Gartner Research

Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation

Published: 17 December 2019

ID: G00382606

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


Application leaders are utilizing continuous quality practices and technologies to accelerate software delivery and increase quality. This research evaluates 10 popular functional software test automation offerings across four common testing use cases.

Table Of Contents

What You Need to Know


  • Critical Capabilities Use-Case Graphics
  • Vendors
    • Broadcom
    • Eggplant
    • Froglogic
    • IBM
    • Micro Focus
    • Parasoft
    • Ranorex
    • SmartBear
    • Tricentis
    • Worksoft
  • Context
  • Product/Service Class Definition
  • Critical Capabilities Definition
    • Match to Technical Role Skills
    • Match to Nontechnical Role Skills
    • Templates and Accelerators
    • Change Impact Analysis
    • Cross-Platform/Cross-Browser
    • Intelligent Automation
    • Breadth of Legacy Tech Support
    • Breadth of Modern Tech Support
    • Shift-Left Practices
    • Shift-Right Practices
  • Use Cases
    • Continuous Testing
    • Augmented Testing
    • Multiexperience Development
    • Cloud Native/Migration and SaaS Software
  • Vendors Added and Dropped
    • Added
    • Dropped

Inclusion Criteria

  • Product-Related Criteria
  • Non-Product-Related Criteria
  • Critical Capabilities Rating

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