Software Testing is a big deal for software development because software functionality is based on testing or quality. Testing is the process to identify the correctness, completeness and quality of developed products. Software testing is performed in two ways, Automated and Manual. Manual Testing is first steps of software testing because it generate a feel about the software quality. Automated testing is easier way for software testing, but all testing goals are not archived with it. If you have sense about manual testing then you can perform good automated testing. In manual testing all activities and all steps are performed manually. You just check the product according to manually generated test case. In manual testing all thing is done sequentially.
Seven steps of Manual Testing-
Requirement Analysis– In this phase tester should begin the test after studying the product requirement.
Design Analysis- In this phase first time tester starts the work with developers and determine the aspects of testing that what to test and what not.
Test Planning- Test Planning phase is related to creating testing strategy, how you will perform your test over the product.
Test Development- In this phase tester creates the Test Cases.
Test Execution- In this phase tester can start the testing over the product.
Test Reporting- If you got any error and fault then you can report this bug to developers.
Retesting the defects- After solve the defects tester can test the reported bugs.
Manual testing have some advantage or disadvantage of testing.