Compare LoadRunner vs. Silk Test

LoadRunner is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 7 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 16th in Functional Testing Tools with 3 reviews. LoadRunner is rated 8.0, while Silk Test is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of LoadRunner writes "Good synchronization capabilities but pilot processing needs improvement". 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". LoadRunner is most compared with StormRunner Load, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad, whereas Silk Test is most compared with UFT (QTP), LoadRunner and Selenium HQ.
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The solution is quite stable.The initial setup and installation of the software were very easy and straightforward.The Analysis feature makes it easy to analyze cross-data and we can pin to the focus period.Very useful for finding out how the system responds to load, stress, and normal situations, as well as benchmarking with other industry competitors. It also improved our response time, memory delegation, and CPU delegation. In addition, we used LoadRunner to optimize our database and website.It provides clients with an understanding of application and system performance.LoadRunner is a very systematic tool for anyone to use. Even someone who is actually a first time user of LoadRunner can actually get a lot of benefit out of the tool.Enables us to test most of the products and projects that we have across all the different technologies, without having to look at other tools.

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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.The major thing it has helped with is to reduce the workload on testing activities.

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I guess scalability becomes a problem when you use things like TruClients.Sometimes we are not be able to click on some of the buttons due to the screen mismatching and compatibility issues.The price of this solution should be cheaper.There is room for improvement of the pilot processing, the dump analysis, and forwarding results based on the dump analysis. We have a generator, root controller, different agents, and an analyzer, so all of these are very important when it comes to LoadRunner.Support for Microsoft Dynamics needs improvement.If they can make LoadRunner more comprehensive, it would really help.We still have some issues with integration with things like SiteScope which, obviously, being another HPE product should be very straightforward, but there are always issues around that.

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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.The support for automation with iOS applications can be better.

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I don't know the licensing cost, but I think that you would get a discount for normal usage. I think there are different yearly options for different types of usage. It is not only how many users, but also whether it is shareable or not and other criteria involved in each feature. There are additional fees for the users and hardware linked to the processing.

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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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Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunnerSegue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test, Silk Performer
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LoadRunner is the Micro Focus industry-standard software solution for application performance and load testing. LoadRunner stresses your entire system to isolate and identify potential client, network, and server bottlenecks, supporting performance testing of new technologies together with your existing, legacy applications.

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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JetBlue, GOME, Australian Red Cross Blood Service, RMIT University, Virgin MediaKrung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, MÂȘller, AVG Technologies
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Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider20%
Software R&D Company20%
Retailer13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company39%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company8%
Financial Services Firm6%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company51%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company11%
Retailer5%
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