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Web Application Testing Tools improve reliability, reduce turnaround time and increase ROI.

They are various types of tools that assist in diverse web testing activities ranging from requirements capturing to test management. Following is a curated list of the best Web Testing tools with Key Features and download links.

Following category of tools are covered that help in Web Testing

Test Management Tools

1) TestLink

It is an open source and web-based test management tool. The tool includes planning, reporting, test specification, planning, reporting and requirement tracking. To track the progress of the project, reports and charts are available while additional features include assigning keywords, specifying requirements and events log.

Notable features of TestLink includes

  • Charts Support
  • Metrics Support
  • Test creation and execution
  • User-friendly UI
  • Defect Recording

TestLink

2) Zephyr

Zephyr has 11,000 global customers (and growing) in 100+ countries, with over 20 million tests executed is the # 1 Agile Test Tool. It comes with add-ons for Jira. Zephyr works well if you are looking for all function in a single tool, you can create test suites, test cycles, tests, bugs, reports and so on. For automation integration, you can have ZAPI for automation integration. Zephyr is so effective in its function that it can also be used as a tool separately. Used across industries like finance, healthcare, media, mobile, IT services, and enterprise software.

Key features of Zephyr

  • Link to stories, tasks, requirements, etc.
  • Create, view, edit and clone tests
  • Execute tests
  • File defects
  • Track quality metrics
  • Create custom dashboards
  • Perform advanced searches using ZQL
  • Plan test execution cycles
  • Integration with tools like JIRA, Selenium, QTP/UFT, Bamboo, Jenkins, Confluence
  • Well documented REST APIs for custom integrations.

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3) PractiTest

PractiTest professional QA and test management solutions help users to manage their development and testing process, with an end-to-end approach, with great JIRA and many other integrations. Starting from requirements, creating and running tests, tracking bugs and reporting them to all relevant stakeholder. You can even embed an external dashboard. Other integration includes (but not limited to): JIRA, Pivotal Tracker, YouTrack, FogBugz, Bugzilla, Redmine, GitHub, Selenium, JUnit, SoapUI, QTP, Jenkins, Circle CI, and Slack.

PractiTest

Web Testing Automation Tools

4) 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.

Learn more about TestComplete.

5) Selenium

Selenium is an open-source web automation tool and currently the most popular 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

6) 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.

Features & Functionalities:

  • Storing an expected result in the form of a screen or GUI object and comparing it with run-time screen or object
  • Executing tests from a stored scripts
  • Logging test results
  • Sending test summary to test management tools
  • Access of data files for use as test data

Learn more about HP – UFT.

Web API Testing Tools

7) Tricentis

Tricentis provides a Continuous Testing platform that accelerates testing to keep pace with Agile and DevOps. Prominent API Testing features of Tricentis Tosca are -

  • It supports a wide array of protocols including HTTP(s) JMS, AMQP, Rabbit MQ, TIBCO EMS, SOAP, REST, IBM MQ, NET TCP
  • It integrates into the Agile and DevOps Cycle
  • It uses model-based test automation that makes script maintenance easy.
  • Enables end-to-end testing as API tests can be used across mobile, cross-browser, packaged apps, etc.

Tricentis' 400+ customers include global names from the Top 500 brands such as ExxonMobil, HBO, Whole Foods, Toyota, Allianz, BMW, Starbucks, Deutsche Bank, Lexmark, Orange, A&E, Vantiv, Vodafone, Telstra, and UBS.

Download Tricentis Tosca

8) SOAP UI

The most widely popular tool for API testing in the world, SoapUI allows you to test REST and SOAP APIs with ease – as it has been built specifically for API testing.

  • Quick and Easy Test Creation: Point-and-click, drag-and-drop, functionality makes complicated tasks (like working with JSON and XML) simple
  • Powerful data-driven testing: Load data from Excel, files, and databases to simulate the way consumers interact with your APIs
  • Reusability of Scripts: Reuse your functional test cases as load tests and security scans in just a few clicks
  • Seamless Integrations: Integrates with 13 API management platforms, supports REST, SOAP, JMS, and IoT

SoapUI NG Pro is used by thousands of leading companies around the world, including Apple, Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, HP, NASA, eBay, MasterCard, Intel, FedEx, and Pfizer

Download SoapUI

Defect Tracking Tools

9) BugZilla

BugZilla is a popular bug tracking tool. This tool is an open source software and provides some great features like

  • E-mail notification for change in code
  • Reports and Charts
  • Patch Viewers
  • List of bugs can be generated in different formats
  • Schedule daily, monthly and weekly reports
  • Detect duplicate bug automatically
  • Setting bug priorities by involving customers
  • Predict the time a bug may get fixed

Download BugZilla

10) JIRA

Thousands of software professionals use JIRA as a bug-tracking tool because of it's easy to use the framework. JIRA is a commercial product and helps to capture and organize the team issues, prioritizing the issue and updating them with the project. It is a tool that directly integrates with the code development environments making it a perfect fit for developers as well. Due to its capability to track any kind of issues, it is not just restricted to the software industry. It supports agile projects. It comes with many add-ons that make this tool more powerful than other tools

Download JIRA

Browser Compatibility Tools

11) Ghostlab

Ghostlabs offers synchronized testing for clicks, scrolls, reloads and form inputs across all your connected devices. It uses the superior built-in inspector to get to the bottom of any problem fast. It connects to the DOM or JavaScript output on any device and effectively fixes the code. It is available for both Mac OS X and Windows with no setup required. To keep track of file changes using the Ghostlab server, you can integrate pages from your local directory, your localhost Apache set up or any other server.

Download Ghostlab

12) Sauce Labs

It is the leading cloud based web and mobile app testing platform. It allows you to run tests in the cloud on more than 260 different browser platform and devices. There is no VM set up, or maintenance required. With access to live breakpoints, you can easily take control of the system to investigate a problem manually. With Sauce Lab, you can list the recently run tests in chronological order, with information about the runtime, testing platform, build and whether they passed or failed.

Download SauceLab

13) Browser-Stack

With browser stack, it is possible to do web based browser testing on desktop and mobile browser. It is cloud based, and so it does not require any installation, and the pre-installed developer tools are useful for quick cross-browser testing and debugging. With browser-stack, you can set up a comprehensive testing environment with support for proxies, firewalls and Active Directory. It supports opera mobile, Android, Windows (XP, 7 and 8), iOS, OSX snow leopard, lion and mountain lion and so on. Browser stack allows you to test your pages remotely.

Download BrowserStack

Performance Testing Tools

14) LoadUI Pro

LoadUI Pro by Smartbear allows you to quickly create scriptless sophisticated load tests, distribute them on the cloud using load agents and monitor performance of your servers as you increase the load on them. You can access detailed reports and quickly automate your load tests on Jenkins, Bamboo, TFS and other automation frameworks – If you are using SoapUI already, you can convert the test cases into load tests with just 3 clicks– all without writing a single line of script.

Features:

  • Scriptless Load test creation
  • Preconfigured load test templates like spike, baseline, stress, smoke
  • Drag and drop load tests on distribution agents on cloud
  • Sophisticated analytics and statists features for reporting
  • Quick conversion of functional tests from SoapUI as load tests

Protocols:

  • HTTP, REST, SOAP, JSON, JMS, Swagger, RAML, IODocs,
  • API Blueprint, JSON Schema, XML Schema, MQTT, CoAP, WSDL, WADL
Pros Cons
  • Very user-friendly – Does not require any scripts to be written
  • Build load tests from pre-configured templates in just a few clicks
  • Easily reuse existing functional tests from SoapUI in a few clicks
  • Visualize the effects of load on your servers with real time monitoring
  • Distributed load testing through on-premise or cloud based load agents (like Amazon EC2)
  • Supports only web services/API load testing
  • Less support for UI load testing
  • No direct support for FTP, SMTP protocols
  • Imports SoapUI but not JMeter scripts

Download LoadUI

15) Apache Jmeter

JMeter is an open source tool that can be used for performance and load testing for analyzing and measuring the performance of a variety of services. This tools mainly used for web and web service applications.

Features:

This tool does not demand state of the art infrastructure for load testing and supports multiple load injectors managed by a single controller

Protocols

  • Web: HTTP, HTTPS
  • WebServices: XML, SOAP, etc.
  • Java based protocols
  • FTP
Pros Cons
  • Highly portable and supports 100% all the Java based apps
  • Less scripting efforts as compared to other tools because of its user-friendly GUI
  • Simple charts and graphs sufficient for analyzing key load related statistics and resource usage monitors.
  • Supports Integrated real-time, Tomcat collectors for Monitoring
  • Cannot record HTTPS Communication
  • Cannot intercept the AJAX traffic
  • Is not capable of monitoring any of Application server related statistics
  • Reporting framework has very limited features

Requirements Management Tools

16) Case Complete

Case Complete is an agile requirements management tool. You can capture requirements and cases for your web testing project with less effort.

Key Features & Functionalities:

  • Storing Requirements
  • Identifying undefined, missing or to be defined requirements
  • Traceability of Requirements
  • Interfacing with Test Management Tools
  • Requirements Coverage

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Test Data Preparation Tools

17) ARX

Test Data Anonymization is critical when testing websites with sensitive data, for example, banking. ARX is a robust Anonymization tool.

Key Features & Functionalities:

  • Extract Selected data records from files or databases
  • Data Anonymization
  • Create new records populates with random data
  • Create large number of similar records from a template
  • It's Open Source

Download here

Static Analysis Tool

18) PMD

PMD is a cross-language static code analyzer. The tool will be useful in finding unused variables, empty catch blocks, the redundant object in your web code.

Key Features & Functionalities:

  • Calculate Cyclomatic Complexity
  • Enforce Coding Standards
  • Analyse Structure and Dependencies
  • Help in understanding Code
  • Identify defects in code

Download here

 

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