Automated Testing is the future for Software Testing inspite of any Technology ,Methodolgy ,Life Cycle we follow.However Automation cant be proceeded without Manual testing it helps overall to reduce efforts ,Time ,Costs etc.
There are many tools available in Automation testing & Here are some Top lists which are predicted to be top in the future:
Selenium is the most popular automation tool used worldwide and Its open source also.Selenium automates browsers. That’s it! What you do with that power is entirely up to you. Primarily, it is for automating web applications for testing purposes, but is certainly not limited to just that. Boring web-based administration tasks can (and should!) be automated as well.
Watir is also an opensource & very flexible tool. It is based on Ruby language.Watir is…An open source Ruby library for automating tests. Watir interacts with a browser the same way people do: clicking links, filling out forms and validating text.
WAPT is a load and stress testing tool that provides an easy-to-use and cost-effective way to test any web site, including business applications, mobile sites, web portals, etc. With WAPT you can create load tests in a matter of minutes.
4. Apache JMeter
The Apache JMeter™ application is open source software, a 100% pure Java application designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. It was originally designed for testing Web Applications but has since expanded to other test functions.
Easy to use, Qtest integrates into the entire application life cycle development and quality control life cycle. Operating anomalies are identified and analyzed to allow for immediate correction.
Pylot is easy to use, free tool for load testing Web applications. Despite the small size of distribution, it has rich functionality, which, moreover, can be expanded with his own, thanks to open source code.
7. The Grinder
The Grinder is a JavaTM load testing framework that makes it easy to run a distributed test using many load injector machines. It is freely available under a BSD-style open-source license.