Automation Testing 11Aug, 2010

Automation Testing:- It is a modern technique followed based on software engineering ISO, IEEE standards.

Why Automation Testing:- Automated software testing is the best way to increase the effectiveness, efficiency and coverage of your software testing.

How Automation Testing Works: Automation Software Testing Tool is able to playback pre-recorded and predefined actions, compare the results to the expected behavior and report the success or failure of these manual tests to a test engineer. Once automated tests are created they can easily be repeated and they can be extended to perform tasks impossible with manual testing. Because of this, savvy managers have found that automated software testing is an essential component of successful development projects.


SUITE -> A suite is a combination of functionality,reporting & performance tools.

The Popular suits are:

1.) Mercury


3.) SQA(Software Quality Assurance)


This is a suite developed by mercury interactive corporation. Initially,they concentrated on windows based applications, now on web.In 2008, Mercury was owned by HP.

1.) WIN RUNNER-> It is a functional testing tool created by Mercury. It supports the technologies like VB,POWER BUILDER,ORACLE,ACTIVEX CONTROLS,JAVA(Only last version).

2.) TEST DIRECTOR-> This is a test management tool(Reporting tool) generated the reports automatically for winrunner.

3.) Load Runner-> It is a performance tool supports almost all the technologies.


This is a testing suite implemented by segue incorporation. They concentrated on mostly windows based,console-based & web-based.

1.)Silk Test (Functional Testing Tool) ->Extensions supported by SilkTest: .NET, Java, DOM, IE, Firefox.

2.) Silk Manager-> It is a testing management tool.

3.) Silk Performance-> It is a performance tool.

SQA(Software Quality Assurance)/Rational/IBM

SQA Robot(Functional Testing Tool)-> It supports D2K,SAP,Siebel, C R M,ORACLE,FOX PRO,JAVA,VB,POWER BUILDER.It doesn’t support .net

SQA TEST LOG VIEWER-> It is testing management tool.

SQA STRESS-> It is performance tool.


QTP(Quick Test Professional)-> 1.) It is a functional testing tool.

2.)It is combination of winrunner+segue+SQA

3.) It supports VB,JAVA,.NET,ERP,ORACLE,FOXPRO,C,C++,Pascal,COBOL,Multimedia.

Quality Center->(Testing Management Tool)-> It supports all mercury Test Director,Winrunner,QTP.

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One thought on “Automation Testing”

  1. Can you please provide deatiled infor on Automating FoxPro application using QTP tool. We have that requirement and qtp is not identified the objects as firefox objects but as simple window objects.

    Thanks in adbance.

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