Increasing test automation is one of the main trends in the software testing. To make your life easier and to help you to move with the times, we will tell you what tools can be useful for you.
Selenium. It’s one of the most popular frameworks with an open-source license. Selenium can give you flexibility and an ability to write advanced scripts, which will help you to meet diverse levels of complexity. However, advanced programming skills are an absolute must. Besides, you may have to spend time on building special libraries and frameworks – they may be essential for implementing specific functions.
Unified Functional Testing (UFT). This is a popular tool with a commercial license, which provides a full set of functions for testing API and web-services. It also allows testing GUI of mobile, web, and desktop apps on any platform.
Katalon Studio. This is a great test automation tool for web and mobile apps. Web-services are also on this list. It is suitable both for experienced testers and beginners. The license is free.
IBM Rational Functional Tester (IBM RFT). This is a platform for regression and functional testing, which allows testing diverse apps (Java, SAP, .Net, etc.) IBM RFT is different from other tools because of its unique feature – Storyboard testing. Thanks to this feature, all your actions will be recorded as screenshots. This software is commercial, so you won’t be able to get it for free.
Watir. This is an open-source tool, which main mission is web automation testing. It is based on Ruby libraries and allows cross-browser testing (including Opera, IE, headless browsers, and Firefox). Apart from this, it supports data-driven testing.