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Web UI Testing

Web UI Testing With Parasoft SOAtest

Protect Your Brand & Validate Your Customer's User Experience

Parasoft SOAtest supports integration testing for web applications by capturing user interactions directly in the browser without requiring any scripting. Easily manage web UI tests with simple click-actions to modify the test, and connect API and database tests with the UI test to design even the most complex test flow logic without any scripting.

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How Does It Work?

Parasoft SOAtest provides integration testing for web applications from the user interface layer within the browser. To build a test scenario, users exercise the web UI in a browser and SOAtest records the user-level actions. Those actions can be associated with keywords for keyword-driven testing and then users can modify or augment the test scenario before playing it back in multiple browsers across multiple operating systems. Playback verifies that each scenario behaves correctly as the web application changes, regardless of platform.

Web UI testing in SOAtest means that you have an arsenal of tools at your disposal.

Users can enhance test scenarios by integrating them with other facets of the web application or test environment. For instance, a test scenario could query a database for login credentials to populate a login form. Users can leverage web services such as SOAP or REST to populate a test environment or reset data to the expected state when the web testing scenario begins. Test scenarios can integrate with built-in JSON and XML tools that can validate responses or extract data for use elsewhere in the scenario.

Web testing scenarios can then be reused for load and performance testing. By leveraging the work already done to create functional test scenarios, it’s easy to perform load testing within a single user experience. To make it even easier, SOAtest identifies data that changes for each user or each run and automatically configures the performance tests to update this changing data wherever possible.


With effective record and playback technology, SOAtest makes it easy to create reusable, automated web UI tests that are:

  • Simple to maintain when elements change
  • Quick to update when data changes
  • Efficient to execute by automatically handling multiple browser details and application timing
  • Intuitive to understand with a visual mechanism to render the UI and any validations or assertions you’ve created.

Parasoft SOAtest provides a fast and reliable method to set up, tear down, check, or confirm the state of a web application under test. SOAtest is the only solution on the market that enables users to interweave web, API, database, ESB, and microservice tests together into a single scenario. Without this ability, users are required to make these checks manually during testing, piece together this functionality with other tools and scripts, try to do similar setup through the browser (which is slower and less reliable), or forgo this functionality completely.

SOAtest visually renders each webpage (including the CSS), right in your desktop, so you can see exactly what each page looked like before and after each button was pressed. In this view, you can scroll along your page and choose which items you want to interact with, and by simply right clicking on the element, SOAtest can build the necessary locator under the hood by identifying text, DOM, native, or custom objects. This makes it easier to create stable element locators and assertions by simply using the page.

SOAtest’s web tests can be seamlessly converted into load and performance tests.  The engine looks for any dynamic correlation information (sessions, cookies, etc)  and automatically builds the necessary connections in your test. These tests can then be run under load by modifying control parameters such as transactions per second or virtual users.

Benefit From the Parasoft Approach

Validate the Complete User Experience With Omni-Channel Testing

The web interface represents only one interface for today’s application. To truly validate the customer experience, you cannot just test web interface, you have to consider the other human and non-human interfaces to your application. With Parasoft SOAtest, you can inject API, microservice, and database tests into your UI tests for omni-channel testing. These different types of tests can then communicate with each other, passing data and other information for an efficient testing experience. Without this, users have to rely on multiple technologies stitched together with scripts using complex and brittle solutions. With Parasoft, you can create complete tests that span the whole user experience, end-to-end.

Leverage Automated Test Flow Logic to Build Flexible Web Test Scenarios

While web testing, you might not always want to start your execution at the beginning and stop at the end -- you might need to wait for a loading button to finish or click on a button only if another button is visible. This decision-making requires your test to think and evaluate the current state of things before it makes decisions on how to proceed. SOAtest can perform complex actions such as decision making, polling, and value evaluation during the course of test execution, all without scripting.

Build Rich and Meaningful UI Tests (Even Novice Testers)

With SOAtest, no scripting is required. Web functional tests are created by recording actions on the web application in the browser and configuration is completed entirely in the SOAtest user interface, so users don’t have to learn a scripting language to create and modify tests manually by hand.