Looking Back and Ahead at the Telerik Test Studio Webinar 870x220

The latest updates to Telerik Test Studio have arrived. We recap what's new and upcoming here, which we also recently discussed in our webinar (missed it? You can watch below).

Yet another year has passed and the Test Studio team spent it well, releasing some exciting features and anticipated fixes. We'll get into the details of the recent upgrades below, but the main highlights from 2015 are:

  • Test Studio UI Enhancements—Tabs, undockable and movable panels, Step Builder and Elements Explorer improvements
  • ItelliMap—Visual Element Mapper that lets you build your tests even without a test application
  • Test Studio Mobile
  • Complete Scheduling refactoring
    • Reliable and scalable test execution
    • Faster test execution
    • Easier way to setup from Test Studio
    • Hourly and Minutely recurring added
    • Results migration tool
  • TFS 2015 and Visual Studio 2015 compatibility
  • Used By and filtering for tests as steps
  • Support for Windows 10 (no Edge support yet)
  • Onboarding Help/Notifications

UI Enhancements

We started 2015 with major enhancements to the Test Studio user interface, greatly improving user productivity and the overall user experience. Tabs and undockable and movable panels were introduced, giving the ability to open more than one test at the same time and to re-arrange the whole UI as desired. Several pre-defined user interface configurations were provided to choose from, and of course an option to save one custom preset.

Step Builder inside Test Studio now holds all the steps that can be added from the recorder—actions, verifications, as well as all the common steps like coded, wait, navigate etc. This gives the flexibility to efficiently craft tests directly from Test Studio, without the need of the Recorder.


With the latest trends in software development shifting toward the use of different kinds of agile methodologies, it becomes really hard for QA to stay on top of testing and automation in a sprint or a cycle of two weeks. Often there are only two or three days for testing at the end of the sprint, which are not enough for automating and manual testing. This is the problem that IntelliMap solves.

Now, in the early stages of development when there is only a mockup or some kind of specification, you can start crafting your tests. One can create elements which don’t have any find logic, without even having a live test application. With these elements and the enhanced Step Builder, you develop your tests according to the specification. Then when the test application or feature is ready, we give you an easy way to map the empty elements to the real ones and to fill them with real find logic.

It turns out that one can create their tests before having a test application. Once it is in place, after only few minutes of element mapping, the tests are up and running. Nice!

Test Studio Mobile

Now with Test Studio you can test your iOS and Android native applications. Connect as many devices as you need via USB or Wi-Fi, and easily instrument your app and start recording tests in the familiar Test Studio style. Put the tests in a Test List and execute them. Now you have mobile automation as well. As easy as it sounds! Additionally our Mobile runner can be integrated in any CI environments.

If Record/Playback is not enough for you, then you can include some coded steps and start using our Mobile framework in combination with the .NET framework.


We felt like we needed to take care of one of our best features—the Scheduling. That’s why we completely re-wrote it and made it better. I definitely recommend you use the new Scheduling, as it gives you convenient way to run your tests exactly when needed, on one or more environments, in parallel or distributed. For more information take a look at this blog post.

Onboarding Help/Notifications

A completely new system for Test Studio that provides help tips, as well as notifications about new features, blog posts and other information of interest. The help tips appear only upon exact user action, so the help comes at the right time.


2016 Roadmap

New coding experience in Test Studio—New code editor with better Intellisense functionality, Output Panel for compilation and syntax errors, ability to add standalone code files to be used as helper classes. The code editor will no longer be part of the test explorer. It will open in a separate tab that can be undocked, moved and resized, according to the user preferences.

Test Studio Mobile—Mobile web and hybrid apps support.

Telerik API testing—We will complete our offering with an API testing tool. It will incorporate powerful functionality, a simple and easy-to-use user interface and many productivity boosting features.

Web-based Results and Reporting—The plan is to have brand new shiny Results and Reports that can be easily viewed by all the project stakeholders.

If you feel like we are missing something, or we can do it better, please send us feedback on our Feedback Portal.

If you missed the original webinar or just want to see it again, you can watch it right here.

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About the Author

Iliyan Panchev

Iliyan is a Product Manager for Telerik Testing Solutions, including Test Studio and Mobile Testing. Ten years ago he started as a game tester, because he loves video games, and eventually he realized that breaking software is fun. He believes that a good Quality Assurance Engineer should be involved in all phases of the software development process.

Now as a Product Manager Iliyan has a new mission—to unburden the QA engineer from the test automation problems and to make the tester's workday a more pleasant one.

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