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Likelihood to Recommend

IBM Rational Functional Tester

IBM Rational Functional Tester is good for automating thick applications.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

Ease of use and the intuitive set up of Selenium IDE are both easy positives. Setup is very speedy and almost any employee will be able to grasp the ideas presented. We utilized Selenium for Quality Assurance lab situations but maintained discretion for each member of the firm. It was definitely reliable enough, even given the ratio for false-positive readings, for us to choose it for primary automation in lab functions. The cost to use Selenium was basically in the middle of the road as far as range goes.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • An execution log in html format provides detailed information of the actions, verifications, and screenshots with timestamps.
  • Quick response and good support. IBM releases frequent updates to handle customer needs and fix issues.
  • A solid object inspector, extensive functional library and playback monitor.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

  • Simple record and playback UI. Many programs boast interfaces that appear confusing upon open. However, Selenium creators have implemented a simple UI which makes it not only easy to use, but easy to learn.
  • Support for various languages. As a Java native program, it's safe to say that it would be considered outdated by our upcoming generation of developers. Yet, it also supports Python, Ruby, Pearl, PHP, and more.
Isaiah Hayes | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • Installation or updates were not always perfect. Would have to clean previous installations or reinstall Java if there were errors.
  • No or very limited support of browsers outside of Internet Explorer.
  • Uses a lot of memory, can have memory issues on large tests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

  • Recognize Adobe Flash and MS Silver Light elements without additional help
  • Detect and locate Java applets ingredients
  • Having the "Wait-till-Displayed" or "Wait-till-Present" as a built in Web Driver function instead of requirement for writing loops and defining expliccit wait, visiblewait, invisiblewait, etc.
Payam Pirooznia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

IBM Rational Functional Tester

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Selenium

Selenium 9.2
Based on 6 answers
We love this product mainly because of its high customization abilities and the ease of use. Moreover, its free and can be learned easily through online communities and videos. The tests are more consistent and reliable as compared to Manual tests. It has enabled us to test a large number of features all in one go, which would have impossible through manual tests. The reports generated at the end of the tests are really helpful for the QA and the development teams to get a fair view of the application.
Siddharth Walia | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

IBM Rational Functional Tester

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Selenium

Selenium 8.0
Based on 3 answers
Selenium is a great tool but using it as is is almost impossible. You have to create a framework to use this tool otherwise the miantenance of your tests will be too high.
Alex Kreston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

IBM Rational Functional Tester

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Selenium

Selenium 8.2
Based on 9 answers
The tool can be used across organizations by various roles. It's free of cost and integrates well with most of the sophisticated or opensource development, build management, CI/CD, or management tools. Selenium has outstanding community support and is continuously updated to support newer technologies. The availability of lots of plugins/add-ons makes it a tool that can talk to almost any other tool available in your organization.
Sachin Gulmadagkar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Implementation Rating

IBM Rational Functional Tester

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Selenium

Selenium 9.0
Based on 3 answers
We did everything we needed to use it.Now we can execute our tests on different operational systems and browsers running few tests simultaneously.We also implemented Appium framework to execute our tests on mobile devices, such as iPhones, iPads, Android phones and tablets.We use SauceLabs for our test execution and Jenkins for continuous integration.
Dmitry Shyshkin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

IBM Rational Functional Tester

Selenium is similar to IBM Rational Functional Tester but is not as user friendly and does not support thick applications. Visual Studio Coded UI is newer so not as refined; the object inspector/management and execution log results is poor compared to IBM Rational Functional Tester.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

We have looked at other options, but none are open source like Selenium and easily plug able into different web applications. Selenium does not cost anything, and although you don't get support for it, there are many technical forums our there that provide troubleshooting if needed. Other Automation software we looked at does come with more options, but Selenium was the easiest to use and support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

IBM Rational Functional Tester

  • Speeds up and broadens the testing cycle by using machine time for regression testing.
  • Frees up time for testers to focus on critical items outside the automated suite.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Selenium

  • There hasn’t been a downside to using it yet other than we’ve got to update the programs we create for each change.
  • This has saved us hundreds of hours of manpower by allowing our automation engineer to rapid fire tests.
  • We are able to screenshot and save entire sites before and after launch with a program the automation engineer created
  • We can compare large volumes of data against data in excel docs with a program created using Selenium
Janice Cruz (L.I.O.N.) | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

IBM Rational Functional Tester

General

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

Selenium

General

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

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