Python Test Automation with Robot Framework


Course Number: PYTH-132

Duration: 5 days (32.5 hours)

Format: Live, hands-on

Python Test Automation with Robot Framework Overview

This Python Test Automation with Robot Framework training course leads students from the basics of test automation to more advanced features such as building a custom Test Automation Framework, setting up Test Data, and utilizing best practices for creating efficient, robust, and easy-to-maintain automated scripts. Extra emphasis is placed on using Python to create new Robot Keywords (Python functions) to extend Robot Libraries, and to create self-documenting Robot test cases that are easy-to-read and valuable to every member of the Project team.

Location and Pricing

This course is taught as a private, live online class for teams of 3 or more. All our courses are hands-on, instructor-led, and tailored to fit your group’s goals and needs. Most Accelebrate classes can be flexibly scheduled for your group, including delivery in half-day segments across a week or set of weeks. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for online corporate training, please contact us.

In addition, some Programming courses are available as live, online classes for individuals.

Objectives

  • Master the fundamentals of Test Automation
  • Build a Test Framework from scratch
  • Use Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)-style scripts to improve Scrum team collaboration
  • Extend Robot Framework by using custom Python functions.
  • Create easy-to-read test scripts
  • Create robust Automated test scripts that are easy to maintain.
  • Create API Tests with Python in the Robot Framework

Prerequisites

Students should already understand general testing concepts and have basic proficiency with at least one other programming language. Experience writing Automated Scripts (in any test framework) is desirable.  

Outline

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Robot Framework Fundamentals
  • Install & Setup Robot Framework 
  • The Settings Section of a Robot file
    • Importing Resources
    • Importing Existing Python Libraries (e.g., the Selenium Library)
    • Suite Setup & Suite Tear Down
    • Test Setup & Test Tear Down
  • Creating a Variables section in a Robot file
  • Creating a Keywords section in a Robot file
  • Basics of Robot Syntax
    • Using Existing Robot Keywords
    • Importing Python Libraries
  • Creating a Test Cases section in a Robot file
    • Test Cases naming convention
    • Documenting Test Cases with Documentation attribute
    • Tags attribute
    • Writing a simple Robot Test
  • Executing a Robot Test
    • Using the terminal execute tests
  • Analyzing Results 
    • Viewing the log file
    • Finding Root Cause of Test Script Failures
    • How to read and explain the Report File to your Project team
Locators / Finding Elements in a Web Application
  • Setting up a Locator file
  • How to find locators using Developer Console and XPath Helper
  • Using id’s or CSS to find elements
  • When and how to use XPath Axes for Locators
  • Dealing with elements that have the same attributes
Page Object Model Pattern
  • What is the Page Object Model?
  • What are the benefits of the Page Object Model?
  • How to benefit from Utilities Library when using Page Object Model
Behavior-Driven Development
  • What is BDD?
  • What are the benefits of BDD?
  • How to create easy-to-read test cases
  • How to align BDD test cases with Agile team
  • Converting BDD style tests to Automation “stubs”
Designing a Test Automation Framework
  • What are the components of a Test Automation Framework?
  • What are the factors that make a robust Test Automation Framework?
  • How to benefit from using Robot Framework extensibility when customizing your framework
  • Be a “Subject Matter Expert” of the application before building your framework
Building a Test Automation Framework
  • Working with Keywords from existing libraries
  • Creating your project’s Utilities library
  • Extending Robot with custom Keywords
  • Creating Page Object files
  • Creating organized Test Case files
  • Generating Test Data
Enhancing Test Automation with Best Practices
  • Creating Test Automation Scripts that are adaptable for many test cases
  • Enhancing your project’s utilities library
  • Reducing the amount of locators you have with “polymorphic” locators
  • Making scripts more robust with proper waits
  • Using Keyword Args for Python Functions
  • When to use Exception Handling
  • Generating Robot Docs to help with Documentation
API Testing Fundamentals
  • What is API Test Automation?
  • What are the benefits of API Test Automation?
  • When should I use API Test Automation vs. UI Automation?
API Test Automation
  • Setting up a simple API Test in Robot Framework
  • Creating an API Test Suite
  • Using API Tests to generate Test Data

Training Materials:

All Python Test Automation with Robot Framework training students will receive comprehensive courseware.

Software Requirements:

  • Python 3.5 or later on macOS, Windows, or Linux


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