Testing In recent years, as DevOps and agile processes have become more and more widely adopted, software testing, especially automated testing, has developed rapidly. DevOps hopes to establish a fast, frequent, and reliable integrated delivery process; Agile requires continuous, timely, and comprehensive feedback on the quality of deliverables. Software testing is an important link in the R&D process. Whether it can achieve rapid response, effective measurement, process automation, and system integration goals will have a profound impact on the R&D efficiency and product quality of the entire organization.
Applications that reduce workload are developing rapidly, covering all walks of life. In the software testing industry, the increase in demand for automation has also become a trend. In any software or application testing platform, you will find that software testers urgently need a variety of tools to assist in daily testing, whether it is desktop testing or web testing, browser testing, regression testing, web service and API testing, and so on.
The following is an overview of some popular software test automation tools to help all software testers.
Selenium is a testing framework used to perform web application testing across various browsers and platforms such as Windows, Mac, and Linux. Selenium helps testers write test programs in various programming languages, such as Java, PHP, C#, Python, Groovy, Ruby, and Perl. It provides recording and playback functions and can be written without learning Selenium IDE.
It is worth mentioning that Selenium supports some large and well-known browser vendors who use Selenium as a basic part of the browser. Selenium is undoubtedly the basis of most other software testing tools.
TestingWhiz is a no-code automated testing tool provided by Cygnet Infotech, a CMMI3 IT solution provider. The Enterprise Edition of the TestingWhiz tool provides a variety of complete automated testing solutions, such as web testing, software testing, database testing, API testing, mobile application testing, regression test suite maintenance, optimization and automation, and cross-browser testing.
TestingWhiz provides various important functions, such as:
- Keyword-driven, data-driven testing and distributed testing
- Browser extension test
- SMTP integration
- Integration with bug tracking tools such as Mantis, TFS and FogBugz
- Integration with test management tools such as HP Quality Center, Zephyr, TestRail, and Microsoft VSTS
- Centralized Object Repository
- Version control system integration
- Custom recording rules
3. HPE Unified Functional Testing
HPE UFT is a popular commercial tool for testing desktop, web and mobile applications, supporting functional testing and regression testing automation. This tool uses the Visual Basic Scripting Edition scripting language to register the test process and manipulate various objects and controls while testing the application.
QTP provides various functions, such as:
- Create test
- Test data
- Enhanced testing
- Run the test script
- Analyze test results
- Maintenance test
TestComplete is a functional testing platform that provides various solutions to automate testing of desktop, website and mobile applications through SmartBear software.
TestComplete provides the following functions:
- GUI test
- Test visualization tool
- Script test
- Test recording and playback
Ranorex is a GUI automatic testing tool that runs on the Windows operating system. It is mainly used for software testing of software using GUI and is the main way for computer software to interact with users.
Ranorex provides the following functions:
- GUI recognition
- Reusable test code
- Error detection
- Integration with various tools
- Recording and playback
6. Tosca Testsuite
Tricentis' Tosca Testsuite uses model-based test automation to automate software testing.
Tosca Testsuite has the following functions:
- Plan and design test plan
- Test data supply
- Service Virtualization Network
- Test the mobile app
- Integrated management
- Risk protection
Watir is an open source testing tool composed of Ruby libraries for automated network application testing.
Watir provides the following functions:
- Test web applications in any language
- Cross-browser testing
- Compatible with business-driven development tools, such as RSpec, Cucumber and TestUnit
- Test the buttons, forms, links and responses of web pages
8. Katalon Studio
Katalon Studio is a free automated testing solution developed by Katalon LLC. The software is built on the open source automation framework Selenium. Appium has a dedicated IDE interface for API, web and mobile testing. It also provides a rich feature set for these types of tests and supports Windows, macOS and Linux. Multiple platforms. The tool contains a powerful set of features that can help overcome common challenges in web UI test automation.
Katalon Studio includes the following features:
- Built-in object repository, XPath, object re-identification
- Support JavaGroovy scripting language
- Built-in image-based test support
- Support continuous integration tools such as Jenkins and TeamCity
- Support dual editor interface
- Customizable execution workflow
At present, the automated testing frameworks on the market are mainly divided into unit testing frameworks and automated testing frameworks in a certain field. These frameworks are often bound to various languages. The test scripts of these automated testing frameworks need to be managed in a unified manner. The ZTF automated testing framework is thus Was developed. ZTF focuses on the management function of automated testing, providing the definition, management, driving, return of execution results of automated testing scripts, the creation of bugs, and the integration with other automated testing frameworks.
ZTF solves the following problems:
- Use case information management
- Execution of the test script
- Comparison of test results
- Defect bug submission
ZTF has the characteristics of simple syntax, cross-platform, cross-language, cross-framework, engineering, and cross-scene. It can drive 8 unit test frameworks and 3 automated test frameworks to execute tests, and pass the final results back to Zen Through the unified report display, the gap between project management and continuous integration tools is opened up, and it runs through different stages of the DevOps life cycle such as continuous integration, continuous testing, and continuous deployment.
Unlike the previous automated testing framework, ZenData is not a testing framework, but a tool to assist automated testing. Today's automated testing is facing large-scale and engineering challenges, the most important part of which is the flexible and large-scale management of test data.
ZenData has become a universal test data generation tool with two major functions: data generation and data analysis. ZenData can achieve the purpose of test data maintenance by defining simple field value lists, prefixes and suffixes and other configurations. It is simple, efficient, and flexible, and is a powerful helper for unit testing, interface testing, functional automation testing, performance testing, stress testing, and piling mocks.
- Can be used without understanding the code, easy to use
- The data format is completely customizable without any restrictions
- One-click generation of millions of data, no pressure
ZenData can be used for the preparation of test data under manual test scenarios, as well as for data generation and analysis in automated test scripts. It can also generate massive amounts of data for performance and stress testing with one click. It is a universal data generation tool for automated testing. !
As an important part of quality assurance activities, automated testing will have trends such as process integration, asset concentration, and testing services in the future. Reasonable tools should support basic optimization, automation of test cases and data generation, smarter solutions and analysis. Therefore, the selected testing tool should not only meet the current needs, but also pay attention to potential trends and improvements.