“ Automated Testing” means automating the manual testing process currently in use. This requires that a formalized "manual testing process" currently exists in the company or organization. Minimally, such a process includes:
Detailed test cases, including predictable "expected results", which have been developed from Business Functional Specifications and Design documentation.
A standalone Test Environment, including a Test Database that is restorable to a known constant, such that the test cases are able to be repeated each time there are modifications made to the application.
IBM Rational Robot v2003 automates regression, functional and configuration testing for e-commerce, client/server and ERP applications. It's used to test applications constructed in a wide variety of IDEs and languages, and ships with IBM Rational TestManager. Rational TestManager provides desktop management of all testing activities for all types of testing.
WinRunner 7 – Mercury
Mercury WinRunner is a powerful tool for enterprise wide functional and regression testing.
WinRunner captures, verifies, and replays user interactions automatically to identify defects and ensure that business processes work flawlessly upon deployment and remain reliable.
WinRunner allows you to reduce testing time by automating repetitive tasks and optimize testing efforts by covering diverse environments with a single testing tool.
Is an automated tool for testing the functionality of enterprise applications in any environment.
Designed for ease of use, Silk Test includes a host of productivity-boosting features that let both novice and expert users create functional tests quickly, execute them automatically and analyze results accurately.
In addition to validating the full functionality of an application prior to its initial release, users can easily evaluate the impact of new enhancements on existing functionality by simply reusing existing test casts.
QA Wizard – Seapine Software
Completely automates the functional regression testing of your applications and Web sites.
It’s an intelligent object-based solution that provides data-driven testing support for multiple data sources.
Uses scripting language that includes all of the features of a modern structured language, including flow control, subroutines, constants, conditionals, variables, assignment statements, functions, and more.
Choose a test tool that best fits the testing requirements of your organization or company.
An "Automated Testing Handbook" is available from the Software Testing Institute (www.ondaweb.com/sti), which covers all of the major considerations involved in choosing the right test tool for your purposes.