What are Fears of Manual Test Engineers?

by Nataliia Vasylyna | November 20, 2014 10:00 am

Automated testing became widely used. Almost every day appear new open code and commercial instruments for load testing, cross-browser testing, security testing and so on.

Many test engineers take advantage of the automated testing instruments and increase effectiveness of works by means of them. Some testers strike a warning note because of this tendency. They are afraid that soon they will be replaced by sophisticated programs and profession of a manual software tester will disappear.

A software testing company would confirm that in spite of rapid evolution of automated testing methods and approaches all testers’ work cannot be performed by computers.

The reason is that computers cannot evaluate applications from the perspective of the users and judge test results.

Automation will never replace manual testing completely. It is aimed at simplifying some activities, performing routine actions, shortening time needed on a software testing process. It is impossible to automate the whole testing process anyway.

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So, it is better to take automation as a useful instrument rather than a competitor. Combination automated and manual testing provides the best results.

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Endnotes:
  1. Required Manual Testing Skills: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2019/07/25/manual-testing-skills/
  2. Test Automation Framework: To Build Or To Buy?: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2020/10/12/test-automation-framework/
  3. Automated Testing – an Investment in the Future or a Hype Project: https://blog.qatestlab.com/2020/01/15/automated-testing-future/

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