The role of Test Manager vs. the role of Tester.

In the basics of testing there are two roles as test managers and testers. The activities and tasks performed by these two roles depends on the below points,

  • Project context

Test Manager

The test manager is in charge of the entire test process as well as successful direction of the test operations. A professional test manager, as well as a project manager, development manager, or quality assurance manager, can execute the test management function. Several test teams may report to a test manager, test coach, or test coordinator in larger projects or companies, with each team led by a test leader or lead tester.

Tasks of the Test Managers

  • Develop or review an organization’s test policy and approach: Consider the context when planning the test activities, as well as the test objectives and hazards. Selecting test methodologies, calculating test time, effort, and cost, acquiring resources, creating test levels and test cycles, and defect management are all examples of this.


Testers are specialists in these professions may work on test analysis, test design, specialized test types, or test automation. Different persons may take on the role of tester at different test levels depending on the risks associated with the product and project, as well as the software development lifecycle model chosen. The role of a tester is frequently performed by developers at the component testing and component integration testing levels, for example. Business analysts, subject matter experts, and users frequently serve as testers at the acceptance test level.The role of a tester is frequently performed by operations and systems administration professionals at the operational acceptance test level.

Tasks of the Testers

  • Review and contributed to test plans.



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