Performance Testing Tools: A Comparative Study of QTP, Load Runner, Win Runner and JUnit

Authors

Dr. Manisha Kumbhar, Professor, Dr. Vidya Gavekar, Associate Professor, Aparna Kulkarni, Assistant Professor
Sinhgad Institute of Management, Pune, India.

Abstract

Testing has become most important parameter in the case of software development lifecycle (SDLC). Testing assesses the functionalities of a software item and quality of the product. Automated software testing utilizes different tools to execute testing activities. Software testing provides a means to reduce errors, cut maintenance and overall software costs. Testing automation tools enables developers and testers to easily automate the entire process of testing in software development. The aim of this research paper is to evaluate and compare four automated software testing tools. This paper focuses on solid differences between automated and manual testing as well as learns and explores various characteristics of automated testing tools by having real-world experience of testing effectively. The main objective of this research paper is to evaluate and compare the four automated tools such as the Quick Test Professional (QTP), LoadRunner, Win Runner and JUnit based on criteria such as quality parameters including Usability, Security, Efficiency, Accuracy, Reliability and Robustness etc. It also analyzed all four tools to determine their efficiency, effectiveness and capability of generating script.