Why do we test something? Well to see that is it working up to the mark or not? The same thing goes with software. Before launching any software in the market it needs to be tested, in order to ensure that it is working as expected and performing the given tasks without any errors, bugs, hindrances etc. and it should be user-friendly.
Software testing companies use various tools for software testing in order to ensure that the software they are designing is ready to launch in the market or not. If they find any gap between the current position and the desired position of software, they bridge the gap and then launch it in the market.
Let’s find out the various software testing tools that software tester industry should use, but before talking about the tools let’s understand the concept of software testing.
Software testing tools
A software testing tool is a programme or procedure which is used for software testing in order to determine whether a software is working as expected or not.
Types Of Software Testing Tool
There are different types of software testing tools which a software testing company use to test software developed by them. Selection of testing tools is based on project requirement & nature of software. Types of software testing tools are as follows:-
Test Management Tool: – A test management tool is used to manage test by both techniques i.e. automated and manually, that have been previously specified by a test. For example; qTest, Practitest, Zephyr, TestLink, QMetry etc.
Load Testing Tools:- Load testing tools simulate the real world load on a software. Load testing technique demonstrates the behavior of software under various conditions. For example; Web load, Loadrunner, Wapt, LoadUI Pro, Silk Performer etc.
Automated Testing Tools:- An automated testing tools execute tests and reporting outcomes and compare results with previous test runs. The tests done with these tools can be run rapidly, at any time of the day. For example; Selenium, QTP, Waitr, Testim, AppliTools etc.
Defect Tracking Tools:- Defect tracking tools track the logged defects in a software by inspecting, testing and recording feedback from customers and make a new version of a software that fixes the defects. For example; JIRA, Mantishub, FogBugz, Bugzilla, BugNet etc.
Mobile Testing Tools:- These tools help to automate testing of Android or iOS applications. For example; Appium, Espresso, Perfecto, ExperiTest, Robotium etc.
Cross-browser Testing Tools:- Cross-browser Testing Tools check the compatibility of application across multiple web browsers like Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox etc and ensure that a web application works correctly across various web browsers. For example; Browsera, CrossBrowser Testing, SauceLabs, Ghostlab, Browsershots etc.
API Testing Tools:- The API testing tools help in testing REST/SOAP protocols. API testing tool tests application programming interface directly. This test is conducted to determine the functionality, performance, and reliability of software. For example; SoapUI, SOAPSonar, WebInject, Tricentis etc.
Security Testing Tools:- Security testing tools detect security vulnerabilities in your software or application under security testing. These tools help to reveal flaws in mechanisms of software. For example; NetSparker, OWASP, Acunetix Vulnerability Scanner etc.
CSS Validator Tool:- It is a software that helps web designers to check cascading style sheets (CSS). For example; W3C CSS validator.
7 Tools Everyone in the Software Tester Industry Should Be Using
Following are the software testing tools that every software testing industry should use.
It is a test management software testing tool that helps you to manage, track and coordinate software testing efforts. It is full with JIRA add-on integration. Testrail is the only tool that integrates with JIRA edition including JIRA cloud.
Features of Testrail:-
It is a load testing software testing tool from micro focus. It works on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating system that allows measuring system behaviour and test application. It helps to determine the performance and web application result under heavy load. It can simulate thousands of users concurrently.
Features of LoadRunner:-
It is an automated software testing tool. It works on the cross-platform operating system. It is a GUI test automation tool. It has a portable software testing framework for various softwares and web applications.
It does not require any scripting language. It provides a domain specific language to write test of programming language. It uses the programming languages such as PHP, Java, Python, Perl, c#, Ruby and Scala. It is open source software which is released under the license of Apache 2.0 license.
Features of Selenium:-
Bugzilla is a defect tracking software testing tool that is generally used for bug tracking in software. It is an open source software testing tool which is launched by Netscape communications in 1998 written in Perl programming language. The tool works on a cross-platform operating system and licensed under Mozilla Public License. It is available in multiple languages.
Features of Bugzilla:-
It is a mobile software testing tool that helps to automate testing of Android or iOS applications. It is an open source testing tool for mobile applications. It allows its users to test all kinds of mobile, web, and hybrid apps. If facilitate automated tests on simulators and emulators.
Features of Appium:-
It is a cross-browser software testing tool that helps in cross-browser testing of your sites on web browsers such as Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. It is compatibility testing software that tests the website and its elements in multiple browsers. This tool can be used for checking scripting and layout errors on web pages.
Features of Browsera:-
It is a security software testing tool which scans web applications, websites and web services for vulnerabilities automatically. It is the only testing tool or scanner that automatically identify weakness with a proof of concept.
Features of NetSparker:-
As software testing is not an easy task, we have to take care of many things during the software testing process. In the above article, we get to know about different kinds of software testing tools that a software testing company should use for software testing before launching it in the market.