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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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API test automation: GUI tool vs programmatic approach?

We have a Rest API written in C# and I need to investigate a good approach to automate the tests. There are 2 ways to automate API tests: GUI tool (e.g. SoapUI) Programmatic approach, using some test ...
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Test automation for microservices architecture

I am in charge of implementing QA processes and test automation for a project using microservices architecture. Project has one public api that makes some data available. So I will automate API tests....
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Where tools for automated UI test like selenium or Coded UI fits in Dev Ops cycle

My manager asked me to look into how we can utilize automated UI testing to gain productivity and help testers automate basic functionality of the system. I developed few test suites and cases using ...
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How to validate against texts overlapping each other using selenium?

I am writing automated test cases for a company. One interesting problem is that texts on a webpage overlap each other, is there anyway to validate against this?
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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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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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How do you know if you are writing high quality tests?

Inspired by Exercises on software testing We can learn to write automated tests and we can learn to do tdd and bdd but what tools / resources / guides are available to tell us if the actual tests we ...
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Faking system time/date with Selenium Webdriver?

Is webdriver capable to run a browser with a faked time, date or time zone? Such ability would be highly useful for my automation purposes. Yet, I did not find any such ability in the webdriver ...
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How to disable infobar from Chrome

The option to disable infobar "Chrome is being controlled by automated test software" was removed from Chrome. Chrome version: 65.0.3325.146 Chrome driver: 2.36 OS: Windows 10 I used the ...
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Why isn't SilkTest more common to use?

The title says it all. I've been using SilkTest for about a year now in my current role. It wasn't my choice to use, and I've never used it, or even heard of it, before this role. There are definitely ...
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key points for choosing a framework in selenium webdriver - Java

My query is related to this Choosing framework type for selenium RC/Webdriver I am a beginner in Selenium and want to know how to select or choose a framework in Selenium Webdriver. What are the key ...
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Attach to browser not spawned by Selenium2

One of the things that I miss about WatiN is the ability to attach to browser instances that were not spawned by Selenium. In my last position, this was the whole reason why I used WatiN, as the ...
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How common is testing based on log files analysis?

Here is a document that outlines challenges and solutions of testing of Mars Science Laboratory. I found the approach of log files analysis unexpected but quite beneficial on many levels. It seems to ...
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Verify Quality of Video and Audio Played using Automation Scripts

I have few audio and video files which I need to play and verify the files are playing perfect or there is choppy audio or issues with pixel when videos are playing. We can easily verify this ...
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Test Management Tools and automated tests - how to integrate the two?

I’m desperately looking for a test management tool that fully supports automated tests. As this sounds simple, I still fail to do so. We have a bunch of automated tests, which are run as part of our ...
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Is the Software Engineer in Test role out of style?

While researching what an SET is and how they work, I noticed google's career page doesn't have this role currently. Only Software Engineer & Test Engineer. Also most of the material i'm finding ...
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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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How can my team move away from record-and-playback when not everyone has scripting experience?

(Inspired by this question) My team is currently doing automated testing via our tool's record-and-playback function. I've read about the benefits of developing a more robust test solution via ...
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Should I offer my client free code maintenance? [closed]

I am working for a small testing consultation firm. We are trying to compete against other testing consultation companies. Soon, I will finish my deployment at a client site; the nature of my work ...
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How to verify two images using Selenium WebDriver? [duplicate]

Webdriver does not provide direct any function to image verification, but we can verify images by taking two screenshots of the whole web page using TakeScreenshot WebDriver function, one at script ...
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How to motivate people to share testing tools?

We have a number of teams, each with developers and SDETs. SDETs automate current sprint tests and, often, create tools/libraries supporting test automation within their teams. A year ago we started ...
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Downloading a file in Internet Explorer through Selenium

I have to automate a case in which I have to download an Excel file using Selenium IDE.I have done this in Firefox by using custom profile feature which automatically downloads file and saves it into ...
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How to manage test automation project with agile methodology when we have no control over the software we are testing

A team is developing software and testing it using a dummy back end. That team is not allowed to have an access to the real system for testing (politics), so my team is testing it with the real back ...
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How to write XPath if I have 'apostrophe' in my XPath element?

I came up in a situation where I have to identify an element using XPath and my element starts with apostrophe ('). I will give the example below. This is the usual way we write some XPath. By ...
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Should tool generated test data be deleted during tear down in test automation?

I have seen this recommendation many times that tear down is supposed to clear test data which is created during tests. This is supposed to avoid interference with any future tests. For example email-...
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Good Watir or Watir-Webdriver tutorials/resources for new-to-automation testers?

There are at least two really good books for Selenium beginners, and quite a few courses/tutorials out there, as well as a lot of blogs. However, I haven't seen quite as much out there for Watir - I'...
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How to run automated tests after each commit?

In my last job as a software tester, we had a system, built by CEO long before I even joined the company, to run all the automated tests after each commit. So hundreds of tests been run all the time ...
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Your suggestions for writing reliable Web UI automation

Web UI automation is unreliable. I presume it is possible to increase the reliability of Web UI tests. One such advice would be to put an abstraction layer on top of your test that does actual DOM ...
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Is model-driven testing a viable technology for real applications yet?

Computer scientists are actively researching model-driven testing as a means of testing applications automatically. The papers I've read are interesting, but so far the modelling technology appears ...
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Implementing the Test Pyramid as QA

Recently I have begun building out Unit Testing for my dev team during down time in an attempt to implement the Test Pyramid. My Dev Managers seem rather excited about it and on-board with the idea. ...
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QA Manager with no programming background looking to self-educate in SQE

I am a SQA professional with 15 years of experience. My industry experience is in games and in social network mobile platforms. I'm a very accomplished team leader and mentor, with more than a small ...
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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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Test case design standards- friend or foe?

Currently we use an agile team based approach to testing, where each team is responsible for their specific area of a product. While we have found this to be effective and easily manageable, over ...
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Any personal experiences on EggPlant, cross platform and application automated testing tool?

As a cross platform, cross application automated testing system EggPlant looks too good to be true. Has anyone implemented a large automated testing project using it and what were your experiences?
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How do I educate that it's not test automation framework?

The term "Test Automation Framework" is become a cliche in automated testing. I have come across circumstances during work when my colleagues developed some reusable methods/function for an ...
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What to do when QA team has no test case documentation?

I just started working as a QA Automation Engineer to a certain company which provides ERP and CRM services. However, I recently discovered that they have no test case documentation for the testing ...
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How to plan both manual & automated testing in 2 weeks sprint?

After finishing writing manual test cases (lets say in 3 days) we submit to PO(Product Owner) for review. Now my question is, when to start manual testing and how (Might be based on our manual test ...
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Will doing only Manual testing affect my QA career in the long run?

I test a web application for my clients. I only do the black-box functional testing. I don't do any automation as there are other testers hired for that. I just log defects in a tool manually. Also I ...
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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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How do I get an automation testing job without experience?

I've been working as a manual QA for a couple of years. I want to get an automation position. I took Java courses at a local college, I practiced, I learned Selenium, and I'm fairly confident I can ...
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USB storage emulator

I need to emulate insertion and removal of SD cards to write tests. What is the best way/tool to implement it in .NET?
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What's the most efficient way to run lots of tests?

Here's my current setup: Compile on teamcity Copy the dlls to 8 agents and run tests simaltaniousisly (via snapshot dependencies) Finally taper them in to a single 'publish' build configuration. ...
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Test Automation Design Question

I am analyzing automation design for an Intranet based web app with a limited user base: UI Layer Web Service Layer DB Layer My Approach for automation is: Web Services layer Test automation ...
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Selenium.click not working on some anchor elements

The application that am working on was recently revamped and as part of that a new JQuery calendar was introduced. I need to click on a link in the calendar to select the time and date. However, ...
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Testing Real World Objects - Interview

I have a Junior QA interview coming up, and I was asked to learn the basics of Selenium. I have done this through free tutorials. I am fine with the Selenium concepts, but I was told I would be asked ...
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Application Of Machine Learning in Quality Assurance

Lately I have been researching Machine Learning, particularly Genetic Algorithm. The principles from what I can tell are rather straightforward and simple. One of the basics is that it attempts to ...
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How to write automation when test engineers are constantly pulled to do manual testing?

The scenario: Scrum team consists of more developers than testers Stories revolve around 80% of testing tasks Why so much testing? There are asks of E2E testing for several user flows; regression ...
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Recommend Automated test tools for cross platform including IE and .NET software

I'm working in an QA team. We do the automated work from the scratch. So many testing methods may be anti-pattern or disobey some discipline. We pay lots of effort on test web pages on our products....
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How to extract a text from the screen using SIKULI?

I am using Sikuli to automate a mainframe screen, I need to copy a text on screen and use that as input to another screen. I cannot find any option on the SIKULI IDE to do the copy function. My ...