QC Interview Question and Answers

Q1. What is Quality Center?
HP Quality Center is Web based Test Management tool. We can access Quality Center over the internet or intranet, via a Web browser. It involves interrelated steps such as defining release, developing requirement, designing and execution of tests, monitoring and reporting defects. Quality Center simplifies and organizes application management by giving us systematic control over the process. It helps in creating framework and foundation for application management workflow. Quality center features a system for organizing and tracking application release, enabling us to align business priorities and quality expectation with our project’s requirement, test and defects

Q2. How does the records appear in Quality Center?
By default in the order in which they were added.

 Q3. What is the relationship between Quality Center and TestDirector?
TestDirector is the tool that was later renamed to Quality Center. The last version of TestDirector was version 8.2.

Q4. What is the purpose of Quality Center?
TestDirector is a web-enabled tool used for the management of tests. It supports cross-team communication and helps to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of collaboration in the process of testing global applications. It is capable of generating reports and graphs that can be used for test analysis, planning, and the tracking of defects.

Q5. What are the main advantages of Quality Center?
1.It is capable of performing manual and automated testing
2.It takes all parts of the testing process into account, from test planning through defect tracking
3.It ensures test coverage by linking requirements to the test cases
4.It allows for test plans and requirements to be imported from Microsoft Excel

 Q6. What is Quality Center used for? Or What are the benefits and features of Quality Center ?
Quality Center is a comprehensive test management tool. It is a web-based tool and supports high level of communication and association among various stakeholders (Business Analyst, Developers , Testers etc. ) , driving a more effective and efficient global application-testing process. Automation Tools like QTP , WinRunner & LoadRunner can be integrated with Quality Center. One can also create reports and graphs for Analysis and Tracking for Test processes.

 Q7. What is the difference between Quality Center and Bugzilla?
Quality Center is a test management tool which can also manage Defects apart from other features.

 Q8. How many types of tabs are there in Quality Centre. Explain?
There are four types of tabs are available
1. Requirement : To track the customer requirements
2. Testplan : To design the test cases and to store the test scripts
3. test lab : To execute the test cases and track the results.
4. Defect : To log a defect and to track the logged defects.

Q9. Define the HP ALM workflow?
ALM workflow includes
1.Release Specification
2.Requirement Specification
3.Test Planning
4.Test Execution
5.Defect Tracking

Q10. How are the releases and cycles managed by HP ALM?
1.Every product has many specific releases.
2.Every Release has a number of cycles.
3.Even the release also has a scope and milestone which is predefined with it.
4.Few test cases and requirements are also associated with each release.
5.After executing the test cases, defects may be found during test execution. These defects are mapped against its respective test cases and are mapped to the corresponding requirements too.
Hence for this, we require release and cycle management.

Q11. How to map the requirements with test cases in Quality Centre?
1. In requirements tab select coverage view
2. Select requirement by clicking on parent/child or grandchild
3. On right hand side(In coverage view window) another window will appear. It has two tabs
a) Tests coverage
b) Details
Test coverage tab will be selected by default or you click on it.
4. Click on select tests button a new window will appear on right hand side and you will see a list of all tests. You cans elect any test case you want to map with your requirements.

 Q12. How to use Quality Centre in real time project?
Once completed the preparing of test cases
1. Export the test cases into Quality Centre( It will contained total 8 steps)
2. The test cases will be loaded in the test plan module
3. Once the execution is started. We move the test cases from test plan tab to the test lab module.
4. In test lab, we execute the test cases and put as pass or fail or incomplete. We generate the graph in the test lab for daily report and sent to the on site (where ever you want to deliver)
5. If we got any defects and raise the defects in the defect module. when raising the defects, attach the defects with the screen shot.

Q13. What are the benefits of using Quality Center?
Quality Center is simple and one of the best test management tool. Its benefits are:

  1. It can be accessed through an IE browser.
  2. Project database of a test can be maintained by QC.
  3. It can be integrated with HP testing tools like QTP and Load Runner. It is also compatible with third party tools.
  4. It helps in effectively executing test sets, collecting results and analyzing data.
  5. It helps in monitoring defects closely.
  6. QC can be linked to an email system which provides an easy way to share defect tracking information.
  7. It can be used for creating reports and graphs which helps in analyzing test data.
  8. It supports virtual environments like Citrix XenApp 6.0 and VMware ESX 5.0.

Q14. What are the modules of Quality Center?
The Quality Center modules are:

  • Management Module: This module includes following sub modules:
    1. Release module: Enable us to define release and cycles for the application management process.
    2. Libraries module: Enables us to define libraries to track changes in project, reuse entities in project, or share entities across multiple projects.
  • Requirement Module: Helps us to manage requirements. This includes defining what we are testing, defining requirement topics and items, also analyzing requirements.
  • Test Plan: Enable us to develop and manage test in a hierarchical tree-structure. Tests can be linked to requirement and defects.
  • Test Resources: Enables us to manage test resources in a hierarchical tree structure. Tests resources can be associated with tests.
  • Test lab: Enables us to run tests and analyze the results.
  • Defect Module: Helps us to report defects, determine, repair priorities and reopen defects.
  • Dashboard: Helps to create graphs, reports and excel reports.

Q15. What is the first & latest version of Quality Center?
Quality Center 8.0 is the first version and Quality Center or ALM 12.0 is the latest version.

Q16. What types of requirement options can be added to test cases?
There are two types of requirements:

  • Parent Requirement – High level functions
  • Child requirements. – Low level (sub-requirements of parents)

Q17. Do scripts have to be recorded in QTP or WinRunner before importing them into Quality Center? 
No, scripts can be recorded directly to Quality Center by first specifying the URL, user ID, password, project, etc and connecting to Quality Center. The recording tool has to be opened when doing this. The script can be saved to Quality Center rather than the local machine.

Q18. How can you be sure that bugs are not duplicated?
The “Find Similar Defect” feature searches for defect duplication.

Q19. What information is in the test grid?
The test grid contains all tests that are related to a project as well as a toolbar with controls that are frequently used when creating and modifying the tests. Filters used in the grid and test history are also displayed.

Q20. What views are available in TestDirector?
There are three views available in TD:
Plan Test –for preparation of test cases
Run Test – for test execution
Track Defects – for logging bugs

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