During recent years the application market changes and enhances at a rate of knots. The QA department permanently monitors all novelties fairs in the IT-sphere, especially those concerned with automation tools. It happens so because, to check the work of the application, one usually executes automated testing. With the help of properly organized automation tests, a tester can insure himself from time-wasting and minimize the human factor during the detection of the bug.
That is where the work of automation tools makes a true difference in the QA team routine. Nowadays, luckily, there are a great number of specified tools on the Software market. Another good thing is that not all of them are on a fee basis; moreover, in this case, “free of charge” does not mean the low-quality title. Software testing companies permanently use quite a several unpaid tools. But how can one make a right choice selecting the tool? Let’s consider this.
How to Choose the Right Automation Tool?
- Define the tests to be performed.
- Realize the automation expectations.
- Examine the automation titles market.
- About budget limitations, execute a trial run of the 2 best tools.
- Choose the best of them.
- Make a presentation to other members of the QA team with strong arguments.
- In the case of a positive estimate, go on to the test procedure.
Having performed all the above-mentioned steps, any person involved in quality assurance achieved new experience and knowledge in his field. What does the modern software market offer to the testers? Among the great majority of tools, one should pay special attention to the several ones listed below.
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What Are the Best Automation Tools of the Year?
Robotium. This absolutely free-of-charge product can be used during user interface testing or great help while black bow testing execution. It suits Android applications and supports all versions beginning from Android 1.6. Testdroid. This mobile game program is aimed to fulfill mobile application testing with both Android and iOS platforms. However, it is not free. Appium. Another free automation product which intended for automated test writing. It supports Android versions (starting from Android 2.3) as an iOS platform. Any programming language can be used during the automated test creation.
Monkey Runner. This tool can be engaged in regression testing, manage multiple devices, and does not require the source code. Selendroid. It fits both native and hybrid applications and can interact with several Android devices simultaneously. However, it is mostly applied during user interface testing on mobile devices. To perform mobile testing, desktop testing, or website testing efficiently, these methods should be adjusted for each company and each project. QATestLab is an independent, offshore software testing company located in Kyiv, Ukraine. QATestLab performs testing of products at each stage of the software development cycle.