As we know, automation testing is a process utilized by QA companies to accelerate the testing process and prevent testers from writing a code repeatedly. The success ratio has led to several companies choosing to go with automation over manual testing.

Automation testing usually involves the comparison of the actual results of test cases with the anticipated results. This happens after the test data is inserted in the system under test and also when test execution is controlled.

Test automation helps a QA team to deliver detailed and insightful reports in minimal time. The fact that almost every development cycle requires the same test case to be run multiple times makes this a big factor.

To carry out test automation with precision, however, software testers need to use adequate tools, and they need to have extensive knowledge on how to use these tools.

Trending Automation Testing Tools in 2021:

91Social has compiled the top 5 test automation tools in 2021 that QA teams must use:

Katalon

Katalon is a free tool that was launched in 2015. It consists of cross-browser compatibility that enables it to run automation testing for APIs, web interfaces, and mobile devices. This tool also provides features like analysis reports and test recordings.

It is largely based on the framework of tools like Selenium and Appium. Katalon Studio is a platform that is widely known for its user-friendly features. QA teams can create and reuse UI scripts with zero code requirements. It becomes convenient to deploy on macOS, Windows, and Linux.

As per the feedback from renowned QA experts, Katalon uses different programming skills, multiple scripting interfaces, and also enables testers with no coding skills to use a simple interface.

Software testers that are familiar with code, however, can run the platform on languages like Groovy and generate scripting with syntax, debugging, and appropriate code suggestions. Katalon Studio also supports parallel and sequential implementation for remote testing.

Selenium

One of the most popular software testing tools, Selenium is an open-source automation testing framework released under Apache 2.0. Selenium is used by more than 60% of software testing companies in general because it is highly reliable.

You can use it across multiple browsers and platforms like macOS, Windows, etc. Testers can also write tests in various programming languages like Python, Java, C#, Scala, Ruby, Perl, and PHP.

Selenium is frequently used for regression testing because it offers testers a playback tool that they can use to record and play regression tests. Selenium is not just a single tool but a suite of software that comprises various tools. Some of these are:

  • Selenium IDE
  • Selenium Client API
  • Selenium WebDriver
  • Selenium Grid
  • Selenium Remote Control

LambdaTest

LambdaTest is a cloud-based automation testing tool used for testing web and mobile applications. It allows for manual and automated cross-browser testing across more thousands of operating systems, browsers, and devices.

This tool enables testers to record real-time compatibility testing and also enables screen recording coupled with automated screenshot testing and several combinations at a time.

LambdaTest renders integration with several CI/CD tools like Jenkins, Circle CI, Travis CI, and more.

Ranorex

Ranorex is an automation testing tool that is also used for web and mobile applications. It provides several benefits to testers like codeless test creation, recording, replaying of testing phases, reusable test scripts, and more.

 

As per several experienced testers, Ranorex is the ideal tool for beginners and highly experienced testers. To point an instance, open APIs can handle and have a full IDE. On top of it, Ranorex integrates many tools like Git, Jenkins, TestRail, Bamboo, and more.

This tool also consists of a dynamic ID for good object identification. It also offers a shareable object repository that saves plenty of time for testers. Another major benefit of Ranorex is that it offers video reports of test execution which helps QA teams keep track.

Appium

Along with Selenium, Appium is considered one of the most reliable automation testing tools. Some testers have even labeled them as evergreen tools. Appium, like Selenium, is also an open-source test automation framework.

It supports several programming languages like Python, Java, PHP, JavaScript, and more for writing tests and also to integrating CI/CD. Although Appium is primarily used for iOS and Android mobile applications, it supports both native and hybrid automation.

Appium’s popularity largely relies on the fact that it enables code reuse and cross-platform testing. Also, it provides a recording feature that allows testers to record gestures like a code.

Deliver Quality Software Products to the Market with 91Social

Making the right choice when it comes to choosing your test automation tools can go a long way in how the overall process works. At 91Social, we use the best tools and technologies to provide the best software testing solutions to our clients.

We value our clients very highly and aspire to help them reach the top bracket in their respective domains. This drives our team to put in their best efforts and achieve the goals we set for ourselves as professionals.