Silk Test Review

Although the GUI interface needs work for non-developers, its GUI mapping is valuable


What is most valuable?

  • GUI Mapping
  • 4Test

How has it helped my organization?

It speeds up testing efforts.

What needs improvement?

GUI interface could be simpler for non-developers.

For how long have I used the solution?

10 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service:

8 out of 10.

Technical Support:

7 out of 10.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

MI's Winrunner.

How was the initial setup?

It was a straightforward set-up.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Initial cost was very high, took two years to save up for it. Wish Borland's Silk was less expensive.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, several free and several paid. Amongst others, we looked at Selenium, Ranorex, WTP, Rational, MI, Auto-it, and Jmoeter.

What other advice do I have?

Don't just research the automation tool, research what your needs are.


Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.

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