Benefits of Automation Testing Using QuickTest Professional

Automated testing with QuickTest addresses these problems by dramatically speeding up the testing process:
  • If you have ever tested applications or web sites manually, you are aware of the drawbacks.
  • Manual testing is time-consuming and tedious, requiring a heavy investment in human resources.
  • Worst of all, time constraints often make it impossible to manually test every feature thoroughly before the application is released. 
  • This leaves you wondering whether serious bugs have gone undetected.

You can create tests that check all aspects of your application or web site, and then run these tests every time your site or application changes.

As QuickTest runs tests, it simulates a human user by moving the cursor in a web page or application window, clicking GUI objects, and entering keyboard input; however, QuickTest does this faster than any human user.

Benefits of Automated Testing
Fast      QuickTest runs tests significantly faster than human users.
Reliable  Tests perform precisely the same operations each time they are run, thereby eliminating human error.
Repeatable     You can test how the web site or application reacts after repeated execution of the same operations.
Programmable   You can program sophisticated tests that bring out hidden information.
Reusable You can reuse tests on different versions of a web site or applications, even if the user interface changes.
Comprehensive You can build a suite of tests that covers every feature in your web site or application.

The QuickTest testing process consists of the following main phases:

Analyzing application: At this stage, you can already begin creating test skeletons and adding actions to them.

Preparing testing infrastructure:

  • In this we determine the requirements and try to create and gather them.
  • Resources include shared object repositories containing test objects that represent the objects in your application.
  • Function libraries that contains functions who enhance QuickTest functionality.
  • You also need to configure the settings so that it will perform the tasks you need.

Create test cases:

  • You can create one or more empty tests and add actions to them to create test cases.
  • You also can associate your object repositories with the relevant actions, function libraries with the relevant tests, so that you can insert steps using keywords.

Enhance your test cases:

  • Inserting checkpoints into your test cases lets you search for a specific value of a page, text string or object.
  • It helps you to determine whether your application is working in the right direction.
  • Can replace fixed values with parameters, enabling you to check the same operations with multiple sets of data.
  • Can add conditional as well as logical loop statements, which enables you to add sophisticated checks to your test cases.

Execute and analyze your test cases:

  • You can execute your test cases to check the behavior of your application.
  • While running, it opens the application and performs each step in your result.
  • Can analyze the results of the test cases to identify even minor bugs.

Bug Reporting: If you have a quality center installed, you can report the defects you find while analyzing the result.