3 Most Popular Automated Software Testing Tools
3 Most Popular Automated Software Testing Tools

It’s not easy for software developers to deliver powerful enterprise solutions that help accelerate businesses into the digital economy. They will have to rely on a number of things - from the best software development practices to the right technology combinations. To make sure that these solutions meet or even exceed the client requirements, developers rely on feedback from the software testing & QA team. Almost every software development company in Dubai now have their own in-house QA team ensuring that the products they deliver are bug-free and of top-notch quality.

Thanks to modern technologies, ensuring the quality of a software has become far less challenging for testers. There are now special software available to automate various tasks in a software testing environment, speeding up the enterprise’s decision-making and delivering great products in a short time. 

Many companies in the software testing Dubai industry came forward this year with a willingness to invest in DevOps and automation technologies. The demand for test automation led to the development of several test automation tools. Some of those tools ended up being very popular with large numbers of active users. 

Here are 3 of the most popular automated software testing tools testers should know about. 


Selenium is a widely used automated software testing tool, popular among the web developer and tester communities. Selenium comprises of a lot of components including Selenium IDE and Selenium WebDriver. While the IDE is primarily used for bug reproduction scripts for automated exploratory testing, the WebDriver is a collection of language-specific bindings to drive web browsers. Selenium is free, open source, and is compatible with the most popular browsers today.


Cucumber is a free automated testing tool designed to support Behavior-driven Development (BDD). BDD is all about implementing acceptance test scenarios parallel to the development. This way the software development company would be getting the best results from testing. 

Cucumber started out as an exclusive asset for Ruby testing but now supports popular programming languages through many implementations. As a matter of fact, Cucumber also features its own programming language - Gherkin. Not many software testing companies in Dubai use Cucumber despite the tool being free, as testing in the Middle East is mostly driven by open source tools (like Selenium). 


Appium is widely used for automating the testing of native, hybrid, and mobile web apps. Its popularity increased over the years, proportional to the proliferation of mobile apps and technologies. Appium was designed to facilitate mobile app testing automation, especially regression testing, without using SDK or recompilation. The testers can basically write tests using their favorite tools and programming languages. It’s open source and hosted on GitHub.