Compare Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional vs. Silk Test

Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is ranked 1st in Performance Testing Tools with 10 reviews while Silk Test is ranked 17th in Functional Testing Tools with 5 reviews. Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is rated 8.2, while Silk Test is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional 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". Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional is most compared with LoadRunner Cloud, Apache JMeter and Neotys NeoLoad, whereas Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and Selenium HQ.
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The reporting mechanism is a valuable feature that generates good reports.I think that analytics is very good and that the analytics features are very powerful.I like the user interface. I like the way we can divide our scenarios and can tune them. The integration with the quality center is great. These features are really good.The load testing, reporting, and scripting features are all valuable features.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.

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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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The debugging capability should be improved.I would like to have better support for adding more users per load generator.The solution uses a lot of memory and then it dies. It's difficult to work with the solution sometimes when you run a scenario it dies. They need to make the solution lighter somehow.The solution needs to reduce its pricing. Right now, it's quite expensive.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.

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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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The licensing fees are based on the number of users.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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Also Known As
Micro Focus LoadRunner, HPE LoadRunner, LoadRunnerSegue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test
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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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Software R&D Company25%
Financial Services Firm20%
Comms Service Provider15%
Healthcare Company10%
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Software R&D Company43%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company7%
Government6%
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Software R&D Company46%
Comms Service Provider12%
Insurance Company11%
Transportation Company4%
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