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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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 ...
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Mocking HTTP reponses in Selenium Web Driver using Python

I am currently experimenting with the Python version of Selenium Web Driver. Using the driver has been straight forward so far but I have been struggling recently with the issue of mocking HTTP ...
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How to generate good locators for elements in Web pages?

This site contains many questions that are about finding the right locator expression (XPath, CSS, etc) for an object in WebPage or about troubleshooting problems related in invalid or dynamic ...
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Configuring Windows Application in RFT

I Configured a windows application using Application Configuration Tool. Did the recording and when i play back the Application is opening fine but the script after that is not running. When i try to ...
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How to select a value in a lookupedit control using rational Functional Tester 8.6.0?

I have a text box so while recording and play back it works fine for me to change the values Classnumber().click(atPoint(30,6)); softwindow().inputKeys("123")); So above I can change the 123 to ...
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Native Automation with Geb/Cucumber?

Does anyone have any experience with using Geb and Cucumber in testing Native Apps? Trying to figure out why I cant use the Geb Page object in my tests. Seems to time out on me and throw the ...
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In Rational Functional Tester How to Run 2 scripts together with 2nd script many times

I have 2 scripts and calling those 2 scripts in a 3rd script like below callScript("LoginScript"); callScript("AddPatient"); When i am running the 3rd script. I am getting Specify Play back ...
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What are the challenges around the integration of Manual and Automated Tests?

This is more a request for your professional opinion than a question... We are seeing how test automation is spreading to more and more organizations. This in itself is a good thing, but at the same ...
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Best Practice of Unit Test Entry Point

My company just started to practice Unit Testing (MS Test) on an ever-enhancing legacy system. The system is build with a core functions and developers are developing new features (by adding new ...
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Selenium opens browser and loads page, then stops

Selenium opens browser and loads page, then stops. I have inherited a selenium project with no internal documentation and I'm a bit stuck on how to get it up and running (I am new to Selenium). We've ...
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Get element by cursor position in selenium

I'm writing an automation testing framework using Selenium. I am trying to Locate which element my cursor is pointing to. for eg. there are two textbox textbox1 and textbox2. If I perform a tab swift ...
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How to make sure test framework is reliable and credible?

Test frameworks help in test automation. However, as any software, they can and they do contain bugs. Just to give examples: TestNG issues REST-Assured issues and mailing list What metrics one ...
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How can I record the script of Login page with multiple users( Different session id) in JMeter

I have just started to learn JMeter with recording scripting, but which I have not got a proper result of the Login with multiple users login because of the session id, Please suggest to me a proper ...
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Licensing restrictions of formal methods (code proof) tools and contractors

This is NOT Intended to be a product/service recommendation question - I am trying really hard to word this so it isn't one. Does anyone here perform static analysis on your code using abstract ...
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How can I get the android window size using Java as programming language? [closed]

How to detect the screen size for different android phones? I want the coordinate values like startx, starty, endx, endy. With that I can use the swipe method which takes these coordinates as ...
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how can we automate requests in JMeter for flex applications?

I have been working on flex application and wanted to automated requests through Jmeter. If it is possible to automate requests through Jmeter. The application has its backend developed in JAVA and ...
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How to configure TFS test plan to run automated UI tests against different environments

I have a few test environments where the new stuff deployed by hand and/or Release Manager. Beside these I have a different machine (test agent installed and it is hooked up to Test Manager) where I ...
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Validating the content of email templates received using test automation

I have multiple email templates in my regression pack and tests include validating the content of email received (examples: Email address, name etc.). Does anyone have an idea on how to automate the ...
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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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Advantage of Docker to automation [closed]

What is the advantage of docker for test automation or even manual tests?
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Maven Java versioning issue

I am trying to setup jenkins and run build using maven, but I am getting an error, because maven is executing build with java source 1.5. I have mentioned the source and target in pom.xml as 1.7 still ...
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How to verify PDFs with Selenium web driver

In our application, we upload PDF's into an interface. In this interface, the PDF is just a property of an object in a row that is displayed for the end user. The end user can see if a PDF has been ...
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C++ app automation on multiple platforms

Need to automate C++ application testing on Web, Mobile (iOS, Android) and Desktop (Windows, OSX and maybe Linux). Searching for open source tools only and automated tests will be written using Java. ...
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Are there any tools to test font size and font family mobile application?

In my project, I need to test mobile app for font size, font family. Are there any tools to help with that? Like: DOM,fire bug I's also like to know if there is any automation tool for mobile testing?
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Would having a Certificate help?

I have been in the Banking and Finance Industry for almost a year as a Quality Assurance Engineer. I am planning to explore other options and expand my knowledge. Would getting Certifications like ...
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Designing database reliant tests for parallel execution

Looking for some best practice here: I'm looking to future proof the selenium tests that I'm building. They'll involve shared elements (products/locations/users), and it seems like a bad pattern to ...
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Which Agile certifications suits the Beginner or Medium level Agile developer? [closed]

I am very much impressed in working with Agile environment plus I'd like to learn more about automated testing. I am planning to get certified in Agile Scrum and couldn't find good information over ...
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Undefined Method when executing cucumber

I wrote a cucumber scenario with the following steps Scenario: Validate in orders list the order status "Order Creates" When I click on the orders button And the order "14103795" is visible Then I ...
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Where to store test input files in a centralized location?

I wrote a test script to perform automated testing on a project (first time doing so so I'm sure I made some design mistakes). I wrote my script to read a csv file for each test suite. The csv file ...
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Feasibility of automation testing

We are currently working on a new web site and I've been asked to investigate automation and make recommendations. Right now, I'm leaning heavily towards Selenium+Web Driver for our testing. But, I'm ...
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Is Selenium automation possible with ALM integration?

I am trying to Create and Run some internal Core java Program using Selenium which i am trying to implement in QC/HP ALM . I able to launch the ALM trial version but i am unable to find the specific ...
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Deployment Verification Tests for Automated Deployments - Tools In Use?

What tool or tools are used to conduct deployment verification on automated deployment builds in Bamboo? Ive seen where people are writing NUnit tests into the build for this verification, ive heard ...
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What languages and frameworks should I learn for selenium automation testing? [closed]

I have been a Non-IT student, but now I want to start my career as a software tester. Are there certification I should get? Which programming languages and frameworks should I learn? Is it necessary ...
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Actions to search item and number of methods

I have questions about clean code. I'm writing a test in Java selenium page factory. I'm a beginner. I have two "actions", input text into search field and click button search. Now the question is, ...
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Looking for a HEADLESS C# Selenium automatic nightly regression test solution

The WHY: I am looking for options and possible full solutions if someone has already done something similar. I am testing web-based applications using C# Selenium with VS2015 by writing tests that ...
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fetching the text from anchor tag

<a href="https://www.xyz.com/Vertical-Striped-short-Slve-pant-with-Chest-Pocket-dsdjj.html">Vertical-Striped-short-Slve-pant-with-Chest-Pocket-dsdjj <br><b>Select Size:</b>&...
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How should automation scripts run for similar tests with different values?

In manual testing, we create separate tests for a certain function. Example scenario is this: I have 2 radio buttons and a search dropdown. Each of the radio buttons have difference departments listed ...
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How can I automate the testing of flash games?

If I want to automate testing of flash games like car race, bike race bubbleshooter, video slot games or video poker. Is there any open source automation testing tool available for this purpose. I ...
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Selenium scripts are failing [closed]

We have selenium scripts (say around 20 scripts). When we run all the 20 scripts some how 3 or 4 scripts going to fail but when I run the same script it is going to pass. I don't understand whether I ...
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Automation Web “Base Cases”?

So I have a bit of a problem, since im the only QA at my company and I have many Web based projects going on right now it's very difficult to Automate DURING iterations (just due to manpower). So ...
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What should an automation tester create a script for?

I am a newbie in automation testing. The question that bothered me while creating scripts was: Is it only GUI testing or do we also have to create Integration automation scripts? What would be our ...
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Creating negative automation test scripts

When creating a negative automation test script, should this be separated from my positive script, or can I also include the negative scenario in my script. I am using protractor for this. Thanks
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Structuring Selenium tests to avoid duplication

I'm refactoring our test suite to take advantage of page object pattern. I'm missing how to structure the actual tests. Lets say that I want to test StackOverflow posting and deleting. Once scenario ...
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Expect case insensitive text on page - Capybara + RSpec [closed]

I am pretty newbie in Ruby and we are using Capybara + Rspec + Poltergeist as the driver. What I want to do is to expect some text on the webpage I am testing, so I have this simple code: expect(...
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How to automate the action of highlighting text in PDF/ePub using Selenium or any other tool?

I am trying to automate a web app using Selenium Webdriver. The app involves user opening a book which is rendered in either PDF or ePub format, it allows user to highlight the text which they prefer. ...
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Chrome Webdriver click function timeout when opening two simultaneous windows

I have an issue using Chrome WebDriver on a Node Webkit Application, when I click an element (it will open two windows at the same time) driver shows a timeout exception on Click function. I tried ...
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Is testing/automation as a profession going to die? [closed]

Since many companies are adapting to agile practices, TDD and all it's surroundings - will testing (test automator, not a manual tester) disappear? I am very worried about my future.
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Looking for approaches to placing orders on an eCommerce website quickly

I typically write automation using Java/Selenium but placing an order using a typical script takes close to a minute per order on our sites. I'm looking at potentially placing hundreds if not ...
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Tools for testing tcl GUI in Linux

My question is related to this thread: Typical software & tools short-list for *manual* QA specialist (tester) working environment The answers to this question seemed to be mostly/entirely from ...