Top 10 Automation Testing Tools 2019
In the times when Agile and DevOps are ruling the world of software testing, automation testing is the need of the hour. No wonder, QA teams all over the world are investing in advanced automation testing tools to increase the efficiency of the testing process. Today, you have automation testing tools like QARA Enterprise that offer a plethora of advanced features like simultaneous execution, parameterization, integrations with popular external platforms, support for testing across multiple browsers and platforms, and more. In fact, the automation testing tools have evolved a lot over the last few years, and today you have test automation software that are designed for complete test management.
Every automation tool out there has unique features to offer, and which one you choose depends entirely on your requirements. Here we shall have a look at the top 10 automation testing tools to look for this year.
The most popular test automation tool in the world today, Selenium (seleniumhq.org) is an open source tool that is designed to test web applications. There are quite a few distinct advantages of using Selenium, other than the fact that it’s a free tool. The tool supports a wide array of languages, which makes it easy to use. It consists of two components – Selenium WebDriver and Selenium IDE, and while the former is a tool for writing test scripts and executing them, the latter is all about recording and playback of test cases.
2] AppiumAnother popular test automation framework , Appium (appium.io) is designed for app or application testing. An open source tool that is available free of cost, Appium supports testing apps on mobile, web and desktop. The tool can successfully test apps on Android, iOS and other platforms, including hybrid apps. Today, Appium is easily one of the most sought after platforms for testing apps, and it is also used as the app-testing framework of choice in new age automation testing tools.
3] QARA EnterpriseDeveloped by The Digital Group, QARA Enterprise (qaratest.com) is a comprehensive test automation platform that is available on the Desktop as well as on the web. The tool is designed for advanced automation for web, desktop as well as mobile applications. It’s a zero-coding platform that is built upon the Selenium framework, which makes it the tool of choice for beginners in the field of automation testing. The tool also supports simultaneous execution of test cases, cross-browser and cross-platform testing, and parameterization of test cases.
4] HP UFT/QTPEarlier known as the HP QuickTest Professional (QTP), HP UFT is one of the popular testing tools available to QA teams today that is designed to support effective functional test automation as well as regression testing. What makes HP UFT stand out is that it offers QA teams to test an application from each of the 3 layers - interface layer, service layer, and database layer. Robust checkpoints and a single GUI used for the automation of every form of functional testing, are few of the key advantages.
5] TestCompleteA functional test automation tool developed by SmartBear (smartbear.com), TestComplete is designed for automation of test cases for mobile, web as well as desktop applications. The fact that it is easy to use makes it popular with QA teams, along with the fact that it supports multiple scripting languages and testing techniques, including keyword-driven testing, regression testing, distributed testing, and more. The tool also supports the record and play option to record test cases.
6] Katalon StudioAn open source test automation tool, Katalon Studio (katalon.com) is designed for mobile as well as web application testing. The scripting language used by the tool is Groovy and it works on top of Selenium and Appium frameworks to enhance some of their features. With this tool, QA professionals can re-use Selenium scripts directly, which saves time and effort. Also, it offers continuous integration with Bamboo and Jenkins.
7] WatirAn open source test automation tool designed exclusively for automation of web application testing, Watir (watir.com) is designed to support test case execution on IE and the Windows OS. However, if you want to run it on other popular browsers, you need Watir+WebDriver which is Firefox and Opera, among others. Ruby is the scripting language used in Watir, but the software supports apps developed in every programming language. Watir offers integration with Cucumber and also allows re-using of test scripts.
8] TestimAn automation testing tool powered by AI, Testim (testim.io) is designed to make the process of writing test scripts, execution and test maintenance faster and more efficient. The tool supports testing on multiple browsers and platforms and also on the Cloud as well as on premise. It offers seamless integration with continuous integration platforms and also allows QA professionals to record test cases.
9] RanorexA comprehensive test automation tool, Ranorex (ranorex.com) is designed for beginners as well as the experts in the field of QA testing. The too offers functional end-to-end testing on the mobile, web and desktop and also supports testing across browsers and platforms. It allows QA professionals to run test cases remotely and also execute multiple test cases. The platform also offers good reporting features.
So, that was a quick introduction to the best automation tools available for QA teams today. Have you used any one of the tools mentioned above? Share your experiences in the Comments section below. Also, let us know if you feel there’s any other tool that you feel should find a mention in this list.