There have been major changes on a regular basis when it comes to software development and its practices. Over the time tools and technology kept on modifying which not only improved productivity and quality but also brought in a lot of customer satisfaction and made the system more flexible. With the upgrade of the system, products and services started to get delivered on time and there was an economic boost in the financial market.

Definitely, these systems are running on high-quality applications which provides a smooth user interface keeping the workflow continuous and making the use of applications easier for the users. But, as you keep on upgrading you should know that you overload systems too. Excessive overloading of the system may lead to crash down of the mechanisms leading to a state of deadlock. To avoid such malfunctions, it is essential to opt for quality testing at periodic intervals and assess the current functioning of the software through software testing tools. There are various testing tools available in the market, however, some of the best software testing tools are stated below.

  1. Selenium: One of the most popular open-source automation tools, this is used for developing frameworks for Web Applications. It is preferable by all those testers who possess advanced scripting and programming skills. This testing tool supports multiple system environments from Windows, Linux and Mac to all sorts of browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer, Headless Browsers and Chrome. The scripts of this tool can be written in various programming languages like PHP, Ruby, Perl, Java, Python, C# and Groovy.
  2. Katalon Studio: This testing tool can be used across multiple platforms like mobile applications, web applications and web services. Even if you are a non-programmer, you can use this tool comfortably. This tool uses Objective Spy technique to record and playback test scripts and you can maintain these scripts by developing libraries. It can be integrated into CD/CI processes and works well with JIRA, Git, qTest and Jenkins. The Katalon Analytics feature gives the users a comprehensive view regarding the execution of the test and how to frame its reports through charts, metrics and graphs.
  3. UFT: The Unified Functional Testing (UFT) Tool is a very famous commercial tool that can be used for functional testing. It gives a comprehensive framework compatible for web services, API and GUI testing of a desktop including mobile and web applications. This tool uses Visual Basic Scripting Edition and has advanced image-based object recognition feature. The test components of this tool can be reused in the future and it is also integrated with Mercury Quality Centre and Mercury Business Process Testing.
  4. TestPlant Eggplant: This tool is mostly image-based and it helps the tester to interact with AUT. It is modern in its approach and allows users with less programming skills to apply this automation tool comfortably. Mostly used for commercial purposes, this tool supports multiple platforms from mobile, POS and web system. It is CI integrated and also offers lab management.

Other than these tools, you can also use Tricentis Tosca, Ranorex, Robot Framework, IBM RFT or Watir for Software Testing purposes.