When automation is supplemented with an appropriate manual component the best possible results are achieved. Manual testing is the most effective method for UI and User Acceptance Testing, Error Handling testing, Installation and Security. Tests are implemented to verify that your software runs properly and without defects on each required platform.
Manual Functional Testing is a black-box testing method which involves converting the Functional Requirements of the product into Manual Functional Test Cases which will provide a swift and objective way to assess the status of expected functionality.
The highly experienced and qualified team of testers at DigitalPoint Tech can help you with the following activities:
>> Application functionality and requirements analysis
>> In-depth creation of Functional Test Strategy and Functional Test Plan
>> Development of Functional Test Scenarios and Cases
>> Executing Functional Tests manually
>> Defect Tracking
>> Regression Testing
Why Manual Testing Is Important?
Today’s software development environment and market scenario is characterized by the frequent releases and rapid delivery. Consequently, automation in every aspect of development has become necessary, including software testing. While automation adds value to the overall testing with its time-effectiveness, precision, reusability and repeatability, but, there are certain areas where manual testing is inevitable in the functional testing process.
Manual testing is one of the most successful testing approaches for finding the critical defects. It leverages techniques like logical reasoning and inferences to find out some of the bugs or issues which sometimes get ignored by the automation testing. The manual testing is carried from the perspective of the end user, and thus, it significantly helps in improving the products’ user experience and usability.
Manual Testing Process and Methodology
Digital Point Tech’s experienced manual testers follow the established process for carrying out manual testing. At all stages of the process, we will offer our considerable expertise and collaborate with you on your testing requirements. We have designated qualified personnel in charge of specific testing related functions to ensure that each part of the process goes as per specifications and best practices.
The standard manual testing life cycle that we follow is as follows:
1. Requirement Analysis
2. Test Plan Preparation
>> Defining a Test Plan
Every manual testing process needs a test plan, which defines the overall testing approach for the project. Working in close collaboration with your team, we create a test plan that takes into account the following components:
- Boundary of the project
- Order of testing
- steps List of requirements
- Possible negative consequences associated with testing
- Testing equipment and tools
>> Defining Test Objective:
The test objectives would be determined in consultation with your team. We will ensure that the highest priority is given to the most critical test objectives.
>> Defining Test Strategy:
Our testing team will chart out the tactics we will be using for fulfilling your testing goals. This includes listing out the techniques to be used for testing, the stages of testing to be followed and the types of tests to be conducted. All our testing processes are customized to our customers’ requirements. The test strategy will be designed keeping the required quality standards and outcomes in mind.
>> Test Risk Analysis:
We offer a test risk analysis as part of our testing service, to apprise you in advance of the possible risks associated with the testing. This would help you to make better, informed decisions on your testing. We will provide assistance with mitigation plans to minimize and nullify the risks.
3.Test Case Design:
Our expert test case engineers will create and build test cases, based on the information provided by you. The test cases are thoroughly vetted before being executed. Each test case design comes with the following details:
Test case identifying elementTest case descriptionConditions (pre- and post-)Test stepsTest inputs (data)Expected results (output)
4. Test Case Execution:
Our testing team ensures that the test environment is prepared according to the kind of testing. This includes the provision of the hardware and software required for testing as well as the selection of tools and resources needed for individual tests.
Post execution of the test case, our testers will note and compare the actual results to the expected results. Our testers also ensure meticulous log taking of the results. Each test case comes with test logs, which serve as a record of the test pass and fail information. The results of all iterations of the test cases will be recorded.
5. Bug Tracking:
Our qualified testing staff will ensure that all errors, defects and bugs are tracked and reported. A specific tracking ID would be assigned to the failed test execution/defect. Defect removal procedures will be initiated. We will be updating you on the status of these procedures until the case is closed to the satisfaction of all.
6. Test Report Preparation:
We provide detailed summarized testing status reports, which include test reports, bug reports and test documentation. We will send you updates at the different stages and cycles of the testing process
7. Exit from Testing:
We are committed to upholding the most effective testing standards. In this regard, we will conclude testing on a project phase only if it complies with the following requirements:
>> All scheduled test plans have been completed.
>> All requirements have been met to the highest possible extent.Thorough error/bug detection has been done.
>> All serious errors and bugs have been removed.