Top 8 Popular Cloud-based Software Testing Tools

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Testing in the cloud brings with it the benefits of easy availability, high scalability, and low cost. It allows for web and mobile testing in different environments and multiple machines without building your infrastructure.

Cloud-based automation testing tools enable teams to execute test scripts and workflows in a distributed environment, providing the flexibility to run tests on demand and manage testing resources more effectively.

Cloud computing testing tools are essential for ensuring the reliability and scalability of applications hosted in the cloud, allowing developers to validate performance, security, and functionality in diverse cloud environments.

Needless to say, the rising popularity of cloud testing has given rise to a slew of cloud-based testing tools in the market.

List of Cloud Testing Tools

Here are some of the hugely popular cloud-based software testing tools. Please let us know through your comments if you want a new tool added to this list.

1. BrowserStack

BrowserStack Real Device Cloud is a leading software testing platform with flagship device-browser-OS combinations. You can use more than native device features like GPS, network simulation, and localization to replicate real user conditions.

The comprehensiveness and ease of cloud testing on BrowserStack eliminates the need for upfront capital expenses and recurring costs in setting up and maintaining device infrastructure.


2.  SOASTA CloudTest

It enables four types of test automation on a single web platform – Mobile Functional and performance testing and Web-based Functional and performance testing. It can simulate millions of geographically dispersed concurrent users visiting a website to test the application under huge loads. With real-time analytics and seamless integration between test design, monitoring, and reporting, CloudTest enables convenient and efficient testing.

CloudTest Lite is a free version that comes with limited features.



3. LoadStorm

It is a load-testing tool for web and mobile applications. It is easy to use and cost-effective. It is ideal to check performance under excessive traffic or usage. It is highly scalable and can simulate as many virtual users as required to find the breaking point of a website or app. Various load testing scenarios are available, which are also customizable.


4. BlazeMeter

It is used for end-to-end performance and load testing of mobile apps, websites, and APIs. It is JMeter compatible and can simulate up to 1 million users. It facilitates realistic load tests and performance monitoring combined with real-time reporting.


5. Nessus:

It is a widely used vulnerability scanner that can detect vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and missing patches in various devices, firewalls, virtualized systems, cloud infrastructure, etc. You can use it to detect threats like viruses, malware, backdoors, and web services linking to malicious content. It can also be used for sectors like healthcare and banking to perform compliance auditing. It generates scan reports and remediation recommendations in flexible formats, including sending targeted emails.


6. App Thwack

It is a cloud-based simulator for testing Android, iOS, and web apps on actual devices. It is compatible with popular automation platforms like Robotium, Calabash, UI Automation, and several others. If you wish to test through clients other than the official site, a REST API allows that. Other key features include multi-platform support, customizable testing, and detailed test reports.


7. Jenkins Dev@Cloud

It facilitates development, continuous deployment, and integration on the cloud. It allows development in many languages and deployment to any number of services. It provides a wide array of mobile tools for development and allows connecting securely to existing systems via the cloud. It benefits third-party systems like Google App Engine, Cloud Foundry, and AWS Elastic Beanstalk.


8. Xamarin test cloud

It is a UI acceptance testing tool for mobile apps. It allows writing tests in C# using the NUnit testing library through the UITest framework or in Ruby through the Calabash framework. The tool runs the test on over a thousand physical devices and displays full-resolution screenshots of each step, including relevant data like CPU and memory usage and test time. It can be integrated into automated builds for continuous integration.



Cloud-based software testing tools offer the advantage of scalability and collaboration, allowing teams to conduct tests on diverse platforms and configurations effortlessly. These tools also simplify test management and reporting, streamlining the entire testing process for greater efficiency and accuracy

View on Demand Cigniti’s webinar on security testing tools and get in touch with us to get an expert’s insight into security testing and the various tools available in the market that aid security testing.

If you need assistance in selecting and deploying the right tool for your testing requirements, our experts would be more than happy to help you. Contact us.


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Comments (5)

  • Paul Baratto

    Thanks for this article. It would have been interesting to organize this tool selection by family: mobile testing, functional testing, load testing, etc.
    Regarding load testing, there are many solutions in the market able to generate load from the cloud.
    I think it is critical to be able to generate load from the cloud and from the local network. Generating load implies more complexity to analyze results and identify potential bottlenecks.
    Another important aspect is wan emulation. We all agree that network constraints impact users and applications. That’s why testing without including network emulation won’t give realistic results.
    I would add NeoLoad to your list as this product has all the features to run realistic load tests on web and mobile applications.
    Here is some info:
    Paul Barrato

    March 13, 2015 at 1:42 PM
  • gravitysystems

    This article is amazing. I have found this
    to be very informative. I’m looking forward to read more of your work.

    September 8, 2015 at 7:52 AM
  • ishita

    Thanks for sharing the huge list of testing tools. Can you inform me which one is best for beginners..

    November 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM
  • Chris Kevin

    No coding is required, run tests from within the browser allowing users from multiple world locations within seconds.

    February 12, 2016 at 9:08 PM
  • Ron Wilson

    Great list of cloud based tools, thanks for sharing this valuable information.

    July 1, 2017 at 5:35 AM

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