Manual testing is a testing process of testing the software or application by using human judgment and expertise to identify defects, errors, and gaps in software application functionality.
To improve the effectiveness of manual testing, as a manual testers we can adopt new testing techniques to enhance their testing process.
Here are the some of the new testing techniques for manual testing
Session-Based Testing (SBT) is a testing technique that involves breaking the manual testing process into time-boxed sessions, with each session having a specific goal or objective.
SBT helps testers to focus their testing efforts and to manage their time effectively, prioritize their testing efforts, and improve the quality of their testing
Here are some examples of how SBT can be used:
User Acceptance Testing (UAT) Session:
- In this UAT session, A tester can define a session to test the software from an end-user perspective.
- The tester can focus on the critical functionalities and test the software in a real-world environment.
- The goal of this session is to ensure that the software meets the end-user requirements.
Regression Testing (RT) Session
- In this regression testing session, a tester can define the test cases to be executed to verify that the software still works as expected after a change has been made.
- The tester can focus on the critical areas affected by the change and verify that the software has not regressed.
Integration Testing Session:
•In this integration testing session, a tester can define the test cases to test the integration of different modules or components of the software.
•The tester can focus on the critical interfaces and ensure that the software is integrated correctly.
- Exploratory Testing is a testing technique that emphasizes creativity, learning, and adaptability in the testing process.
- Unlike traditional scripted testing, exploratory testing involves designing, executing, and analyzing tests simultaneously, based on the tester’s intuition, expertise, and experience.
- Risk-Based Testing is a testing technique that involves identifying the potential risks associated with the software and prioritizing testing efforts based on those risks.
- The goal of risk-based testing is to ensure that the most critical areas of the software are tested thoroughly, while minimizing testing efforts in areas that have a lower risk of failure.
- Here are some examples of how risk-based testing can be used:
- Based on Critical Functionality
- Based on Complex Functionality
- Based on Previous Defects
- Based on Security Risks
•This technique involves leveraging a group of people to test the software.
•Testers can crowd source their testing to a group of people who have different backgrounds, devices, and locations.
•This approach can help to identify defects that may not have been found through traditional testing
•Some of the examples
•Mobile App, Website, Game Testing
•In this technique, two testers work together to test the software.
One tester performs the testing, while the other reviews the test cases and provides feedback.
•This approach helps to identify more defects and also improves the overall quality of the test cases.
•Mind mapping is a visual technique that helps testers to organize their testing process.
•Testers can use mind maps to create a hierarchical structure of test cases, identify areas that need more testing, and track their progress.