How Many Automation Tools Are There?

Do you even know how many automation tools are there in 2021? What is the use of each tool? Explore at least 7 of these tools including its description. 

How Many Automation Tools Are There?

There are many automation tools available now. But here are 7 best automation testing tools:

1. QTP: Quick Test Professional

QuickTest Professional (QTP), is an automation tool, developed and sold by Micro Focus. It is also used for functional testing, regression testing, GUI testing, and performance testing. QuickTest Professional is built upon the Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) Automation technology of Microsoft.

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2. Selenium

Selenium is an open-source software testing framework for web applications. Also, Selenium automates browsers. That means it drives your browser the same way your users do, sending the same inputs and following the same navigation path as users do. It was created by Jason Huggins, working for ThoughtWorks at the time. 

Moreover, Selenium can record and playback tests in multiple programming languages. Selenium tests are written in several programming languages, including Java, C#, Perl, Ruby, PHP, Python, and JavaScript. Output reports are in the same language as the test. Thus, the framework is object-oriented by design. It is designed to be extended with new commands or drivers.

3. Robotium

Robotium is an Android UI testing framework that was developed to make android app testing easier by using Robotium. Android’s java programming language makes it easy for developers to create android applications but android applications are highly complicated by nature because it involves different types of components like Activities, Services, Content Providers, etc. that work together at the same time to provide complete application functionality. 

So to test android applications well the developer should have complete knowledge of the android application structure. Also, the developer should have good knowledge of android components and how they work together.

Robotium is a library that provides an Android test automation framework for use with automated testing tools. It is implemented as an aid to test Android applications for Android developers. Robotium is also used to test native, hybrid, and mobile web applications on the Android platform.

4. TestComplete

TestComplete is an automated testing tool from SmartBear Software, a maker of software quality tools. This tool can also automate web, desktop, and mobile application testing. 

Among the various products it offers, TestComplete is a complete end-to-end solution for functional application testing on Windows, Mac OS X, and Web applications. It is also an automated GUI testing tool, but it provides test case management, reporting, and other features that make it suitable for complex test automation projects. 


HP UFT is a functional testing tool from HP that provides functional and regression testing for applications, as well as for web components. It supports a wide range of programming languages, databases, and operating systems. HP UFT is a commercial software tool. 

6. SoapUI

SoapUI is a high-performance, open-source functional testing utility for web services and web service-oriented applications. It can also be used to test services written in any programming language. SoapUI uses a simple drag-and-drop interface to create test cases and handles the boring repetitive parts of testing so you can focus on what matters – finding defects. 

7. Ranorex

Ranorex is an automation tool for desktop applications, web applications, mobile applications (iOS and Android), and web services. Also, Ranorex Studio is completely integrated with the Ranorex WebDriver; it allows users to record scripts, edit test data and actions, generate code snippets, and much more. It is an easy-to-use tool for both manual and automated testing. Ranorex offers rich reporting features, including a comparison of test results with baseline values, screenshots, etc. 

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