19 Responses to “Test Tools”

  1. Dan LahatNovember 7, 2012 at 11:25 am #

    The list is very extensive and does cover just about everything a tester needs.
    I’m sure people will have things to ad.

    What I think is missing, are a few facts (not description) about each software such as:
    Open source?
    Freeware/Shareware/License..and what kind?
    Company name (not the brand).
    Good for L\M\S test teams or some other reference as to the number of users the software is aimed for (if relevant of course).
    Any other relevant comparison criteria you think.



  2. Justin HunterNovember 7, 2012 at 12:07 pm #

    Great list with a lot of wonderful tools.

    An important category of tools is missing: Test Case Generating Tools (pairwise, orthogonal arrays, etc.). These tools are applicable to all types of software testing. They help reduce the amount of time required to select tests and document tests and try improve the quality and thoroughness of tests by eliminating wasteful repetition and packing more coverage into a manageable number of tests.

    Popular tools in this category include:

    Hexawise (disclaimer: it is our company’s tool)

    AllPairs (made by James Bach) and

    Other tools lists at pairwisetesting.com


  3. srinivas kadiyalaNovember 8, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Dan Lahat:

    What does L\M\S means ?

    • AnonNovember 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm #


  4. srinivas kadiyalaNovember 8, 2012 at 6:32 am #

    Thanks Justin Hunter and Ministry of Testing

  5. MayankNovember 9, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Great list. As someone said above if we could add one line to each project it would be great! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Justin HunterNovember 9, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    Ministry of Testing Team,

    Have you considered turning this list into an editable Wiki? It might be a win/win for everyone. Testers would benefit because they could share their good ideas and get answers to questions like “How can Google Earth be effectively used as a helpful ‘Data Tool’ ?” Your site would probably benefit from higher traffic.


    1) In answer to your question, L/M/S (in this context) meant “Large, Medium, Small” (as in “many large teams use HP Quality Center”). In other contexts, LMS often means Learning Management System.

    2) No need to thank me. I didn’t put the awesome list together. I just made a self-interested suggestion to include test design tools in the list.

    • srinivasNovember 13, 2012 at 4:11 pm #

      Hi Justin,

      Thanks.. It was even the first step which is a good move for testers community.

      My Name is “SRINIVAS” 🙂

    • Rosie SherryNovember 22, 2012 at 11:16 am #

      Hi Justin – we had considered the wiki side of things, but had tried to do it in the past without much luck. I also struggle with how it could flow nicely with the rest of content we have or will produce.

  7. arjunNovember 13, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    Awesome list… helps a lot…

  8. StefanNovember 16, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    Awesome list!

  9. UtsavDecember 18, 2012 at 10:31 am #

    If not wiki, can we have description of the tools (may be hide/show contents) and classify each category into further 2 sub-categories. a) Paid. b) Open Source.


  10. Jeff LucasDecember 21, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    Classifications … sub-categories … descriptions … this is beginning to sound like a full-fledged database project. I think the existing categorized list with links provides a pretty good resource for testers to get some ideas and do their own research (which is necessary in a context-driven test approach). 🙂

  11. David JamisonJanuary 3, 2013 at 9:36 am #

    Hi all,

    Is Quick Test Professional missing from the list? Presumably this would come under Web – I see Winrunner there but not QTP!. Im wonder what BDD stands for? could we maybe avoid using three letter acronyms (TLA’s) without expansion 🙂

    Could I suggest CA LISA for Virtualisation and automated testing and Green Hat automated testing tool for middleware.

    Perhaps a way of developing the list would be to try and have some sort of survey or poll to establish the size of the user base for each tool?



  12. Rob LevinFebruary 5, 2013 at 4:57 am #

    Nice list … I’ve been enjoying the cloud based cross browser testing bit these days. Anyway, thanks for sharing!

  13. I N MurtyMarch 18, 2013 at 12:51 am #

    Hi.. thanks.. it is very extensive, I feel for each category can we have top 5-10 tools which will be more useful.

  14. terney snailJanuary 6, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    Great Work! Excellent article and its really helpful.I came across loadtracer-load testing tool which i think deserves a place in this list. Hope you will add this tool.

  15. ChrisJanuary 20, 2015 at 10:32 am #

    Project my screen is missing from the Screencast and Screen Capture section as a tool that works with Windows Phone 8/8.1

  16. Syed MehtabJanuary 22, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Thanks for your efforts t put all the available list of tools at one place. I think UIautomator(android) also deserves a place in your list. For more info http://uiautomator-bot.blogspot.com

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