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The best browser testing tools for developers

Photo of Naman Singhal Naman Singhal

Last updated: 2021-10-20

Naman has a background in computer science and has published research with IEEE on predicting software bugs using machine learning models.

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The best browser testing tools provide a variety of target devices and browsers, can be integrated with existing continuous integration pipelines, provide advanced debugging capabilities to pinpoint the root cause of failure, and allow sharing the reports with stakeholders via different channels.

We tested 11 browser testing tools using our independent selection criteria and the requirements described below. The best browser testing tools for developers in 2021 are:

  1. BrowserStack
  2. LambdaTest
  3. SmartBear CrossBrowserTesting
  4. Sauce Labs
  5. Ghost Inspector
  6. Selenium

In this article, we explain why. We assessed the key features all browser testing tools should have from the perspective of an experienced developer or quality assurance engineer. This means assessing automation, debugging, reusability and scalability of tests. We also keep a close eye on accessibility and the localization testing capabilities.