Our Top Picks

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Katalon Studio
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Parameterized testing
Katalon Studio is an end-to-end automation platform with an all-in-one test automation solution. Its comprehensive, integrated set of features includes recording test steps, script generation, test execution, and results reporting for desktop, web, mobile, and API app test automation. Katalon generates automated tests for all platforms and operating systems, with a free version for basic and individual use and a paid enterprise version for professionals and teams. It seamlessly integrates with Jira Agile to continuously sync up test artifacts and with popular CI/CD tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, and Azure DevOps to manage CI/CD pipelines. It also offers advanced reporting capabilities.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Test script reviews
  • Hierarchical views
  • Reporting capabilities

Cons

  • Help desk only with paid plans
  • No security testing

What Customers Are Saying

Katalon's user-friendly interface is popular with testers as it allows them to record, track, and organize test cases. The application can be used to test web, mobile, and desktop applications. Its integration capabilities with third-party tools like Jira and Jenkins are also popular with users. Additionally, Katalon Studio provides helpful resources, and users have found its initial setup to be hassle-free.

Summary

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Katalon Studio
  • Starting Price
    • Katalon Studio - Free
    • Katalon Studio Enterprise - $759 /license/year
    • Katalon Runtime Engine - $539 /license/year
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free trial available
    Free demo available
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Hierarchical View
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), phone during business hours, online
  • Parameterized testing
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LambdaTest
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), online
  • Requirements-based testing
LambdaTest lets users perform live interactive and automated multi-browser testing on more than 2,000 desktop and mobile browsers running on a wide range of Windows and Mac operating systems and Android and iOS mobile operating systems. Users can check the responsiveness of their websites or web apps with a single click. Its Secure Shell Tunnel also lets users test the responsiveness of their locally hosted websites. LambdaTest integrates with CI/CD pipelines through popular tools like Jenkins, Bamboo, GitLab CI, Continua, and TeamCity, among others. It also integrates with bug logging and project management tools and builds robust test reports.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Numerous third-party integrations
  • Responsiveness testing
  • 24/7 in-app chat support

Cons

  • No parameterized or security testing
  • No testing script reviews

What Customers Are Saying

LambdaTest enables users to scale testing, perform multiple tests in parallel, and conduct cross-browser testing to identify bugs. Its resources and responsive customer service team are popular with testers and developers. LambaTest can also integrate with Jira, Asana, Azure DevOps, and other commonly used testing and defect tracking tools.

Summary

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LambdaTest
  • Starting Price
    • Lite - Free for Life
    • Live - $15/month
    • Web & Mobile Browser Automation - $99/month
    • Web Automation - $158/month
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free trial available
    Free demo available
  • Deployment
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    24/7 (Live Rep)
    Online
  • Hierarchical View
    No
Features
  • Deployment: Web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: 24/7 (live rep), online
  • Requirements-based testing
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Ranorex Studio
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Parameterized testing
Ranorex Studio provides all-in-one test automation with functional UI test automation that allows users to build tests for desktop, mobile, and web apps. Users can run tests on Windows desktops, all popular browsers, and Android and iOS devices, including simulators/emulators and real devices. It can perform regression, data-driven, keyword-driven, and cross-browser testing. Ranorex Studio has a flexible API interface to add tests to CI/CD processes through integrations with Jenkins, Git, and Travis CI, among others. It also has built-in integrations with TestRail and Jira and customizable test results reporting generated as PDF, HTML, or JUnit-compatible reports.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Testing scripts review
  • Hierarchical view
  • Robust reporting capabilities

Cons

  • Doesn’t provide 24/7 support
  • No security testing

What Customers Are Saying

Ranorex Studio's user-friendly interface and intuitive features are popular with users. Testers have found it easy to create test cases and run automated tests for mobile and web platforms without having to know how to code. The software provides multiple built-in helpers to aid testing with the most common use cases. Users who rely on test reports to analyze issues have found Ranorex Studio's analytics features very helpful.

Summary

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Ranorex Studio
  • Starting Price
    • Studio License - $5,990
    • Runtime License - $890
    • Premium Bundle - $6,830
    • Enterprise Bundle - $7,790
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30 day free trial available
    Free demo available
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Hierarchical View
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Parameterized testing
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ReadyAPI
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Parameterized testing
ReadyAPI lets users create, execute, and manage automated functional, security, and performance testing of GraphQL, SOAP, RESTful, and other web services inside their CI/CD pipeline. It lets users build complex end-to-end tests with an intuitive interface and the flexibility of an IDE. ReadyAPI includes native support for Jenkins, Azure DevOps, Docker, Git, and TeamCity, among others. It also performs comprehensive reporting with a range of pre-built reports and reporting templates to help users deliver the information they need most. Reports can be exported in HTML, JUnit, CSV, and other customizable formats.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Hierarchical view
  • Comprehensive reporting
  • Automate CI/CD with popular integrations

Cons

  • Doesn’t provide 24/7 support
  • No requirements-based testing
  • No testing script reviews

What Customers Are Saying

Testers have found ReadyAPI one of the best tools in the market for API testing. QA analysts find it easy to create test suites, add and update APIs, and add assertions. Organizations that rely heavily on automation testing like that ReadyAPI provides ready-to-use steps and doesn't require too much Groovy script to conduct automated testing.

Summary

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ReadyAPI
  • Starting Price
    • Pricing starts at $644
  • Free Trial/Demo
    30 day free trial available
    Free demo available
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
    Web-Based, Cloud, SaaS
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Hierarchical View
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Mac, Windows, web-based, cloud, SaaS
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Parameterized testing
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Selenium
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Parameterized testing
Selenium is a portable framework for testing web applications, with a playback tool for creating functional tests without needing to learn a test scripting language. Selenium WebDriver creates browser-based regression automation tests and distributes scripts across multiple environments. Selenium IDE creates bug reproduction scripts and scripts that assist in automation-aided exploratory testing. Selenium Grid distributes and runs tests on several machines and manages numerous environments against an extensive combination of browsers and operating systems. Although Selenium only tests web applications and can’t test desktop applications or other software, it’s open-source software and free to use.

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Open-source
  • Includes hierarchical view
  • Multiple combinations of browsers and operating systems

Cons

  • Doesn’t provide 24/7 support
  • No requirements-based testing

What Customers Are Saying

Testers have found ReadyAPI one of the best tools in the market for API testing. QA analysts find it easy to create test suites, add and update APIs, and add assertions. Organizations that rely heavily on automation testing like that ReadyAPI provides ready-to-use steps and doesn't require too much Groovy script to conduct automated testing.

Summary

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Selenium
  • Starting Price
    • Custom Quote
  • Free Trial/Demo
    Free demo available
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Support Options
    Business Hours
    Online
  • Hierarchical View
    Yes
Features
  • Deployment: Windows
  • Customer service: Phone during business hours, online
  • Parameterized testing

How We Chose the Best Automated Testing Software

Unlike manual testing performed by humans, automated testing software executes tests, compares outcomes, and generates detailed test results. Automated testing is faster, identifies more defects, and is more accurate. Numerous automated testing software providers tout the latest features and services. We evaluated products based on important testing features, built-in integrations, and reporting abilities.

Testing Features

We recommend automated testing software with important testing features like parameterized testing, requirements-based testing, and test script reviews. Parameterized testing lets developers run the same test numerous times using different values to save time. Requirements-based testing sets specific requirements for test cases, data, and conditions. Test script reviews find common problems with test automation by-products generated during software testing.

Integrations

Ideally, automated testing software should include pre-built integrations for continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools and other platforms and systems often used with this software. Common integrations include various execution platforms, collaboration platforms, and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) tools, among others.

Reports

We also recommend automated testing software with detailed reports that help users assess and improve their automated testing practices. Important reports include those that track team performance, detect performance anomalies, and monitor test cases, execution time, and status.