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When the testers are pressured to get the product ready for shipment within a short period, they tend to focus more on task completion than on test coverage and quality of work
Fremont, CA: Software testing is filled with a lot of challenges both in manual and in automation. Tester works as a middleman between developing a team and the customers, juggling with a lot of pressure and expectations from both sides. Sometimes, testers may create complications in the testing process due to their unskilled way of working. Challenges in the testing process are often formed because of wrong management decisions, testing staff, and developing staff.
Here are some top challenges in automation and manual testing:
Misinterpretation of Company Processes
Sometimes testers do not pay proper attention to the company-defined processes and their purposes. They blindly go with company processes without assessing whether the processes are compatible to their current testing scenario or not. This leads to inappropriate and incomplete application testing.
Testers are often forced to complete the testing process by any means due to the enormous pressure from their boss. Testing software includes several tasks, such as writing, executing, automating, and reviewing the test cases. When the testers are pressured to get the product ready for shipment within a short period, they tend to focus more on task completion than on test coverage and quality of work.
Testers Concentrating on Easy Bugs
Some organizations reward testers based on the number of bugs they can find out. Hence, testers concentrate on finding easy bugs that do not require deep understanding and testing. Consequently, a hard or subtle bug remains unnoticed in such a testing approach.
Misunderstanding the Requirements
In some cases, testers are responsible for communicating with customers to understand their requirements. If the tester fails to gain a proper understanding of the requirements, he will not be able to run the test correctly. For that reason, testers should have good listening and understanding skills.