Instead, ask

I very much enjoyed @andreeaqa’s article: 5 Alternatives to Common QA Interview Questions

In it, Andreea offer typical questions that aren’t so helpful and then provide something different to ask instead.

Here are a couple of examples:

“What is the difference between software testing and quality assurance?”

Instead, ask

“What is the testing process inside your current project?”

"What is the difference between a bug and a defect?

instead, ask

“What do you include in a bug report? What is the bug life cycle in your project?”

I’d like to know what questions you’ve been asked (or have been guilty of asking) that you could reframe so they are more inclusive and helpful. Let’s create a list of examples. Feel free to use the following format.

Don’t ask … Instead, ask …


Thanks for sharing @simon_tomes :slightly_smiling_face:

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Some great questions from @adystokes (via Twitter)

What can we do or change about our interview process so you can be your best?
How do you define quality?
Where do you go for answers to testing questions?
What is your biggest bugbear with software?
What is the one thing you wish testers did more?