Manual testing refers to the process of testing the software test cases of a product manually without using any automation testing tools. Manual testing helps in finding the bugs in a software program. It also helps in identifying issues and defects presented in the software application. Manual testing is referred as the traditional process of testing the software for the errors of defects. Manual testing helps us to understand the whole problem. Manual testing also helps to identify the errors and loopholes that are not identified by automated tools.
Manual testing plays an important role in finding and resolving the problem encountered in a software development. That is why different companies in Australia are hiring Manual Testers within a team. Manual testing is not as easy as automated testing. It requires different skills set to perform the task. There are thousands of manual testing jobs available in Australia which requires different skill sets to perform the specific task for the specific company.
Different companies over the country are hiring manual testers all over the Australia. Some of the companies based on Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Darwin, Adelaide and Perth are hiring some manual testers with good salary.
When searched for the “Manual Tester” all over the Australia, two famous job search engine sites gave huge number of job posted on their website. “Seek.com.au” has 1,840 jobs in their list as a manual tester till 17 of November 2020 whereas “au.jora.com” has 9,611 jobs listed in their list when searched for “manual tester”. The number of manual tester jobs was only 128 in adzuna. Manual testers are also listed under the category of Test Leader, Test Analyst, Software Tester, Quality Analyst etc.
There has been a huge demand of manual tester since long time in Australia or all over the world as there is limited number of manual testers in comparison to automated testers. As the automated tools picked up the market, it helped in performing the testing task quickly which saved time for the companies.
To be a manual tester one should have some skills which they can show in the workplace. The most common skills required to be a manual tester can be listed as:
- Creating test plans
- Knowing business requirements
- SQL knowledge
- QA experience
- Web services
- DevOps Experience
- Knowledge and understanding of API
- Project Management Experience
- User Interface
- Programming and Coding
- Knowledge of operating System (windows, MacOS, Linux, etc)
- Test results
- Ability to run test scripts
- Develop codes and design tests
- Test documentation
- User Acceptance Testing etc….
Some of the requirements expected by an Australian Software company to be a manual tester are:
- Take responsibility of day to day activities in a software testing process.
- Communicate with the stakeholders and manager to list the requirements for the software delivery.
- Take responsibility for the regression testing and keep an update with the system.
- Work with the in house team and outer partners
- Create test plans and test cases
The manual testing job requires 5 plus years experience in writing and executing manual test scripts with experience in agile development environment or continuous integration or incremental development environment. The most essential part of getting a job as manual tester is that the applicant should have an experience in test automation tools and frameworks as well.
The manual testing jobs in Australia pays a handsome salary to the testers and a good working environment where they will be communicating with all the team and the stakeholders of the software development process.
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