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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

SpiraTest

I think SpiraTest is well suited as a test suite, but in situations where the team is already using multiple products from one particular provider, it may be better to go with that provider's test solution. This is because integrations are very important nowadays, and should be considered when picking your project management software.It should be noted that management selected SpiraTest primarily due to the low cost of the test software. I'm less familiar with other test software in the field, but if cost is an issue, you should take a look at SpiraTest.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

JMeter
8.2
SpiraTest
End to end performance management
JMeter
8.6
SpiraTest
Integrated performance data
JMeter
8.5
SpiraTest
Deployment model flexibility
JMeter
8.4
SpiraTest
Real time monitoring
JMeter
8.4
SpiraTest
Automated anomaly detection
JMeter
7.0
SpiraTest

Test Management

JMeter
SpiraTest
7.7
Centralized test management
JMeter
SpiraTest
7.8
Manage test hosts and schedules
JMeter
SpiraTest
7.8
Map tests to user stories
JMeter
SpiraTest
9.2
Test execution reporting
JMeter
SpiraTest
5.6
Defect management
JMeter
SpiraTest
7.8

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

SpiraTest

  • A clean view of test case steps, expected results and the ability to record a result for each step quickly on one page per test set. This really helps testers work through executing manual test cases.
  • Hierarchical structure of releases and builds, requirements, and test cases.
  • Can quickly build test sets and/or test runs per build/release.
  • Simple identification of each test case, requirement, test run, build, release, etc.
Dave Furlani | 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

SpiraTest

  • Training can be difficult to find at times.
  • Basic reporting can become very verbose unless you set lots of filters and parameters.
  • The ability to customize some of the verbiage in the application would help bridge the gap between translating what SpiraTest's testing terminology is and the company culture uses for testing terminology.
Anonymous | 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

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

JMeter

JMeter 9.5
Based on 2 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

SpiraTest

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

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

SpiraTest

Anonymous | 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

SpiraTest

  • SpiraTest can be improved in terms of its dashboard and reporting. This will be really helpful for the management as well.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

JMeter

General

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

JMeter Editions & Modules

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SpiraTest

General

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

SpiraTest Editions & Modules

On-premise Edition
3-User$1331
5-User$1191
10-User$991
20-User$891
20-User$6,9992
  1. Lifetime License per Seat
  2. Lifetime License (unlimited seats)
SaaS Edition
1-User$61
3-User$241
5-User$191
10-User$171
20-User$131
  1. Per User per Month
Modules
RemoteLaunch$199.991
  1. Lifetime License [Unlimited Users]
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