Top 10 Software Testing Tools!
By Vinod Kalathiya    |     20 Apr 2021   |    Software Testing Tools!    |    Views 368

What is Software Testing?

"Software testing is a process to evaluate the functionalities of software applications with an intent to find whether the developed software met the specified requirements or not and to identify the defects to ensure that the product is defect-free to a quality product."

Why Software Testing?

Well, we are humans, and every day we are making lots of mistakes hence, we all need to check our work; where computers and machines are working on Mechanisms if we command some wrong inputs, the command outputs show the error term. Solving that computer error term is software testing. Following are the reasons that why software testing is necessary!

- To Identifying the Defects.

- To reduce flaws in the Component.

- To increase the overall quality of the system.

- To gain customer confidence.

- To check software adaptability.

- To avoid extra costs.

- To accelerate software development.

- To avoid risks.

- To optimize business.

Top10 best Software Testing Tools

1. Testproject

TestProject is an end-to-end automation tool that provides capabilities to automate Web, API, and Mobile applications existing built on top of the most popular frameworks for testing the web and mobile applications.

TestProject is compatible with multiple platforms like Windows, Mac, Android, and iOS. It also supports all major browsers. The SDK can also provide support for various programming languages like Java, C#, and Python.

Pricing: it's a free tool as TestProject is open source.

Test run time: 20 percent of the overall development time for a single-component application, 20 to 30 percent for a two-component application, and 30 to 35 percent for an application with GUI.

Unique features of Testproject;

  • Free Automation Development Framework
  • Hierarchical View
  • Security Testing
  • Unicode Compliance
  • Easy to Deploy and execute
  • Easy Integration with DevOps tools
  • Multiple Platform Compatibility
  • Requirements-Based Testing
  • Elaborate Test Analytics
  • Test Script Reviews

2. Cypress

Cypress is the next-generation testing tool. Cypress develops for frond-end testing built for the modern web application. The cypress uses only JavaScript to write automated tests, and it addresses the key pain points from other automation tools. Cypress is built on Node.js and comes packaged as an NPM (Node Package Manager) module. As the cypress built on node.js, it uses JavaScript for writing tests, but 90% of coding can do using cypress inbuilt commands only, which is easy to understand.

Organize results of the latest CI (Continuous integration) test runs recorded to the Dashboard and; get the result of test failures at a glance view of how many tests passed or failed in CI.

Price: Cypress is an open-source tool. Cypress has consisted of a test runner, which is locally installed and, dashboard services are recording the test.

Test run time: The Cypress runs in just under 2 minutes to 10 minutes

Unique features of Cypress;

  • Time travel
  • Real-time reloads
  • Spies, stubs, and clocks
  • Debuggability
  • Automatic waiting
  • Network traffic control
  • Consistent results
  • Screenshots and videos

3. Selenium

Selenium is a set of tools and libraries that automates web browser action. Selenium provides tools that can interact with the browser and, it can automate browser actions like click, input, select, and navigate with the help of a script. Selenium is not a tool but is a library of tools; Selenium is the most widely used open-source solution for test automation of web applications. Selenium has built with the following components.

The selenium IDE for a record and playback plugin Firefox add-on and its use for quick prototype testing.

The selenium RC is used to execute scripts in any language using JavaScript is also known as selenium 1.

A web driver the most actively used component today for framework and is an API, which is to interact directly with the browser and, it is also known as selenium 2.

The selenium grid is a tool that runs the test in parallel across different machines and browsers simultaneously so, whenever needs to minimize the execution time or to run the test cases on multiple platforms.

Browsers support Selenium, Firefox, Internet, Explorer, Safari, Opera, Chrome, and Edge. And, the operating system that supports selenium is Microsoft Windows, macOS, Linux, etc.

Language support Selenium, the Selenium Web-Driver Supports different languages like Python, JavaScript, Java, Ruby, C#, PHP.

Price: Selenium is an open-source tool. Primarily it is for automating web applications for testing purposes.

Test run time: The Cypress runs in just under 2 minutes to 10 minutes.

Unique features of selenium;

  • Selenium helps control the speed of test cases (Speed Control).
  • Allows execution of the entire Test Suite (Run All).
  • Runs the currently selected test.
  • Allows a user to pause and resume a particular test case (Pause/Resume).
  • Selenium Helps step into each specific command in the test script.
  • Selenium Helps group all Selene’s Commands together and make them execute as a single operation. (Rollup)
  • The initialization of the Selenium server is not needed.
  • Selenium can work with the original automation technique.
  • For a WebDriver, it is effortless to build a keyword-driven framework.
  • The selenium WebDriver works very fast, even the server is not needed.
  • The selenium has a connection with an API WebDriver called Selenium 2.0. This Selenium 2.0, is created to support the Ajax and Vibrant web pages.

4. TestComplete

TestComplete is a functional test automation platform developed by SmartBear. SmartBear claims TestComplete to be the easiest to use when it comes to automated UI testing.

TestComplete provides software testers the ability to create automated tests for web, Microsoft Windows, iOS, and Android applications. This tool is that it can execute parallel regression tests with automation builds and create stable regression tests. It can automatically schedule and run regression tests without human intervention. It also cuts down the testing time and training costs significantly. Automate UI test is enclosing from the device cloud to packaged apps to ensure the quality of application without sacrificing speed or agility with an easy to use, GUI test automation tool. TestComplete uses for testing much different application types of platforms such as Web, Windows, Android, iOS, WPF, HTML5, Flash, Flex, Silverlight, .NET, VCL, and Java.

Price: It is a paid tool by SmartBear.

1. Test Execute: $629/per license (yearly subscription)

2.  Intelligent Quality: $1,259/per license (yearly subscription)

Test run time:  TestComplete uses the time counter’s function is to count the test compiling time.

Unique features of TestComplete;

  • Building Automated UI Tests
  • Object Recognition Engine now with Artificial Intelligence
  • Data-Driven Testing
  • Automated Test Reporting & Analysis
  • Free Training & Support
  • Harness the Power of Automated Test Reuse (cuts down the testing time and training costs.)
  • Intelligent Quality Add-On
  • Continuous Testing for DevOps
  • Cross Browser Testing
  • Parallel Testing
  • Test Automation for BDD (Behavior-Driven Development)

5. ACCELQ

AccelQ delivers automation to the entire quality value chain to accelerate time-to-market and facilitate building better quality software. AccelQ’s Quality Driven Development (QDD) implements an innovative Agile Quality Life Cycle approach, integrating the usual test silos into an end-to-end automated process. AccelQ specialties are Application lifecycle management, Quality Lifecycle Automation, Quality Assurance, Continuous Testing, Agile Quality, and TDD & BDD on Steroids, Quality Driven Development, Software Development, Customer Experience, API Services Testing, and Business Process Validation. AccelQ is a Simple codeless approach to automation, with the power and flexibility of programming platforms. AccelQ allows a tester to develop test logic without worrying about the programming syntax.

Price: It is a paid tool. Professional $390 (per user-month) Unified $440 (per user-month)

Test run time: The default program run value is 60 seconds.

Unique features of AccelQ;

  • Codeless Automation for All Web/UI Technologies.
  • Full Blown API Test Automation.
  • Database Testing, SSH testing, Message Queues.
  • Need to query an unstructured (NoSQL) Testing.
  • ERP (salesforce, Pega, SAP, ServiceNow, and workday).
  • Mainframe automation and backend & middleware testing.
  • Quality Lifecycle Management and DevOps & Agile accessible.
  • API & UI End-to-end validation and AI & ML at the core.
  • Business process focus & 3x Acceleration.

6. Lambdatest

The Lambdatest is an online cross-browser testing platform for website testing and web application testing. It can test 2000+ real browsers and operating systems with cross-browser testing on desktop and mobile browsers. Lambdatest supports manual and automated cross-browser testing. Lambdatest also offers a developer-oriented tool - LT browser to assess the responsiveness of your website. With over 25+ devices to choose from, interactive development tools, and scroll sync, LT Browser has made mobile website testing easier.

Lambdatest provides a one-click bug logging feature that allows logging a bug directly from the Lambdatest platform to various bug management tools like Jira, Asana, Trello, GitHub, Paymo, Teamwork, Mantis, Hive, and many more with just a single click.

Price: It is a paid tool.

1. Web & Mobile Browser Automation $99 (PER MONTH) for one parallel test.

2.  Web Automation $158(PER MONTH) for two parallel tests.

Test run time: Lambdatest compiles time is 2 to 10 minutes for each session. With On-Demand Pass, get 120 Minutes of testing time with the subscription feature.

Unique features of Lambdatest;

  • Assignment management
  • Automated screenshot generation
  • Customizable reporting
  • Live browser testing
  • Local testing for dev environment
  • Multiple concurrent sessions
  • Native Browsers
  • Pre-installed RIA software
  • Real-time browser testing
  • Requirements-based testing
  • Testing management
  • Third-party integration

7. Appium