It is a process in which all the drawbacks of manual testing are over come properly and provides speed and accuracy to the existing testing phase. Automation Testing is not a replacement for manual testing it is just a continuation for a manual testing in order to provide speed and accuracy.
Drawbacks of Automation Testing:
1. Cost effective.
2. Can’t automate all the areas.
3. Lake of expatriation.
Automated Tool is an Assistance of test engineers, which works based on the instructions and information.
General foam work to learn any automated tool.
A test engineer should learn the following to work with any automated tool.
1. How to give the instruction.
2. How to give the information.
3. How to use its recording facility.
4. How to use its play back facility.
5. How to analysis the Result.
Types of Automated Tools
1. Functional Tools (Q.T.P, Win Runner)
2. Management Tools (Test Directory / Quality Center)
3. Performance Tools (Load Runner)
Functional Tools (Q.T.P, Win Runner)
Q.T.P (Quick Test Professional)
Type of the Tool : Functional Tool
Company : Mercury Interactive Incorporation.
Scripting Language: VB Script
Version: #5.5, 6.5, 7.0, 7.2, 8.0, 8.2, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2.
Anatomy of Q.T.P
Vbwindow (“Emp”). VbEdit (“Ename”).Set “Pavan”
Vbwindow (“Emp”).VbEdit (“Eage”).Set “24”
Vbwindow (“Emp”).VbEdit (“Esal”).Set “40,000”
Vbwindow (“Emp”).VbEdit (“Edesig”).Set “Test Lead”
Add – In – Manager
Add in manager is a feature providing Q.T.P, used for making the Q.T.P compatible with the specified environment.
By default Add-In-Manager contain 3 Add Ins.
1. Visual Basic
2. Active x.
Q.T.P is always compatible with standard windows environment apart from the above add ins any other add in is required one need to purchase it by paying extra cost.
Q.T.P screen can be divided into 5 parts.
1. Test Pane
2. Active Screen
3. Data Table
4. Debug Viewer Pane
5. Tool Options
1). Test Pane
Test pane is an area provided by Q.T.P, which is used for developing, viewing and modifying the test script.
It represents the Test script in 2 views.
1. Expert view
2. Keyboard view
Expert view represents the script in VB script format.
It represents the scripts using a graphical user interface, which is further divided, into 4 parts.
2) Active Screen
Active Screen is a feature provided by Q.T.P which holds the snap shots related to each and every script statement and used for understanding the script easily as well as enhancing the script easily.
3) Data Table
Data table is also called as formula1 sheet, which is developed by the third party and integrated with the Q.T.P.
1. It is used for holding the Test Data.
2. It provides the facility to import the test data very easily from the different data sources like Excel files, Data bases and Flat files.
3. It allows the user directly to enter data and modify the data.
4. It isolates (Separate) the test script from the data source.
Note: Q.T.P maintains two copies of Data Table.
1. Design time data table.
2. Run time data table.
4) Debug Viewer Pane
Debug Viewer Pane is an area provided by Q.T.P which is used for Viewing, Modifying or Setting the current values of the variable or expressions during the execution brake with the help of three tabs by name Watch Expression, Variable and Commands.
5) Tool Options
The options available in Menu bar, File Toolbar, and Testing Toolbar are known as Tool options.