Software Testing Tools for QA

Software Testing Tools

It’s hard to improve software quality without a structured approach to quality assurance and testing. A key component to an effective and efficient QA process is the utilization of testing tools. Software testing tools help testers do more with less, help reduce the repetitive nature of regression testing, and capture important metrics related to measuring and improving software quality.

Software testing tools come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. They are used throughout the QA process, in areas such as test automation, performance testing, mobile testing, defect tracking, and test coverage management. The effectiveness and efficiencies gained from their usage become even more pronounced as the software complexity increases.

One of the more difficult challenges that QA personnel may face is deciding what testing tool(s) to use and for what purpose. There are many variables that management must consider when selecting tools to QA software; budget, tester or team experience with test tools, and even business goals and strategies to name a few. Added to the decision matrix are the numerous software test tool vendors that develop and market their products, each with their own broad set of features and functions.

software testing tools

Software Testing Tools

It’s hard to improve software quality without a structured approach to quality assurance and testing. A key component to an effective and efficient QA process is the utilization of testing tools. Software testing tools help testers do more with less, help reduce the repetitive nature of regression testing, and capture important metrics related to measuring and improving software quality.

Software testing tools come in all sizes, shapes, and colors. They are used throughout the QA process, in areas such as test automation, performance testing, mobile testing, defect tracking, and test coverage management. The effectiveness and efficiencies gained from their usage become even more pronounced as the software complexity increases.

One of the more difficult challenges that QA personnel may face is deciding what testing tool(s) to use and for what purpose. There are many variables that management must consider when selecting tools to QA software; budget, tester or team experience with test tools, and even business goals and strategies to name a few. Added to the decision matrix are the numerous software test tool vendors that develop and market their products, each with their own broad set of features and functions.

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Types of Software Testing Tools

Over the years, XBOSoft has worked with dozens of different software testing tools. Some were licensed or purchased from a test tool vendor, while others have been available from the “open-source” community.

As a company that specializes in providing software testing services, we have learned a thing or two about testing tools. In test automation (Selenium), performance testing (JMeter), and mobile test automation (Appium) we have found that open-source platforms provide the best all-around value combined with the ability to suit a variety of needs.

We chose open-source platforms not because of cost, but because of both their flexibility and capabilities. Depending on how they are implemented, they can be used for simple scenarios or scaled up to meet the needs of testing complex software with needed frameworks that ensure maintainability and extension requirements. Additionally, with a large number of developers dedicated to refining the software through 3rd party plug-ins, there are usually canned solutions either for problems you are encountering or additional functionality that you want to add to the base tool. In this environment, if there are issues with security and quality, the surface quickly and are rapidly addressed. Comparatively, with proprietary software, manufacturers can delay fixes, sometimes for months or indefinitely. Open-source applications can also be tailored in flexible ways as required by the business, another benefit not easily enjoyed by those using proprietary solutions. Finally, open-source solutions have a supporting development community that serves as a valuable resource and are easily integrated with other tools via open interfaces as opposed to closed proprietary systems.

As a company, XBOSoft has chosen to focus on using these three open-source tools in providing solutions and services for our clients:

What our clients have to say…

“They automated the web application testing by almost 95% within three months.”

- Lead QA, Whil

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“They’re technically skilled and great at software development.”

- Director of PMO, MatrixCare

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“They're very proactive and always follow through on tasks.”

- President, REAL Software Systems

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"XBOSoft is able to see things from a different perspective and ask smart questions."

- CEO, Mobile MedSoft

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"Their work is very good and their attention to detail is excellent."

- Director of Engineering, Sago Mini

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"Our employees are always either requesting to work with
them or requesting to have more of their resources."


- Software Engineer, BlackLine

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"XBOSoft has some of the most detailed and careful
test execution and reporting I’ve ever seen."


- DevOps Director, Bongo

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"They work hard and make the customer happy."

- Agile Coach, AKVA group Software AS

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“A CEO who’ll make an effort to visit you once a year to make sure you are happy with their
services is at the top of my personal list [of recommendations.]”


- Peter Menhart, Senior Lead Software Developer, Mitel

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“The key to any software application is to have the interface offer the flexibility that will drive
fast and accurate results. XBOSoft enables us to achieve these broad-based goals.”


- Project Manager, Adra Match

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“What I have seen so far is that you have done a great job!”

- Project Manager, AdminControl

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“In our early discussions and pilot testing program with XBOSoft, they demonstrated
impressive knowledge and experience in our type of CPM application. ”


- VP of Development, Host Analytics

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“"You've produced a good piece of work! Excellent!" ”

- Chief of Development, QuestBack

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“When our requirements change, they’re willing
to shift and adapt to what we need.”


- Software Developer, Telecommunications Company

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