Comparison between SilkTest, Rational Team Test and WinRunner
I need a comparison of the features of SilkTest, RAtional Team Test and WinRunner. We have evaluated Rational Team Test and are fairly familiar with the features of this tool. But I need to know how this tool compares with SilkTest and WinRunner, especially for System Testing.
Secondly, we have a web-based application in which most of the logic is coded in the backend. Would any of the above mentioned tools work in this case ?
Appreciate your help on this...
Re: Comparison between SilkTest, Rational Team Test and WinRunner
You need to look around in this forum to find the answer as this has been answered several times before. The first thing that people will ask is that they require more details about the environment you are testing under.
Next it will be what do u want to achieve e.g. do you want to evaluate just the front end or back end databases as well?, etc.
Next they will say arrange a demo by three vendors or more from the following (not in any order):
www.segue.com (silktest, etc) www.compuware.com (QARun, etc) www.mercury.com (winrunner, etc) www.rational.com (SQA TeamTest, etc) www.rswsoftware.com (e-tester, etc)
and there are others check out the links on this site.
You can then evaluate the tools on your own product.
I have used all the above (e-tester only as trial). They are all good.
SQA is good because of it's ease of use and it has most things (bugtracker, test management, datapool and functional tests) all in one package.
Silk I found had the highest learning curve (for me) but I found it the most powerful (the amount of functions) and I liked the OO approach.
WinRunner was also fairly good too I found it's Test Director (seperate product) the best test management tool I used for ease of use.
QA Run and QA Director are also very good. Compuware has the largest professional services team out the lot so they can help with almost any project. They also have an array of tools for databases (FileAid), Mainframe and software development.
RSW software was a wizz for record playback (u can modify the scripts) but I did not get fully to grips with it as I only had 7 days to evaluate.
So to finish invite at least three (Segue, Mercury and Rational) to demo the products and ask to be left a trial copy for at least 1 month (I would include compuware too!). Then try, and see what you think. Then write back on this forum and tell us what u thought. RSW software is free for download but only seven days so may be limited.
Remember don't be fooled by the sales talk that u will be able to just record and playback
See I said before anyone else did lol :-)