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Success in any test automation depends on identifying the right tool for the project. With a plethora of open-source and commercial automation tools to choose from, automation Testing tool selection can become tricky. Here is a curated list of best automated tools -

1) Zephyr

Zephyr is the #1 selling test management tool, providing end-to-end solutions for agile teams of all sizes. Get the flexibility, visibility, and insights you need to release better software FASTER

Key Features:

  • 1-click Integration with JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, Bamboo, and more
  • Cloud, Server, and Data Center Deployment Options
  • Advanced Analytics and DevOps Dashboards
  • No Annual Commitment Required

2) Ranorex

Over 14,000 users worldwide accelerate testing with Ranorex Studio, an all-in-one tool for test automation. Ranorex is easy for beginners with a codeless click-and-go interface, but powerful for automation experts with a full IDE for C# or VB.NET, and open APIs.

Features:

  • Functional UI and end-to-end testing on desktop, web, and mobile
  • Cross-browser testing
  • SAP, ERP, Delphi and legacy applications.
  • iOS and Android
  • Run tests locally or remotely, in parallel or distribute on a Selenium Grid
  • Robust reporting

Ranorex integrates with leading solutions like Git, TFS, Jenkins, Bamboo, Bugzilla, SpecFlow, NeoLoad, TestRail and more for a complete testing toolchain.

3) Squish

Squish is the new GUI Test Automation tool of choice for more than 3000 companies worldwide to automate the functional regression tests and system tests of their graphical user interface (GUIs) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). The Squish GUI testing tool, a 100% cross-platform tool, features

  • In-depth support for all major GUI technologies
  • Full support for all desktop, mobile, web and embedded platforms
  • Test script recording
  • Powerful and reliable object identification and verifications (object-based and image based)
  • No dependency on screenshots or visual appearance
  • Powerful integrated development environment (IDE)
  • A wide range of popular script languages for test scripting
  • Full support for Behavior Driven Development (BDD)
  • Full control via command line tools
  • Integrations with Test Management and CI-Systems

4) QMetry Automation Studio

QMetry Automation Studio(QAS) is a leading software automation tool built on Eclipse IDE and leading open source frameworks, Selenium and Appium.

QMetry Automation Studio brings structure, efficiency, and reusability to automation efforts. The studio supports advanced automation strategy with coded automation and enables manual teams to transition into automation seamlessly with scriptless automation methods.

QAS provides a unified solution for an Omni channel, multi-device, and multi-locale scenario by supporting the web, mobile native, mobile web, web services, and micro-services components.

QAS is part of the AI-enabled QMetry Digital Quality Platform, one of the most comprehensive software quality platforms offering test management, test automation, quality analytics in a single suite.

5) Tricentis

With the industry’s #1 Continuous Testing platform, Tricentis is recognized for reinventing software testing for DevOps. Through risk-based testing, scriptless end-to-end test automation, and the industry’s most extensive technical support, Tricentis breaks through the barriers experienced with conventional software testing methods.

Tricentis is the only vendor to achieve “leader” status in all three top analyst reports. Tricentis’ customer base of Global 2000 rely on Tricentis to achieve and sustain test automation rates of over 90%—increasing risk coverage while accelerating testing to keep pace with Agile and DevOps.

6) Maveryx

Maveryx Test Automation Framework is a functional and regression tool. It provides powerful and easy-to-use features for beginners (scriptless) and experts to automate a wide range of applications.

Maveryx unique technology inspects the application's UI at runtime as an expert human tester would, recognizing objects even if they have changed since test creation.

Maveryx eliminates the need for capturing and re-capturing GUI Maps (aka Object Repositories), definitely cutting the connected maintenance costs.

The Maveryx Framework gives an incredible speed up to the software release time, significantly improves software quality, while reducing testing costs and complexity.

7) TestCraft

TestCraft is a codeless Selenium test automation platform. The revolutionary AI technology and unique visual modeling allows for faster test creation and execution while eliminating test maintenance overhead. Testers create fully automated test scenarios without coding. Customers find bugs faster, release more frequently, integrate with CI/CD and improve overall quality of their digital products.

Key Features:

  • No programming skills required. Leverage manual testers’ business knowledge and allow them to create automated test scenarios
  • Substantially reduce maintenance costs. Scripts are automatically adjusted to change due to our AI mechanism. Major changes are adapted with a few clicks
  • Selenium based. Quickly integrate and leverage modules developed by the community
  • Provides immediate time to value. Nothing to install (SaaS). Easy to master

8) mabl

mabl delivers scriptless end-to-end test automation, integrated with your delivery pipeline, so you can focus on improving your app.

Using proprietary machine learning models, mabl automatically identifies and surfaces application issues quickly, so you can:

  • Fix bugs fast - Robust test output helps you diagnose and fix bugs fast, before they impact your customers.
  • Ship more code - Tests are automatically repaired when your UI changes so you can spend less time maintaining tests.
  • Maintain quality - Prevent bad releases with automated regression insights on every build.

9) Selenium

Selenium is an open-source web automation tool, currently in demand, and widely used tool in the market. It can automate across multiple OS Like Windows, Mac, and Linux and browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE, as well as Headless Browsers.

Selenium test script can be written in programming languages like Java, C#, Python, Ruby, PHP, Perl and JavaScript. Selenium offers record and playback features with its browser add-on Selenium IDE. The powerful Selenium WebDriver helps you create more complex and advanced automation scripts.

Learn more about Selenium

10) Functionize

Functionize is a cloud-based automated testing technology that combines functional, performance, and load testing into a single platform. It leverages machine learning and AI that learns any application, speeding up test creation, diagnosis, and maintenance.

Features:

  • Simply type what you want to test in plain English and NLP creates functional test cases
  • Fully autonomous test creation from liver user data
  • Execute thousands of tests in minutes from all desktop and mobile browsers
  • Root cause analysis automatically identifies all potential test failures and provides 1 click updates
  • Self-healing tests

11) HP UFT (aka QTP)

HPE Unified Functional Test is leading cross-platform automation testing tool. It can automate Web, Desktop, SAP, Delphi, Net, ActiveX, Flex, Java, Oracle, Mobile, PeopleSoft, PowerBuilder, Siebel, Stingray, Visual Basic amongst other applications. The list is of development environment it can automate is huge!

UFT uses VBScript as the scripting language.

The tool is tightly integrated with HP ALM (Test Management Tool) and HP LoadRunner (Performance Testing Tool)

Some of the distinguishing features of UFT include Business Process Testing, keyword driven framework, XML support, robust checkpoints, test results.

Learn more about HP – UFT.

12) Watir

Watir is an open source web automation testing too.It is pronounced as "water."

Watir supports IE on windows. Watir + WebDriver supports FireFox, Opera, and headless browser HTML Unit.

The scripting language is Ruby, but you can automate web apps developed in any language.

Using Ruby, Watir gives you features to connect with the database, read flat files, excel – important for data-driven testing. You can reusable test code that can be repeated across test scripts.

Integrates with BDD tools like RSpec, Cucumber, etc.

Download Watir.

13) IBM Rational Functional Tester

Rational Functional Tester is commercial automation testing tool from IBM. Its supports a wide range of development environments like Siebel, Net, SAP, Java, PowerBuilder, Flex, Dojo amongst others.

It supports 2 scripting language Java and VB.Net

Rational Functional Tester(RFT) integrates tightly with IBM Rational Quality Manager (test management tool).

The tool supports functional testing, regression testing & Data-driven testing.

Storyboard Testing is a unique feature to RFT where the test script is recorded as a series of a screenshot of the actions performed against the Application Under Test. The tester can make changes to the screenshots to enhance the script.

Download IBM Rational Functional Tester

14) Telerik Test Studio

Test Studio is a latest automation tool by Telerik. It supports automating applications like HTML5, Angular, AJAX, JavaScript, Silverlight, WPF, MVC, Ruby and PHP, iOS, Android. Telerik provides cross-browser support and is a record and playback tool.

It supports 2 scripting language C# and VB.Net

Test Studio can connect with source control systems like Team Foundation Server and GIT and execute Continuous Testing.

Telerik allows you to schedule tests, execute testing in parallel and has robust test reporting features.

Download Telerik Test Studio

15) Silk Test

Silk Test is a functional and regression automation testing tool from MicroFocus.

Silk Test Provides 3 products Workbench, Silk4J, and Silk4NET. Workbench use VB.net scripting language, Silk4J & Silk4NET can use Java/VB.NET, C#, etc

SilkTest supports Cross-browser testing, Mobile testing & provides Collaborative test design environment via Keyword driven testing.

Download SilkTest

16) Cucumber

Cucumber is an open-source Behavior Driven Development (BDD) tool. Cucumber supports languages like Ruby, Java, Scala, Groovy, etc.

Drafting test scripts is a joint effort of testers, developer, and customers. Cucumber supports only the web environment. Test code is written in simple English called Gherkin. Cucumber code can be executed on different frameworks like Selenium, Ruby, etc

The focus of cucumber is the end-user experience.

Learn More about Cucumber

17) WorkSoft Certify

WorkSoft Certify is an automation testing tool for SAP. It can test and automate SuccessFactors, Concur, Syclo, Ariba Network, SAP Fiori User Experience (UX)

WorkSoft Certify can run tests unattended and automate end to end business process. The tool can be deployed even if a SAP project is in implementation, upgrade or maintenance stage.

WorkSoft Certify maintains a central test object repository such the test script maintenance, and reuse becomes easy. It provides integrated test data management tool.

Download WorkSoft Certify

18) Katalon Studio

Katalon Studio is a open-source automation tool and supports the web and mobile environment.

It works on top on Selenium and Appium, thereby enhancing those frameworks with features like object spy, user-friendly IDE, object repository & browser plugin

The tool uses Groovy as the scripting language & support external Java library. Katalon allows you to re-use Selenium scripts written in Java and use directly in the tool. It works seamlessly with Continuous Integration systems like Jenkins, Bamboo, and TeamCity.

Download Katalon Studio

19) Leaptest

Leaptest eliminates the barriers to implementing automation. By relying on visual building blocks rather than programming, the Leaptest Suite is an automation platform for users at all business levels. Design your test case—or other business process—as a flowchart and automate it without having to write a single line of code.

The visual intuitiveness of codeless automation is the key to empowering testers, letting them focus on the creative and strategic aspects of their work. Build Desktop, Web, and Citrix automation cases in a matter of minutes with the Leaptest approach: Draw. Click. Automate.

Learn More about Leaptest

20) TestComplete

Testcomplete is a powerful and easy-to-use functional test automation tool from SmartBear. It can automate tests across desktop, mobile, and web applications.

TestComplete supports many scripting languages like VBScript, Python, and JavaScript as well as various testing techniques such as keyword-driven testing, data-driven testing, regression testing, and distributed testing.

With the tool’s record-and-replay feature and the robust object identification engine, you can also create complex automated test scripts without writing a single line of code.

Download TestComplete

21) TestIM

Testim.io leverages artificial intelligence for the authoring, execution and maintenance of automated test cases.

Its proprietary technology learns and adapts automated tests to code changes, reducing 90% of maintenance time and 70% of authoring time.

Testim helps companies accelerate time-to-market and achieve unparalleled quality at a fraction of time of conventional solutions.

Learn more about TestIM

Still confused? Refer this guide on How to select an Automation Tool.

 

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