Automation testing is a technique uses an application to implement the entire life cycle of the software in less time and provides efficiency and effectiveness to the testing software. This is a technique where the tester writes scripts by own and uses test automation tools to test the software. It is basically an automation process of a manual process. Automation testing also used to test the application from load, performance and stress point of view. Usually, testers write test scripts and test cases using the automation tool and then group into test suites.
The main goal of Automation testing is to increase test efficiency and develop software value. So below are some of the top three automation testing tools in the market for any automation testing.
Selenium is an open source web automation tools that are widely used in the market by all kind of developers for the very reason that it is open source. This platform can be effectively used across multiple operating systems from Windows and Mac to browsers like Firefox and Chrome. While test scripts can also be written in a plethora of languages from Java to Python. Another feature that Selenium offers which is to be noted is the browser extension Selenium IDE which gives the user record and playback options alongside a powerful Web Driver which helps maintain and create complex and advanced automation scripts.
Ranorex is extremely popular with over 15000 users on its database; it is one of the tops all in one test automation tools in the market. Ranorex’s popularity with beginners is widely due to its ease of use. The codeless click and play ui. The tool is also found to be popular among experts for the power it packs. The package offers a full IDE for Open API’s and more.
IBM Rational Functional Tester
Unlike the first two in the list, the Rational Functional Tester is a commercial automation tool from IBM. It supports wider development environments including Siebel, Net and Dojo among many others. RFT is integrated with IBM Rational Quality Manager which gives it an added advantage for Data-driven testing. However, it only supports 2 scripting languages Java and VB. Net.
Another unique feature that makes the RFT stand apart from the rest is the Storyboard testing feature where the test script is recorded as a series of screenshots of the actions performed against the API under test, while also giving the user the ability to make changes to the screenshots for better enhancement of the script.