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Software Testing using Testing Tools 

With the advancements in the technology, many software testing tools are available to test various different features of a variety of software and to support the software testing activities. Software testing can be done in much more sophisticated and efficient using the testing tools.

The software testing tools provide various benefits over the conventional testing. The software testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data-driven testing. There is greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing. The detailed report generation & objective assessment during the testing is possible using testing tools. The test result metrics can be used for better control of software testing process.

The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial) etc. The software testing is done at the different levels of the software development by testers and developers as well. The testing tools are available for both developers & testers. The ones used by developers are more often available as the testing components or debugging components with the development tools. For e.g.: the Microsoft has Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework integrated into some versions of Visual Studio 2005 and later. Developers use the static analysis tools for automatic analysis of the programs to check the software structure and dependencies among the different software components. The development tools are available with many inbuilt debugging components which are used to debug the programs, statements, control flow, data flow and coding standards. The compilers in the development tools are used to debug the syntax errors in the programs.

Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure. The scripts are created to test the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generate detailed result sets. The automation testers are hired for this purpose. The licensed versions of HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular automation testing tools. To support the testing activities there are test management tools like Microsoft test manager (try it for free: https://www.visualstudio.com/team-services/testing-tools/ ) / Team foundation server (can also manage the testing activities along with development), HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management). HP (former software division of Hewlett Packard) is now part of Micro Focus: https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/solutions/software-development-lifecycle . These tools are used to create, store, and create the traceability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports & graphs. The defect management tools like Bugzilla, JIRA, inbuilt tools are specifically used for reporting & tracking the software testing defects. The tools like LoadRunner, Apache JMeter are popular software performance testing tools. There are plenty other tools to test Web services (ex: SOAP UI), mobile app testing tools, data warehousing testing tools like Informatics, database testing using SQL.

However, the testing tools have certain risks if not chosen carefully. The testing tool selection criteria include budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process and so on.

This article is written by Priya, Sr. Faculty at H2K Infosys.

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  1. Great Post! By using the Software testing tool, the testing could be more effective. It’s good that free, open source, commercial tools, is also available to make the testing process more efficient.Thank You for sharing.

  2. A very well written blog. There’s indeed no doubt about the importance of software tools in today’s IT industry. Although in my opinion both Manual as well as Automation testing tools have their own importance and priorities. The use of these tools surely depend on the company’s financial resources and size of the project undertaken. While Automation testing runs tests quickly & effectively, can be cost effective, & more interesting, but at the same time they are very expensive, still take time (a considerable amount of time is consumed in developing the automated tests & letting them run), & have limitations such as inability to test visual considerations like image color, font size, etc. On the other hand, Manual testing is more likely to find real user issues, is flexible, low cost, but cannot be re-used, not stimulating(monotonous), & certain tasks are difficult to test manually.
    So, making a right choice definitely involves considering factors like time, resources available, project size, quality of tools, & tester’s level of knowledge. A combination of both Automation & Testing tools too may be a feasible & optimal solution for better productivity is what i can conclude with.

  3. Very Informative article about software testing using testing tools.
    We get to know about the different testing tools used by developers and testers.
    It has a brief description about the automation testing tools.
    It has more detailed information about the test management tools,defect management & software performance testing tools, used by software testers .
    Finally , the article also tells us about the important factors on which the testing tools selection criteria is based on.

  4. Thank you for such an informative article about Software Testing and Testing Tools. I was able to gain brief understanding of various Automation testing tools and pros and cons of Automation testing.

  5. Blog has explained, how software testing is done using various methods and techniques. It also explain its pros and cons for using different technique.

    This blog will be useful for the people who are into software testing and IT field.

  6. Very informative article regarding the software testing tools. Its great to know about the different kind of testing tools used by Developers and software testers. I have gained a brief knowledge about description of the automation testing tools HP UFT((Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular automation testing tools.
    The article talks about risks involved if a correct tool is not chosen carefully. The testing tool selection criteria includes budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process and so on .

    Thank you for sharing this article

  7. This article explains the importance of software testing tools and its varieties. It has also briefly explained about the vulnerability of the testing tools if not chosen carefully which I think is very important for every software tester to always keep in mind before rushing into testing any software.

  8. Great post, this article is very helpful. I got more information about testing tools. I am so happy to gain such a useful sorce.

    Regards,

  9. Amazing blog!
    It explains a lot about the type of tools and how we need to chose our testing tools very carefully as per the demand of software and client.
    Also glad to know that some of the testing tools are available to the public for use.
    Thank you.

  10. Great post. It explains types of testing, what are the testing tools used. Article tells how testers are using tools. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Lovely read about automation tools being used in the industry by developers as well as testers. Do you think manual testing in coming days will become obsolete as it is slower than automation? Thank you.

  12. Great Blog,
    well informative blog, It explained very well on if not chosen carefully on which software testing should use to do testing, it may give risks on the project. I had no idea for some of the software or there were any to use for the public to understand more. This was icing on top of the cake for me. Thank you for the blog, it really helps. 🙂

  13. Good article about what roles do the developers play as testers. Lots of good information about software testing too like software testers use different test management tools like Microsoft Test Manager, Team Foundation Server, HP ALM. Testers also use different defect management tools like Bugzilla, Jira and some inbuilt tools.

    Thankyou Priya for this quick and effective information.

  14. Informative blog! regarding software testing tools.
    Good information about various testing tools available for developers and testers (QA).
    Different Tools are available for regression testing , automation testing , data driven testing and open source tools like selenium for automation testing where in we can write scripts for automation testing .
    Tools for defect management like Jira to keep track for bugs and generate the reports out of it.

  15. Very Informative article about software testing tools.This blog will be really useful especially for the beginners like me.

  16. Software testing tools saves time,checks quality,helps in early bug detection,performs anytime, reusability,improves test coverage,manpower utilization,accuracy,flexibility.Nevertheless,the testing tools have certain risks if not chosen carefully.
    Thank you for sharing this informative article Priya!

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  29. Article explains about the advantages of using software testing tools like testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable and reusable tests. There is a greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing. Testing tools can help with detailed report generation and objective assessment during the testing.
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    Test management tools help in supporting the testing activities like Microsoft Test Manager, HP ALM(Application Lifecycle Management.

  30. This article talks about the various types of testing tools which are used by both developers and software testers. It also gives an idea about pros and cons of automation testing.

  31. 1. The software testing tools provide various benefits over the conventional testing.
    2. The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial) etc.
    3. Developers use the static analysis tools for automatic analysis of the programs to check the software structure and dependencies among the different software components.
    4. Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure.
    5. The licensed versions of HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular automation testing tools. These tools are used to create, store, and create the traceability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports & graphs.
    6. The defect management tools like Bugzilla, JIRA, inbuilt tools are specifically used for reporting & tracking the software testing defects.
    7. The tools like LoadRunner, Apache JMeter are popular software performance testing tools.

  32. Knowledgeable Blog!!
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  33. This article tells about the software testing tools and their benefits, it also talks about the risks of ‘em if not chosen carefully.

  34. This article provides good overview of software testing tools.Their benefits and limitations over conventional testing.Their classification and how these testing tools made the Software Testing more sophisticated and efficient .Examples of different types of tools available for developers,testers,test management and defect management.

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  36. The software testing tools make the software testing more efficient, sophisticated and reliable, and it can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability.
    The testing tools are available for both developers & testers.
    1. Testing tool for developer: available as the testing components or debugging components with the development tools. ex) the Microsoft has Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework
    2. Testing tool for sw testers: for the automation of the testing procedure – automation tester is hired for this purpose. ex) HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium.

  37. Software Testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for Retesting testing , Data -Driven testing, consistency ,efficiency and Reliability in testing.
    The detailed report generation & objective assessment during the testing is possible using testing tools.
    The automation testers are hired for creating the scripts to the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values check the expected outcomes and generated detailed results sets.

    Automation Testing tools:
    *HP UFT-Unified Functional Testing
    *IBM Rational Functional Tester
    *Selenium-Open source Automation Testing tool
    Management Tools:
    * Microsoft Test Manager
    *HP ALM
    Defect tracking tool :
    * Bugzilla
    *JIRA
    Performance Testing tool:
    * Load Runner
    *Apache JMeter

  38. The software testing tools and its important in IT environment. The software testing is done at the different levels of the software development by testers and developers as well. When we select the software testing tools have to be careful otherwise we get more time consume and it is gonna be more than our budget. It has a lot of useful information about software testing.
    Well written

  39. This informative topic is about the software testing tools and its importance over conventional testing. Different testing tools are available with greater consistency and efficiency to test different features of the software at different levels for testers and developers. Testing tools needs to be selected with care in order to avoid risks.

  40. List the popular automation testing tools and name of their companies
    1. Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework by Microsoft used by developers
    2. UFT (Unified Functional Testing) by HP used by automation testers
    3. Rational Functional Tester by IBM used by automation testers
    4. Application Lifecycle Management by HP
    5. Loadrunner by HP

  41. This is an important information on different software testing tools. It gives examples of how testers may use various tools to test a sotware.

  42. Different testing tools are available to test the different features of the software development by the developers and testers. Developers use the static analysis tools for automatic analysis of the programs to check the software structure and dependencies among the different software components. the development tools are available with many inbuilt debugging components are used to debug the programs, statements, control flow, data flow and coding standards.
    Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedures. the scripts are created to test the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generate detailed test result sets.

  43. – Software testing can be done in much more sophisticated and efficient way using the testing tools, beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests, which makes the software consistent, efficient and reliable.
    – The software testing tools can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability, etc.
    – The software testing is done at the different levels of the software development by testers and developers as well.
    – Developers have some inbuilt debugging components in the development tools, which are used to debug the programs, statements, control flow, data flow and coding standards.
    – The compilers in the development tools are used to debug the syntax errors in the programs.
    – Testers use the testing tools for automation of the testing procedure. The scripts are created to test the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generate detailed result sets.
    – Automation testing tools: HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular.
    – These tools are used to store, and create the traceability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports & graphs.
    – Defect management tools: Bugzilla, JIRA, inbuilt tools are specifically used for reporting & tracking the software testing defects.
    – Performance testing tools: LoadRunner, Apache JMeter are popular.
    – Data warehousing testing tools: Informatics, database testing using SQL.
    – There are plenty other tools to test Web services (ex: SOAP UI), mobile app testing tools.
    – The testing tools must be chosen carefully to avoid risks.
    – The testing tool selection criteria include budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process and so on.

  44. Software testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable and reusable test. They are mostly use for retesting, regression testing and data testing. Both software developers and testers use these tools. The ones use by developers are use for testing components or debugging components with development tools.
    Software testers use testing tools for automation of the testing procedures. The script are created to test the functionalities of software with huge set of data values. Automation testers are hired for this purpose.

  45. Understandings about software testing tools:
    – software testing can be done in much more and sophisticated and efficient way using testing tools.
    – It provides various benefits over conventional testing and used for retesting, regression and data driven testing.
    -Detailed report generation & objective assessment is possible and test result metrics used for better control of testing process.
    – Done at different levels of software development by testers and developers.
    – Developers use the static analysis tools to check the software structure & dependencies among different software components.
    – Development tools are available with many inbuilt debugging components which are used to debug the programs, statements, control flow, data flow & coding standards.
    – Software testers use the tools for automation of the testing procedure.
    – The functionalities of the softwares are tested with huge set of data values, check the expected outcome and generate result sets.
    – Popular automation testing tools are:
    UFT( United functional tester)
    IBM Rational Functional tester
    Selenium
    – To support the testing activities they are test management tools like:
    Microsoft Test Manager
    Team Foundation Server
    HP ALM
    – These tools are used to create test cases, defects and to generate various reports and graphs.
    – There are different defect management tools used for reporting and tracking the defects. Eg: Bugzilla and JIRA
    – Popular performance testing tools are: Load runner and Apache J Meter.
    – Other tools available to test the Web services, mobile apps, data warehousing like informatica and database testing using SQL.
    – The testing tools have certain risks if not chosen properly. Selection criteria include budget, technology, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process so on..

  46. The article talks about different software testing tools used by developers and software testers to test different features of software throughout the life cycle of software development. The software testing tools are used for automation of the testing procedure .The software testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests with greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing. Some of the tools used during different phases of software are:
    Informatics—Data warehousing
    SQL—-Database testing
    SOAP UI—-Web Services
    Bugzilla, JIRA— -Defect Management tools used for Reporting and tracking defects
    Selenium, HP Unified Functional Testing, IBM Rational Functional Tester—- Automation testing tools
    Microsoft test manager—-Test managment tools
    One should be very careful while selecting correct testing tools as it can impact the budget, software,vendor, test environment and organization as a whole.

  47. Thank you so much Priya for sharing the article and this is very helpful for us to understand that there are various testing tools available for developers and testers in current scenario. There are so many faculties that needs to be reviewed before selecting the testing tools such as budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interchangeability, test environment, organization process and so on.

  48. This is a very informative article about various testing tools available and the impotance of making the right choice of testign tool to be used based on various factors like budget, technology and organization etc.

  49. This article tells about various tools used in testing a application. Various automation tools like selenium, QTP , j-meter are used to test the application automatically to reduce the time and cost of testing. Various bug tracking tools like JIRA and Bugzilla are also used to manage the bug cycle in a software application

  50. This article is about the different software testing tools used by developers and testers to test at different stages in the software development.
    Testing also contains risk if not chosen carefully.

  51. The above article explains about the benefits ,usage and features of the software testing like:
    -The software testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression
    testing, data-driven testing.
    -The software testing is done at the different levels of the software development by testers and developers as well. The inbuilt
    testing tools that are available for developers are components like debugging,compilers etc.
    e.g.: The Microsoft has Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework integrated into some versions of Visual Studio 2005
    – The popular automation testing tools are : UFT(Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source
    automation testing tools like Selenium.
    -The testing tools have certain risks if not chosen carefully. The testing tool selection criteria include budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process and so on.

  52. The software testing tools provide various benefits over the conventional testing. The software testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data-driven testing. There is greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing.The testing tools are available for both developers & testers. The ones used by developers are more For e.g.: the Microsoft has Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework integrated into some versions of Visual Studio 2005 and later.The development tools are available with many inbuilt debugging components which are used to debug the programs, statements, control flow, data flow and coding standards.Software testers use the software testing tools such as HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular automation testing tools.These tools are used to create, store, and create the trace ability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports & graphs. The defect management tools like Bugzilla, JIRA, inbuilt tools are specifically used for reporting & tracking the software testing defects. The tools like Load Runner, Apache J Meter are popular software performance testing tools. There are plenty other tools to test Web services (ex: SOAP UI), mobile app testing tools, data warehousing testing tools like Informatics, database testing using SQL.The testing tools should be chosen carefully. The testing tool selection criteria include budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, test environment, organization process and so on.

  53. The above article is about different software testing tools at different stages in the software development. The greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing.The testing tools are available for both developers & testers. The testing tools should be chosen carefully. The testing tool selection criteria include budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, test environment, and organization.

  54. Software tools are automation tools used by developers and testers. This type of testing uses scripts/code to run test cases multiple times thus saving time and money. It is said to be effortless.
    There are many types of tools, it could be commercial, open source or free. In choosing what tools to be used is depended on the type of projects you have, budget, time, trained staff/testers and so on. One of the popular open source tool being used is called Selenium.
    Benefits of Testing tools:
    1. time saving especially for creating repeatable/reusable tests like retesting and regression testing.
    2. Efficient, consistent and reliable way of testing
    3. Detailed report after testing
    he software testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data-driven testing. There is greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing.

  55. The article is about software testing tools. The software testing tools to test different features of the software are based on the type of testing performed, purpose and technology. The software testing is conducted at the different levels of the software development by developers and testers. The article also gives information about the types of automated software testing tools that are used by developers such as HP UFT and IBM Rational Functional Tester etc.

  56. The article was all about software testing. Software testing is available to test various different features of a variety of software and to support the software testing activities. software testing can be done in much more sophisticated and efficient using testing tools. The software testing tools provide various benefits over the conventional testing. The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed. Testing tools are available both developers and testers.

  57. This article says all about software testing tools. how beneficial the tools are for repeatable tests, reusing tests, detailed report generation , and for objective assessments.
    The s/w testing tools are classified based on type of testing performed, purpose, technology & availability like (open source, free, commercial use etc) so for s/w testers we have test management tools like HP ALM (Application lifecycle management) , HP UFT the automation licensed tool , open source tool like selenium is an automation testing tool. These tools are used to create tests plans, create test cases, store test cases, execute tests, track the defects & generate reports and graphs.
    There are many defect tracking tools also like Jira, Bugzilla for tracking the defects and generating reports. They have many in built functions & plug ins where you can link the defects and add many features which helps for automation testing. We have loadrunner, jmeter tools for performance testing. Etc. there are many tools available based on the type of test performed.

    The testing tools are selected based on the technology of s/w under development, budget, test environment and organization process and so on.

  58. This blog help us understand about the various software testing tools that are available for both ,Developers and QA,in order to test variety of software and to support the software testing.
    – Tools used by the developers are used mainly for debugging .
    -Tools used by QA are used to check different functionalities of the software for ex; UFT (Unified Functional testing),selenium Rational functional Tester etc.
    – Different tools are used based on the type of testing..
    1. UFT and IBM (Rational Functional Tester) – (Automation Testing)
    2. Selenium (Automation Testing, used for open source)
    3. Load runner (Software Performance testing)
    4. Bugzilla, Jira (Defect tracking / management tools)
    5. HP /ALM ( Microsoft Test Manager)
    In order to minimize risk associated with the selection of testing tools ,one must take into account the factors such as budget, the technology of software under development, vendor,test environment, organisation process and so on.

  59. Basically, this article focused on software testing tools, benefits & classification of the software testing tools, testing tool selection criteria.
    •Software testing can be done in much more sophisticated and efficient using the testing tools.
    •Compare to conventional testing, the software testing tools provide various benefits like creating repeatable & reusable tests, greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing, detailed report generation & objective assessment during the testing.
    •The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial).
    •Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure. The scripts are created to test the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generate detailed result sets.
    •The testing tool selection criteria include budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process and so on.

  60. Unlike the traditional way of manual testing software, technology has made it possible for using specific tools for software testing now. With this automation capability has provided ways for more advanced, methodical, effective, and reliable software testing. The offered many advantages that allowed not only for repeatable and reusable testing, but also to produce detailed reports for objective assessment during testing. There are various types of software testing tools with various testing purposes. These tools are used by two different groups in the IT fields such as, Developers and Testers with different components to use for each group. Software Testers for instance, relied on these software testing tools for its automation that gives them an edge to test large volume of data set. Different categories of automation tools required some unique skills set that Testers must have to perform specific tasks. Such are the examples of test management tools, defect management tools, and performance testing tools and many more.

  61. There are various software testing tools are available to test the various different features of software. The software testing tools are useful creating and repetable and useable test. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing , data driven testing.
    Software tester use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure. The scripts are created to test the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generate detailed result sets.

  62. The article was carefully written and the information were detailed. Learning about the various tools and features. Also it explains why/when they are used.

    The software testing tools provide various benefits over the conventional testing. The software testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data-driven testing. There is greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing. The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial) etc. The software testing is done at the different levels of the software development by testers and developers as well. Testers uses the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure. To support the testing activities there are test management tools like Microsoft test manager. These tools are used to create, store, and create the traceability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports & graphs.

  63. Software Testing using Testing Tools

    The software testing is done at the different levels of the software development by testers and developers . Software testing can be done in much more sophisticated and efficient using the testing tools for creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data-driven testing. There is greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing. The software testing tools provide various benefits over the conventional testing
    The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial) etc. Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure.The licensed versions of HP UTF (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular automation testing tools

  64. The software testing tools enable testers & even developers to test in more efficient & sophisticated way. They are very useful for creating repeatable &reusable tests .These tools will provide more efficiency, consistency and reliability in testing. The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability etc. The tools used by developers are available as the testing components or debugging components with the development tools. The development tools are available with many in built debugging components. The software testers use the software testing tools for automation testing. The scripts are created to test the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generate detailed result sets .Examples for popular Automation testing tools are HP UFT, IBM Rational Functional Tester, Selenium. To support the testing activities there are test management tools like Microsoft test manager, HPALM. The defect management tools like Bugzilla, JIRA are inbuilt tools are used for reporting& tracking the software testing defects. Load Runner , Apache Jmeter are performance testing tools . There are plenty of other tools to test webservices , moble testing tools , data warehousing testing tools like informatics, database testing using SQL

  65. wonderful article.thanks for giving us these knowledge.
    Very Informative article about software testing using testing tools.
    We get to know about the different testing tools used by developers and testers.
    It has a brief description about the automation testing tools.

  66. Very detail, informative and focused article about Testing Tools and their importance. Using testing tools is more sophisticated and efficient over conventional testing, especially creating repeatable and reusable tests. These Testing tools are available for both developers and testers.
    Developers use these tools for unit testing, check software structure, dependence between different software components, debug the programs, statements and coding standards etc eg: MS Visual Studio 2005 and later.
    There are many verities of testing tools that software testers use depending on requirement. There are testing tools for automation of testing procedure eg: selenium. There are there are testing tools to create, store, create RTM, test cases, defects and to generate customized reports and graphs eg: Quality center. There are testing tools specially used for defect reporting and tracking eg: Bugzilla, Jira.

  67. Technology allows Automation testing to provide capabilities for tests repetitions and reusability. With the use of testing tools, Testers can achieve greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing. For these reasons, many organizations invest or adapt different automation tools (free, open source, commercial) like HP UFT, IBM Rational Functional Tester, and the r Selenium for automatic testing of different functionalities. Moreover, Technology has also made available in supporting the testing process and procedures using automate tools, such as Application Lifecycle Management and the defect management tools.

  68. Very good article about tools Priya! It explains types of testing, what are the testing tools used. Article tells how developers and testers are using tools and about bug te
    tracking tools. Thank you for sharing such a great article.

  69. This article provides a great insight on the benefits and types of automated testing outweighing the conventional testing. The benefits of the automated testing is creating the repeatable and reusable tests that is mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data driven testing with the advantages of consistency and reliability in the testing.
    These tools are helpful in testing different features of the software and classified based on the

    1. testing performed
    2. purpose
    3.technology
    4.availability.

    Testing is performed both by the testers and the developers, with the developers using the static analysis tools to check the structure and dependencies among the different software components, while testers use the testing automation tools for automation of testing procedure. The popular testing tools are HP UFT, IBM Rational Functional tester and Selenium.

    The criteria of choosing the correct testing tool depends on the budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process and so on.

    Examples of Types of Automated testing tools and their uses

    HP ALM – to create, store traceability matrices, test case, defects and generate various reports and graphs
    JIRA BUGZILLA – are defect management tools used for reporting and tracking the software testing defects
    Load Runner, Apache Meter – are software performance testing tools
    SOAP UI – are used to test the Webservices
    SQL – testing the database

  70. With the advancement of technology the software testing tools are available. The software testing tools provide reliability, efficiency in testing. The software testing tools have benefits over the conventional testing. Benefits like repeatable testing, reusable testing is possible. Testing like retesting, regression and data driven testing is done. The detailed report generation and objective assessment is possible using software testing tools. The test result metrics can be used for better control of the software testing process.
    Different software testing tools are used based on the features of the software. They can be classified into type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial). Testing is done at different levels of software both by developers and testers. The testing tools are used by both of them. The development tools are mainly inbuilt with debugging/testing components, these can be used to debug the programs, code structure, data flow etc. The compilers in the development tools are used to debug the syntax errors in the programs.
    Software testers use the software testing tools for automating the testing procedures. The scripts are created for testing the functionality of the software, checking expected outcomes and generate results. The automation testers are hired for this purpose. The licensed versions of HP UFT and open source testing tools like Selelium are popular automation testing tools.
    Test Management tools – HP ALM, Miscrosfot test Manager / Team foundation server
    The above tools are used to create , store and create traceability matrixes , test cases, defects , generate customized reports and graphs.
    Performance testing tools – load runner, Apache j meter
    Defect Management tools – Bugzilla JIRA etc used for defect reporting and tracking
    Other tools like Soapui for web services, mobile app testing tools, data warehousing testing tools like informatics , database testing by sql. Are used.
    The software testing tools have to be choosen with care since there can be risks if not. The criteria for selecting a testing tool depends on budget, test environment, vendor, organizational process etc.

  71. Over the years technology has been growing fast. To keep up with the pace, sophisticated software testing tools are being used by the QA testers to brinfg efficiency, consistency and reliability in the software.The advantage of testing tools is they are repeatable and can be reused for testing purpose, regression, data driven testing etc. Different tools have different functionalities to automate the testing process and generate the detailed results. In order to get the expeccted outcome, tools are used to check the software structure, debug the program, etc. To support testing activities, testers use some of the tools like Selenium, microsoft testmanager, HP ALM etc. The testing tools have certain risks if not chosen properly. Selection criteria include budget, technology, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process so on.

  72. Software testing can now be done more efficiently using the software testing tools.
    The software testing tools help create repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing and data-driven testing. They bring consistency, efficiency, and reliability to the testing process. The detailed report generation & objective assessment during the testing is possible using testing tools. The test result metrics can be used for better control of software testing process.
    The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial) etc. The software testing is done at the different levels of the software development by testers and developers as well. The testing tools are available for both developers & testers.
    The ones used by developers are more often available as the testing components or debugging components with the development tools. For e.g.: the Microsoft has Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework integrated into some versions of Visual Studio 2005 and later. Developers use the static analysis tools for automatic analysis of the programs to check the software structure and dependencies among the different software components. The development tools are available with many inbuilt debugging components which are used to debug the programs, statements, control flow, data flow and coding standards. The compilers in the development tools are used to debug the syntax errors in the programs.
    Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure. The scripts are created to test the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generate detailed result sets. The automation testers are hired for this purpose. The licensed versions of HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular automation testing tools. To support the testing activities there are test management tools like Microsoft test manager / Team foundation server (can also manage the testing activities along with development), HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management). HP (former software division of Hewlett Packard) is now part of Micro Focus: https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/solutions/software-development-lifecycle . These tools are used to create, store, and create the traceability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports & graphs.
    The defect management tools like Bugzilla, JIRA, inbuilt tools are specifically used for reporting & tracking the software testing defects. The tools like LoadRunner, Apache JMeter are popular software performance testing tools. There are plenty other tools to test Web services (ex: SOAP UI), mobile app testing tools, data warehousing testing tools like Informatics, database testing using SQL.
    However, the testing tools have certain risks if not chosen carefully. The testing tool selection criteria include budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process etc.

  73. In todays technological world there are different testing tools available to test various feature of software and to support its testing activities in more sophisticated and efficient way.
    The benefits of testing tools:- A)Creating repeatable and reusable tests. B) Consistency. C) efficiency and reliability in testing, D) detailed report generation and objective assessment during testing.
    These tools are create to create, store, create the traceability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports and graphs.
    These tools can be decided on the basis of Budges, the technology of software under development, vendor interoperability, test environment and organization process etc.
    These testing tools available for both Developers and Testers. DEVELOPERS: Use the static tools for automation analysis of the program to check the software structure and dependencies among the different software component. The compliers in the development tools are used to debug the syntax error in the program. TESTERS: these tools helps the testers to solve the basic purpose of testing which is to identify the defects in the software and verify the compliance of the software with the client requirements. The automation testers hires for this purpose.
    These testing tools used for :- retesting, regression testing, data driven testing.
    It has een divided into different categories:-
    a) Functional testing Tools: Selenium, test IO. Telerik Test Studio. Coded UI Test. Micro Focus Unified Functional Testing (UFT), Sahi. TimeShiftX. SoapUI.
    b) Test Management tools (Microsoft test Manager)QTest.PractiTest:Zephyr for Jira:Test Collab:TestLink:Quality Center:
    c) Load/Performance testing tools WebLOAD. LoadUI NG Pro.SmartMeter.io.Tricentis Flood.LoadView.Apache JMeter.LoadRunner.Appvance.
    and it can be classified based on the type of testing performed:-
    1) Open Source tool : TET, TETware, test Manager, RTH, Selenium.Selenium, Appium, Robotium, Cucumber, Watir, Canoo, WebTest. Sikuli.
    2) Free testing tool: Xenu’s Link Sleuth. Clip2net. PicPick. Firebug. Android SDK: DDMS (Dalvik Debug Monitor Server)
    3) Proprietary/ Commercial testing tool :HP UFT(unified functional testing), IBM Rational Functional tester, SoapUI

  74. This article focuses the importance of automation testing tools that are very useful to testing the software.The testing tools are available for both developers and testers.
    The development tools are available with many inbuilt debugging components. which are used to debug the programs, statements,control flow, data flow and coding standards. The compilers are used to debug the syntax errors i programs.
    The scripts are created to test the functionalities of software with a huge set of data values.The licenced versions HP UFT.IBM rational functional testers, opensource automation testing tools like selenium are very popular in automation tools.Test management tools like Miccrosoft test manager,team foundation server, HPALM,HP are used to create, store, RTM, test cases,defects generate customised reports & graphs. BUG ZILLA, JIRA, INBUILT tools are used for reporting and tracking the software testing defects.

  75. Thanks for such a great Article Priya. Very Explanatory. Summary below-
    Software testing can be done efficiently using the testing tools.
    The software testing tools provide various benefits over the conventional testing specially for repeatable & reusable tests.
    -Tools are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data-driven testing.
    -The software testing is done at the different levels of the software development by testers and developers as well.
    -The ones used by developers are more often available as the testing components or debugging components with the development tools. For e.g.: the Microsoft has Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework integrated into some versions of Visual Studio 2005 and later.
    -Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure.
    -The licensed versions of HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular automation testing tools.
    -To support the testing activities there are test management tools like Microsoft test manager (try it for free: https://www.visualstudio.com/team-services/testing-tools/ ) / Team foundation server (can also manage the testing activities along with development), HP ALM (Application Lifecycle Management). HP (former software division of Hewlett Packard) is now part of Micro Focus: https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/solutions/software-development-lifecycle . These tools are used to create, store, and create the traceability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports & graphs
    -the defect management tools like Bugzilla, JIRA, inbuilt tools are specifically used for reporting & tracking the software testing defects.
    -The tools like LoadRunner, Apache JMeter are popular software performance testing tools.
    -here are plenty other tools to test Web services (ex: SOAP UI), mobile app testing tools, data warehousing testing tools like Informatics, database testing using SQL.

  76. This article gives a clear idea on automation testing tools like selenium, uft, IBM rational functional test and many more. Automation testing tools are very efficient and consistant for retesting, regression testing, data driven testing and to manage the testing activities.
    These tools are used in the development phase and in the testing phase as well. They are used to create test scripts, store and manage and create traceability matrices, test cases, generate defect reports and graphs. The defect management tools like Jira, Bugzilla are used to reporting and tracking the software defects. Many other tools available for performance testing (Load Runner, JMeter etc) and to test web services(SOAP UI), mobile testing tools, database testing tools etc.

    It is very important to choose the tools based on the budget, technology under software development, test environment and so on.

  77. The Article gives Good Information about Testing Tools.Thanks For This Article, The article helps us to know the importance of Testing Reliability of software can be measured by certification or its conformation with any set technical standard. This helps in creating confidence and a healthy business relationship.
    Secondly, the benefit of software testing is that it allows removing errors and bugs before the products get shipped to the market. That will prevent unsatisfied clients and unnecessary expenses . Third, the costs of the service can be reduced by using automated software testing solutions.Software testing can be of great advantage if used optimally and by maintaining the right balance.cost gives that there are various testing tools available for developers and testers in current scenario. Depending on the environment and budget of the business, choice can be made and are manual and automation tools existing

  78. Software testing can be done in much more sophisticated and efficient using the testing tools. The software testing tools are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data driven testing. There is greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing. It can be classified based on the type of testing purpose, performed, technology, availability etc. The testing tools are available for both developers and testers.
    The licensed versions of HP UFT, IBM,Rational Functional tester, open source automation testing tools like selenium are very popular automation testing tools. The defect management tools like Bugzilla,Jira, inbuilt tools are specifically used for reporting &tracking the software testing defects.
    Performance testing tools:Load runner, Apache jmeter.
    Other tools to test web services: mobile app testing tools, data warehousing testing tools like informatics,database testing using SQL.
    However the testing tools have certain risks if not chosen carefully.

  79. Software testing tools are a sophisticated and efficient way of testing software in today’s times. Such tools are more beneficial than conventional tools because they are repeatable, assist in detailed report generation and objective assessment and the test result metrics can be used for better control of the testing process.
    There are software testing tools for both developers and testers. The software testing tools can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial) etc. The tools used by developers come with many inbuilt debugging components which are used to debug the programs, statements, control flow, data flow and coding standards. Eg – the Microsoft has Visual Studio Unit Testing Framework integrated into some versions of Visual Studio 2005 and later.
    Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure. The scripts are created to test software functionalities with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generate detailed result sets. Some examples are :
    – Automation testing tools – HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, Selenium..
    – Test management tools – Microsoft test manager, HP ALM..
    – Defect management tools – Bugzilla, JIRA
    – Performance testing tools – LoadRunner, Apache JMeter
    Testing tools have to be chosen carefully based on factors like the budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process.

  80. The software testing tools provides various benefits over the conventional testing. It benefits by creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data-driven testing. Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure. The scripts are created to test the functionalities of the software with a huge set of data values, check the expected outcomes and generates detailed result sets. The automation testing tools are HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, Selenium ( open source automation testing tools).

  81. Software testing can be done in much more sophisticated and efficient using the testing tools. The software testing tools are beneficial for creating repeatable & reusable tests. They are mostly used for retesting, regression testing, data-driven testing. There is greater consistency, efficiency, and reliability in the testing. The detailed report generation & objective assessment during the testing is possible using testing tools. Selection of testing tools depends on include budget, the technology of software under development, vendor, interoperability, test environment, organization process and so on. To avoid risks, testing tools has to be chosen carefully.

  82. . The software testing tools provide various benefits over the conventional testing.
    . The software testing tools to test different features of the software are available and can be classified based on the type of testing performed, purpose, technology, availability (free, open source, commercial) etc.
    . Developers use the static analysis tools for automatic analysis of the programs to check the software structure and dependencies among the different software components.
    . Software testers use the software testing tools for automation of the testing procedure.
    . The licensed versions of HP UFT (Unified Functional Testing), IBM Rational Functional Tester, open source automation testing tools like Selenium are very popular automation testing tools. These tools are used to create, store, and create the traceability matrices, test cases, defects, generate the various customized reports & graphs.
    . The defect management tools like Bugzilla, JIRA, inbuilt tools are specifically used for reporting & tracking the software testing defects.
    . The tools like LoadRunner, Apache JMeter are popular software performance testing tools.

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