TestModeller.io - Perfecto

This section walks you through integrating Perfecto with model-based test automation for open source automation frameworks with tests created using Test Modeller by Curiosity Software.

A sample project, used throughout this tutorial, is available in GitHub.

You can also use an existing automation framework with Test Modeller, as discussed in Step-by-step instructions

A demonstration of Test Modeller for Perfecto covered in this tutorial.

1. How it works

TestModeller.io is a browser-based solution that enables users to:

  • Model a system under test as BPMN-style flowcharts.
  • Automatically generate test cases from the model, optimising testing for time and risk.
  • Define test data at the model-level and generate data at the same time as test cases.
  • Define test automation, automatically executing tests generated in The VIP Test Modeller.
  • Analyse test results and manage existing artefacts, with visual dashboards and a file management system that introduces traceability between test assets.

This quick start guide provides an overview for new users to get started with creating automation for an automation framework using perfecto to execute tests to quickly start creating models and associated automation.

TestModeller.io a modelling tool which creates the perfect set of tests into a wide array of test case management systems, and automation frameworks. Along with overlaying the right test data to support your testing.

This section is by no means comprehensive and intended as a quick start guide. If you wish to learn more about modelling we recommend you review our knowledge base along with our video tutorials for a comprehensive guide to creating models and test automation.

The goal is to equip the reader with the working knowledge needed to get started with creating test automation to test their own systems and integrate into their own automation frameworks. With TestModeller.io, this means automatically generating complete automated test suites from models that are quick to build and easy to maintain.

2. Prerequisites

Install Prerequisites

Here we'll be installing all the prerequisites you need to get started with test automation in perfecto through TestModeller.io.

Make sure you have the following available:

  1. An automation framework using Perfecto. You can use our sample framework if you do not already have an automation framework for consumption.
  2. An active Test Modeller license. You can sign up for a free trial at TestModeller.io.
3. Configuration

Configure Test Modeller

All code created using TestModeller.io uses code templates which define the structure and type of code to be created. Test Modeller provides support for numerous open source frameworks out-the-box made available on the Curiosity Software GitHub page.

The sample framework provides pre-configured code templates within the ‘Code Template’ directory. To import these into Test Modeller follow these steps or watch the video below.

  1. Login to Test Modeller and go to the 'workspace' and then the 'configuration' tab

  2. Select code templates from the configuration view.

  3. Upload both the page object and test case code templates by selecting the ‘Import’ button next to the code template header.

  4. Register a new automaton framework using the code templates. You will need to select the code template and test case templates which have previously been uploaded.

  5. Create a new project within Test Modeller which will be used as a workspace for our page objects and models created for consumption by the automation framework.

    • To do this go to ‘Project & Releases’. Select to create a new project and enter a suitable name for the project.

    • In the wizard select the automation framework you just created to bind to create the project. This tells Test Modeller to use this specific framework for generations (although it can be overridden at any time).

Note: This is using the sample framework and configuration provided by Test Modeller. You may have your own automation framework which you wish to utilise. This can be integrated into Test Modeller by configuring your own code templates. A video tutorial is available here.

4. Perfecto Connection

Provide Perfecto connection details

Within the sample framework, you need to specify your Perfecto API endpoint and the access token to connect to your Perfecto instance. In the sample framework, this is configured in the following class:


You can specify the API key and token here, along with the device capabilities of the device within the Perfecto instance against which you wish to execute the tests.

5. Next Steps...

Continue Test Modeller Tutorials

Now your framework is configured with Test Modeller. You can continue the tutorial by following any of our other automation tutorials.

We reccomend Java Selenium as a great way to get started quickly.