5 Best Test Automation Tools

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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.

 

Telerik Test StudioTelerik

Telerik TestStudio is the easiest software testing tool you’ve tried – watch a couple of videos and you are ready to go. Navigate, point and click is all it takes to generate even the most complex of your functional, performance and load tests. It is an all in one testing software for functional, load, performance and mobile app testing. The in-depth functional testing includes native web and desktop apps testing along with mobile and tablet apps, HTML5, AJAX, Silverlight and WPF apps testing. Additionally testing teams can rely on the product to test JavaScript calls, Telerik controls, dynamic page synchronization, client-side behaviors, UI virtualizations and XAML animations. This software testing tool streamlines teamwork by introducing a common platform for testers and developers to work together. It ships with a standalone app and a Visual Studio plug-in that use the same repositories and file formats.

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HP Unified Functional Testing Software

(Formerly HP QuickTest Professional)

A single solution for testing GUIs, APIs and multi layer applicationsUFT

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.

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Selenium

SeleniumSelenium 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.

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TestComplete

tc9TestComplete 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.

Test More. Test Faster. Test Smarter.

Got an aggressive testing schedule? No problem. With this automated testing tool, designed for advanced and novice testers alike, you can create, manage and run tests for any desktop, Web or rich client software. Revel in the easy-to-use interface and script-free testing combined with a powerful set of customization features.

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Watir

Watir

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.

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Saket (60 Posts)

Saket works with and write about test automation, has a love for creativity in automation and enjoys experimenting with various tools and techniques in automation.


29 Responses to 5 Best Test Automation Tools

  1. Malik says:

    Why have you not included TOSCA from Tricentis?

  2. Lenin Nair says:

    Hi, I would like to point you to MTAS & Mobitaz, two great tools from MSys technologies. If you would like, I will give you a detailed description of these tools. It won’t be in a promotional manner.

    Lenin

  3. testguru says:

    cud there be a tool-kits better than robotframework. The list above is a joke

    • Saket says:

      Thanks for your time testguru. would you mind explaining the joke please?

      • testguru says:

        you are clubbing together test platform/ studio and test libraries and ranking them

        real life example: there are different kinds of 4 legged animals, not all are same.

        • Saket says:

          Nope, first of all I am not ranking here. Yes all these animals are not same ( :) liked the example) but solves a single objective and since these are most popular among all. I am not saying that these are enough or there are no any other tools available. Please read the post, I am sure there are other great tools available which are not listed here like ranorex, mtas etc. If you are aware of any please let us know. Don’t be biased with a single tool/approach/technique always look for/aware of others as well. you can fit your example again here not all 4 legged animals are same, we should be aware of every animal.

          • testguru says:

            To me, *personally* there is no point getting to know abstract idea on a QA tool, unless the tool is graded under the following topics

            The definitions ‘below’ is quite impossible for a specific QA tool to meet (I agree with you). I understand you have tried to address some of those issues in your article

            a. Tool type:
            (propreitory or open source)
            platform supported (most important)
            Programming Language support
            Generic or product oriented (non generic)

            b. Libraries support and extendability:

            c. Tool purpose:

            d. (To good extent) Tool selection based on Software development process:
            e.g Agile methodologies e.g BDD /continuous integration

            f. IT industry:

            g. Work environment:
            QA/Testing jobs outsourced (where there is more possibility of using a specific propretory tool)
            QA/Testing in-house

            i. Cost of propreitory tool (tool + tester cost):

            and many more …

            Instead of focussing on Features of Test automation tool, I would personally like to understand the engineering of creating and maintaining framework, where the principles are adoptable and applicable throughout one’s (testers) career

            I can state a page of tools, but its not going to help anyone. However, study of Robotframework, a generic open source tool, gives that possibility. FITNess offers something similar

          • Saket says:

            I agree, well explained the points to consider while selecting a tool. The only intention of the post is to increase the awareness of other tools to consider while evaluating for the required. I have listed few and requesting everyone to add more with your experience in test automation, just like you did for Robotframework. Thanks.

  4. sujith says:

    Please Can anyone give me the importance of CODED UI in automation ??

    Can you suggest me any of the automation tool which is best used in MN C’s ??

    I am working as test engineer but need to know which tool is mostly used in MN C’s and can they offer good package with an experience of 2 years ??

    If yes, Can you give me rough figure about the package, such that i can’t negotiate with them ??

    Awaiting for your valuable reply ::::

    • Saket says:

      Hi Sujith,
      Coded UI is another ui automation tool and equally important as others in testing. as far as i have seen most widely used automation tools in industry these days are – Selenium, QTP, TestComplete and others as listed above.

      Thanks,

  5. ruby says:

    Hi, I can do manual testing but I want to learn automated testing.Could you please suggest me any automated testing tool which is easy to learn and use but can be useful in automated testing. I donot have programming background but i am ready to learn up to some extent if required.There is no training centre close where i live so please suggest any thing that i can learn myself from internet.Do i really need programming skill for automated testing ? Kindly guide.
    Thanks

    • Saket says:

      You can go with QTP/UFT or Selenium, there are lots of self learning content and forums available on net for you. Yes you should have exposure to programming and knowledge of scripting language. But you can easily grab it with some lessons.
      for QTP and TestComplete you can go with VBScript.

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  7. Chetan says:

    HI, I want to know selenium webdriver tool,can you pls guide me what things i need to know in order to learn this tool (like html,java etc)?

    • Saket says:

      Hi Chetan,
      I think you already have it. not only Java, Selenium supports other programming languages as well. you can go with C#, Python or Ruby.

  8. Clive Jones says:

    Have a look at Minion, another very quick and simple option for automated browser testing. http://www.testminion.com

  9. Johne725 says:

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  10. Rebecca says:

    Have you heard of/tried Agile Designer? It is a test case design tool that allows you to test less with maximum coverage. You can also estimate cost and complexity in a click, create unambiguous requirements, reduce defect creation by 95%, manage changing requirements, optimize software tests, clean up your existing test cases and more. If you haven’t tried it you can get a free trial which is good! http://www.agile-designer.com/free-trial/

  11. Janez says:

    Check HttpMaster (http://www.httpmaster.net) for automation of RESTful web services and web APIs.

  12. Harshal Kakade says:

    Can anyone knows a open source tool which supports flash games automation on android and iOS devices ?

    Please share your experiences, thanks in advance…!!!

  13. nit says:

    hi saket,

    I am new to testing field, I don’t know how to start my carrier in this field, please help me to start and go till the end

  14. dikesh says:

    Try sikuli for flash automation.

  15. sokoto says:

    Does Anyone know about an Automation Tool (Open Source) for Windows applications?

    Thank you in advance.

  16. Madesh K says:

    Hi Saket, I’m new to testing. So, I have planned to do some automation testing courses. Please suggest me some good automation testing and which will help my career also.

    • Saket says:

      Hi Madesh, good to know that you have interest in test automation. You should learn some basic concepts on testing and test automation. You can choose any of the popular automation tool to start with. I would recommend QTP/UFT as its very simple and easy to learn for beginners. You need to know have programming knowledge to be an expert in test automation, initially you can start with VBScript, which should help you to proceed. if you can read about VBScript/Javascript before actually jumping on to the tool, it will certainly help you.

      Let us know if you need any kind of help.

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