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Automation tool comparison


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Automation tool comparison

  2. 2.  IBM – Rational Functional Tester (RFT) is a tool for automated testing of software applications from the Rational Software division of IBM. The test script is produced as either a Java or Visual application IBM – RATIONAL FUNCTIONAL TESTER (RFT)
  3. 3.  HP Quick Test Professional (QTP) software provides functional and regression test automation for software applications and environments. Part of the HP Quality Center tool suite, HP Quick Test Professional can be used for enterprise quality assurance. HP-QTP supports keyword and scripting interfaces and features a graphical user interface. It uses the Visual Basic Scripting Edition (VBScript) scripting language to specify a test procedure, and to manipulate the objects and controls of the application under test. HP QUICK TEST PROFESSIONAL (QTP)
  4. 4.  Selenium is an open source tool and moreover it supports a variety of languages that include Java, Python, PHP, C#, Ruby and even pure JavaScript. Selenium is at present the most powerful Open Source Automation tool available and it is based on java scripting to a large extent. It is more suited for the agile methodology of coding and testing. SELENIUM
  5. 5. Selenium is composed of multiple software tools. Each has a specific role Selenium 2 (aka. Selenium WebDriver) This brand new automation tool provides all sorts of awesome features, including a more cohesive and object oriented API as well as an answer to the limitations of the old implementation. SELENIUM’S TOOL SUITE
  6. 6.  Selenium IDE (Integrated Development Environment) is a prototyping tool for building test scripts. It is a Firefox plugin and provides an easy-to-use interface for developing automated tests. Selenium IDE has a recording feature, which records user actions as they are performed and then exports them as a reusable script in one of many programming languages that can be later executed. SELENIUM IDE
  7. 7. Feature IBM RFT HP QTP Scripting Languages Java and C# VB Scripting Supported Domains/Application • HTML • Java • AWT • SWT • Eclipse • Dojo • HTML • Java (Core and Advanced) • .Net • WPF • SAP • Oracle Browser Support • Internet Explorer • Google Chrome • Mozilla Firefox • Netscape • Internet Explorer • Google Chrome • Mozilla Firefox • Netscape Object Repository Management Very Good Excellent Playback Method Excellent Excellent RFT VS QTP
  8. 8. Feature IBM RFT HP QTP Cost 3 times cheaper than QTP Very Expensive. Approximately $8000 Record and Playback Option Available Available Recording Modes Java Scripting Mode Simplified Mode Context Sensitive Mode Low Level Mode Analog Mode Debugging Options Very Good Excellent IDE RFT Eclipse IDE QTP IDE Descriptive Programming Available Available Regular Expressions Available Available CONTD..
  9. 9. Feature IBM RFT HP QTP(UFT) Framework Support Data Driven, Keyword Driven and Modularity Data Driven, Keyword Driven, Modularity and Library Architecture Command Line Execution Supports Command Line Execution Supports Command Line Execution Default Data Provider RFT Datapool QTP Data Table Third Party Tool support(Selenium and SeeTest Tools) Selenium and SeeTest Tools can be integrated with IBM RFT QTP/UFT supports third party tool extensions but not selenium CONTD..
  10. 10. Feature QTP(UFT) Selenium Language Support VB Script Java, C#, Ruby, Python, Perl PHP , Javascript Windows (Non-browser) based Application support Yes No Browser support Google Chrome (uptill ver 23) Internet Explorer , Firefox ( ver 21) Google Chrome , Internet Explorer , Firefox , Opera , HtmlUnit Environment Support Only Windows Windows , Linux , Solaris OS X , Others (If brower & JVM or Javascript support exists) Mobile (Phones & Tablets) support Different commercial product i.e. HP UFT Mobile (formerly known as MobileCloud for QTP) Android , iPhone & iPad , Blackberry , Headless WebKit QTP VS SELENIUM
  11. 11. Feature QTP(UFT) Selenium Framework Easily integrated with HP Quality Center or HP ALM (separate commercial products) Selenium + Eclipse + Maven / ANT + Jenkins / Hudson & its plugins / Cruise Control + TestNG + SVN Continuous Integration Possible through Quality Center / ALM or Jenkins Possible through Jenkins / Hudson / Cruise Control Object Recognition / Storage Inbuilt Object Repository (storing Element Id, multiple attributes) along with weightage that gives flexibility on deviation acceptance in control recognition UI Maps and different object location strategy such as -XPath Element ID or attribute DOM Image based Tests Easily possible Possible but not easy CONTD..
  12. 12. Reports Quality Center has in-built awesome dashboards Integration with Jenkins can give good reporting & dashboard capabilities Software Cost License & Annual maintenance fees Zero Coding Experience of Engineer Not Much Should be very good along with technical capabilities of integrating different pieces of framework Script Creation Time Less High Hardware resource (CPU + RAM) consumption during script execution High Low Product Support Dedicate HP support along with support forums Open Source Community CONTD..
  13. 13.  Selenium supports many languages such as Java, C#, ruby, python.  It doesn’t support windows based application but is one of the best tools for web-based automation and supports all browsers such as IE, FF, Chrome, Safari etc.  Being into open source world, Selenium can integrate with just about anything to give you a robust framework such as Maven or Ant for source code compilation, Test NG to drive tests (unit or functional or integration), Jenkins or Hudson or Cruise Control to integrate into a Continuous Integration and different reports or dashboards out of Jenkins.  Selenium also helps you enter bugs or issues into JIRA (Bug management tool) through Jenkins. With the help of Jenkins or Grid, testers can connect multiple nodes to run different tests in parallel.  Cost is the biggest advantage as it is a freeware and is integrated with other open source tools. As mentioned above, the only cost that you need to spend is on the human resource (single or team) who knows all of the above stuff ADVANTAGES
  14. 14.  I think since we are using Java as the front end the most compactible tool will be RFT  RFT will also cost less than UFT which is more than 3 times as costly than RFT  Selenium is open source and used for broswer compatibility testing  Selenium can be integrated with RFT , hence it makes sense to implement RFT in our project CONCLUSION