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Likelihood to Recommend

CA Application Test

IF you are looking for api testing solution along with service virtualization, then look no further than this tool. This tool also forces you to move your testing lifecycle to much earlier phases of development which helps overall SDLC.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus UFT One

UFT is well suited if the price is not an issue, and if the requirement is about testing different technologies.If the application is based on Legacy platforms like Siebel or Mainframe, UFT fares quite well.For low cost web-based projects, there are other cheap and open source tools available.If it is about API testing or Mobile Testing, it is better to use other tools like TOSCA.
Sourav Halder | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

CA Application Test

  • It immensely helps to change your entire testing lifecycle approach and to implement Shift Left approach with the extensive emphasis on testing the api's.
  • This is a great tool to implement Service virtualization for your and/or third-party web services. This will ensure we have 100% environment availability and consistency for automation and performance test environments.
  • This tool also helps you with test data setup and management which is a very crucial piece of test automation.
  • It also helps us to implement performance testing for apis using the Blazemeter.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus UFT One

  • The simple front end will allow novice users to easily grasp the basics of automation and give them confidence to try things for themselves.
  • UFT can scale up and run across multiple machines from a single controller, such as ALM, enabling hundreds of tests to be executed overnight.
  • There is an active support community out there, both official HPE based and independent users. This means if you do encounter a problem there is always someone out there to help you.
  • The later versions have many add-ins to plug in to other tools within the QA world.
  • Expert users are able to utilise the many native functions and also build their own to get the most out of the tool and impress people as they walk past and see the magic happening on the screen.
  • UFT also has LeanFT bundled with it, allowing automated testing at the api level - if you can convince the developers to let you in there.
Derek Wallis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

CA Application Test

  • This tool comes with a license cost and not free. Many open source tools offer free api testing solution and so making some functionality of this tool as open source would be good
  • Load testing piece is not integrated with in the tool and rather uses Blaze meter which is free.
  • Some integration with UI and api testing will make this tool even more attractive
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus UFT One

  • The biggest disadvantage is that the cost is very high for licensing and maintenance.
  • We cannot run multiple threads/instances like in case of Selenium Grid.
  • Since it supports only VB script, the Object Oriented approach to test automation is challenging.
  • Need to buy different add-ins- Java, Oracle, SAP, .NET, etc.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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CA Application Test

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Micro Focus UFT One

Micro Focus UFT One 8.0
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HPE are quick to reply and it's possible to get through to the actual developers shuold the case warrent it. Their online system allows updates and tracking of all incedents raised.
Derek Wallis | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

CA Application Test

It definitely is among the top leaders in API testing and virtualization along with the Parasoft SOA tool. Many open source API testing libraries such as Rest Assured, Karate and even Postman and SOAP UI are free which is a little bit against CA.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus UFT One

We need to look at open source tools if the team has time to learn like Selenium.Selenium can integrate with just about anything to give you a robust framework such as Maven for source code compilation, Test NG to drive tests, Jenkins or Hudson to integrate into a Continuous Integration and different reports i.e allure reports. So we get lot of features & support using Selenium like in UFT but with Selenium, cost is the biggest advantage as it is a freeware.Only challenge with Selenium is java scripting & most of the testers are not well acquainted with it while UFT supports vb scripting which is easy to learn so learning curve involved is the major drawback with Selenium.Another good automation tool is TestComplete. It is not a freeware but it comes with modular pricing. So you can buy what you need. Just purchase desktop, web, and mobile licenses separately and there is no more need to pay for modules that you don’t use unlike HP UFT which comes with heavy pricing with lot of features, many of them which you don't even use.
Sourav Singla ,Safe Agilist, CSP,  ICP-ACC, CSM, CSPO, SSM, LSSG | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

CA Application Test

  • This tool gave a very positive ROI in our group. Especially with service virtualization where we minimized the downtime in our test environments significantly.
  • Also, service virtualization helps to minimize the costs of hitting third party services often in lower environments.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Micro Focus UFT One

  • Reduces the total workload of keeping the team to test older (regression) functionality. QA testers can concentrate on ad-hoc and exploratory testing, saving time and effort across the entire project.
  • Has built a better infrastructure for the client applications on which we can rely on for stability and providing regression results for any new features being developed.
  • Led the applications a step closer to implementing agile practices and DevOps across the entire organization. Thus, providing a better turnaround time of new features to the customers and less maintenance headaches for the BAU team to address.
Gagneet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

CA Application Test

General

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

Micro Focus UFT One

General

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

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