Choosing the right functional testing tool is important for any testing team as it impacts the overall software testing process. If your selection goes wrong it could be a massive impact on the testing process. When you try to search “functional testing tools”, there will be a long list of tools and might get confused about choosing the best one. Some of them might have great capabilities but they also have limitations that could impact daily flow. So here we came with the considerations that will help you to choose the best functional tool. Before that, let’s see what functional testing is.

What Is Functional Testing?

It is a type of software testing that validates the software system against functional requirements/specifications. It’s tests are conducted on each feature of the software to determine its behavior by using input combinations simulating normal operating conditions and deliberate errors and anomalies. Functional testing is a type of black-box testing where it checks user interface, APIs, database, security, client/server communication and other functionality of app.

Know the difference between Unit Testing and Functional Testing at- Unit Testing Vs Functional Testing – Know The Comparison

Considerations To Choose Best Functional Testing Tool-

### 1. Platform Support And Tagging-
If the test tool is unable to run on all the platforms that the team needs support for(mobile web, iOS native, web, Android native, API, unit and so on) then the team has to cover that risk in a different way. Many platforms have similar use cases: search, login, display product page, tag, checkout and so on. One basic practice for end to end tools is to create a “page object,” with the basic features expressed as functions. Automated checks call those functions. At the runtime page objects are created to make it possible to reuse a path-to-purchase check on each device. Simply, you can rerun the same test against different page objects. Some kind of features exist only on the full-sized web version of product.

Tagging is a way to track which tests run in which browsers. With the help of tagging, it is possible to instruct the tool to “run all tests for the edge browser full size”, or for this, just front-end tests, only back-end tests, only tests that hit a certain API, only profile tests and so on. If tool has various levels of platform support and teams support various platforms, then tool will have to keep track and run the subset that is supported. While speed up the delivery process Tagging tests by feature and return all tests for feature quickly, at the desktop right before a check-in can be a powerful way to reduce risk.

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