Day In The Life Of A Manual QA Software Tester

The Test Lead
4 min readMay 31, 2024

This will be an example 9–5 work day for a Manual QA Software tester in today’s world. The day to day may differ depending on the company, team size, as well as what part of a project or sprint your team is at.

9:00 AM — Morning Briefing/ Stand Up Meeting

The day typically starts with a a quick morning meeting for status updates. If your company has a dedicated QA team, the QA team gathers to discuss the tasks for the day. You review any updates from the development team, prioritize test cases, and plan your testing approach for ongoing projects.

If you are embedded as part of a development team, this team would involve your project team members including your developers, project managers, team leads and so on. Here every team member would discuss what they worked on the previous day, what they plan to work on today, and any problems they may be having.

These meeting helps align everyone on the team’s goals and ensures a coordinated effort throughout the day. Throughout your days team communication tools like Slack or Microsoft Teams might be used.

Project management tools such as Jira or Trello may be used to keep track of the team’s tasks.

9:30 AM — Test Case Review



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