Dec 30

Manual Testing Jobs Australia

Manual Testing Jobs Australia

Manual Testing is testing in which test cases are running manually by a tester without the use of any automated tools. The goal of Manual Testing is to find the bugs, issues, and defects in the software application. Manual software testing is the main primal technique of all testing types and it helps to detect captious bugs in the software application.

Responsibilities of manual tester

  • Do tests related to acceptance criteria that the client and the Product Owner prepared earlier.
  • After performing each test, you should build a testing report describing which components were tested, what test cases to consider, and update the status as okay or failed.
  • A good tester should provide feedback to the developer about his task. When we identify a bug, we should report this bug using tools such as JIRA and explain to the developer where we found it and how they can reproduce the issue.

Career paths for a Manual Tester

Manual testers may gradually make their way up to QA managers. After working as a Manual tester for some years, you can move on to roles like Product manager, product stability managers, automation engineers, Customer Experience Manager, Enterprise Architect, IT manager, Quality engineer, among others.

Job positions

  • QA Analyst/Trainee Tester (Fresher)
  • QA Analyst/Software Tester (1-3 years’ experience)
  • QA Analyst (3-5 years’ experience)
  • Software Test Engineer (3-5 years’ experience)
  • QA Team Coordinator (5-6 years’ experience)
  • Test Manager (8-11 years’ experience)
  • Senior Test Manager (14+ experience)

Academic Background

Academic Background required for testing is graduation in Computer Science, BTech/ B.E., MCA, BCA, BSc- Computers. People who don’t have this qualification have the opportunity to start their career as a software tester. They can take some certifications like ISTQB and CSTE which help you learn Software Development/ Test Life Cycle and other testing methodologies.

Basic skills required to get a job as a manual tester

  • SQL and Database knowledge

MySQL or Oracle are databases used to store massive amounts of data in the back end. As a tester sometimes we need to validate these data. SQL queries are used to check whether proper data are stored in the database

  • Experience with Test management tools

Test management techniques and tools are needed in order to do testing otherwise sometimes the testing process fails. Test management tools are used to track all the test cases. hands-on experience with test management tools is an added advantage

  • Knowledge of Linux commands

Knowledge of Linux commands as many software applications like application servers, databases, or web services are deployed on Linux

  • Defect tracking tools

Defect tracking tools are very important in testing. if we don’t track bugs with proper tools it will affect the whole quality of the product. one of the examples of a defect tracking tool is Jira.

Non-technical skills are also needed for software testers are

  • Good Communication

Excellent communication skills help them to create test cases bug reports test plans, test strategies. These documents should be easy to read and understand. Moreover, testers will be working with developers. So, communication with peers is also important to maintain a good relationship and to deal with diplomacy

  • Analytical skills

Excellent communication skills are important for a tester then only they can create test cases from complex software. They should possess a sharp analytical mindset

  • Time management skills

A tester should be organized and need to manage their workflow efficiently.

  • Attitude

The right attitude towards testing is needed to become a good tester. You should possess the aptitude to learn and improve.

  • Passion

Always we should possess a passion for testing to become a good tester


The salary of a software tester differs from company to company. The average salary gap of a software tester in the US is $45,993 – $74,935. The average Software testing career package in India is Rs 247,315 – Rs 449,111.

Manual software testing opens up magnificent career growth opportunities for personnel. While each role has its own set of challenges, it is very similar to other career paths, your responsibility increases as your experience increases. One required to update their knowledge and skill set as they grow in their career.

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