Five Reasons Why Manual Testing Will Always Be in Demand
Five Reasons Why Manual Testing Will Always Be in Demand

In the last decade, we see that companies offering IT services in Dubai moving towards automated testing practices wiping out a lot of redundant manual handling of tasks. The shift has been so massive that many predict that automated testing will completely take over. This is not necessarily true. 

Here we examine the reasons why manual testing will still be in demand despite the upsurge in automated testing. 

1. Manual Testing is the Low-Cost Alternative for Small Projects 

Small projects don’t have a large number of functionalities, and the volume regression is low. Although the ROI is lower compared to automation testing, it makes no sense to invest in an automated installation if it is a small project handled by software testing companies in Dubai.

2. Programming Knowledge is not a Prerequisite for Manual Testing

Although knowledge of coding will add credit to your testing skills coding experience is not a pre-requisite for manual testing. But their skill in other areas are sought after, due to today’s collaboration intensive DevOps and Agile frameworks used by many companies offering agile development services.

Expert manual testers are renowned for their critical thinking and analytical skills. Like an experienced sleuth they have an uncanny ability to uncover defects and bugs. They are also excellent communicators with the patience to listen.

Also, manual testers possess an in-depth technical knowledge including domain, system administration, network, and database details to help them see the larger picture.

3. Humans Can Understand Other Humans Better

Manual testers outdo any algorithm in human behavioural insights especially in understanding why certain functions are performing as expected while other don’t.  They can easily turn the spotlight on to the processes that customers need the most and what operation has more value.

They can easily identify what paths they choose or what they tend to ignore, and they can pinpoint the areas that they usually get stuck and overwhelmed and when they drop out. 

4. There Is No 100 Percent Automation

Although it sounds wonderful, 100 percent automation is not a feasible option in the long run. There will always be certain areas which demands human scrutiny-because it is highly unlikely that automation produce a zero-error result.

If humans do not tend to readjust the robot mistakes, this can lead to unprecedented effects and waste of precious resources.

5. Automate Testing Does Not Allow for Random Testing 

Customers are not really concerned with what happens behind the screens. There are concerned only if the function performs as expected or not. This is where random testing comes in. It allows manual testers to test the functionality without knowing the inner mechanics and determine if the end users can easily manoeuvre through it.