Capture/Playback testing tool (Record and Playback tools) is a software testing tool that allows users to record interactions with the application under test( AUT ) and then automatically play back those interactions to test the application’s functionality. These tools are useful for automating repetitive testing tasks and ensuring the application behaves as expected.
Capture/Playback Testing Tool
The tool operates in two modes:
In the capture(record) mode, it records all the information past that point. This recording creates a script. The script is an executable test case that tests the application.
During playback, the recorded script is played back. Identifies changes between application test builds. It then reports the test as pass or fail.
The general workflow for record and playback tools is as follows:
- Setup Test Environment
- Set Recording options
- Start Recording
- Create Test Script
- Perform User actions
- End Recording
- Save Test Script
- Reset Environment
- Set Playback options
- Playback Script
- View and analyze Results
Some popular capture and playback testing tools are as follows:
- Selenium IDE
- Katalon Studio
- Unified Functional Testing(UFT)