Manual testing process

What is Manual Testing

Manual Testing is a process of finding out the defects or bugs in a software program. In this method the tester plays an important role of end user and verifies that all the features of the application are working correctly.

The tester manually executes test cases without using any automation tools.

The tester prepares a test plan document which describes the detailed and systematic approach to testing of software applications. Test cases are planned to cover almost 100% of the software application. As manual testing involves complete test cases it is a time consuming test.

The differences between actual and desired results are treated as defects. The defects are then fixed by the developer of software application. The tester retests the defects to ensure that defects are fixed. The goal of Manual testing is to ensure that application is defect & error free and is working fine to provide good quality work to customers.

Procedure of Manual Testing

  1. Requirement Analysis
  2. Test Plan Creation
  3. Test case Creation
  4. Test case Execution
  5. Defect Logging
  6. Defect Fix & Re-Verification

Requirement Analysis

Some major task of requirement analysis:

  • To review the test basis. The test basis is the information on which test cases are based, such as requirements, design specifications, product risk analysis, architecture and interfaces
  • To identify test conditions
  • To design the tests
  • To design the test environment set-up and identify the required infrastructure and tools

Test Plan Creation

Test planning involves producing a document that describes an overall approach and test objectives. It involves reviewing the test basis, identifying the test conditions based on analysis of test items, writing test cases and Designing the test environment. Completion or exit criteria must be specified so that we know when testing (at any stage) is complete.

  • To determine the scope and risks and identify the objectives of testing.
  • To determine the required test resources like people, test environments etc.
  • To schedule test analysis and design tasks, test implementation, execution and evaluation.

Test case Creation

To develop and prioritize test cases by using techniques and create test data for those tests.

Test case Execution

Test execution involves actually running the specified test on a computer system either manually or by using an automated test tool.It is a Fundamental Test Process in which actual work is done.

Test implementation has the following major task:

  • To create test suites from the test cases for efficient test execution.Test suite is a collection of test cases that are used to test a software program
  • To re-execute the tests that previously failed in order to confirm a fix.
  • To log the outcome of the test execution. A test log is the status of the test case (pass/fail).
  • To Compare actual results with expected result.

Defect Logging

Defect logging, a process of finding defects in the application under test or product by testing or recording feedback from customers and making new versions of the product that fix the defects or the clients feedback.

Defect Fix & Re-Verification

When developer makes necessary code changes and verifies the changes then he/she can make bug status as ‘Fixed’ and the bug is passed to testing team. At this stage the tester do the retesting of the changed code which developer has given to him to check whether the defect got fixed or not.

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