Compare LoadRunner vs. Silk Test

LoadRunner is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Silk Test which is ranked 14th in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews. LoadRunner is rated 7.6, while Silk Test is rated 7.6. 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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Pros
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.The number of protocols that it supports, and especially, for example, when it talks about SAP GUI-based performance testing.The ability to do multithreading. That's available in any performance testing tool, but the number of protocols that this particular tool supports has been very good.

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

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Cons
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.You should be able to use LoadRunner as a single platform. You should be able to have browser based access. You should be able to run enterprise tests.If the support of the protocols was the same throughout the other protocols and it was there evenly, then I would rate the product higher.

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The support for automation with iOS applications can be better.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
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.I would still consider LoadRunner as an expensive tool and you get a LoadRunner and the Performance Center.

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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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Overview

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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Comms Service Provider25%
Financial Services Firm25%
Retailer17%
Consumer Goods8%
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Insurance Company17%
Financial Services Firm15%
Healthcare Company11%
Software R&D Company11%
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