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List of test automation tools / software ?

Asked By: krishnamoorthy | Asked On: Jul 5th, 2012

Can any one please help me in getting the list of test automation software / tools with user ratings , user feedback ( positives / negatives) .... i would also want to know if any software links or sites for above... reply is highly appreciated !!

Answered by: Sandeep on: Oct 20th, 2014

Quick Test Pro (QTP) now knows as Unified Functional Testing tool (UFT), Selenium, CA-LISA (ITKO-LISA) are to name a few.

Identifying HTML elements with same name

Asked By: darshanp | Asked On: Jun 4th, 2009

In an HTML page, if there are three checkboxes and all are having same names internally and externally, then while recording how it would be distinguished?

Answered by: Mansi on: Aug 3rd, 2014

You can use child item method.

Answered by: vaibhavst on: Dec 11th, 2010

In case of QTP you can use Index as one of proprties of the object.

How to run the scripts without QTP tool

Asked By: uramesh | Asked On: Jan 14th, 2014

Hi all, please let me know how to run the sample vb script without QTP tool. thanks, ramesh

Answered by: KAMINI on: Jul 16th, 2014

Open Notepad -> Write VB Script code & Save It with extensions .vbs . One Vb script file will be generated. Delete notepad file, no need of notepad file. Double click on VB script file. Code will be ...

Answered by: Ashok on: Jul 4th, 2014

Open Notepad -> Write VB Script code & Save It with extensions .vbs . One Vb script file will be generated. Delete notepad file, no need of notepad file. Double click on VB script file. Code will be ...

What automating testing tools are you familiar with?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jul 25th, 2005

Answered by: mekala m on: Sep 9th, 2013

I know only QTP

Answered by: Bhawna Vishwakarma on: Sep 14th, 2012

Selenium Testing Tools - Selenium IDE,RC

What is data - driven automation?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Sep 9th, 2005

Answered by: mekala m on: Sep 9th, 2013

Its nothing but passing the multiple values during run time by using data table or excel sheet.

Answered by: anitha on: Nov 8th, 2012

Data-Driven means Data is separately available,we can retrieve the data from external sources.use this data in a contains some sets of data thats data is run on single can check the operations with multiple times

Define the test automation requirements for a web application.

Asked By: Arshad8230 | Asked On: Jul 10th, 2013

Answered by: abdulkader on: Sep 9th, 2013

Imagine that you were asked to evaluate web application from test automation friendliest point of view. These criteria could be used to name web application automation friendly in order to test an app...

Does automation replace manual testing?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Aug 2nd, 2005

Answered by: Anitha on: Nov 8th, 2012

Doesnot automation replace the manual testing.bcoz when we can do the automation based on manual testcases.

Answered by: swatiag1980 on: May 29th, 2012

Automation is basically done to fasten the testing process. Apart from being fast, it is accurate as well, adding further advantage of saving cost. So manual testing and automation testing, both are p...

What is the difference between rft and QTP ??

Asked By: SUDHIRKUMAR | Asked On: Aug 14th, 2007

Answered by: Sandhya.Kishan on: Jun 12th, 2012

1.QTP uses lite weight scripting language. RFT uses powerful language Java. 2.QTP - started by Mercury and taken over by HP. RFT - started by Rational and taken over by IBM. 3.QTP has only one pl...

Define delay time - load runner

Asked By: reena.mary | Asked On: Jul 17th, 2008

Answered by: Sandhya.Kishan on: Jun 12th, 2012

Delay time is the time the elapses between request and response.

What are principles of good testing scripts for automation?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: May 27th, 2005

Answered by: Suma on: Apr 22nd, 2012

Best practice for writing code : use the key word Dim before declare any variable. using optional explicit ( if we declare any variable before start coding it does not show any errors.). commenting t...

Answered by: stefan on: Apr 17th, 2012

Proper code guiding standards

Hp application life cycle management

Asked By: Ranjith | Asked On: Oct 6th, 2011

Hi, what exactly is the purpose of releases and libraries sub tabs which is under management tab in qc 11. releases: I kind of get an idea that it is being used to manage some releases/builds. But whar is this libraries used for? Giving an example would be highly appreciated. thanks, ranjith

Can test automation improve test effectiveness?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: May 20th, 2005

Answer posted by rs on 2005-05-19 17:42:09: yes, automating a test makes the test process: 1.Fast  2.Reliable 3. Repeatable 4.Programmable 5.Reusable 6.Comprehensive

Answered by: sharmawithu on: Aug 27th, 2011

Yes Exactly b'coz there will not be any human misatkes, time saving, low resources (human resurce) and moreover we can do regression testing very easily

Answered by: automationframework on: Jan 27th, 2010

Well automation is not a magic wand for all testing vows, the requirement has to be clearly studied and a ROI study conducted to see if automation will bring the expected results. For projects that are long term and having multiple regressions automation is a good choice.. Regards QA Team

What are main benefits of test automation?

Asked By: Interview Candidate | Asked On: Jun 6th, 2005

Answered by: Hemalatha Anjali on: Jul 8th, 2011

Automation testing is a process in which all the drawbacks of manual testing are addressed properly. and it provides: 1. speed 2. accuracy 3. less time consuming 4.simultaneous actions performed at a time

Answered by: preethi.gollamandala on: Sep 14th, 2009

Automation tools will give the effective result than the manual testingIts a kind of 24*7 work environment with the toolsWe can decrement the man powerMore fastMore ReliableMore EffectiveRegression can be done as many no of timesThru automation tools we can reuse the generated script

How you built automated test suites for the following technologies:>>including web ui:>>windows ui:>>UNIX systems>>back-end server software?

Asked By: jay | Asked On: Oct 14th, 2006

Answered by: ramachndr on: Jan 10th, 2007

You can use various tools perl, vbscript, etc... and design your own suite how u want.... as far as java is concerned you have specific automation package for java you need to install that in order to create automation in Java.

Answered by: aparnay on: Oct 19th, 2006

I would like to add one more question..  How to create automation test suites in Java?Urgent please..I was asked in interview

What are the disadvantages of check points?

Asked By: sunil | Asked On: Aug 10th, 2006

Answered by: sravan on: Aug 29th, 2006

Check point check the particular functionality but it takes a lot of time to check that particular functionality. 

Answered by: sudhakar2068 on: Aug 14th, 2006

The disadvantages of check point is alot of script generating will be there in the data bases.sudhakar kolla09819859346

Avoiding automated testing pitfalls

Asked By: mathan_vel | Asked On: Aug 6th, 2009

What are the necessary steps to effectively improving the automated testing techniques?

Answered by: felix_ada on: Jan 25th, 2010

1) Improve the Testing Process 2) Define Requirements 3) Prove the Concept 4) Champion Product Testability 5) Design for Sustainability 6) Plan for Deployment 7) Face the Challenges of Success

Answered by: mathan_vel on: Sep 25th, 2009

Below are the some points to avoid the Automated Testing Pitfalls.1. Have a effective Automated framework documents.2. Preparing checklist to make a changes in the components added/updated in GUI3. Pr...

Building framework

Asked By: rajnarayan1 | Asked On: May 6th, 2008

What do we need to consider for building framework?

Answered by: nbabu11 on: May 13th, 2011

As far as i know, framework means set of defined rules which will be useful further to use in our application. So, if you want to prepare a framework for an application, we should be knowing about1)ap...

Answered by: ch.bhaskar.mca on: Apr 19th, 2011

Framework is nothing but test automation architecture. here we need to decide where test cases will be stored, where automation scripts will be stored, how automation scripts will execute, how executi...

What is treeview in automation testing

Asked By: prasad reddy | Asked On: Oct 18th, 2007

Answered by: ramu.makineni on: Feb 23rd, 2008

Yeah in QTP 6.5 its treeview but from qtp 8.2 its a keywordviewkeywordview is nothing but it enables you to create and view the steps of your test inthe keyword drive,modular format.for each row in keywordview ,Quicktest displays the corresponding line of the script in expertview

Answered by: rhotur on: Dec 17th, 2007

In treeview is nothing but it is view in QTP there u can see the statements in keyword or in tree structure arrangement.THis was there till QTP-6.5,from QTP -8.2 onword it is changed as "keywordview"

What are the available tools for API testing

Asked By: karumudikishore | Asked On: Oct 31st, 2007

Answered by: sharath_hr on: Apr 16th, 2008

There are lots of open source tools aviable for API testingEx: Webinject, Junit, XMLUNIT, HttpUnit, ANT etc.,

Answered by: testingeek on: Jan 25th, 2008


How can we pass values from one test script to another test script ?

Asked By: prasad | Asked On: Feb 20th, 2007

Answered by: Nadeemsharif on: Jul 9th, 2010

One more value.Create temporary text files in temp folder and output your variable values in that text fileand in reusable action or script read the values from that temp text file and then delete that text file after wards.Text file will work as buffer for variable values.

Answered by: Nadeemsharif on: Jul 9th, 2010

1 - Use Global or Environment Variable to pass values from one action to another.2 - Use Dictionary object and make it global dictionary object and get values any time in any reusable action.3 - In QT...

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