FAQ: Why Test? - Manual Testing


This community-built FAQ covers the “Manual Testing” exercise from the lesson “Why Test?”.

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Hi there,
I have a question.
Can test automation replace manual testing? Is manual testing dying?

Thank you.


an application can never be 100% automated. A team should always manually test their codes even before they start automating a feature to make sure the code & the environment is stable. So no automation can’t replace manual testing completely, however the need of manual testing is decreasing because of automation.


Ok thank you for answer.


Hi smita,

I would Like say a Big No to this,
Manual testing will never get replace by test automation. we all know that man never believes in anything completely even when it comes to his own work … likewise automation is also one such. There are still some functionalities in each project where manual testing is needed which cannot be tested through automation. Automation can cover maximum of 50-60 % Only while the rest needs to be manually tested.

Manual testing is the heart of Testing whereas Automation is the process wherein you will convert test cases into test scripts and moreover Automation tools cannot creatively like Manual testers. So Automation always depends Manual testing.


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