Increase in digital transformation paves way to numerous startups that further enhance IT products and services, thus facilitating end users. Numerous options are present to enhance software products and services that enrich further and advancing ahead. However, the software development life cycle (SDLC) takes part its role in the development of a product.
Testing phase remains a mandatory phase for software development either products or services. It involves several testing techniques to test the product or service with its intended functionalities to meet requirements of the end users.
Testers seem confusing to opt the right tool for software testing. As software testing tools are huge in numbers, opting the right out remains a challenging task for testers. Recent demands over automation results testers to chaos in opting suitable software testing tools for testing.
This post uncovers the insights and analytics about the most used software testing tools in 2019. Coding Sans conducted the survey with 695 tech people and their several partners to research about the most popular testing tools used by the IT companies in 2019. The statistical reports are based on the survey conducted by State of Software Development.
Testing tools considered in this research include Jenkins, Selenium, Mocha, Pytest, Junit, Jmeter, CircleCI, Cucumber, Nunit, Phpunit, Karma, and Jasmine. The research entails three questions to the participants that focuses on usage of testing tools, limiting factors, and the frequency.
Do you use any tools for software testing?
For this question, the responses are given in the below chart.
- 75.83% of the participants agreed that they are using software testing tools.
- Meanwhile, 24.17% of the participants are not using any tools for testing.
What are the factors that are limiting you from using one testing tool?
In this research, the factors limiting participants from implementing testing tools are not limited to budget, knowledge on how to use it, need of usage, time to research, time to use, and other. Based on these factors, research provide the results and you can explore the insights from the below chart.
- From the responses, it is clear that factors such as Time to research, not sure how to use it are limiting the testers to implement in the companies.
- Companies must provide efficient training and effective knowledge base about the software testing tools.
What tools do you use for software testing?
Based on the participant responses, the following chart explores the result for the most popular software testing tools.
- It is evident that most of the tools such as Cucumber, Mocha, Pytest, Nunit, Phpunit, Karma, and Jasmine have occupied similar usage percentage.
- Jenkins, Selenium, and JUnit are the most popular tools used extensively in 2019.
Based on the research and analysis on the testing tools, hope you may have gained insights about the most popular testing tools that are in scope.
Source: Coding Sans, an emerging IT firm proactively engaged in web and cross-platform mobile app development.