Are you looking for job change in software testing/QA or interested in learning HP QTP from an ideal trainers ? your search will come to an end with www.testleaf.com - The Chennai's best test automation workshops. contact 9500006373 for more details.

Friday, August 26, 2011

INTRODUCTION TO QTP

Quick Test Professional is a functional and regression test automation software tool developed by Mercury Interactive. Currently owned by HP and commonly known as HP Quick test professional.
  QTP is a Record and playback tool(recording not preferred always) as well as Programmatic tool which uses VbScripting for scripting. QTP Supports technologies depending upon the Version of the tool, Web, Java, .Net, SAP, Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Delphi, Power Builder, Flex, Sliver light.
QTP is a licensed tool it comes with a trail version.
Latest QTP version is 11.0 - Released in 2010.

Advantages of QTP

1. Ease of use.

2. Use of VBScript, which makes QTP significantly easier for a non-programmer person to understand and create Test case / scripts.

3. Object identification mechanism is better.

4. Technology support is good. The supported technologies, depending on the QTP version, are available for Web, Java(Core and Advanced), .Net, WPF, SAP, Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Delphi, Power Builder, Stingray 1, Terminal Emulator, Flex, Web Services, Windows Mobile, VisualAge Smalltalk, Silverlight and mainframe terminal emulators.

5. Various Parameterization types in QTP, which ease the test cases for the same operations with multiple sets of data.

6. QTP Supports Framework like modular, Keyword, data driven and Hybrid.

7. Handling Dynamic objects are possible with use of Descriptive programming.

8. QTP Reports are clear and easily understand.
 
Disadvantages or drawbacks of QTP

1. QTP works only on Windows OS thereby becoming Platform dependent tool.

2. Poor support for cross browser testing. Supports only IE and little version of Firefox.

3. License and maintenance cost is high.


4. QTP consumes more memory.

5. In QTP you cannot work on multiple scripts at a time like in winrunner.


6. CPU utilization is more in QTP.

Major Topics in QTP:

-Testing Process

-Object and Object Repositories

-QTP Recording

-Actions

-Parameterization

-Check Points

-VB Scripting

-Descriptive Programming

-Synchronization

-File system Objects

-Frameworks

Will be explaining each topics in my upcoming posts.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Test Automation Tools

Automation Tools are available in two types, Open Source(Free) and Licensed. Below, I have listed few Test Automation tools which are used widely across the Testing Industry.




FromHP
VersionLicensed
Websitehttp://www8.hp.com/us/en/software/enterprise-software.html
HP QuickTest ProfessionalOSWindows 2000,Windows XP,Windows 2003 Server,Windows 7
BrowsersIE8 and FF3.6. IE9
Supported ApplicationWeb,windows and below given technologies
TechnologyWeb, Java(Core and Advanced), .Net, WPF, SAP, Oracle, Siebel, PeopleSoft, Delphi, Power Builder, Stingray 1, Terminal Emulator, Flex, Web Services, Windows Mobile, VisualAge Smalltalk, Silverlight and mainframe terminal emulators




FromThoughtWorks Studios
VersionOpen Source
Websitehttp://seleniumhq.org/
Selenium OSWindows,Linux,Solaris
Browsersfirefox(Record & Playback);IE8,7(RC & Core);Safari2,3(RC & Core);Opera9,8(RC & Core)
Supported ApplicationWeb
TechnologyC#,Java,Perl,PHP,Python,Ruby




FromIBM
VersionLicensed
Websitehttp://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/tester/functional/
IBM Rational Functional TesterOSWindows,Linux
Browsers
Supported ApplicationSeibel and SAP applications,Adobe Flex technology
TechnologySeibel,SAP,Adobe Flex technology




FromIBM
VersionLicensed
Websitehttp://www-01.ibm.com/software/awdtools/tester/robot/

Rational robot
OSWindows XP,ME, 2003, 2000, 98 or Windows NT.
Browsers
Supported Applicatione-commerce, client/server and ERP applications
TechnologyHTML and DHTML, Java™, VS.NET, Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C++, Oracle Developer/2000, PeopleSoft, Sybase PowerBuilder and Borland Delphi. For advanced testing of Java. VS.NET and Web-based applications, as well as of 3270 (zSeries™) and 5250 (iSeries™) terminal-based applications





FromBorland
VersionLicensed
Websitehttp://www.borland.com/us/products/silk/silktest/
 SilkTestOSWindows XP,Vista,7
BrowsersFirefox 3.5,3.6;IE 6,7,8
Supported Application
TechnologyAdobe Flex,Java 1.6,.NET,SAP,SQL,Oracle




FromSmartBear Software
VersionLicensed
Websitehttp://smartbear.com/products/qa-tools/automated-testing/
 TestCompleteOSWindows 7, Vista, XP, Windows Server 2003 and 2008
BrowsersFirefox 3.5—4.0,IE6—9
Supported ApplicationWindows and Web testing
Technology.NET, WPF, ASP.NET, Silverlight and XBAP




FromMicrosoft
VersionLicensed
Websitehttp://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/2010-editions/test-professional/overview

Visual Studio Test Professional
OSWindows
BrowsersIE7/IE8,FireFox 3.5 and 3.6
Supported Application
TechnologyHTML,AJAX,SharePoint




FromTyto Software
VersionOpen Source, Licensed
Websitehttp://sahi.co.in
 SAHIOS
BrowsersInternet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari
Supported ApplicationWeb
Technology





From
VersionOpen Source
Websitehttp://watir.com/
WATIR OSWindows,Linux
BrowsersInternet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera and Safari
Supported ApplicationWeb
Technology


Reference: Internet