Test Lists in Test Studio

The test lists in Test Studio are a set of tests to be executed in a sequence. You can combine autonomous tests in dynamically generated list and each will be executed in a new browser instance. Or you can pack tests to run in predefined sequence - self-reliant or dependent on the previous tests in the list.

Test Studio provides two options for a test list - a static one, which contains a fixed, predetermined list of tests; and dynamic, which contains a list of tests that is dynamically generated upon execution, based on the properties set for the tests in project. This article describes in details the usage of the two kinds of test lists:

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Static Test Lists

In a static test list you can add web, responsive web, WPF, load tests or combination of these, manual and performance tests. There are three types of test lists to cover the different types of tests - automated, manual and performance. The type of test list is defined when creating the test list.

Choose Test List Type


The tests in a static test list will be executed in the order displayed, when adding them. You can rearrange the order of the tests by editing the test list.

Automated Type of Test List

The Automated test list type is the standard to execute one or more web, responsive web, load or WPF tests. When creating this type of list, you can only choose the listed kind of tests to include (the manual tests are greyed out).

Performance Type of Test List

The Performance test list type allows you to execute performance runs for one or more web tests. This type of list can include only web tests (the rest of the tests are greyed out). Next to each test added in the list, you have a Configure... button to apply the settings for the performance run.


Manual Type of Test List

The Manual type of list allows you to add only manual tests and execute them together (the rest of the tests are greyed out). Run the manual tests sequentially or toggle back and forth between them using the Previous and Next buttons at the bottom.

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Dynamic Test Lists


Check this blog on Telerik Blogs about Test Studio dynamic test lists.

The dynamic test list can be only automated type and as such, it can execute one or more web, responsive web, load or WPF tests, or a combination of these. When creating the dynamic test list there are a bunch of test properties, which you can use as criteria for filtering the tests from project - test name, test path and the, so called, user defined properties - Owner, Priority, Custom Property 1, 2, 3.

Test properties

These criteria can be used when defining the Rules, which tests to be included in the dynamic test list.

Define Rules which tests to be included in the dynamic list


Each time you trigger a dynamic list execution, Test Studio queries the project and executes the tests, that meet the criteria of the Rules. Thus, if there are new tests added after the test list creation, and these meet the criteria of the rules, they will be included in the test list upon execution.

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