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Score 8.6 out of 100
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Likelihood to Recommend

JMeter

JMeter is well suited for Java applications where the user can script the scenario once and make changes to accommodate for as many numbers of users for load test execution. The image and selection of any files or exporting files scenario is handled well.
It is less appropriate to test Ajax applications where it is required to script click per use.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

It gives more results if you are using it as a part of complete CLM, as a suite standalone it lacks many features. The missing requirement and change management part make it very hard to use with other CLM components. Also if your development environment is complex and you need to link different versions of test cases with different stories or a different version of requirement artifact, global configuration functionality helps a lot in this case.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

JMeter
8.7
IBM Rational Quality Manager
End to end performance management
JMeter
9.4
IBM Rational Quality Manager
Integrated performance data
JMeter
9.4
IBM Rational Quality Manager
Deployment model flexibility
JMeter
9.4
IBM Rational Quality Manager
Real time monitoring
JMeter
8.4
IBM Rational Quality Manager
Automated anomaly detection
JMeter
7.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager

Test Management

JMeter
IBM Rational Quality Manager
7.3
Centralized test management
JMeter
IBM Rational Quality Manager
8.0
Manage test hosts and schedules
JMeter
IBM Rational Quality Manager
7.0
Map tests to user stories
JMeter
IBM Rational Quality Manager
9.0
Test execution reporting
JMeter
IBM Rational Quality Manager
5.0

Pros

JMeter

  • Easy of use - in generate load like HTTP requests, and processing/analyzing the responses. No coding is necessary at the basic level, just need to understand load testing and the infrastructure being tested.
  • Automatic management of things like cookies to help with session state support - so you don't specifically have to worry about it or handle it
  • Lots of testing/configuration options to suit your needs in making the right load generation (sampling requests), and analyzing the results, including any pre and post processing of the results first. Things like the Beanshell/BSF pre/post processors, response assertion, regular expression extractor, XPath extractor, CSV data set config
  • There is a JMeter cloud service called BlazeMeter that I think would be useful for those that need to scale up high load without provisioning their own systems. I've not personally tried it though, but I recently attended a meetup presentation that highlighted nice useful features that BlazeMeter provides. One should evaluate the service if they are considering JMeter and need to expand beyond existing hardware resources.
David Luu | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

  • It's part of Rational CLM suite so provides seamless integration with the Change Management module (RTC) and Requirement Management module (Rational DOORS).
  • It can be integrated with IBM Rational automation, performance and security testing tools which provides an easy way to schedule or execute the scripts from RQM console. Results are linked with test plans
  • Provides Lab management facility, which helps to maintain, allocate and monitor your testing assets like test servers, devices etc.
  • It provides good way to manage multiple test execution cycles. all execution cycles are linked with test plans.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

JMeter

  • Jmeter requires many tweaks with respect to its configuration file and thread properties. users need to edit theses files themselves. There could be some interface where we can edit this fields.
  • Jmeter cannot handle more threads and hangs up when we increase the number of threads. This causes lot of inconvenience. In these situations, user can be notified that such change would be lead to slow performance so that user can do as required. The same appears when we try to view huge files on graph listener.
  • Jmeter should optimize the read and write access to output csv since it acts as overhead to the I/O performance. This affects our test results for the application which we are testing.
Ameeta Muralidharan | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

  • It does not provide any functionality for defect logging. For defects, you will have to have Rational Team Concert. So it's useful if you have the complete suite.
  • Similar to defects it also does not provide builtin functionality for requirements. Requirement module needs to be purchased separately .
  • It does not have query builder like in RTC, where a user could define its criteria and see the results easily. There is some mechanism to filter the results while you browse test plans and test cases but it's not very user-friendly and sufficient.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

JMeter

JMeter 8.6
Based on 12 answers
Price, Wiki and user sharing. Having access to the information provided by the developers and other open source providers is key for me. The ability to share information and get answers directly is very important to success in software testing. And the price of this product currently is amazing. Too many companies charge way too much money for products that are far behind in their value and pertinence
Charlie Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

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Usability

JMeter

JMeter 9.0
Based on 1 answer
I can jump right into a new test plan and start building from scratch. The natural progression from test plan to thread group and then designing the basic format of the process is very streamlined and smooth. With only slight modifications I can build out a very complex model from a very basic beginning.
Charlie Harris | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

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Support Rating

JMeter

JMeter 9.6
Based on 4 answers
I have been using JMeter for the last year. By using this tool, you can make sure the system will work under varied loads. It helps us to simulate real time scenarios by creating required virtual users and make sure the application will work under load. Perform load, stress, and stability testing using JMeter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

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Alternatives Considered

JMeter

I have used LoadRunner and Silkperformer, and so far Jmeter turns out be the easiest to use of all these. While each of them have their own ROI, Jmeter can be picked by anyone in hours and start testing within a day. While with other tools, we need to get license, install them (takes a while) and setup tests and firewalls, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

Most of our development is based on the IBM platform or in JAVA. So we were already using RTC and RQM can be easily integrated with RTC. If you are using Microsoft technologies TFS will suit you better. JIRA is less expensive but does not offer many functionalities as compared to the Rational CLM suite.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

JMeter

  • Gives liberty to developers and testers to perform testing. Easy to set up and run load tests, stress tests has improved testing.
  • Enhances the performance testing which ensures the delivery of well-suited applications.
  • The Enterprise messaging system, it's a great tool which helps in testing JMS based messages.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

IBM Rational Quality Manager

  • As a part of Rational CLM suite, it provides end to end traceability.
  • It offers coverage report to managers and test leads so that they can identify the gaps in testing.
  • If testers are familiar writing test cases in Excel sheets, it can be a little challenging to ask them to write all their testing artifacts in the tool, because they have to write a test plan, test cases and test scripts separately and then combine according to need. This requires some level of enforcement.
Qaiser Islam, SPC4 | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

JMeter

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

IBM Rational Quality Manager

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

JMeter
9.5
IBM Rational Quality Manager
7.0

Likelihood to Renew

JMeter
8.6
IBM Rational Quality Manager

Usability

JMeter
9.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager

Reliability and Availability

JMeter
1.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager

Performance

JMeter
8.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager

Support Rating

JMeter
9.6
IBM Rational Quality Manager

Online Training

JMeter
1.0
IBM Rational Quality Manager

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