What is Manual Testing?

In the software development process, there is a lot more than just developing a process.

The ball may start rolling from the development segment but ends only when software testing is successfully performed. In order to give you a deeper insight into what exactly manual testing is and how we as Veridic provide manual testing services.

Let’s start it from the scratch-

What is the concept of Manual Testing?

It is an analysis process of finding out bugs from a developed web app, software or mobile app. As the name itself suggests, manual testing is performed without using any specific testing tools. Here, right from inspecting the code structure to multiple features, everything is done manually which often consumes more time than usual testing process takes. Usually, in the manual testing procedure, a tester is required to build up a strong test plan explaining all the minutiae details of conducting the software testing.

What is the exact procedure of manual testing?

If you are in the misconception that manual testing is just about testing a software or mobile app manually for the bugs then you need to wake up to the realities. However, this process does not include any automation tools or process still there are a number of steps to be followed.

Here is the Veridic’s manual testing process-

  1. Jotting down the requirements: In order to conduct the right process, understanding the basic requirements of the project is always mandatory. Right from the mobile app or software purpose to multiple features, everything should be understood well.

  2. Write the manual test cases: After understanding the whole concept of software and its requirements, then comes writing down the test cases. However, it may look easy but is the most crucial task in the entire manual testing procedure. When you come up with a clear test case, it can guide the tester throughout the testing process. One another advantage of the manual test case preparation step is, it can be performed as a team, for instance- a senior tester can prepare a manual test case and handover it to a trainee or junior tester. This will not just segregate the responsibilities but will provide your juniors an opportunity to brush up their skills too. And if in case, a clear manual test case is prepared, it can be used for future test projects as well.

  3. Execute the manual test: Once the manual test case is prepared and studied, then comes the right time to execute testing activities. During this process, keeping on hand on your test case is important so you can keep a check on the completed tasks along with its status mentioning ‘passed’ or ‘failed.’

  4. Reporting bugs: Apart from just testing or noting the bug status of a software or mobile app, a tester is supposed to inform the developers’ team about the tested segments as soon as a new bug is found. Now, to execute this segment, there are different modes of communication used depending on the organization’s protocol. This is usually done to fasten up the software testing process. Here, collecting screenshots, files or recordings of the bug are common elements to be used as proof for justifying the main issue displayed on the software or mobile app.

  5. Final test report: Once the entire string of operations has been accomplished, then comes preparing a final test report explaining all the minutiae details or activities performed during the testing task. It may include- preparing an excel sheet, sharing screenshots or files, etc. This final test report can also be used for future references in terms of estimating the software testing process.

Why Veridic feels manual testing is necessary?

When humans are going to use your end product in the form of either a mobile app or a software then why not let a human being test it adequately? As per the analysis reports, it has been seen that manual software testing proves to be productive in terms of resolving test issues in the real-time interface. Having said that, Veridic does not claim automation testing to be unnecessary or non-productive, but yes, there is a difference between the both (manual and automation testing) certainly.

The leverages of availing Veridic’s manual testing services:

  1. In case, there is a smaller number of tests to be performed, then the manual test is ideal to get speedy results.
  2. In manual testing, if a tester is spending more time, the chances of finding out a high number of minutiae bugs increases by 10% which is quite rare when adopting automation process.
  3. With manual testing, the scope and results of ad-hoc testing type increase to a great extent.
  4. Manual testing is considered to be a great sign of testing experience and skills. 
  5. You need not write any test script which may acquire most of your time.
  6. In manual testing, preference and visual accessibility are quite easier to conduct and fetch results in.
  7. Manual testing can be paused in between but this is not the case with automation testing for sure. 

So, just in case, you have got a software or mobile app developed and there is still some time to launch it on an official note, do let our QA (Quality Analysts) know and save your brand name to suffer any embarrassment caused due to a failed software or mobile app.

About Veridic

Veridic Technologies is an end-to-end IT consulting company focused on Product Engineering Services, Enterprise Mobility, and Custom Application Development.

Started in 2010 as an outsourcing firm for Brightstar Corporation (a USD 10 Billion company), now Veridic has risen to become an internationally known brand.

Hundreds of internationally recognized clients and rich technological expertise have made us eligible enough to unlock all the progressive possibilities for your business.

Our clients acclaim our delivery models to be reliable, and value-driven in many ways. And we believe, that’s what draws a fine line between others and us in the IT industry.

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