Which Automation Testing Tool Is best for beginners?

ankit dixit's picture
ankit dixit asked on November 25, 2021 - 5:28am | Replies (6).

Hello All, I am new in this community and I am working on an automation testing project "Web Automation (Beginner Level)". I want to know which tool is best for this project between Selenium IDE, LambdaTest, Appium, Kobiton, Katalon Studio, TestComplete, and Cucumber from here. Any Suggestions?

6 Answers

Will Yoo's picture
Will Yoo replied on December 24, 2021 - 11:35pm.

Learning Selenium or LambaTest would be the best to learn for beginners. Definitely if you want to look for jobs in the future. There's a trend for AI becoming more integrated into testing though, so something like Autify would also be great to learn. Easy to learn for manual and automatic testing plus no code option since you're starting out. Autify is definitely taking off in the testing world here in the US.

If you want to learn how to test mobile, BrowserStack and SauceLabs are also good options. 

Aish Patil's picture
Aish Patil replied on December 27, 2021 - 8:02am.

Selenium is an outstanding Automation Testing Tool for beginners.

It helps for automation testing very effectively.

Software testing can be done efficiently with this tool.

Kanika Vatsyayan's picture

There are plenty of tools available in the market that you may consider to practice automation testing. These include selenium, test complete, Katalon studio, and many more.  


However, if you are looking for something open-source where you can find assistance from a large community of testers, I would definitely suggest you start with Selenium.  

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ligem jim replied on September 7, 2023 - 9:18am.

The "best" automation testing tool for beginners can depend on several factors such as the programming language you're comfortable with, the type of application you're testing (web, mobile, desktop), and the resources you have available. Here are some commonly used automation testing tools that are beginner-friendly:



Pros: Selenium supports multiple programming languages like Java, Python, C#, Ruby, etc. It also has a large community, extensive documentation, and is open-source.

Cons: Might be overwhelming for absolute beginners and requires some coding knowledge.

JUnit (for Java)

Pros: Great for beginners who already have some experience with Java. Well-documented and widely used in the industry.

Cons: Limited to Java.

TestNG (for Java)

Pros: An advanced framework inspired by JUnit, suitable for test configuration and parallel execution.

Cons: Learning curve may be steep if you're an absolute beginner.


Pros: Good for mobile application testing. Supports both Android and iOS.

Cons: Requires some basic understanding of coding.


Pros: Excellent for JavaScript testing. Easy to use and set up.

Cons: Specifically for JS, so not useful if you're not working in that language.


Pros: Great for web application testing. Easier to set up compared to Selenium and works well with modern web applications.

Cons: JavaScript only. Can't handle multiple browser tabs or multiple browsers at the same time.

Katalon Studio

Pros: User-friendly interface. Requires less programming knowledge compared to Selenium. Good for both web and mobile application testing.

Cons: Limited community support compared to Selenium.

Robot Framework

Pros: Keyword-driven approach makes it easy for beginners to understand. Has libraries to support Selenium, Appium, etc.

Cons: Might require some initial setup and understanding of libraries.

UFT (Unified Functional Testing)

Pros: Offers a robust set of features for web, mobile, and API testing. GUI makes it easy to create tests.

Cons: Paid tool and might be expensive for small projects.

Microsoft Coded UI

Pros: Good for those familiar with the Microsoft ecosystem. Integrated well with the Visual Studio.

Cons: Limited to the Microsoft ecosystem and is a paid solution.

General Advice for Beginners

Choose a tool compatible with your project needs.

Check if the tool fits within your budget.

See if you have any language preferences and if the tool supports that language.

Look for community support, documentation, and ease of learning.

Remember, what might be the best tool for one person might not be for another due to differing needs, expertise levels, and project requirements.





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Selenium: Widely used for web application testing, offers support for multiple programming languages like Java, Python, and C#.

Katalon Studio: User-friendly interface, requires minimal coding skills, supports both web and mobile testing.

TestComplete: Robust tool with a record-and-playback feature, suitable for beginners with its intuitive UI.

Postman: Ideal for API testing, easy to use with a straightforward interface, supports scripting for advanced users.

Cypress: Known for its simplicity and fast execution, great for front-end testing of web applications.

Each of these tools has its strengths and suitability for beginners, depending on the specific testing needs and preferences.

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