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Gartner Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation

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Gartner Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, Joachim Herschmann, Thomas E. Murphy, Jim Scheibmeir, December 17, 2019.

Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation helps application leaders to understand what’s needed to transform software for Agile and DevOps. This Gartner Critical Capabilities report focuses on software test automation tools that can run automated functional tests by interacting with the application through an application programming interface (API test automation) or driving the user interface of an application (UI test automation).

According to Gartner:

“Application leaders are utilizing continuous quality practices and technologies to accelerate software delivery and increase quality. This research evaluates 10 popular functional software test automation offerings across four common testing use cases.”


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  • The critical capabilities for software test automation tools
  • How vendors compare across core capabilities and use cases
  • Gartner’s insights on “Multiexperience Development:” The ability to test for targeted user experiences across a large range of devices and touchpoints, and involving multiple interaction modalities
  • Gartner’s insights on “Cloud Native/Migration and SaaS Software:” The ability to test application readiness for cloud deployments, integration with SaaS and support for cloud release mechanisms.

Disclaimer: Gartner Critical Capabilities for Software Test Automation, Jim Scheibmeir, Joachim Herschmann, Thomas E. Murphy, 17 December 2019. This graphic was published by Gartner, Inc. as part of a larger research document and should be evaluated in the context of the entire document. The Gartner document is available upon request from Tricentis. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

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