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Software Testing using Visual Studio 2012 by Satheesh Kumar. N, Subashni. S

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Chapter 2. Test Plan, Test Suite, and Manual Testing

Manual testing is the simplest type of testing carried out by the testers without using any automation tool. Manual test type is the best choice to be selected when the test is too difficult or complex to automate. Cost and time are also the factors to be considered when deciding between manual or automated tests. Tools such as Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word are very useful to create and manage test cases, but more time is spent in maintaining the documents. The overall time spent in manual testing and maintaining the test cases will be greater—and more expensive as well. If any of the requirements change, new test cases should be created and the new test should be executed including the ...

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