Today's testing is not much like yesterday's testing. More services, more distributed systems, more automation. I want the kind of testers that are self-starters and will constantly work themselves out of the job by writing test code. What are good interview questions for the modern software tester?
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Beyond the technical stuff (ensuring they have the skills to do the job), I tend to be most concerned with three things:
If we're talking web testing, then I would ask them to talk about their experience with testing tools. Specifically these or equivalents:
Great automated testers are great developers first, so make sure they understand code first and foremost. In my experience there are testers who are great developers too (the ones you want) and those who think programming is too hard, so they decide to be testers (those you don't want for automated testing testers).