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Using Telerik Test Studio to perform automated application testing

Telerik Test Studio provides developers and testers with tools for creating and executing automated app testing and quality assurance tasks on various mobile and web platforms.

Telerik Test Studio is a tool for software developers that runs automated application tests in quality assurance efforts. Telerik Test Studio, developed by parent company Progress Software Corp., allows users to create automated assessments of various functionality aspects of a developed mobile or web application, instead of carrying out each test manually. The platform can be installed and run on Windows-based machines.

What is Telerik Test Studio used for?

Users can use the platform to plan and execute automated functionality tests on mobile apps developed for Android and iOS devices, and on web applications that execute on Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. It supports applications developed with AJAX, HTML5, JavaScript, Model View Controller, Hypertext Processor, Ruby, Silverlight, React and Windows Presentation Foundation web technologies. Telerik Test Studio also offers a manual app testing mode for situations which require more careful, hands-on work. The program lets developers execute performance testing as well as load and mobile testing.

Telerik Test Studio also offers integration with application lifecycle management software, such as HP Quality Center by Hewlett Packard Enterprise, and with other app testing tools such as Jenkins and Microsoft Test Manager.

How does Telerik Test Studio support automated application testing?

The platform offers a graphical interface, making it easier for developers to interact with developed applications. Testers can either create tests using record/play-back functionality or the Telerik Test Studio API. To record a new test, users open a new project and upload the code of their completed app. Once the mobile app is loaded into the platform, users can then run it and interact with it on screen and begin establishing testing protocols. For web apps, users simply need to input the URL and hit Enter to call it up in the platform.

Once the application is running on the platform, users then hit the Record button to establish and keep track of what processes Telerik Test Studio will be testing. All actions that the user takes after pressing Record are automatically tracked by the platform and become part of the current (and any future) testing procedure, including any text or data entries. The application testing process is interactive. Users can select specific elements of the app they want tested and can establish more in-depth testing protocols for the platform -- such as verifications -- all by a click of a mouse. Telerik Test Studio even features "quick step" options for establishing quick verifications on commonly used tasks within the app.

Once all steps in the test automation process are complete, the recording can be stopped by closing the task window within the platform. When the project is saved, users can then schedule and execute the protocols laid out in the recording process. This saved test can be used to automatically check app functionality and performance on different operating systems and web browsers without the need to recreate the protocols for each. Telerik Test Studio also features a quick function tool that lets users incorporate finished tests into new tests to ensure continuity and consistency.

Who benefits most from the use of Telerik Test Studio?

The platform is designed to help organizations developing one or more complex mobile or web applications and ensuring their readiness for launch. Its range of functionality, load and performance testing tools make it a good fit for development, testing and quality assurance individuals or teams.

How is the Telerik Test Studio licensed and priced?

The platform is available as on-premises software in one of three editions: Test Studio Load ($79 per month or a one-time fee of $999); Test Studio Web and Desktop ($169 per month or a one-time fee of $2,499); and Test Studio Ultimate ($239 per month or a one-time fee of $3,499). A free 30-day trial of the platform is also available.

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This was last published in December 2015

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