Types of Testing Tools: Web Application Testing

Web application testing tools are used to improve responsiveness, increase ROI (return of investment), and reduce TAT (turnaround time). There are different types of testing tools that are useful in a wide range of web testing projects including test management and requirements capturing.

Some of the most common web application testing tools include Qase, Selenium, Embold, Zephyr, and Testpad. Nowadays, software testing companies that offer website testing services, use only the latest and popular tools, which you can see below.

Performance Testing Tool

Performance testing is the evaluation of a web application’s responsiveness and stability. This type of testing ensures that the app can manage stress while delivering a more reliable experience to users.

Apache JMeter is a performance testing tool designed for load and performance testing. It helps analyze and measure the overall performance of a web app and automates web testing without the need for advanced infrastructure while testing load as it supports several load injectors within a single controller.

Web API Testing Tool

The web application programming interface (API) serves as the passage between the systems that help the app to function. Typically, it is tested after web app development to ensure all systems are functioning properly as they should.

Embold is a web API testing tool that analyzes static code to discover problems affecting the robustness, maintainability, security, and stability of a web app. It fixes issues before deployment and delivers high-quality web app in a faster manner.

Web Automation Tool

 Web automation is the process where all parts of a new web app are tested without or with little human involvement. The main purpose is to guarantee all aspects of a web app design function well without any human devoting hours in front of his computer to do manual testing.

HP UFT is a web automation tool designed to automate various applications including web, mobile, Java, desktop, and SAP. It uses a scripting language called VBScript and integrates with HP LoadRunner and HP ALM testing tools.


This is an open-source web automation tool that automates multiple operating systems like Mac, Windows, and Linux, and browsers including Chrome, Firefox, and IE. The test script is written in JavaScript, Ruby, Python, and other popular programming languages.

Test Management Tool

Test management is the process of managing the web testing activities to carry out high-end and high-quality testing of a web app.

Testpad is a simple and accessible manual test management tool that focuses on pragmatism instead of the process. It utilizes a checklist of test plans to be adjusted to different styles such as syntax detail BDD, manual form of Agile, Exploratory testing, and traditional test management.

Qase is a cloud-based tool for development and QA teams with an intuitive and clean user interface. This test management tool is free to utilize with all types of test runs, test cases, and web testing projects.

Defect Tracking Tool

Defect tracking is a process of identifying, fixing, and tracking bugs. This process involves different stages such as the discovery of bugs, categorizing defects, fixing of bugs by developers, verifying by testers, closing of defects, and creating defect reports.

BugZilla is a defect tracking tool that offers excellent features like patch viewers, duplicate bugs detection, charts and reports, bug priority settings, and a list of defects that can be converted into various formats.


Wrapping It Up

The main advantage of web app testing tools is their efficiency in improving reliability, increasing revenue, and reducing turnaround time. Make sure to consider the license cost and platform support of the tool you want to use so that you are guaranteed quality results.

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