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Don Ingerson
Consultant
QA Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 21 2018

What do you think of UFT (QTP)?

In my ten years of hands-on combined experience using QTP (QuickTest Professional), for at least 8 years, and UFT (Unified Functional Testing), for at least 2 years, I have observed that there has been a lot of confusion among the testing community on what the difference is between the two tools. Therefore, I thought it would be beneficial to clarify what distinguishes UFT from QTP because it is important for the reader to know. QTP is a functional and regression automation tool originally developed and marketed by Mercury Interactive which HP acquired in 2006. In 2012, HP released UFT (Unified Functional Testing) version 11.5, which combined QuickTest Professional and HP Service Test into a single software package along with newly designed IDE (Integrated Development Environment)....
Paul Grossman
Real User
Sr. Test Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 15 2018

What do you think of UFT (QTP)?

UFT 14.02 resolves issues, reduces "click-itis", shows Micro Focus gets it! The new parent company of UFT, Micro Focus, is showing their user base that they get it. They really get it! Changes in this point release alone remind me of the days when QTP was under Mercury Interactive's vision. Here is a quick dive into many product changes, well beyond what is mentioned in the What’s New section of UFT’s User Guide.   Easier download At times it felt like HP had a hard time getting out of it's own way to get new users to download and try UFT with a 60 day trial license.  Micro Focus has begun to streamline that process. Here is the link to get exactly what you want. No muss, no fuss. https://software.microfocus.com/en-us/download/uft   ...
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Paul Grossman
Real User
Sr. Test Automation Engineer at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Oct 15 2017

What is most valuable?

VBScript is easier to learn than Java. There are many new and old features in UFT 14.01 which are valuable. In UFT... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our current project features more than a 1000 manual test cases, which took several days and resources to execute. Now,... more»

What needs improvement?

It is important to note here that another Micro Focus product, ALM (aka Quality Center and Test Director), has long... more»

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

For the price of five automation licenses, you simply would not be able to hire five manual testers for two years worth... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

Prior to using VBScript-based UFT/QTP, I used Mercury Interactive's C-based Winrunner before the product was discontinued.

What other advice do I have?

AngularJS support, Data Generation and New Spy features are great, but creeping “Click-itis” sours user experience.... more»
Patrick Mullarkey
Real User
Software Test Leader with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature for me is that it works on multiple platforms and technologies. I need that because we have... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Since I started, we invested in UFT and automation and we have significantly reduced our release cycle time. That has... more»

What needs improvement?

One thing that confused me, and now just mildly irritates me, is that we migrated from QuickTest Pro to HP UFT, Unified... more»

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

The licensing and pricing model is confusing.

Which solutions did we use previously?

UFT was already installed upon my arrival to the organisation. However, having said that, it is the solution I would... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would tell those looking for a solution to go back to good old-fashioned tool selection based on analysis criteria.... more»
Technical3457
Real User
Technical and Functional Analyst at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Dec 26 2016

What is most valuable?

The solution is in the top list for automatic functional testing. It enables you to test a lot of infrastructure, a lot of applications: web, not web, with the different protocols,... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We use it to automate our integration testing. This lowers our total cost because tests are done automatically rather than manually by people. This saves time. With automatic... more»

What needs improvement?

There a lot of things that can be improved: * Support for other environments and other infrastructures. * I hoped that it would also be useful for the internet of things and big... more»

What other advice do I have?

If you want something that covers a lot of testing topologies, use UFT because it has a lot of features. If you are looking for something simpler, and don’t need a lot of automatic... more»
TestCons8192
Consultant
Test consultant at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Jun 21 2017

What is most valuable?

For HPE UFT, you can automate your testing for a lot of different platforms. It's not only web-based but also for backend applications; you can also do the integration of the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

For test automation, it helps to speed up the testing and to speed up the software delivery, especially for HPE UFT because you have lots of test automation tools. Also, if I... more»

What needs improvement?

I'm really looking forward to seeing the HPE StormRunner Functional. If it's possible to do it in a good way from the cloud, and you don't have to install it. I've seen that... more»

What other advice do I have?

I, myself mostly, have experience with the HPE tooling and I haven't been in the position where I could decide what tooling to choose. I'm hired because I have this knowledge but I... more»
Director1ce0
Real User
Director of quality assurance and testing at a insurance company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 24 2017

What is most valuable?

That we're able to test both the services, the API level and the GUI, across multiple technologies. At our company, we have everything from mainframe to modern web UI, and UFT... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It helps improve efficiency in regression testing, specifically, and functional testing, in that we automate a lot of repeatable tasks. Not only do we use UFT for automated... more»

What needs improvement?

I'd like to see UFT integrated more with some of the open source tools like Selenium, where web is involved. I'd like to see more support for modern scripting languages. I believe... more»

What other advice do I have?

When selecting a vendor to work with the most important criteria would be somebody that's going to be there for the long haul. Somebody who's dependable. Somebody who has active... more»
Manager8fb9
Real User
Manager at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 02 2017

What is most valuable?

The most valuable feature is the automation of the tests. That saves us a lot of time, especially during the regression tests.

How has it helped my organization?

The regression tests run must faster than if you do it manually. It's assured that the tests are always done the same way. If you run these... more»

What needs improvement?

I would like to see the integration into HPE ALM Octane. I don't know if this is more on the UFT side or on the Octane side, but as a customer,... more»

Which solutions did we use previously?

About 10 years ago, we had Silk Test. We already had UFT when it was either a Microsoft or a Mercury product. We bought it at that time when it... more»

What other advice do I have?

I would suggest just taking a look at this solution and trying it. It's pretty easy to get in touch with and to have your first success with it.... more»
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What is UFT (QTP)?

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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Micro Focus UFT (QTP), QTP, Quick Test Pro, QuickTest Professional, HPE UFT (QTP)
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