New Testing Tools – 26th June 2012

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New Testing Tools – 26th June 2012

5 more new testing tools for our directory this week. This time we are covering web usability, performance testing, issue tracking and a way of testing your entire site before you launch.

Here are the new testing tools in more detail.

Boto – Streamlined Issue Tracking

Boto - Issue Tracking Application

Boto is streamlined to make tracking issues as simple as possible.

An issue tracking application, Boto is designed to be as user friendly as possible in order to raise and track issues quickly and easily.

There is a free plan available that allows up to 2 projects. Paid plans start at $10 per month for 5 projects. A 30 day trial is standard on all paid plans plus all plans include unlimited users.


Sitebeam - Comprehensive Testing Tool

Sitebeam carries out over 40 tests to find and fix errors in your website.

A comprehensive testing tool, Sitebeam carries out over 40 tests to help you test your website prior to launch or audit a website once live.

Sitebeam also scores your website, combining results from tests to produce 5 summary scores for each key area including accessibility, content, marketing, technology and overall. This gives you an at-a-glance indication of how strong your website is in those areas.

There is a free trial available, allowing you to test up to 10 websites. The paid plans start at £40 per month.


Altica - Web Application Performance Testing

Altica use the latest load testing tools to identify web application performance problems.

Not actually a testing tool, Altica are a testing consultancy specialising in web application performance testing.

Altica use a range of the latest testing tools to carry out their services including load and performance testing, automation testing and managed testing services.

SOASTA CloudTest

SOASTA CloudTest

Functional and performance testing designed for modern web and mobile applications.

SOASTA CloudTest is a functional and performance testing tool designed for modern web and mobile applications testing. Create your tests in a visual test creation environment that allows you to set up complex tests quickly.

There is a lite version of CloudTest, which is available for free and this allows you to load test Web and mobile applications up to 100 simultaneous users. You can also automate mobile functional tests using your real iOS or Android device.

GhostRec – Web Usability Testing

GhostRec - web usability testing

GhostRec tests your website’s usability by recording real visitors as they surf your website.

GhostRec allows you to test your website’s usability by recording real visitors as they browse around your site. This gives you valuable insight on areas that frustrate or annoy your users.

There is a free plan that comes with 100 pageview recordings per month. Paid plans start at $25, which comes with 500 pageview recordings.

Those are all the new testing tools added to our directory this week. If you know of any other new testing tools or have any opinion on those described here then please let us know in the comments.

Tom Batey
Tom Batey, founder of Testing Web Sites & WebDepend, is a hands on website tester focusing on quality across web, mobile and email.