6 Skills That Every Manual Tester Should Possess
6 Skills That Every Manual Tester Should Possess

There is a huge demand for QA testers with lightning speed development in software and digital products, web platforms, and online games. Such developments are quick as well as large in numbers, and to test them software development companies in UAE are looking out for skilled QA testing engineers.

With such strong demand, it is no wonder that many engineers find manual testing as a lucrative career. 

Companies are eagerly looking for QA test engineers, but many testers struggling to meet the criteria due to a lack of many essential skills. Here are a few skills that are essential for anyone starting a career as a manual tester. 

Thinking Capacity

Testing has a key role in the software development cycle in Dubai.  Before starting on the QA training, a professional should possess ample analytical and logical skills. To establish the right test process, a QA tester needs to have a general understanding of the big picture, to devise a perfect solution.

With analytical skills, you can break down a big problem into small chunks, have a clear understanding of each of them, and their impact.

Aptitude to Learn and Grow

Having a keen sense to acquire knowledge is essential for every industry but gains even more important while planning to start your manual testing training. With software development facing rapid changes and hence giving rise to many new testing techniques. Therefore, constant up-gradation of skills and knowledge is critical.

Understanding the Business Model

Behind the development of an application or product, there is a well-defined business model attached to it. Understanding this model and the real-time business situations associated with it is critical for any tester to do his job accurately. 

Each system development is essentially based on certain user stories and their interaction with the system at large. When you have a clear idea of how the users interact with the system and how the system responds in return, you can test every functionality most effectively.

Writing Test Cases

Accuracy on test cases essentially depends on the correctness of the test case. The most prevalent test case writing platform is a spreadsheet. However, many companies also resort to test management tools for this purpose. The objective behind writing a test case is to create in SRS. Moreover, you need to have good communication with the development team as well as the business analyst team. 

Writing test cases helps you identify all the positive and negative test cases. In positive test cases for all valid and correct input, the output should be as expected. Whereas a negative test case means for all wrong as well as invalid inputs, there should be an error. 

Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Having an in-depth knowledge of the software development cycle is important for every software tester. This insight will guide you through many testing challenges and help you to perform the testing job efficiently and effectively. 

From gathering software requirements up to the design and development phase, a tester can get enough information to have a clear understanding of the big picture behind product development and use this information while performing test cases. 

Documentation and Cross-Browser Testing Capabilities

Among the various important skills for software tester, one most essential quality is documentation which creates a foundation of testing. 

Based on all the demands from the client and the time constraints, you must have the skill to create a plan and document every process so that test process can run smoothly with the proper application of all the available resources.

Due to numerous browsers and different types of devices, the need for QA testers to have the skill to perform all browser compatibility tests is especially important.

Through such testing methods, application functionalities are tested on different operating systems like windows, Linux, etc. as well as browsers.


Although all software testing professionals in UAE need some basic skills, each of them works in a style unique to them and it fairly depends on the QA training they have taken. The above-listed qualities are only a few key qualities and require much more while working with different projects.

One must understand that a tester should possess a comprehensive understanding of the situation and resolving the critical issues with out of the box solutions.