Over the years, the software development domain has evolved extensively — whether it’s about the development speed or the delivery speed. And with that the rest of the software development process has also gone through a significant transformation, adopting a new DevOps culture that prioritizes concepts that support continuous delivery. And one of the concepts is Test automation.
Today, even the general test automation scenario is also changing with the advent of AI in the domain. If you want to succeed in any test automation, the right tool with the right technology is imperative. In this article, we list 5 most popular AI-powered test automation tools that go beyond the industry-standard Selenium.
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Test Automation With Selenium
When we talk about test automation, Selenium is one of the best tools that comes to our heads first. As the official website of Selenium reads, “Selenium automates browsers. That’s it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you,” the tool is definitely to one job. But talking in terms of test automation, this open source tool that is licensed under Apache 2.0, a portable framework for automating web applications for testing purposes. It deploys on Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms and provides a playback tool for authoring functional tests without the need to learn a test scripting language (Selenium IDE).
That is not all, this test automation tool has the support of some of the largest browser vendors who have taken or are taking steps to make Selenium the core technology in their browser automation tools, APIs and frameworks.
5 Popular AI-powered tools for test automation
Selenium is definitely one of the best test automation tools, but today AI is playing a major role in the domain and there are plenty of other tools available that are AI-powered.
TestCraft is an AI-powered test automation platform for regression and continuous testing that works on top of Selenium. It is also used for monitoring of web applications. The role of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is to eliminate maintenance time and cost by automatically overcomes changes in the app.
And the best thing about TestCraft is that testers can visually create automated, Selenium-based tests using a drag and drop interface, and run them on multiple browsers and work environments, simultaneously. No coding skills required.
TestCraft is not free; however, one can get a free trial. Click here to get your free trial.
Applitools is an application visual management and AI-powered visual UI testing and monitoring software. It provides an end-to-end software testing platform powered by Visual AI and can be used by professionals in engineering, test automation, manual QA, DevOps, and Digital Transformation teams. Also, the AI and machine learning algorithm are entirely adaptive — it scans the apps’ screens and analyze them like the human eye and brain, but with the power of a machine.
You can request for demo here.
Functionize is a cloud-based automated testing technology that is used for functional, performance, and load testing — one stop shop for all the mentioned testing. Also, this tool uses machine learning and artificial intelligence to speed up test creation, diagnosis, and maintenance.
One of the best features of this tool is that you don’t have to think a lot before carrying out a test — all you have to do is type what you want to test in plain English and NLP creates functional test cases. It also executes thousands of tests in minutes from all desktop and mobile browsers. If you are looking for a test automation tool, then Functionize is definitely worth a try.
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This is another popular cloud-based test automation tool that leverages machine learning and AI. Sauce Labs support a comprehensive list of browsers and operating systems, mobile emulators and simulators and mobile devices, and at the speed that its users need to test their apps. It also claims to be the world’s largest continuous testing cloud, that offers over 800 browser and operating system combinations, 200 mobile emulators and simulators and thousands of real devices.
Talking about the pricing, the Live comes for $19/month, automated $149/month, and unlimited automated $298/month. However, you can get a 14 days free trial here.
Automated functional testing tool, Testim uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to speed-up the authoring, execution, and maintenance of automated tests. Speaking of support, the tool run on different browsers and platforms such as Chrome, Firefox, Edge, IE, Safari, and Android.
Testim comes in two plans — basic and pro. The basic plan is free and has very limited features. While on the other hand, the pro version supports everything.