Software Testing

Web Application Testing Tools

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Overview

Web application testing is checking the functionality of an application meets the customer requirements. It is tested until bug-free and stable. This testing is done manually or by using tools known as automation testing. Which method to use entirely depends on the project requirement and budget associated with the project. 
Web Application Testing Tools
Many tools are used during the testing process. Let us see some of the best web application tools. These are best automation testing tools for web applications. Here we are discussing two types of automation testing tools.

Functional testing tools

Functional testing tools
The functionality of an application is checked here. Finding bugs in a short period using tools is easy. It is also known as Regression testing tool.Some of the automation functional testing tools are: 
  • Selenium 
  • QTP/UFT 
  • Test complete Web 
  • Sahi 
  • SoapUI
  • Ranorex
  • TestingWhiz
  • Watir 

Functional testing tools - Selenium

Selenium is an open source automation testing tool for web application. It supports multiple languages like Java, JavaScript, python, ruby, etc. and also supports various browsers across many platforms.

Selenium IDE, Selenium RC, Web Driver, Selenium Grid are primary components. Selenium IDE is Firefox add-on for record-and-playback web application tests. Web Driver communicates with the web browser directly and automates by using its native compatibility.

To download Selenium JAR file go to the following website:

Functional testing tools - UFT

Unified Functional Testing (UFT) software, formerly known as HP Quick Test Professional (QTP), provides functional and regression test automation for software applications. Unified Functional Testing supports keyword and scripting interfaces and features a graphical user interface.It uses the Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VB Script) scripting language to specify a test procedure and to manipulate the objects.UFT supports cross-browser and multi-platform testing also. It is a licensed tool developed by HP(Hewlett Packard).

The free trial is also available at the following website:

Functional testing tools - Test Complete Web

We can automate anything on the user interface using test complete tool. We can choose from over 50k object properties across more than 500 control types, including all the major frameworks and 3rd party controls. We can rely on TestComplete which is best in class object identification algorithm to build stable and scalable UI tests.

Using TestComplete, we can automate -

  • Desktop Application
  • Web Application
  • Mobile Application 

We can download the trial version of TestComplete at the following website:

Functional testing tools - SoapUI

SOAP stands for Simple Object Access Protocol. SoapUI is an open-source testing tool which can operate in cross-platforms. SmartBear develops it.

It is mainly used to test Web services and Web APIs.

It is capable of the testing application based on both representational state transfers (REST) and service-oriented architectures (SOA).

Using SoapUI tool, the tester can automate both functional tests as well non-functional tests and can execute compliance, regression, security and load tests for Web APIs.

All standard protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, SOAP, REST, WSDL( Web service Definition Language), AMF( Action Message Format), JDBC(Java Database Connectivity), JMS(Java Messaging Service), etc. are supported by SoapUI and has inbuilt technologies to test all kind of APIs.

We can download SoapUI from the following website:

Which is your favorite Functional Testing Tool?

Performance Testing Tools

Performance Testing Tools

Some important web-based testing tools used to test the performance, load and stress of the web application are as follows:

  • WebLOAD
  • LoadRunner
  • Apache JMeter
  • NeoLoad
  • LoadUI
  • Loadster
  • Load impact
  • Wapt
  • Telerik test studio

Some of the tools are described below.

Performance Testing Tools - WebLOAD

Web Load is performance testing tool developed by RadView Software. It supports a wide range of web, mobile, and enterprise protocols and technologies. For example, HTTP/HTTPS, WebSocket, PUSH, AJAX, SOAP, HTML5, WebDAV and many others.

For the free trial of this tool go to the following website:

Performance Testing Tools - LoadRunner

It is a performance testing tool from micro focus.It integrates load testing into development tools like IDE, jUnit, nUnit, Jenkins, Selenium and Microsoft Visual Studio. We can download it for the free trial by clicking the button below:

Which is your Favorite Performance Testing Tool?

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