Best Automation Testing Tools in 2016

Nowadays, automated software testing is one of the most important things for software projects especially if you want to verify key functionalities and test for regressions. In addition to automatic testing, many teams still need a huge amount of manual testing may be because of lack of skills or resources to automate all the tests. Thankfully, there are various automation tools for testing that can help you build and carry out automated tests. Here are some of the best web automation tools and functionality testing tools that can help you get started with automated testing.



This is one of the most popular web automation tools. It helps you automate web browsers in different platforms. It’s supported by some of the largest vendors who have made strides to make it part and parcel of their browsers. It requires basic programming skills such as CSS, HTML, PYTHON, and JAVA. With it, you can write tests in your standard language with ease. Some of its components include Selenium IDE, Selenium Grid, Selenium RC and Selenium WebDriver API.


This is another web automation tool that normally locates anything on the screen using image recognition techniques. It uses Python and screenshots from GUI in different OS platforms such as Windows, Linux, and Mac OSX. You can also integrate it into Selenium WebDriver for automating Browser popups, Canvas UI, and Java Applets. The good thing is that its image recognition system provides the easiest way to automate Flash sites. Also, its dictionary, which is a key component, helps you to manage images used to drive tests.


Windmill is a web abused automation tool developed to help you debug and automate web applications. It comes with JavaScript integration, a cross-browser web test recorder and an interactive shell for automating web browsers’.


This is one of the best performance and load testing tool for web applications. WebLoad helps you carry out tests on any internet application using Adobe Flex, Net, Oracle forms and HTML among many more technologies. One key feature about it is that it’s very easy to use since it has features such as JavaScript scripting language, DOM-based recording, and automatic correlation. It not only supports large scale performance testing, but it also provides a clear analysis of the performance and functionality of web application.


This is aUI automation tool that you can only access on Microsoft Windows operating system. It enables you to automate Embedded Systems, Desktop applications, Web services, Web applications and Console Applications. To find the property of the UI elements, it uses Visual UI automation tool, UISpy, WinID and WinSpector.


LoadCompee is an easy and affordable testing tool that enables you to create realistic load tests for web apps and websites. It does this by recording user interactions with hundreds of other users from the cloud or your local computers. You can use it to check your web server’s performance especially when you have massive loads to determine its robustness and analyse its scalability. Also, it gives metrics that enables you to get detailed insights into application behaviour, infrastructure performance, and end user experience.

Well, those are some of the best functional testing tools that are commonly used in 2016.

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