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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How can Manual QA's without a programming background learn Automated Testing?

I currently work at an ad agency as a Manual QA. I originally came in to act on the business side but kind of 'fell in to' the job. I do not have a programming background but I am very interested in ...
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Difficulty setting focus on element with Selenium WebDriver

I have a Selenium WebDriver test where I enter some text into a text input box var input_Note = Driver.Instance.FindElement(By.Id("note")); input_Note.SendKeys("test"); I then attempt to ...
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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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What all use cases we can automate in localization testing_selenium

We have a PHP web application, with base language English and native support for Japanese & Chinese. We want to automate some part of it's localization testing, such as Link text, button text ...
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Difference in Web Services & REST/SOAP API from Black-box Tester perspective

I have practically tested web-services/APIs (testing back-end requests of mobile apps, JMeter scripting for a web-application) but when it comes to differentiating between web-services/APIs(REST/SOAP) ...
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Unable to run selenium webdriver script in IE11

I have IE 11 browser on Windows 8. I'm trying to automate a simple search but I am getting an exception. (The script works in Firefox) I made regedit changes according to instructions given in ...
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QTP does not identify / recognize java objects

I've been using QTP 11.0 on my PC quite a long time and had no problem with Java-apps (Java 7 Update 21 x86) identification (OS Windows 7 Pro 64-bit). But when I tried to install QTP on the server ...
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Recommendations for Windows Client software Automation tools?

I have a team of 2 QAs and we just started at a company which have a windows client software application with no documentation and no test cases. What would you recommend as a tool to start building ...
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How to select tab buttons in java tab panel with QTP

I want to switch between tabs in Java application using QTP 11.0. The problem is that tab buttons are not seen by qtp object spy as separate objects, the whole tab pane is seen as JTabbedPane: Any ...
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What are the advantages of web driver over selenium RC?

Please provide answers in detail, So that we could clarify that which one is to choose, Web driver or Selenium RC.
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How can I distribute tests for environments with different configurations?

I'm currently working in a software house and we need to assure quality in different configurations. Some example of these configurations are: Browser - B1, B2, B3 or B4 Operative System ...
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What are features of the Selenium Test framework that are not present in other tools? [closed]

I have recently joined a company and we are looking to standardize our testing frameworks and tools across multiple (many legacy) products. Because of this, I'm seriously considering the Selenium ...
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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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What is white box testing? what the testers exactly do while doing white box testing?

I am a manual tester and want to move further into depth of white box testing. I do know and have the experience of black box testing but I am pretty much curious about white box testing. Can ...
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value attribute not visible for password field

I have the following code in selenium web driver : Assert.assertEquals(emailField.getAttribute("value"), email); Assert.assertEquals(passwordField.getAttribute("value"), password); When I inspect ...
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What is the difference between automation tests and test automation?

Is there a difference between automated tests and test automation? If so, what are the main goals of the individual tests?
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Do you automate GUI testing and which tool do you use?

What kind of GUI automation tools or approaches do you know? GUI testing means by testing of appearance of the application under test: size, form, colour of the object etc. I know about GUI testing ...
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How to use appium in hybridapp?

How to do test using appium for hybridapp (android) in ubuntu operating system. what are the steps to follow for run appium in hybridapp?
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Ownership of test automation

This is one of the challenge am facing with a new project. We are facing a difficult task in deciding and getting everyone on board as to who will handle ownership of test automation. I am aware ...
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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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As a tester should I answer questions about general SDLC in job interview

I had an interview a day ago, the interviewer asked me about phases of SDLC. I have answered the question, now my question is: We as automation testers deal with STLC, is it necessary to answer SDLC ...
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Why a PhantomJS grid node is defined differently compared to other browsers

I am trying to set up one of my Selenium Grid nodes using PhantomJS. (The rest of the nodes are all working fine with Firefox browsers) Now generally, when we configure a node, we launch a ...
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Test Software for Non-Standard Forms & Terminal Services

Is anyone aware of test software which: allows users to record test scripts (without requiring them to have programming knowledge). can "view" the screen rather than relying on apps which use a ...
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what is the advantage of using roboectric for android UT over espresso?

I'm new to android testing. I have read espresso is more UI based framework and robolectric is a UT framework. I want to add UT to existing android project with espresso framework in use already. ...
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Even though my xpath is correct I am getting error as org.openqa.selenium.ElementNotVisibleException

I'm unable to click on Plus button and Minus button. My xpath is as //div[4]/span[2] Even though my xpath is correct, I am getting an exception. I have also synced it using waits. <!DOCTYPE ...
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Division not appended on click event in phantomjs

On clicking the link: <a href="#">xxx</a> the below div should be appended to the webpage <div class="desc cloned"> <div class="wrap"> ...
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Magento Performance Toolkit giving fatal error

Ported version of Magento Performance Toolkit for Magento CE 1.9 is giving error (please refer to the image link). I am trying to use it with JMeter to load test a Magento site. Error while running ...
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Best approach to learn programming and start test automation [closed]

Where should I start if I want to automate and learn/improve my programming skills at the same time? I've used selenium webdriver + python and it was really cool, also tried some watir + ruby and now ...
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How to deal with automated test cases that always fail?

I'm facing a lot of automated GUI tests that fail one or more verifications during their run. All the failings points have been reported in our tracking system and they are known issues but get ...
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What is a good automated tester interview technical test scenario?

We have a role which requires an automated tester. Mainly this will take the form of writing automating tests using Selenium Webdriver written in Java. I am trying to develop a technical test ...
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Groovy Script in SOAP UI: What is the scope of groovy script in Testing and beneficial for Future growth?

I am working as Manual Tester with 5+ years of experience. I have good experience about SOAPUI. Performed Functional Testing using SOAP. However the automation can be done using Groovy Script. So, I ...
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Examples for LOC figures, of test suites, and software projects?

To learn what kind of "software" project my automated testing team faces (I consider test automation a certain kind of software project), I assessed the size of our automated (functional, ...
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Unable to automate install shield with AutoIT

This is my code to automate the installation of an OpenText's product. But when the installer is loaded the Next button is not clicked. When I checked the button with Au3Info_x64 and focused on the ...
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Benefits of @FindBy annotations

I have recently come across @FindBy as a method of locating elements within webdriver. What are the benefits or disadvantages of this approach compared with the to more common approach of using ...
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How high level should be my unit-test?

I have a program with many classes. I manage the DI with Guice, btw. I wanted to write in-progress tests to my code (unit tests and higher level). I have few questions\difficulties: How high ...
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How to manage a lot of automated test cases

We are a team of 8 QA Analysts. We have automated more than 3,000 test cases for our application. As this number grows bigger and bigger, we are having issues controlling tests that are already ...
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Protractor on offline app? Does it work?

I was wondering is there anyway to do E2E testing for an offline app with protractor? I cache my pages in the application cache and store data using localForage, testing it online is fine, but I also ...
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Parallel execution : Protractor

I need to reduce the run time of my Protractor tests, so i want them to run parallel on multiple app servers. Protractor can by multiCapabilities to open multiple instances of webdriver, but for all ...
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How to open an item in java menu using QTP

The task is to open (click) menu item, e.g. File >> Open using QTP 11.0 Object Spy identifies first level menu element (and does not open drop-down pane, so items like New, Open... should be ...
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How best to start making a suite of broken tests relevant again?

I have a bit of a dilemma, I have recently taken over an automated suite of tests written in Selenium/Java for a legacy project. The trouble is, the suite has consistently had a 40% Fail rate and as ...
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Test Tool for our environment

I need support to take ideas for a new project for my company. We have a Tool that is composed from a lot of modules that are written in Java, bash scripts and other languages. The tool takes a ...
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Lack of focused testing

For testers in Agile project, it is very difficult to focus on testing. There are so many tasks to completed and to name a few : prepare stories for the future sprint with business analysts discuss ...
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What are some latest popular libraries to emulate slow/busy/unexpected HTTP behavior?

I am reproducing conditions of heavy HTTP traffic on ruby app, which would mean occasionally sending 500 error codes (or others), or sending the response too slow. My question is, which libraries ...
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AND/OR Operation in Contains Assertion in SOAP UI

There's one tag in my XML response whose elements (JSON Data) always come in different order. Is there any way to create a contains assertion with AND/OR operations or should I just use a Script ...
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How to handle file upload and download using Robot Class?

I'm trying to build a framework using Selenium. There is a scenario where I need to download a file, and there is another where I need to upload one. I've gone through the option in AutoIt, but it ...
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How to determine whether element is clickable or not? [closed]

My Question is How to check whether the element is clickable or not ?.Is there any method to chat that like isElementVisible() or IsElementPresent() and etc ... Please let me know if one is having a ...
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How does YouTube test their video editing platform? [closed]

How should I approach the task of constructing automation to test a video platform? For example, how does YouTube tests their video editor. Can this even be done with automation? Are there existing ...
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How do I handle the login modal dialog created by onLoad in a WebDriver & Java based test automation

I am working on the test automation that uses WebDriver (Selenium 2) and Java. The AUT is web-based application. A modal dialog pops up that requires user authentication before the user can access ...
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How to handle dropdown with only 'Option' tag [duplicate]

I am new to Selenium. While working with Dropdowns, I got stuck with the following scenario. I want to select option from drop down similar to below: <Select size="1" name="XYZ"> <option ...