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Changes and updates are constant in the volatile environment of software testing. Automated regression testing uses digital techniques within a framework of regression methodology to test software post changes or updates. It assures that any changes to software codes do not impair the functionality in any manner. In the testing parlance, Regression can refer to any unintended issue caused by a code change. Here are 3 tools from the regression tester’s favorite wish list, that offer high functionality at low costs.

Regression Testing


#1 Selenium

The tool renders the powerful browser-based regression automation suites with a high degree of flexibility. The greatest advantage is that it supports a multitude of programming languages. It is possible to automate the test scripts and also the test reports. Selenium is ideal when you need to scale and distribute scripts across different environments. All types of web applications are supported by Selenium. Dynamic web elements are handled with ease, not to mention the hassle-free navigation of web pages. Cross-environment and browser support are a remarkable form of these vendors.  The Open source code makes access cost-effective and easy.

#2 Testing Whiz

The tool is the perfect fit for regression testing of various web, mobile and cloud-based apps. It assembles all application changes in a log and the test cases are updated as and when required. Codeless architecture makes the tool easy to use and administer. The inbuilt job schedules, as well as the robust reporting and logs, make it a very popular testing tool. It comes with more than 290 predefined test commands and helps in testing the continuous integration of a system each time a unit test is completed. It offers end-to-end testing of API and cloud. Continuous server integration and hassle-free integration with data management and bug tracking tools are made possible.

#3 IBM Rational Functional Tester

Another utility based tool from the house of IBM, it uses normal language for assembling and visualization of the test. The script assures technology makes it reliable and consistent. Both data-driven and GUI testing are supported. It allows for customized recording of user interactions which becomes a controlling and feedback mechanism. It supports visual editing. A range of applications like terminal emulator-based applications, Adobe PDF documents, Java, SAP, etc. are supported including applications like.Net, Java, Siebel, SAP, GEF, Adobe PDF documents, zSeries, iSeries, and pSeries. Creating and running the entire regression testing suite is a breeze with the unique call-script capability.

Automation of regression testing ensures that a variety of most relevant changes are checked and also saves precious time spent during manual testing. Whether it a technical, functional, speed or efficiency issue, using one of these very best tools can make sure that you get consistent results with the lesser commitment of human resources.

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