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Red7 Automating UAT Web Testing

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Automated User Acceptance Testing for Non-Programmers

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Red7 Automating UAT Web Testing

  1. 1. 1 Red7 :|: software developmentAUTOMATING UATWEB TESTINGAutomated User Acceptance Testingfor Non-ProgrammersrobertGrupe, CISSP, CSSLP, PE, PMPtags :|: web testing, User Acceptance Testing, UAT, quality assurance, QA, productmanagement, selenium © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.
  2. 2. Red7 :|: software developmentUAT Challenges• Regression testing • Retesting of previous functionality to ensure new functionality has not introduced new, unintended issues • Becomes increasingly time consuming and costly as your product evolves• Most enterprise IT automated test tools are built around automating Microsoft Internet Explorer • Difficulties for non-IT skilled staff • Available methods • Programming in VBA (through Excel or other Office app) • Software testing frameworks • Programs used by IT Testers to design, manage, and run their tests • Requires • Knowledge of how to program Internet Explorer • Knowledge of HTML and Document Object elements • Knowledge of programming languages (VBA, Java, etc.) © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.
  3. 3. Red7 :|: software developmentManual vs. Automation Considerations• Manual • A’s • Don’t need much prep time – can just look at requirements and begin testing • Person can easily adapt to frequent changes • D’s • Business users don’t like to develop the level of details that are required for good tests • Knowledge retention • if manual scripts not detailed enough, not easy just to rerun the same test months later• Automation Strengths • A’s • Speed of script execution faster than human (reduce time and/or staffing) • Repeated, no variation • Tester doesn’t need to be a SME because testing objectives are defined in the script • Great for reproducing issues and verifying bug fixes • D’s • Time required to design & development scripts • Testing tool knowledgeable person required to initiate testing, monitor progress, and provide corrections any required corrections. © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.
  4. 4. Red7 :|: software developmentSolution: Solenium IDE plug-in• A’s • Free ($0) software download for web browser add-on • Provides easy Record & Replay of user actions • Can check for text and elements on screen • Available for Windows, Mac, Linux • Simple branching and looping available as a further add-on • Cases can be exported to Java, C#, Python, Perl, PHP, Ruby • VBA @ https://code.google.com/p/selenium-vba/• D’s • Only works with Mozilla Firefox • Visual appearance differences between IE and Firefox HTML engines • Not usually an issue for functional testing © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.
  5. 5. Red7 :|: software developmentDemo © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.
  6. 6. Red7 :|: software developmentAutomation Steps• Identify requirements and validation testing criteria • Test Requirements from: Product Requirements, Product User Stories, Expected Design Elements• Outline Test Case • Word or Excel sequence of steps • Identify any required data (logons, entered values, text or screen elements that will need to be validated, etc.)• Create the Test Case draft • If there is a current version of the application that can be used, Record an application walk though • Verify and fix test case draft as needed (remove accidents, add element validations, etc.) • OR Write in HTML (‘Selanese’ instructions)• After software released, run test & fix any script errors © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.
  7. 7. Red7 :|: software developmentCost• If you can download and use Firefox add-ons on your business computer • Free ($0)• If you IT department won’t allow you to install Firefox add- ons… • ~ $25/month/tester for Hosted Virtual Desktop, • http://virtualdesktoponline.com/hosted-desktop/ , others © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. Red7 :|: software developmentRecommendation• Quick Start Now: Record Your Testing Sessions • How • Anytime you begin a test, simply click the record button. • Then when you are done, save the results. • Why • Verify useful in reviewing with others, if a suspected issue is discovered • Script can be replayed to show others what you did and what happened • Speeds retesting to verify issue resolution • Can be used for regression test draft for the next release. • Scenarios can be used in step-through mode for sales and training demonstrations © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.
  9. 9. Red7 :|: software developmentFinis• This Presentation & Further Resources • www.red7managementsolutions.com• Questions, suggestions, & requests • Robert Grupe, CISSP, CSSLP, PE, PMP • robert.grupe@red7managementsolutions.com • +1.636.236.8434 © Copyright 2013-04 Robert Grupe. All rights reserved.

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