1. Tell me about your programming background.
2. Please articulate the core competancies of any automated test tool.
3. Once you have articulated these core competancies please demonstrate on the copy of SilkTest in front of you how SilkTest meets these core competancies. An application our of our own construction has been provided for you as a demonstration application.
The above three questions are usually sufficient to determine if a candidate understands automation in general and the tool at hand in specific. The application is typically an amalgam of oddball and standard objects that have been encountered across the years.