Your company’s developers work tirelessly to create the software your business needs to either sell or connect a complex and robust delivery pipeline. That software may be in the form of backend tools, desktop software, web applications, mobile applications, or a combination of each.
As your business grows, the development lifecycle becomes more and more complicated. Because of this, you need to employ tools to make as many steps in the process either easier or automated. For those interested in automating the testing phase of the software lifecycle, you’re in luck, as there are several platforms you can use to make this a reality. As any company that handles a large amount of QA testing services can attest, these tools are reliable and fairly easy to deploy into your development chain.
But which tools are right for your business and your developers?
Let’s take a look at a few options, so you can make the initial decision and try out one or more of these tools.
TestProject is a free, cloud-based, community-supported test automation platform that makes it possible to test web and mobile applications as well as APIs from within a web browser. Although TestProject is limited to web and mobile apps, it might be one of the easiest automated testing tools on the market.
TestProject requires zero setups or framework maintenance nor any coding skills to get started. You can also share and reuse addons and work with detailed dashboard reports.
- Very small learning curve
- Full team collaboration
- Integration with existing workflows
- Cross-browser and platform
TestProject does require the installation of an agent on your local machine, which can be installed on Linux, macOS, or Windows. Once you’ve installed the agent, it must then be registered, so you can create and run your first test.
Anyone looking for a codeless, free test platform for web and mobile apps, TestProject might be exactly what you want.
Testim is another web and mobile app testing platform and is used to run millions of tests by Microsoft, NetApp, Wix, and JFrog. And with a very powerful AI system, Testim makes it possible to automate functional tests. You can even export your tests as code.
Testim features parameterized testing, requirements-based testing, parallel test execution, test script review, and Unicode compliance.
Testim offers a free community account for smaller teams needing to run 1,000s of tests per month. If you require more, contact them for pricing.
Developers all over the globe use Ranorex Studio, which is an all-in-one tool for test automation. This particular take on the testing platform is ideal for beginners, thanks to a codeless, click-and-go UI. But beginners aren’t the only users who can leverage the tool. Ranorex includes plenty of features that will appeal to experts as well, such as a full-blown IDE for C#, .NET, and many open APIs.
Ranorex includes features like:
- Easy to use web, desktop, and mobile apps for end-to-end testing
- Cross-browser support
- SAP, ERP, Delphi, and legacy app support
- Testing for Android and iOS apps
- Tests can be run locally or remotely, in parallel or distributed on a Selenium Grid
- Full-featured reporting
- Integration with third-party tools, such as Git, TFS, Jenkins, Bamboo, Bugzilla, SpecFlow, and NeoLoad
On the flip side, Ranorex doesn’t offer a community edition, and the prices are pretty high:
- Studio License – $3,590
- Enterprise License – $5,990
- Runtime License – $890
- Premium Support Add-on – % of License
For more information on pricing and features, check out the Ranorex Studio matrix.
LambdaTest is one of the most widely-used tools for automated cross-browser testing. This is another cloud-based solution that makes it easy for engineers and QA specialists to run automated Selenium testing. LambdaTest is both scalable and secure and allows you to test on 2000+ desktop and mobile browser environments.
Users can run Selenium automation testing on mobile browsers across Android and iOS platforms (from latest to legacy releases), execute parallel testing with Selenium Online, and even run Geolocation testing from several countries.
LambdaTest includes powerful reporting logs to make it easier for you to debug your applications. You’ll even get a video recording and command-by-command screenshots of script execution.
There are 5 different plans you can sign up for:
- Live $15/month
- Web & Mobile Browser Automation $99/month
- Web automation $158/month
To find out the features included with each plan, check out the LambdaTest price/feature matrix.
Katalon Studio is one of the most complete test automation tools you’ll find on the market. With the ability to automate tests for web, mobile, desktop, and APIs, Katalon Studio leverages open-source frameworks such that users can easily create and run automated tests and then use the output to improve their apps.
Katalon Studio includes all of the tools necessary for beginners to create codeless tests and experts to create extensive, customized tests.
Katalon Studio also includes an array of integrations, such as those for SDLC, and CI/CD management, collaboration, and even Cucumber (a tool that allows for test scenarios to be written in plain language).
All of Katalon Studio’s features are found in a productive, user-friendly IDE that simplifies the generation of automated tests for all platforms and operating systems.
Katalon Studio offers a community edition for individuals and small teams, as well as business and enterprise plans for advanced solutions and larger collaborative efforts. For more pricing information, check out the Katalon Studio price matrix.
If your company is looking for a way to automate the testing of the software your developers produce, look no further than one of these tools. Once you integrate such a platform in your development pipeline, you’ll find app delivery is faster and the results are more reliable.