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Mastering SoapUI

By : Pranai Nandan, Surendra Mohan
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Mastering SoapUI

By: Pranai Nandan, Surendra Mohan

Overview of this book

SoapUI is an open-source cross-platform testing application that provides complete test coverage and supports all the standard protocols and technologies. This book includes real-time examples of implementing SoapUI to achieve quality and business assurance. Starting with the features and functionalities of SoapUI, the book will then focus on functional testing, load testing, and security testing of web services. Furthermore, you will learn how to automate your services and then design data-driven, keyword-driven, and hybrid-driven frameworks in SoapUI. Then the book will show you how to test UIs and services using SoapUI with the help of Selenium. You will also learn how to integrate SoapUI with Jenkins for CI and SoapUI test with QC with backward- and forward-compatibility. The final part of the book will show you how to virtualize a service response in SoapUI using Service Mocking. You will finish the journey by discovering the best practices for SoapUI test automation and preparing yourself for the online certification of SoapUI.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Mastering SoapUI
About the Author
About the Reviewer
SoapUI Integration with Jenkins and HP QC


Mastering SoapUI as the name suggests is book which is all about Soap UI. The book provides the in-depth knowledge of functional, security, and performance testing on service-oriented architecture by using SoapUI. This book also explains you industry standard test automation framework based on SoapUI which are capable of invoking UI, database, and Web services. Through this book, readers would also come to know how we can leverage SoapUI for functional test automation and would learn to integrate SoapUI with tools like Jenkins, HP QC, and Selenium. We will also learn to create various reusable utilities for test automation. This book provides it readers with real time examples.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to SOA Testing, introduces you to the key features of SoapUI, and by the end of this chapter, the readers will be familiar with SOA and SOA Testing. They will have a basic understanding of functional, load, and security testing in SOA using SoapUI.

Chapter 2, Functional Testing in Detail, explains the readers how to functionally test a web service using SoapUI. By the end of the chapter, they will be able to test web services and service orchestration functionality and will also know how to use the features such as XPath, Assertions, HermesJMS.

Chapter 3, Performance Testing of SOA Applications in Detail, discusses about performance testing of SOA using SoapUI and various load patterns. In this chapter, we would also see the integration of SoapUI with LoadUI.

Chapter 4, Security Testing in Detail, In this chapter, we will learn to configure security tests and validate the results .We will see how to configure the test types and add additional test criteria for each scan type using SoapUI.

Chapter 5, Test Automation in SOA World, will discuss test automation in detail and teach to create test automation frameworks and reusable assets for your automation framework, and designing an automation framework.

Chapter 6, Multilayer Test Automation Using SoapUI and Selenium, will teach Multilayer testing, Integration of selenium and SoapUI, Locator Identification for UI, and Automating Multilayers together using SoapUI and Selenium.

Chapter 7, SoapUI Integration with Jenkins and HP QC, will discuss about DevOps and the way we can achieve it by integrating SoapUI with Jenkins. You will also learn to integrate SoapUI with test management tools such as QC.

Chapter 8, End-to-End Test Automation, will explain how to create end-to-end test automation frameworks by integrating different tools and utilities together. This will provide a real-time view of end-to-end automation.

Chapter 9, Service Mocking, will discuss how to create mock services and deploy them. We will also learn to implement different dispatch type of the service as per our business needs.

Chapter 10, Best Practices in SOA Test Automation, will teach you about the best practices and guidelines for SOA test automation.

Chapter 11, Crack the Certification, can be found at

What you need for this book

For this book, you would need the following software:

  • SoapUI [O.S] 4.0 and higher

  • Selenium Web driver Jars

  • Jenkins

  • JExcel Jar

  • LoadUI

  • Apache Ant 1.9.2

Who this book is for

The book is intended for test architects, SOA test specialists, automation testers, test managers, and software developers who have a good understanding of SOA, web services, Groovy Scripting, and the SoapUI tool.


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