Accelerate Your Test Lifecycle With These Automation Tools

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ccelerate your Test lifecycle with these utomation tools

Test automation works to accelerate your test life cycle, and enable you to increase test coverage. Although there are many test automation tools in the market, some tools have proven to be more effective in most enterprise environments, we will discuss about them in this blog post. post .

QTP/UFT  Enterprise Level Test Automation with HP QTP/UFT  HP QTP/UFT is one o ne of the prominent tools and enables end to end Enterprise level test automation, with its huge support for enterprise level applications such as SAP, AS400, Web, Mobile and various QTP/UFT::  other HRM, CRM applications. What could you consider when deciding on choosing  choosing HP QTP/UFT Pros:

       



Ease of creating test scripts scri pts with VBScript as the scripting language driving the tests



Add-ins and support for many technologies on De Desktop, sktop, Web Web and Mobile



Best of class Object Management and Object Recognition mechanism



Integration to ALM tools like HP ALM

REST,, SOA and API automation integrated into HP UFT to enable true end to end test   REST



automation for Enterprise

Cons:

  High cost of license, might not be an appropriate choice when the technology the



applications are built on is limited

  Windows only support, works only with applications applicat ions running on Windows OS



Functional and Web Service automation using SmartBear TestComplete

TestComplete  by Smartbear is another great testing tool in the arena. TestComplete  Pros

 

 

  The tool supports integration of SoapUI NG, ServiceV, and SoapUI which allows you



to go beyond the user interface and automate tests that invoke APIs or other Web services. This also enables shorter and faster release cycles.

  TestComplete uses Real Scripting Scripti ng languages that enable easier coding and developing.



Script files are stored as plain text; this lets you put the script under source control easily. It helps save time on Regression tests. When you do a project on TestComplete it can    be added in final builder. builder. After you have finalized finaliz ed your functional functi onal test cases, you can



 pass them on to the Release Engineer. Engineer. Then after you get the new build, you get the testlog together which really cuts down on time.

  TestComplete’s customizable event handling and ‘local variables’ feature is one of its



undeniable benefits. This and the ‘test suite’ feature makes data driven testing a real  pleasure.

  Integrate into CI servers such as Jenkins and TFS



Cons



 

Limitation on kind of frameworks that can be developed due to the project structure st ructure

Drive the Web and Mobile tests using Selenium + Appium  Selenium the open source Web application test automation tool has become very famous, and its extension to support mobile automation utilizing Appium enables testers now to test Web and Mobile with the same API. Here is when you might choose Selenium for your automation needs:  Pros 

  Execute tests in parallel on multiple OS, browser combinations using Selenium Grid   Extend your tests to run on Mobile browsers   Automate mobile applications applicati ons using the Selenium API and Appium Appium



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  Supports all the popular browsers and versions   Integrate with dev and CI environment seamlessly

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Cons

  Steeper learning curve as it uses programming languages such as Java, C#, Ruby etc    No in-built mechanism for Object Management and object identification(with a

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spying tool)

Telerik Test Studio Telerik  Test Studio  Telerik Studio is an all-in-one Windows based software testing tool.  Pros

 

 

  It is considered to be one of the easiest testing tools you can come across. The most



complex functional, load, and performance testing can be done with just a few clicks with the use of this tool.

  Telerik Test Test Studio helps you with functional testing, as it supports test automation for



web and desktop applications. In the mobile arena it covers iOS too. t oo. fl at file, in build table, database, excel etc.   It can support multiple data stores like flat



  Any action performed is page driven and are tied to specific elements in the UI. This



means it isn’t driven by mouse movements or keyboard navigation, which makes this tool more resilient than most.

Cons

  When it comes to in-depth custom coded automation frameworks and projects, it



needs quite a bit of effort to get it set up due to high level of abstraction at code level  Not sure about the best approach to take and which tool to select for your needs?  needs?  Get in touch  touch  and we can guide you through the test automation initiatives with our IP led automation services. Testing  on May 21st 2015, 11:00 AM – 12:00 Join Gallop and SmartBear Co-Webinar on API Testing  Join  PM. Register now! Tags: Test Automation Tools, Selenium - Web Browser Automation, Best Automation Testing Tool,

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