While development is a most important part for Software Startups, imagine an Application or a Tool with multiple errors being in the market. Being a Startup, you should be more careful about not letting any defects out as you want to establish as a quality brand! Whether you perform manual testing or automated testing, both have its pros and cons and using both of them is good for improving the quality of your Desktop and Web Applications.

We are going to see some easy to use Software Testing Tools, and you can adapt at least a couple of them for your Startup. You can use them for test case management, running test scripts as well as generating the test reports also.

  1. XQual

The Software testing tool XQual can help you in improving the quality of your software. It offers a comprehensive, powerful, flexible, and an affordable solution. XQual’s software testing suite handles multiple tasks, including risk management, testing documentation, campaign recording, bug tracking, and version histories. XQual delivers a complete Test Management solution for a very competitive pricing. With this tool, you can manage your releases, requirements, risks, specifications, tests, campaigns and bugs.

You can use it with all the continuous integration platforms, and it can drive any test. It has five different interfaces for manual testing and nearly 70 connectors for all the best automation frameworks on the market like Selenium, QTP/UFT, JMeter, Ranorex, TestComplete and many more. It includes an internal requirement and bug-tracking module, but it you can integrate it with many third-party requirement or bug-tracking systems.

  1. Zephyr

When you need a unified tool that will handle all-in-one embedding, you can consider Zephyr. It is an add-on specifically developed to use along with JIRA that helps you manage tests in both single and multiple performance modes. Zephyr is a leading provider of on-demand, real-time test management solutions. It offers seamless integrations, and unparalleled, real-time visibility into the quality and status of software projects.

The Zephyr products are the fastest-growing agile test management products in the world. Their feature-rich products address today’s requirements across different industries including finance, healthcare, mobile, IT services, software and many more. These products are well-known amongst the freelance gigs.

  1. QAComplete

This reporting tool is an excellent utility for collecting all of your data relating to requirements, executed tests, and found bugs in a single useful source. With a small learning curve, you can make it a centralised data management hub for your entire testing team. It can pick up data from a huge range of different tests, including manual tests, TestComplete, and Selenium. The tool can be fully customised to suit your software development process. Whether you are using the waterfall or agile model or a combination of both, you can use this tool. It also integrates seamlessly with many different workflow management tools like Bugzilla, Visual Studio, Jira, and others.

QAComplete is a powerful, flexible test management tool that helps testers to easily manage requirements, tests, and defects all in one place. The tool is easy to use and provides a central hub to manage and report on all of your tests like Manual, Selenium, TestComplete, SoapUI, etc. It is customisable enough to fit into any development process and integrates tightly with the project management and workflow tools you already use, such as Jira, Bugzilla, Visual Studio and more.

  1. Selenium

Selenium is a known automated software testing tool for web applications. It provides a record and playback tool for authoring tests without the need to learn to develop the test scripts. It also provides a test domain-specific language to write tests in some popular programming languages like C#, Java, PHP, Python, etc.

The tests can then run against most modern web browsers. Selenium deploys on Windows, Linux, and Apple OS platforms. It is an open source software which available under the Apache 2.0 license. The freelance web developer can download and use the tool without any charges.

  1. Silk Central

Borland’s Silk Central tool has the aim to provide a comprehensive testing solution, and the software fulfils this goal. There are very few test management tasks that Silk Central can’t handle. It can handle test creation and execution, coverage, reporting, traceability, and much more. Silk Central works with many issue tracking and source control tools. The already impressive feature set of the tool can expand them with plug-ins for more automated testing. It can also handle SAP testing and video capture.

It is a test management product by Borland. All the features for coverage, traceability, reporting and test creation are part of this robust tool.  It integrates with many source control and issue tracking systems. There are additional plug-ins available to extend the tool’s functionality using QTP, WinRunner, etc. It comes with a video capture feature and supports SAP testing as well.

  1. QACoverage

The QACoverage tool is a cost-effective, new generation test management solution with inbuilt workflow to manage Software Test Life Cycles more efficiently. It improves the productivity and provides visibility for better handling and control of your QA process. It includes Requirements and Defects Management, Test Design, Test Execution and Metrics & Reporting modules.

QACoverage is a collaborative test management platform that integrates the total Information technology functions throughout the Software Development Life Cycle from requirements inception to application production readiness. It helps in achieving a superior quality through process improvement.

  1. TestCaseLab

Powered by Gera-IT Company, TestCaseLab is a tool launched in 2016 useful for web-based test case management. It is useful for you to manage your manual test cases, apply and modify different properties, gather them in test plans and form the test runs in a single location. It has the full set of required features wrapped into the great user interface.

The supported integrations are JIRA, Redmine, and Pivotal Tracker. It has very competitive pricing plans, and it allows you to easily start your activities and boost the performance of your testers with a quick learning process. If your team doesn’t have separate testers, it is advisable to give it as freelance work with testing done by different resources than developers.