Silk Test Overview

Silk Test is the #5 ranked solution in our list of top Regression Testing Tools. It is most often compared to Micro Focus UFT One: Silk Test vs Micro Focus UFT One

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.

Silk Test is also known as Segue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test.

Silk Test Buyer's Guide

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Silk Test Customers
Krung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG Technologies
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QA Engineer at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Consultant
OCR recognition and integration with IE are advantages but needs better integration with other tools

What other advice do I have?

Don't be afraid to try it since it's an extremely powerful tool, but be patient and call the tech help desk for support. Also, post your findings online for others to help or get help.
Consultant at a consultancy with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
SilkTest is a nice tool to work with but the recorded code is somewhat ugly
I have known Borland as a company for a long time yet in the past 10 years have not really worked with any of their tools. A short summary of how they see themselves: With Silk Test, there’s no need to understand coding so even non-technical people like your business analysts can build tests and get fully involved. This 13.5 release also breaks new ground by working with all the latest browsers, so a single script is all you need. Well, there are some issues with that statement of course, cause a single script is always doomed to fail in the most horrid ways imaginable, but still, SilkTest is a nice tool to work with. The good The reason for looking at SilkTest was because I would like to have a tool now which is future proof for the organisation.…
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Technical Test Analyst at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
​​The web browser testing is very useful for applications with lots of Java script.
Test Automation Project Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Consultant
It has multi-language support, including 4L and Java.

What other advice do I have?

It supports most of the good features available in QTP, but is not so popular due to less online support. This solution supports Windows, web-based apps along with Mobile (android & iOS).
Sr. Program/Product Manager at a media company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Vendor
We were able to write Object classes for the UI objects.

What other advice do I have?

Most of the time, when people are evaluating tool, they see how easy it is to record and play back the test case. However, if you really want to know the capability of the tool, we should look at what kind of levers it provides programmatically to help suite our requirements.
QA Automation Lead at a tech vendor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
It's good for regression and sanity testing. It needs to improve on Firefox and Chrome as their versions change.

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features for us are the Classic agent for desktop and the Open agent for IE. It also support the languages Java and C.

How has it helped my organization?

It's easy to use and good for regression and sanity testing.

What needs improvement?

SilkTest has to improve on Firefox and Chrome as their versions change.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using it for five years.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

Less issues with the Classic agent, but with the Open one we have faced some issue.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

Less issues with the Classic agent, but with the Open one we have faced some issue.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: It's…
Mobile QA Developer at a tech vendor
Vendor
It's helped us to automate routine regression tests, though it doesn't support the latest versions of some UI libraries .
Team Lead Automation with 51-200 employees
Vendor
Although the GUI interface needs work for non-developers, its GUI mapping is valuable

What is most valuable?

GUI Mapping 4Test

How has it helped my organization?

It speeds up testing efforts.

What needs improvement?

GUI interface could be simpler for non-developers.

For how long have I used the solution?

10 years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues with deployment.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: 8 out of 10. Technical Support: 7 out of 10.

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

MI's Winrunner.

How was the initial setup?

It was a straightforward set-up.

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

Initial cost was very high, took two years to save up for…
QA Expert at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Consultant
QTP vs SilkTest WorkBench
The last few months, I've been working with the Silk Tools (particularly the WorkBench .NET variant IDE) and I must say that I like what I've been using. The libraries provided by Silk are quite good for your typical automation and when you run into custom applications, the .NET IDE (which is based on the MS Visual Studio IDE) allows you to code purely in VB.NET. There are some limitations using WorkBench but they can completely removed when you switch completely to MS Visual Studio and import the Silk libraries. From an automation perspective, I'd say this is actually more powerful than QTP but for the majority of client engagements, QTP out of the box, can handle the engagement a lot more easily because it is catered to almost every situation. However, when it comes…