A test automation framework provides a superstructure for automated tests. The superstructure may include APIs, coding practices, ways to structure and run the automated tests.

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Layered Architecture of Test Automation Software

I was introduced to a 5-layer-model for GUI test automation frameworks, that was considered common knowledge. But I would be interested in a source describing this model. The layers are the following: ...
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How to eliminate \ reduce invalid failures in automation due to GUI changes?

I am into the automation of a web application using Selenium. I write test cases without hard-coding anything in the test cases. There were many invalid failures in the run due to GUI changes such as ...
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UI test automation tools for Windows Phone 8 metro apps?

Is there any UI test automation tool or framework exist that can automate Windows Phone 8 metro app?
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I want to enter the SQA field specifically automation

I am working hourly for low wage as a QA intern/tester. I want to learn more about this field. I have already graduated, so everything I have learned is self taught or learned somehow on the job. At ...
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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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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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Test Automation Design Question

I am analyzing automation design for a web app UI Layer Web Service Layer DB Layer Intranet based app and limited user base My Approach for automation is Web Services layer Test automation ...
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Automating form dealing with large number of element

This is more of test design question than pure Selenium question. I have a form in my application and while following page object pattern I wrote a method which has many parameters - ...
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Open-source/freeware testing tool for Set-Top Box

According to Wikipedia a set-top box (STB) is: an information appliance device that generally contains a tuner and connects to a television set and an external source of signal, turning the source ...
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MS-SQL server sql test automation

I'm looking to create a batch of automated tests in SQL on MS-SQL server, these will include tests like - insert some records, call stored procedure, check certain conditions in various tables. There ...
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What good learning resources are there for testers who are new to Cucumber?

My team have recently decided to introduce Cucumber for our GUI automated checks. As it happens, we have people in the team who are very experienced with it, so I think we'll be fine, but it's made me ...
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Selenium 2 element.click() is unreliable

I am using Selenium 2 2.16 build. I've been running into problems where I get a variable response to a click() call, where sometimes the click activates the behaviour behind the element (new page ...
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Is Eggplant any good for image capture and image recognition?

As a software tester looking at different automated testing solutions, I need a tool that will interact with a heavily graphical interface such as a flash website or application. I want the tool to ...
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Which language gives better career options: TCL or PERL?

I am an engineer with 1.5 years of experience in Test Automation in Perl. I am getting chance to work in TCL. I am little worried about my career growth. I don't know whether TCL also has the same ...
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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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Is opening site during set up a bad practice?

I have been using set up method to launch site but it has made made it difficult for me to maintain tests, especially now when there are multiple URLs for application - public void setUP() { ...
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What kind of testing is ApprovalTests.com doing and are there other similar frameworks?

I came across the ApprovalTests.com framework today and am curious how it would be classified. I am familiar with concepts of Unit Tests, functional tests, and user acceptance testing, but this seems ...
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Web application GUI automation best practices

Our team develops automation solutions for various web based products. I'd like to compile a list of patterns and best practices from the GUI web automation space that have been used and proven as ...
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What is the difference between Geb automation tool and Selenium web driver?

I just want to know why it is I should go for Geb automation. What are the advantages of using Geb automation over selenium Web driver or Robot framework. I would like to know regarding following ...
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Selenium 2.0 Webdriver file structure for automation testing

My team uses Selenium 2.0/webdriver to test our enterprise web app. We've been learning and playing with webdriver commands for a while. Each team member has their own style to keep their script ...
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Which automation tool needs JavaScript or JQuery to be used more?

I have started off my career in manual testing and an automation tool rarely. I would like to concentrate more on automation testing. I believe I have the object-oriented concepts in a good manner. I ...
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Which automated tests do devs create vs SQA staff?

We have a big remote SQA team now who have identified about 600 bugs with test cases to both assist in manual testing and prepare for us to start automation testing. Our development lead has setup a ...
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Tools for insufficient authentication

I must test a website for insufficient authentication. Use case: I go to website which I'll testing. Log in as admin(user with the highest permissions/privileges) Run some tool. Tool has login and ...
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Need more info on logging and debugging framework using Selenium

Need more info on logging and debugging framework for Selenium I have referred a few of the following resources below: http://www.infostretch.com/QA/selenium-framework.php ...
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Driving client interaction tests with Selenium

I have some experience with JMeter for performance and scale, but I'm very new to Selenium for browser based testing. At present I have some simple Selenium scripts recorded for Firefox. These are ...
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Telecom testing - any tool integration and use of test frameworks?

Telecom testing is an interesting niche area, and you either use expensive commercial tool solutions, or open source solutions to do testing (e.g. SIPp), but they're not always one-size-fits-all. I ...
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Using UI Automation framework without AutomationID or Name

I'm beginning to explore the possibility of doing UI automation using the UI Automation library that came with .NET 3 (will be using c#). There aren't a ton of tutorials out there on this, but the ...
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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 gather usage statistics for various open source testing frameworks

My organization would like to choose between the TestNG and Robot Framework. I thought it better to approach this from the stand point of usage statistics, since both are open source. How do I go ...
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Using a system test framework that handles test dependencies

To explain better, if test B depends on test A, then if test A fails, then test B should not be run and fail implicitly if test A produces some output, then it should be available for test B I can ...
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Deciding a tool for iOS UI automation providing recording and inspection of elements

I'm a complete newbie to automation testing. I am facing problems in the tools that i'm using for testing an iOS native application on iPad. The tools that I have tried so far and the problems i'm ...
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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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Automate functional testing for WCF services

I am trying to develop a tool to automate functional testing of WCF web services. I have researched a lot on previous projects and developments to start but I did not find any valid resource to start. ...
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How to automate test the website inside some windows desktop app?

I have this question: I found there are web test automation tools such as selenium, but they are designed for testing website in the browsers such as ie/firefox/google chrome... What if the website ...
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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 ...
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Effective web driver management in Selenium2 + Grid2 + NUnit tests in C# for multiple browsers

I've been struggling with this for a while. We plan to move to a continuous integration server soon (probably TFS or Jenkins). I'm having a hard time figuring out how to efficiently manage the ...
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Tools similar to Google Test for C++ unit testing?

Are there any tools similar to GoogleTest for the purpose of functional testing in C++. I plan to do them as part of Unit Testing and would like to know of other options available so that I can make ...
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How to Spy elements in an in-browser applet

I am trying to automate user interaction on a web application which is having embedded java applet in it. Need a tool that can spy the objects in the java applet in browser . The plan is to use FEST ...
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Choosing framework type for selenium RC/Webdriver

I had opportunity to work in around 3 different projects, where selenium have been used extensively. Among them 2 were based on Data driven (say test cases driven by testng XML for each scenario with ...
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Can any one explain me about how / where to use Listeners in TestNG? [closed]

As I am new to TestNG, I would like to request you guys to please give me a brief about @Listeners. If possible please provide a dummy code of the same.
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How to report test execution method when using @Factory in TestNG?

I am using @Factory annotation from TestNG to create tests dynamically. It will read a property file that contains the list of test cases to be executed and return them. @Factory public Object[] ...
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How to approach running automated tests “from the head”?

I'm currently one of a group of developers developing tests for a web-based line of products. These products are separate but related, and are periodically released (ie versioned). We are trying to ...
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Why do you think compliance test is important?

Now a days compliance test for any product or service is becoming unavoidable. Provide some genuine reasons that can prove that is really an important job for any service.
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If the position of objects change will the same script work?

I am testing a Java applet with QTP.I am adding the objects in the applet to my object repository.I am able to create an action that works with the objects in Objects Repository.My doubt is if an ...
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TestNG like unit testing framework in C# (C sharp)

I am trying to create data provider in C#. However, I don't want to connect the DB. I just want to provide some values. Is there TestNG like unit testing framework in C#, which can I use? Is there any ...
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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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How to make Selenium IDE prefer name attribute over id attribute while recording?

How to make Selenium IDE prefer name attribute over id attribute while recording? This feature is needed when ids are auto generated by web framework.
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Press ESC key or click on CANCEL button of print(ctrl+p) dialog box in MAC OS using Selenium RC

I am using Selenium RC to create a framework with JAVA in MAC OS and Safari browser. Now to click on the CANCEL button in the safari browser print dialog box, I am using apple script. In the same ...
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Using Selenium scripts with JMeter for load testing

I'm facing an untraceable problem in creating a 50 users load test on a JSF web application. The approach that I'm following is this: Writing a test script in Eclipse using Selenium RC API. ...
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How to develop test strategy with calabash android

I am confusing. How to develop test strategy with calabash android for android native app. Anyone help and give me simple demo?