Has anyone here used QTP or any other automated tools for testing trading systems??
Because the system Im testing has alot of different dialogs appearing at any one time(alerts, trade popups, buy/sell RFQ popups, etc) How would an automated tool help?? I can only think of the very basic things I can use QTP for, such as timing the startup of the application, scripts to open all the menus to make sure they work).
It would seem writing manual scripts would be much more productive than using QTP??
hi, when you test a trading terminal where do you get the quotes from. What i mean to ask you is that a live terminal will get values from a ticker plant (values will change according to last traded price in the stock exchange) but how would you get values at the time of testing such system.
If you can stage a system that emulates a live exchange then you can also test it.
I use QTP to test trading systems, but it is entirely scripted and all checkpoints are coded, as opposed to use of built-in QTP checkpoint functionality. The trading system you describe is different than the one I test, but there are commonalities.
What enables testing of my applications are a few very basic simulator applications, which among other things, simulate market data inputs to the application. For a trading system that does certain things based on market conditions, you can simulate market conditions that trigger expected events. If your system places trades, use a simulator app to stand-in for the exchange where you can have trades filled, etc...