Software testing plays a very critical role in the lifecycle of software development to ensure a quality benchmark for your software product or service. Increasingly the process of testing is becoming automated with sofesticated tools to handle the complex work of testing continously delivered integrated software products.
There are lot of testing tools and frameworks in the market which allow smart testing of products across platforms and provide rich analytics in real time. Here is a list of top automation testing tools and frameworks which are used by leading organisations.
Selenium is a portable software-testing framework for web applications. Selenium provides a playback (formerly also recording) tool for authoring tests without the need to learn a test scripting language (Selenium IDE). It also provides a test domain-specific language(Selenese) to write tests in a number of popular programming languages, including C#, Groovy, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby and Scala. The tests can then run against most modern web browsers. Selenium deploys on Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms. It is open-source software, released under the Apache 2.0 license: web developers can download and use it without charge.
website : http://www.seleniumhq.org/
Robotium is a popular automation testing framework for Android. It supports native and hybrid applications, and makes writing automated black-box test cases easy. It also integrates seamlessly with Gradle, Ant, and Maven which helps to run test cases as continuous integration.
Watir which is pronounced as water is another tool (Ruby libraries) to automate web browsers. Ruby enables connection to databases, reads files, export XML, etc., and also structures your code as reusable libraries. And moreover, it is an open source library, which gives you the flexibility of automation. Watir lets you write tests that are easy to maintain and flexible.
Katalon Studio is a powerful test automation solution for web application, mobile, and web services. Being built on top of the Selenium and Appium frameworks, Katalon Studio takes advantage of these solutions for integrated software automation.
The tool supports different levels of testing skill set. Non-programmers can find it easy to start an automation testing project (like using Object Spy to record test scripts) while programmers and advanced automation testers can save time from building new libraries and maintaining their scripts.
Katalon Studio can be integrated into CI/CD processes and works well with popular tools in the QA process including qTest, JIRA, Jenkins, and Git.
Like UTF, TestComplete’s GUI object recognition capability can automatically detect and update UI objects which helps reduce the effort to maintain test scripts when the AUT is changed. It also integrates with Jenkins in a CI process.