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About the test:

The QA Engineer Test uses scenario-based MCQs to evaluate candidates on their understanding of various testing methodologies, test planning and execution, bug tracking, and test automation frameworks. Other important skills evaluated include knowledge of regression testing, test reporting, documentation, and risk assessment.

Covered skills:

  • Quality Assurance (QA)
  • Test Design Techniques
  • QA Programming
  • Selenium fundamentals
  • Testing Fundamentals
  • Software Life Cycle
  • Program Testing
  • Linux fundamentals

9 reasons why
9 reasons why

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



Reason #1

Tests for on-the-job skills

The QA 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 at the first step of the hiring process.

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

  • Able to design effective test cases
  • Skilled in identifying and reporting bugs
  • Proficient in using test management tools
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle
  • Knowledgeable in test design techniques
  • Familiar with test automation frameworks
  • Capable of analyzing and interpreting test results
  • Experienced in programming languages for QA
  • Competent in program testing methodologies
  • Proficient in using Selenium for web automation
  • Skilled in Linux administration and command line
  • Adept at troubleshooting and resolving issues
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.

View sample questions

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 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

AJAX Request Completion Handling
Handling AJAX Requests
Solve
Suppose you are testing a web application with Selenium, where a button click (id="sendRequest") sends an AJAX request to fetch user data. The data, once retrieved, is displayed in a div with id="userData". This div is already present in the HTML with empty text. You need to ensure that the AJAX request is completed and the data is loaded before proceeding. (You can assume that the AJAX request will always succeed.

Consider the following pseudo JavaScript code which is used in the web application:
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Given the above code, which of the following Python Selenium code snippets should be used to correctly wait for the AJAX request to complete and the userData to be loaded?
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Medium

Handling Dynamic Elements
Multiple Iframes
Dynamic Element Handling
Solve
You are automating a test for a webpage that contains multiple iframes. One of these iframes contains a button with a dynamic ID that always contains the substring "btn". Upon clicking this button, a text box appears within the same iframe, having a dynamic ID containing the substring "txtBox". You have to input text into this text box. The correct iframe does not have any unique identifiable attribute.

Below is the simplified pseudo code to illustrate your initial setup:
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How should you modify your code to perform these operations efficiently, ensuring reliable element location and interaction among multiple iframes?
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Medium

Handling Mouse Actions
Keyboard and Mouse Actions
Solve
You are automating a test case where a user has to hover over an image, causing a tooltip to appear. After the tooltip appears, the user has to right-click on the tooltip to see a context menu. You have to validate that the context menu appears correctly. The tooltip has an ID of tooltip and the context menu has an ID of contextMenu.

Given the below pseudo code for the page:
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Which of the following Selenium Python code snippets should be used to perform the above-described actions and validations?
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Easy

Handling Multiple Windows
Window Handles
Switching Windows
Solve
You are working with Selenium to automate a test case where clicking a button on a webpage (http://example.com) opens a new window. You have to perform operations in the new window and then return to the original window. Below is a simplified version of your initial code:
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After clicking the button, a new window opens, and you need to input text into a text box in the new window with id="textBox". Afterwards, you need to close this new window and click another button in the original window with id="originalWindowButton".

How should you modify your code to handle the multiple windows and perform the necessary operations?
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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
Queues
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

Visitors Count
Strings
Logic
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

AJAX Request Completion Handling
Handling AJAX Requests

3 mins

Selenium
Solve

Medium

Handling Dynamic Elements
Multiple Iframes
Dynamic Element Handling

2 mins

Selenium
Solve

Medium

Handling Mouse Actions
Keyboard and Mouse Actions

3 mins

Selenium
Solve

Easy

Handling Multiple Windows
Window Handles
Switching Windows

3 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
Queues

30 mins

Coding
Solve

Medium

Visitors Count
Strings
Logic

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
AJAX Request Completion Handling
Handling AJAX Requests
Selenium
Medium3 mins
Solve
Handling Dynamic Elements
Multiple Iframes
Dynamic Element Handling
Selenium
Medium2 mins
Solve
Handling Mouse Actions
Keyboard and Mouse Actions
Selenium
Medium3 mins
Solve
Handling Multiple Windows
Window Handles
Switching Windows
Selenium
Easy3 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
Queues
Coding
Easy30 minsSolve
Visitors Count
Strings
Logic
Coding
Medium30 minsSolve
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 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.

Science behind Adaface tests
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.

invite candidates
Reason #7

Detailed scorecards & benchmarks

View sample scorecard
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 QA Engineer Online Test

Why you should use Pre-employment QA Engineer Test?

The QA Engineer 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:

  • Understanding of Quality Assurance principles and best practices
  • Strong knowledge of Testing Fundamentals
  • Ability to apply Test Design Techniques effectively
  • Familiarity with Software Life Cycle and different phases
  • Proficiency in QA Programming languages and tools
  • Experience in Program Testing
  • Thorough understanding of Selenium fundamentals
  • Proficiency in Linux fundamentals
  • Ability to perform test case creation and execution
  • Knowledge of bug tracking and reporting techniques

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 QA Engineer Test?

  • Quality Assurance (QA)

    Quality Assurance (QA) is the process of ensuring that a software product or system meets specified requirements and quality standards. It involves monitoring and evaluating the development lifecycle to identify and address potential issues or defects. Measuring this skill in the test is important to assess the candidate's ability to ensure the quality and reliability of the software being developed.

  • Testing Fundamentals

    Testing Fundamentals refers to the basic principles and concepts of software testing. It includes understanding the different types of testing, such as unit testing, integration testing, and system testing, as well as the techniques and methodologies used to design and execute tests. Measuring this skill in the test helps evaluate the candidate's foundational knowledge and abilities necessary for effective software testing.

  • Test Design Techniques

    Test Design Techniques involve the identification and creation of test cases and scenarios to ensure comprehensive test coverage. It includes techniques like equivalence partitioning, boundary value analysis, and decision tables. Measuring this skill in the test allows the assessment of the candidate's ability to design effective tests and identify potential areas of software failure.

  • Software Life Cycle

    The Software Life Cycle is the process through which software is developed, tested, deployed, and maintained. It consists of various phases, such as requirements gathering, design, development, testing, and release. Measuring this skill in the test helps evaluate the candidate's understanding of the software development process and their ability to effectively participate in each stage.

  • QA Programming

    QA Programming refers to the ability to write code and scripts to automate testing processes and perform tasks related to quality assurance. It includes knowledge of programming languages, frameworks, and tools commonly used for testing, such as Python, Java, and Selenium. Measuring this skill in the test allows the assessment of the candidate's technical expertise and their capability to build efficient and scalable testing solutions.

  • Program Testing

    Program Testing is the process of validating and verifying the functionality and performance of software programs. It involves executing test cases, analyzing results, and identifying defects. Measuring this skill in the test helps evaluate the candidate's practical experience in testing software and their ability to identify and report issues effectively.

  • Selenium fundamentals

    Selenium fundamentals encompass the knowledge and understanding of the Selenium framework for web application testing. It includes using Selenium WebDriver, writing test scripts in languages like Java or Python, and performing tasks such as element interaction, page navigation, and data extraction. Measuring this skill in the test allows the assessment of the candidate's proficiency in utilizing Selenium for automated web testing.

  • Linux fundamentals

    Linux fundamentals involve the understanding and mastery of basic concepts and commands in the Linux operating system. It includes file operations, directory navigation, shell scripting, and system administration tasks. Measuring this skill in the test helps evaluate the candidate's familiarity with Linux environments and their ability to work effectively in a Linux-based testing and development environment.

  • 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 QA Engineer Test to be based on.

    Quality Assurance
    Testing Fundamentals
    Test Design Techniques
    Software Life Cycle
    QA Programming
    Program Testing
    Selenium Fundamentals
    Linux Fundamentals
    Test Cases
    Bug Reporting
    Test Management Tools
    SDLC
    Boundary Testing
    Equivalence Partitioning
    Decision Tables
    Exploratory Testing
    Keyword-Driven Testing
    Data-Driven Testing
    Black Box Testing
    White Box Testing
    Automation Frameworks
    Integration Testing
    Regression Testing
    Unit Testing
    Page Object Model
    TestNG
    XPath
    CSS Selectors
    Selenium WebDriver
    Locators
    Assertions
    Handling Alerts
    Mouse and Keyboard Actions
    Headless Execution
    Continuous Integration
    Version Control
    Process Management
    File System
    User Permissions
    Package Management
    Text Processing
    Shell Scripting
    System Monitoring
    Networking
    File Transfer
    Error Handling
    Shell Variables
    Process Control
    Pipelines
    Regular Expressions
    File Permissions
    Environment Variables
    Debugging
    Package Installation
    Cron Jobs
    Scheduling Tasks
    File Manipulation

What roles can I use the QA Engineer Test for?

  • QA Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Test Analyst
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Testing Consultant
  • Automation Engineer
  • Test Manager
  • Test Lead
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Software Quality Engineer

How is the QA Engineer 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

  • Experience in test automation frameworks
  • Understanding of performance testing methodologies
  • Knowledge of security testing principles and techniques
  • Ability to perform API testing and validation
  • Experience in database testing and SQL queries
  • Familiarity with version control systems such as Git
  • Understanding of continuous integration and deployment
  • Ability to analyze test results and provide meaningful insights
  • Experience in working with cross-functional teams
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Effective communication and collaboration skills

The coding question for experienced candidates will be of a higher difficulty level to evaluate more hands-on experience.

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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

QA Engineer 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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