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What is Functional Testing Tools?

Functional Testing refers to the software testing procedures used in software development. Functional Testing Tools analyze what an application does, versus unit testing which analyzes both what an application segment does and how it functions.

Functional Testing offers a proven technical process for IT Central Station users to check and monitor software, ensuring that the functionality is as anticipated when feeding input and examining the output. Dedicated software testers, as well as DevOps teams, test all software to ensure that it conforms to specified requirements.

IT Central Station users look for an independent benchmark during each stage, stating what has and has not been achieved in the testing process. Best practices in Functional Testing start as soon as a function is online, and continues through the application’s completion and first client contact. IT and DevOps managers will run simultaneous applications on their system, with variable user load fluctuations. Specialists would then anticipate that applications be stable and crash resistant in the face of these conditions.

A user application interface is usually supplied with pre-tested components, so testers do not anticipate many surprises once the software is correctly integrated. However, IT Central Station members are consistently required to write custom applications for increasingly complex systems, making the central functions tested by a functional test more system-related rather than user-related.

Functional Testing users expect it to be self-explanatory and easy to use. Support for running across browsers/devices and robustness are essential. The value of Functional Testing is apparent when tools recognize controls and objects from the “Applications Under Test” and how well they do in handling custom objects or objects not recognized, so resulting data should be easy to understand.

IT Central Station professionals focus on how easy the testing process is to set up, execute and manage, as testing should not require much customer support at all. Functional Testing should offer easy GUI and add to maximum IT department productivity, saving time and improving systems.


Best Functional Testing Automation Tools

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Micro Focus
Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 14 2018

What do you think of UFT (QTP)?

In my ten years of hands-on combined experience using QTP (QuickTest Professional), for at least 8 years, and UFT (Unified Functional Testing), for at least 2 years, I have observed that there has been a lot of confusion among the testing community on what the difference is between the two tools. Therefore, I thought it would be beneficial to clarify what distinguishes UFT from QTP because it is important for the reader to know. QTP is a functional and regression automation tool originally developed and marketed by Mercury Interactive which HP acquired in 2006. In 2012, HP released UFT (Unified Functional Testing) version 11.5, which combined QuickTest Professional and HP Service Test into a single software package along with newly designed IDE (Integrated Development...
Real User
Worksoft Certify Test Automation Architect, Developer, Trainer at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Parameter-driven action steps (no programming): Able to interact with all application objects, as well as execute all logical, mathematical and text manipulations, with clearly defined parameter-driven action steps. These features, and the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Of course, one of the benefits is, we are able to complete and maintain more automation. The biggest benefit for me has been that, because the automation is basically 'event-driven-executable-documentation', it has been easy to enhance my... more»

What needs improvement?

Certify has been in perpetual improvement mode since it's inception. Although I don't think it would be easy, being able to edit and change an action and logic flow in mid-test execution would be nice. Of course, with event-driven execution,... more»
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Real User
QA Developer II at a university with 5,001-10,000 employees
May 14 2018

What is most valuable?

Ability to develop test scripts with the lowest-bar of entry of any automation tool. It’s very simple to develop. However, great care must be taken to use the tool as intended, otherwise efficiencies cannot be realized. Like all automation... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We automate a lot of functional tests for SAP. They are included in larger integration tests for large SAP transaction, workflows and end-to-end processes. Successful implementation and execution of those tests in Certify is much faster than... more»

What needs improvement?

Certify can better identify web test objects than the can now. This is a necessary barrier for the technical execution of a test script, aside from it's needs to verify for the business. Is it automatable? If Worksoft Certify is easy and done... more»
Micro Focus
Real User
Sr. Test Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 15 2018

What do you think of UFT (QTP)?

UFT 14.02 resolves issues, reduces "click-itis", shows Micro Focus gets it! The new parent company of UFT, Micro Focus, is showing their user base that they get it. They really get it! Changes in this point release alone remind me of the days when QTP was under Mercury Interactive's vision. Here is a quick dive into many product changes, well beyond what is mentioned in the What’s New section of UFT’s User Guide.   Easier download At times it felt like HP had a hard time getting out of it's own way to get new users to download and try UFT with a 60 day trial license.  Micro Focus has begun to streamline that process. Here is the link to get exactly what you want. No muss, no fuss. https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/download/uft   ...
Micro Focus
Real User
Sr. Test Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 15 2017

What is most valuable?

VBScript is easier to learn than Java. There are many new and old features in UFT 14.01 which are valuable. In UFT 14.01, new support has been added for AngularJS 2.0 and 4.0. While most of the AngularJS objects were recognized out-of-the-box... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our current project features more than a 1000 manual test cases, which took several days and resources to execute. Now, the suite executes in six hours and less than two when run on multiple machines. With Jenkins connected, or the new... more»

What needs improvement?

It is important to note here that another Micro Focus product, ALM (aka Quality Center and Test Director), has long suffered from “click-itis” since its release. Nearly every dropdown is collapsed by default. Two option choices are... more»
Consultant
Continuous Delivery Lead at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 23 2016

What do you think of Tricentis Tosca?

Overall, it is quite a different experience in using it. It does not contain any code, and builds from the requirements as a model of what the actual application will contain. The catch being that initially you do not need to define your test cases from the application end and things might not even be in sequence of what the actual final application would look like. I have an analogy for this – a human body is composed of head, body, hands and legs. Each one has its own “attributes”, which in turn have “instances”. This is what is called the ‘Model-based approach’. Each hand will have attributes such as fingers, nails, elbow, fore-hand, wrist, etc. Then, all these attributes will have instances – long fingers, short fingers, thick fingers, etc. Now to build a body, you need to...
Real User
Managing Director at MatryxSoft Tech
Feb 07 2017

What is most valuable?

Zeenyx AscentialTest has unique features that are unlike other automation tools. Being a QA professional, here is what I like about the product. Let me begin with its most valuable unique features. The Snapshot series feature enables testers... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We are a service-based company in India working for the retail industry in the US. Before we moved to AscentialTest from Silk Test, a regression suite of a massive 2300 test cases - having different modules of an application consisting of 20... more»

What needs improvement?

An option for the test set and plan results to be mailed out would help the reports to be circulated to the concerned people in the testing line.
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a transportation company with 10,001+ employees
May 05 2017

What is most valuable?

SOAtest is, at its base, a collection of tools that can be combined to generate test scenarios. Input data can be gathered from any possible source from web GUIs, databases, Excel, and files and is used in SOAP/REST tools and web browser... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our tests are run nightly on every environment using Jenkins CI. We moved from the Waterfall/V-model to Agile a couple of years back. With SOAtest, we are able to test features in every sprint, quickly and efficiently. We use SOAtest to test... more»

What needs improvement?

Sadly, almost everything needs improving. Don’t get me wrong, the tool is very powerful and immensely useful for day-to-day usage. But certain things are missing or are set up in a way that makes it unnecessarily complicated. Here are some... more»
Micro Focus
Real User
Test Automation Engineer at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 04 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is that we have a test automation solution that is really developer friendly. So, you have Java as a programming language. You have Eclipse or the Intel HAS IDE and you can really use the development tools. That's... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For example, we had just recently had the new release of our web page, and there we had a lot of test cases for small tools like a calculator for tax savings when you invest in different products, or whatever. There were a lot of little... more»

What needs improvement?

There are still some stability issues. Also, the integration with ALM is not perfect. There issues with parameter parsing. We don't have ALM Octane now and I've never used it, so I don't know whether it would beneficial. But I think we're too... more»
User
IT Manager at a healthcare company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 31 2017

What is most valuable?

Well, obviously it's the test automation piece of it. Creating our scripts and being able to execute our SAP scripts in order for us to be able to do comprehensive regression testing of our SAP system.

How has it helped my organization?

Well, it's definitely reduced the number of defects that we have. Before, when we were manually testing everything, it was unclear to us where changes that we were making, where the impacts were in our system. I mean, we've got very smart... more»

What needs improvement?

There is an impact assessment piece to Worksoft. I think that's one of the pieces that we still struggle to use. What the tool does is, you can analyze a transport to know where your impacts are. I think that's one of the challenges that we... more»
Micro Focus
Consultant
Director Testing & Quality Assurance at Automation Development Services
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

I work a lot with guys who work with meta-mathematics, like applied maths and quantum mathematics. So for us, the most important feature is the ability to handle complex algorithms, such as fuzzy logic techniques which is the first step... more»

How has it helped my organization?

By strengthening our understanding of our problems, HP’s solution allows us to be able to define problems. From an executive level to the lowest level, every company needs to be able to understand the infrastructure of every single aspect of... more»

What needs improvement?

In future releases, I'd like to see disruptors such as IOT and test drones. For some of the new stuff that’s coming through, we need to have a clear, well-defined road map of when we’re going to receive new capabilities and new features. This... more»
Micro Focus
Real User
Software Test Leader with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me is that it works on multiple platforms and technologies. I need that because we have an application based on Oracle Forms and Oracle DB, and I'm not aware of any other tool that would provide the same level of... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since I started, we invested in UFT and automation and we have significantly reduced our release cycle time. That has freed up the people who were doing manual regression testing to do more valuable work. The net result is that our cycle time... more»

What needs improvement?

One thing that confused me, and now just mildly irritates me, is that we migrated from QuickTest Pro to HP UFT, Unified Functional Test. After we did the migration, it turned out that we didn't really have Unified Functional Test at all. We... more»
Sauce Labs
Real User
Lead Test Automation Engineer at RevContent
Jul 17 2016

What is most valuable?

There are a few features that makes this service a top-tier solution. First there is the automatic video recording of the test runs that records the actions taken. For any debugging that you have to do this makes this service invaluable.... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The ability to share the tests that failed with the developers improved the overall efficiency of the team since there was no ambiguity on why a test failed. In addition we used some of the recorded test runs with the business to clarify the... more»

What needs improvement?

My company wanted test coverage for some devices that were not available on Sauce Labs so I still had to manage a small "test lab" with those devices. Some of the devices were Windows Phone 8 and Blackberry 7 and 10. On our site the only... more»
Micro Focus
Real User
Software Quality Assurance Supervisor at a Consumer Goods with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 24 2016

What is most valuable?

Integration with other IDs. It being in the IDs that the developers are using is big. Another big thing is my staff is mostly automators and they are very technical folks. Most of them have development backgrounds, so they are much more... more»

How has it helped my organization?

With my staff, it's retention. Keeping them happy, things like that. That's important. Happy folks are more productive, but also as we spin up agile delivery teams having that integration where the developers are more or less the kings, we... more»

What needs improvement?

Number one thing is we are an Oracle shop, so we do Oracle ERP testing, and that add-in from UFT, that technology is not in LeanFT right now. So all of those automations continue to be run in and maintained in UFT. In order to transition... more»
Sauce Labs
Real User
Lead Software Test Automation Engineer at a tech vendor
Feb 26 2018

What is most valuable?

Of all the services explored, Sauce Labs offers the single best solution for integrating deep automated browser testing in a CI/CD pipeline, and integrates best with Jenkins. The Jenkins UI plugin offers a way to easily configure browser... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Prior to moving to a continuous delivery model, we were on a classic two week regression testing cycle, mostly conducted via manual testing and manually-executed automated tests scripts in a large integrated testing environment. Upon shifting... more»

What needs improvement?

The Jenkins Sauce OnDemand plugin could have more options available to tap into more of the custom capabilities Sauce Labs actually supports. Currently, in order to tap into these capabilities, a programmatic solution is required from the... more»
Micro Focus
Consultant
Technologies Consultant at a tech company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 13 2016

What is most valuable?

Basically, before LeanFT was introduced by HPE, I was looking at a solution similar to Selenium to integrate some scenarios that UFT was doing well for us; we had to look for other solutions with LeanFT-like leverage. The most important thing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Initially, although they developed some in-house tools, we were looking for a third party to lower the speed provided. With LeanFT, we are trying to create a kind of hybrid infrastructure where we can use our existing scripting and in the... more»

What needs improvement?

I think the one thing we're basically asking for should be JavaScript support, but I think they will start adding JavaScript support in the future. We haven't moved into that; we’re still into LeanFT. We're still finding out what's in there.... more»
Micro Focus
Real User
Technical and Functional Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The solution is in the top list for automatic functional testing. It enables you to test a lot of infrastructure, a lot of applications: web, not web, with the different protocols, and so on. HP UFT can do GUI testing (Graphical User... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it to automate our integration testing. This lowers our total cost because tests are done automatically rather than manually by people. This saves time. With automatic tests, we can run different types of tests simultaneously. This is... more»

What needs improvement?

There a lot of things that can be improved: * Support for other environments and other infrastructures. * I hoped that it would also be useful for the internet of things and big data. At this moment, it is not useful at all for big data. I... more»
Real User
IT Supervisor at a university with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 06 2017

What is most valuable?

Most visual components can be defined by simple drag and drop operations. Reusing the defined objects is intuitive. For more complicated components, Identifying windows and window components is flexible and powerful. Complicated test steps... more»

How has it helped my organization?

I have undergraduate Computer Science students entering all of our tests and they have found it easy to master with minimal assistance from me. The savings from using entry-level programmers instead of experienced staff to code tests has more... more»

What needs improvement?

Classes are not as object-oriented as I would like, but I am a programmer and not QA so I expect a lot. The interface has a lot of features and took a while for me to master, although I have to say transferring that to my part-time... more»
Real User
Senior QA & Test Manager, Head of Test Automation at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 25 2017

What is most valuable?

It has great record and playback functionality and excellent cross browser testing functionality. Automated Manual test recording feature and executing hybrid (manual & automated test) functionality is very nice. * Web Application Testing... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We moved to agile recently and in order to support agile delivery of our product we needed to release a new version of our software every month and Rapise helped us a lot doing so. Tests are automated in no time and now they run every day.... more»

What needs improvement?

* Only support Java Script – Should have at least an option to use two languages (TestComplete gives 5 and Ranorex gives two) * Mobile testing is still basic and requires Appium installed * Built in compare files functionality * Keyword test... more»
Real User
Director Test/Quality Assurance at a media company with 10,001+ employees
May 04 2017

What is most valuable?

We do a lot of web services testing and REST services testing. That is the focus of this product. It has also enabled easy automation and concentration. Working with the Parasoft team was very easy for us. They helped us get some of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enabled an easy integration of our adjacent platform that was for full automation. We did reach over 97% automation with the use of this tool. It was extremely lightweight. The only unfortunate part is that as the organization no longer... more»

What needs improvement?

The feedback that we received from the DevOps of our organization was that the tool was a little heavy from the transformation perspective. However, Parasoft seems to be working on a solution to make the tool slightly lighter. That is one of... more»
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QA Automation Engineer
Specialties: Writing automated test scripts using HP UFT and QuickTest Professional integrated with Quality Center. Over 15,000 (fifteen-thousand) hours of actual hands-on experience developing, modifying, and executing QuickTest Professional and UFT scripts. Operating Systems: Windows 10/7/XP,... more>>
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Continuous Delivery Lead
Information technology consultant with versatile experience in software development and testing, as a lead for automation, performance & security engineering projects. Have been involved in software testing with emphasis on white box testing, API, security and performance test automation.... more>>
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OATS Engineer-Onsite Consultant
Hi guy's I'm a Software Test Automation/Performance Engineer by profession-Specialized in Automation, Performance Testing and Quality Assurance of Oracle application's(OATS) & also a lifelong learner who want's to learn & experience new thing's, make friend's and help people in whatever... more>>
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Director Testing & Quality Assurance
Senior strategic knowledge leadership / management specialising in emerging technologies, innovation & automation (MVP/CPS/ISEB) with over 15 years of international commercial experience with global organisations; including Lehman Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Thomson Reuters, New Zealand... more>>
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Summary • 7+ years of experience in software testing including development of test plan, test estimation, creation & execution of test cases, test automation, bug tracking & QA reporting. • Worked on Cisco routers on L2/L3 & VoIP technologies for 4.5 years for the client Cisco... more>>
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11 Years of diversified experience as a DevOps Solution/Automation Architect. Expertise in Devops solution using devops tools and QA tools. Expertise in Change & Release Management, DevOps Implementation with AWS Cloud. Expertise in Software development using Microsoft C#.Net. Expertise in... more>>
590
Associate Project Manager
Iam a SCRUM MASTER / TRICENTIS TOSCA CERTIFIED implementation partner with over 14 years of experience in: Software Testing, Quality Assurance, Project Management, Delivery Management, Team Management, DevOps, Test Automation, TOSCA Automation tool, Agile... more>>
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Sr. Software Quality Consultant
• Since September 2007, have around 8 years of extensive hands on experience of designing, developing and Quality Assurance and Testing of diverse software tools. • An experienced team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills who has the ability to work independently under... more>>
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Senior Consultant
Maintenance, design, implementation, QA testing and customer facing of information systems.
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Project Engineer
To pursue a challenging career and be part of a progressive organization that gives scope to enhance my knowledge, skills and to reach the pinnacle in the computing and research field with sheer determination, dedication and hard work.
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Test Automation Consultant
Eager to build my knowledge base and learn, I hope to progress and qualify as a cyber security expert eventually and as a Penetration tester in the short term. Well-travelled and culturally aware, I am interested in visiting as many countries as I can whilst I can. My ambition is not, however,... more>>
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Software Quality Analyst I
I am an ISTQB Certified Software Test Engineer. I had a privileged to work in Pakistan top software company NetSol technologies, the only CMMI level 5 company in Pakistan. I have strong grip on QA processes of CMMI and testing methodologies. I got lucky as well to work on the biggest project of... more>>
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Expertise in test automation using UFT and Zaptest.
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Application Development Senior Analyst
• 5+ Years of experience in the IT Industry with strong emphasis on Quality Assurance, Testing and Troubleshooting in a variety of challenging environments and multiple domains. • Developed data driven automation testing framework for desktop application. • Expertise in designing automated Test... more>>
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Principal Consultant
Independent Consultant and an Industry Analyst with over 20 years of IT experience, I am helping organizations with their strategies in web and content technology space including eCommerce, Enterprise Portals, Web Content Management, Collaboration and Social Software. I help customers with... more>>
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Senior Test Automation Lead
Nine plus years of experience in Software QA Testing and QA Management for Banking, Finance, Retail, Telecom, Airline & Logistics Domains. • Responsible for whole set of QA Spectrum involving Manual, Automation and Performance testing - Planning, Estimation, Test Strategy, Defect... more>>
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Software QA Engineer with 9+ years of experience In Automation & Manual testing, which includes hands-on knowledge in automating Web, Mobile(Native, Hybrid, Mobile-Web), Embedded Appliance-CLI Validation & Client-Server Desktop Applications. Expertise: Extensive hands on experience... more>>
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Martijn is a fast learner, rational, energetic, a good team-player, responsible, has excellent communication and organizational skills, is able to work under pressure, to prioritize and meet hard deadlines. He has worked on some very high-profile prestigious projects. Martijn ensures that the... more>>
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7 years of experience in Web application testing and skilled in SpecFlow+Selenium+C#.net Ruby + Watir, Ruby + Selenium (Webdriver Selenium Grid, RC ) automation and Ruby + Capybara + Selenium automation scripting. Org Level Trainer for C# Specflow MStest with Selenium BDT Over 6.5 years of... more>>
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Testing Consultant
I have a strong passion for development and intelligible software. While working on several testing projects professionally and academically, both desktop and mobile, I fell in love with test automation. I realize the demand for easily maintainable, scalable, and continuously iterated automation... more>>
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Principal Consultant
# Close to 9 yrs of experience in QA mostly being it in performance and automation testing and currently working as pre-sales and implementation consultant for HP ALM software suites. # Extensive skill set on performance engineering and tuning of .Net, Java, SAP, Documentum, Oracle and Mobile... more>>
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Associate Lead Consultant in Quality Assurance and Testing (QAT)
I am interested in entrepreneurial and professional projects where I can be a key member in building a great product and or service. I am always looking to learn and be challenged especially in the areas of Quality Assurance and Team Leadership. I am a great team player, and a strong... more>>
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Independent Test Automation Professional
I help organizations improve their testing efforts through smart application of test tools. I have around 10 years of experience in the test automation field and have designed and implemented test automation solutions in Java and C# for a wide range of clients. I make sure that automated tests... more>>
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Manager with a high level of experience at Test Management; design and build of automation frameworks and Quality Center implementation, customisation and maintenance. Specialties:Test Management, Test Automation and Quality Center Implementation, Customisation and Administration.
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