Test Tool and Test Automation Product Review Comparison

by Steve Nellon Software Developer

Test automation is a computer program writing method that helps in fulfilling testing needs to be carried out manually otherwise. Once tests are automated, they can be run repeatedly and quickly. This is often considered as the most cost effective process for software products having a long maintenance life, as even nominal patches over the application lifetime can potentially cause running functionality to break at an earlier point in time.

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Automation Framework System

A framework is an integrated approach that sets the systems of automation of a particular product. This system incorporates the function libraries, object details, reusable modules and various test data sources. These factors act as small building blocks that need to be accumulated in order to represent a business procedure. The framework offers the basis of automation testing and simplifies the automation effort.

Difference Between A Testing Tool And Automation Framework

Tools are especially designed to target some specific testing environment associated with web automation tools, Windows etc. For an automation method, tools act as a driving agent. However, a software analysis structure is not a tool for executing a specific task, rather it is an infrastructure that delivers the solution where various techniques can perform in a unified manner. For the automation engineer, it serves as a common platform. There are several types of frameworks to be categorized on the basis of the automation functionality they leverage. These components include:

  • Modularity-driven tests

  • Data-driven tests

  • Keyword-driven tests

  • Model-based tests

  • Code driven tests

  • Hybrid tests

Review of Software Testing Tools

  • Telerik TestStudio: Telerik TestStudio is an all-inclusive application for mobile app, load, functional and performance testing. This all in one functional testing involves desktop or native web apps testing, mobile or tablet apps, Silverlight, HTML5, AJAX and WPF apps test. Moreover, automation team can rely on the product to test Telerik controls, JavaScript calls, client-side behaviors, dynamic page synchronization, XAML animations and UI visualizations.

  • Rational Functional Tester: It is also a regression and an automated functional testing tool. It provides testers with automated analysis abilities for functional tests, regression tests, GUI tests as well as data-driven tests. Features of this software tool include:

  1. Simplifies test creation and visualization with storyboard analysis

  2. Offers life-cycle traceability

  3. Validation of dynamic data through dynamic data validation wizard

  4. Streamline automation with proxy SDK, keyword testing, for parallel development test script version control etc.

  • HP-QuickTest Professional software: It provides functional as well as regression test automation for software application platforms. HP QuickTest Professional supports scripting interfaces and keyword while featuring a graphical user interface. Some of its features include a cascaded optimization method, broadest and deepest industrial insight into IT-controlled assets, a comprehensive, secure, operational framework for an enhanced expert view of hybrid world, screen recorder and business process testing.

  • Selenium: It is a portable software testing environment for web applications. Selenium offers a playback or record tool for authoring test without learning a test scripting language. Some of its features include record, playback, Xpath as required, intelligent field selection, walk through test, auto complete for all basic selenium commands, set breakpoints and debug, ruby scripts, or some other formats, selenium user-extensions file support, choice to assert the title of every page automatically etc.

  • TestDrive: It is a full-featured solution for test automation designed to test GUI as well as browser applications. Necessary reductions in advanced quality levels and timescales can be achieved without the complexity of conventional test tools. TestDrive combines with all the other components of the solution suite so that tests could be run from within Qualify.

  • TOSCA Testsuite: This software tool is meant for the automated execution of regression and functional software analysis. In addition to functional automated tests, it includes a graphical user interface (GUI), integrated test management, a command line interface (CLI) and an application programming interface (API), synthetic test data, generation of dynamic and highly automated business management of testing case generation, the unified executing along with steering of automated, manual, GUI as well as non-GUI tests.

In software testing, the use of special software is actually considered as test automation. In order to control the testing performance as well as the comparison of actual results with predicted outcomes, the specific software is used. The type of this special software system is separate from the software being tested. Testing automation can automate certain repetitive but essential tasks in a formalized process of analysis, or add additional analysis that would not be easy to perform manually. You can hire testers from top software testing companies who can help you in testing your application within allocated budgets and time schedules.

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