Top 5 Automation Testing tools


Top 5 Automation Testing Tool

Automation testing is the best way to fulfil most of the testing goals with effective resources and time. Selecting the right tool that fulfils the requirement of the application can be a tricky task because of not any tool capable of fulfilling 100% requirement.

According to the features and requirement, the top five automation tools are used now a day’s give below

  1. Selenium

  2. QTP (HP UFT)

  3. Rational Function Tester

  4. WATIR

  5. SilkTest



Selenium is an open-source automated testing suite for web applications across different browsers and platforms.

Selenium is not just a single tool but a collection of software’s, each tool is used to different testing needs of an organization. It has four components.

  • Selenium Integrated Development Environment (IDE)

  • Selenium Remote Control (RC)

  • WebDriver

  • Selenium Grid

Selenium IDE provides playback and recording facility for regression testing. It Supports only Mozilla Firefox web browser.

  • Selenium provides the facility to export recorded script in other languages like Java, Ruby, RSpec, Python, C#, JUnit and TestNG

  • Selenium can execute several tests at a time

  • Selenium is used for Walkthrough tests

  • Identifies the element using Identifier, Id, Name, Link, DOM, XPath, CSS, UI-element

  • Store tests as Ruby Script, HTML, and any other format

  • Selenium provides an option to assert the title for every page

  • It supports selenium user-extensions.js file

  • It allows to insert comments in the middle of the script for better understanding and debugging

Download Selenium



Make automated testing more efficient and help developers and testers collaborate. This functional automated testing software—formerly Quick Test Professional (QTP)—helps deliver quality software at the speed your business needs.

  • It is widely used for functional and regression testing, it addresses every major software application and environment.

  • To simplify test creation and maintenance, it uses the concept of keyword driven testing.

  • It allows the tester to build test cases directly from the application.

  • It is easier to use for a non-technical person to adapt to and create working test cases

  • It fixes defects faster by thoroughly documenting and replicating defects for the developer.

  • QTP supports .NET development environment

  • It has better object identification mechanism

  • It can enhance existing QTP scripts without “Application Under Test” is available, by using the ActiveScreen

  • Collapse test creation and test documentation at a single site

  • Parameterization is easy than WinRunner.

Download HP QTP


Rational Functional Tester


Rational Functional Tester is an automated functional and regression testing solution for QA teams concerned with the quality of their Java™, Web-based, Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET®, terminal-based, SAP, Siebel, and Web 2.0 applications.

The main features of this tool are

  • It is an Object-Oriented automated functional testing tool that is capable of performing automated functional, regression, data-driven testing and GUI testing.

  • It supports a wide range of protocols and applications like Java, HTML, NET, Windows, SAP, Visual Basic, etc.

  • Eclipse Java Developer Toolkit editor facilitates the team to code test scripts in Java with Eclipse

  • It supports custom controls through proxy SDK (Java/.Net)

  • It supports version control to enable parallel development of test scripts and concurrent usage by a geographically distributed team

  • It can record and replay the actions on demand

  • It integrates well with source control management tools such as Rational Clear Case and Rational Team Concert integration

  • It allows developers to create keyword associated script so that it can be re-use

Download Rational Functional Tester



WATIR is an open source testing software used for regression testing. Tests written in this are easy to read and maintain. WATIR support only internet explorer while WATIR web driver supports Chrome, Firefox, IE, Opera, etc.

  • WATIR works on multiple browsers on different platforms.

  • Rather than using proprietary vendor script, it uses a full-featured modern scripting language Ruby

  • It supports your web app regardless of what it is developed in

Download Watir


Silk Test


Silk test is just like C++ object-oriented language. It is designed for functional and regression testing. Concept of Classes, Object and Inheritance are used in this.

Main Features of Silk Test are.

  • Silk Test contains all the source script files.

  • Silk Test converts the script commands into GUI commands.

  • Silk Test execute to identify the movement of the mouse along with keystrokes.

  • Silk Test can perform both playback and record method or descriptive programming methods to get the dialogues.

  • Silk Test can identify all controls and windows of the application under test as objects and determine all of the attributes and properties of each window

  • Efficiently verify functionality across browsers with a single, portable test script

  • Increase the speed of testing in DevOps environments with embedded quality automation

  • Leverage the cloud to cost-effectively test an unlimited number of user configurations

  • Centralize test automation for desktop, web, mobile, and enterprise applications

  • Improve software quality without disrupting development tools and processes

Download SilkTest



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