Right now, there are a lot of test automation frameworks to choose from. So, we have decided to make a guide to tell you about which of them are most useful.
This test automation framework can test apps designed for both web and native mobile apps (unlike Selenium WebDriver that only supports testing for apps for browsers). You can add a lot of extensions to this framework. It can automate tests for a large number of applications that run on popular browsers and mobile operating systems.
If you have a wide variety of apps but only want to use a single framework that will test them all, then WebdriverIO is the best choice since it can support a wide set of testing needs.
WebdriverIO has Mocha, Jasmine and Cucumber integrated with it. It will use Puppeteer as soon as you install this test automation framework. And the setup process is very easy. All you need to do is to enter a couple of npm commands.
This test automation framework is one of the most popular frameworks used by developers. More than 3.6 million users use it every day. There are more than 1200 developers who have contributed to this project and have released 135 versions of Jest as of now.
It comes with a lot of tools to help you with testing out of the box. So, you don’t have to worry about integrating anything.
We mentioned that WebdriverIO comes with Puppeteer out of the box. It is a Node library that contains a high-level API. This API gives us control over headless browsers like Google Chrome or Chromium.
Puppeteer is extremely useful when it comes to debugging. You can capture a timeline trace of your site. This will help you diagnose any performance issues and fix them.
The installation process of this framework is very simple as well. All you need to do is to type two npm commands.
If you want a framework that is simple but powerful and meets all standard testing needs, then you can use Cypress. But if you are looking for wide support, there are lots of other frameworks to choose from.
This automation framework is known for testing applications made using AngularJS in web browsers. It is built on top of WebDriverJS.
It is used by both developers and QA testers since it can act as both a testing framework and an end-to-end testing tool.
When using Protractor, Selenium runs in the background while Protractor acts as a layer that sits on top of Selenium. Selenium enables you to insert different types of hooks that are useful to your angular application. So, you can now grab your data bindings and use some of the useful features of AngularJS, like ng-repeats.
You can add to these data bindings, read them, or verify that your page contains the right data by grabbing them by the Angular semantics. Even if you aren’t sitting in front of your computer, this test automation framework will keep on doing this.
The latest version of Protractor was released on Feb 1, 2020. More than 1.7 million developers have been using it since then.
This can be favorable for developers who prefer to write in TypeScript.
It also provides support for all of the major web browsers that we use today, like Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge, and Safari. This framework isn’t designed for testing mobile applications, so it has very little support for browser-based mobile apps.