A guide to automated testing providers

by Joseph K. Clark

Appvance is the inventor of AI-driven autonomous testing, revolutionizing the $120B software QA industry. The company’s patented platform, Appvance IQ, can generate tests, surfacing critical bugs in minutes with limited human involvement in web and mobile applications. AQI empowers enterprises to improve the quality, performance, and security of their most essential applications while transforming the efficiency and output of their testing teams and lowering QA costs.

Digital.ai Continuous Testing (formerly Experitest) enables organizations to reduce risk and provide customers with satisfying, error-free experiences — across all devices and browsers. Digital.ai Continuous Testing provides expansive test coverage across 2000+ real mobile devices and web browsers. It seamlessly integrates with best-in-class tools throughout the DevOps/DevSecOps pipeline so developers can get test results faster and fix defects earlier. This allows them to deliver secure, high-quality applications at speed and scale. Learn more at  www.digital.ai/continuous-testing

HCL Software is a division of HCL Technologies (HCL). HCL Software develops, markets, sells, and supports over 20 product families, focusing on Customer Experience, Digital Solutions, Secure DevOps, and Security & Automation. Its mission is to drive the ultimate customer success of its IT investments through relentless innovation of our software products. 

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Automated testing is a must in CI/CD pipelines
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Mabel is the leading intelligent test automation platform built for CI/CD. It’s the only SaaS solution that tightly integrates automated end-to-end testing into the entire development life cycle. With mabl creating, executing, and maintaining reliable tests has never been easier, allowing software teams to increase test coverage, speed up development, and improve application quality. To learn more about mail, visit mabl.com.

Parasoft helps organizations continuously deliver quality software with its market-proven, integrated suite of automated software testing tools. Supporting the embedded, enterprise, and IoT markets, Parasoft’s technologies reduce the time, effort, and cost of delivering secure, reliable, and compliant software by integrating everything from deep code analysis and unit testing to web UI and API testing, plus service virtualization and complete code coverage, into the delivery pipeline. Bringing all this together, Parasoft’s award-winning reporting and analytics dashboard delivers a centralized view of quality, enabling organizations to provide with confidence and succeed in today’s most strategic ecosystems and development initiatives — security, safety-critical, Agile, DevOps, and continuous testing.

At SmartBear, we focus on your one priority that never changes: quality. Our tools are built to streamline your process while seamlessly working with your existing products. They’re easy to try, buy, and integrate and are used by 15 million developers, testers, and operations engineers at 24,000+ organizations. We span test automation, API life cycle, collaboration, performance testing, test management, and more, whether it’s TestComplete, Swagger, Cucumber, ReadyAPI, Zephyr, or one of our other tools.

Tricentis Tosca, the #1 continuous test automation platform, accelerates testing with a scriptless, AI-based, no-code approach for end-to-end test automation. With support for over 160+ technologies and enterprise applications, Tosca provides resilient test automation for any use case. 

Applitools: Applitools is built to test all the elements that appear on a screen with just one line of code. Using Visual AI, you can automatically verify that your web or mobile app functions and appears correctly across all devices, browsers, and screen sizes. Applitools automatically validate your apps and sites’ look and feel and user experience. It is designed to integrate with your existing tests rather than requiring you to create or learn a new test automation language. Validate entire application pages at a time with a single line of code. We support all major test automation frameworks and programming languages covering web, mobile, and desktop apps.

Eggplant (acquired by Keysight Technologies) Eggplant Digital Automation Intelligence (DAI) is the first AI-driven test automation solution with unique capabilities that make the testing process faster and easier. With DAI, you can automate up to 80% of activities, including test-case design, test execution, and results analysis. This allows teams to accelerate testing and integrate with DevOps at speed rapidly.

HPE Software’s automated testing solutions simplify software testing within fast-moving agile teams and for continuous integration scenarios. Integrated with DevOps tools and ALM solutions, HPE automated testing solutions keep quality at the center of today’s modern applications and hybrid infrastructures. 

IBM: Quality is essential, and the combination of automated testing and service virtualization from IBM Rational Test Workbench allows teams to assess their software throughout their delivery life cycle. IBM has a market-leading solution for continuously testing end-to-end scenarios covering mobile, cloud, cognitive, mainframe, and more. 

Micro Focus: Accelerate test automation with one intelligent functional testing tool for web, mobile, API, and enterprise apps. AI-powered intelligent test automation reduces appropriate test creation time and maintenance while boosting test coverage and resiliency. Users can test both an application’s front-end functionality and back-end service parts to increase test coverage across the UI and API.

Microsoft’s Visual Studio helps developers create, manage, and run unit tests by offering the Microsoft unit test framework or one of several third-party and open-source frameworks. The company provides a specialized toolset for testers that delivers an integrated experience from Agile planning to test and release management, on-premises or in the cloud. 

Mobile Labs (acquired by Kobiton)  Mobile Labs remains the leading supplier of in-house mobile device clouds that connect remote, shared devices to Global 2000 mobile web, gaming, and app engineering teams. Its patented GigaFox is offered on-premises or hosted and solves mobile device sharing and management challenges during development, debugging manual testing, and automated testing. A pre-installed and pre-configured Appium server provides “instant on” Appium test automation.

NowSecure: NowSecure is the mobile app security software company trusted by the world’s most demanding organizations. Through the industry’s most advanced static, dynamic, behavioral, and interactive mobile app security testing on real Android and iOS devices, NowSecure identifies the broadest array of security threats, compliance gaps, and privacy issues in custom-developed, commercial, and business-critical mobile apps. NowSecure offers the fastest path to deeper mobile app security, privacy testing, and certification. NowSecure customers can choose automated software on-premises or in the cloud, expert professional penetration testing and managed services, or a combination of all as needed.

Orasi is a leading provider of software testing services, utilizing test management, test automation, enterprise testing, Continuous Delivery, monitoring, and mobile testing technology. 

Perfecto: Users can pair their favorite frameworks with Perfecto to automate advanced testing capabilities, like GPS, device conditions, audio injection, and more. It also includes full integration into the CI/CD pipeline; continuous testing improves efficiencies across DevOps. With Perfecto’s cloud-based solution, you can boost test coverage for fewer escaped defects while accelerating testing. 

ProdPerfect: ProdPerfect is an autonomous, end-to-end (E2E) regression testing solution that continuously identifies, builds, and evolves E2E test suites via data-driven, machine-led analysis of live user behavior data. It addresses critical test coverage gaps, eliminates long test suite runtimes and costly bugs in production, and removes the QA burden that consumes massive engineering resources. ProdPerfect was founded in January 2018 by startup veterans Dan Widing (CEO), Erik Fogg (CRO), and Wilson Funkhouser (Head of Data Science).

Progress: Telerik Test Studio is a test automation solution that helps teams be more efficient in functional, performance, and load testing, improving test coverage and reducing the number of bugs that slip into production. 

Sauce Labs provides the world’s largest cloud-based platform for automated testing of web and mobile applications. Optimized for use in CI and CD environments and built with an emphasis on security, reliability, and scalability, users can run tests written in any language or framework using Selenium or Appium, both widely adopted open-source standards for automating browsers’ mobile application functionality.

Synopsys: A powerful and highly configurable test automation flow seamlessly integrates all Synopsys TestMAX capabilities. Early validation of complex DFT logic is supported through full RTL integration while maintaining physical, timing, and power awareness through direct links into the Synopsys Fusion Design Platform.

SOASTA’s Digital Performance Management (DPM) Platform enables measurement, testing, and digital performance improvement. It includes five technologies: TouchTest mobile functional test automation; mPulse accurate user monitoring (RUM); the CloudTest platform for continuous load testing; Digital Operation Center (DOC) for a unified view of contextual intelligence accessible from any device; and Data Science Workbench, simplifying the analysis of current and historical web and mobile user performance data. 

testRigor helps organizations dramatically reduce time spent on test maintenance, improve test stability, and dramatically improve the speed of test creation. This is achieved by supporting the “plain English” language, allowing users to describe how to find elements on the screen and what to do with them from the end-user’s perspective. People creating tests on their system build 2,000+ tests per year per person. On top of it,  testRigor helps teams deploy their analytics library in production to automatically produce tests reflecting the most frequently used end-to-end flows from production.

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