What Tools Do You Use For Exploratory Testing?

At the recent Ministry of Testing Manchester meetup we asked attendees what tools they use while exploratory testing.

So, I’m asking you, what tools do you use? And here are the answers from MoT Manchester.

  • Axe DevTools
  • Wave Axe
  • Azure DevOps
  • Xray Exploratory Testing Tool
  • XMind
  • Screaming Frog (web crawler)
  • Snippy
  • Loom Screen Recorder
  • Chrome Extensions for Screenshots
  • Selector’s Hub / Test Data Generator
  • MS Word
  • Screen 2 Gif
  • Rapid Reporter
  • RestAssured
  • Scribe
  • Selenium / Selenium IDE
  • Taiga
  • TestBuddy
  • TestRail
  • Qase
  • QATouch
  • Postman
  • Pen & Paper
  • Notepad ++
  • OneNote
  • Mabl
  • Omni Bug
  • Pally
  • Miro
  • Jira
  • Ghost Inspector
  • Google DevTools
  • Goblin Tools
  • Edit My Cookie
  • Lighthouse
  • Karate
  • Fiz Debugger Browser
  • Cypress
  • Colour Contrast Checker
  • BrowserStack
  • CharlesProxy
  • Fiddler
  • Excel
  • Bug Magnet
  • Bird Eats Bug

There you, 40 people in 20 minutes. Now the whole community can share.


@friendlytester testRigor has an explicit option for exploratory testing. Disclaimer: I’m associated with testRigor

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Thank you for the list this is what I am looking for as I was working on my test plan and included exploratory testing as part of my testing.

Nobody mentioned BurpSuite? What are people missing out on! :smiley:
Thanks for sharing the list, some new things I can look into! <3

Side topic - please, how can i find out about the next meetup?

You can join MoT Manchester on Meetup.com Ministry of Testing Manchester | Meetup

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We use Tricentis Tosca to record exploratory testing.
It’s expensive and it isn’t it’s main purpose (Test Automation), but it is handy as it automatically records screenshots and generates a report at the end.
The report outlines what actions were performed, and overlays icons on the screenshots to show what was clicked etc.
It also automatically includes System Information such as OS, browser and hardware including details such as available memory, screen resolution etc.