Top 10 Most Popular Regression Testing Tools You Should Know

Some of the Regression Testing Tools are licensed and some are open source. However, most of the licensed tools have their trial version available. Let us discuss the best regression testing tools one by one.

Best Regression testing tools:

1) SahiPro
2) Selenium
3) Watir
4) TestComplete
5) IBM Rational Functional Tester 
6) TestDrive
7) AdventNet QEngine
8) TestingWhiz
9) WebKing
10) Regression Tester.

Regression Testing Tools

Most Popular Regression Testing Tools

Let’s begin!

#1) Sahi Pro:

Sahi Pro

Sahi Pro is a tester focused automation regressing testing tool. It is one of the most popular regression testing tools that suits best for testing large web applications quickly and with lesser maintenance effort.

Tool Highlights:

  • The coolest feature of this tool is smart accessor mechanism that does not let the test script to fail even if there are slight changes in UI.
  • Inbuilt Logging and reporting
  • Distributed and parallel playback
  • Data-driven suites
  • Cross browser & OS support
  • Email reports
  • Inbuilt Excel framework.

Source code: Licensed

Official website:  http://sahipro.com/

#2) Selenium:

Selenium

It is one of the top automated regression testing tools for web application testing. Selenium WebDriver can be employed to build powerful, browser-based regression automation suites and tests.

Tool Highlights:

  • Selenium has cross-environment, OS & browser support.
  • It is compatible with multiple programming languages and other testing frameworks.
  • No doubt, it’s a great tool for doing frequent regression testing.

Source code: Open

Visit Selenium Website: http://www.seleniumhq.org/

#3) Watir:

Watir

Watir (pronounced as water) is a short form for Web Application Testing in Ruby. It uses Ruby programming language. Watir can be used to automate regression testing suites

Tool Highlights:

  • Very light-weight and easy to use tool
  • This tool has great browser interaction capabilities.
  • Intended for testing web apps.
  • Allows you to design simple, complaint, readable and maintainable automated tests.
  • Technology independent
  • Cross platform OS support
  • Used by many big companies like SAP, Oracle, Facebook, etc.

Source code: Open

Official website: http://watir.github.io/

Link for download: https://github.com/watir/watir

#4) TestComplete:

TestComplete

Regression tests can be easily and quickly automated by using the TestComplete Platform. It also integrates very well with defect tracking tools.

Tool Highlights:

  • Execute parallel regression tests with automated builds.
  • Identifies and fixes buggy code quickly.
  • Let’s you to create regression tests that are stable enough that they do not break on UI changes.
  • Automatically schedules and runs the regression tests without any manual intervention.
  • Supports desktop, web and mobile apps.
  • Useful for GUI testing.
  • Cuts down training cost and testing time significantly.

Source code: Licensed

Official website: https://smartbear.com/product/testcomplete/overview/

#5) IBM Ra­­­­tional Functional Tester:

IBM Rational Functional Tester

IBM rational functional tester is mainly meant automated functional testing & regression testing.

Tool Highlights:

  • Built over script assure technology
  • The callScript capability of IBM RFT facilitates creating and running regression test suite.
  • Improved testing efficiency and easy script maintenance.
  • Also, supports data driven and GUI testing.
  • Supports a wide range of apps like web-based, terminal emulator based apps, NET, Java, Ajax, etc.

Source code: Licensed


Official website: http://www-03.ibm.com/software/products/en/functional

#6) TestDrive 

TestDrive

It is an automated software quality (ASQ) solution that lets you do automated regression testing rapidly. It lets you come up with dynamic, flexible and easy deployable tests.

Tool Highlights:

  • Code free test automation
  • Modular scripts
  • Reduced testing time
  • Easy to handle changes in application
  • Allows human input
  • Supports multiple technologies and interfaces
  • Useful for testing browser apps, legacy apps, and GUIs.
  • Also, supports manual testing.

Source code: Licensed

Official website: http://origsoft.com/products/testdrive/

#7) AdventNet QEngine

QEngine can be used for regression testing of the web applications. It is an extensive, platform independent automation testing tool.

Tool Highlights:

  • Easy to use UI.
  • Supports IE and FF browsers.
  • Event Recording and distributed playback support
  • Session tracking
  • Server monitoring capability
  • Virtual user simulation
  • Parameterization to support dynamic values

Source code: Licensed

Official website: https://www.manageengine.com/products/qengine/qengine-eol.html

#8) TestingWhiz

TestingWhiz

TestingWhix offers automation solutions for regression testing. Also supports web testing, mobile testing, cross-browser testing, web services testing and database testing.

Tool Highlights:

  • Possesses codeless architecture
  • Fast automation engine
  • Supports continuous integration very well
  • Object eye internal recorder and visual recorder
  • Dynamic test data support
  • Robust reporting and logs
  • Inbuild job schedule

Source code: Licensed

Official website: http://www.testing-whiz.com/

#9) WebKing

WebKing

Webking by Parasoft is a comprehensive automation web testing tool. It supports automated regression testing.

Tool Highlights:

  • Ensures that the designated user paths are running correctly.
  • Uses a path creator browser to record and generate the application’s most popular paths
  • Supports various data sources like .csv, excel, databases, webking’s internal tables.
  • Integrates with Parasoft group reporting system
  • Serves the purpose of automated code review

Source code: Licensed

Official website: https://www.parasoft.com/press/parasoft-updates-web-testing-tool-webking-4-0/

#10) Regression Tester

Regression

Regression Tester is a desktop tool introduced by Info-Pack.com that lets you do the regression testing of the web-based applications remotely. This tool has won many awards for its software testing capabilities.

Tool Highlights:

  • Easy to create a list of tests.
  • Re-run the automated tests any number of times.
  • Automatically runs the test and generates a professional report.
  • Fully customizable reports.
  • Saves the time spent on testing.
  • Ensures that all parts (forms/pages) of the web app are working fine.

Source code: Licensed

Official Website: http://www.regressiontester.com/

Apart from the above tools, we have few other regression testing tools available which are worth to mention here:

#11) Silk Test:

Source code: Licensed

Official website: https://www.microfocus.com/products/silk-portfolio/silk-test/

#12) SoapUI:

Source code: Open source

Official Website: https://www.soapui.org/

#13) httest:

Source code: Open source

Visit httest Website: http://htt.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/cwiki/bin/public

#14) Screenster:

Source Code: Licensed

Official Website: http://www.creamtec.com/products/screenster/index.html

#15) QA Wizard:

Source Code: Licensed

Official Website: http://www.seapine.com/qa-wizard-pro/overview

#16) Serenity:

Source Code: Open source

Official Website: http://www.thucydides.info/#/

Conclusion

There are many Regression Testing Tools available in the market and few of important tools was mentioned in this article.We have to very careful while choosing the right tool based on our requirements.