Nowadays, automation is an integral part of mobile software testing. The main aim in performing automation testing is continuous integration and deployment. This helps companies to minimize their production time and to increase product features and quality.
New tools are popping up every day for performing tests in both Android and iOS. Here are the top trending automation testing tools that you should keep an eye on in 2017.
It is a free(open source) web automated tool which can be used in performing tests on web applications. This tool is quite similar to HP Quick Test Pro. Selenium is a suite of software where each caters to different testing needs of an organization. The four components of Selenium are:
Robotium is a powerful test framework tool used to write automatic UI test cases for Android applications.
3) Watir (Web Application Testing In Ruby)
It is a flexible tool based on Ruby language which is easy to write tests and maintain test cases. Watir is a free Open Source tool which can be used for free.
It is an open-source mobile test automation tool used for functional testing. This is a cross-platform automation tool for hybrid and native iOS, Android applications. Appium works like a server, same like in selenium server.
BugSee is a cloud-based tool that reports about bugs and crashes to the bug tracker. This tool is equivalent to a black box/flight recorder for mobile apps. It is supportive of apps built on React Native, Cordova but the SDK need to be embedded in Android and iOS apps.
6) Sencha Test
This tool is used to test both web and mobile applications. Functional testing of apps can be made using this tool. It builds a unique URL that is useful in mobile browsers of real devices.
7) Monkey Talk
This is a cross-platform tool that performs real, interactive and functional tests. It works more efficiently in the case of automation testing of a simulator/ real hardware devices. This tool mainly consists of three components- IDE, Agents, Scripts.
This is an open source testing framework for both Android and iOS. Calabash provides a separate library for automation of Android and iOS. It supports cucumber which helps you to express the behaviour of the app in basic English language executing Behaviour-Driven Development(BDD).
KIF is an open-source testing tool and iOS integration test framework developed by Square. It can be used to implement test cases with objective C. During work, the test cases are integrated and there is no need for additional servers.
Testdroid is a cloud-based testing program that helps developers to save costs in app development. It is one of the fastest ways to test your application with various Android and iOS devices.
It is a test automation framework that can be used in both native and hybrid UI of Android apps. Selendroid can be used on real devices and emulators. Even though it still uses Selenium infrastructure for the web, users can also use Selenium 2 to write test cases.
It is a black-box GUI test automation tool used for Android and iOS apps. Scripting on EggPlant is done by using a scripting language called Sense Talk. It helps to test your app faster and better with less effort for executing functional testing.
As businesses are getting more complex, it gets difficult for individuals to keep up with the management of testing systems. Every software testing organization requires automated testing processes to accomplish consistent and speedy mobile software testing. With the help of such automated tools, testers are enabled to check the functioning of the apps on multiple devices.
Before you pick the right tool, proper research and identification of exact test cases are essential to meet your automation needs. So, to start with, its important to know about the latest trends happening in the industry and utlize them for mobile software application testing to get an efficient output.