Manual testing is a process that is easily adaptable to changes and easily copes with new challenges.
People are able to detect hundreds of defect patterns at a glance and instantly distinguish them from minor deviations.
Manual testing may seem a simple set of actions, but good manual testing is an interactive, exploratory process. That is why manual testing is better to apply for the entire testing process and automation testing should be focused on stabilized part of testing.
We thoroughly study the system under test, develop test plan and define test cases for manual testing. It is very important to specify the minimum number of tests that verify the various options during manual testing.
Development of automated tests should start when it is necessary to run tests repeatedly to maintain the stability of the code. Since the development of automated tests affects the resources of the team, it is necessary to take into account the effort required to write automated tests.
Software testing automation at low parameters of code updates increases the return on investment, so far as the automated tests are updated less frequently.
At the same time development of automated tests at early stages makes sense because it helps to find problems in logic and in the structure of application. In both cases it is necessary to take into account the resources needed to support the automated tests code.
In the final analysis the ratio of manual and automated tests depends on the prioritization of tests created and performed throughout the project life cycle.
QATestLab offers a perfect balance between manual and automated testing, depending on the complexity and volume of the project.