Best Tools for Test Automation

Hello everyone, and welcome back.

Today, I’m going to talk about several automated testing tools that I have been searching, and between all the articles I found about the «best tools for test automation», Ichose these ones.

There are a lot of testing tools out there, and we cant talk about all of them, so its up to you to choose the one you think that fits best for your project / personal interests.

Anyway, if you know another Testing tool that´s not mentioned in this article, dont hesitate and write about it in the comments section.

What is Automation Testing?

A series of software programs to validate test output against specified test conditions. It’s the best way of executing repetitive test cases using some software/tool which controls the test execution.

Best Test Automation Tools

HP unified functional testing

A single solution for testing GUIs, APIs and multi layer applications

HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT) software is an automated software testing solution addressing the challenges of constant change in technology and processes. Automation testing is a leap forward in modern applications, and it can dramatically improve software quality while cutting testing costs and complexity even in the most rapidly changing environments. And with its integration with HP Application Lifecycle Management, it significantly enhances developer and tester productivity and collaboration.

HP Website



Selenium automates browsers. That’s it. What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) also be automated as well.

Selenium has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken (or are taking) steps to make Selenium a native part of their browser. It is also the core technology in countless other browser automation tools, APIs and frameworks.

Selenium is a portable software testing framework for web applications. Selenium provides a record/playback tool for authoring tests without learning a test scripting language. It includes features like record and playback, intelligent field selection, Xpath as needed, auto complete for all common selenium commands, walk through tests, debug and set breakpoints, ruby scripts, or other formats, support for selenium user-extensions file, option to automatically assert the title of every page etc.

Visual Studio Ultimate/Premium

Visual Studio Test Professional is an integrated testing toolset developed by Microsoft that delivers a complete plan-test-track workflow for in-context collaboration between testers and developers, in order to increase testers’ visibility to the overall project. Its features are file actionable bugs, manual testing, re-use manual test recordings, team foundation server, application lifecycle management etc. While rich in features, it is an observation that testing professionals may get overwhelmed and intimidated due to abundance of menu items in the software that have no relevance to them.

Test Complete

TestComplete is an automated testing tool that lets you create, manage and run tests for any windows, web or rich client software. It makes it easy for anyone to create automated tests. Some features are open APIs, easy extensibility, tons of documentation, scripted testing for total flexibility, windows and web testing, application support etc. It is an easy to use, all-in-one package that lets anyone start automating tests in minutes with no special skills. It has a low price, powerful features and impressive support resources.


Watir, pronounced water, is an open-source (BSD) family of Ruby libraries for automating web browsers. It allows you to write tests that are easy to read and maintain. It is simple and flexible.

Watir drives browsers the same way people do. It clicks links, fills in forms, presses buttons. Watir also checks results, such as whether expected text appears on the page.

Watir is a family of Ruby libraries but it supports your app no matter what technology it is developed in. Whilst Watir supports only Internet Explorer on Windows, Watir-WebDriver supports Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera and also running in headless mode (HTMLUnit).

Like other programming languages, Ruby gives you the power to connect to databases, read data files and spreadsheets, export XML, and structure your code as reusable libraries. Unlike other programming languages, Ruby is concise and often a joy to read.

Watir website



Telerik TestStudio is the easiest software testing tool you’ve tried – watch a couple of videos and you are ready to go. Navigate, point and click is all it takes to generate even the most complex of your functional, performance and load tests. It is an all in one testing software for functional, load, performance and mobile app testing. The in-depth functional testing includes native web and desktop apps testing along with mobile and tablet apps, HTML5, AJAX, Silverlight and WPF apps testing. Additionally testing teams can rely on the product to test JavaScript calls, Telerik controls, dynamic page synchronization, client-side behaviors, UI virtualizations and XAML animations. This software testing tool streamlines teamwork by introducing a common platform for testers and developers to work together. It ships with a standalone app and a Visual Studio plug-in that use the same repositories and file formats.
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TestDrive is a full-featured automated testing solution designed to test GUI and browser applications «out-of-the-box». Significant reductions in timescales and advanced levels of quality can be achieved without the complexity of traditional testing tools. TestDrive integrates with all the other elements of our solution suite so that tests can be run from within Qualify, scripts can be built automatically from manual test results within  TestDrive-Assist, and effects in the database can be simultaneously  verified in TestBench.


Parasoft SOAtest automates web application testing, message/protocol testing, cloud testing and security testing. Parasoft SOAtest and Parasoft load test (packaged together) ensure secure, reliable, compliant business processes and seamlessly integrate with Parasoft language products (e.g., Parasoft Jtest) to help teams prevent and detect application-layer defects from the start of the SDLC. Some features are client/server emulation, multi-layer verification, test case organization, regression testing, automatic test case generation, coding standard enforcement, soap -based enterprise system which operates as both the soap client and the soap server. This allows for early module testing of the applications.
Like I said before, there are a lot of testing tools, and of course a lot of testing tools for mobile devices also. Its up to you to try the trial versions, and choose the one that fits best for your project.
I use myself at work HP software, and I really like it, but like I said, use trial versions, and decide for yourself.
Thank you everyone for reading, and see you in the next article!.

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