How Many Test Tools Are Needed for Testing?

How Many Test Tools Are Needed for Testing?
September 18 10:00 2013 Print This Article

Currently there are a lot of applications of different complexity, serving different purposes. Due to this variety many automated testing instruments appeared on the market. It is often hard to choose the right ones among this abundance.

Before acquiring test tools a software testing company recommends to determine how many of them is needed for the project.

It is common knowledge that currently none testing instrument is suitable for every mobile testing, desktop testing or web site testing. Nevertheless software industry is in progress and test tools coverage of applications is extending.

Nowadays in many cases one instrument may be sufficient for one testing type.

To Determine How Many Test Tools Are Required for a Project One Should Consider the Next Aspects:

  • testing process phase;
  • types of testing that will be performed, for instance, load testing, usability testing, functional testing, GUI testing and so on;
  • the application environment.

Sometimes it turns that none off-the-shelf instrument is fit for all the programming languages, technologies and operating systems involved in the project. In such case several testing instruments may be needed.

There may be instances where none off-the-shelf tool is compatible with the project environment. To solve this problem a software testing company has to refuse all the market offers and elaborate customized testing instrument for certain mobile application testing, desktop testing or web site testing.

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