Often in software’s and applications, we observe errors or defects of a specific kind. Such defects hinder and simultaneously corrupt the software’s development further decreasing its performance level. To resolve such problems, manual testers trained in the various principles of testing in software’s are hired. Manual testers are responsible for the application’s compliance with their given requirements and to make sure that the application is 100% error free. What is QA manual testing and what are the responsibilities of a QA manual tester?

QA Manual testing is a process that involves conducting routine checks of the features of applications. And examining the various threats found in the software. Potential threats and defects found by the manual tester in the application consist of bugs and glitches. To overcome these issues a manual QA tester eradicates them; later the manual tester sends for automation and publication. After the manual tester has done his job, the application runs smoothly.

A manual QA tester plays a major role in identifying even any minute problems one may discover in software or application; this means a manual QA tester takes each and every glitch in an application as a seriously.

A QA manual tester requires a great deal of patience and effort as the method that he has chosen is an arduous one. Other skills which make an efficient QA manual tester are observation, curiosity, and innovation and of course a certificate proving he has received the education of a manual tester.

But one thing which has proved to be a hurdle for a QA manual tester is the use of an opinionated approach. Rules are quite rigid for QA manual testers working in companies; hence they expect manual testers abide by them.

However, strenuous or time consuming this process is, by the end of the test its quality is maintained by the manual QA tester and information about automation feasibility is revealed. Ultimately the manual approach of tester pays off well to the manual tester.

Roles and Responsibilities Of Manual QA Tester:

Below are the few key responsibilities of a manual QA tester:

* System specifications review and analysis.

* Execution of test scripts.

* results review reporting and documentation of technical problems.

* A manual QA tester also plays a significant role in being an end user.


In conclusion, the work of a QA manual tester is still quite relevant. We may have thought that test automation has taken precedence over a QA manual tester’s work and a manual tester is obsolete; but due to the imperfect methodology of automation testing,(yes it can be ) manual testers are still hired by companies.