1. Manage Your Test Data-Quality Center

Quality Center (HP ALM) test configuration functionality enables you to determine at runtime which data sets to use for your tests.

1.Unbind your data from your tests
2.Share common data sources across different tests 3.Filter your data to fit your testing needs 4.Increase requirements traceability

You store the data for your tests in the Quality Center Test Resources module in the form of data table resource files

You can then define multiple test configurations for a test in the Test Plan module

By using Quality Center test configurations, you can create more generic tests and reuse them by associating a different set of data with each. You can also reuse your data by associating the same data table file with multiple tests

2. Test Your GUI and UI-Less Application Functionality in One Test

  • Quick Test steps to start testing the GUI elements in your application,
  • Then call a Service Test to validate service communications (standard Web Services, non- SOAP Web Services, such as REST, etc.), and
  • Then step back into your Quick Test GUI testing, all in a single test run

3. New Enhanced Run Results Viewer

  • The new Run Results Viewer provides an Executive Summary page with summary data, pie charts and statistics for both the current and previous runs, a quick link to the previous run results, and more.

4. Help Quick Test Identify Your Objects as a Manual Tester Would – visual relation identifier

  • You can now use visual relation identifiers to identify application objects based on other objects that are always near them.
  • This enables you to create a more reliable identification definition for test objects that are otherwise difficult to differentiate, and to ensure that the identification remains reliable even if the user interface design change
  • The Visual Relation Identifier Dialog Box provides the interface and tools to help you create and verify your visual relation identifier definitions.

5. Collaborate with Developers to Pinpoint Defects Using Log Tracking

  • Quick Test’s new Log Tracking functionality helps you work with developers to pinpointthe root causes of unexpected behavior in your application.
  • When you enable log tracking, Quick Test receives the Java or .NET log framework messages from your application and embeds them in the run results.
  • You can click a log message in the results to jump to the relevant step in the run results tree, or you can click a step in the run results tree and view the log message that was generated at the time that the selected step ran. You can also specify that a log message of a particular level (or higher) will fail your test.

    6. Out-of-the-Box Support for Web 2.0 Toolkit Applications

  • Quick Test 11.00 provides Web Add-in Extensibility-based add-ins for ASP .NET Ajax, GWT, Yahoo UI, and Dojo Web 2.0 toolkits.
  • You can use these add-ins just as you would any other add-in. You can also use Web Add-in Extensibility or Extensibility Accelerator to customize the provided support to match your needs.

7. New Web Testing Capabilities

  • Firefox Testing. You can now record steps on Mozilla Firefox and use the .Object property to access the Firefox DOM.
  • XPath, CSS, Identifiers. You can add the XPath or CSS identifier properties to instruct Quick Test to identify a Web object in your application based on its XPath location or CSS definition.
  • Event Identifiers. You can also now use the attribute/* notation in the test object description to identify a Web-based object based on an event associated with that object. For example, you can add attribute/on Click as a property in a Web-Button test object description to identify a button that is associated with the on Click event.
  • Embed or Run JavaScripts in Your Web Pages. You can use the new EmbedScript/EmbedScriptFromFile and RunScript/RunScriptFromFile functions to embed JavaScripts in all loaded browser pages and frames or to run JavaScripts in specific pages

8. Automatically Parameterize Steps

  • You can instruct Quick Test to automatically parameterize the steps in your test’s actions at the end of a recording session.
  • Activate this option by selecting the Automatically parameterize steps option in the General tab of the Options dialog box. You can set the option to use Global Data Table Parameters or Test Parameters.
  • When you stop a recording session while this option is selected, Quick Test replaces the constant values in the test object operation arguments of your steps with either Data Table parameters or action parameters, based on your selection in the Options dialog box9. New Silverlight Add-in

• You can use the new Silverlight Add-in to test objects in Silverlight 2 and Silverlight 3 applications.

10. Extend WPF and Silverlight Support

• The WPF and Silverlight Add-in Extensibility SDK enables you to develop support for testing third-party and custom WPF and Silverlight controls that are not supported out- of-the-box by the relevant QuickTest add-ins.

11. Use Extensibility Accelerator for Web Add-in Extensibility Development

  • The new Extensibility Accelerator for Functional Testing is a Visual Studio-like IDE that facilitates the design, development, and deployment of Web Add-in Extensibility support.
  • It provides a user interface and special tools that help you define new test object classes, map those test object classes to the controls in your application, and teach Quick Test how to identify the controls, perform operations on the controls and retrieve their properties12. Easy Regular Expressions
  • The Smart Regular Expression list provides syntax hints that make it easier than ever to insert regular expressions into your test steps.
  • Enables you to access the Regular Expression Evaluator, which lets you test regular expressions to make sure they suit your needs13. Load Function Libraries at Run Time
  • The new LoadFunctionLibrary statement lets you load a function library when a step runs instead of at the beginning of a run session
  • You can define conditional steps that use functions from various function libraries, but load only the required function libraries during a run session.

14. Avoid Downtime Due to License Server Failures

• With redundant license servers you create failover, so that if your main license server fails, your remaining servers maintain availability of your licenses without causing any downtime or loss of licenses for users.

15. Improved Documentation Structure

• The HP Quick Test Professional User Guide and the HP Quick Test Professional for Business Process Testing User Guide are now organized into topic types: Concepts, Tasks, and References. Use each topic type to access specific information about a feature or product area.