Thursday, 4 January 2018

What is Manual Testing ?

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.

  1. Procedure of Manual Testing
  2. Requirement Analysis
  3. Test Plan Creation
  4. Test case Creation
  5. Test case Execution
  6. Defect Logging
  7. Defect Fix & Re-Verification
Difference Between Error Mistake Fault Bug Failure Defect

Why is it that software system sometimes don’t work correctly? We know that people make mistakes – we are fallible.

If someone makes an error or mistake in using the software, this may lead directly to a problem – the software is used incorrectly and so does not behave as we expected. However, people also design and build the software and they can make mistakes during the design and build. These mistakes mean that there are flaws in the software itself. These are called defects or sometimes bugs or faults.

When the software code has been built, it is executed and then any defects may cause the system to fail to do what it should do (or do something it shouldn’t), causing a failure. Not all defects result in failures; some stay dormant in the code and we may never notice them.

What is an Error or Mistake?
Error is a human action that produces an incorrect result. It is deviation from actual and expected value. The mistakes made by programmer is known as an ‘Error’. This could happen because of the following reasons
  1. Some confusion in understanding the requirement of the software
  2. Some miscalculation of the values
  3. Or/And Misinterpretation of any value, etc.
It represents mistake made by people and Mistake in the program leads to error.

What is a Bug?
A Bug is the result of a coding Error or Fault in the program which causes the program to behave in an unintended or unanticipated manner. It is an evidence of fault in the program. Bugs arise from mistakes and errors, made by people, in either a program’s source code or its design. Normally, there are bugs in all useful computer programs, but well-written programs contain relatively few bugs, and these bugs typically do not prevent the program from performing its task.

What is a Defect or Fault?
A Defect is a deviation from the Requirements. A Software Defect is a condition in a software product which does not meet a software requirement (as stated in the requirement specifications) or end-user expectations. In other words, a defect is an error in coding or logic that causes a program to malfunction or to produce incorrect/unexpected result. This could be hardware, software, network, performance, format, or functionality.

What is a Failure?
Failure is a deviation of the software from its intended purpose. It is the inability of a system or a component to perform its required functions within specified performance requirements. Failure occurs when fault executes.

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