Top 20 Tools Every Mobile Tester Should Know Part-2

Top 20 Tools Every Mobile Tester Should Know Part-2

2019 / 9 / 5

Monitoring Tools, Infrastructure Monitoring, APM, Network Monitoring

    In the last blog post we have discussed 6 categories: Tools for Tracking, Hosting and Continuous Integration, Tools for Coding, Tools to spawn software containers, Tools for Communication, Tools for CSS Validating, Cross-browser Testing Tools.

In this blog post we will discuss the remaining categories: Load Testing Tools, API Testing Tools, Tools for Test Automation, Tools for Mobile Testing, Tools for Security testing.

1. Load Testing Tools:

a. LoadRunner:

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It is a load testing tool for testing web applications. This tool is for Windows and Linux. LoadRunner is used to determine the performance of the web application under heavy load.

Features:

  1. It supports a wide range of applications.
  2. It supports continuous testing: Integrated LoadRunner into your development tools like IDE, jUnit, nUnit, Jenkins, Selenium etc.
  3. Root Cause Analytics: Identify performance bottlenecks by using seamless integrated real-time performance monitors.
  4. It offers fast and reliable application load testing.

Download Link: https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/products/loadrunner-load-testing/free-trial

b. JMeter:

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Apache Jmeter is an open-source Java Desktop APplication designed to load test functional behavior and measure the performance of the websites.

Features:

  1. Ability to load and performance test many different types of applications like HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, SOAP/ REST Web Services and many more.
  2. Since it is a Java Application, it is 100% portable.
  3. Full multithreading framework is provided, allowing concurrent sampling by many threads and simultaneous sampling of different functions by separate thread groups.

Download: http://jmeter.apache.org/download_jmeter.cgi

2. API Testing Tools:

a. SoapUI:

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It is a cross-platform free open-source functional testing tool for SOAP and REST. It is used for functional and load testing. This tool is written in Java.
Features:

  1. The GUI of the software is easy to handle and use.
  2. SoapUI offers Data-Driven Testing. Thus, increasing API Test coverage and resulting in faster testing.
  3. SQL Injection feature allows to identify weak areas of the application by using SQL Queries.
    Download Link:https://www.soapui.org/downloads/download-soapui-pro-trial.html

b. SOAPSonar:

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This is the API Testing tool aims at reducing the time and complexity to develop and maintain test cases. One of the most exciting feature of this tool is that it does not require any programming or scripting to create and execute test cases.

Features:

  1. SOAP, XML and REST Service Validation are supported.
  2. Supports testing scenarios with attachments like MIME, DIME, MTOM and many more.
  3. Project Management becomes asier. API testing is often performed across multiple environments, so it is easy to move the project. All test data is stored in project files that. S has built in support for PKI, Digital Signature Generation and many more.

Download Link:http://www.crosschecknet.com/products/soapsonar/

3. Tools for Test Automation:
a. Selenium:

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Selenium is one of the most popular automated testing tools. It simply Automates the Web browser. It is designed to support automation testing of functional aspects of web based applications.

Features:

  1. It offers support for parallel execution.
  2. Web-based administration task can also be automated using Selenium.
  3. It provides support for many programming languages like Java, PHP, Python etc.
  4. Selenium uses less resources as compared to other test automation tools available in the market.

Download Link: http://www.seleniumhq.org/download/

b. Ranorex:

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Ranorex is a cross-platform test automation tool. It is quite popular among the crowd due to it’s easy to use codeless click and go interface.

Features:

  1. Ranorex supports parallel testing and distributed testing on Selenium grid.
  2. It helps to increase testers quality by freeing them from the task of executing manual tests again and again. Instead they can focus on in depth exploration of application.
  3. It provides built-in reporting mechanism.

Download Link: https://www.ranorex.com

4. Tools for Mobile Testing

a. Appium:

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Appium is an open-source, cross-platform tool for automating testing of native, mobile-web and hybrid apps on iOS and Android.

What do these three terms- native, mobile-web and hybrid actually mean? Native apps means that they are written using iOS, Android and Windows SDK. Mobile-Web apps mean web apps accessed using a mobile browser for example - Safari for iOS, Chrome or any built-in browser for Android. Hybrid apps mean the one having a wrapper around web content.

This tool allows you to run test cases on real devices, emulators and simulators.

Features:

  1. The cross-platform feature allows the reuse of test cases across mobile and web channels.
  2. You can write test cases with your favorite tool using any web-driver compatible language like Java, Objective-C or JS.
  3. You are completely free to choose the underpinning framework like XCTest for Unit Testing.
  4. This is a fully open-source tool, thus open to new additions.

Download Link: http://appium.io/downloads.html

b. Espresso:

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Espresso is an open-source mobile testing framework. This tool allows to create UI test cases for the mobile applications without any programming or scripting.

Features:

  1. The tool provides fats and consistent feedback to developers.
  2. Espresso Workflow is easy to understand and simple to use.
  3. Developing test case in espresso are easy in comparison to other tools in the market.

Download Link: https://developer.android.com/training/testing/espresso/

c. Robotium:

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It is an open-source mobile testing tool for Android UI Testing. It supports both native and hybrid applications. It is possible to perform System testing, functional testing and user acceptance testing on Android based applications.

Features:

  1. Robotium provides complete support for Native and Hybrid applications.
  2. It provides support to record from real devices and emulators.
  3. Robotium is capable of recording test cases in minutes.

Download Link: https://github.com/RobotiumTech/robotium/wiki/Downloads

d. Selendroid:

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Selendroid literally means Selenium for Android. It supports native, hybrid and mobile web apps. Selenium 2 Client API is used to write test cases.

Features:

  1. It can be used in emulators, simulators or on real devices.
  2. Selendroid is capable of supporting scaling and parallel testing on Selenium Grid.
  3. iOS driver can be used to test any native, hybrid or mobile iOS Web application.

Download Link:http://selendroid.io/

5. Tools for Security Testing:

a. NetSparker:

It is a security testing tool. It automatically scans websites, web applications and web services for vulnerabilities and moreover identifies and verifies vulnerabilities with proof of concept.

Features:

  1. Netsparker uses its Proof Based Scanning to identify the false positives. Thus, scaling up your efforts without scaling up your team.
  2. Netsparker is pioneer of web application security with the capability to automate what can be automated. It’s Proof Based Scanning automatically verifies the identified false positives.
  3. Netsparker can be easily integrated with Continuous Integration/ Continuous Delivery and with other systems in SDLC and DevOps Environment allowing you to build a fully customizable workflow.

Download Link: https://www.netsparker.com/

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