Periodic Table of Software Testing Tools…✍🧮💁‍♀️👇

As we are familiar with Periodic table in Chemistry in school days. Now we are into technology world of software testing ,so got an idea to create a periodic table of Software testing tools.For better understanding, I have divided the periodic table into following categories along with color coding:

1. Test Management Tools

2. Automation Testing tools

3. Defect Tracking tools

4. Mobile testing tools

5. Performance/ Load testing tools

6. Security testing tools

7. API testing tools

8. Cross browser testing tools

As we all know that ,there are various kinds of Software testing tools.In this article on Periodic table of Software testing tools, I will discuss few of the top tools which I am familiar.

Periodic table of Software Testing tools

As you can see from the above periodic table of Software testing tools,we have 8 categories in which I have divided a few of the most popular tools used today. Let us discuss each of these one by one.

1. Xray:

Xray is the Manual and Automated test management tool for testing activities. It’s a full-featured tool that integrates with Jira. Its aim is to help companies improve the quality of their products through effective and efficient testing.

2. TestPad:

Test Pad is a simple manual test management tool. Instead of managing cases one at a time, it uses checklist based test plans that can be adapted to a wide range of styles including Exploratory testing, the manual side of Agile, syntax highlighted BDD, and even traditional test case management.

3. Practitest:

Practitest is an end-to-end test management tool. A common meeting ground for all QA stakeholders, it enables full visibility into testing process and a deeper understanding of testing results.

4. Test Monitor:

Test Monitor is an end-to-end test management tool .A simple, intuitive approach to testing. Whether user is implementing enterprise software, require testing activities, building a quality application or just need a helping hand in your test project, Test Monitor covers all activities.

5. Test Rail:

Test Rail is a source for scalable, customizable, web-based test case management. It efficiently helps to manage manual and automated test cases, plans, and runs. It helps to get real-time insights into testing progress with informative dashboards, metrics and activity reports.

6. IBM Rational Quality Manager:

IBM Rational Quality Manger can be used for automation to accelerate project schedules and report on metrics for informed release decisions. It can be used for tracking online test management, maintaining simple online library, tracking engineering releases, customer releases, etc. It is independent of platform and it enables managing QA project effectively.

7. HeadSpin:

HeadSpin is the world’s first Connected Intelligence Platform that provides Web, Mobile, IoT and 5G solutions to unify testing, monitoring, and analytics across applications, devices, and networks. HeadSpin empowers development, testing, operations and product teams to optimize connected experiences and ensure digital business success.

8. Parasoft Selenic:

Parasoft Selenic leverages AI to address problems with Selenium. It works directly with the existing Selenium tests. It helps Self-healing at runtime and AI-driven recommendations post-execution. It efficiently maintains existing Selenium scripts, reducing the time spent on maintaining, repairing, and fixing broken tests.

9. Squish:

Squish is the GUI Test Automation tool to automate the functional regression tests and system tests of their graphical user interface (GUIs) and Human Machine Interfaces (HMIs). The Squish GUI testing tool is a 100% cross-platform tool.

10. Selenium:

Selenium is the most popular free and open source automated testing tool to validate web applications across different browsers and platforms. It supports many known programming languages like Java, Python, C#, Perl, PHP, and JavaScript. It offers support for parallel test execution that reduce the time taken in executing parallel tests.

11. TestProject:

TestProject is a test automation framework which allows us to create automated tests for both web and mobile applications. User can write test cases by using the TestProject SDK or record them by using an in-browser recorder. Both of these options allow us to create test cases for web and mobile applications. It is an end-to-end Automation Platform for web, mobile (Android and iPhone) and API Testing. It is a free, user-friendly Installation and support for all OS — Windows, Linux, and mac OS. It is cloud-hosted and community-powered.

12. Watir:

Watir is an open-source cross-platform web application testing tool. It is most reliable and flexible automation tool of Ruby libraries for web browser automation. This cross browser testing tool interacts with a browser just like human being so it clicks links, filling out forms and validating text.

13. Testim:

Testim is a modern automation testing tool. It uses machine learning to speed the authoring, execution and maintenance of automated tests. It helps tester to analyse any test case in few minutes and execute them on multiple web and mobile platforms.

14. Applitools:

Applitools is an automated testing tool which automatically validates the look and feel and user experience of the applications and sites. It is designed is such a way that it easily integrates with the existing tests instead of requiring to create a new test.

15. Cypress:

Cypress is a test automation tool, similar to Selenium Web Driver, WebDriverIO, Test Cafe, and others. It is a JavaScript test automation solution for web applications. It enables teams to create web test automation scripts. This solution aims to enable frontend developers and test automation engineers to write web tests in the de-facto web language that is JavaScript.

16. QTP:

Quick Test Professional (QTP) is an automated functional GUI testing tool which allows the automation of user actions on a web or client based computer application. It is widely used for functional regression test automation. It uses a scripting language to manipulate the objects and controls of the application under test. It presents a test case in a simple workflow to the tester. The tool allows complete validation of applications through a full complement of checkpoints.

17. Test Complete:

Test Complete is an automated test management tool which helps to increase efficiency and reduce the cost of the testing process. It’s very easy-to-use interface helps QA teams to implement an automation solution in very less amount of time. It Support for multiple scripting languages.

18. Jira:

JIRA is a defect tracking tool which is used for defect/issue tracking as well as project management. This tool is not only used for recording, reporting but also integrated directly with code development environment.

19. Mantishub:

Mantis is an open source defect tracking tool that provides a great balance between simplicity and power. The users can easily get started with this tool for managing their teammates and clients effectively. It has its own inbuilt time tracking feature which is helpful for effectively report on time spent on the specific issues.

20. Fog Bugz:

The Fog Bugz is a tracking tool which can be used to track the status of defects and changes in ongoing software projects, such as application development and deployment. It is specifically helpful for organizations to keep track of bugs for multiple projects. It provides flexibility to find the information in a very less time. It provides support for agile project management.

21. Bugzilla:

Bugzilla is one of the best defect Tracking System. The tool allows individual or groups of developers to keep track of outstanding bugs in their system. It is the best open source software used in the market by small scale as well as large- scale organizations.

22. Bug Net:

Bug Net is an open source Bug Finding Tool. It is a cross-platform application that is written using an ASP.NET platform, and it needs MySQL database as backend tool. The main objective of this defect tracking tool is to make codebase simple and easy to deploy. It provides simple way to file, manage and report bugs.

23. Bug Genie:

Bug Genie is an open source, web-based bug tracking software. Its main functionality includes issue tracking, bug reporting, and project management. It also includes a feedback publishing system. It helps to easy and efficient source code management.

24. RedMine:

Redmine is another important defect tracking tool. The basic version of this tool is open-source and it can work on any machine that supports Ruby. It takes more time for installation, but once installed it runs smoothly.

25. Appium:

Appium is an open source test automation tool for mobile applications. It allows users to test all kind of native, mobile, web, and hybrid apps. It also supports automated tests on emulators and simulators.

26. Espresso:

Espresso is a mobile testing tool for the enterprises. As an open-source tool, it’s very easy to use, and it can extend within that working environment. This test recorder tool allows creating UI tests for the mobile app without writing a single line of the test code.

27. Perfecto:

Perfecto is a SaaS platform that allows app developers to perform web, mobile & IoT software testing. This tool also allows customers to select the deployment options that are best for the specific project. It provides support for Agile Environment. The tool can integrate with other testing tools like Selenium and Appium.

28. Experitest:

Experitest is a quality assurance tools for mobile developers. The tool includes manual testing, performance testing, and load testing for mobile applications. It supports all mobile OS, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry.

29. Robotium:

Robotium is an open-source test automation tool mainly used for Android UI testing. It supports both native and hybrid applications. It is possible to perform system testing, functional testing, and user acceptance testing over Android-based applications with the help of this tool.

30. Web Load:

Web LOAD is a performance testing tool which offers many powerful scripting capabilities, that is helpful for testing complex scenarios. The tool supports hundreds of technologies from Selenium to mobile, enterprise application to web protocols. It is possible to generate load both in the cloud and on-premise using this tool.

31. Load Runner:

It is a load testing tool for Windows and Linux, which allows testing the web application efficiently. It helps to determine the performance and result of the web application under heavy load.

32. JMeter:

Apache JMeter is an open source load testing tool. It is a Java desktop application, designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance of websites. The tool was developed for the purpose of load testing web applications, but it is now expanded to other test functions. JMeter allows performing load and performance test for various server types.

33. Agile Load:

AgileLoad is a load testing tool to enhance the performance of business critical applications. With the help of this load testing tool, it is easy to test the performance of all kind of web and mobile application.

34. Blazemeter:

Blaze Meter is a Load testing tool which ensures delivery of high-performance software to quickly run performance tests for mobile applications, website and API to check the performance at every stage of its development. It allows to test website and integrate multi-geo locations results into single report.

35. Skill Performer:

Silk Performer tool is an enterprise class load and stress testing tool and has the ability to test multiple application environments with the thousands of concurrent users. It also supports the widest range of protocols.

36. Load Impact:

Load Impact is the best cloud-based load testing system which is widely used by enterprises all over the world to develop their websites, mobile applications, web-based applications and APIs by performing all types of tests. It allows to Record an HTTP session using a proxy recorder and allow to perform the same actions during the test.

37. NetSparker:

NetSparker is a security testing tool which automatically scans websites, web applications and web services for vulnerabilities. It is the only scanner that automatically identifies and verifies vulnerabilities with a proof of concept.

38. OWASP:

The Open Web Application Security Project is known as OWASP. It is a tool that helps organizations to develop, purchase and maintain web and software which are reliable and trusted. It implements Identity, Authentication Controls and Implement all the appropriate Access Controls.

39. SoapUI:

SoapUI is an open-source web service testing application for service-oriented architectures and representational state transfers. Its functionality covers web service inspection, invoking, development, simulation and mocking, functional testing, load and compliance testing.

40. Soap Sonar:

SOAP Sonar is an API testing tool which focuses on reducing the time and complexity to develop and maintain test cases. It supports testing every individual service independently of the client application and groups the test workflow for automation. Moreover, the creation and execution of these test cases require no programming or scripting skills.

41. Web Inject:

Web Inject is an API testing tool for automated testing of web applications and web services. It can also test individual system components which have HTTP interfaces and can be used to perform automated functional, regression and acceptance tests.

42. Tricentis:

Tricentis is an API testing tool which helps to manage test cases that reduces testing time, manual effort and costs by building up and executing test cases. It provides Autonomous SAP testing and mature, Robust SAP Test Automation Capabilities.

43. PostMan:

Postman is an API (application programming interface) development tool which helps to build, test and modify APIs. It is an API client tool which helps to test the API’s. It enables user to test the same request against different environments with environment specific variables.

44. SauceLabs:

Sauce Labs is a Selenium cloud-based solution that supports automated cross-browser testing. It can perform testing in any OS and platform and browser combination. It is possible to test the web and mobile apps with the highest number of platforms, browsers, and OS combinations. The tool ensures web applications work efficiently with all the latest Android and iOS mobile devices.

45. Ghost Lab:

Ghostlab is a Mac based testing app that allows test out responsive design across a variety of devices and browsers. It is a tool for synchronized browser testing. It synchronizes scrolls, clicks, reloads and form input across all connected clients to test a full user experience.

Hope you enjoyed my Periodic Table of Software Testing tools.

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