Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation

Published: 10 January 2017

ID: G00305484

Analyst(s): Thomas Murphy , Joachim Herschmann


Selecting effective test automation tools is becoming more critical as business demands for faster application delivery and high quality intensify. This research helps application leaders who are modernizing software development to evaluate test automation tools across five common testing use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
    • IBM
    • Micro Focus
    • Microsoft
    • Ranorex
    • SmartBear
    • TestPlant
    • Tricentis
    • Worksoft
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Match to Nontechnical Role Skills
    • Match to Technical Role Skills
    • Templates and Accelerators
    • Business Process Validation
    • Change Impact Analysis
    • Cross-Platform Support
    • Cross-Browser Support
    • Real Device Testing
    • Dashboards and Reporting
    • Integration Capabilities
    • Open Source Support
    • Depth and Breadth of Testing
    • Custom Controls Extensibility
    • Protocols and Message Formats
  • Use Cases
    • Mobile Applications
    • Responsive Design
    • Packaged Applications
    • API Testing
    • Enterprise End-to-End Testing
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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