The demand for rapidly-delivered, high-quality software has never been higher. This breakneck production pace has led to companies and businesses to look for solutions in Agile and DevOps methodologies to facilitate faster, smoother workflow; with numerous software projects at hand, developers need to test their various software applications within a short period of time. That’s why in Agile or DevOps methodologies, automated testing tools are used to assure that quality assurance tests are being constantly carried out.
Automated testing tools mimic the actions performed by users and checks for the expected result. This helps speed up the test executions for faster feedback and therefore, faster development of the product.
There are various tools available for automated testing; your software testers should have a deep understanding of the requirements of the software you want to develop, with the testing tool selected accordingly. As a guide, we’ve listed the top five automated testing tools you can use for your software development projects:
Considered as the industry standard for automation testing of web applications, Selenium is supported by the biggest browser vendors in the world. It has proven to be so useful and powerful as a testing tool that a lot of companies have already integrated Selenium into their browsers.
To effectively use Selenium in its full capacity, your developers should have advanced programming skills. If you have seasoned software developers working with Selenium, they can write browser-centred scripts that can prompt the reproduction of bugs and testing in many different languages on different systems and browsers.
TestComplete is a platform that offers various solutions for automated testing of applications. With this tool, software testers can record, script and run GUI tests, and they can be built using different languages. Because it is equipped with high-level testing capacities and is supported by a wide range of applications, TestComplete allows you to perform tests across more than 1500 real test environments.
TestComplete can also accurately detect dynamic and frequently changing user interface elements because of its object recognition engine. Furthermore, because it is a product of SmartBear, you can easily integrate TestComplete with other products under the same brand.
With a complete set of features from recording actions and generating test scripts, to executing tests and reporting results, Katalon Studio is a comprehensive tool. It can implement automated testing from API, web and mobile. This versatile tool can also be integrated with other tools through the software development process. It runs on Windows, macOS, and Linux while also supporting testing of iOS and Android applications.
Katalon Studio has a huge collection of built-in keywords that can aid you in creating your test cases. It can also be used for automated and exploratory testing. One big advantage of Katalon Studio is that it can be used by both professionals and beginners.
Although not an automated testing tool for web or mobile apps, SoapUI is a tool specifically designed for API testing. Supporting both REST and SOAP services, SoapUI allows users to choose from an open-source or a pro version. The pro version offers advanced features such as an assertion wizard, form editor, and SQL query builder while still having a user-friendly interface. You can easily generate tests using drag and drop, and point and click. Additionally, SoapUI allows your software testers to reuse the scripts easily and quickly.
Previously known as the QuickTest Professional (QTP), Unified Functional Testing (UFT) is a licensed automated testing tool by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. Considered one of the best automated testing tools for functional testing, UFT provides less complex tests while still maintaining a cost-friendly service. It is compatible with various browsers and platforms and offers advanced features such as smart object detection.
These automated testing tools offer a wide range of advanced features and capabilities but ultimately the human element is one of the most important parts of the testing and quality assurance processes. Our Brisbane-based software engineers at April9 Digital Consulting have experience with all of the above testing software in addition to a host of others which we’ve successfully implemented for a wide range of clients. If you’re looking for peace of mind and assurance when it comes to your software testing, get in touch with us and find out how we can help your business.