There are several ways in which test tools can be classified. They can be classified according to:
the activities within the fundamental test process and the software life cycle with which they are primarily associated;
the type of testing that they support;
the source of tool (shareware, open source, free or commercial);
the technology used;
who uses them.
In this book, test tools will be classified according to the type of activity they support (as in the ISTQB Foundation Level Syllabus).
Test management tools provide support for various activities and tasks throughout the development life cycle. Some of these activities are supported ...