Popular Software Test Tools in 2021, Selenium, TestComplete, Appium, Cucumber, Katalon Studio, SoapUI, Postman, JMeter, Bugzilla, and Jira.
Popular Software Test Tools in 2021
(Tool for Functional Test Automation)
It is an open-source automated testing framework used to test web applications across different browsers and operating environments.
It supports functional testing at the System Testing level and also supports Acceptance Testing.
Features of Selenium
- Open source and Portable: Selenium is an Open source and Portable Web Testing Framework.
- Type of Testing: Selenium supports Functional & Regression Testing of Web Applications.
- Operating System Support: Selenium supports various Operating environments (MS Windows, Linux, Macintosh) to conduct Testing.
- Browser Support: Selenium supports various Browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, MS Edge, Opera, and Safari) to execute the Test Cases.
- Testing Variants: Selenium supports Batch Testing, Data-Driven Testing
(Tool for Mobile Test Automation)
Appium is an open-source, cross-platform test automation tool for mobile software applications. Using Appium we can run automation tests on actual devices, emulators, and simulators.
Features of Appium
- Appium is an Open Source Software
- Appium is Cross-Platform
- Appium supports all types of Mobile Software Applications
- Appium supports Virtual Testing
- Multiple Languages Support
3. Katalon Studio
Katalon Studio is an automation testing software tool developed by Katalon, Inc. The software is built on top of the open-source automation frameworks Selenium, Appium with a specialized IDE interface for web, API, mobile, and desktop application testing.
(Tool for Acceptance Test Automation)
Cucumber is a testing tool that supports Behavior Driven Development (BDD). It offers a way to write tests that anybody can understand, regardless of their technical knowledge. In BDD, users (business analysts, product owners) first write scenarios or acceptance tests that describe the behavior of the system from the customer’s perspective, for review and sign-off by the product owners before developers write their codes.
(Tool for API/Web Services Test Automation)
SoapUI is an open-source API/Web service testing application for Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and representational state transfers (REST). Its functionality covers web service inspection, invoking, development, simulation and mocking, functional testing, load, and compliance testing.
A commercial version, SoapUI Pro, which mainly focuses on features designed to enhance productivity, was also developed by Eviware Software AB. In 2011, SmartBear Software acquired Eviware
(Tool for Issue Tracking, Bug Tracking, and Project Management)
JIRA is a tool developed by Australian Company Atlassian. This software is used for bug tracking, issue tracking, and project management.
The JIRA full form is actually inherited from the Japanese word ‘Gojira’ which means ‘Godzilla’.
Originally, Jira was designed as a bug and issue tracker. But today, Jira has evolved into a powerful work management tool for all kinds of use cases, from requirements and test case management to agile software development.
(Tool for Performance Test Automation)
JMeter also known as ‘Apache JMeter’ is an open-source, 100% java based application with a graphical interface. It is designed to analyze and measure the performance and load functional behavior of web applications and a variety of services.
JMeter is mainly used for testing Web applications or FTP applications but currently, it is applicable in functional testing, JDBC database connections, Web services, generic TCP connections, and OS native processes.