Top 10 Automation Testing Tools 2019
Once the software has been written, it must also be checked and evaluated. Now, the software testing community provides many testing tools – but which is the right one?
We introduce the top 10 automation testing tools that every tester and developer should know.
The Selenium family consists of several tools within test automation, especially the framework Selenium WebDriver which has a very good reputation and is therefore the market leader in the field of automated testing of web applications! Since June 2018, Selenium has been the official W3C standard for automated testing of web applications.
The framework is available in various programming languages e.g. Java, Python, C#
The Unit Testing Framework JUnit is one of the most widely used tools in the Java environment and is used to create automated unit tests. It is part of the unit testing framework family xUnit. Features of JUnit include assertions for expected testing results, test building blocks for sharing common test data, and test runners for running tests.
The testing framework TestNG is inspired by JUnit and NUnit. The advantage of this framework is that it covers the wide range of unit tests and integration tests. You can create groups of test methods that can also be nested inside each other. In addition, TestNG supports annotations and enables parameterized and data-driven testing.
The JMeter written in Java is predestined for functional automation tests and performance tests of web applications. JMeter simulates heavy load on a server or a group of servers, a network or an object. In the meantime, numerous resources such as REST / SOAP web services, web languages (PHP, Java, ASP.NET, files, etc.), Java objects, database queries and FTP servers are supported.
6. SoapUI Pro
API test automation can significantly accelerate the testing and development process. API test automation ensures consistency in the tests and enables continuous improvement in software quality. Automation automates API testing at pre-determined intervals or triggered by an event, such as code commit. Test and development teams are becoming more and more inclined to API test automation, and they are integrating their test tools into automation frameworks like Jenkins. SoapUI Pro includes the simple ‘point-and-click’ feature that allows teams to embed REST and SOAP testing into automation platforms in just a few clicks without having to write any scripts. SoapUI Pro includes a configurable command line interface tool that lets you run your tests from any task scheduler or as an integrated part of your build process.
Cucumber performs automated tests to ensure that BDD-style writing is accepted. Cucumber enables the execution of functional documentation written in business text. Cucumber, which is part of the Cucumber test framework, is an example of web-based test automation software. Cucumber is written in the Ruby programming language and was originally used exclusively for Ruby testing. It now supports a variety of different programming languages through various implementations.
8. Katalon Studio
Katalon Studio is a free open source tool that makes it easy to create, run and manage tests. It also provides the ability to manage tests per project. The tool is available for Windows, Mac and Linux (in a console variant). The tool does not need to be installed, but only unpacked into any folder. If you want to create test cases, you can either use the built-in Katalon recorder inside the studio, or the Katalon recorder plugin for Chrome and Firefox. The recorder works similar to the Selenium IDE and is based on it.
BrowserStack is a cloud web and mobile testing platform that tests websites in different browsers and also allows you to test the view of web pages in various operating systems, browsers and mobile devices. The tool runs completely in the browser and streams the real view of various virtual machines, allowing the testing of web pages in almost all major operating systems, browsers and mobile devices.
10. Visual Studio Test Professional
This is the most comprehensive testing solution for all Microsoft platforms, including desktops, phones, tablets, servers, and also the cloud. With MSDN subscription you can also access all the other Microsoft products and services, which can further help you to design, develop, and test your applications on multiple platforms. Visual Studio Test Professional provides access to the test hub in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online. Coordinate all test management activities including test planning, authoring, execution, and tracking from a central location. The test hub gives product owners and business analysts critical insight into progress against the defined acceptance criteria and quality metrics.