How to Write Effective Manual Test Cases?

Both manual testing and automated testing will be resultative if test cases are created in an appropriate way. Every checking type has its own peculiarities and definite goal as well as advantages and disadvantages.

The creation of test cases for manual testingmay cause some difficulties.

First of all, manual tests are written for people. This fact defines the peculiarities of test cases. They can be written with the help of different languages and approaches.

 What Are the Methods of Manual Test Creation?

  • Manual test cases can be written in natural language. People easily comprehend it and natural language is widespread and known by everyone. But each specialist of software testing company writes tests in his own manner. Besides that, every company has its own rules of test creation. These factors may cause the misinterpretation of tests written in natural language.
  • Formal language is allocated for computers and not for human being. It is standardized, and the changes of its format are not allowed. In such a case, there cannot be any modifications. But the biggest disadvantage of formal language is that it is incomprehensible for people.
  • Key words approach is considered to be the compromise between formal and natural languages. But according to this approach, testers should learn key words and always use some notes. It makes functional testing, multi-platform testing, user interface testing more time-consuming.   

The choice of approach and language type depends on the specific features of the product under test. Only the right choice will promote the effective and efficient software testing.

Source: QATestLab