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.

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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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What exact software life cycle point is a point to start automated testing?

As example - a new project is going to be started. Team is almost ready. There is also requirement regarding software testing - is to automate it. The question is: 1. How to estimate how is good ...
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How to update test cases in MS Test Manager based on automated test script results

For a web-application, I am automating my test cases using selenium web driver in java. My test cases are being managed using Microsoft Test Manager. Now, I want to update the test cases in the ...
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Test Automation for SAP

I'm evaluating a number of test automation framworks to implement on a SAP project. Right now I'm looking at Fitnesse, which we believe we can write some fixtures for, to call SAP Green Hat, which ...
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RFT - very slow to add objects

I'm currently exploring RFT for my team. I have come across few issues (as per IBM help website, it's a known issue) with Java Scripting. Hence ditched it and now got .net scripting working with 2010 ...
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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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OpenCover: Possible to sit and listen for external tests?

I am trying to implement code coverage/test coverage analysis in my QA/Development environment and I am stuck trying to figure out if OpenCover fits our needs. Our development team works with Visual ...
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How to estimate “how many servers our company sould purchase for this web app” with load/performance testing?

this is a question I faced in an interview: A web app is going to go online and the manager want you to find out how many servers the company should purchase. We have one server(used by testers) and ...
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How to use rollup command in selenium ide?

I am new to selenium IDE, As with reference to below image i cant click into rollup icon during and after my recording. So kindly explain me how to, why and what time we should use rollup ...
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Test Automation Using Ruby Selenium Web Driver

I have written quite a few Ruby programs for my clients test automation project.But the problem is my client wants to check the output to his PC without instilling ruby.He is asking me to make one web ...
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How to select a particular date from calendar?

Hello Im using selenium ide, how to select an date from calendar popup through selenium ide, Below is my calendar popup.
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Should I try the evaluation version of HP Quality Center?

I'm trying to determine if I should spend some time working with a trial version of HP Quality Center. For a number of reasons, my time is very valuable to me right now both at work and in my ...
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Open source Automation Tools for html based calendar software

I am testing an appointment based software, where clients book appointments on a calendar. When you login to the site, calendar will be loaded with a weekly view displaying appointments. For everyday ...
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JMeter: Iterating over a set of CSV files over a set of links - nested loops

I have a set of JSP Pages for each I have a set of links to use for the response time measurements. In order to aggregate the results correctly I am trying to run a foreach controller over a loop ...
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Release methodology for complex distributed system

I have a problem on deciding how to guarantee good testing of a complex distributed system before release. We have an automated testing infrastructure in place. The problem is that running all the ...
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What should I do with test flappers which cannot be fixed?

What should I do with tests which flap once every 30 runs or so? This behavior is due to some webdriver or browser issue and cannot be fixed. Should I delete the test; so that it does not continue ...
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How to locate the X-path of an element in eclipse accurately?

I am working in a project in which automation is done using Appium Tool.I felt bit difficult to track the X-path of an Image or Textbox in Eclipse while scripting.Sometimes the X-path will be given as ...
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How to get Alert after using Fireevent command?

<tr> <td>type</td> <td>endDate</td> <td>test</td> </tr> <tr> <td>waitForAlert</td> <td>endDate</td> ...
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How to automate testing of received emails?

I'm testing an Email system where I would test a set of received emails to see if the received emails actually displayed as expected. This is done for each release of the system. So basically I want ...
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Is mail testing with selenium possible?

We have merely just had a kick off meeting for a new project that I am required to automate ASAP. The project is essentially a "mailbox project", if you will, and I have no idea as to where to start ...
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QA Automation Tool. QTP vs Selenium [closed]

My department is currently looking at a tool for QA automation. On that side we are looking at both QTP and Selenium. The major features we want are automation of regression testing, something ...
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Under what circumstances is Sikuli better for test automation than Selenium or Watir?

The Sikuli website says: Sikuli is a visual technology to automate and test graphical user interfaces (GUI) using images (screenshots). Under what circumstances is Sikuli a better technology ...
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Test Automation in Agile?

Since Agile is iterative and many test-last tools are record and playback-style, and therefore can't really be applied in an Agile environment, this brings up a few issues. the target for test is ...
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What are the main goals of “Automated Testing”? [closed]

Do you agree with the following 3 sentences about Automated Testing ? Increases the agility of development Increases software quality Does not reduce global duration of testing (including planning, ...
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Remote testing Coded UI from Visual Studio throws “connection was actively refused”

I am attempting to run tests on a remote agent by using a test controller that is on the same remote machine. I have set up my TestSettings file as follows: <RemoteController name="MachineName" ...
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JMeter Concurrent Users Count Practice

I have a web application which is working in production and there are 2000+ users of my application. Now I have to perform performance testing on the system so is there any idea how many concurrent ...
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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 start on QTP to automate a java swing application?

I have to start my automation on java swing application using QTP. I am quite a newbie in qtp. All I need is some documentation of the TOOL on how to get things configured and a step by step guide on ...
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What does ISTQB say about product testability and maintenance of automated tests in general?

ISO 9126 has a subchapter under maintainability that is called testability. In short: "The capability of the software product to enable modified software to be validated". As our department uses ISTQB ...
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Behaviour Driven Development with JavaScript

Are there any approaches and tools for driving the development of JavaScript with BDD. I know that I can do this through the UI with tools like Selenium, but is there any tool that can allow this to ...
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In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making Q&A (testing) more efficient if the team is transitioning from waterfall to agile?

My team has recently transitioned from the traditional waterfall method to practicing Scrum. Being the QA lead, really the only tester on a small team, how can I get the process more aligned with ...
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What's the best approach to asserting values with automation testing test cases from complex business logic?

Suppose you have automation tests (my example uses Selenium) to assert complex business logic for a web site. What is the best way to assert that thousands of different test cases are outputting the ...
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Framework and tools for managing testing and monthly releases?

I'm not anywhere close to being an expert on professional QA and testing but I do work with it as part of managing a IT system at work. To be honest, we are not very mature when it comes to using an ...
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How to test your tests without having the system under test?

Problem We and devs are an Agile team and finally managed to work in parallel on development and testing within an iteration. When developers were working on new features, we were automating test ...
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Recommendations for code coverage tools?

I have a wishlist for code coverage tools and am wondering if people could recommend some tools that fulfill all or many of my wishes. I am starting my search for tools that work specifically with ...
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Tool to UI, Performance, Functionality testing for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for IOS mobile application

I am new to IOS mobile application testing, can anyone suggest me the automation tool for IOS mobile application, so that UI, functionality and performance test could be done with that. I tried with ...
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What's a good test oracle for generators

I need to write test cases for a system that generates work cards (a word document that shows how much time an individual has spent on working on different client tasks). The user enters: Monday ...
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Automating email verification feature of an application?

I'm helping to automate an new web application, part of this application requires email verification. What are the industry standards for automating the black hole known as "email"? What I'm trying to ...
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Test automation strategy for mobile apps

I am currently working on planning a test strategy for test automation for our mobile apps. The problem is that all the automation frameworks I've seen utilize a slightly different context than what ...
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Comparing GUI Automation Recording Approaches

I have recently joined the automation team. We are currently developing an automation framework for our web-app which is already in live environment for a while. I have designed and developed the ...
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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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How to record in JMeter when proxy settings is configured to connect to internet

To record scripts in JMeter we need to run the proxy on local port 8080, where as in browser I need to configure for internet connectivity proxy to connect to internet. The company I work for is ...
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Can I (in Eclipse/java) automate the logging of all enters and leaves into or out of all functions, including library ones?

While comparing the run of my wizard and a similar standard one, I have to check all entrances into all functions for both cases. Is there some tool that can automate the process? I can't do it by ...
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Oracle Forms automation using Cucumber or similar framework

I'm looking for toolset recommendations to automate testing of an Oracle Forms application, with the tests (ideally) to be driven from Cucumber. I am aware of Oracle's OATS. Can its APIs be called ...
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Is there any need of test suites for automated software testing?

I am doing study on software testing and I have a question. Is their any need of test suites to do automated software testing?
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How to build a Testing Virtual lab using VMs,Vagrant,Puppet,Chef etc

Hello fellow breakers, my team of testers and me have a big collection of functional tests (written in python and run with pytest). The thing is that all the tests are run on a single testing ...
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Philosophy to write Objective-C unit test

I am a really lost about it. I can study how write and run unit test in Objective-C with XCode, but I don't see how useful it is. In resume, you have to write a method that will be called first to ...
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Unable to locate WYSIWYG element using selenium and phpunit

I am creating functional tests with selenium & PHPUnit, but I can't locate a WYSIWYG element using different locators: Xpath byId byName by Css Selector Examples: public function test(){ ...
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SQA guy role in Selenium Automation Except Development

This might seems to be common question but my concern here is a bit different. I am new to Automation and my development skills are not that Good. We are trying to Automate our Project using Selenium ...
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Bugs keep reappearing in our GUI software during development. How should this be addressed?

We have a software product has a lot of usability features, and we're constantly changing it. We have issues with things like persisting scroll position which seem to get fixed, but then are broken ...