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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

Visual Studio Test Professional

You have the ability to link them with the requirements and user stories. You also have the ability to track the running of test cases and the reporting of the results of each test case. You are able to send some reports via dashboard control to see the status of the overall testing across specific requirements or specific user stories. It enables us to connect the bugs and the cases to the requirements.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Load Testing

JMeter
8.2
Visual Studio Test Professional
End to end performance management
JMeter
8.7
Visual Studio Test Professional
Integrated performance data
JMeter
8.6
Visual Studio Test Professional
Deployment model flexibility
JMeter
8.5
Visual Studio Test Professional
Real time monitoring
JMeter
8.4
Visual Studio Test Professional
Automated anomaly detection
JMeter
7.0
Visual Studio Test Professional

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

Visual Studio Test Professional

  • Creation and handling of test plans and test cases.
  • Full integration with Microsoft Team Foundation Server, including Agile or Scrum templates.
  • Recording and automation of tests in Internet Explorer or Windows desktop environments.
Anonymous | 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

Visual Studio Test Professional

  • One thing that I don't love is the pinning options. If you unpin something I find it fairly hard to find how to get it back and that frustrates me sometimes.
  • The icons, other than the save and folder icons, aren't as clear as to what they are as I would like. I find myself spending a lot of time hovering over each icon to see what it actually is.
  • We use Crystal Reports when we are setting up our reports for the doctors' offices. I wish there Crystal Reports was integrated into Visual Studios. It would be much nicer than have to switch to the Crystal editor to get the report changed.
Alexandria Lunderman | 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

Visual Studio Test Professional

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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

Visual Studio Test Professional

No score
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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

Visual Studio Test Professional

Visual Studio Test Professional 9.0
Based on 1 answer
We have requested a few tickets from technical support, and the feedback is good. The initial setup of this solution is pretty straightforward. Our team is very experienced with Visual Studio, so it took them maybe one week to get everything in order.
Eduin Zuloaga | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

Visual Studio Test Professional

Test Professional is a much more rounded product by nature of its integration with Team Foundation Server. Much lower administrative effort required as only one system needs to be hosted.
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

Visual Studio Test Professional

  • It contributes to budget reduction due to the use of less expensive licenses for QA team.
  • Using automation it contributes to reducing the time to market and the quality of the outcomes through regression tests.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

JMeter

General

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

Visual Studio Test Professional

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

JMeter
9.0
Visual Studio Test Professional
8.7

Likelihood to Renew

JMeter
8.6
Visual Studio Test Professional

Usability

JMeter
9.0
Visual Studio Test Professional

Reliability and Availability

JMeter
1.0
Visual Studio Test Professional

Performance

JMeter
8.0
Visual Studio Test Professional

Support Rating

JMeter
9.5
Visual Studio Test Professional
9.0

Online Training

JMeter
1.0
Visual Studio Test Professional

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