to convert string to integer/number type inside the function.
- You need to "print" the final result (not return it) to pass the test cases.

For the example discussed above, the input will be:
5
20 70 -40 30 -10

Your code needs to print the following to the standard output:
20 70 30 -40 -10

Medium

Longest Road
logic
hashmaps
Solve
A startup company E-Motors is building driverless automated cars. The car contains a sensor that checks the road quality for the next N meters to decide the optimal speed at which the cars should move. We are given recorded data by the sensor in the form of an array, where each element of the array is the rating given to 1 meter of the road in sequence. 

The rating given by the sensor is from 1 to 100, where 100 represents the road with the best condition, and any rating above 60 is optimal. Find the longest stretch of road in meters that is categorized as optimal by the sensor.

The input is an array of "strings" which needs to be converted from string to integer/number inside the function.

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
Solve
A manager hires a staff member to keep a record of the number of men, women, and children visiting the museum daily. The staff will note W if any women visit, M for men, and C for children. You need to write code that takes the string that represents the visits and prints the count of men, woman and children. The sequencing should be in decreasing order. 
Example:

Input:
WWMMWWCCC

Expected Output: 
4W3C2M

Explanation: 
‘W’ has the highest count, then ‘C’, then ‘M’. 
⚠️⚠️⚠️ Note:
- The input is already parsed and passed to a function.
- You need to "print" the final result (not return it) to pass the test cases.
- If the input is- “MMW”, then the expected output is "2M1W" since there is no ‘C’.
- If any of them have the same count, the output should follow this order - M, W, C.
🧐 Question🔧 Skill

Easy

Commands
2 mins
Shell Scripting
Solve

Easy

Expressions
2 mins
Shell Scripting
Solve

Easy

Loops
2 mins
Shell Scripting
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

Check if dialog dismissed
2 mins
Selenium
Solve

Medium

Page Object Class
3 mins
Selenium
Solve

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

Easy

Registration Queue
Logic
30 mins
Coding
Solve

Medium

Longest Road
logic
hashmaps
25 mins
Coding
Solve

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
30 mins
Coding
Solve
🧐 Question🔧 Skill💪 Difficulty⌛ Time
Commands
Shell Scripting
Easy2 mins
Solve
Expressions
Shell Scripting
Easy2 mins
Solve
Loops
Shell Scripting
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
Check if dialog dismissed
Selenium
Medium2 mins
Solve
Page Object Class
Selenium
Medium3 mins
Solve
Database testcase
Regression Testing
Testing
Medium2 mins
Solve
Decision Table
Testing
Medium3 mins
Solve
Cart Checkout
Incident Report
Testing
Easy2 mins
Solve
Registration Queue
Logic
Coding
Easy30 minsSolve
Longest Road
logic
hashmaps
Coding
Medium25 minsSolve
Visitors Count
Strings
Coding
Medium30 minsSolve
Reason #4

1200+ 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 QA Engineer 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.

Reason #6

1 click candidate invites

Email invites: You can send candidates an email invite to the QA Engineer 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.

Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & comparative results

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.

Reason #9

Advanced Proctoring


About QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer Roles

A QA engineer is in charge of developing tests to find problems with software prior to the product's release.

Typical QA (Quality Assurance) Engineer responsibilities include:

  • Creating tests to identify software problems
  • Analyzing bugs and errors found during tests
  • Documenting results of tests for the software development team
  • Recommending improvements in software to enhance user experience
  • Motivating the development process for efficiency and performance
  • Working together with software developers to enhance and improve programs
  • Researching and comparing similar competitor products
  • Maintaining updated knowledge of industry trends and advancements

What roles can I use the QA Engineer Test for?

  • QA Engineer
  • QA Tester

What topics are covered in the QA Engineer Test?

Quality Assurance
Software Testing
Testware
Build
Release
Automation Challenges
Bug Leakage
Bug Release
Data Driven Testing
Bug Cycle
Test Strategy
Branch Testing
Boundary Testing
Test Plans and Cases
Agile Testing
Automation Test Plan
Quality Audit
Stress Testing
Load Testing
Volume Testing
CRUD Testing
Thread Testing
Configuration Management
Ad Hoc Testing
Bug Triage

It is a graphical depiction of inputs and the effects they have on outputs that may be used to create test cases

Cause Effect Graph
Test Metric
Traceability Matrix
Test Driven Development
SQA
Modification Request
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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

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.

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
  • Web proctoring
  • Webcam proctoring
  • Plagiarism detection
  • Secure browser

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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