Software Testing Tools
Last week we covered some software testing basics. We defined what software testing is, and then outlined its importance along with some essential FAQs. You can read that piece here, and today we will focus on some software testing tools you can use. Of course, we highly recommend you engage with experts on this vital part of the software development process.
Software testing – a simple definition
The process of uncovering errors and defects in software. A key aspect is to identify whether or not the software achieves its required outcome. Testers then use a variety of techniques and tools to accomplish this, incorporating automated and manual testing methods. The findings are then reported back to developers so that they can address the issues found.
Software testing is a crucial element and the penultimate step to take before a product is launched. If delivered to the end customer without testing, then there is every chance they will discover bugs. This can then have a hugely detrimental effect on the user experience and in turn, brand recognition.
What are software testing tools?
Quite simply, these are the products used by testers in their testing activities. There are many that offer support during the various testing phases:
- Planning and preparation
- Requirement gathering
- Test build and execution
- Defect logging
- Test evaluation
The tools allow software testers to analyse performance parameters, and there are lots to choose from. Here, we list a small selection but remember; the best tool in the world is of little value if not used by a skilled tester.
NB: This list comprises of useful tools but is by no means an exhaustive one. If then you would like to find out about more tools, or need guidance on your own software testing requirements, contact us today.
Test management tools
- Zephyr Scale
Automated testing tools
Cross-browser testing tools
Load testing tools
- Silk Performer
Defect tracking tools
Mobile testing tools
API testing tools
Security testing tools
- Acunetix Web Vulnerability Scanner
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