Top 8 Software Testing Tools of 2016

There are a wide variety of software testing tools on the market right now. Here are eight of the ones that you should look into.


If you need better tools to improve the efficiency of your software testing, XQual can help. They offer a comprehensive solution that’s powerful, flexible, and best of all, affordable. XQual’s software testing suite can handle a wide variety of tasks, including risk management, specifications, testing documentation, campaign recording, bug tracking, and version histories.

XQual’s tools work with any standard continuous integration platform. The package of programs can be used through any one of five manual interfaces. On the automated side, the suite connects with nearly 70 leading frameworks, including Selenium, Jmeter, Ranorex, QTP/UFT, TestComplete, TestNG, TestOptimal, Squish, SOapUI, Sikuli, RobotFramework, and many others. XQual’s management suite also features robust internal modules for tracking bugs and requirements, but you can also use it in tandem with similar third-party tools like JIRA, Mantis, or Clearquest.


QMetry is a test case management tool that works with any device or application. Translating a written test case into well-documented results is a snap with the help of QMetry. Testers using QMetry have developed a great appreciation for this tool’s simplicity and user-friendliness.


Want to develop better software, the QA Symphony is probably the best Jira test management software available on the market at the moment. The software offers the best in class integration and has currently over 8,500 users and counting. The software is perfect for test teams and focuses heavily on agile development. It increases speed and improves transparency. The end result is a smooth workflow and a dynamic, robust system that’s extremely accessible


When you need a unified tool that will handle all-in-one embedding, look no further than Zephyr. Zephyr is an add-on specifically developed for use with JIRA that helps you manage tests in both single and multiple performance modes.


This reporting tool is an excellent utility for collecting all of your data relating to requirements, executed tests, and found bugs into a single useful source. It’s easy to learn, making it a centralized data management hub for your entire testing team. QAComplete can pick up data from a huge range of different tests, including manual tests, SoapUI, TestComplete, and Selenium.

QAComplete can be fully customized to suit your development process, whether you use a Waterfall model, an Agile model, or a hybrid. It also integrates seamlessly with many different industry standard workflow management tools, like Bugzilla, Visual Studio, Jira, and others.

Test Lodge

This test case management program concentrates on four core functions: requirements, test planning, test cases, and test runs. This broad reach gives you total coverage throughout the software testing process. Test Lodge synergizes well with most standard tools for issue management so that you have an all-in-one system for handling incidents.


This test management tool is provided on the SaaS model. It has all of the standard features you need in a management system, and several exclusive extras as well. For example, TesStuff lets you upload videos to better document bugs when they occur. This tool works well with many standard bug trackers (e.g. Bugzilla, YouTrack, Mantis, JIRA, etc.) to streamline your workflow. TesStuff also comes with an open API that lets you use automation programs such as Rational Robot, Selenium, TestComplete, or QTP.

Silk Central

Borland’s offering for the test management market is Silk Central. The aim of the tool is to provide a comprehensive solution, and the software more or less fulfills this goal. There are very few test management tasks that Silk Central can’t handle, but you need to be prepared for this robust functionality. It can handle test creation, test execution, coverage, reporting, traceability, and much more. Silk Central integrates seamlessly with issue tracking and source control tools. The already-impressive feature set of the tool can be extended with plug-ins for more automated testing. It can also handle SAP testing and video capture.

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