The majority of the software QA outsourcing work TESTCo does for clients is manual software testing where a person manually performs each test case. This distinguishes the software testing process from automated software testing – where a computer program runs specific scripts to execute each test case.
There are advantages and disadvantages to each approach – the key is to select the right approach at the right time with the right Test Engineer. Manual software testing is more thorough and provides the best and deepest insight into the quality of the software application as it requires human thought and inquiry into each test case. But, manual software testing is slower than automated software testing. Manual testing is more adaptable and better suited to rapidly evolving features and functions.