Software Testing Tools

Hello friends! in this post, we will see a comprehensive list of different software testing tools in the market – Web UI Automation, Performance testing, API testing, Mobile App automation, etc.

Automation Testing Tools

Selenium

selenium tutorial
  • Selenium is one of the most famous browser automation tools. It is a free and open-source tool with several tutorials and an active community. Check our Selenium WebDriver with Java tutorial here.
  • It supports multiple languages – Java, C#, Ruby, PHP, Groovy etc.
  • Download Link – SeleniumHQ.

Watir

Watir
  • Watir stands for Web Application Testing In Ruby. It is a free and open-source browser automation tool.
  • It supports ruby language only.
  • Download link – Watir can be installed as a ruby gem from the Watir website.

Katalon Studio

katalon tutorial
  • Katalon Studio is a free automation tool using which we can automate websites, APIs – SOAP and Rest as well as mobile apps.
  • Its learning curve is fairly simple with the feature to both works on record and playback or manual mode as well as scripting mode. Check our tutorial – Katalon Studio tutorial.
  • Download link – Katalon can be downloaded from Katalon Studios Official website.

QTP or UFT

QTP tool
  • Quick Test Professional(QTP) is a paid functional test automation tool provided by Hewlett Packard.
  • It supports scripting in VB script and can automate both web and windows applications.
  • Download link – Trial version

TestComplete

Temp complete
  • TestComplete is a paid GUI automation tool provided by Smartbear.
  • It supports both record and playback as well as scripting and can automate Web, Mobile, and Desktop applications.
  • Download details – Smartbear’s official site.

Performance Testing Tools

JMeter

jmeter tool
  • JMeter is one of the most popular open-source performance testing tools.
  • It can be used for performance testing of different kinds of applications – Web applications, REST and SOAP web-services, databases, etc.
  • Our JMeter tutorial – Apache JMeter Tutorial.
  • Download Link – Apache JMeter Official Site.

LoadRunner

  • LoadRunner is one of the most popular paid performance testing tools in the market.
  • It is licensed by Micro Focus.
  • You need to have some programming language skills especially in ‘C’ in order to create scripts in LoadRunner.
  • Download link – Free Trial LoadRunner

The Grinder

Grinder
  • The Grinder is a free and open-source load testing framework build over Java.
  • It can be used for performance testing of web applications, SOAP and REST web-services.
  • It requires scripting in Java, Jython(Java implementation of Python) and Clojure.
  • Download Link – Grinder

Gatling

Gatling
  • Gatling is a free and open-source load testing tool based on frameworks like Scala, Akka and Netty.
  • It supports scripting in the Scala language.
  • Enterprise version Link – Gatlings.

JCrawler

Jcrawler
  • JCrawler is a free and open-source performance testing tool.
  • It is based on the crawling mechanism, using which it finds the URLs to be load tested. Hence no scripting is required for load testing.
  • Users can configure the starting URL and the required hits/second parameter to start load testing.
  • Download link – JCrawler


OpenWebLoad

OpenLoad Tool
  • OpenWebLoad is a free and open-source load testing tool.
  • It comes in the form of a command-line tool that doesn’t require any scripting language knowledge.
  • Download Link – OpenWebLoad.

API Testing Tools

Advanced Rest Client

Advanced Rest Client
  • Advanced Rest Client or ARC is a chrome plug-in for testing REST APIs.
  • Download link – Search for “Advanced Rest Client” on Chrome Web Store or directly go to ARC and install the extension.

Postman

postman
  • Postman is a chrome extension that helps in testing REST APIs.
  • Download details – Search for “Postman Rest Client” on Chrome Web Store and install the Postman extension.

CURL (Linux)

  • CURL is a command-line tool for making different requests – HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, LDAP, etc. It comes with most of the Linux distributions.
  • Below is the syntax for making simple Post requests using-
 CURL-curl -v -X POST -HContent-Type:application/json --data-binary '{"param1":"value1", "param2":"value2"}' http://<ip>:<port>/API_URL 


Android APP AUtomation Tools

Appium

appium
  • Appium is one of the most popular open-source tools for automating mobile, native and hybrid applications on both android and IOS.
  • It supports scripting in multiple languages – Java, Ruby, C#, Python, etc.
  • Download Link – Appium Official Site.

Robotium

robotium
  • Robotium is an open-source tool for automating both native and hybrid android Apps.
  • It supports scripting in Java only.
  • Download Link – RobotiumTech Github.

Selendroid

selendroid
  • Selendroid is an open-source tool for automating native and hybrid android Apps as well as mobile websites.
  • It supports scripting in Java only.
  • Download Link – Selendroid Github.

MonkeyRunner

monkey Runner
  • MonkeyRunner is a free tool for automating Android Apps.
  • Its support scripting in Jython – python integrated with Java.
  • Download link – comes with Android SDK

IOS APP Automation Tools

Appium

appium
  • Appium is one of the most popular open-source tools for automating mobile, native and hybrid applications on both android and IOS.
  • It supports scripting in multiple languages – Java, Ruby, C#, Python etc.
  • Download Link – Appium Official Site.

Frank

frank tool
  • Frank is an open source tool using which we can automate acceptance tests for native iOS applications.
  • It is based on Cucumber. Hence, it supports test cases written in BDD style i.e. Given-When-Then format.
  • Download link – Frank Github.

EggPlant

eggPlant
  • EggPlant is a paid tool for android, ios, windows phone and BlackBerry App automation.
  • It uses an image-based approach for UI automation. Hence, it can be used by non-programmers.
  • Download Link – TestPlant free trial.

Ranorex

Ranorex
  • Ranorex is a paid tool for android, ios, windows phone, and BlackBerry App automation.
  • It provides record and playback as well as scripting capability.
  • Download Link – Ranorex trial version.

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