Test automation is the use of software to control the execution of tests, the comparison of actual outcomes to predicted outcomes, the setting up of test preconditions, and other test control and test reporting functions. Under the right circumstances, it can allow for faster testing with fewer ...

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Wait for a random time with robot selenium 2 library

After submitting a POST request with a button click from a webpage, I want to wait for 60 seconds and click a link on that same page. The wait for 60 seconds part, is that possible to implement with ...
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Coded UI vs Protractor

I just joined a new company who doesn't work with any kind of automated tests. I have been hired to start test automation, and looking around I found two interesting options to e2e tests, Protractor ...
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Should I perform tests during fixture?

I'm automating testing for a fairly complex system involving multiple VMs, routers, and switches. Because of this complexity, the setup/teardowns sometimes fail (a node did not boot up correctly, or ...
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What are the common Quality Assurance jokes? [closed]

I have seen lots and lots of jokes of programming. But there are very few jokes about QA. I feel sorry for that. So it very much needed to make our our own kind of jokes repo. And as i have no ...
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Disabling failing tests in CI if they discover known bugs

Number one rule with continuous integration (CI) server is to have build always green and when a test fails fix the system under test as quickly as possible. However, we have currently end-to-end and ...
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What kind of experience do I need to become an automation QA engineer/ SDET?

I have a degree in an unrelated science from a great school. I didn't have enough interest to go on for my PHD, and I really enjoyed the CS electives I took, so I went into QA. I've been doing this ...
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Software Testing and Quality Assurance job search advice

Just to put the question at top: How can I 'break' into the Software Test Lead or Software Test Automation world from being a tester? Is there any suggestions for what to study to advance ...
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Getting Started Web service and RestFul API Testing with CUCUMBER - Looking for tutorials

I am looking to get started building a project and want to use CUCUMBER from day one. My Ruby background is Intermediate; however, I do have a good understanding of MVC and the structure within Ruby. ...
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How to make clicking more robust in web testing?

The specific tool I am using is Oracle Openscript, part of the Oracle ATS package. However, their web-based component uses xpath-based object identification, so it has a lot in common with other, more ...
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What tools are available for automated testing of flex/html5?

I have been tasked with implementing automated testing for a web portal. The product is currently developed using flex, but we will be transitioning to html5 at some point. My supervisors want a tool ...
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Is Parallel Testing possible in Cucumber with TestNG?

I am trying to implement Cucumber-JVM with testNG and I need to execute the scripts in parallel with multiple browsers. Is Parallel Testing possible in Cucumber? If Yes, Can any one help me on this?
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How to do the web application testing by capturing JSON request and response using selenium webdriver? [closed]

I wanted to test Salesforce Lightning application by capturing JSON request and response with Selenium WebDriver or any? Is there any way to do it, if so how?
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How to move from test automation to devops? [duplicate]

I have a background as a developer, but have been working on test automation here in the UK for the last years. I work a lot with Java, Webdriver and Jenkins/continuous deivery - but I am very ...
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How to handle A/B testing in automated UI tests with Appium?

I'm testing native mobile apps with Appium (iOS and Android, using the Java client). We have a family of apps where some features are turned on or off depending on the particular app (like A/B ...
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Can Ranorex adequately handle a large web app?

I've been experimenting with Selenium to some success, however it's slow going. Ranorex, as I've used briefly in the past can put a simple suite of tests together rather quickly. However, I'm ...
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What basic language and documents I have to learn for Testing Automation ? I don't have experience in any language and I am in Manual testing [closed]

I dont have any coding experience and right now i am in the field of Manual testing , I have to learn Testing Automation . Now what basics for which language i have to start working on?
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What is recommended hardware infrastructure for running heavy JMeter load tests

We are testing extensive high loads on our Web Sites and Web Services. We use JMeter and other tools for this purpose. Say for ex. We have 5000 users/ second scenario. these scenarios our local ...
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Organizing testing for product with multiple client customization versions

My problem is as follows. Currently I am on a project, where we have a standard product that gets changed/bespoke for each client individually. My task is to create a test approach, in order to test ...
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Test methodologies applicable for web based and not for desktop

Today I was in an interview and they asked these questions: What test methodologies are applicable for web-based software but not for desktop? Can Severity or Priority change during bug life cycle? ...
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Will learning selenium add value to my career?

I have 8 years experience in manual testing. I've just gotten interested in automation testing now. Just wanted to know if learning selenium at this point of my career will add value. If yes, then in ...
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Setting up QA Department from Scratch (Web Development)

So im going to be starting a Job here in a few weeks, i've been doing QA for about 6 years now. Pretty much your standard Test Plans/Testing with a little normal SysAdmin stuff that sometimes comes ...
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Alternative automated test design patterns for the Page Objects pattern

I was wondering if there are alternative patterns for the Page Objects pattern. What possible design patterns are there for automated GUI testing? Looking for: Description and pro's and con's ...
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Is it a bad practice to use implicit wait in Selenium Webdriver? Should one use only explicit wait?

I was reading up on implicit and explicit waits and found the following two statements: Implicit wait is not considered a good practice because different browsers have different loading times and ...
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Do we have an alternative to CATJS? Is there anything available for Java or Python similar to CATJS?

I had a chance to see a presentation on CATJS in GTAC this year. I impressed by the idea. But do we have similar thing in Java or Python programming. http://catjsteam.github.io/
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What's “Offline” in SDLC and when/why do we use test automation?

I was asked these questions during a job interview question. I totally stumbled on # 1 and for # 2 even though I answered but not a very convincing way. I would appreciate a concise and well phrased ...
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Automated Testing: What QA processes should be directed at validating test code?

As I get further into test automation, I have begun to wonder what QA activity should be directed towards verifying that automated tests do in fact do what they say on the tin? Automated Tests: ...
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Best practices on testing access permissions

My web system has roles which allows the users to access different resources depending on the role. My questions are: should permissions be tested by automated integration tests? Are there best ...
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homework testing method for schools [closed]

I've looked a lot for this kind of question and couldn't find anything, I think the answers here could be helpful to schools and their students. My collage has problems with it's homework testing ...
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problem handling multiple windows in webdriver

Scenario: Step-1.Click link from window-1.New window gets opened.Say it as window-2. Step-2.Do action on window-2. Step-3.Close window-2. Step-4.Move focus to window-1 Step-5.Click an element in ...
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I need expert support for using MS testing tools for automated performance and functional testing

We are a software company using VB.NET and ASP.NET heavily, and recently have tried to use Microsoft Ultimate to do automated testing, but ... it doesn't work for us. We believe that we are doing ...
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Advice regarding a non-coding solution

OK, first of all I'd like to give a quick summary of my position. I'm studying Computer science and I'm currently in third year and on a work placement. As part of my placement I am required to come ...
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selenium wget download file

I'm testing a web app with Selenium and I actually need to download a txt file during my test. But this seems impossible because a pop up appears asking to save the file. So, this blocks the progess ...
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How do you manage dependencies between automated UI tests?

I am currently helping out with the TodoMVC project by adding automated tests. I have been 'exercising' my tests by trying them out on new submissions, such as this one recently. One problem I have ...
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Has any faced issue when automating auto suggest text box using selenium webdriver

I am automating an application which has auto suggest text box. I am facing an issue that sometimes the auto suggest values are not shown up at all. This happens 50% of the time. Worrying part is this ...
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Automating Flash Applications with out rebuilding application code with flash api

I have a flex based application and I need to automate it to reduce the manual repeatitive work. I am aware of few automation tools but all of them need the application to be rebuild. Currently we do ...
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Is it worth having one set of tests for both functional and performance testing?

I have been writing RESTful service tests using Jersey client. Though the tests are functional, it occurerd to me that I can execute same tests from JMeter and for performance (With some tweak of ...
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What is the best practice for testing against modules which collect statistic

We have a distributed application which should be monitored. There are some modules which collect external data (disk usage, free disk space, CPU utilization, memory utilization, etc) and some ...
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What are the best practices for Integration Testing of a middle-ware?

I want to know about the best practices of Integration Testing for a middle-ware product. It includes several backends and also I want to test it over multiple platforms. The features of Clustering is ...
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How can I automate in Selenium IDE for email activation link?

In the send invitation process, the user will get a link in his/her inbox. When the user will click on the link, it will ask for a password and confirm the password. How can I automate it with ...
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Error while running script selenium RC

I am working on selenium 2.18.0 version with firefox 8.0.1.While executing script i am getting error like 15:52:07.342 INFO - Started HttpContext[/wd,/wd] 15:52:07.347 INFO - Started SocketListener ...
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Should data validation be automated in a rapid development environment

I would like to understand Data Validation for Automation in case of (Weekly/ Frequent Builds) In case of frequent code changes (Weekly builds) since the code base would change frequently Automation ...
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Execute a particular test using command prompt and Selenium, NUnit, Test cases written in C#

I have written a number of test cases in C# for UI which uses Selenium Webdriver (I am new to Selenium). I would like to run a particular test case out of N number of test cases through command ...
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Change media type of SOAPUI response

I am sending a request with a custom accept header of application/content.bundle.v1+zip The REST service promptly responds; HTTP/1.1 200 OK content-type: application/content.bundle.v1+zip ...
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What is Software Test Automation Framework?

I am a beginner Software tester. I have started to learn test automation of web apps using selenium webdriver in java. Till now I can just automate simple login functionality. I want to know all about ...
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What tools are recommended for end to end page load time testing (including ajax and styling elements)?

We are looking to measure the length of time it takes for certain key pathways to become 'usable' e.g. certain styling elements will have loaded in and some information ajaxed in on a page. Ideally ...
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Automating Restful API — Tools?

I've been automating our restful api's using retrofit and testNG. Basically, I create a POJO-Model... send the request in retrofit and do the assertions on the model. Example: public interface ...
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Framework which allows to execute unit test cases when function under test changed accordingly

Project (written on pure C language) under test has a lot of files with source code and a lot of unit test cases (more than million files and tests). And we don't want to execute all unit test cases ...
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Executing the selenium script through servlets

I have a scenario in which I need to execute the selenium scripts through servlets. I mean I will get the same input from the front end (Web UI) by passing those values to selenium classes then I will ...
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How to start object mapping mode in Jubula?

I am trying Jubula to automate test cases. I have connected to UAT agent and started. But, Start object mapping mode is not clickable. I created test case and added component but I don't map with ...
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Does Selenium depend on internet speed

I have a small question regarding selenium automation. I am using selenium automation for one website(live). Does its performance depend on internet speed?