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October 04, 2019

Best tools for QA testing



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Quality assurance is an essential part of developing software — without it, you can’t be sure that your product is ready for market. While QA services can’t guarantee the absence of bugs in a final product, they will test and retest until they’re able to confidently say that they’ve minimized them as much as humanly possible. A skilled QA tester must have certain competencies in order to do his or her job well, but tools can also help expedite and improve the entire process.



Even when you’re turning to QA outsourcing to test your products, it’s important to understand the process of a software QA tester and how the services you use will ensure the functionality and usability of your software before it hits the market. To that end, here are some of the best tools for testing available.

Selenium

Whether you’re using QA outsourcing or an in-house team, your testers will tell you Selenium is pretty much the gold standard for the repeatable, automated testing of nearly every type of web application across most browsers. It’s known for being highly accurate and has been an open-source tool for more than a decade and supports a wide range of browsers, including Chrome, Firefox, and others,  and environments such as Linux, Mac, and Windows.

Since it caters to experienced users, your software QA tester will need to have advanced programming and coding skills to write tests, and they can do so in multiple languages, including Java, Groovy, Python, Perl, C#, and PHP. This will enable them to build complex frameworks to thoroughly test your products.

LambdaTest

Through LambdaTest, QA software testing services can perform debugging on many different browsers, operating systems, and devices. In fact, the software company boasts that users can access more than 2,000 desktop and mobile browser combinations. The cloud-based platform also offers different types of testing depending on the needs of the product, including automated, visual, and manual.

Special features include Selenium web testing automation and continuous integration tools. It’s an especially helpful tool for beginners.

Katalon Studio

Another open-source tool for QA outsourcing or in-house QA services, Katalon Studio is built on the Selenium and Appium frameworks. It allows for integrated testing on a web application, API, and mobile platforms. It supports continuous integration tools, Java and Groovy languages, image testing, and more. It also provides an analytics dashboard visually depicting reports with graphs and charts. This is a good tool for advanced and beginning testers and programmers alike.

TestComplete

A commercial, functional testing tool for QA testing services at multiple levels, TestComplete supports multiple scripting languages, including JavaScript, JScript, C++Scipt, VBScript, C#Script, Python, and others. It accommodates mobile, web, and desktop apps. Some important features are record and playback functions, the ability to recognize and automatically update user interface (UI) objects, test visualization, and scripted testing.

Ranorex

A software QA company can use this tool for testing on multiple devices. Codeless test creation, reusable test scripts, multiple integrations, record and playback functions, and graphical user interface (GUI) recognition allow for easy and seamless automation and bug detection. It’s especially helpful for advanced users, although beginners can easily learn the basics.

qTest

Some of the best selling points for qTest for QA outsourcing include scalability and efficiency. The tool is simple to use and offers multiple automation integrations for QA testing services that practice Agile (News - Alert) and DevOps. It includes test automation scheduling and execution, bug tracking and reporting features, reporting and analytics, and more.

Watir

Watir is a free tool for web automation testing of Ruby libraries, allowing for cross-browser testing across Firefox, Opera, and other browsers. Many QA testing services praise its reliability and ease of use over different platforms, and it’s supported by a large community. It’s used by beginners and advanced testers alike.

Practitest

In the case of QA outsourcing, PractiTest provides a comprehensive view of the entire process and results, so you can better understand the activities of the software QA company you employ and its results. The platform is customizable, secure, and efficient and offers advanced dashboards, third-party integrations, reuse tests, bug tracking, and automation tools. Practitest offers different functions depending on your area of expertise.

TestLink

This open-source, web-based tool provides support for test plans and test cases, as well as requirement and user management, bug tracking, reports, and integrations. It can accommodate multiple users, making it ideal for QA software testing services handling large-scale projects. 

QA outsourcing can make your life a lot easier, enabling you to turn over the debugging and quality assurance processes to experienced, competent professionals — often offshore software testing facilities — who are highly skilled in this area. However, that doesn’t mean you must or should be completely hands-off. You still need to be aware of how the QA services you employ are handling your project from start to finish, including the process and tools they use to help you accomplish your goals.

Knowledge of these QA tools will inform you about the team’s approach and give you insight into its strategy for meeting your end objectives and ensuring it aligns with your own vision.



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