Manual Testing Benefits, who needs it.
1. Early-stage testing when automated test may not be available or practical.
May be impractical due to evolving requirements, allowing for flexible exploration of the software's functionality and identifying critical issues.
2. Increase software development speed and quality.
Fostering collaboration among cross-functional development and testing teams and ensuring frequent feedback loops throughout the development lifecycle.
3. When a specific task can’t be assigned to a machine.
Testing requires subjective judgment, creativity, or exploration of unpredictable scenarios, and a human touch is indispensable, such as in usability testing, complex scenario validation, or assessing visual design elements.
4. Bug fixing at development level saves cost.
It reduces the likelihood of defects progressing to later stages, where their resolution becomes more expensive. Early detection and correction save resources by preventing the propagation of issues and minimizing the impact on downstream processes.
5. Effective for small and medium companies with low budget.
It is cost-effective for small and medium-sized companies with low budgets, as it doesn't require significant upfront investment in automation tools. Writing automated tests is a costly affair for the small companies.
6. Suitable for mobile, SAAS and Web applications.
Manual testing is suitable for mobile, Software as a Service (SaaS), and web applications. It allows testers to assess user interfaces, user experiences, and overall functionality, identifying issues that may not be easily captured through automated scripts.