5 Tools Everyone Working in the Software Testing Should Be Using

Quality assurance and testing is a field where software professionals are needed to always stay updated and prepared to use new technology. Assuming you are a beginner or an intermediate-level software professional, you would already know how fast this field is evolving. New and advanced software testing tools are arriving at a rate no one had ever imagined. This post is intended to inform you about some software testing tools you can use in 2020. 

5 Tools Everyone Working in the Software Testing Should Be Using

Here Are the 5 Tools Everyone Working in the Software Testing Should Be Using in 2020

1) Selenium

Selenium is an open-source automation testing tool popular among testers worldwide. When it comes to automation, Selenium ranks among the top five free software testing tools. Essentially, it is a portable framework for testing web applications. 

A tester can also run tests by writing them in popular languages like C#, Groovy, Java, Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Scala. Needless to say, to be able to write a test, the tester is not required to be an expert in any of the languages.

2) Ranorex

A tester having work experience in Ranorex testing tool can expect a job offer with a higher salary in the IT industry. Ranorex is one of those tools that you can master if you wish to work with one of its competitors. However, this is not a free-of-cost tool. But, there is a free 30-day trial for those who wish to get their hands dirty before they decide to purchase it.

Ranorex has two software testing tools to offer: one for web developers (website developers, web application developers) and another all-in-one tool for application developers (web, mobile, and desktop). You can choose based on your requirements. 

3) Katalon Studio

Katalon is a free testing tool that can help a software company test its software at any stage of continuous testing maturity. Now you don’t need to spend weeks manually testing the software you are your team developed. Katalon Studio is a codeless automation testing tool that works all by itself. For advanced users, there is a scripting mode that might require a bit of coding know-how.

4) Telerik TestStudio

TestStudio from Telerik is another Windows-based paid tool for functional testing, software performance testing, load testing, and mobile application testing. Telerik is a Bulgarian software development firm founded in 2002.

If your application is developed using technologies like Silverlight, WPF, AJAX, HTML, WPF, and MVC, and JavaScript calls, you can go for TestStudio from Telerik. Plus, this tool also makes use of multi-core and hyperthreaded CPUs to simulate 1000s of users at any given time.

5) TestComplete

TestComplete is a functional automated testing platform developed by SmartBear, a greater Boston-based software firm. This is one of the unique tools that make use of artificial intelligence technology to test different application types like Web, Windows, Android, iOS, WPF, HTML5, Flash, Flex, Silverlight, .NET, VCL, and Java.

SmartBear is also the first company to use a hybrid object and visual recognition engine in its testing tools. This tool is not free but you can try it for free.


I hope the above-mentioned tools help you gain more knowledge and expertise in your craft. Hopefully, it will also help you progress in your career as a software tester or quality assurance professional. I know some tools are not free of cost, instead of purchasing them from your pocket you can use the trial version to convince your employer or a professor to get them you and your colleagues.