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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Is writing unit tests difficult for me as a QA engineer?

I currently work as a QA engineer and work a lot with Java, Selenium and test automation. But, unit tests are something the developers have been doing and something that I fear. Is it difficult? Do ...
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Automating file comparison (different formats like csv, text etc)

I am trying to automate the file comparison which are available in different formats. Is there any tool which can be helpful for this scenario?
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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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Are there any tools to test whether the response code is not equal to 404 or etc by reading the URLs from a CSV file

I want to check the status code of a URL by reading the URL from a CSV file and "hitting it" with a browser. How can I achieve this functionality? Are there any tools for that?
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How to upload a csv file from local machine using robot framework script?

Is there any option in robot framework to upload a csv file ( or any kind of file ) from local machine ? Here is my testing scenario - While clicking on 'Upload file' button a new window will pop ...
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Using a variable in the filename textfield of CSV dataset config in JMeter

I want to parameterize the filename textfield of CSV dataset config. I am writing into different files for every user that I'm using in JMeter, hence I need to parameterize the filename option in the ...
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Automation for export tasks (Word/PDF/CSV)

I am looking for ideas for automating export tasks you would usually see in reports (SSRS SQL Server Reporting Services example - Export to PDF/Excel/CSV). What I have observed is when you export data,...
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Is there a name for automated tools that work from screenshots like Sikuli or Monkeyrunner with tools like Selenium?

I have a list of GUI testing tools, and I want to separate the tools that are 'based on screenshots' like Sikuli or Monkeyrunner that others that interact directly with the elements of SUT, like ...
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How to read date value from a calendar through selenium ide

There is a calendar object in the web page, not developed internally. It's a datetime picker. How do I read the selected value from it through selenium ide? Thanks in advance guys.
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Will doing only Manual testing affect my QA career in the long run?

I test a web application for my clients. I only do the black-box functional testing. I don't do any automation as there are other testers hired for that. I just log defects in a tool manually. Also I ...
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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 testing,...
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What are some solutions for automated email testing on mobile?

I am at an entry level position as a QA tester. I manually test emails across different mobile clients and devices, because our email templates behave unpredictably. I know of Litmus etc but these ...
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How to set up selenium tests so that if one fails, the others still run?

To give some context I am building a testing system with Selenium, nUnit and Visual Studio in c# that will allow me to test a number of websites one after another. The issue I have is that all of the ...
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How to detect if the file was created in the file system using MTM?

On the website I'm testing, when I do fill few forms and submit, it creates a file in the file system. I was able to record all the steps filling the form but later I have to validate if the file is ...
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what is the relation between test plan, test suite and test case?

I have searched a few things about the differences and relations between test plan, test suite and test case and I found out the following picture as a summary: Is my understanding fully right? Is ...
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Selenium WebDriver Stops when Window goes Out of Focus?

I am running a Selenium WebDriver Script in java to read excel file and write data in a Web application. I am instantiating a Firefox Webdriver. The problem is that Script runs fine, but when test ...
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Should the web application be built using microsoft technologies to do Automated testing in Test Manger

To do automation testing using Test Manager and Visual Studio Coded UI Test Project, should the web application be built in .NET technologies?
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Test Automation Tool - drop-or-click or hard coding

What consideration and why do you need to take account to when you gonna implement a test automation tool that is drop-or-click or hard coding (SoapUI, watin, seleniumhq etc)? Any pros and cons?
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Designing test system that includes a test client, a test server and a system under test [closed]

I'm trying to design a test system to test an embedded realtime software. What is the best option for creating a test system like below? Is it possible to use TTCN-3 to control hardware components ...
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How to Test Forward Proxy Performance

I am using squid as forward proxy server . How Can I test performance of squid ? Is there any tools to test proxy server ? I am using ab2 tools for my test . Is it good enough to get trust-able ...
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Performance Test Automation Tool Stack [closed]

Please provide what a Performance Test Automation Tool Stack is.
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Selendroid: Camera click Element ID

I want to know what is the capture button element id in the view finder of the camera in slendroid. I am not able to inspect it
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What tool i can use to automate testing for smart tv apps?

I need to test smart TV app , any app on any smart TV. Is there any testing tool that can be used to automate testing of smart TV apps? Can I use sikuli for automation testing of smart TV apps?
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Testing Web based video conferencing?

I would like to know about automated testing tools and procedures for testing web based video conferencing. If you know about the tools for testing video calling in pc browsers. Googled a lot but no ...
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Should one test rely on the output of previous test?

First of all I have read some great answers in the following link: Are your UI automated tests dependent or ordered?. But would like a clearer understanding in terms of dependencies within test data. ...
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Page Object Design: Is there a Python equivalent to Ruby gems “site_prism” or “page_object”?

I'd like to know if there is a framework in Python which supports a clean way to define the Page Object Elements on a Page Object. The site_prism gem does it like so: class Home < SitePrism::Page ...
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Selenium pratice help needed [closed]

For automating practice sites, and selenium real time projects codes I've used AutoIt. Is there any other way to work around it in windows? Coming to the main question, I've recently shifted to ...
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Handling the popup ad's in e-commerce website

Currently I am working on a e-commerce website. When I visit the site for first time they are displaying a popup, like discounts or signup etc... while writing my scripts I wrote code for waiting for ...
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Test methods executed which is are mentioned in test suite xml

I have an issue while executing a test suite. Some of the test methods are automatically executed even though they are not specified in test suite. I am using TestNG + WebDriver Here I have two test ...
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Should a test method test only one condition?

While writing automated test I come across situations when I include multiple verification points in one method but then I have also read/heard that one tests should make just one verification. Which ...
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Executing on a selected node in selenium grid

I have one scenario i.e.. I have one web view to take all actions(click,send-keys,opening new window) and locator types(ex: xpath,id,name and cssClassName) with these values I am going to create a ...
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Are conditional assertions in tests an anti-pattern?

Tests I review often contains the following pattern @Test public void test() { if (systemIsInStateA()) { assertThat(system, shouldPerformInWay(X)); } else { assertThat(system, ...
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Selenium: driver.findElement(By.xpath(“xpath”).click(); failing

The command driver.findElement(By.xpath("xpath"). click(); is not working in Web driver. Kindly check the below code written in selenium RC and webdriver. Selenium RC : public void ...
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Automated White box/backend testing for a Test Engineer?

I have been writing a lot of UI tests lately using Selenium and I want to do more integration testing from the backend as well. What is a good approach to start with this, where can I find some more ...
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How to execute single .jar file with Webdriver/JUnit tests for a WordPress plugin on Travis-CI?

I've created some Webdriver/Junit tests for a WordPress plugin. My usual workflow for creating and executing them goes like this: Write test in Eclipse IDE and add (as new class) to my "Tests" Java ...
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Selenium WebDriver code for adding a person in PeopleSoft

I am new to Selenium WebDriver. I am trying to work on a script to Add a Person in PeopleSoft HCM Application. Basically, On the Personal Data Main page, you first start by adding a Effective Date in ...
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Failed automated tests: how to distinguish known and newly introduced bugs?

Use case: Fitnesse is used for automated testing of the web site. SUT (software under test) contains a known bug. Say, we expect that web page contains "Changes saved successfully" string but this ...
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how to start work with selenium web driver any reference site for selenium web driver? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find information on getting started with Selenium 2 I want to learn selenium web driver from the scratch. any one suggest me the reference site for selenium web ...
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Downloading a file in Internet Explorer through Selenium

I have to automate a case in which I have to download an Excel file using Selenium IDE.I have done this in Firefox by using custom profile feature which automatically downloads file and saves it into ...
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Can Protractor tests be run in a mobile device and How?

I have seen that Protractor tests can be run with a Mobile Setup as described in Protractor Documentation, but this means you are running the tests on emulators. What I would like to accomplish is ...
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In agile (Scrum) practices, where do I start with making QA (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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how to compare my app battery usage to other apps usage?

I have built a navigation app (android and iOS) I want to automatically\manually test its battery consumption while navigating from A to B. And compare it to the battery consumption of external apps ...
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Appium vs Espresso for Android Automated Testing

For last few weeks, I was using appium(python) for android testing but yesterday we have decided to shift to Expresso(Java) for automated testing. There are couple of reasons why we are making this ...
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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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Selecting element by xPath vs. class vs. byId

Selenium WebDriver provides numerous ways to select an element as shown in googledocs (under "implements interfaces"): by class name by id by xpath etc. Is there one that is more "resistant" (i....
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What test recorders are available for mobile app testing?

I'm looking for test recorder that help me with mobile app testing (Android, iOS, Windows Phone/Mobile). So far, I have found the following. Xamarin Test Recorder, still under development Ranorex ...
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How to test 2-factor authentication (i.e. confirmation code) using selenium [closed]

How can I automate Confirmation Code using Selenium ? Update: Our web application ask for mobile number and pin for login and sends confirmation code in sms, which is then entered by user on Confirm ...
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How to set Selenium Webdriver using Internet Explorer Browser to not share sessions during multi threaded testing

Im trying to test against Internet Explorer 11 browser multi threaded using selenium webdriver with IEDriverServer.exe. I can now launch multi threaded IE browsers and interact with it but it seems ...
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What are the challenges using cloud or SaaS based testing tools?

Not sure this is the right forum for this type of question. Didn't see anything like it in the search results. We are investigating QA testing tools and pondering the on-prem vs. cloud/SaaS models. I ...
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Is this system testing or end-to-end testing? How would I do system testing if it's not?

We have a windows desktop client(a branched version from main branch) 2-tier software that uses data source in sql server. I'm supposed to do system testing for this software at work. The software ...