Note: This is a guest post written by Dan Martin
Automation has eliminated the need for manual software testing. You no longer have to deal with human error. Most importantly, you complete the task in the shortest time possible. Software testing tools will deliver efficiency and save on costs.
With so many testing tools available, it can be challenging to pick the best one. We have made the process easier for you by reviewing seven of the best on the market in 2020.
TestProject is a community-powered, cloud-hosted automation testing tool. Use it to test your web and mobile apps, develop, record, or analyze your test automation. The tool is applicable to different platforms, including Linux, Mac OS, web services, iOS Windows, and Android.
The Smart test recorder allows you to create automated tests. The beauty of this is you don’t need to write code. Some of the source frameworks it uses include Appium and Selenium. A community of developers always ensures the availability of add-ons. It enhances the functionality and efficiency of the tool.
You can also integrate TestProject with other tools, including Slack, Jenkins, BrowserStack, and even email notifications.
TestProject is free
Kualitee is an easy to use, cloud-based software testing tool. You have the option of manual or automated testing for the different test scenario cases.
You can integrate it with tools like Jenkins, BitBucket, and Selenium. Some of the main features include test and defect management tools. Other features include mobile apps, automation testing, APIs, and more.
Use Kualitee to sync effects, report bugs, and create custom tests. You can do all of these while collaborating with your team.
You can get different pricing options on this platform. You pay based on the number of users and whether you opt for monthly or yearly payments. The Pro plan comes in at $7 per month/per user. You also can get a 15-day trial if you opt for the paid version.
Selenium is a powerful open-source web application and software testing tool; it’s flexible and offers tons of integrations. You can use it with Jenkins, TestNG, Maven, and Saucelabs, to name a few.
Selenium allows for use on many operating systems and browsers. Use it to create automation scripts and parallel test executions. You will notice that many other testing tools use it as a support source.
You will get a lot of support from the community forums. It makes Selenium an excellent tool for independent developers and startups.
Selenium is free.
Appium is another open-source automation testing tool that is specific to mobile. It will work on Android, Mac, and iOS platforms. It is ideal for automating hybrid and native mobile apps.
Appium depends on vendor automation frameworks. You can also do parallel testing on multiple devices or platforms.
Appium supports in-built browsers, chrome, or Safari and there are no limits with test frameworks or languages.
You can use Ruby, Python, and Java, to name a few. The cross-platform feature allows you to use the same API for test writing.
You don’t need to get a new code any time you are using Android or iOS test suites.
Appium is an open-source platform, so you incur no cost for use or licensing.
You have access to over 2,000 mobile browser and desktop combinations. You can also check the responsiveness of your website with the LT browser tool.
Other applications include geo-blocking, geo-targeting, and geo-localization for more than 27 countries.
Parallel testing increases efficiency by reducing the time you spend on test cycles. You can integrate it with other management tools, including Github, Mantis, Jira, Trello, and Asana.
You can get different pricing options depending on the package you go for, ranging from free to $158.
QMetry has its foundation in open-source frameworks like Appium, Selenium, and Eclipse IDE. The transition from manual to automation is seamless on this platform. You can use it on different devices or scenarios, including mobile native, web, microservices, and mobile web.
Test automation, test management, and quality analytics come together in a single suite. Integrate QMetry with other applications such as bamboo, Jenkins, perfecto mobile, and Sauce Labs.
You will need to get in touch with Qmetry for pricing.
Katalon Studio provides functionality for both web and mobile platforms. Its foundation is Appium and Selenium, allowing for easy web, mobile and API testing. You don’t even need any extra integrations to test API, unlike the case with Selenium. Easily integrate it with other tools such as Slack, qTest, Git, Jira, and Kobiton.
Katalon Studio will work on Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. It is beginner-friendly and can be used even without much programming experience. It has dual scripting interfaces for both beginners and more advanced users.
The other excellent feature of Katalon Studio is you get reports and test analysis, and allows you to see which areas you need to focus on. Creating test cases is easy with inbuilt keywords.
You have different pricing options depending on what you need. You have the option of the free subscription package. Other licenses will cost you an annual fee of $539 and $759.
We have looked at the seven best software testing tools in 2020. It is essential to understand the functionalities you need so that you can choose the correct one for you. The one you opt for should deliver maximum efficiency in the most cost-effective manner.
You don’t want your operations to come to a screeching halt because of bugs or issues with your system. Use the list above to make the whole process easier for you. What we have provided is a summary of what we consider the best. Take time to understand each in more detail first.
Note: This guest post was written by Dan Martin