Chapter 35

Taxonomy of Software Testing Tools

Testing Tool Selection Checklist

Finding the appropriate tool can be difficult. Several questions need to be answered before selecting a tool. Appendix F19, “Testing Tool Selection Checklist,” lists questions to help the QA team evaluate and select an automated testing tool.

The following list categorizes currently available tool types on the basis of their tool objectives and features. In the section “Commercial Vendor Tool Descriptions” later in this chapter, popular vendors supporting each tool category are discussed.

  1. Function/regression tools—These tools help you test software through a native graphical user interface (GUI) to ensure the functionality of the system.

  2. Bug management tools ...

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