Interesting question today in the #30daysoftesting challenge. Not something I have really given much thought until now. For me the added value of this question comes from the answers of others who are taking this challenge.

Anyway, the challenge (or question) of the day is:

Share your favourite automation tool and why

I am going to go with the first answer that comes to mind and I will think up the reasons for it as I work through this blogpost:

Selenium Webdriver

There, I said it. Why?

  • It is open-source.
  • It is in high demand for automation jobs.
  • The purpose is clear (browser automation).
  • There is a lot of support for it in the test community.

Given some thought I am sure I can think of more reasons, but honestly, this is enough in my humble opinion. I look forward to reading the favourite automation tool of others!

Check out some of the favourite automation tools on Twitter.