Introduction to Software Testing Automation Tools

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In the last post, we have seen the advantages and disadvantages of test automation. Though automation has drawbacks but it doesn’t mean companies does not go with the automation. If you have seen my previous posts of advantages and disadvantages of automation I mentioned one advantage in it, and that is of cost effectiveness. This point is enough to convert the mind of companies. Just kidding… 🙂

Now we understood from our previous post, automation can act as a helping hand to testing team and not the replacement. So, we must discuss the area where this testing tool can help the testing team. When you will start work on automation in real time, you will come to know, a market is flooded with automation tools. Every tool has some best things with them, so many time it becomes very difficult to select the appropriate tool which suits your need. But I will try to cover “How to select Automation tool” in our future post. But here I will just try to collect some best performing automation tool in the industry.

Functional Testing: QTP; Selenium, Test Complete; Rational Robot

Performance Testing: WebLoad Professional; HP Load Runner; LoadStorm

Browser Testing: Browsershots; Microsoft Expression Web SuperPreview; Spoon Browser Sandbox

Test Management: HP Quality Center ( ALM); SMARTS; SpiraTest

Web Services Testing: SOAP UI ( the Same tool can be used to test SOAP-based and REST-based web services. Also SOAP UI allow us to perform Functional Testing, Load Testing and Security testing of Web Services.)

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