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Types of Software Test Tools

Types of Software Test Tools

We accept several Test Tools available inwards the information technology industry, nosotros tin segregate them inwards to 3 categories.

i) Vendor Tools

Some Companies (Ex: HP, IBM etc...) prepare Test tools for commercial use, they sell license together with render technical back upwards to their customers.

Advantages of using Vendor Tools:

• Vendor (Test tool developer, Ex: HP or IBM) render Technical back upwards if nosotros enhance whatever complaints.

 New features volition live on properly.

 Vendors update Test Tools frequently

 Provides sufficient Help documentation

Disadvantage of using Vendor Tools:

 License terms (we require to buy license)

• Vendor Tools back upwards some pop Operating together with Browser environments only.

Vendor Tool Examples:

HP- UFT /QTP, LoadRunner, ALM/QC etc...

(UFT (formerly QTP) supports Functional & Regression Testing, LoadRunner supports Performance Test Automation together with ALM supports Project Life Cycle Management)

IBM-RFT, RPT, QA manager etc...

(RFT - Rational Functional Tester for Functional Test Automation, RPT - Rational Performance Tester for Performance Test Automation)

Micro Focus- SilkTest, Silk Performer etc...

(SilkTest for Functional Test Automation, SilkPerformer for Performance Test Automation)
ii) Open Source Tools

Source code available on Internet, anybody tin download together with use, but no technical back upwards for Open Sources Tools.

Advantages of using Open Source Tools:

• No License terms (any trunk tin download together with use)

• We tin alter the Source code (if required)

• Open Source Tools commonly back upwards all pop Operating together with Browser environments.

Disadvantages of using Open Source Tools:

• No reliable Technical support.

• New features may non live on properly.

• Less Help document ion

Examples for Open Source Test Tools:

Selenium for Functional together with Regression Test Automation 

JMeter for Performance Test Automation

Appium for Mobile Testing

Bugzilla for Defect Management

Issue Tracker, PR-Tracker for Defect Management

iii) In-house Tools

Some Companies prepare Test tools for internal role (Private use), those tools names also local.


Microsoft developed then many examination tools for their internal use.

IBM developed then many examination tools for their internal use.

Oracle Corporation developed then many examination tools for their internal use.

Note: We no require to hash out about Advantages and Disadvantages of In-house examination tools, because they are someone tools (not commercial).
Types of Test Automation

i) Tools for Functional together with Regression Testing

UFT - Unified Functional Testing(formerly QTP) from HP

RFT - Rational Functional Tester from IBM

SilkTest from Micro Focus

Selenium - Open Source

ii) Tools for Performance Testing(Load/Stress/Spike /Endurance Testing)

LoadRunner from HP

RPT - Rational functioning Tester from IBM

SilkPerformer flat Micro Focus

JMeter - Open Source

iii) Tools for Mobile Testing

Appium - Open Source

iv) Tools for Test Management (includes Defect Management)

ALM - Application Life Cycle Management from HP

v) Tools for Defect Management 

Bugzilla - Open Source

Issue Tracker- Open Source

PR-Tracker - Open Source
Note: Load Testing, Stress Testing, Spike Testing are the sub sets of Performance Testing.


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