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MagRabbit’s Manual Testing Process Outperforms Automated Testing Tools to Ensure an Error-free Launch of Our Client’s Web and Mobile Applications.
Software testing is defined as a method of assessing the functionality of a software program by finding defects. MagRabbit’s testing process plays an important role in assuring the quality of a completed web or mobile application project that meets our customer’s requirements. In the following article, we share why MagRabbit chooses manual testing methods over automated testing tools.
Manual testing is the process of manually testing software for defects including: test plan, test development, manual test execution, result analysis, defect tracking, and reporting. The testing process is started by identifying the purpose, objectives, and the scope of testing for a software program; the strategies for tracking defects; the tools we will use; and who will be in charge of testing tasks as well as their responsibilities and so on. The next step is to develop the test by creating test cases, preparing test data and procedures and then writing test scenarios and scripts. Based on those prepared documents, we carry out the manual test execution and analyze results that either passed or failed during test phases. If there are any defects discovered on an application, testers will report the defect situation to the test lead who assigns it to the development team to fix. Then the MagRabbit testers will retest the application and create a report summarizing the actions taken.
Manual testing, a traditional approach, is used widely because of its efficiency. Instead of investing a large sum of money into automated testing tools, we rely on our own testing teams. In fact, it is more convenient and reliable to use manual testing rather than testing automation as it can be used in both small and large projects and because automated methods do not always cover all situations. Manual testing is also a flexible approach, allowing us to customize our testing procedures to meet client needs. Automated testing tools cannot replace a human test team that can track defects thoroughly; indeed, those bugs are only found through manual testing methods.
However, manual testing does have some drawbacks regarding the allotment of time and resources, such as the time it takes to discover GUI object size differences and color combinations as well as conflicts between company defined processes and a tester’s methodologies and test plan, which can lead to incomplete and inappropriate application testing.
MagRabbit strives to avoid the common pitfalls of manual testing by encouraging the continued development of time management skills by our testing teams. It is our goal to insure that our testing teams have the essential skills needed to follow a tight schedule and a series of tasks that will help them write, execute, and review the test cases within the project’s time constraint and to provide our clients with a finished project on schedule.
In summary, our use of manual testing methods requires MagRabbit testers to not only have good skills in analyzing test cases and discovering errors within a limited timeframe, but also requires them to cooperate with developers to handle issues as they arise, helping the development and testing process run smoothly.
If you have a project that needs detailed error checking and testing prior to launch, MagRabbit has the systems in place to ensure your web or mobile application is released error free. Please contact us at email@example.com or +1 (512) 310-9903 to discuss your needs.