Do you have a software project that needs testing? Manual testing can be time-consuming and tedious. There’s a whole host of automated testing tools that will look for bugs and defects in your application with minimal effort and time. Take a look at our picks for the best automation testing tools.
On top of all that, Telerik features cross-browser testing, integration with Visual Basic Studio 2010 and 2012 and the option of manual testing.
Micro Focus UFT
Having recently bought Unified Functional Testing, Micro Focus has combined features to make a new automation that boasts support for technologies such as PeopleSoft, WPF, SAP, NET, Siebel, Oracle and Terminal Emulators.
Offering business process testing and keyword driven framework, Micro Focus UFT offers the best features of both worlds, including error handling mechanism and the creation of parameters for checkpoints, objects, and data-driven tables as well as XML support.
“Selenium automates browsers. That’s it.”
The concise tagline of the automation provider doesn’t get into the features of its software that allows you to automate web application testing, but also web-based administrative tasks. Testing across various platforms like Windows, Mac and Lunix, Selenium offers aid in writing tests in various programming languages like PHP, Java, C#, Groovy Ruby and Perl, and Python.
Acting as a base for other software testing tools, Selenium offers add-ons that will record and play back test results.
Appium is the mobile app automation go-to. Supported by systems such as Experitest, TestProject and Kobiton, Appium is an open-source tool created for the automation of native, hybrid and mobile web applications. It drives iOS, Android and Windows apps with its WebDriver protocol.
Appium allows you to create test scripts using the Selenium JSON writer and is on its way to becoming an industry standard for mobile testing.
If you’re strapped for cash, Katalon Studio is a free automation testing solution built on the open-source frameworks of Selenium and Appium. With a built-in IDE interface for API, web and mobile testing, Katalon boasts a variety of tools such as support for image-based testing and object repository, XPath and object re-identification.
A versatile alternative, Katalon can be integrated with other tools like JURA, Kobiton, qTest, and Slack, and will create test cases and test scripts, perform tests and report results.
Sulley Fuzzing Framework
Named for the lovable fuzzy monster, Sulley of Pixar’s Monster’s Inc., the Sulley Fuzzing Framework is equal parts fuzzing framework and testing engine. Designed for not only simplifying data representation but also transmission and instrumentation, Sulley will run for days at a time, constantly checking applications for defects and odd responses to fuzzed inputs and recording the results.
Sulley can also run parallel, depending on its host hardware, and can automatically determine test cases that will trigger faults.
If you’re new to fuzz testing, take a look at this guide to fuzz testing for more information.
Aimed at application testing and GUI testing, Egglplant’s Digital Automation Intelligence, now part of Keysight Technologies) offers AI-driven test automation that views technology from the user’s perspective.
Considered a leader in testing, the award-winning test automation provider offers testing for function, usability, and performance with the addition of analytics to gauge quality and impact on the user. The automated tester offers business continuity through ongoing monitoring and scalability of your online presence through load testing.
Considered the “gold standard” for testing SAP and non-SAP enterprise applications, WorkSoft offers the only code-free continuous automation for complex applications with optimizations for over 250 web and cloud applications.
Testing and automating unattended, WorkSoft can be used even if a project is in the stages of implementation, upgrading or maintenance. It has the ability to test complex end-to-end business processes and supports Agile-plus-DevOps testing.
Designed around the concept of behavior-driven development, Cucumber is an open-sourced tool used to perform acceptance testing by running examples that describe the behavior of the application. By treating your application as a living and evolving being, you are given an equally evolving report with specification and test documentation.
Unfortunately, only supporting web development, Cucumber makes up for it by its ability to be used on frameworks like Selenium and Ruby and can support languages like Java, Scala and Groovy.
Another product of Micro Focus, Silk Test provides three main tools for any tester: Workbench, Silk4J, and Silk4NET. Created for automated functional and regression testing, the three tools work with different scripting languages: Workbench uses VB.net and Silk4J and Silk4NET can use VB.NET, C#, Java, and more. It can be used for a variety of applications including desktop apps, mobile apps, rich-client applications, and enterprise applications.