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Quality Center Interview Questions and Answers

The following questions will help you to learn about basics of Quality Center and to crack the interview.

1. What is Quality Center?

Ans: Quality Center is a quality/test management tool under a proprietary license.

2. What is the starting version of QC and the latest version currently in the market?

QC 8.0 is the starting version and currently QC or ALM 12.0 is the latest version.

3. What are the benefits of using Quality Center?

  • Quality center is one of the best test management tools in the market. It has a lot of features and can be accessed through an IE browser. 
  • It has a different set of modules and we can create releases, requirement and its traceability, test plan, test lab, logging defects in defect modules. 
  • Different groups can be created like the BA’s, Developers and testers and it acts as a centralized point of control. 
  • Defect assignment can be easily done in QC and in turn QC itself can generate emails to intimate the responsible person assigned to a particular activity.
  • QC provides various customization filters which can be used for creating reports and graphs. 
  • QC can be integrated with QTP and HP Load Runner and HP Performance Center
  • QC supports virtual environments like Citrix XenApp 6.0, VMware ESX 5.0 and ESXi 5.0 (SP3).

4. What is the default database in Quality Center?

SQL Server.

5. How to export a test case from QC to an excel document?

Steps to Export:
  • Log in to QC
  • Go to TEST PLAN module
  • Select the Test case to be exported 
  • Go to DESIGN STEPS tab where you can find the test case steps
  • Place your cursor on any of the steps and right click on it and select EXPORT from the list
  • It will ask you to specify a file name for the excel sheet and click on save
  • All steps in the test case will get exported to the excel sheet

Quality Center Export to Excel

How to add Test Coverage to the Requirements in Quality Center?

Please follow the below steps:- 

  • Select the requirement created in the Requirements tab
  • Double click on the created requirement and you will get a Requirement details window
  • Click on “Test Coverage” option available in the Requirement details window
  • Once you are in Test Coverage view, click on SELECT button which will show TEST PLAN tree at the right side
  • Browse through the Test Plan tree and select all the test cases and add it to the requirements and click OK
Test Coverage to The Requirements
Test Coverage to The Requirements 2
What are the different Tabs available in QC?

Dashboard View

  • Releases
  • Libraries
  • Requirements
  • Business models
  • Test Resources
  • Test Plan
  • Test Lab


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