Functional Testing Industry Wisdom Interview Q&A

I’m stuck! How to move forward in Software Testing career?

Recently our article “Manual Testing Is NOT Dead, But Manual Testers Are!” got major traction on social channels and triggered a debate in the Testing community. Some say “I have been doing Manual Testing since a decade now, and I am alive” while others approve of the title. Whatever be the debate (or discussion), Manual testers are finding it really tough to cut through the current jobs market. Want a proof? Try an experiment by analyzing the humongous response to a job opportunity posted for Manual Testers with 3-8 years of experience. How to move forward in Software Testing career?

Selenium Webdriver Tutorials Testing Tools

The Automation Galaxy of Selenium Webdriver tools

Selenium WebDriver makes direct calls to the browser using each browser’s native support for automation. It support multiple browsers, operating systems and programming languages. What’s more? It’s FREE, ‘Open Source’ as we call it! Why do you think it’s so popular? 😉 Though Selenium Webdriver is at the epicenter of automated software testing, it is supported by different tools to make Automation Testing easy, effective & efficient – The Automation Galaxy of Selenium Webdriver tools!

Interview Q&A Selenium Tutorial for Beginners

Selenium Automation Interview questions | Java algorithms 11-15

Though Selenium doesn’t require extensive Java knowledge but still there is a set of basic Java programs that you should be able to write on-the-spot. Continuing on our Java interview series for Selenium Automation, this article covers five of the common Java programs frequently asked in the basic technical interview. The questions are easy, but don’t forget to mark these java-program in your to do list before attending any entry-level technical interview for Selenium automation testing.

Interview Questions & Answers

Software Testing Interview Questions & Answers | 101 – 110

There is no such statement as ‘I am now prepared for the interview‘. When facing a Testing interview no matter how many interview questions and answers you have gone through – there is always more to read Continuing on our Interview questions series, let’s see some more interesting FAQs related to Domain, Software requirements, Agile Kanban, Career in Testing, SMAC Testing, Automation and Selenium Webdriver.

Industry Wisdom

No Test Automation experience | Will industry accept me?

I have a strong functional test experience but no automation. I ‘know’ automation testing but don’t have the project experience. I am a Test lead but didn’t write any automation scripts. Analytical & logical but never did project coding. Found in-numerous bugs but didn’t prepare automation reports. Managed a big team but didn’t learn performance testing. Documented every report but didn’t produce framework guides. Enjoyed exploratory tests but didn’t script pre-defined test cases. Helped BAs and even developers (in debugging) but never developed automation framework. Understood domain & application flows but didn’t write code. Open to learning but no opportunity. Self-learned programming & tools, but didn’t get practical project experience. Passionate about Software testing but now it’s Software Developer in Test.

Automation Testing Basics Industry Wisdom Test Planning & Management Testing Tools

Automation is NOT a cure-all | Limitations of Automation Testing

In an agile business, automation is becoming an essential process. Companies are now taking advantage of automation testing tools to increase their efficiency and productivity. Automation is frequently evangelized as the cure-all of software quality woes. Some of the benefits that accrue from automated tests include test reusability, repeatability and coverage besides the savings on effort, time and cost it takes for execution (compared to manual testing). However it’s NOT the answer for everything. Test automation, while being able to improve numerous aspects of software development, has limitations that developers and quality assurance teams should be aware of from the start. Understanding these limitations of automation testing will help us devise an efficient & effective automation strategy.

Selenium Webdriver Tutorials

Download a file with Selenium Webdriver using Firefox Profile

While scripting you might encounter a scenario which requires the automation script to download a file with Selenium Webdriver (say MS Excel, MS Word, Zip file, PDF, CSV, Text file) from web application. What happens when you click on ‘Download’? Yeah! A pop-up window is displayed asking user to either open, save or ‘save as’ the file. If you have noticed, this is NOT a browser HTML pop-up but Windows OS pop-up. And Selenium Webdriver is a ‘Web Browser’ automation tool, i.e. it works only in the browser. We cannot access operating system’s native windows with Selenium Webdriver. Ooops! A blocker! Does this mean we cannot automate the File download scenario? Nah! It simply means we need to find a workaround 😉 In this article let’s explore how to download a file with Selenium Webdriver using Firefox Profile.

Automation Testing Basics Industry Wisdom Test Planning & Management

14 Automation Testing Myths, Debunked | Facts and the Fiction

Automation testing is a concept that is heavily marketed today. There has been a real convergence of tools and approaches in automation in recent years. It’s increasingly considered as integral to project delivery, rather than something that exists to cover business-as-usual regression testing after project completion. Faster releases, increased test coverage, frequent test execution, faster feedback to development team, just to name a few are being counted as some of the Test automation benefits. Automation is being portrayed as the silver-bullet in testing technology. But everything is not so ideal. Not every organization (or client) is reaping the actual benefits of Test automation. Certain Automation testing myths must be addressed in order to correctly apply it in the most effective & efficient manner. In this article we shall examine some of the most common automation testing myths and how these prevent organizations from succeeding in Test automation.

Selenium Webdriver Tutorials

Double click event in Selenium Webdriver using Actions class

In earlier post, we learnt how to replicate (or automate) keyboard and mouse actions in Selenium Webdriver. Selenium Webdriver provides an Advanced User Interaction API (including Actions class) which facilitate user actions to be performed in an application, i.e. users can use this API to simulate keyboard and mouse actions in Selenium Webdriver. In this tutorial we will see how to simulate Double click event in Selenium Webdriver using Actions class.

Selenium Webdriver Tutorials

Introduction to XPath | Selenium XPath Examples

If you are somewhat familiar with Selenium automation, you would know the importance of XPath. For those who are just starting with Selenium – XPath is one of the most popular element locator technique in Selenium along with CSS selector, i.e. mastering XPath or CSS is essential for the Selenium test automation. Yeah! You can extract the XPaths from Firepath-like tools but these cannot be used directly for dynamic web elements. And we think getting the basics is a must >> Tools can be used afterwards. This article is an introduction to XPath along with some XPath examples.

Web page uses HTML Document Object Model. XPath is used to navigate & locate elements in an XML. So how are XPath examples relevant for a web page?

Selenium Webdriver Tutorials

How to handle frames in Selenium Webdriver

Occasionally you will encounter the below error when trying to locate an element. One of the reason might be that the element is present within a frame. And when writing a test against them, you can easily get tripped if you’re not paying attention. You cannot directly identify an element present in an iFrame. First we have to switch to the frame and then we can identify the elements present using normal Selenium locators. In this article let’s see how to handle frames in Selenium Webdriver.


Exception in thread “main” org.openqa.selenium.NoSuchElementException: no such element: Unable to locate element: {“method”:”id”,”selector”:”tinymce”}

Selenium Tutorial for Beginners

How to verify tooltip text with selenium Webdriver using Java

Continuing on our Selenium Beginner’s series, let’s see how to verify Tooltip text with Selenium Webdriver using Java.

The tooltip or info tip or a hint is a common graphical user interface element. It is used in conjunction with a cursor, usually a pointer. The user hovers the pointer over an item, without clicking it, and a tooltip may appear—a small “hover box” with information about the item being hovered over. For this article, we will look into two different type of Tool-tip – simple HTML and JQuery.

How to check a Radio button with Selenium WebDriver
Selenium Tutorial for Beginners

How to Check a Radio button with Selenium WebDriver

Continuing on our Selenium Beginner’s series, let’s see How to Check a Radio button with Selenium WebDriver using Java. Hope you have already gone through the previous tutorials…

#4. Common Page elements & User actions to automate
#5. How to enter value in ‘Textbox’ using Selenium WebDriver
#6. How to click a Button in Selenium WebDriver using Java
#7. How to Mouse Hover an element in Selenium WebDriver
#8. How to Select value from Drop down list in Selenium WebDriver

Here we will try to check a radio button – the ‘Gender’ options on login page.