Areas of Emphasis
Senior Manager & QA Staffing Manager
Message from our Staffing Manager
There is a sentiment in the market today that expresses a “We can do without Manual Testing” viewpoint. It is not always forthcoming, but it is there. It might be in the back of the minds of the leadership team looking to cut costs, or those that feel like “we are all testers” or with those that have suddenly been influenced by a different development paradigm.
We are here to save you some time and potential heartache, and simply tell you that the sentiment is not entirely true. The manual test position may look different, it may not be couched in the same explicit form of days past, but the necessity of manual, or exploratory testing remains as strong as ever.
Integrated into a multi-dimensional test strategy that includes consideration for automation, integration, regression, performance, security and scale, the exploratory or manual tester is an invaluable addition. They can get at the question of “Is this valuable to the user”, they can speak into the user experience (UX), coach the developers in testability of their code and approach and drive acceptance criteria alongside the product owner.
The question is not one of, are they necessary? Rather, it is a question of how to effectively use one of the most valuable assets on the team.