The 10 Best Tools for Automating Software Testing



Selenium is a testing environment for testing web applications in different browsers and platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux. Selenium helps testers to write tests in different programming languages such as Java, PHP, C #, Python, Groovy, Ruby and Perl. Selenium offers record and replay features to write tests without learning Selenium IDE.

Selenium proudly supports some of the largest, well-known browser vendors who are confident that Selenium is a native part of their browser. Selenium, is the foundation for most other software testing tools in general.


TestingWhiz is a code-free scripted test automation tool from Cygnet Infotech, a CMMi Level 3 IT solutions provider. The Enterprise edition of TestingWhiz tool offers a complete package of various automated testing solutions such as web testing, software testing, database testing, API testing, mobile application testing, regression test suite maintenance, optimization and automation, and cross-browser testing.

TestingWhiz offers various features such as:

  • Keyword-based, data-driven distributed testing
  • Browser Extension Testing
  • Object Eye Internal Recorder
  • SMTP integration
  • Integration with bug tracking tools such as Jira, Mantis, TFS and FogBugz
  • Centralized object storage
  • Version control integration
  • Customized recording rule

HPE Unified Functional Testing (HP – UFT formerly QTP)

HP QuickTest Professional has been renamed HPE Unified Functional Testing. HPE UFT offers test automation for functional and regression testing for software applications.

Visual Basic Scripting Edition scripting language is used by this tool to record testing processes and manage various objects and controls for application testing.

QTP offers various features such as:

  • Integration with Mercury Business Process Testing and Mercury Quality Center
  • Unique recognition of smart objects
  • Error handling mechanism
  • Creation of parameters for objects, checkpoints and data-driven tables
  • Automated documentation


TestComplete is a functional testing platform that offers various solutions for automating testing of desktop, mobile applications by SmartBear Software.

TestComplete offers the following features:

  • GUI testing
  • Scripting language support – JavaScript, Python, VBScript, JScript, DelphiScript, C ++ Script and C# Script
  • Test Visualizer
  • Script testing
  • Test recording and playback


Ranorex Studio offers test automation tools that cover testing of all desktop and mobile applications.

Ranorex offers the following features:

  • GUI recognition
  • Reusable test codes
  • Error detection
  • Integration with various tools
  • Recording and playback


Sahi is a tool for automating web application testing. Sahi is open source and is written in Java and JavaScript programming languages.

Sahi provides the following features:

  • Conducts multi-browser testing
  • Supports ExtJS, ZK, Dojo, YUI, etc. Frameworks
  • Record and playback on browser testing


Watir is an open source testing tool consisting of Ruby libraries to automate testing of web applications. It is pronounced “water”.

Watir offers the following features:

  • Tests a language-based web application
  • Cross-browser testing
  • Compatible with business development tools such as RSpec, Cucumber and Test / Unit
  • Tests buttons, forms, links and their responses on web pages

Tosca Testsuite

Tosca Testsuite from Tricentis uses model-based test automation to automate software testing.

Tosca Testsuite has the following features:

  • Test Data Provisioning
  • Network virtualization service
  • Mobile application testing
  • Integration management
  • Risk Coverage

Telerik TestStudio

Telerik TestStudio offers one solution to automate testing of desktop, mobile applications including UI, load and performance testing.

Telerik TestStudio offers various compatibilities such as:

  • Support for programming languages such as HTML, AJAX, ASP.NET, JavaScript, Silverlight, WPF and MVC.
  • Integration with Visual Basic Studio 2010 and 2012
  • Recording and playback
  • Cross-browser testing
  • Manual testing
  • Integration with bug tracking tools

Katalon Studio

Katalon Studio is a free test automation solution developed by Katalon LLC. The software is built on open source automation environments Selenium, Appium with specialized IDE for testing APIs, web applications and mobile devices. The tool includes a complete suite of powerful features that help overcome common challenges in automating web UI testing.

Katalon Studio consists of the following features:

  • Built-in object repository, XPath, object re-identification
  • Supports Java / Groovy scripting languages
  • Built-in support for image-based testing
  • Support for continuous integration tools such as Jenkins and TeamCity
  • Supports Duel editor interface
  • Customizable execution workflow

The software testing industry must have many different automated software testing tools.