7 Useful Chrome Extensions Are Crucial For Software Testers

Software testing and quality assurances are nearly, but not completely, the same fields of work. Both of the practices have their individual advantages and benefits in the software development lifecycle, though.

With the rise in technologies and trends of literally living in the cloud, security of applications can only be ensured with the right blend of software testing and QA. While there are many prospects for the professionals interested in the software testing area, we are listing here some of the most helpful browser extensions that software testers use. These extensions and plug-ins increase your efficiency of testing and help you conduct tests more accurately.

Manual QA testings

  1. Link Checker: This tool checks all your links on a web page and identifies the broken one and reports them back to you. It highlights the links that are valid and those that are broken. It is an extension developed mainly for web designers, testers, and content developers. For the links that are broken, the complete HTTP error codes along with the error messages are displayed on the console log.

  2. JIRA Assistant:  In a separate tab on the Jira Assistant dashboard, the extension imports all of your most favourite filters. It shows the count of issues for separate filters and helps log the work for any issue. The extension allows you to create, assign, and resolve JIRA issues with ease. 

  3. Screen Ruler: With this extension, you can measure an object's dimensions by placing a ruler over it. The height, width, and the padding on the either sides of an object can be easily measured for testing of the UI interface developed by a developer. A pixel-perfect web application can be built if a web UI tester gets to test the UI for the defects that are not easily visible otherwise. The ruler can be placed on any page, can be resized by dragging, or can be altered for precision from a toolbar that comes along with the extension.

  4. WhatFont: At times, testers also have the job of verifying the aesthetics of a web UI, and to know which font family and font size are used on each web page of a website project. The extension allows its users to inspect the fonts on a web page by simply hovering over the text displayed. Moreover, the extension also detects the services that were used to serve the web fonts and supports Typekit and Google Font API.

  5. PerfectPixel: If you are a perfectionist tester and want the application under your hands to be pixel-perfect according to the designing specifications, this extension is for you. It allows you to place a semi-transparent overlay on your web page and perform comparison matched to the level of each pixel. This extension is Ad supported, though ads are only injected into the extension panel. But if it is a distraction to you, you can go ahead and disable them.

  6. Javascript error notifier: When the notification icon is clicked, this extension shows the error message and the source of the error. Error sources in the popup are clickable and the extension shows details of the errors in the notification popup. The extension does not override the user-defined error handler and copies the error details to clipboard.

  7. Wave evaluation tool: This is a web accessibility evaluation tool that provides useful advice and insight on the same. Human evaluation is facilitated by this tool and it educates the user about accessibility issues in their web software. It provides visual feedback as opposed to detailed reports. It marks the web page with icons and indicators to tell you of the areas that are inaccessible.
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These super-useful chrome extensions can accelerate your Manual QA Testing Services Process by many folds. Make sure to look them up for more details. Software testing is so much easier with these quick tools by our side!