Which Testing Tool has more demand and growth in IT Industries??

Manoj Sai Ram Chand's picture

I'm new to testing..i'm going to choose testing as my domain..i would like to know more about testing tools.which will have better growth and more demand in the market??

41 Answers

rohit garg's picture

It depends on the type of testing you are going to perform:

For Automation - Selenium and UFT(QTP)

For Performance - Jmeter and loadrunner

For Services testing - SOAP UI

For unit testing - mbunit, testng


shahul hameed's picture

Its depends your skill and abilty in the feild of testing. If you really like testing then you go for it. Here you should keep update IT trends and technologies. otherwise you cant survey.

Sandra Wright's picture

I recommend you check out http://experitest.com/  - the SeeTest Tool Suite is great- free manual mobile app testing tool and an automation mobile app testing tool that records on real devices, object identification by native/web properties, same tests run on different devices, plug-ins for extending code environment, option for mobile device lab inside your organization (SeeTestCloud). I find their tools reliable, secure and very easy to work with and I understand that they are up-and-coming in the market.  

Alexander Mundorff's picture

You can get a pretty good overview about testing tools on the market by looking at the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites: http://bit.ly/1o5Bbyp

In my opinion you should definitely look at Tosca Testsuite. A very easy to use and powerful testing solution. Tricentis uses a model based approach that drives optimized test coverage, speeds time to automation and reduces maintenance costs and produces higher fidelity test environments through service virtualization and effective test data matched to the test cases

1. Test case design – which dramatically reduces the number of test case needed to provide coverage

2. Model based automation (versus script based or key word driven tools) – to drive automation & ease of maintenance

3. Risk optimization – which extends RBT by determining the least number of tests that are required to achieve the desired level risk coverage

4. Stateful test data design, generation and provisioning (versus static test data generation or use of anonymized production data or the generation of artificial test data using business rules) that gets the test department completely autonomous regarding their test data requirements and necessities

Additional information/resources:

+) Get a free Trial at … http://innovate.tricentis.com/trial-request.html

+) Free online Training … https://www.udemy.com/get-in-touch-with-tricentis-tosca-testsuite

+) Free access to our support … https://support.tricentis.com/community

Feel free to contact me if you need help or further information.



Aravind Gopal's picture

The Automation testing tools like QTP,LoadRunner,winrunner,Selenium,jmeter

And do the cerification ISTQB which will help you to grow ur career




Alex Wilson's picture

It depends on the goal that you set in testing. Is it for web, desktop or mobile applications?
Try Ubertesters for mobile app testing and Microsoft UIAutomation library  for desktop applications. 

As for web apps it probably could be HTML Validator :)

anurag sharma's picture

Hi Manoj,

If you are looking for Open source tool for functional automation tool then go for Selenium IDE which i am using. And there are other tools like TestComplete, Teleric Test Studio and watir.

For preformance testing Apache JMeter(Open Source), Load Runner and Loadster would be better. 

Jon Freeman's picture

To automate your testing without the scripting, just let their cFactory build the code for you....check www.turnkeysolutions.com , they OEM to HP, and are certified to work inside of ALM and QC.  

Speeding test means better Agile integrations, and larger footprint for the % of apps with full regression tests.

Added bonus, they can review an updated set of code and tell you what changed and update your test objects for you - ensuring development doesn't slip one past you.

Automating the automation, is what they call it.  Meaning they automate nearly all of the scripts creation for testing under ALM, reducing test creation time over 80%.

Pratik Patel's picture

As UI of any application is the major factor of any successfull applications, automation tool for UI testing is gaining more importance these days in software testing industry. There are certain tools for UI test automations such as TestingWhiz, Telerik-TestStudio, Ranorex, TestComplete, etc.

anil Kumar's picture
anil Kumar replied on December 9, 2014 - 2:31pm.

As per my concern, For the functional testing point of view  Selenium is good oneand open source also.


Sanchita Saha's picture

Hi Manoj,


Welcome to the crazy world of Testers :)

To have a quick look at the highest rated tools in the industry browse this link : http://tools.utest.com/highest-rated-tools/

You can get useful reviews from testers/users.


Happy Testing!



Pratik Patel's picture

As software testing is moving towards automation, most of the software testers as well as QAs are switching themselves from Manual testing to Automated testing. Today, Automated software testing is considered as one of the most trending term in the field of software testing, as it is considered as one of the efficient as well as effective software methodology, making the overall software development/testing life cycle better and taking it to some different level. 

Depending upon the functionalities, there are various good Automation testing tools for software testing. It totally depends upon the need and requirement of the tester, say for example, some needs Web test automation, some needs to automate Database testing or Cross-Browser testing, etc.

Some of the best and widely used Test Automation tools preferred by the testers & QAs, which can offer a long term career are:

1. Selenium,

2. TestingWhiz,

3. Watir,

4. Ranorex,

5. Sahi

Few tools among these like TestingWhiz (http://www.testing-whiz.com/), Selenium (http://www.seleniumhq.org/), etc. provides multi-functionalities, and hence are used by many testers/QAs. Further among these, TestingWhiz is a codeless test automation tool which is easy to learn and implement. You can download its 30 Days Free Trial version and experience the actual automated software testing.

Chris  Muntzer's picture

Choosing a suitable test management tool is, of course, an important business decision. Prospective tools need to be well researched and thoroughly evaluated. This checklist for evaluating and buying a capable test management system may be useful to you. http://getzephyr.com/insights/checklist-buying-best-test-management-tool.                                                                                                                 

I personally like Zephyr, as it is one of the fastest growing SaaS companies in the market and it is the top-selling add-on for test management in the Atlassian Marketplace. That said, you might find this information interesting. http://getzephyr.com/insights/using-marketplace-add-ons-get-most-out-you....

Jerry Penner's picture

In my head I changed the context from "Testing" to "Auto Mechanic". When I did that the question sounded ridiculous.

An auto mechanic has and uses many tools; some daily, some rarely. He knows which tools to use when. Same thing applies to good testing. It's not the knowledge of a specific tool that is going to land you the job, it's the fact that you know your tools and when to use them.

I was once asked in an interview if I was familliar with some really expensive tools. I replied that I had not been fortunate to work for a company rich enough to afford such tools, but I was familliar with free and nearly free tools that did the same things. I got the job.

There are free and nearly free tools for every aspect of software testing. Load, performance, functionality, desktop, mobile, web, security, regression, database, user experience, etc. I suggest you decide which areas of testing you'd like to focus on, and ask Google this:

"Top free software <insert search term> testing tools" and investigate what comes up. If you can learn a record/playback tool, a scripting language and a data comparison tool you'll be well on your way to a successful career. The fact that you learned these *on your own* shows initiative to an employer, and they like that. 

If you didn't learn the exact tool they want you to know, don't worry; you've already demonstrated you can learn how to work with tools. Learning their cool tool is going to be a piece of cake.


BTW, I'll be presenting at STARCanada in October on Sensible Test Automation where I will cover more on this topic: https://starcanada.techwell.com/speakers/jerry-penner


Sudha Raman's picture

It will vary periodically based on the industry and its growth based requirements. 


For Web Automation - Selenium, QTP

For Desktop - TestComplete

For Performace Testing - JMeter & LoadRunner

For ETL Testing - Informatica

For Mobile Testing - Appium and Cucumber.


You can choose one and proceed with that.



Stewart Lauder's picture


Guruprasad Gopinath's picture

The answer is it all depends. Which tool will have what kind of demand is difficult to say. Companies also look for their own budget, and various other constraints before they decide on a  tool.  If you want more control, and customization try open source tools likeSelenium, Appium etc.   Some tools are designed for testers who are not tech savvy like Eggplant etc.


Rachana Dhabalia's picture

As per my opinion, Apart from selenium Automation Testing Tools is much in demand.

The tool which integrated with popular tools, frameworks, databases and platforms for ensuring seamless automation and test case execution across different environments and conditions. Like,

For Continuous Integration

For Bug Tracking


For Databases


Check it out in details about tools for automation testing.

Hope this clears your view that what is in demand and how you will get?

Anstee Lohmar's picture

Per my experience, Selenium IDE was a legend. Unfortunately, it no longer supports since Firefox 55.

But there're some other options that can help. I found this article quite useful https://medium.com/@briananderson2209/in-search-of-the-selenium-ides-successor-33bc7eaefe7f

Hope it helps.



Alex Jones's picture
Alex Jones replied on December 8, 2017 - 5:04am.

According to an article on Medium about (reiview) top automation testing tools in 2018. Personally, I think Selenium will no longer be the most widely used tool and newcomers will substitute for it. I think you can find your own answer in the article below:

  1. 1. Selenium

Selenium is possibly the most popular open-source test automation framework for Web applications. Being originated in the 2000s and evolved over a decade, Selenium has been an automation framework of choice for Web automation testers, especially for those who possess advanced programming and scripting skills. Selenium has become a core framework for other open-source test automation tools such as Katalon Studio, Watir, Protractor, and Robot Framework.

Selenium supports multiple system environments (Windows, Mac, Linux) and browsers (Chrome, Firefox, IE, and Headless browsers). Its scripts can be written in various programming languages such as Java, Groovy, Python, C#, PHP, Ruby, and Perl.

While testers have flexibility with Selenium and they can write complex and advanced test scripts to meet various levels of complexity, it requires advanced programming skills and effort to build automation frameworks and libraries for specific testing needs.

Website: http://www.seleniumhq.org/

License: Open-source

2. Katalon Studio

Katalon Studio is a powerful test automation solution for web application, mobile, and web services. Being built on top of the Selenium and Appium frameworks, Katalon Studio takes advantage of these solutions for integrated software automation.

The tool supports different levels of testing skill set. Non-programmers can find it easy to start an automation testing project (like using Object Spy to record test scripts) while programmers and advanced automation testers can save time from building new libraries and maintaining their scripts.

Katalon Studio can be integrated into CI/CD processes and works well with popular tools in the QA process including qTest, JIRA, Jenkins, and Git. It offers a nice feature called Katalon Analytics which provides users comprehensive views of test execution reports via dashboard including metrics, charts, and graphs.

Website: https://www.katalon.com/

License: Free

3. UFT

Unified Functional Testing (UFT) is a well-known commercial testing tool for functional testing. It provides a comprehensive feature set for API, web services, and GUI testing of desktop, web, and mobile applications across platforms. The tool has advanced image-based object recognition feature, reusable test components, and automated documentation.

UFT uses Visual Basic Scripting Edition to register testing processes and object control. UFT is integrated with Mercury Business Process Testing and Mercury Quality Center. The tool supports CI via integration with CI tools such as Jenkins.

Website: https://software.microfocus.com/fr-ca/software/uft

License: Commercial

4. Watir

Watir is an open-source testing tool for web automation testing based on Ruby libraries. Watir supports cross browser testing including Firefox, Opera, headless browser, and IE. It also supports data-driven testing and integrates with BBD tools like RSpec, Cucumber, and Test/Unit.

Website: http://watir.com/

License: Open-source

5. IBM Rational Functional Tester

IBM RFT is a data-driven testing platform for functional and regression testing. It supports a wide range of application such as .Net, Java, SAP, Flex, and Ajax. RFT uses Visual Basic .Net and Java as scripting languages. RFT has a unique feature called Storyboard testing in which users’ actions on AUT are recorded and visualized in a storyboard format through application screenshots.

Another interesting feature of RFT is its integration with IBM Jazz application lifecycle management systems such as IBM Rational Team Concert and Rational Quality Manager.

Website: https://www.ibm.com/

License: Commercial

6. TestComplete

TestComplete by SmartBear is a powerful commercial testing tool for web, mobile, and desktop testing. TestComplete supports various scripting languages such as JavaScript, VBScript, Python, and C++Script. Like Katalon Studio, testers can perform keyword-driven and data-driven testing with TestComplete. The tool also offers an easy-to-use record and playback feature.

Like UTF, TestComplete’s GUI object recognition capability can automatically detect and update UI objects which helps reduce the effort to maintain test scripts when the AUT is changed. It also integrates with Jenkins in a CI process.

Website: https://smartbear.com/

License: Commercial

7. TestPlant eggPlant

An image-based automated functional testing tool that enables testers to interact with AUT the same way end users do. TestPlant eggPlant is completely different from traditional testing tools in its approach: modeling user’s point of view rather instead of the test scripts view often seen by testers. This allows testers with less programming skills to learn and apply test automation intuitively. The tool supports various platforms like Web, mobile, and POS systems. It offers lab management and CI integration as well.

Website: https://www.testplant.com/

License: Commercial

8. Tricentis Tosca

Tricentis Tosca is a model-based test automation tool that provides quite a broad feature set for continuous testing including dashboards, analytics, and integrations to support agile and DevOps methodologies.

Tricentis Tosca helps users to optimize the reusability of test assets. Like many other test automation tools, it supports a wide range of technologies and applications such as web, mobile, and API. Tricentis Tosca also has features for integration management, risk analysis, and distributed execution.

Website: https://www.tricentis.com/

License: Commercial

9. Ranorex

Ranorex is a quite comprehensive commercial automation tool for web, mobile, and desktop testing. The tool features advanced capabilities for GUI recognition, reusable test scripts, and record/playback. Codeless test creation is also a very useful feature that allows new automation testers to learn and apply test automation to their projects.

The tool supports Selenium integration for web application testing. Testers can distribute the execution of their tests across platforms and browsers using Selenium grid. Ranorex offers a low-pricing model for businesses.

Website: https://www.ranorex.com/

License: Commercial

10. Robot framework

Robot Framework is an open-source automation framework that implements the keyword-driven approach for acceptance testing and acceptance test-driven development (ATDD). Robot Framework provides frameworks for different test automation needs. But its test capability can be further extended by implementing additional test libraries using Python and Java. Selenium WebDriver is a popular external library used in Robot Framework.

Test engineers can leverage Robot Framework as an automation framework for not only web testing but also for Android and iOS test automation. Robot Framework can be easy to learn for testers who are familiar with keyword-driven testing.

Website: http://www.robotframework.org/

License: Open-source




Source: Medium[1]




[1] Best Automation Testing Tools for 2018 (Top 10 reviews)

venkatesh TT's picture

Selenium Testing Tool Has more Growth Because Of The Below Reasons:

Importance Of Selenium Online Training:

  1. is a free and open source
  2. have a large user base and helping communities
  3. have cross Browser compatibility (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.)
  4. have great platform compatibility (Windows, Mac OS, Linux etc.)
  5. supports multiple programming languages (Java, C#, Ruby, Python, Pearl etc.)
  6. has fresh and regular repository developments
  7. supports distributed testing
venkatesh TT's picture

Selenium Testing Tool Has more Growth Because Of The Below Reasons:

Importance Of Selenium Online Training:

  1. is a free and open source
  2. have a large user base and helping communities
  3. have cross Browser compatibility (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari etc.)
  4. have great platform compatibility (Windows, Mac OS, Linux etc.)
  5. supports multiple programming languages (Java, C#, Ruby, Python, Pearl etc.)
  6. has fresh and regular repository developments
  7. supports distributed testing
svr technologies's picture

In depth QTP tool learning and practical usage

Best practices for writing automation scripts

When to use automation – automation decision making and ROI determination

How to create automation frameworks

How to achieve maximum reusability and reduce run times

How to create scripts in a way that reduce human interaction and provide consistent results

All the concepts would be taught via easy to understand, practical examples

Alisha Henderson's picture

Hello buddy,

Nowadays, companies require automation tools to save time and money as well. As a matter of fact, automation tools deliver a lot of efficiency and effectiveness. 

That is the reason, they are all the rage nowadays. Before you pick an automation tool for your company growth, make sure you consider a couple things. 

There are following automation testing tools:

  • Selenium
  • TestingWhiz
  • HPE Unified Functional Testing (HP – UFT formerly QTP)
  • TestComplete
  • Ranorex
  • Sahi
  • Watir
  • Tosca Testsuite

There are many other automated software testing tools available in the software testing industry. 


Best Automation testing tool

Pavan Kumar's picture

The demand to deliver high quality software has been raised rapidly in this modern digital era. This demand has pushed to evolve a number of software testing tools, among them some were for automation testing, performance testing, test management and security testing, etc. Amongst the vast number of tools, automation testing tools takes the bigger piece of the cake. Long ago, QTP had the major usage and in recent times Selenium had adapted the usage of automation testing that increased the demand for automation testing tools. In recent days, script less automation testing tools have become dominant as effort on scripting is reduced and pace for automation testing is improved.

shobha soni's picture

If you are going for manual testing then you can opt the testing techniques.  For automation you can go for Seleinum or QTP. for performance testing go for Jmeter/load runner

Nick Karlsson's picture

Try ReQtest tool, which is completely cloud-based so you can access it from anywhere. ReQtest is perfect tool for test management, bug tracking and requirement management

William Hruska's picture

We have different types of Test Automation, Example: Functional Test Automation, Performance Test Automation etc… in which “Functional Test Automation” having more demand and highest market share, Selenium with Java is more demanding Test Tool for Functional Testing…

Ambravaneswaran Subramanian's picture

Here are my 2 cents, like applications and technology stack, is evolving so do the Testing approach. There is no one solution/tool that fits all the needs. 

Tools that are currently trending will become obsolete in 2-3 years. So, in order to stay current thrive for learning the core programming language than a testing tool that is currently popular. From my experience, no two companies have the same technology stacks, the same QA maturity model, etc. 

Even some of the big companies in the technology industry still have Manual Testing. So, automation is a small part of QA. Broaden your scope by learning different programming languages like Python, Golang. Once you become very strong in one programming language and core computer science you should be able to pick up any language in a matter of 30-60 days. Gradually increase your understanding of new technologies.

Sourabh  Chowdhury's picture

There a new and cutting edge platform QAppAssure by MOZARK which is great.


kirankumar paita's picture


I hope this info is useful to u.

IBM Rational Functional Tester (RFT)

This tool is mainly intended for automated functional testing and regression testing, GUI testing, and data-driven testing. This automation tool supports many development environments including Siebel, Net, SAP, Java, PowerBuilder, Flex, and Dojo, amongst others.


Steve Skok's picture

Hi there!  

Testing can be categorized 

  • Automated Testing Tools
  • Cross-browser Testing Tools
  • Load Testing Tools
  • Test Management Tool
  • Security Testing Tools
  • Mobile Testing Tools
  • API Testing Tools
  • CSS Validator Tool
  • Defect Tracking Tools 

Automated testing tools  

Tosca, Selenium


Load Testing tools



Mobile Testing


Ashima Lalwani's picture

Hello Everyone,

I am a manual tester at Yatharth Marketing Solutions. As I know, It totally depends on which category you are working in the IT industry and the up-gradation of testing tools are changing rapidly in the IT industry.

Kanika Vatsyayan's picture

Hey Manoj, 


Testing is one of the most satisfying professions since it is associated with Quality Assurance on technology. But to answer your question, I would like to know what kind of testing goals you need to foster. Are you going to start with manual testing or automation? 


Nevertheless, here are some tools that you can consider: 

  • Manual Testing: Test Lodge & Zephyr 

  • Web Automation Testing: Selenium  

  • Mobile App Testing: Appium 

  • Performance Testing: Test Studio 

Surbhi Nahta's picture



I think selenium is the best software testing tool which is highly in demand.

QFS Marketing's picture


QF-Test by Quality First Software GmbH is a well-established test automation tool in the IT testing market. QF-Test, the professional tool for test automation of applications with a graphical user interface (GUI), is successfully used by more than 1,400 customers from 60 different countries with 8,500 licenses. Cross-platform (Windows, Linux/Unix, macOS, Android), cross-browser (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Opera, Edge etc. ) and easy usability just some of the strengths that characterize "The Tool for Professional UI Test Automation".

QF-Test provides support for Java applications: Swing, SWT, JavaFX, Eclipse plug-ins and RCP, ULC, Web Start, Applets, Web-based applications: HTML, AJAX: Angular, ExtGWT/GXT, ExtJS, GWT, ICEfaces, jQuery UI, jQuery EasyUI, Kendo UI, PrimeFaces, Qooxdoo, RAP, RichFaces, Smart GWT with Bootstrap and AngularJS Material toolkits, Vaadin, ZK etc., Native Windows applications: Classic Win32 applications, .NET applications (C#) based on WPF or Windows Forms, Windows Apps / UWP applications using XAML controls, modern C++ applications (Qt), Android applications can be tested on real devices and with the Emulator from Android Studio. PDF Testing 

Advanced options like structuring and modularization strongly increase the reusability of system tests and thus reduce the maintenance effort. With the new concept of SmartIDs, component recognition gets more flexible and easy. Expert functions like scripting in Jython, Groovy and Javascript enable access beyond the user interface. With its focus on regression testing, QF-Test is also applicable as a driver for load test automation.

Professional email- and telephone support in English, German and French, directly from the authors and including: Documentation, videos, training, consulting, webinars, blog, mailing list

Serena Gray's picture

As more and more organizations turn to Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) to integrate their applications with other systems and environments, API testing is expected to be an essential part of software development in and beyond 2023. API testing focuses on validating APIs’ functionality, performance, security, and reliability. The process also involves testing for compatibility with various browsers and devices.

Priti Gaikwad's picture

There are several testing tools that are in high demand and experiencing growth in the IT industry, but some of the most popular ones include:


  • Selenium: Widely used for automated functional testing of web applications. It supports a variety of programming languages.
  • Appium: Open-source tool for automated functional testing of mobile applications. It supports iOS, Android, and Windows platforms.
  • JMeter: Open-source tool for load testing and performance testing of web applications.
  • TestComplete: Commercial tool for automated functional testing of desktop, web, and mobile applications.
  • SoapUI: Open-source tool for functional testing of web services.
  • Postman: Popular tool for testing APIs, with a user-friendly interface and support for scripting.
  • Jenkins: Open-source automation server for continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD).



If you want to select automation testing tool for your project, Here is few things you should consider: https://www.testrigtechnologies.com/test-automationtop-10-things-to-know-before-perform-automation-testing/


Vivek Garg's picture

In the IT sector, there are a number of testing tools that are in great demand and expanding. Various factors, including the individual sector, project needs, and technological stack, might affect a testing tool's popularity and demand. However, there are a few testing tools that have become quite popular and are extensively used, such as:

1. Selenium

2. JUnit

3. Appium

4. Postman

5. Jenkins



It's crucial to remember that when new tools are developed and technological trends shift, the demand for testing tools may fluctuate. Before choosing a testing tool, it's always a good idea to keep up with the most recent business trends and assess the particular needs of your projects.


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