I believe, and always try to explore other tools and techniques to find what more we can have to put in test automation. There are various feature that these tool carries with it and we should be aware of them, Wherever applicable we should try to use the other tools rather stick to the one or two specific tools.
However there are many great tools available, I have listed the commonly used five best test automation tools. If you know or have worked on any other tool than these please let us know. Share your experiences with these tools or any other via comments.
(Formerly HP QuickTest Professional)
HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) software is an automated software testing solution addressing the challenges of constant change in technology and processes. Automation testing is a leap forward in modern applications, and it can dramatically improve software quality while cutting testing costs and complexity even in the most rapidly changing environments. And with its integration with HP Application Lifecycle Management, it significantly enhances developer and tester productivity and collaboration.
Selenium automates browsers. That’s it. What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.
Selenium has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken (or are taking) steps to make Selenium a native part of their browser. It is also the core technology in countless other browser automation tools, APIs and frameworks.
TestComplete is an automated testing tool that lets you create, manage and run tests for any windows, web or rich client software. It makes it easy for anyone to create automated tests. Some features are open APIs, easy extensibility, tons of documentation, scripted testing for total flexibility, windows and web testing, application support etc. It is an easy to use, all-in-one package that lets anyone start automating tests in minutes with no special skills. It has a low price, powerful features and impressive support resources.
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Watir, pronounced water, is an open-source (BSD) family of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers. It allows you to write tests that are easy to read and maintain. It is simple and flexible.
Watir drives browsers the same way people do. It clicks links, fills in forms, presses buttons. Watir also checks results, such as whether expected text appears on the page.
Watir is a family of Ruby libraries but it supports your app no matter what technology it is developed in. Whilst Watir supports only Internet Explorer on Windows, Watir-WebDriver supports Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and also running in headless mode (HTMLUnit).
Like other programming languages, Ruby gives you the power to connect to databases, read data files and spreadsheets, export XML, and structure your code as reusable libraries. Unlike other programming languages, Ruby is concise and often a joy to read.