Automation Web Testing Tools

What is Web Application Testing?

Web testing or web application testing is used to ensure about the website’s functionality with all its key measures like performance, security, usability, interface, database, compatibility, etc. Before to launch any website, it is necessary to check web application which may be affected with bugs or some critical issues.

Tools for Web Application Testing

Using tools for a definite purpose is like improvising and adding an advantage in overall testing process by saving huge of time and effort required for testing. The demand of automated web testing tools is increasing day by day, because technical professionals understand the importance of tools in software projects. Nowadays, engaging with automated web testing with a prominent set of tools, possess a better way of acknowledgement about the latest versions of application, which also prevents application from critical bugs and avoids regression testing.

Let's explore the following tools which would help in running and executing the automated tests for your website or web application.

  • Selenium
  • Watir
  • TestingWhiz
  • Windmill
  • HPE Unified Functional Testing
  • Ranorex
  • SoapUI
  • TestComplete
  • Sahi
  • Tosca Testsuite
  • Tellurium
  • Telerik TestStudio
  • WatiN
  • JMeter
  1. Selenium: It is a popular testing framework, which is used to automate web browsers and various platforms like Windows, Mac and Linux. Selenium also helps various testers across the world to write tests in different programming languages like PHP, Python, Perl, Ruby, Groovy and C#. Advantageously, it's also provide record and playback feature to write test without getting thorough knowledge of Selenium IDE.
  2. Watir: It is an open source testing tool, which consists a set of Ruby libraries to automate websites and also allow you to write tests. It is correctly pronounced as “Water”. Its works with browser in a simplest way, you need to just fill the few entries and in one click, you can see the results. It also offers some features like “you can perform tests on any language-based application”, “Cross-browser testing” and “Compatible with Business-driven tools”.
  3. TestingWhiz: It has a code-less scripting automated testing tool, which is part of CMMI level 3 IT solutions provider. It offers keyword-driven, data-driven, risk-based and distributed testing. It also has a feature “record and playback framework”, object eye internal recorder with built-in commands. It also integrates with many bug tracking tools like Jira, Mantis, etc.
  4. Windmill: It's a web testing tool which is designed to automate and debug web applications. It includes cross-browser test recorder and attractive built-in shell to connect with Windmill server. It can also be used to write and run tests in Python, Ruby and JavaScript.
  5. HPE Unified Functional Testing (QTP): The automation tool HP QuickTest Professional is renamed as HPE Unified Functional Testing. It offers automation for functional testing and regression testing. It offers “integration with Mercury Business Process Testing and Media Quality Center”, “Unique Smart Object Recognition”, “Error-Handling Mechanism”, “Creation of Parameters” and “Automated Documentation”.
  6. Ranorex: It is one of the most famous tools to build and automate web and GUI tests. It is a cross-platform, cross-device, and cross-technology automated testing tool. It also has a feature to record user interactions and play them back in order to execute tests. It also offers:
    • GUI Recognition.
    • Reusability of test codes.
    • Bug detection, and
    • Seamless Integration
  7. SoapUI: It is an open-source, cross-platform functional testing tool. Basically, this tool is specifically designed to perform automated tests on APIs, such as SOAP (Service Oriented Architectures) and REST (Representational State Transfers) interfaces in order to ensure the interoperability of distinct applications. Its functioning also covers essential metrics like deployment, invoking, development, simulation, mocking, load and compliance testing. :
  8. TestComplete: It is a functional testing tool, which offers many solutions to automate applications for mobile, web and desktop. This tool is developed by SmartBear Software. It also offers various features like GUI Testing, Scripting Language Support for popular technologies (like JavaScript, Python, VBScript, etc.), Test Visualizer, Scripted testing and Test recording & playback.:
  9. Sahi: It is an open-source as well as commercial automated testing framework, which is used for web applications. It provides you features like Multi-browser testing, Supports frameworks like ExtJS, ZK, Dojo, YUI, etc. and record & playback feature for browser testing.:
  10. Tosca TestSuite: This is developed by Tricentis, which is a model-based automated test framework. This tool provide you following offerings::
    • Planning and designing of test case.
    • Test data provisioning.
    • Service Virtualization Network.
    • Integral Management, and
    • Risk Coverage.
  11. Tellurium: It is also known for web automation testing tool which allows testers to design and write tests by using normal English Language, without using any complex scripting or any programming language. This automation testing tool is easy-to-use and provide robust test management in order to ensure quality objectives of an application.
  12. Telerik TestStudio: The tool is offering best solution for mobile, desktop and web application testing which includes UI Testing, Load testing, and performance testing. Telerik TestStudio is responsible for many tasks:
    • It supports various programming languages like HTML, AJAX, ASP.NET, JavaScript, Silverlight, WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), and MVC (Model View Controller).
    • It can easily integrates with Visual Basic 2010 and 2012.
    • Record and Playback feature.
    • Performs Manual Testing.
    • Easily integrates with various Bug tracking tools.
  13. WatiN: It is an open-source, web automation testing tool which is developed in C# language and inspired by Watir Project. It supports testing for .Net programming languages and licenced under Apache 2.0. These are the following key features:
    • It supports HTML and AJAX.
    • Easily Integrate with Unit testing tools.
    • Browser testing for IE and Firefox.
    • It generates web page screenshots.
    • It has a native support for Page and Control model.
  14. JMeter: It is purely a Java based automation testing tool which is designed and developed to perform load testing, functional testing, and performance testing. It can be used to test performance for both static and dynamic resources like files, servlets, Perl Scripts, Java Objects, etc. It functionally measures the strength and performance of the server by using several load testing types.

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