This is the Ux process I follow along with my experience and percieved strength and weakness in each category.
Q: How much experience do you have?
A: I have over 15 years experience with web design and user experience.
Q: What kinds of projects have you worked on?
A: Most of my work is with task heavy web applications. I also have experience with ecommerce applications.
Q: How important is user testing?
A: In my view, user testing is not "optional". Without user testing and feedback you are essentially designing in a vacuum. If you are not testing and iterating, you are not a Ux designer.