2015-10-27 12:43:46 UTC

When evaluating Functional Testing Tools, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?

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- robust record and play
- maintainability
- customization (user code)

2019-04-23 13:48:00 UTC23 April 19
ConsultantTOP 10

The ability for non-developers to quickly come up to speed and use.

2019-01-22 23:07:26 UTC22 January 19

To me, the most important aspect is regression testing and maintainability of the script. Customized Reporting is also one of the important factor.

2018-05-19 18:57:21 UTC19 May 18
Real UserTOP 10

Simulate user actions and verify the database state

2018-05-17 14:55:11 UTC17 May 18

For me, it's integration with other testing tools, such as TDM suites, performance measuring tools, etc.

2018-05-03 10:56:12 UTC03 May 18
Real UserTOP 5

It is important to be able to verify with the product owner that the correct thing is being built. The product owner should be able to execute the SUT against the specifications and have buy in early on what is being built. Other factors include continuous integration builds, code coverage, with automated data-driven tests.

2018-02-01 15:47:26 UTC01 February 18
Real User

1. Identify all the objects (including ShadowDOM) & support all web components (angular / polymer)
2. Supports all frameworks (Data driven testing, Keyword driven testing, Hybrid ...)
3. Supports mobile & desktop, web & application testing (Windows, Mac, ...)
4. Support for continuous integration (Bamboo, Jenkins, ...)

2017-12-11 08:23:45 UTC11 December 17

To me, the most important aspect to look for when evaluating functional testing tool is "It is fit for purpose and future-proof". Once this question is answered, then rest can be taken care of easily.

2017-10-20 15:16:41 UTC20 October 17
Real User

The first thing to look for is its usability. Based on my experience, any user will not use your tool if it is not user friendly. Believe.me they will go back to the good old excel sheet if the GUI is hard to navigate. Also reliability, i find web based tool more reliable.

2017-03-11 02:45:54 UTC11 March 17
Real User

Assuming that the tool is competent to test the application, how easy is it to set up, execute and manage test cases? If it requires a lot of support and time to prepare and execute tests, tests cannot be easily prepared and run when needed - thus the tool isn't helpful.

2017-02-01 17:52:42 UTC01 February 17

The stability of the tool is paramount. If the advertised features don't consistently work and cause frustration then the tool will never be adopted. You would want to make sure they have competent and accessible customer support as well.

2016-08-24 19:12:28 UTC24 August 16

Support for running across browsers/devices and robustness

2016-06-20 04:06:20 UTC20 June 16
Real User

To me, the most important aspect to look for when evaluating functional testing tools is how good the tools are in recognizing controls/objects from the Applications Under Test and how well they do in handling Custom Objects or objects not recognized.

2016-03-23 03:56:45 UTC23 March 16

The most important aspect to look for when evaluating functional testing tools is how much the tools are able go beyond GUI testing. In other words, to which extent they support non-GUI and API testing approaches.

2016-03-21 07:26:24 UTC21 March 16
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