HP QuickTest Professional software
HP QuickTest Professional software is advanced, automated testing software
for building functional and regression test suites. It captures, verifies, and
replays user interactions automatically and helps testers quickly identify
and report on application effects, while providing advanced functionality
for tester collaboration.
Simplify test creation and maintenance. With HP QuickTest Professional, your quality assurance
(QA) organization can:
HP QuickTest Professional software provides functional
and regression test automation for major software • Empower the entire team to create sophisticated test
applications and environments, including next-gener- suites with less training.
ation development technologies, such as Windows® • Establish correct functionality across all environments,
Presentation Foundation, Web services, Macromedia data sets, and business processes.
Flex, Ajax, Delphi, PowerBuilder, .NET, J2EE and • Fully document and replicate defects for developers,
enterprise resource planning (ERP), and customer helping them fix defects faster and meet production
relationship management (CRM) applications. deadlines.
HP QuickTest Professional offers a fresh approach to • Easily regression test ever-changing applications
automated testing: It deploys the concept of keyword- and environments.
driven testing to radically simplify test creation and • Deliver quality products and services and improve
maintenance. Using keyword capabilities, your testers revenues and profitability.
can build test cases by capturing flows directly from
• Enable tester workgroups to share automated testing
the application screens and applying robust cap-
assets across teams.
turing technology (record/replay). In addition, your
power users get full access to the underlying test and
object properties through an integrated scripting and
debugging environment that is synchronized with the
Keyword View capability for your complete testing cycle.
Easy to use
Using the Keyword Views, Auto-documentation, and Active Screen features, you can
create and modify test scripts without having to write a single line of code.
How HP QuickTest Professional works Collaborate across workgroups.
HP QuickTest Professional has been designed for test
HP QuickTest Professional allows even novice testers
automation collaboration among tester workgroups. It
to be productive in minutes. You can create tests
includes technology for managing application defini-
using the script-free Keyword View feature and simply
tions or objects in the Object Repository Manager.
declaring the test steps. QuickTest Professional also
Based on an open XML format, the Object Repository
lets you capture test steps via an integrated recording
Manager lets HP QuickTest Professional users collaborate
capability. The product documents each step in simple
and share application object definitions. HP QuickTest
language and displays an integrated screenshot via
Professional keeps object-level changes synchronized
the Active Screen feature.
among users throughout test creation efforts.
Unlike traditional scripting tools that produce scripts
In addition, you can define object repositories before
that are difficult to modify, HP QuickTest Professional’s
an application is available to QA. Users can also share
keyword-driven approach lets you easily insert, modify,
function libraries, application asset definitions, and
data-drive, and remove test steps.
data-driven spreadsheets across workgroups.
HP QuickTest Professional also addresses new appli-
With process guidance, you can embed a user guide
cation builds. When an application being tested
within HP QuickTest Professional and propagate best
changes, such as renaming a “Login” button to “Sign In,”
practices with interactive help to walk users through
you only need to update one reference in an exten-
the activities and link them to the right application
sible markup language (XML)-based Shared Object
areas within the software. Two built-in processes are
Repository (within the Object Repository Manager
provided—keyword driven processes and business
feature), and the update is propagated to all tests that
process testing. Users can also create their own
reference this object.
With HP QuickTest Professional you can provide local
system monitoring by testing system performance mea-
Several features are available in HP QuickTest
surements correlated to a business process, reporting
Professional to improve your use of the tool: main-
on thresholds exceeded, and analyzing and tracing
tenance run mode, an enhanced, enterprise-level
performance errors to their root cause.
integrated development environment (IDE), and check-
You can publish test scripts to HP Quality Center soft- point management. In addition, using Keyword Views,
ware, allowing other QA team members to reuse your Auto-documentation, and Active Screen features, you
test scripts and eliminating duplicate work. can create and modify test scripts without writing a
single line of code.
Maintenance run mode is designed for the production HP Business Process Testing reduces the overhead
phase where tests need to be maintained as the appli- for automated test maintenance and combines test
cation changes. This execution mode lets you run tests automation and documentation into a single effort.
and, instead of failing where an application has It lets subject-matter experts and business managers
changed, a pop-up wizard provides guidance on how measure the quality of application deliverables from
to change the test real-time, the reason for failure, and abstract business definitions defined within the HP
choices for how to address it. This feature reduces the Business Process Testing framework.
time required to analyze the test suite and identify edits
based on changes in the application.
HP QuickTest Professional provides the ability to
The IDE contains numerous productivity enhancements, customize reports with user-defined images and
including ease-of-use when reusing keywords within screen shots to facilitate reproducing errors. Client
the same test, and providing access to meta test data performance-related errors (e.g. memory leakage) can
such as test flow, actions, and test assets. Quick test also be included in the standard reports with the ability
panes are available to make test asset information to link directly from the report to the test script itself.
more visible and easier to access. Additional IDE Reports can also be exported to portable document
enhancements include capabilities around intellisense, format (PDF) and Microsoft Word documents.
dynamic surroundings, and auto-complete as well as
Key features and benefits
• Operates stand-alone or integrated with HP Business
Checkpoint Management allows you to utilize a single Process Testing and HP Quality Center
user interface to manage test checkpoints and output • Enables collaboration among workgroups with shared
objects, as well as to share object repositories between function libraries, robust object management, and
tests. You can also create your own bitmap com- flexible asset storage within HP Quality Center
parison algorithms and build them into HP QuickTest
• Features next-generation, “zero-configuration,” key-
Professional to be managed as a checkpoint.
word-driven testing technology—allowing for fast
HP Functional Testing test creation, easier maintenance, and more powerful
HP Functional Testing software combines HP QuickTest data-driving capability
Professional and all HP QuickTest Professional add-ins • Identifies objects with Unique Smart Object
into a single integrated solution. This combination allows Recognition, even if they change from build to
you to conduct automated functional testing across the build, for reliable and unattended script execution
industry’s broadest set of platforms and technologies.
• Manages multiple object repositories with ease to
Unified Functional Testing facilitate building automated frameworks and libraries
HP Unified Functional Testing brings together HP • Handles unforeseen application events with Recovery
QuickTest Professional, HP QuickTest Professional Manager, facilitating 24x7 testing to meet test
add-ins, and HP Service Test into a single package. project deadlines
This powerful combination of functional testing tools
• Reduces time to resolve defects by automatically
allows you to conduct automated testing for both
reproducing defects and identifying problems with
graphical user interface (GUI) -based applications and
the built-in test execution recorder
non GUI-based services.
• Collapses test documentation and test creation into
Combine automated and manual testing. a single step with Auto-documentation technology
You can leverage your investment in HP QuickTest
• Easily data drives any object definition, method, check-
Professional with HP Business Process Testing software,
point, and output value via the Integrated Data Table
which provides functional test case design for both
automated and manual testing. HP Business Process • Rapidly isolates and diagnoses defects with inte-
Testing enables non-technical subject-matter experts grated reports that can be exported into XML and
to become an integral part of the quality optimization hypertext markup language (HTML) formats
process. It automates the creation of test plans and • Provides Unicode support for multi-lingual
streamlines test maintenance for application change. application testing
• Enables manual and automated testing for GUI-
based applications and non GUI-based services