The Usability Testing Tools

Usability testing tools tend to be more basic and offer easy deployment within applications. The value of usability tools generally lies in the expertise or community provided. Take a look at the top usability software testing tools to consider:

 

  1. UserTestin

Summary: 

Creates videos of people using a website or application and delivers a report that calls out problems and answers to any user surveys. UserTesting pools users from its own network or your company’s that match your target audience.

Features:

  • Lower cost
  • Easy to use
  • Flexible licensing (per video pricing)
  • Large network of testers

What you really need to know: UserTesting focuses solely on usability testing for websites and mobile apps. Its network of users and experts is strong and includes dedicated UX professionals. Although the product has traditionally been weak, it is improving.
For more information: Visit the UserTesting website to learn more.
Pricing: Pricing starts at $99 per video with 2 pricing tiers. View pricing here.

 

  1. Validately

Summary: 

Allows you test live websites, mock HTML, images or prototypes and analyze the results via path reports and videos automatically flagged at issue points. Validately makes it easy to test on your own customers or find testers from its network and enables you to talk to these testers live.

Features:

  • Lower cost
  • Easy to use
  • Offers the ability to get feedback before coding, saving costs and reducing throwaway work

What you really need to know: Validately focuses on user feedback before coding takes place. It is designed for users to interact with and provide feedback on desktop, web and mobile wireframes (not apps).
For more information: Visit Validately.com to learn more.
Pricing: Pricing starts at $79 per month with 3 pricing tiers. View pricing here.

The Security Testing Tools

Security testing tools are typically built around a particular platform and/or technology. There is little open source pressure for security testing, so these are usually expensive, specialized tools that include heavy services. Here are the top security testing tools to consider:

 

  1. HP Fortify On Demand

Summary: 

Provides application security as a service with a single platform to view and manage security risk, develop security testing schedules and run remediation projects. Fortify on Demand runs automated tests with a full audit of results and includes support for the SAST, DAST and IAST spaces (due to addition of the legacy WebInspect tool) as well as limited support for MAST.

Features:

  • Strongest set of combined offerings with full support across languages
  • Includes RASP support

What you really need to know: HP is undoubtedly the largest player in the security space, with tools for SAST, DAST, IAST and MAST.
For more information: To learn more, visit the HP Fortify website.
Reviews: Visit ITCentralStation.com for a list of reviews.
Pricing: Plans start at $2000 per application with 4 pricing tiers. Request pricing here.

 

  1. Veracode

Summary: 

Veracode offers tools for SAST, DAST, IAST and MAST. Its binary static analysis is built toward Agile, while its DAST and IAST tools offer true cloud hosting and web perimeter monitoring. Additionally, almost all of its offerings are targeted to mobile.

Features:

  • Strongest player for cloud and mobile technologies
  • Integrates with numerous bug tracking and QA tools, such as TFS
  • Includes RASP support

What you really need to know: Veracode is the largest player in the security space without its own testing and SDLC tools.
For more information: Learn more at Veracode.com.
Reviews: Head over to Gartner.com to read reviews for Veracode.

 

  1. IBM Application Security APPScan

Summary: 

Offers a single console for testing, reporting and policies and automates the correlation of static, dynamic and interactive security testing. IBM’s AppScan static testing tool is well known in the security space, although its DAST tools rely on third party solutions and its IAST tools only work with .Net and Java.

Features:

  • Strong in SAST
  • Includes a complete suite of offerings

What you really need to know: IBM competes with HP as a similar full service offering, with some focus on downstream security tools like SIEM.
For more information: Head over to IBMs website to learn more.
Reviews: Visit ITCentralStation.com or Gartner.com for reviews.
Pricing: Plans start at $10,700 per install. Request pricing here.

 

The Test Management Tools

Test management is a mature testing segment currently being transformed by the widespread adoption of Agile, DevOps and Test Driven development. Most test management tools are either geared toward Agile or Waterfall development methodologies.

Below are Test Management tools to consider:

 

  1. qTest Manager by QASymphony

Summary:

Provides tracking, management, organization and reporting capabilities for software testing and test case management. qTest Manager sets up and manages requirements, organizes and manages test cases, executes tests, tracks defects and reports on test data. It also integrates with JIRA, Rally and VersionOne as well as other popular automation tools.

Features:

  • User-friendly interface
  • Allows for a variety of integrations such as JIRA, Jenkins, Rally and automation
  • Supports manual, exploratory and automated testing all in once place
  • Market leader in software testing tools built for Agile teams.

What you really need to know: qTest Manager is a market leader in test management tools and is the only platform tool that offers a single source of truth for manual, exploratory and automated testing. It also offers the most comprehensive view of testing efforts, reporting and provides seamless integrations with leading automation tools and JIRA.
For more information: Learn more about qTest test management here.
Reviews: Read qTest reviews on their G2Crowd.com listing page.
Pricing: No prices listed on their website, but you can request pricing here.

 

  1. SmartBear QAComplete

Summary: 

Provides visibility into the testing process with capabilities to manage, organize and report on tests. SmartBear QAComplete offers out-of-the-box templates or custom workflow options, defect logging, the ability to trace tests to user stories and reusability across the testing cycle. It also integrates with tools like Jira, Selenium and SoapUI.

Features:

  • Highly customizable
  • Supports a variety of integrations

What you really need to know: SmartBear QAComplete provides a single location to manage testing. Through customization, it can work for both Agile and Waterfall development processes.
For more information: Learn more about QAComplete.
Pricing: Plans start at $599 per year with 2 pricing tiers. View pricing here.

 

  1. Zephyr

Summary: 

Supports creation, planning, execution and tracking of tests. Zephyr supports structured and free-form tests as well as manual and automated tests and integrates with leading tools like JIRA, Confluence and Bugzilla.

Features:

  • Offers real-time visibility
  • Supports execution of multiple tests at once

What you really need to know: Zephyr is another player in the test management space, with an emphasis on real-time, on-demand testing. It is particularly focused on the smaller to mid markets segment through Atlassian, but is not built for the Enterprise.
For more information: Learn more about this test management tool at GetZephyr.com.
Pricing: Read how to buy Zephyr here.

 

  1. Testuff

Summary: 

A SaaS test management tool with both web and desktop clients that supports various testing methodologies and offers management capabilities throughout the entire testing lifecycle. Testuff also supports automated testing, two-way integrations with bug trackers and video tracking of defects.

Features:

  • Offers a video recording feature for defect tracking
  • Lower priced
  • User-friendly

What you really need to know: Testuff is a SaaS tool whose most unique feature is its video defect tracking. It also offers a multitude of integrations with bug trackers and several integrations with automation tools.
For more information: You can learn more at Testuff.com
Pricing: Plans start at $27 per user per month with 3 pricing tiers. View pricing here.

The Performance Testing Tools (Pure Play & Extension Tools)

Performance testing tools take a simple automation script and run it through hundreds or thousands of machines to simulate how an application will perform under load.

These tests are typically expensive and are run less frequently than functional automation tests. Performance testing is particularly important for cloud applications and there are two main types to consider:

  • Pure Play
  • Extension Tools

This list represents both pure play and extension tools, each of which has its pros and cons. Here’s what you need to know about the difference between the two types of tools:

Pure Play Performance Testing Tools

Pros:

  • Typically cheaper
  • Creates less friction during purchase and implementation processes
  • Offers faster development with best of breed tools
  • Supports more integration and open source use

Cons:

  • Requires separate scripts/languages to train and maintain

Extension Performance Testing Tools

Pros:

  • Allows for reuse of past automation scripts
  • Uses familiar languages
  • Offers a single vendor relationship across multiple tools

Cons:

  • Follows slower, less focused development
  • Provides a closed ecosystem that limits access to best of breed tools
  • Typically more expensive and geared toward large organizations

 

  1. Automation Anywhere Testing Anywhere

Summary: 

Uses robotic process automation to automate any type of testing and offers cross platform support for mobile, web and desktop. Automation Anywhere can convert scripts into load scripts and allows for machine learning and analytics.

Features:

  • Offers easy conversion from automation
  • Less expensive but similar to HP
  • Includes a TestLab to control testing devices

Tool Type: Extension
What you really need to know: Automation Anywhere is a lower end competitor to HP that offers some test case management capabilities as well as more robust automation capabilities.
For more information: Check out their automation RPA solution.
Reviews: Head over to G2Crowd.com or ITCentralStation.com to read a few reviews.

 

  1. BlazeMeter

Summary: 

Runs open source-based performance tests as well as scalable load testing. BlazeMeter is compatible with Apache JMeter, offers real-time reporting and mobile capture, simulates network conditions and allows developers to create and edit performance tests.

Features:

  • Scalable
  • DevOps ready
  • Uses open source and AWS
  • Offers strong support for APIs and customization

Tool Type: Pure Play
What you really need to know: BlazeMeter is a growing player in the cloud performance testing space. Although it has limited use cases and does not offer monitoring or post-production capabilities, it is popular with developers.
For more information: Checkout the BlazeMeter performance testing solution.
Pricing: Free plan available, but paid plans start at $99 per mo with 3 pricing tiers. Visit their pricing page.

  1. Borland Silk Performer

Summary: 

Offers unlimited scalability to simulate any size load as well as a variety of network technologies, including mobile. Silk Performer also provides visual diagnostics and stress testing with pattern detection. As part of Borland’s larger Silk Central platform, Silk Performer also includes a wide variety of supporting capabilities.

Features:

  • Offers cross-platform support
  • Mature
  • Well-integrated into Silk Central
  • Integrates with monitoring tools and IDEs

Tool Type: Extension
What you really need to know: Borland is a robust competitor to HP (although it does offer similarly high prices), with strong cross-platform support and cloud load capabilities.
For more information: Checkout Silk Performer load and stress performance testing.
Reviews: Head over to ITCentralStation.com to read a few reviews.

 

  1. CA Technologies Application Test

Summary: 

Automates testing and embraces the shift left. The CA Application Test tool allows for functional, regression and user journey testing in addition to performance testing. The tool is workflow-driven and works with mobile devices.

Features:

  • Offers robust mainframe support
  • Allows for reuse of LISA test cases and infrastructure
  • Creates a load on an internal network with few resources

Tool Type: Extension
What you really need to know: CA Technologies is mostly focused on competing in the mainframe space and testing desktop applications and complex infrastructure using LISA.
For more information: Checkout CA Technologies website.

 

  1. HP LoadRunner, Performance Center & StormRunner

Summary: 

HP offers a combination of three tools for performance and load testing. LoadRunner provides comprehensive load testing with interactive simulations and root cause analysis capabilities, while Performance Center creates a center of excellence for reusing best practices and resources across testing for multiple applications. Both LoadRunner and Performance Center support continuous and mobile testing. Finally, StormRunner extends testing capabilities to the SaaS world.

 

Features:

  • Robust and mature tools
  • Supports legacy and newer technologies
  • Cloud enabled
  • Offers record and playback or scripting
  • Allows for reuse of Unified Functional Testing tests

 

Tool Type: Extension
What you really need to know: With both LoadRunner and Performance Center as well as StormRunner to extend to the cloud, HP is a leader in this space.
For more information: Checkout the StormRunner LoadPerformance Center and LoadRunner sites.
Reviews: Read LoadRunner reviews here, StormRunner Load hereand Performance Center here.
Pricing: LoadRunner/StormRunner Load is priced at $.56 per virtual user per day, but they have a free edition as well. Visit their pricing here.

 

  1. IBM Rational Performance Tester

Summary: 

Offers code-free testing and real-time reporting as well as root cause analysis tools. IBM Rational Performance Tester also compares test results to SLA targets, integrates with IBM Rational Quality Manager and includes a test recorder.

Features:

  • Robust and mature tool
  • Supports legacy and newer technologies
  • Cloud enabled
  • Offers record and playback or scripting
  • Allows for reuse of Rational Functional Tester tests

Tool Type: Extension
What you really need to know: IBM Rational Performance Tester is cloud enabled and offers web and desktop support, but its mobile support is extremely weak.
For more information: Checkout the Rational performance test automation solution.
Reviews: Head over to ITCentralStation.com to read reviews.

 

  1. Neotys NeoLoad

Summary: 

NeoLoad uses an intuitive GUI for use case creation, target identification and test execution. It allows you to simulate load locally or using the Neotys Cloud Platform, supports web and mobile and monitors all servers during load testing.

Features:

  • Provides end-to-end testing
  • Offers cross-platform capabilities
  • More affordable pricing than legacy solutions
  • Cloud and on premise enabled

Tool Type: Pure Play
What you really need to know: Neotys is a small but fast-growing player with cross-platform support for web and mobile (via NeoLoad) and post-production monitoring capabilities (via NeoSense).
For more information: Visit Neotys.com to learn more.
Reviews: Visit ITCentralStation.com to read reviews.

 

  1. Parasoft Load Test

Summary: 

Provides performance, stress and concurrency testing with the ability to simulate various loads and test from different locations. Parasoft Load Test can also enforce Quality of Service metrics and run tests using tests previously created in Parasoft.

Features:

  • Supports legacy applications
  • Mature tool
  • Allows for reuse of other tests created with Parasoft
  • Offers performance monitoring capabilities

Tool Type: Extension
What you really need to know: While Parasoft Load Test does allow for reuse of test cases under load and provides performance monitoring and desktop and web support, it does not have any mobile capabilities and is not cloud enabled.
For more information: Learn more about Parasoft load testing.
Reviews: Visit the Parasoft review page on TrustRaidus.com and ITCentral Station.com

 

  1. Radview WebLOAD

Summary: 

Simulates a variety of load conditions for an unlimited number of users and distributes the load across any number of machines. Radview WebLOAD can also monitor server performance and offers cross-platform support for web, desktop and mobile (via PerfectoMobile).

Features:

  • Mature tool
  • Some cross-platform support
  • Some open source support (supports Selenium)

Tool Type: Pure Play
What you really need to know: Radview is a fledgling player in performance testing that was previously publicly listed but has since been delisted and is not performing very well currently (it has scaled down from 100 employees to about 25).
For more information: Checkout Radview performance testing
Reviews: Visit G2Crowd.com to read Radview reviews.
Pricing: Plans start at € 1,990 per license with 3 pricing tiers. Request pricing here.

 

  1. SmartBear LoadComplete

Summary: 

A desktop tool for load, stress and scalability testing that works with both HTML sites and rich internet applications. SmartBear LoadComplete can generate load from virtual machines, on premise computers or the cloud and offers record and replay capabilities, visual programming, a test cost simulator, distributed load testing, analytics and functional test reuse.

Features:

  • Mature tool
  • Offers performance monitoring capabilities
  • Allows for easy deployment of tests both on desktop and in the cloud
  • Lower priced than HP

Tool Type: Extension
What you really need to know: LoadComplete is a core SmartBear product and extension of TestComplete. It offers web support, is cloud enabled and provides monitoring capabilities, but it has no mobile capabilities.
For more information: Learn more about LoadComplete performance testing.
Pricing: Offers a free version with plans start at $230 per year and 5 pricing tiers. View pricing here.

 

  1. Soasta CloudTest

Summary: Offers continuous load testing at any scale with real-time analytics. Soasta CloudTest also has embedded user monitoring capabilities and allows users to build tests using RUM-based data and application-specific scenarios.

Features:

  • Offers cross-platform support
  • Innovative tool
  • Ties in directly with performance monitoring
  • Enterprise-ready

Tool Type: Pure Play
What you really need to know: Soasta is the largest player in the pure play space, with more than $75 million in funding to date. It provides cross-platform support with CloudTest for web and TouchTest for mobile (which also provides mobile automation) and offers post-production performance monitoring with mPulse.
For more information: Learn more about Soasta CloudTest load and performance testing.
Reviews: Read CloudTest reviews on ITCentralStation.com
Pricing: Offers a free version with plans start at $2500 per year and 2 pricing tiers. View pricing here.

 

  1. TestPlant eggPlant Performance

Summary: 

Provides cloud-based, distributed load simulations with dynamic test controls and standard scripting languages. It also provides application-level virtual users for more complete test coverage. TestPlant’s eggPlant Performance tool is part of the larger eggPlant range of testing tools.

Features:

  • Offers cross-platform support
  • Allows for reuse of functional tests as performance tests
  • Can traverse various layers of applications including UI, API and command line layers

Tool Type: Extension
What you really need to know: eggPlant Performance can support web, desktop and mobile testing as an extension of eggPlant Functional.
For more information: Learn more about TestPlant eggPlant.
Pricing: No prices listed, but view licensing and pricing information here.

The Integration/API Software Testing Tools

Integration/API testing tools send various types of payloads through APIs to make sure they accept valid inputs and reject improper ones with proper messages.

Some of these software testing tools can also provide testing for load. Integration/API testing is especially important for cloud, mobile and PaaS. Let’s look at a handful of Integration/API testing tools to consider:

  1. CA Technologies Application Test

Summary: 

Uses a declarative workflow model that focuses on building tests over scripting. CA Application Test embraces the shift left by allowing for API testing before UI development. It also offers automated mobile testing, visual tests, customized load testing and advanced analytics.

Features:

  • Allows for integration of mobile testing
  • Integrates with Selenium for improved visual editing
  • Offers robust mainframe support
  • Allows for reuse of LISA test cases and infrastructure
  • Creates a load on an internal network with few resources

What you really need to know: CA Technologies is mostly focused on competing in the mainframe space and testing desktop applications and complex infrastructure using LISA.
For more information: Checkout the CA Application Test website.

 

  1. IBM Rational Test Workbench

Summary: 

A comprehensive test automation tool with integration testing capabilities as well as mobile, regression, performance and scalability testing capabilities. In terms of integration testing, IBM Rational Test Workbench allows for service-level testing, automatic scheduling and execution of testing via an integration with the IBM Rational collaborative lifecycle management tool.

Features:

  • Allows for continuous integration testing
  • Integrates with the larger IBM Rational testing suite for expanded capabilities
  • Provides lifecycle collaboration
  • Supports automaton

What you really need to know: IBM Rational Test Workbench provides a complete set of enterprise-ready testing tools that cover testing needs throughout the development lifecycle.
For more information: Checkout the Rational Test Workbench automation solution for load and integration testing.
Pricing: Plans start at $3,730 per year with 12 pricing tiers.

 

  1. Parasoft SOAtest

Summary: 

Provides test automation for end-to-end scenarios across multiple endpoints with support for REST, web services and over 120 protocols/message types. Parasoft SOAtest creates extensible and reusable tests. In addition to API testing, it also offers SOA testing, web and performance testing, web UI testing, runtime error testing, API security testing, service virtualization, and development testing.

Features:

  • Offers capabilities beyond integration/API testing
  • Supports a wide selection of messaging/protocols

What you really need to know: Parasoft SOAtest offers automated API testing as well as several other testing capabilities. Its most unique feature is the extensive list of environments, including protocols, platforms and messaging formats, that it supports.
For more information: Checkout Parasofts SOAtest API testing solution.
Reviews: Read a few reviews of SOAtest at ITCentralStation.com

 

  1. SmartBear Ready! API

Summary: 

A complete API testing platform with support for API functional testing, API load testing, API security testing, service virtualization, API testing in code, API performance management and defining, building, and managing APIS. SmartBear Ready! API provides project management, metrics and reporting, script support, discovery, and continuous integration across all of these API testing capabilities.

Features:

  • Provides a wide variety of API testing capabilities
  • Supports continuous integration

What you really need to know: SmartBear Ready! API is a comprehensive API testing tool that covers API testing across functional, performance and post-deployment testing. It also integrates with the larger SmartBear testing environment.
For more information: Checkout SmartBears Ready! API testing tool.

 

  1. Crosscheck Networks SOAPSonar

Summary: 

Provides API service testing, API emulation and virtualization and API security gateway technologies. Crosscheck Networks uses a dynamic mutation technology to deliver functional automation, performance and security testing. It also offers API simulated behavior modeling with support for a variety of protocols and messages.

Features:

  • Provides virtualization and security testing as well as API service testing
  • Supports a variety of protocols and messages, including JSON, REST and SOAP

What you really need to know: Crosscheck Networks SOAPSonar offers a variety of API testing capabilities, although it emphasizes functional, performance and security testing for service endpoints. It runs these tests using a patented mutation technology.
For more information: Checkout CrossCheck Service Testing.
Pricing: Plans start at $799 per year with 2 pricing tiers. Request pricing here.

Open Source Integration testing tools:

There are also several open source options for integration and API testing. If you decide to go the open source route, consider these tools:

Tool Capability
Apache JMeter API Testing
SoapUI API Testing
PowerMock Object Mocking
EasyMock Object Mocking
REST Assured API Testing
WebInject API Testing
Mockito Object Mocking
Jmockit Object Mocking
mocktail Object Mocking
WireMock Object Mocking
Betamax Object Mocking
Mockserver Object Mocking

The Functional Software Testing Tools

Why use Functional Testing tools? Functional Testing tools drive automated tests by interacting with the UI layer of an application. These tools usually provide a record and playback interface, making it easier for nontechnical testers to provide automation coverage. However, these tests can be slow and brittle.

 These tools usually provide a record and playback interface, making it easier for nontechnical testers to provide automation coverage.

 

  1. Katalon Studio

Summary:

A complete web and mobile automation framework built on top of Selenium and Appium, Katalon Studio is packed with essential features that only available in commercial tools while remaining as a free solution

Features:

  • Dual scripting interface for new and advanced users
  • Out of the box integration with qTest and JIRA
  • Support Agile team with CI workflow

What you really need to know: Katalon Studio is a cross-platform tool to transform your manual testing into automation that requires minimum program background. 
For more information: Check out the Katalon Studio site
Reviews: Head over to Capterra and SoftwareTestingHelp to read reviews.
Pricing: Free

 

  1. HP Unified Functional Testing (UFT)

Summary:

Previously known as QuickTest Professional (QTP), HP UFT automates GUI functionality and back-end service testing. It also offers reusable test components, helps convert manual testing assets into automated ones, embraces the shift left to make testing part of the Agile development cycle, and allows for testing across multiple machines and devices.

Features:

  • Strong partner network
  • Increasing support for newer browsers and mobile (though HP does fall behind other market leaders)
  • Integrated offering that includes other test tools

What you really need to know: Although HP remains the market share leader in paid test automation, it has recently struggled to focus on newer platforms, ceding ground to competitors.
For more information: Check out the HP UFT site
Reviews: Checkout UTF reviews over at ITCentralStation.com
Pricing: Plans start at $600 per month with three pricing tiers. Visit their pricing page to learn more.

 

  1. IBM Rational Functional Tester

Summary:

Part of IBM’s larger Rational testing platform, the Rational Functional Tester uses data-driven testing to automate functional and regression testing. It supports a variety of applications and allows for both storyboard testing and test scripting.

Features:

  • Integrated offering that includes other test tools
  • Supports legacy platforms and frameworks
  • Offers mature and dependable tools

What you really need to know: Once a true market leader, IBM has had to focus on standing its ground against rising competition from HP and up and coming players in recent years.
For more information: Check out the IBM Rational Functional Testing site.
Reviews: Checkout a few reviews over at TrustRadius.com and ITCentralStation.com.
Pricing: Plans start at $3,400 per month with 6 pricing tiers. Visit their pricing page to learn more.

 

  1. Tricentis Tosca Testsuite

Summary: 

Provides model-based test automation focused on test case design versus problem solving. The Tosca Testsuite also offers end-to-end testing and recording capabilities.

Features:

  • Offers support for Agile
  • Includes a more complete set of tools around test data management and Orchestration
  • Delivers model-based automation support that allows for easier reuse/less maintenance

What you really need to know: With the Tosca Testsuite, Tricentis has focused on creating model-based automation and a “mini-suite” that goes beyond pure test automation to provide risk coverage and test case design as well.
For more information: Check out the Tricentis test-automation site.
Reviews: Head over to ITCentralStation.com or G2Crowd.com to read reviews.

 

  1. Worksoft Certify

Summary: 

Automates functional testing of business processes across the entire application landscape. Worksoft Certify offers capabilities around discovery, validation, measurement, compliance and scale.

Features:

  • Takes a scriptless approach
  • Compatible with package software as well as custom built code/extensions
  • Easy to use
  • Well supported

What you really need to know: Although Certify works with a wide variety of applications and custom built code/extensions, it’s focus is on supporting package software like SAP, Oracle, Salesforce, etc.
For more information: Checkout Worksoft Certify automated business process testing.
Reviews: Checkout reviews at ITCentralStation.com.

 

  1. TestPlant eggPlant Functional

Summary: 

An automated functional testing tool that uses an image-based approach, which looks at the screen of any device the same way a user would. This image-based UI testing differs from the traditional approach because it tests from the perspective of a user rather than by looking at code. eggPlant Functional works across all device types.

Features:

  • Allows for reuse of functional automation for performance testing
  • Fast development
  • Offers lab management and CI integration
  • Supports all major platforms including web, mobile, POS systems – anything behind a pane of glass

What you really need to know: eggPlant Functional’s use of an image-based approach to automation can help solve complex automation problems.  Their approach allows testers with little to no automation skills to achieve robust automation overage and for teams that have struggled to implement automation, its a way to get over the hump.
For more information: Checkout eggPlant Functionals automated mobile & desktop UI testing site.
Reviews: Head over to ITCentralStation.com to read a couple reviews.
Pricing: No prices listed, but view licensing and pricing information here.

  1. Ranorex

Summary: 

Allows for setup and execution of test automation scripts and offers GUI object recognition, reusable code modules and record/play back functionality. Ranorex also offers script-free functionality.

Features:

  • Developer-friendly
  • Delivers strong object recognition
  • Offers a straightforward and affordable pricing model

What you really need to know: Ranorex provides similar functionality to integrated suite vendors with lower cost licenses and maintenance.
For more information: Checkout the Ranorex functional test automation site.
Reviews: G2Crowd.com and ITCentralStation.com have a good amount of reviews.
Pricing: Plans start at € 1,990 per license with 2 pricing tiers. Visit their pricing page to learn more.