Questions tagged [automated-testing]

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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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How to locate an element which is inside the iframe?

I'm new to automation testing (I'm using TestNG framework and Java language) I'm having trouble in locating an element which is inside iframe. WebElement iframeSwitch= driver.findElement(By.id("...
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ETL testing- checklist for testing

Can anyone tell me the basic test scenarios and checklist for ETL process testing for beginner level with any example ?
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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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Test automation role: challenges beyond automated tests and frameworks?

Before asking the actual question, let me describe the current situation. The IT department consists of a few Scrum-like teams, with one or two software testers per team. Furthermore there are two ...
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Code coverage for Selenium Tests

Is there any tool available to determine the code coverage for my selenium tests? My tests are written in Java having use of selenium WebDriver with BDD-Cucumber implementation in it.
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Is retrying failed tests good strategy to handle flaky tests?

Like many companies we have flaky tests in our test suites. Google has this problem as well: Unfortunately, across our entire corpus of tests, we see a continual rate of about 1.5% of all test runs ...
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Can a proportionately scaled down testing environment find performance load issues?

At my company, we are working on ways to improve our testing of database changes, in our testing environment first. Since there are no resources to have a production like volume of data in servers ...
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How to keep track of the features in a website for impact analysis?

I have been working for an ecommerce client for the last 6 years as manual and automation QA engineering. New features gets applied to our site once in 2 weeks. Whenever a redesign project comes up, ...
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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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What are the test cases or test scenarios for palindrome

In the interview, the employer asked me to write test cases or test scenarios to check the Palindrome of the word. I said one with positive test case and another with negative test cases. But employer ...
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Which kind of Manual Test cases should be automated for Regression Testing?

Automating each and every Test case would be futile. So which kind of Test cases should be automated so that more time is not spend on writing the automated test cases than actual manual testing of ...
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Importance of test automation experience to advancing in QA departments

I am a test engineer with about 7 years of work experience. I am not an computer science / engineering graduate. I have done a post graduate conversion course that included a good mix of software ...
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How to record in JMeter when proxy settings is configured to connect to internet

To record scripts in JMeter we need to run the proxy on local port 8080, where as in browser I need to configure for internet connectivity proxy to connect to internet. The company I work for is ...
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Generate test data in which format

What is the best approach to make test data configurable ? Through XML file or properties file or any other way. But must not be hard coded. What approach should be taken to run the same Test Suit ...
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What to ask programmers before automating with Selenium

What points should I discuss with frontend programmers when preparing a product on which, as a tester, I will use Selenium to automate? I am referring to things like no dynamic ids for elements etc. ...
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How to run all Selenium test cases via batch file [closed]

I am a noob in Java and automation so please bear with me if I get the terminology wrong. I have a class file that can open a browser and navigate to google.com and then closes the browser. There’s ...
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Should data validation be automated in a rapid development environment

I would like to understand Data Validation for Automation in case of (Weekly/ Frequent Builds) In the case of frequent code changes (Weekly builds) since the code base would change frequently ...
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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 break down a single test case that covers an entire process into multiple interconnected tests?

I have a particular end to end test scenario which am trying to automate using Selenium Webdriver. If I automate the whole scenario into one test case, the test case is going to take a minimum of 25 ...
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How you decide the right level of function abstraction in Page object model?

I wonder how people take a call in deciding the right level of function abstraction in Page objects, I sometimes find myself either on a very high level like "CreateOrder" or sometimes very low level ...
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Resources to learn about testing theory

Can anyone recommend some good resources (books, perhaps) to dive into the theory of testing? (I don't mean "what is a test plan", but more on the level of "use these techniques to make your tests ...
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Lightweight load & performance testing frameworks

Which lightweight load and/or performance testing frameworks could you recommend? some considerations: Configuration with not too much coding (some JS would be okay) command line + text editor (...
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What kind of questions should i ask a Automation Test Engineer candidate and how should i judge him? [duplicate]

I am recently selected in interview panel for Automation Engineers. As i have never taken interviews till now, i am confused about how to judge a candidate? What kind of question should i ask to him ...
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JDBC PostProcessor Example in Jmeter for Response assertion [closed]

How to Use JDBC PostProcessor(using Jmeter Variable) in Jmeter with Response assertion(using Jmeter Variable).Provide me with example..
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How do I change browser request headers without using a browser extension?

I want to modify browser request headers to include custom headers with each of my requests. This can be done by using special browser extensions. But, can it be done without using any browser ...
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How to select Security Certificate From security Dialog

The problem I would like to solve is as follow: go to a website which is protected by client certificate authentication using browser once the security challenge dialog box is shown, select on the ...
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Unable to handle Google Authentication pop up window in robot framework test case

I am having a problem on handling google authentication pop up window in robot framework. The process I want to automate is - When a button( Sign in with google) is clicked , google authentication ...
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Is Selenium's LoadableComponent a good solution as test design pattern?

I need to refactor my Selenium tests, and come across their LoadableComponent wiki page. I began trying to use it, though I couldn't really understand what is it good for. I took a look at their ...
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How to test the test scripts?

Once an automation test is created, how do I test it and make sure the test does what its supposed to do? I can easily test the scenarios where test passes, but how to go about the ones that fails due ...
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How is Selenium different from other GUI automation tools?

I have used WatiN and WebAii but I have limited experience with Selenium. How does Selenium differ from these other tools?
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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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Free/Sample Selenium test suites (code) for Open Source projects

I am a student and for learning purpose I am looking for following: Open source projects who have a ready-made selenium test-suite, free for others to use: can be any sort of web application, in ...
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Automate verification of emails being received

One of the applications that I have to do an enhancement to soon has a number of emails that are sent from the application. To the point of verification, I need to see the delivery failure ...
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Organizing and maintaining protractor test files within multiple suites

I am just getting started with Protractor and inherited roughly 40 automated test cases. They are currently meant to run sequentially and are not organized or built to run independently. I am taking a ...
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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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Balancing readability and reliability in end-to-end testing

One of the things that often helps to make tests more reliable and to reduce flakiness is Explicit Waits - waiting for an element to be visible or clickable before interacting with it, waiting for a ...
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How to switch-handle-close particular popup window, When multiple popups are opened?

I know how to switch to single popup window, but I do not know how to switch particular popup window when you have more popup windows. Scenario is: Go to the each and every popup Get the title ...
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Is it really possible to be a Full-Stack QA & if yes then list the technical skills required?

Everyone needs an all-rounder whether it is a software developer or Tester these days. Hence we are hearing the term “Full Stack QA” these days so my question is what skill-set makes a Full Stack QA &...
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Do you verify presence of text in your automated tests?

While automating multi locale application I had to stop using - assertTrue(selenium.isTextPresent("success text message")); where success text message would change for each locale. to - assertTrue(...
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Cloud Based Automation Testing with Selenium WebDriver - Java

I am beginner in selenium webdriver (java), and wanted to know whether selenium webdriver can be used in cloud based application testing or not, if yes how to setup it (Searched over the net but didn'...
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What to do when waiting for an element to appear isn't enough?

I am writing selenium tests, and following the convention of using Webdriver Waits to have the webdriver poll for an object before it tries to interact with it. I am frequently finding my tests are ...
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Test Automation in Agile?

Since Agile is iterative and many test-last tools are record and playback-style, and therefore can't really be applied in an Agile environment, this brings up a few issues. the target for test is ...
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Help using Sensetalk (Eggplant's scripting language)

Sensetalk - Eggplant's scripting language, leaves a lot to be desired. I do not personally see why people feel the need to invent new languages all the time. The syntax is overly simplistic, and as ...
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Why this “WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver();” Not this “ChromeDriver driver= new ChromeDriver();”

Why we always do: WebDriver driver = new ChromeDriver(); Not this: ChromeDriver driver= new ChromeDriver(); Any special reason, except object size ?
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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 to navigate to a alert using Selenium Web Driver with Java?

I am trying to navigate the command on the alert box, but I am not able to do it in Web Driver with JAVA. Please help me with it. Apart from this I would also like to know how to tackle with the ...
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Automated GUI Testing of MFC/Dynamic HTML embedded Desktop Application

I am working on finding an automated testing tool for a POC project at my organisation. In past I have worked on automation of desktop and web applications using Selenium,QTP and CodedUI. These tools ...
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Coded UI vs Protractor

I just joined a new company who doesn't work with any kind of automated tests. I have been hired to start test automation, and looking around I found two interesting options to e2e tests, Protractor ...
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Which automation tool should be learn for mobile devices? [closed]

I am working as a manual tester.I need to learn automation because my company has mobile application projects in pipeline process. So please suggest which tool should I learn ? Thanks in advance