What skills do I need to get a job as a Manual Tester?



Please can you tell me the skills needed to be job ready as a manual tester? From my knowledge, a manual tester needs to know:

  • Testing strategy
  • Test case design using testing techniques
  • Knowledge of a test case management, bug tracking tools
  • Some knowledge of agile methodology

Are my missing something? I have recently seen a lot of manual testing jobs requiring knowledge of SQL or some scripting language, and sometimes also Selenium even though that is meant for automation.

1 Comment

  1. Thanh Huynh

    Hi Oke,

    You made a good list. It’s also true that people is asking more and more skills for manual testers even though those skills do not sound like “manual” at all.

    Like it or not, that how testing industry is doing. Instead of debating if it’s true or not, what we should do right now is to upgrade ourselves with skills to keep up with the trend. At the end of the day, more skills are always better right?

    In case you’d like to become a software tester, I talked about that in of my article here: https://asktester.com/how-to-become-a-software-tester/

    Go ahead and read that.

    Hope it helps.

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