Compare SmartBear TestComplete vs. Visual Studio Test Professional

SmartBear TestComplete is ranked 4th in Functional Testing Tools with 6 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 15th in Functional Testing Tools with 4 reviews. SmartBear TestComplete is rated 8.6, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 9.0. The top reviewer of SmartBear TestComplete writes "Good regressions tool, SoapUI tools, and cross-browser capabilities". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Good integration between the management data and the test cases". SmartBear TestComplete is most compared with Ranorex Studio, UFT (QTP) and Katalon Studio, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with LoadRunner, Katalon Studio and Apache JMeter. See our SmartBear TestComplete vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.
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The solution is great as a record and playback tool. It also has valuable regression testing.The solution helps improve the stability of our product. It also decreases the work of our manual quality assurance engineers.The most valuable feature of this solution is regression testing tools.The most valuable feature is the integration with Azure DevOps.The database checkpoints detect problems which are difficult for a human resource to find.Customer service and technical support responsiveness are high. Everyone is very professional.Test items, project variables helps in managing automation suite and scheduling execution.

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The solution is very stable; there's nothing in relation to stability to complain about.The setup is easy and straightforward.Code testing is the most valuable feature of this solution for developing software.We are satisfied with technical support. Communicating with them is very simple. We also have a lot of online resources to check and to study and to train our team with. The documentation is very clear and readily available.

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The solution needs more training manuals or some form of online forum for learning. It needs more documentation.The solution needs Mac OS support. Right now, the solution has only been developed to accommodate Windows OS.The artificial intelligence needs to be improved.What is currently missing from this solution is better support for mobile testing.Name Mapping feature should be clearer. Whenever I use it, I do not really know what will work and what will not work.Stability issues occurred only when connecting to the SourceSafe. Sometimes, after getting the latest version, the tool hangs and it should be reopened in order to recover.Increased performance with less memory and CPU usage.

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The database administration could be better; you should be able to choose new tools with the development environment in Visual Studio. It could be easier to use.The data flow can be improved.Enhancing the support for web application testing and load performance would be an improvement.The service right now is far too expensive. You need to pay per user.

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This is a pay-per-use service that is not expensive, and cost-efficient if you have a small team.The license price for a physical machine is cheap, and for virtual machine, it is very expensive.Our ROI is about $10,000 a year.TestComplete now have come up with three modules (Web, Desktop & Mobile), so based on the type of product for automation, it is adequate to purchase the required module.

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For the cloud services option, you buy a subscription per account or per user. This costs around $52 a month per person.

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Overview

TestComplete is a powerful and robust automated testing tool for mobileweb and desktop  applications. Quickly and easily create accurate and repeatable tests across multiple devices, platforms and environments – regardless of experience level. It supports multiple languages, modern control sets and integrates with open source frameworks and tools like Selenium, SoapUI and Jenkins.

Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
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Sample Customers
Cisco, J.P. Morgan, Boeing, McAfee, EMC, Intuit, and Thomson Reuters.Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult, Jet.com, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Software R&D Company18%
Financial Services Firm12%
Retailer12%
Comms Service Provider12%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company30%
Financial Services Firm10%
Manufacturing Company10%
Insurance Company6%
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REVIEWERS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise38%
Large Enterprise49%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business13%
Midsize Enterprise32%
Large Enterprise55%
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