Compare IBM Rational Functional Tester vs. Silk Test

IBM Rational Functional Tester is ranked 22nd in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 14th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. IBM Rational Functional Tester is rated 7.6, while Silk Test is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Functional Tester writes "Good coverage and compatibility with excellent stability". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Silk Test writes "An easy to use interface with a recording feature that our business users are happy with". IBM Rational Functional Tester is most compared with Selenium HQ, Micro Focus UFT One and SmartBear TestComplete, whereas Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Micro Focus UFT One and Selenium HQ.
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Pros
It is compatible with all sorts of Dark Net applications. Its coverage is very good.The most valuable feature is the UI component tester.

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The statistics that are available are very good.The scalability of the solution is quite good. You can easily expand the product if you need to.The major thing it has helped with is to reduce the workload on testing activities.The feature I like most is the ease of reporting.The ability to develop scripts in Visual Studio, Visual Studio integration, is the most valuable feature.

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Cons
If the solution is running on Linux, there are some issues around application compatibility.As many of our products are moving from PC to mobile, the most important thing that this solution needs is mobile app support.

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Everything is very manual. It's up to us to find out exactly what the issues are.The solution has a lack of compatibility with newer technologies.The support for automation with iOS applications can be better.The pricing is an issue, the program is very expensive. That is something that can improve.They should extend some of the functions that are a bit clunky and improve the integration.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
Licensing is good but the prices for the products are expensive. A single-user license may go for something like $10,000 to $30,000. There are no additional costs, and support is included within that price.

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Our licensing fees are on a yearly basis, and while I think that the price is quite reasonable I am not allowed to share those details.

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Rational Functional TesterSegue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test
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Overview
IBM Rational Functional Tester is an automated functional testing and regression testing tool. This software provides automated testing capabilities for functional, regression, GUI, and data-driven testing. Rational Function Tester supports a range of applications, such as web-based, .Net, Java, Siebel, SAP, terminal emulator-based applications, PowerBuilder, Ajax, Adobe Flex, Dojo Toolkit, GEF, Adobe PDF documents, zSeries, iSeries, and pSeries.SilkTest is robust and portable test automation for web, native, and enterprise software applications. Silk Test's portability enables users to test applications more effectively with lower complexity and cost in comparison to other functional testing tools on the market. Silk Test's role based testing enables business stakeholders, QA engineers, and developers to contribute to the whole automation testing process, which drives collaboration and increases the effectiveness of software testing.
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Sample Customers
EdumateKrung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, MÂȘller, AVG Technologies
Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company35%
Transportation Company13%
Healthcare Company11%
Media Company7%
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Software R&D Company50%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company9%
Retailer5%
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