Hi, I'm new to the forum so I should introduce myself. I'm a university undergraduate in Computing currently working as a Summer Intern on a large software development project.
I'm writing a report investigated the feasibility of automating current manual regression testing procedures and am looking to select 3 tools for trial. I first need to compare the available Windows based tools suitable to Functional regression testing for a web-based (designed for IE) application with a backbone in Java & an Oracle database - I only require GUI level testing.
There appears to be a large number of tools available, and I have created a list of possible tools, currently highlighting the larger companies offerings for trial:
HP Mercury QTP
Could anyone suggest a tool which they would test above my current 3?
Can anyone suggest a freeware or Open Source automated testing tool? The 3 I current intent to test are probably the most expensive on the market, and it would be nice to compare them with a free application, but I can't find anything suitable.
In our company, we are using a tool called QEngine which is far cheaper than the ones mentioned by you... It is easy to use and it would meet your requirements. For more info on this tool, pls refer to this link. http://www.adventnet.com/products/qengine/index.html
And regarding the open source tools... well... if your learning curve is good then there are so many tools available in open source for all kinds of testing.
For a better picture please refer to this site. www.opensourcetesting.org
All the best...
I am using for a year now Rational Functional Tester - good software but pricy.
Now I am remaking RFT script with the Selenium IDE and Selenium RC and the results are good, I think I would countinue to do Selenium scripts rather than RFT scripts. Ou and Selenium is a freeware [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] what makes it sexy.
We offer freeware web testing add-ons for IE and Firefox (see the link in my signature). These tools lack the complicated test management features you find in QTP, but if you are a small test team you probably do not need them anyway. On the other hand, iMacros can automate a wider range of websites than Mercury QTP or TestPartner!