TOP Quality Center Interview Questions and Answers

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What are Progress Graphs?

Progress Graphs display specified information over a period of time.

Each testing phase has a progress graph

Requirements Phase -Data grouped by fields in the REQUIREMENT table.

Planning Phase     -Data from TEST table

Execution Phase    -Data from RUN table

Defects Phase      -Data from DEFECT table

What are Summary Graphs?

Summary graphs show the accumulated value of specified data in the Quality Center project. Each testing phase has a summary graph User may select 2 fields for grouping- graph for each field, grouped by field

Why use a filter?

Filters allow you to restrict the scope of data displayed in the graph, report or grid according to criteria that you specify. When a filter is applied, only those records that meet the filter Conditions are displayed. Filters are available for Graphs, Reports and Grids.

When would you generate project documents using the standard Reports? Feature and when would you use the Document Generator?

We use standard Reports

-to view quick reports,

-to filter/sort and customize the fields,

-and to save it to a Web page file (.htm)

We use Document Generator

-for high customization involving index, tables & attachments

-to save and edit in MS Word format (.doc)

-to choose between snapshot and Full report.

What icon indicates whether a test has steps?

A footprint next to the manual and automated icons indicates whether a test has steps.

What is a Test Set?

A Test Set is a group of tests selected from the database to achieve a Specific goal.

What is a Host Machine?

A host is a computer connected to a network, serving the project database, Which is able to execute automated tests.

What is a Scheduler?

The Scheduler is a QC feature that allows timed execution of automated tests. You can specify the date and time when a test will be run. This is useful for running large no. of tests unattended, such as overnight.

How does u open a Scheduler?

Goto-> Execution Flow tab. Right click a test to be scheduled and select “Test Run Schedule” from the pop-up menu.

Why use QC to track defects?

Maintains a centralized database

Standardize defect reporting

Prevent duplicate defects

Attach supporting information easily

Analyze defect data using reports and graphs.

How to prevent logging of duplicate defects?

Search the defect table for similar defects before entering a new one.

Use the “Find Similar” option to compare new defect and all other defects by:


Description and R&D comments.

How does a Defect get fixed?


Fix open defects

Report the repair information

Change status to ‘Fixed’

Once the defect is fixed, it gets closed.

What is a Defect Age Graph?

It shows the length of time a reported defect has been present in the project.


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