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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Is it realistic to try to hire someone who is a developer and a tester?

I've been trying to hire a tester for a few months without success. I really want to find someone who is both a tester and a developer, not because I want them to do two roles, but because the kind of ...
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What is the difference between “automated testing” and “automated regression testing”?

"Automated Testing" as a term seems to have a number of different uses. For some, it means built in unit tests that, when a new build is run, execute to make sure code refactors have not broken ...
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Path to becoming a security tester for a QA Engineer?

I was looking for some guidelines/documentation on how to start security testing my app and progress on as a security tester. It seems interesting to me to be able to break an application using trial ...
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How have Guava unit tests been generated automatically?

Guava library for Java has unit test cases automatically generated: Guava has staggering numbers of unit tests: as of July 2012, the guava-tests package includes over 286,000 individual test ...
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Outage Tracking Tool

Is there any open source tool to track application outages/downtime? I work in a testing project and sometimes due to some anomalies we can't do the normal system testing. I need a tool to track ...
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Why can't my Selenium Grid VM node get parameters from/register to the hub?

I'm trying to set up a Selenium Grid node on a virtual machine. I am using VirtualBox for the VM and Jenkins (with VirtualBox plugin) to set up the grid. When I try to register the node, I get the ...
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what is the best way to write automated end to end user scenarios?

When automating user scenarios, we typically cover an end-to-end user flow. Unit testing recommends that each test method should be independant and only test one thing. But things are different in ...
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How do I conduct Picture Quality Test between Set-top box and Panda board HDMI output

I have one Device (Pandaboard) which supports HDMI In&Out and installed Android JellyBean O.S. and Supporting Video quality is 1080p 48 fps Question is how do I compare Two HD Videos with ...
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Selenium webdriver

How to capture the 'capthca code' during registration a page using webdriver. i tried to get the input and through to element (using find element on field). but, field is not recognized.
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How to deal with automation naysayers?

In my team, there are a number of experienced QA people. I work mostly on developing tools to make the QA process easier for these guys, such as developing test automation. The uptake has been slow, ...
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JMeter - Summary Report from non gui mode

I have some web services to test on Jmeter. I added a listener Summary Report and using JMeter in NON-GUI mode. Here is the file I am getting after configuring the summary report through JMeter. ...
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Automated tests pass every time when run individually, but when they are clumped into a test suite it's a toss up if the tests will pass

I have around 200 test classes for my web application at the moment. I use Selenium2/Webdriver and the tests are written in java, with TestNG used as my framework. When I run each test by itself, ...
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What is page object modelling? and Why is it so important?

I have been hearing a lot about page object modelling? Why is it so important? Can someone please outline me page object model? I'm currently working as QE in webservices area
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Automated Testing Involving Internet Explorer_Server Controls

I've been tasked with developing a method to functional test and load test an application we're implementing in our environment. The vendor created a shell which uses Internet Explorer_Server ...
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Test flex mobile application built with 4.10 sdk with testcomplete

I've been able to test a flex desktop app after following this steps ( http://support.smartbear.com/viewarticle/30904/#Compile ) but now I have to test a mobile flex app and I always get this error: ...
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Product Owners - level of involvement with .feature files

I am involved in a project where Given-When-Then formatted stories are written by the Product Owner (in a web-based story repository / JIRA), then created by Developers, while system test automation ...
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Testing random number generation

I have a program which generates random numbers. How can I test if the random number generator is generating actual random numbers?
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How to test a system that is part of a bigger system?

I have experience testing from a business perspective but I'm currently working in an system which is a small part of a bigger system, so I don't have a clear vision of the entire business value flow. ...
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Good strategy for automated regression where initial state can't be guaranteed or predicted

The situation I need to start building automated regression for a very large web application with thousands of users. It is impossible to start from a known state, or even to be sure that data ...
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open source tool to automate the process of installing Adobe applications on Mac

we are trying to automate the process of downloading app and installing the same on Mac. Currently we are using Selenium till downloading app, for installation we are finding difficulty to handle, ...
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Selenium: Click on input-field with complicated selector

I need the right direction to click on a input field. When I copy the CSS path I get the following: html body#root div#box div#content div#C_INTERNAL_OBJECT-98286949812.container ...
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Competencies and technologies knowledge for a automated tester [closed]

For someone starting to specialize in automated testing, what are the technologies worth to learn? What are the current trends? Also, any good pointers where to start a professional career in ...
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Can LDTP automate Qt-based applications?

We are building an application, which is based on Qt 4.8 on Windows. I have been looking for an automation tool which is cross-platform and should be able to automate my application. I have read a few ...
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What is the difference between Software Test Engineer, Test Automation Engineer and Software Developer in Test (SDET)?

Software Test Engineer usualy performs “manual” testing (without spending time on automating and supporting the tests). Usually is responsible to find all (as more as possible) critical bugs in the ...
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What Test Automation Product delivers management, execution and results?

I am looking into ways of managing my automated tests through some kind of framework or management tool. While there is a lot of software that does the grunt work, such as Selenium, CodedUI etc, I am ...
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Selenium and PHP

As I read on the net, Selenium tests should be written in the language of the App if this is possible. Our intranet-application is written in PHP. I was able to get Selenium working with PHPUnit but ...
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What could cause a “command failed” error when using the Word.Application object to compare two documents?

I have two word documents that are a "result" of a test and an "expected result". I'm using the following code to compare the two and check for differences. Sub CompareTest Dim wrdApp Dim ...
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Selenium RC: Xpath of the link is changed when i refresh the page

Selenium RC: Xpath of the link is changed when I refresh the page, and when I run the code it shows "Exception in thread "main" com.thoughtworks.selenium.SeleniumException: ERROR: Element ...
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URL Verification software

I need to find a program that can take a list of url's and actually run them to see where they go. For example: Take - www.example.com and see if it goes to www.example.com (no error/redircts) or if ...
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What do I need to start from zero in automated testing?

I am new to testing. I need to learn because I have an opportunity to work in this field in the the future. I would like to know what I need to get started. Preferably, I would like to study automated ...
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Test execution report in HTML format for MonkeyTalk

MonkeyTalk provides the functionality of running test suites with Ant. Reference: Running Suites With Ant I wanted to know if it is possible to generate HTML reports of test execution? I want to ...
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Should Selenium Automation Testers possess knowledge on Database concepts and to write queries in the script?

I am newbie to Test Automation.Currently I got an oppurtunity to work with selenium Web driver.I just want to know whether I need to learn Database like MYSQL,OR ORACLE to work with selenium. Also I ...
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Web driver fails performing click operation

I am automating Peoplesoft through Selenium. Web driver is able to locate the web element: System.println.out(driver.findElements(By.id("Element_id").getAttribute("name")); Web driver prints the ...
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ITKO LISA-Service Virtualization-Tutorials

We have planned to implement ITKO LISA as a service virtualization tool for creating mock enviroments for testing.What I found lagging is there are no materials for studying/training resources.Is ...
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How much is paid for a Selenium Automation Tester who has an overall experience of 3 years? [closed]

Currently I am working in a selenium automated project and I look for a jump to get paid more.I have an experience of 2 years in selenium automation. I Just want to know how much salary I should ask ...
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What is a good way to receive test results from Selenium IDE browser extension?

The Selenium IDE browser extension is great for quick and easy automated tests. However, it doesn't seem to have a way to report the results when unattended. What ways are there to get reports from ...
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Is it necessary to verify databases for functional automation testing?

Currently, after every action that adds or changes data, we verify that that data was successfully added/changed in the database by querying the tables directly. I feel this is redundant because that ...
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To branch functional tests or to use software version conditionals?

There is a complex software product, branched into Dev/Beta/Stable and having Hotfixes -- all branches migrate 'left to right' together time to time. We are writing functional tests (dozens, in future ...
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How to make sure your test data are correct?

We are doing integration tests where we simulate manually data coming from external systems to our application. Integration tests task has become bottleneck in our team, because preparing test data is ...
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Any good open source functional testing tool for java based Web Application [closed]

Any good open source functional testing tool for java based Web Application Regression Testing which require less coding effort Except Selenium Our Web application is only run in Google Chrome.
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What real problems can “Testing Object-Oriented Systems” book be applied to?

I bought Binder's "Testing Object-Oriented Systems" book. I'm a technical QA, and wanted to both strengthen my test automation skills and become more thorough. However, I found the book so abstract ...
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What are some good approaches to separating test data from test scripts?

We're working on test code (mainly UI tests with a few different tools). One thing that's really stumping me is how to best separate test data from test scripts. By test data, I mean values that get ...
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Is jQuery faster than CSS/Xpath selectors for IE 8.0 in Selenium1?

I am planning to run my existing Selenium 1.x tests in IE 8.0. After checking few blogs and reading this, I tried to run my tests using jQuery locators with the method mentioned here. My tests uses ...
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How to Automate Testing of this type of Web Application?

I have a web application which i would like to automate the testing for functional as well as load testing. However , it has the following features which i feel will hinder the most common automation ...
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Appium vs. AndroidDriver + IPhoneDriver in Mobile Automation Tests

I have been writing Selenium Browser automated tests and now I would like to begin writing mobile browser automated tests for Android and IPhone. I am deciding between the Appium framework and the ...
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Building trust in automated front-end testing

I recently came across a Google Tech Talk during which the speakers seemed to stress that trust in a test suite is crucial to the overall software development process. Here the link. Can anyone share ...
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Does Microsoft provide any automation tool to test REST APIs?

I am looking for a tool using which I can do automated testing of REST APIs. I was going through SOAPUI. But as our clients prefer Microsoft products, I would like to know if there are any Microsoft ...
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Mocking IVR system

I am new to automation testing and was looking for guidance on how I can mock or create a simulator for a IVR ( automated call system ). We have an application, which sends some user data to a third ...
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Is branching tests the only option for system with multiple versions?

Our system under test have schema that differs between system versions 1.0 and 2.0: new entities have been added, some have columns added. We used Hibernate to generate Java entities for both schema ...
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Running Web and Application Automated Tests from the same Framework

I am writing automated tests for my company, and I am doing so from the ground up. We provide both desktop and web applications to our clients. After doing a lot of research and testing, I landed on ...