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Take Your Python Test Automation To The Next Level

This tutorial will make web UI testing easy. We will build a simple yet robust web UI test solution using Python, pytest, and Selenium WebDriver. We will learn strategies for good test design as well as patterns for good automation code. By the end of the tutorial, you’ll be a web test automation champ! Your Python test project can be the foundation for your own test cases, too.

📍 If you are looking for a single Python Package for Android, iOS and Web Testing – there is also an easy open source solution provided by TestProject. With a single executable, zero configurations, and familiar Selenium APIs, you can develop and execute robust Python tests and get automatic HTML test reports as a bonus! All you need is: pip install testproject-python-sdk. Simply follow this Github link to learn more about it, or read through this great tutorial to get started.

Tutorial Chapters

  1. Web UI Testing Made Easy with Python, Pytest and Selenium WebDriver (Overview)
  2. Set Your Test Automation Goals (Chapter 1)
  3. Create A Python Test Automation Project Using Pytest (Chapter 2)
  4. Installing Selenium WebDriver Using Python and Chrome (Chapter 3)
  5. Write Your First Web Test Using Selenium WebDriver, Python and Chrome (Chapter 4)
  6. Develop Page Object Selenium Tests Using Python (Chapter 5)
  7. How to Read Config Files in Python Selenium Tests (Chapter 6)
  8. You’re here → Take Your Python Test Automation To The Next Level (Chapter 7)

Despite being small and basic, the test project we built during this tutorial shows good practices for web UI testing with Python. There are several ways to extend it and improve it. These final chapters will share a few ways to take it to the next level:

  1. Create Pytest HTML Test Reports (Chapter 7.1)
  2. Parallel Test Execution with Pytest (Chapter 7.2)
  3. Scale Your Test Automation using Selenium Grid and Remote WebDrivers (Chapter 7.3)
  4. Test Automation for Mobile Apps using Appium and Python (Chapter 7.4)
  5. Create Behavior-Driven Python Tests using Pytest-BDD (Chapter 7.5)


The End

Thanks for taking this tutorial! I hope you learned a lot, and I can’t wait to see what you do with Python web UI testing  😉 

About the author


Andy Knight is the “Automation Panda” – an engineer, consultant, and international speaker who loves all things software. He specializes in building robust test automation systems from the ground up. Read his tech blog at AutomationPanda.com, and follow him on Twitter at @AutomationPanda.

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