Top Five Tools for AI-based Test Automation
Discover more about AI-powered test automation tools and how they will help your team be more efficient, accurate, and transparent.
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AI-powered test automation tools are the next frontier for testers familiar with traditional methods. With a range of features and benefits, these solutions help you break new ground (and save time) when it comes to test automation. Let’s dive into this chapter to discover what they are and how they will help your team be more efficient, accurate, and transparent!
Perfecto Scriptless is another solution that enhances Selenium automation — and Selenium is open-source. It promises to be a quick onboarding tool with no coding required that can be used for integration, usability, and performance testing. Perfecto can work with Jenkins, TeamCity, Jira, and GitLab, among others.
The key selling point of Perfecto Scriptless is the low barrier of entry. Boasting the no-code approach, this is designed to be one of the most straightforward tools for implementing AI in automation testing. It is made to be even easier than regular test automation with Selenium.
The Perfecto Scriptless scriptless regression testing tool solves many of the problems that testers have with their existing tools. While some testers may find the learning curve too steep to use this tool effectively, others will appreciate the functionality and ease of use.
Testim is a powerful test automation solution that AI underpins. Born from Microsoft’s accelerator program and acquired by Tricentis in 2022, Testim has continued to innovate and achieve success since its launch.
Testim is an automated testing tool backed by Selenium and thus provides an option of sticking with or maintaining your existing automation framework. It aims to aid experienced engineers in writing automated tests and has over 15 integrations with issue-tracking solutions and continuous integration software.
This online platform has similar AI-powered testing as aqua. Testim has a 4.5-star rating on review websites, and their users seem happy with the interface overall, but there were reports of a non-intuitive user interface and limited mobile testing. Luckily Testim also has a free trial, which makes it easy to test out before deciding if you want to commit.
ACCELQ is a no-code test automation platform with robust algorithms and built-in knowledge bases that quickly enable businesses to build high-quality automation frameworks. Since its launch in 2014, it has been adopted by Intel, Pfizer, and United Airlines, among others."
The broad scope is the first thing that differentiates ACCELQ from other competitors. A tool provides dedicated solutions for web, mobile, and API testing. The native integration with issue lifecycle management tools makes it easy to create tests that cover all major frameworks, including React and AngularJS.
The solution has some minor performance complaints, a couple of reports on lacking documentation, and a note about high upfront investment. Still, overall it's been given a score of 4.5 (out of 5) stars by its users.
Applitools is an AI-powered test automation platform that provides solutions for UI testing. Since its launch in 2015, it has collaborated with Microsoft, Bank of America, and Adidas.
Applitools offers visualized testing solutions to improve the quality of your software. Its cross-browser, cross-device grid allows you to test web and native mobile applications. It integrates with issue-tracking solutions and even competitor solutions, including Testim.
While it scores in the 4.5 range for reviews, offering outstanding reliability and usability, it has some significant execution issues. For example, just running a simple test will take 80–100 seconds because of all the processes happening in the background. You’ll need to invest in creating your custom visualization and integration. Still, as a result of speeding up how quickly tests can be executed, overall, this could save you time.
aqua ALM is a cloud-based solution that has been in business for over 20 years. The AI-supported software test management solution, available in paid and free versions, grew out of the need for a more efficient and secure tracking tool for testing tasks. It offers an intuitive UX, streamlined workflows, and relevant data analytics that make the ALM process more accessible and transparent to all project participants.
The key AI functionality is generating entire test cases from requirements. aqua uses a large-scale natural language processing algorithm to turn plain text into a test. So about 40% of the AI-generated test cases don’t need human tweaks to be added to the test suite. QA specialists can create test steps themselves and make the AI fill out the test case description or do it vice versa.
aqua is a powerful test management tool and was designed for agile teams. It has a rating of 4.5 stars on G2 and Capterra, with Google and the German government among its clients. The software boasts native integration options and can send/receive data from any other third-party tool via REST API
As AI technology becomes more widely used in various industries, including software testing, there will be more and better tools to help make the process easier.
The branch will only grow as more AI algorithm licensing becomes available, leading to even better solutions down the road.
If you have any other AI-powered test automation tools which I haven’t mentioned, drop them below.
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