Manual Testing

Software Testing: Manual Testing Is The Primary Key To Enter In Testing World

Before starting about Manual Testing, we should know “What is testing?”. Testing is a process, in which tester should ensure correct behavior of all the features of an application. If a tester is verifying all the features of an application manually without using any tools, that is called Manual Testing.

Manual Testing is the most essential of all testing types and helps find bugs in the software system. Following are the testing types that are performed manually during the testing:

  • Unit Testing
  • Integration Testing
  • System Testing
  • Sanity Testing
  • Smoke Testing
  • Interface Testing
  • Regression Testing
  • Beta/Acceptance Testing

Any new application should be tested manually. Manual Testing must not require any knowledge of testing tools. One of the key rule of Software Testing is “100% Automation is not possible”. This makes Manual Testing magisterial.

Goal of Manual Testing is to ensure that the application is robust. It is working in compliance to the specified functional requirements. Test Suites/cases, are designed during the testing phase and must have 100% test coverage. It also makes sure that reported bugs are fixed by developers and re-testing has been performed by testers on the fixed bugs. Basically, this testing ensure the quality of the application and delivers error-free product to the end user.

Some myths are going around in software world regarding Manual Testing as follows:

Myth: Anyone may perform manual testing.
Fact: Testing requires very strong skill sets.
Myth: Testing ensures error free product.
Fact: Testing attempts to find as many defects as possible. Identifying all possible defects is impossible.
Myth: Automated testing is more powerful than manual testing.
Fact: 100% test automation cannot be done. Manual Testing is also essential.
Myth: Testing is very easy.
Fact: Testing will be very challenging.

Manual testing requires human interference for execution. Manual testing will need skilled hard work & long time . All type of application can be tested manually, certain testing types like ad-hoc, exploratory and monkey testing are more suited for manual execution.

Manual testing is an activity where the tester needs to be very tolerant, understanding, diligent, innovative &  open minded. They need to think and act with an End User context. It’s advised to handover it to a renowned company as they understand value and power of Manual Testing.

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