Software testing is the stage of the development lifecycle for evaluating the capability of a system/program, finding bugs & determining with it meets the development objective. Software quality testing services broadly categorized into 1. Manual Testing 2. Automated Testing

Manual testing is the process of manually identifying defects in system/software. In this, testers check features of the given application for proper functioning. While automation testing is the method of leveraging automated tools to write & execute test cases on the software application. Tools compare actual results to the expected results & create test reports.

Following infographic explains the difference between manual & automated testing:

manual vs automated


For a more clear vision, here are a few scenarios to explain the usability of either of the testings in different test cases.

Exploratory Testing:

In this type of testing there is a need for the tester’s consciousness experience, interpretive/rational aptitudes, ingenuity, and intuition. You need the human abilities to accomplish the testing process in this scenario and therefore should conduct manual testing.

Usability Testing:

This is one area in which you need to see and test as to how user-friendly, effective, or suitable the software is ultimately for the end users. Here, the human opinion is the utmost significant factor, so a manual method is a better choice.

Ad-hoc Testing:

In this test case scenario, there is no definite approach which is used. It is a completely haphazard method of testing where the indulgence and acumen of the tester is the only central factor. Therefore, manual testing can be preferred.

Regression Testing:

In this scenario, automated testing is considered suitable because of recurrent changes required in the code and the capability to run the regressions in a timely manner is required.

Load Testing:

Automated testing is also the best-suited method to complete this kind of testing competently when it comes to load testing.

Repeated Execution:

Testing which needs the repeated implementation of a task is best automated.

Performance Testing:

Likewise, testing which needs the replication of numerous concurrent users definitely needs automation.

To Conclude

Analyze your testing requirement on the basis of parameters explained above & choose the option between manual or automated testing. We use trending testing methodology, technology expertise & best industry practices in quality assurance services.

POSTED IN: July 9, 2018 Gauri Pawar