Success in any test automation depends on identifying the right tool for automation. Selecting the “correct” Testing Tool for your project is one of the best ways to achieve the project target.
Step 1) Identify the requirement for tools
How can you select a testing tool if you do not know what you are looking for?
Step 2) Evaluate the tools and vendors
Analyze the commercial and open source tools that are available in the market, based on the project requirement.Evaluate the quality of the tool by taking the trial usage & launching a pilot.
Step 3) Estimate cost and benefit
A cost-benefit analysis should be performed before acquiring or building a tool.
Step 4) Make the final decision
Have a strong awareness of the tool. It means you must understand which is the strong points and the weak points of the tool. Balance cost and benefit.
Your decision may adversely impact the project, the testing process, and the business goals; you should spend a good time to think hard about it.