Manual software testers are the technical employees that ensure that the software installed is functioning efficiently. They are the beck and call of the company to maintain the installed software programs and keep a timely check on them. Companies may sometimes feel that they need a fresh review on their current testing practices, which are unbiased and full of solution-based information. Hence, the candidates required should be full of new ideas and techniques to improve current testing methods. Here are certain tests to evaluate the required candidates:

  1. Testing Fundamentals:
    This tests the software experts who are expected to know software requirements, produce a test case and execution and prepare the related result documentation.
    The test includes 55 multiple choice questions for a time duration of 55 minutes to tests the skills and job readiness of a candidate. They cover the following topics- Software life cycle, Test designing techniques, Testing tools and Testing Fundamentals. Basic and advanced knowledge of testing certifications, QTP, QC, Load Runner is tested. 
  2. Manual Testing Assessment:
    A manual tester must detect the bugs in the software and behaves as an end user to the software to make sure that the software works according to the intended design. This test emphasizes on practical knowledge rather than theoretical knowledge, which is the desired skill set for the company.
    The test includes 40 questions for 40 minutes, where questions will be based on Manual software testing, Testing fundamentals, Test case writing, Test plan development, Test strategy, Test management, and Documentation skills. Real world end users (customers) are the prime focus for this test.
  3. Another software testing assessment test is designed specifically for IT and ITES industries for hiring applicants at entry level jobs that will have to power forward for taking on the complex challenges that manual testing offers. This test is instrumental in gauging the employee’s ability to handle functional testing, integration testing, regression testing, and automation testing which improve the product quality.
    The two sections of the test are:
    Proficiency in Manual testing: This portion includes questions on STLC, SDLC, Testing Metrics, Testing Techniques, Test Management, and Defect Management.
    Knowledge of Manual Testing: This part contains questions based onAgile Methodology, Application lifecycle management, Bugzilla basics, and Automation Testing.
  4. Software testing Maturity Assessment:

The threefold method critical for assessment is:

Test Organization: Provides information on who performs the testing, what levels of experience exist and co-dependence in the development-maintenance life cycle.
Test process maturity Provides information on how well-defined the test is, whether is repeatable, how well the deployment of the test is and if it incorporates good testing management, practices, techniques and effective tools.

Readiness: The assessment of an organization’s readiness to improve the testing. This involves interrogating the candidates about their testing awareness, testing skills and motivation to change the company’s current testing policies.

The test report specifies key areas of improvement for the candidate, the assessment details and the training required. This ensures that the company hires fresh candidates that are highly efficient in their jobs and reduce the company’s cost of hiring and time required for hiring.