Gartner recently released the Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation report on January 10, 2017. This research helps application leaders who are modernizing software development to evaluate test automation tools across five common testing use cases. Because the growth of DevOps is creating a strong need to increase the level of automation, and most organizations currently have very low automation rates, continuous delivery practices rely on a fully automated delivery pipeline including automated functional testing, a noted key finding in the report.
The Responsive Design use Case signifies the ability to simplify the automated testing of responsive web applications that provide a superior user experience on a large variety of end-user browsers and devices.
To help development and testing teams in their research, the report looks to rank different software test automation vendors based on their ability to simplify the automated testing of responsive web applications that are being accessed from a large variety of end-user browsers and devices.
The report assesses different vendors against 14 weighted critical capabilities and 5 use cases for software test automation. Gartner also believes that by 2020, DevOps initiatives will lead 50% of enterprises to implement continuous testing using frameworks and open-source quality tools. Hence, support for popular open source frameworks is also included as a part of nine critical capabilities.
TestPlant, SmartBear, Microsoft, HPE, Micro Focus, IBM, Tricentis, Ranorex, and WorkSoft are nine vendors that were ranked based on the competitiveness of their functional test automation tools.
SmartBear achieved a score of 3.98 out 5 in the Responsive Design Use Case.
Over the next year, we will continue to add new capabilities across our automation tools to make it even easier for QA and development teams to deliver quality application quickly and reduce cost in their DevOps journey.
Gartner, Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, 10 January 2017
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