Test managers are responsible for test procedures. Manufacturers and development companies need to test their products for quality and safety, and hire test managers to do the job.
Test managers hire personnel, and acquire equipment and facilities. They develop testing procedures and policies according to product specifications.
They are needed in almost any industry. The usual testing standards are company regulations, government regulations, and environmental regulations.
Job Interview Questions and Answers
for QA Test Managers
Question: What do you consider the most important skills for a test manager to have?
Answer: Your answer may depend on the specific industry and company you work in. But in general, test managers are expected to be detail-oriented and effective team leaders. They need to manage testing personnel and be detail-oriented because there is no room for error in safety and quality testing.
Question: Explain how communication and teamwork fit into your work.
Answer: The manager hires and instructs testing personnel. Moreover, the testing manager communicates regularly with senior management, company staff, supplier end, and user end. Cross company employees are instructed on testing plans or testing results. Results are discussed in order to choose the subsequent production strategy. Users must be filled in on all these details to establish trust and cooperation. These exchanges of information can be done in the form of meetings and workshops, initiated and arranged by the testing manager.
Question: How do you consider/treat any risk involved in your testing procedure and strategies?
Answer: Any risks (financial, material, or human) are documented with care in special journals which are then distributed among colleagues, senior management, and clients. Additional explanations are provided in specially arranged meetings. Any further consultation is granted, if required by any party involved.
Question: Can you give me examples of a test manager’s responsibilities and roles?
Answer: You can give one or two concrete examples, like testing warehouse systems for proper packaging, testing booking and traveling procedures for air supply companies, or testing engines for emission standards in diesel-powered industries.
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