Software Testing has lot of challenges both in manual as well as in automation. Generally in manual testing scenario developers through the build to test team assuming the responsible test team or tester will pick the build and will come to ask what the build is about? This is the case in organizations not following so-called ‘processes’. Tester is the middleman between developing team and the customers, handling the pressure from both the sides. And I assume most of our readers are smart enough to handle this pressure. Aren’t you?
This is not the case always. Some times testers may add complications in testing process due to their unskilled way of working. In this post I have added most of the testing challenges created due to testing staff, developing staff, testing processes and wrong management decisions.
1) Testing the complete application:
2) Misunderstanding of company processes:
3) Relationship with developers:
4) Regression testing:
5) Lack of skilled testers:
6) Testing always under time constraint:
7) Which tests to execute first?
8 ) Understanding the requirements:
9) Automation testing:
10) Decision to stop the testing:
11) One test team under multiple projects:
12) Reuse of Test scripts:
13) Testers focusing on finding easy bugs:
14) To cope with attrition:
These are some top software testing challenges we face daily. Project success or failure depends largely on how you address these basic issues.
For further reference and detailed solutions on these challenges refer book “Surviving the Top Ten challenges of Software Testing” written by William E. Perry and Randall W. Rice.
"I don't make software. I make it better" - Software Tester