How hard is manual testing?
(And how much would it cost me?)
I've started reading up on testing, and I'm fascinated. But one thing is clear: I don't have the necessary knowledge. I'd need to learn about test environments, test methodologies, tools, and so on.
And, I realize, I'd also need to learn about manual testing, if that's what I plan to do. And I'm also aware that most people I know, even those who are passionate about testing, have limited skills in the field. It's not easy to become a tester.
So I'm thinking of asking those of you who are more skilled to answer my question: how hard is it to become a manual tester? I'm thinking about starting this series because, frankly, I think that manual testing is a very rewarding job. I want to do it someday, and I'd love to know more about the craft.
And what would it cost me? In this series, I'll ask two questions: How much would it cost me to become a manual tester? ? To the second question, I'm planning on asking the following: What is your experience as a manual tester? What kind of tools do you use? Do you work at a client's or company's office? What are the pros and cons of doing manual testing vs. Automating? And then, of course, any thoughts/advice you'd like to share about the job. If you're a tester in real life, please contact me. If you're not a tester but just interested in learning more about this field, please leave a comment below.
I really want to know! I'm super-excited by the attention. Thanks! Update 2: Some comments came in, and a few people mentioned the word automation.
What is the example of manual testing?
Explain its features like why is it used?
Does the example of manual testing include the test cases also? If so, why?
Ans: Manual testing is a very powerful and effective way to check errors in web pages and user interfaces. Because manual testing has its own benefits, and is useful in different applications in different areas. There are many types of the manual testing. The major are -
1) Usability testing - This means in addition to checking page appearance (layout, color, fonts, pictures, etc.), and also content (including error messages and data), user testing is performed by human users who will use the page or software on specific application tasks.
2) Code testing - This also includes the above type of testing, but also testing on the source code. By performing manual testing you get a good understanding about the errors that make the coding difficult to make. By analyzing it, it helps you remove the coding mistakes.
Why do we need manual testing and what role does it play in the quality assurance process? Ans: Manual Testing is more suitable for webpages, because its hard to design a perfect test suite when there are hundreds of test cases. This is where Manual Testing can help. The manual testing approach gives a good chance to users to interact with web pages under certain conditions and report any bugs, issues or bugs that may happen. They are able to determine how easy or complex things are, and which items are confusing and problematic. You can identify them with the manual tests and fix them for sure, and avoid it again.
What are the various types of manual testing methodologies? List and explain. Ans: The types of manual testing are - Usability Testing, Content testing, Code testing. They give you a good picture on how to test it and make the quality assurance process easy.
1) Usability Testing. Usability testing - It is used to check the functionality of a website or a software application. A product becomes successful when the customer likes to use and like to use it. The usability also depends upon factors such as speed, simplicity, reliability, efficiency and responsiveness. The usability testing consists of an interview of the users that show how to use the test products. And it is done to find out bugs or the error and it depends upon the requirement to improve the overall satisfaction with the product.
What are the types of QA manual testing?
There are manual tests, where a tester must physically try out the application.
But what happens when an end user encounters an error or has a concern?
A typical end user scenario is when a person encounters an error or is unable to complete some task. The testers are involved in verifying if there is a way to find solutions to the problem faced by the end user. After finding the solution, testers report back to IT teams and their superiors in the organization. QA managers also monitor their manual testers for any bugs they might have found while performing manual testing. Manual testers find and report errors, and thus, are considered to have 'high fidelity'.
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How many days it will take to learn manual testing?
How to solve the problem of the poor manual testers?
And is it really that bad?
I ask these questions because I was thinking about manual testing, and this question has been troubling me since I started working as a tester. Although manual testing has many advantages, it also has disadvantages. In this article, I would like to share my observations with you.
When I think of manual testing, I am reminded of the "manual" tests the USSR once conducted. In the early years of the country's existence, these tests took several days. Even today, you can find manual testing software with different levels of complexity. The idea is that a number of simple tasks are performed manually by people.
It's not a big deal, no need to learn manual testing, there are millions of testers in the world. However, from my experience, most developers underestimate the importance of manual testing. They look for the quick way out and quickly move on to the more complex tasks. However, if you forget to make manual testing a part of your daily work, sooner or later, this may affect your website's success.
This is because manual testing, in my opinion, should not be a small and irrelevant task but rather be included in an entire process of a tester. Of course, I'm talking about the manual testing process. By manual testing, I mean the ability to perform tasks of a tester manually. Such tasks as checking code and application pages. To check code and application functions, to find bugs, and to test the application. For example, testing a simple contact form might be as simple as entering a contact name and a subject. Some functions in websites are quite complex, like webpages with many user interfaces. Here the complexity of manual testing significantly increases.
To improve the quality of our work, we need to find ways to improve processes. For example, this means that we need to know how to solve the problem of poor manual testers. What do we have to do? Of course, this depends on what kind of tester you are. We have three kinds: a simple tester, a senior tester, and a tester. But that's not all.
To increase the quality of your work, it is necessary to know how to identify tasks you have already automated and how to automate these tasks.