QTP is the buzz word in testing industry, and a decent experience in QTP, should land you decent jobs if Test Automation is your area.
However as always, there are certain things to be taken care, when attending the QTP interview, below are my insights especially as i have been conducting interviews for the past three years.
1 : Questions depends on the experience summary
2 : Questions vary for 1+, 3+ , 5 + experience candidates, so be mindful of the amount of experience to be noted if you are not confident on some concepts.
I have classified the skillsets in Jr, Med and Sr levels but this does not consider those who would like to be Auto consulatants.
3: Some factors looked upon for a junior Automation Engg ( 1+)
Clear understanding of Basic concept
Automation Tool features
Pin Point navigation of Options and Settings
Passion and keenness to learn and explore new things
Be sure to point any extra Automation tasks you have carried out other than project assignments, this
defines your interest into the area.
Accurate syntax of commonly used statements
4. Some factors for medium level Auto Engg, In addition to above skill sets, these candidates should be equipped to handle questions on:
Clear with need for Automation
Info on other tools and why QTP scores over others
Ability to review and prepare deliverables other than scripts
Best practices information
5. Finally, there are not many to be called as Automation experts, but for Senior Auto Engg
Framework defintion and how to chose one, factors that define the choice
Ability to build Auto process from nothing
Strong information on alternate Auto mechanism and hold on some of them
Effective and Effecient Automation
Balance Technical information with sound process knowledge
Sound Estimation and ROI calculating mechanism
Automation consultants are more of one man army, who should and is expected to posses knowledge on every aspect of the tool and Automation in general, would be coming up with a different thread on them