Manual Testing is the oldest and most stringent form of testing software products. As the name suggest, the products/components are tested for functionality without use of an automated tool or script. Manual Testing involves the tester using all features of the application in the same way as an end user would in order to discover any unexpected behaviors or bugs in the system. The program is less susceptible to machine faults when test cases are executed manually.
Manual testing is a software testing process that adapts easily to changes and new challenges. Experienced testing professionals are able to quickly detect defect patterns and easily distinguish them from minor deviations.
Development of automated tests should start when it is necessary to run tests repeatedly to maintain the stability of the code.
Why Manual Testing?
Manual testing may seem like a simple set of actions, but good manual testing is an interactive, exploratory process. We take a systematic approach when manually testing your software to maximize the number of defects found. We start by defining a testing strategy and then creating a test plan and detailed test cases so that no features of the application are missed. In order to check the software completely, one of our testers plays the role of the end user to test all the features of the software manually. By doing this, QA is able to make sure that the software is running correctly, and if not, what parts are defective. Different stages of manual software testing include: unit testing, integration testing, system testing, and user acceptance testing. The difference between the actual and expected results are analyzed, compared and reported as defects. From these results we can offer you advice and direction on how to achieve efficiently running software to answer your business needs.
Advantages of Manual Testing
- Detailed analysis of program
- Better understanding of the functionality
- Identification of non-testable requirements
- Recording of possible defects
- Better GUI testing
- Better usability testing
- Free of machine defects
Manual testing is appropriate for the entire testing process whereas automation testing should be focused on stabilized portions. Although test automation is a popular form of software testing, it is no substitute for manual testing. Your code always needs to be put through manual testing before it can be automated and some parts of a systems are not appropriate for automated test. So although testing can be automated in parts, manual testing will always remain a part of the software development lifecycle.
Manual testing is also the most effective method for User Interface Testing, User Acceptance Testing, Usability Testing, testing of Error Handling, Installation and Security.
At QAT Global, our manual testers have years of exposure to testing software manually. Apart from a deep understanding of program functionality, our manual testers are exceptionally patient, observant, open-minded, and resourceful, allowing them to perform your manual testing consistently and thoroughly. Our manual testers go through your code in great detail to develop appropriate test environments, test plans, and test cases to achieve your quality goals. We are proficient in manual testing using the waterfall model, agile model, static/dynamic testing, or functional/non-functional testing.
We take the necessary steps to ensure your application performs to your expectations:
- Analyzing the requirements and functional specification
- Defining the test environment and testing tools
- Developing a test plan
- Creating and prioritizing the most critical transactions
- Building test cases
- Executing test cases
- Reporting bugs
- User interface testing, compatibility testing, configuration testing, functionality testing, localization
- Product specification and user documentation review
- Providing detailed testing status reports, including Test Reports, Bug Reports, and Test Documentation
Offshore Your Manual Testing to Brazil
Our testing team works partially from our offshore development office in Brazil to provide you with exceptional value and quality. Our offshore manual testing team understands that effective testing is the key to a quality application and works to develop robust test cases. We also adhere to best industry standards for protection of Intellectual property. Our manual testing team offers in-depth documentation and error reporting like no automation ever could. QAT Global aims at establishing long term business relationships with all its clients. We have established a name for ourselves by offering reliable and cost effective software testing and development services.
QAT Global offers you a perfect balance between manual and automated testing, depending on the complexity and volume of the project.
For more information about how our Manual Testing Services can solve your testing needs, contact us now.