Quality Center vs. UFT (QTP)

As of June 2019, Quality Center is ranked 5th in Test Management Tools with 22 reviews vs UFT (QTP) which is ranked 1st in Functional Testing Tools with 10 reviews. The top reviewer of Quality Center writes "Range of supported technology expands, but odd IDE design still leave newbies and pro users alike disappointed". The top reviewer of UFT (QTP) writes "With regularly occurring application releases, any QA team member can execute tests (regression suites) stored in ALM/Quality Center, let the tests run unattended, and then examine the results". Quality Center is most compared with TFS, UFT (QTP) and IBM Rational Quality Manager. UFT (QTP) is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, SmartBear TestComplete and UFT Pro (LeanFT).
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Ability to customize modules, particularly Defect Tracking module on company specific needsThe enhanced dashboards capabilities are useful for senior management to view the progress of releases under the portfolio in one go and also drill down to the graphs.By standardizing our template, we publish reports at the business unit level.I like the traceability, especially between requirements, testing, and defects.You can do your development from start to finish: starting with the requirements, ending with defects, and testing in-between.You can plan ahead with all the requirements and the test lab set it up as a library, then go do multiple testing times, recording the default that's in the system.Cross project customization through template really helps to maintain standards with respect to fields, workflows throughout the available projects.So the first impression that hits me about HP UFT 14.0 (formerly QTP) is that it seems to be a whole lot faster! But that could be subjective, as I'm running it on a high end gaming system.

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We have used it for the web and Windows-based applications. It is very productive in terms of execution.​Record and Replay to ease onboarding of new users.Object Repository Technology, which is a good mean to identify graphical components of the applications under test.With frequent releases, using automation to perform regression testing can save us huge amount of time and resources.Hidden among the kitchen sink of features is a new Data Generation tool called the Test Combinations Generator.I like the fact that we can use LeanFT with our UFT licenses as well.Being able to automate different applications makes day-to-day activities a lot easier.The most valuable features for us are the GUI, the easy identification of objects, and folder structure creation.

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The BPT also known as Business Process Testing can sometimes be very time intensive and sometimes might not be very intuitive to someone who is not familiar with BPT.I would rate it a 10 if it had the template functionality on the web side, had better interfaces between other applications, so that we didn't have dual data entry or have to set up our own migrations.The downside is that the Quality Center's only been available on Windows for years, but not on Mac.It is nice, but it does have some weaknesses. It's a bit hard to go back and change the requirement tool after setup.Defect ageing reports need to be included as built-in.There are always new features and more support for new and legacy technology architectures with each release. But the bad news is a growing list of long-standing issues with the product rarely gets addressed.The UI is very dated. Most applications these days have a light UI that can be accessed by pretty much any browser; QC still uses a UI which has a look almost the same for the past 20 years.ALM requires that you install client side components. If your organization does not allow admin rights on your local machine, this means you will need someone to run the installation for you with admin rights. This client side install is also limited to Internet Explorer and does not support any other browsers.

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Needs to improve the integration with the CI/CD pipeline (VSTS and report generation).I would like to have detailed description provided to test the cloud-based applications.Scripting has become more complex from a maintenance standpoint to support additional browsers.Jumping to functions is supported from any Action/BPT Component code, but not from inside a function library where the target function exists in another library file. Workaround: Select search entire project for the function.I'd like to see UFT integrated more with some of the open source tools like Selenium, where web is involved.Perhaps more coverage as far as different languages go. I'm talking more about object identification.It doesn't support Telerik UI controls and we are currently looking for a patch for this.

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Quality Center is pricey, but cheaper is not always less expensive.I feel that the licenses are expensive. ​It has several limitations in adapting its agility easily.Sure, HP UFT is not free. But consider what you get for that cost: A stable product that is easy to use; the kitchen sink of technology stack support; decades of code (which in many cases actually is free); a version that is a stepping stone to an easier Selenium design; and a support base that is more that just the kindness of strangers.HPE has one of the most rigid, inflexible, and super expensive license models.The full ALM license lets you use the requirements tab, along with test automation and the Performance Center. You can also just buy the Quality Center edition (Manual testing only), or the Performance Center version (Performance Testing only).For pricing, I recommend to buy a bundled package. Check the HPE site for more details.

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For the price of five automation licenses, you simply would not be able to hire five manual testers for two years worth of 24/7 manual testing work on demand.It's an expensive solution.

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Also Known As
Micro Focus Quality Center, HPE QC, HPE Quality CenterMicro Focus UFT (QTP), QTP, Quick Test Pro, QuickTest Professional, HPE UFT (QTP)
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Micro Focus
Micro Focus
Overview

Test more, test faster.

Eliminate poor quality releases and reduce the cost of rewriting applications with Micro Focus Quality Center.

Quality Center helps teams build and organize the testing effort, track progress throughout the application lifecycle, and is architected around testing best practices, asset fostering re-use. Teams can quickly build or import requirements and tests, execute enhanced manual testing, schedule and manage test-automation and manage defects throughout the lifecycle.

QuickTest Professional is now known as Micro Focus Unified Functional Testing, and is an automated testing tool that provides unified AI, GUI, and Business Process testing.

With QuickTest Professional, you can free up IT resources to focus on other areas, while the automated software takes care of all your application software testing requirements. Testing happens continuously and quickly, and so nips any potential issues in the bud. QuickTest Professional saves money and time, and optimizes business productivity and overall user experience.

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Sample Customers
Quality Center has over 5,000 customers including The Federal Administration, Bank Asya, CitiPower, Powercor, DB Systel, JetBlue, Seagate, Swiss Life, and NNE Pharmaplan. CSS Insurance, Revolution IT, Credit Suisse, and General Electric Company.
Top Industries
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Insurance Company17%
Financial Services Firm14%
Media Company10%
Energy/Utilities Company10%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Insurance Company34%
Healthcare Company29%
Financial Services Firm14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm6%
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Financial Services Firm36%
Retailer14%
Insurance Company14%
Healthcare Company14%
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Financial Services Firm30%
Manufacturing Company17%
Software R&D Company12%
Healthcare Company9%
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Small Business18%
Midsize Enterprise18%
Large Enterprise64%
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Midsize Enterprise5%
Large Enterprise95%
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Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise17%
Large Enterprise69%
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Small Business9%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise83%
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