‘Manual testing’ as a term used to describe testing is extremely confusing. What exactly are they attempting to describe? What do people believe is happening?
I believe ‘Manual testing’ displays a lack of consideration of the work, thinking and effort that goes into testing. However this depends who is using the term and why.
If testing consists of point and click, then ‘Manual testing’ may be apt.
If testing consists of test ideas, prep and experimentation, I don’t believe the term ‘Manual testing’ suits.
We need to address this and clarify there is no automation testing or manual testing. There is testing.
This talk will be about testing and the need to be able to discuss it more clearly.
Tags: Agile Testing, Manual Testing, Automated Testing