Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation

Published: 05 February 2018

ID: G00324517

Analyst(s): Joachim Herschmann , Thomas Murphy , Jim Scheibmeir


Application leaders who are creating strategies for digital business must address a wide range of testing use cases across the enterprise. This research evaluates 10 popular functional software test automation offerings across five common testing use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • CA Technologies
    • IBM
    • Micro Focus (Unified Functional Testing)
    • Micro Focus (Silk Test)
    • Microsoft
    • Parasoft
    • Ranorex
    • SmartBear
    • TestPlant
    • Tricentis
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Match to Nontechnical Role Skills
    • Match to Technical Role Skills
    • Templates and Accelerators
    • Change Impact Analysis
    • Cross-Platform/-Browser Support
    • Intelligent Automation
    • Breadth of Technology Support
    • Integration Capabilities
    • Open-Source Support
    • Dashboards and Reporting
  • Use Cases
    • Continuous Testing
    • Open-Source-Based Testing Acceleration
    • Progressive Web Apps/Responsive Web/Native Apps
    • API/Web Service Testing
    • Enterprise End-to-End Testing
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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