How to Write Test Cases for Registration Page

How to Write Test Cases for Registration Page?

A registration page of any website consists of multiple fields, such as username, password, email address, first and last name, and a few more to allow users to sign up. Writing test cases for the registration page includes checking the functions of all these input fields with positive and negative values.

Let’s see how you can design, develop, and execute the test cases to validate the registration page of your website.

Possible List of Functional & Non-Functional Test Cases for A Registration Page

Any registration page has several functional and non-functional features that need to be tested. Below are the functional & non-functional test cases for a registration page for you to consider. This list comprises a variety of test scenarios for the registration page, including both positive and negative cases, various security test cases, and UI test cases.

Functional Test Cases

  • Verify that all mandatory fields are marked as such and cannot be left blank.
  • Validate that the registration form accepts valid and unique email addresses.
  • Test if the password field contains a requirement for minimum input length.
  • Check that the “Confirm Password” field matches the password entered.
  • Test if the registration form displays the right error messages for invalid or wrong inputs.
  • Verify that the registration form clears all fields after a successful registration.
  • Test if the registration process allows users to enter special characters in fields where applicable.
  • Validate that the form prevents registration with an already registered email address.
  • Test if the registration page has proper validation for optional fields.
  • Verify that a user receives a confirmation email upon the completion of a successful registration session.
  • Test if the registration form supports different input formats, such as uppercase, lowercase, and mixed case.
  • Validate if the registration form handles leading and trailing spaces appropriately.
  • Test if the registration page has a “Terms and Conditions” checkbox that is marked as a mandatory field.
  • Test if the registration page has proper validation for business phone number formats.
  • Validate that the registration process has appropriate CAPTCHA to prevent spam registrations.
  • Test if the registration form has a “Reset” or “Clear” button that clears all entered data.
  • Test if the registration process includes encryption of sensitive user information.

Non-Functional Test Cases

Performance Testing

  • Test the response time of the registration page under normal load conditions.
  • Validate the registration page’s performance under high traffic.
  • Test the scalability of the page by gradually increasing the number of concurrent users.
  • Measure the page load time to check if it meets acceptable performance criteria.

Usability Testing

  • Test the user-friendliness of the registration page by assessing the clarity and readability of instructions displayed on the page.
  • Validate the registration form for its intuitiveness and ease of navigation.
  • Test the consistency of the page design and layout.
  • Verify if the error messages are clear with the right information.
  • Test the accessibility of the registration page for users with special needs, adhering to accessibility guidelines.

Security Testing

  • Test if the registration page securely handles sensitive user data, such as passwords and personal information.
  • Validate that the page uses encryption (e.g., HTTPS) to protect user information.
  • Test for potential vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection and cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks.
  • Verify if the page has mechanisms to prevent or detect brute-force attacks.
  • Test the registration page’s ability to handle invalid or malicious inputs without compromising the security of the system.

Compatibility Testing

  • Test that the registration page works properly across different web browsers.
  • Validate that the registration page is responsive and displays correctly on multiple devices.
  • Test the compatibility of the registration page with various operating systems.
  • Test if the registration page integrates seamlessly with third-party services, such as email providers or CAPTCHA systems.
  • Validate the functionality and compatibility of any external APIs or services used in the registration process.

Localization and Internationalization Testing

  • Validate if the page correctly handles special characters, date formats, and numerical representations based on the selected language/locale.

Error Handling and Recovery Testing

  • Test the registration page’s ability to handle unexpected errors and exceptions efficiently.
  • Validate that error messages are displayed timely and clearly with the right information.
  • Test the recovery mechanisms in case of network failures or interruptions during the registration process.

Stress Testing

  • Test the registration page’s stability and performance under extreme load conditions.
  • Validate the behavior of the registration page when subjected to a high volume of simultaneous registration requests.
  • Test the system’s ability to recover efficiently after stress conditions are over.

Test Cases for Registration Page: Another approach

Here we take a slightly different approach of creating the test cases, they are created according to the many fields on the registration page: First name, Last name, email address, local phone number, Username, Password, Terms and conditions checkbox, and a captcha.

Feature to be Tested Test Cases 
First name 
1. Check if the first name is mandatory. 
2. Check if the first name field uses only alphabets. 
3. Test if the field shows error message for numbers and special characters entry. 
4. Check if the field shows an error message when left blank. 
Last name 
1. Check if the last name is mandatory. 
2. Check if the last name field uses only alphabets. 
3. Test if the field shows error message for numbers and special characters entry. 
4. Check if the field shows an error message when left blank. 
Email address 
1. Check for valid email address format. 
2. Check for invalid email address format. 
3. Test if the email address shows an error message when left blank. 
4. Check if the field is case sensitive. 
5. Test the field with leading/trailing spaces and for its maximum length. 
6. See if the email address is duplicate/already existing in the database. 
Phone number 
1. Check for valid/invalid phone number. 
2. Test the field with leading/trailing spaces and for its maximum length. 
3. See if the phone number is duplicate/already existing in the database. 
4. Test if the email address shows an error message when left blank. 
5. Check if the last name field allows numbers only. 
6. See if the phone number field shows an error message for alphabets and special characters entry. 
Username 
1. Check for existing and valid usernames. 
2. Check for invalid usernames with wrong characters, such as #, $, and -. 
3. Test the field for case sensitivity and maximum length of the input characters. 
4. See if the field allows alphanumeric input as per user specifications. 
5. Check if an error message is shown for using an existing username. 
6. Verify if the system trims the whitespace and accepts the username. 
Password 
1. The password should be a minimum and maximum characters long. 
2. The password should have at least 1 uppercase and 1 lowercase letter. 
3. Password should consist of at least 1 number. 
4. The field must have at least 1 special character. 
5. The password should not be the same as the username. 
6. Test if the input in the password matches with the confirm password fields. 
7. Check that error messages are shown for blank password field. 
Terms & Conditions 
1. Test that the terms and conditions have a checkbox for users to click. 
2. Test if the terms and conditions are clear in giving the right information. 
3. The user should be able to register only when the terms and conditions checkbox is clicked. 
4. Test if the page displays a confirmation message after ticking the checkbox and completing the registration. 
5. Ensure that the terms and conditions are clearly displayed and visible on the registration page. 
6. See if users can uncheck the box after checking it. 
7. Test if the checkbox is accessible easily. 

Factors to Consider When Writing Test Cases for Registration

When writing test cases for a registration page, there are several factors you should consider to ensure thorough testing and comprehensive coverage.

  • What are the text fields that need to be tested? Read more – How Do You Write Test Cases for a Text Box?
  • Functionalities pertaining to every field needs to be tested.
  • What would happen if an existing user tries to register with the same details?
  • Proper error handling in cases such as invalid input, wrong captcha, non-existing email IDs, and blank fields.
  • Consider if special characters are allowed in the input fields, along with seeing that name and number should show an error when entered with special characters.
  • What should be the response of the page when a vast number of users click to register simultaneously?
  • Should the input fields have a specified length for the entry? And if this criterion is not fulfilled, what message should the page display?

How to Create Test Cases the for Registration Page?

You know what test cases to develop for the registration page. Now learn how you can create those test cases efficiently so they cover the maximum testing area with high output.

Define and Understand the Requirements

Before designing and writing the test cases, you need to understand what features of the registration need to be tested and how they behave. Only after that can you properly develop the tests and compare the results to see if the fields on the page are working as expected.

Check for Positive and Negative Inputs

Whenever you are writing the tests, ensure to include both positive and negative scenarios. This will help you to cover all the possible cases users may enter details into the registration page fields. Some examples are testing fields by keeping them blank and using special characters.

Test Performance

See if the features of the registration page are properly loading and visible when the page receives multiple hits simultaneously. When the page is made live on the website, it is likely that hundreds of users will hit the registration at one given time. The page should load and allow all of them to register without any glitches.

Give Attention to Important Pop-ups and Messages

Pay attention to error messages, tooltip information, and terms & conditions closely to make sure that those important instructions do not contain wrong or misleading information. They might seem negligible when seen from the viewpoint of developers and testers, but they hold high value when users are trying to understand the registration process.

Automate

Lastly, our advice is to automate the test cases that are repetitive, complex, and require more labor or time to execute. Choose tools that not only help you to automate the test cases but help you in making the process efficient and effective. Testsigma is the test automation tool that allows you to interact with the website to convert every engagement as a test step. You can use this feature to start developing your test cases and then move ahead with the scriptless option provided by the tool to continue writing and executing test cases.


How to Automate Your Test Cases?

Automating the test cases is a whole process that requires you to be aware of the product, the tests that you would automate, and the output that would be reported. And every automation starts with realizing which tests to automate and using what tool.

Let’s see how this can be done with the test automation tool Testsigma. Testsigma is developed to support the activities of every tester with features such as codeless test execution, record, and playback based on NLPs, and auto-healing of tests. The tool assists QA engineers in verifying web, mobile, and APIs in one unified platform from end to end.

With Testsigma, you can either write the tests using the NLPs in plain English or record and capture the test steps. With the former approach, you would need to use an Xpath identifier or element id to locate the email address on the field. You can then use our NLPs to enter the required input and capture the output. With the record and capture, you can start the recording and translate every interaction with the registration page into test steps and run them to get the output.

Below is the image of the test steps for checking if ‘find@gmail.com’ is the right email address and if it would allow the user to register at https://travel.testsigma.com/signup

1. Navigate to the URL.

2. Enter the email address in the email ID field.

3. Scroll the page down to the ‘Register Button.’

4. Click and ‘Register.’For now, the output will show that the email address is valid for registration, and you will need to fill in all the other fields to complete the registration process.

Email Address Verification for the Register Page

Conclusion

Test cases are a very important part of any testing process, and writing them so as to maximize your testing area should be your priority. In this blog, we discuss developing test cases for a registration page with all possible positive and negative scenarios. Our emphasis is on highlighting the functional and non-functional list of test cases that every tester considers while validating a registration page.

You can also rely on smart automation tools, such as Testsigma, to automate the test cases and save your time and cost. For demo queries, click here.

And if you wish to know more about the tool, explore our website and see how Testsigma can complement all your testing efforts.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to write test cases for the login page for the mobile application?

To write test cases for a login page for a mobile application, understand the requirements as per the user specification documents and see what fields are present. Same as how we have written test cases for the registration page, take these different fields into consideration and check their behavior for every positive and negative scenario. The input-output combination must match the user’s requirement, and if it doesn’t, raise a bug to the developers.


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