Silk Test Reviews

Silk Test is the #5 ranked solution of our top Regression Testing Tools tools. It's rated 3.5 out of 5 stars, and is most commonly compared to Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional - Silk Test vs Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional

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Malli Bharathi M
Real User
IT Service Delivery Manager Testing and RPA at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 21 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the recording capability, which is something that the business users can start learning and using in a day. The technical people are not… more »

How has it helped my organization?

The major thing it has helped with is to reduce the workload on testing activities. This was the major reason for going with Silk Test. The people are happy using it and… more »

What needs improvement?

The product has a lot of features, but many of the clients do not know how it can improve their productivity. Information on how these features can be used would be… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

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.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We had been using Panaya four to five years ago, and we want to bring that back since our business users are comfortable with it. I have used SAP TAO previously but that… more »

What other advice do I have?

I would definitely recommend implementing this solution but make sure to get the necessary authorization. Ask about the service assistant and check with the other users as… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Before choosing this solution there were a few other products that were evaluated. Some of these were Worksoft Certify and SAP TAO. The latter was evaluated for a second… more »
SrinivasPakala
Real User
Performance and Security (SAST & DAST) Test Engineering Manager at CGI
Feb 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The statistics that are available are very good. The solution offers very good detailed reports. It's excellent for testing an application's performance levels.

How has it helped my organization?

What needs improvement?

While we are performance testing the engineering key, we need to come up with load strategies to commence the test. We'll help to monitor the test, and afterward, we'll help to make all the outcomes, and if they are new, we'll do lots and lots of interpretation and analysis across various servers… more »

What other advice do I have?

The solution is a good solution, and, in certain cases, I would recommend it. However, it's not always necessary for certain organizations. Silk Performer is very good. I don't have any complaints about Silk Performer. Before using any Silk product, however, it's a good idea to do a proof of… more »
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Ray Andrews
Real User
Director at Traydaht ltd
Aug 19 2019

What is most valuable?

The ability to develop scripts in Visual Studio, Visual Studio integration, is the most valuable feature.

What needs improvement?

The integration of the object library can be improved. It's a bit clunky. It also has some commands that are difficult to use sometimes. We work around its deficiencies and forget that it's a deficiency. They should extend some of the functions that are a bit clunky and improve the integration.

What other advice do I have?

The product is very good and I would recommend it. You should make sure that it works with the technology you're testing. Some technologies have very particular functionality and methods of delivering that functionality. You have to make sure that it's compatible otherwise you will always be trying to work around it. The Silk Test community of users is quite small. You need to find people who are… more »
Real User
IT Programme Manager at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 08 2020

What is most valuable?

The Silk4J feature is the solution's most valuable aspect. With it, you can write custom Java code. You can also use keywords by uploading them and users are easily able to manage the keywords themselves.

What needs improvement?

The solution has a lack of compatibility with newer technologies. When tests are recorded on to Silk Central, there is a bit of a lack of clarity in terms of what needs to be fed into Silk Central and how the test cases and reports are all managed. The solution should make it easier to schedule our test cases during out of office hours. We want the solution to allow us to do more of API level… more »

What other advice do I have?

We are not using the latest version of the solution. We are most likely using a version that is the version before the latest one. If I were to rate the solution out of ten, I'd give it about a five. It's the new kid on the block. It still needs to improve a lot.
Arno Krause
Real User
Delivery Lead Testing at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 26 2019

What is most valuable?

The feature I like most is the ease of reporting. One gets a single frame of reporting across all the various tests. The program is very user-friendly.

What needs improvement?

The pricing is an issue, the program is very expensive. That is something that can improve.

What other advice do I have?

Overall it is a good tool to use. We just need to get somebody in our company that can use it to its fullest extent and uses it in a piecemeal fashion. In the next release, I would like to see easy integration into other tools like Tosca and ALD Suite and to become the master. And I know everybody says they can do it, but I would like to be the master of masters. The ultimate one. I will rate this… more »

What is Silk Test?

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.
Also known as
Segue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test
Silk Test customers
Krung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG Technologies
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