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what is the advantage of manual testing over automation testing?

Asked by: Interview Candidate | Asked on: Oct 5th, 2006
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Manigandan

Answered On : Oct 6th, 2006

Manual Testing is the Basic of Automation Testing. Without Manual Testing how Tester Can do Automation ? Atleast one cycle of test can be done manually.

  
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kanchana

Answered On : Oct 12th, 2006

manual testing is cost effective where as automated testing is very expensive

  
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hanisha

Answered On : Oct 13th, 2006

tests can be creative with manual testing, where as with automation testing we will be running the same scripts again and again, also automation is more costly than manual.when running an application manually we get different scenarios,

  
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byju philip

Answered On : Oct 17th, 2006

Manual Testings and Automation testing have its on adventage and disadventage.

If you r going to test for a shot term project (small project) then manual testing will be better. Snice the number of resource used will be less. Because the tool cost is expensive.

If its a long term project i prefer Automation. The number of resourse used in the project can be reduced. And in this case aslo you have to see that for each build there is major changes always. if so the previous script used can't be reused and each time u have to go for a new script. so in that case manual tesing will be good.

  
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Yasin HINISLIOĞLU

Answered On : Dec 7th, 2006

The difference is human brain. In some cases manual testing is better than automated tests. Also combination of both is much more better.

  
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s.lakshmipriya

Answered On : Feb 14th, 2007

advantages: 1.reusability of functions and actions2.fast3.regression testing is done in automation tool4.saving of time.5.less manual power6. tester's duty will be easy , it analyzes the data typed by the tester and gives the result.disadvantages:1. it is very high cost

  
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The advantages of manual testing are:

1) Manual testing is preferable for products with short life cycles.
2) Manual testing is preferable for products that have GUIs that constantly change
3) It requires less time and expense to begin productive manual testing.
4) Automation can not replace human intuition, inference, and inductive reasoning.
5) Automation can not change course in the middle of a test run to examine something that had not been previously considered.
6) Automation tests are more easily fooled than human testers.

  
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megha

Answered On : Oct 10th, 2011

How can you say that you can be creative only when you are testing manually?as programming is also an art and
requires lot of creativity.Infact,manual testing is less creative when compared to automated testing.

  
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mfsi_satyakamm

Answered On : Jan 13th, 2012

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1. Automation Testing cant be performed for every language, but manual can.
2. Manual testing is cheaper than Automation testing.
3. Manual testing doesnt require any specific knowledge about any scripting language but Automation does.
4. Ad-hoc testing cant be performed using Automation.
5. Manual Testing which is performed by humans can find many such defects which can never be found using Automation tools.

Thanks

  
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Nikhil garg

Answered On : May 29th, 2012

The main advantage of mannual testing over automation is that in mannual testing u need not to maintain the scipts in automation testin it becomes difficult to maintain the record scripts.

  
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Leema Mishra

Answered On : Jun 1st, 2012

Hi,

I agree with your points but automation can not be performed for every language,by reading this statement I am little disagree.Because I personally tested a website for 10 different languages by using automation tool. (France,German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese,...etc.So in automation it is possible.

2.Manual testing is cheaper than automation,I want give some focus for this statement as well.May be your correct but for long run project we get good return of investment by using automation testing.We can reduce the resources.One automation resource can replace 3-4 manual resource.so for one regression cycle manual may be cheaper but for long term regression cycle we can get good ROI.

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