UFT (QTP) Review

It's the only automation technology that our core application, which is a bit special and resistant to automation, supports.


Valuable Features

The core application that we're using in our company is a bit special and resistant to automation. To properly to automate, it needs a plug-in from the software's vendor. The only technology for automation that is supported is UFT, so we're sort of locked into UFT for our core application.

Improvements to My Organization

UFT is the only technology that enabled us to actually automate our core application.

Room for Improvement

It's fine, but we've had to do workarounds for some things.

Deployment Issues

We've had no issues with deployment.

Stability Issues

For us, we started with version 9 of UFT when it was called QTP, QuickTest Pro. For us it worked, though, like the average software, there are issues, but we always had a good ability to provide work arounds. Regardless, it's been pretty stable.

Scalability Issues

We've had no issues with scalability.

Customer Service and Technical Support

We haven't needed much technical support as we can sort it out ourselves.

Initial Setup

Some parts of it were pretty easy to set up. Most of the issues we had were related to organizational stuff, such as managing licenses, etc.

Other Advice

Make sure you take a good look at your approach, such as whether it's keyword driven automation, etc. Make sure you organize things that you're headed in the right direction because once you implement in a certain way, changing direction may be pretty hard. Determine also how you deal with object repositories, how you deal with sharing information, and how important the reusability of scripts is in your project.

Disclosure: I am a real user, and this review is based on my own experience and opinions.
6 Comments
Don IngersonConsultantELITE SQUADTOP 5

Interesting review. I noticed that you mentioned the situation about Object Repository (OR). Does your team use a shared OR methodology or do you use one OR per script?

08 January 16
Don IngersonConsultantELITE SQUADTOP 5

Correction: this should have been phrased, "Does your team use a shared OR methodology or do you use one OR per Action?"

08 January 16
Test Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employeesReal User

Our general approach is to use one OR per AUT (reusability and maintainability)

11 January 16
Don IngersonConsultantELITE SQUADTOP 5

Jonas, thank you for the reply. There seems to be an on-going debate among QTP/UFT users as whether to use a shared OR or one OR per action. Just out of curiosity, what type of application is your company using that can only be automated by by UFT? Also, what add-ins are being used for this specific application?

20 January 16
Test Manager at a energy/utilities company with 1,001-5,000 employeesReal User

Don,
our core application is ENDUR (commodity trading and risk management) by OpenLink. The Plugin is provided by OpenLink and is specific to the Application. So for the time being we rely on the ENDUR plugin and as long as LeanFT does not support 3rd party UFT plugins we will be "stuck" with UFT for this application.

20 January 16
Don IngersonConsultantELITE SQUADTOP 5

Jonas,
Thank you for the quick response and detailed answer. It sounds like a very unique situation.

20 January 16
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