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TestComplete is a test management and functional, performance testing tool, from SmartBear Software headquartered in Somerville, Massachusetts.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/zn/m1/UN52PJC1XCKJ.PNGTestComplete - Making it easy to save time and moneyThe development team and I noticed we spent a lot of time manually testing everything in our product before it went out the door. Specifically, the sanity test that we conduct before we release a new version. It was decided that we needed to automate this long and costly procedure. So, I spent some time looking for options and TestComplete seemed like the perfect solution.,Keyword test is really easy to use. Anyone can figure it out in a couple of hours. The support they provide is amazing. Their customer service is top notch and they have a lot of resources for beginners to more advanced users. More advanced features are provided and come in handy. TestComplete can easily integrate with your development workflow.,Beta testing for major releases would be nice. In other words it would be nice to see what our tests will do/ won't do for every release. A learning feature that is built into the product. Something like what Postman has done recently to their newest version. This would help up newbies as well as more experienced users.,10,Saves us time which saves us money. I have cut down the sanity test from hours to minutes which allows me to test other areas of our products. There was kind of a steep learning curve for more advanced testing procedures which ate up a bit of time. Creating the tests through TestComplete has allowed us to catch issues in our products that we normally wouldn't test for.,The problem we had was cutting down the time it took to go through the sanity test. It takes more than a business day since our applications are so complex. TestComplete pretty much cut down the time from hours to minutes. It was pretty astounding how quickly TestComplete went through the tests that we manually did and at the same time report on exactly what it did.,The keyword test is heavily used right now since it allows us to hit multiple applications at once. We are more involved with desktop applications at the moment but one of our products is web-based. So, it's really easy to create a keyword test that is testing our main application and then when it hits our web-based application nothing extra really has to be done. Essentially the keyword test feature keeps the ball rolling and makes the tests cases that we develop very flexible.,Testing time has decreased tremendously which allows us to focus on newer features of our product. I can't stress enough how much time it has saved us because we were spending way too much time on tests that could easily be automated. Also maintaining these tests is very easy since TestComplete has a lot of organizational features and it easily integrates with your development workflow. I would also say that collaboration between the testing team and the development has improved. They like that they can use the test teams test cases via TestExecute or through TestComplete whenever they want to test out something they have changed.,,PostmanTestCompleteTestComplete is used in our test automation process. With continued integration, our automated tests developer, using TestComplete, will perform sanity tests/smoke test that will test the application included in the build every time our developer submits their code changes. It is also used in our day to day/regression testing when we have a scheduled release.,UI Testing is very efficient and has a detailed report every time the test completes its run. Automation developer has the option to choose which programming language he is comfortable with, TestComplete offers a lot of options. The recording is very fast and easy to convert into real test.,Compared to other tools like Microfocus UFT, TestComplete lacks some areas like loading the script library during run time, in TestComplete you need to have more experience using it to suit your need. Not easy to tweak in short.,8,For fast ROI Automation engineer should have a knowledge and experience in building automation framework/test to easily understand the workflow of test complete.,Yes. We have our sanity test/smoke test running that triggers the developer and product owners that build is not ready for further testing or need to be investigated as early as possible.,Cross browser testing, regression testing for desktop/web and mobile works perfectly in our team.,TestComplete triggers the developer if their commits in the branch have an issue before merging to the master branch. Testing starts as early as possible.,,QACompleteTestComplete review from a user in the workspaceI am a lead on the Automation Team. TestComplete is used among my organization for various products. We build upon what TestComplete offers us as our core with our code application-specific frameworks and scripts for sanity, smoke, and regression testing. QA are trained against the TestComplete tool, the FWK and coding to learn how to script, execute, debug, and analyze the results. TestComplete helps greatly to catch defects, DEV changes, design flaws, and performance before releasing to our clients. These issues can only be caught if the scripts are coded in a smart fashion and TestComplete helps with the functionality it provides.,The ObjectSpy tool is the best I've seen for an automation tool. Gives a lot of details on an element to know how to handle it for automation purposes. TestComplete is an easy tool to play around with and learn how to use. Fantastic help from documentation and code examples. SmartBear forum provides great support on questions and issues. Great support of Third party packages used by webpages, windows applications, and browsers. Great control in organizing your code and scripts.,I rarely come across anything that I cannot do in TestComplete. SmartBear does a great job in keeping up with the latest in the industry as new releases come out. SmartBear maintains a list of suggested functionality or improvements that they discuss and agree to develop and add to TestComplete per clients likes. Any issues I may come across, the SmartBear forum has many users that provide support back to me. These are users as well as SmartBear employees on this forum.,10,If you plan out correctly how you want to use TestComplete for testing, this will control how your ROI will be. If poorly used, you will have bad ROI, but if correctly used you will have great ROI per your area of testing and how often you run your testing. A great ROI is achieved if you maintain your automation FWK(s), scripts, environments, and data. Negative ROI is achieved if the person(s) doing automation fail to test as required per the development cycle to release. And if no issues are detected, be sure the scripts are again designed to think outside the box for positive and negative testing scenarios.,Yes, my company needed automation in place for various products and that has been achieved over the time I have been with my company.,I used TestComplete for front end UI testing for windows and web-based applications. And because SmartBear maintains TestComplete against what is out in the market for use (latest browsers, OS, 3rd party web add-ins), I can count on what I need in TestComplete to automate. Open source tools lag behind for support like this. Granted I am paying for a maint. period with TestComplete, but if I encounter an issue I can create an issue report to SmartBear and a support person works with me to supply a patch fix back when appropriate.,My testing does catch and expose developments issues. It does decrease testing time if the QA understand not to run the manual testing that has been automated. We use Team City for Continuous Testing to see what happens from day to day dev changes. Discussions between Dev, QA, and Automation team exists to creating understand feature functionality to test appropriately.,,Team Foundation ServerNice tool for desktop, still lacks support for some mobile app typesBy being able to use data-driven testing some quite boring and tedious Tests with 1000 testcases can be nicely run automated to ensure we didn't break anything. One nice Addition to this fine Software (which would make it PERFECT) would be, if it supported testing Delphi Firemonkey applications at least on Android, starting to actually work on this (they've already been told in the past that this is a shortcomming of their product), instead of asking the user whether everything is fine, would be even more helpful!,Recognizing Delphi VCL controls, except TVirtualTreeview, but TC Folks once showed me how to automate this as well and it's ok now. Clean testcase structure etc. and helpful IDE Supports Delphi script for writing clean test Code and doesn't force you into recording everything. It rarely crashes and given that the Task at Hand really Needs intimate Knowledge of the inner workings of the platforms supported, this is surely no easy task!,No support for testing Delphi Firemonkey apps on mobile platforms yet and no clear indication of whether this will be delivered in the future and if so, when.,7,Cannot really tell as I have no comparison.,It solved our business challenge in parts. The other part is to find the time to write all those automated Tests necessary and that our Software requires interfacing with Hardware etc. where one might need to give "stimuli" which is not so easy. But it's still quite helpful for automating some ordinary but necessary stuff. Mobile testing currently is mostly usefull if you are really using the development Framework it was being made for.,Most useful is the Support for VCL applications, as I'm writing those. Being able to Name map controls and identify controls with a hair-cross is quite useful. The Editor is ok, but in comparison with Delphi IDE it lacks a few Features (I think identation, and Go to declaration is not always working like I'd like it to work). Some object recognition functionality for mobile testing lacks a resonable timeout.,Makes testing more systematic, and some things are being tested now which wouldn't be covered if it couldn't be automated. It helps to fight against boredom of repetive test runs.,,FirebirdSQL,No,Price Product Features Product Usability,I'm not sure if I really would Change that a lot if at all.Using TestComplete in a bankThe main usage of the tool is automation of our regression testing. However often we use it to quickly solve some tasks where user actions required to be automated. Despite the fact that we are the bank, we develop a number of own applications like Internet-bank for web and mobile platforms, custom modules for our CRM system etc. TestComplete is used only by our QA department.,Great object recognition. We can get an access to the most of properties and methods of GUI controls. Support of Python programming language expands native TC functionality with third party libraries. One testing platform for web, mobile and desktop applications.,Works relatively slowly during test runtime. Especially with iOS applications. Poor options for log export. Only .mht is supported. Unable to use variables within Objects in Stores.,8,Not sure we can speak about ROI regarding test automation at all. What exactly I can talk about -- QA people became free from hard and routine regression testing and got a time for another projects.,Yes. We have automated our regression testing. It became more "homogeneous", more precise and extremely faster.,With the Name Mapping repository we can design testing framework in object-oriented style. Object Stores give us an opportunity to create a templates for big and complex objects and then use them with Object Checkpoints.,The overall testing time was decreased.,Selenium and Appium,LoadComplete, Selenium, PyCharm,8,1,Regression testing automation UX automation,We have created bots for one specific task, which requires multiple users do monotone actions for a long time.,We are going to use it for testing of our Android application,10,No,Price Product Features Product Reputation Prior Experience with the Product,Nothing to change at the moment.,Implemented in-house,Yes,Change management was a small part of the implementation and was well-handled,Our testing environment is 100% virtual, and it was rather tricky to properly setup all infrastructure (network, servers, storage etc),9,9,Yes,I believe that all licensed users have an exceptional support from SmartBear.,Name mapping. Especially started from version 12.4 - you can simply use copy/paste feature while you create or edit your objects. You can create a data driven variables, based on tables (csv, excel),Object storing (e.g. the whole web page) performs rather slowly.,No,8TestComplete Tool ReviewUsing TestComplete, now we are able to automate the web applications, mobile apps (which was manual testing earlier) and desktop applications as well. Currently, TestComplete is being used in some of projects/teams and some other team members are learning TestComplete to improve their technical skills using different scripting languages. Along with this, TestComplete has other good features, which are interesting to learn for enhancing skills and to automate applications efficiently.,Automating different types of applications (web, desktop and mobile apps) Supports multiple scripting languages for coding Features like name mapping, object spy, object browser which are helpful in identifying elements easily and to identify the process running in Windows OS Online support covering the features of TestComplete/assistance from a vast number of users/technical persons Debugging the code by enabling breakpoint Support for multiple browsers Record and playback feature,Still more better online assistance/guide (w.r.t TestComplete tool and to the scripting language along with code) from the technical team. Already online guide is available and its vast, but it can be still improved/updated to include all features of TestComplete and syntax/coding standards of scripting language as well Still more detailed explanation about the errors (compile/Run time) which is observed could be provided so that debugging can be easier and tool will be user-friendly Name Mapping feature/object Spy tool could be improved,9,Positive impact is the ability to automate the manual test cases/scenarios which was tedious and time consuming for web/desktop applications and mobile apps using TestComplete tool and different scripting languages. We can learn to automate manual test cases (using record & play back feature initially). Easy to debug automation code when compile / run time error occurs..,Actually initially we were not able to execute the manual test cases/scenarios related to web applications and mobile apps, as it was time consuming/tedious job. So we use TestComplete to overcome the regression testing done during manual testing.. and now once the code is written (in any scripting language), it's easy to run and automate the web applications. Also it's easy and convenient to add different units and tested apps to improve the testing activities effectively. But we had some difficulties with automating mobile apps initially and are working on that.,The object spy/map object feature is very useful in finding the particular element in the web/desktop application easily without any confusion and adding to this feature even the methods and properties/fields associated with the element are also displayed, which is very helpful. Further, the name mapping feature is also useful in mapping the particular element along with its all properties. Also, TestComplete supports multiple scripting languages for coding in different languages and supports different browsers. So that it’s easy to do cross browser testing. Other features like:i) Object browser, which lists all the active processes in the system is also good, so that, it is easy to identify the process and its properties while automating desktop applicationsii) TestedApps, which is used to add other applications under testiii) The record and play back, which is used to learn about automation initially (keyword test),Yes, after using TestComplete the time for regression testing is reduced and its easier to maintain the test scripts for different modules. Also, we can do cross browser testing, which is easier to test application in different browsers and the test coverage (we can concentrate on Functional / System / Integration test cases) will be more. Also, if more number of test cases / scenarios are there, we can execute some test cases in server machine and remaining test cases in other (client) machine using TestExecute. Then TestComplete can be used for automating Windows desktop application through VB scripts and also we can perform mobile apps testing easily through emulators even though if the actual mobile device is not available.,Selenium, Team Foundation Server, JIRA Software and Bugzilla,Selenium, SAP BusinessObjects BI Platform, Team Foundation Server, JIRA Software, BugzillaGlimpse of friendly application test completeTestComplete is used for automating desktop applications and for mobile application testing purposes. It is very useful for image based, measurement kind of applications. It is very friendly and easy to use. It supports Python which is very trending in recent times.,Object spy Record and playback Debugging tools,Object driven testing (ODT) Data population More flexibility for image comparison,8,Helps in regression test and thereby allowing to deliver product at the committed time Got customers Able to do POC and attract more clients,We had a desktop application developed for microscopes where testing should be accurate and precise. Measuring the length of lines of an application was difficult with manual testing. With the help of TestComplete, we could test and deliver the product successfully.,ODTPicture comparisonDDTPython supportRegular expressions,It decreased required testing time, enabled continuous testing, improved collaboration between development and testing teams, and lowered test maintenance costs. Test reporting became easy when integrated with other tools. Debugging was helpful.,TestComplete is great to useWe use it for QUI test in our software. We have several test departments in the company but we are the only one using it. The other departments use other systems, so we don't have a strategy for what products to use.,TestComplete is good at making changes in the QUI visible right at once TestComplete gives more decipline in the development department. The developers need to be aware that changes in object naming have an influence on the automated test We have a lot of manual testing, but we can save time by automating the tests that don't involve direct hardware interaction,Namemapping. From time to time TestComplete fails due to object names. Making changes in namemapping is hard to do as well as risky. The help files. All examples are scripts. I would like to see more examples directed for the people that do not script testcases, but record them,9,We have minimized our manual test period. We trust in TestComplete and it is really good to have a tool that you just can run and then get a result.,We use TestComplete as regression test of our system. We run it every night and it gives a clear image of changes that have been made since yesterday.,SilktestTesting on multiple platforms across different browsers? This is the toolTestComplete is used by several teams in my organization but not all. It is typically used for test automation and mainly for functional and regression testing.,It easily integrates with other tools like Jira, Github, Jenkins and even other test automation frameworks like Selenium. With these features, it makes a perfect case for continuous testing and CI/CD. Also perfect for DevOps style of development. It supports multiple platforms like desktop applications, web applications, and mobile applications. This combination makes a great one as in today's world an app should be functioning in all environments. It has cloud on demand test labs which is excellent for running your test suite in multiple environments without any hassle. Got to say that object recognition is way superior to other tools which is very key for test automation. Also supports codeless automation which is cool.,Even though object recognition is their strength, it can still be better. Some times in a dynamic web application, the object recognition fails. Of course there are work arounds but you shouldn't really be using them. Switching to debug mode when an exception pops in is missing. Would be a great add on. There are many open source free tools in the market and license cost is a factor with this tool.,8,It's very hard to calculate ROI. Without automation, the manual test execution was taking 10 days and after automating, the test execution just takes a day. Here you have ROI. Also, time for releasing the software into prod improved a lot. With test automation in place, there are more frequent releases.,We had a case to support testing activities for different platforms, OS and browsers and this tool helped us address it without too many hassles.,As I covered a lot in the review, their on demand cloud support for running the app on multiple OS, browsers, and different platforms is the one feature we wanted the most and we got from this tool.,With this tool in place and an automated test suite in place, our releases were much faster and there were fewer defects.,,Selenium, HP UFTTestComplete does everything you want in AutomationTestComplete is being used by the QA department, We are using this for automating a JSwing application and it covers the smoke, regression, and business functionalities. It is mainly focused on the user experience and integrated flow with the product being tested by TestComplete. TestComplete provides an option to perform actions with multiple AUT technologies under one project/project suite. TestComplete has a wide range of options to overcome your issue during automation.,Script Extensions - Scripts can be developed using VBScript and JScript where it can be utilized by other script languages Project(Suite) Variables - These variables can be accessed any where in the project/project-suite and it has different types of data type to perform the actions better Custom Object Mapping - User can map the AUT custom objects into accessible controls where other tool doesn't have much on it Extended Find - This can be used when user based roles and screens for identifying same object in different hierarchy,Code Editor - this needs to improved a lot in-order to be great product Performance on Debug - this needs to be optimized when we use large project suite Recovery Scenario,8,When we use TestComplete for Smoke or Regression test suite with playback time within an hour or less then you will get valid results without any hangs-up, then we will get a good ROI. Sometimes, it is a bit difficult to understand the concept behind some of the features of TestComplete but once you stomach them fully then TestComplete is a great tool to automate. When you [have a] legacy application then go for TestComplete.,Manual Scenario: Every time when a build comes, QA manual testers will do smoke tests which cover basic validations. But it doesn't go in-depth of configuration and list components that should be part of that build. It causes major issues in the customer places. It will take 2 to 3 days to check the configuration and components list for one QA manual tester. TestComplete comes bang on it and it completed the in-depth validation with 4 to 5 hours of time. Developing this suite took a week. So it reduced the 70% bug in customer place.,Let's you have a scenario like: 1. Create a member in Desktop APP. 2. Validate the added member in Web APP and trigger a Notification in Mobile APP 3. Verify the notification Mobile APP. TestComplete [was used] in all three platforms and made it easy to cover the integrated business flow. TestComplete supports most of the legacy applications which is a very important thing to notice. There are much more features that can be used to validate various type of business scenarios.,TestComplete impacted a lot in our project. Currently it plays a big role in regression testing integrated with Jenkins, Whenever a new build comes jenkins will automatically trigger the execution which helped us in identifying critical, blocker issues early before it starts testing. This can be used in various places like creating test data for manual tests, and utility tools for checking the health of an application based on the parameters defined.,OneNote, Selenium, JenkinsDp's reviewTestcomplete is used for automation of a medical software application and other enterprise applications.,Name mapping is an awesome feature which manages objects very well. Managing architecture for application is made easy.,Web application testing experience can be improved.,8,It's not as expensive as other automation tools in the market. Support is awesome.,Yes. It was bought for a client project and increasing number of licenses our organization had.,Windows based application - it is strongest in automation of Windows based applications. Lots of features and support.,Reduced Manual testing effort Faster test cycles Continuous integration Support,QTPTestComplete Review[It's] Used only by the digital diagnostic department to automate tests which are currently written for manual execution.,Easy to use even by non-technical people. UI automation made easy. Object spy is really good for finding object's properties and methods.,Region checkpoints don't have anymore the option to directly crop the area of interest. Only one global object repository. Sometimes (very rarely) crashes.,9,Reducing the time required by manually testing the app.,Yes.,Defining scripts.Defining keyword tests.Using scripts in the keyword tests.,No quantifiable impact yet, since we have not run a system test until now.Finding new bugs.Personal Opinion on TestCompleteTestComplete is being used mainly by the QA Department to run automation regression tests for older features to make sure nothing is broken when new features are released. This saves us time to allow us to focus on new features while still covering the old features and allows us to catch bugs that would normally be left out because there wasn't enough coverage.,Supports multiple languages. Can create performance tests from scripts used for automation test. Supports all current major browsers.,TestComplete sometimes hangs and it could last for several hours without moving on from the current test case. It should allow the user to make a checkpoint when running several test cases to keep track of tests that need to be updated or fixed. Should have an option to save all the variables used in the test case.,10,Positive: Saves time for regression testing. Negative: Support can be lacking even in paid versions. Negative: Sometimes the software crashes and loses all your work even if you are constantly saving.,TestComplete did solve all our challenges and it's a product I recommend for everyone at any level of their automation process. The support of API within TestComplete is also another added benefit if the user is unable to obtain a license of their READYAPI suite.,As of now we only use TestComplete for website testing. The suite also allows us to use other applications like Excel, PDF, etc. to verify any data that is being written to those mentioned products but it's very limited.,Selenium,SoapUI NG Pro, LoadUI NG Pro, LoadCompleteTesting EverythingThe tool is being used continuously by our SW QA department, we use it to test several SW platforms; it is used to evaluate features, functionalities, and stability. The automatic process allows us to run it over night and save a lot of machine time instead of running tests during the day when the R&D and application teams are utilizing the machines.,Testcomplete can support a variety of interfaces, scripts, applications and can be used with being a trained programmer which is a big advantage.,In some cases there are buttons and menus which are not recognized by testcomplete, these cases forced us to use mouse coordinates and positions or other workarounds to get the task done. It would be great if the recognition of buttons and menus would be more robust and we wouldn't need to look for workarounds.,9,The ROI is clear and easily seen, time of tester/engineer on the machine is saved, by running the tool overnight automatically we save a lot of machine time, so fewer machines are needed in the lab, a huge amount of money [is saved].,Yes, the problem was automation of routine tests done manually until we started to use testcomplete.,SW QA and functionsRegression and stability testsWe only use it for desktop applications,It allows multiple platform testing at the same time, less manpower and more tests without limiting the level of testing due to an automatic process.,A lapsed user returnsWe run multiple TestComplete projects on every build, designed to check for functional and regression issues. We're also developing a separate set of projects to test for overall performance problems with our app.,Object recognition and maintenance is easy to work with. I love how powerful the product is simply by allowing script code to enhance the recorded steps. Upgrades have never been a problem. All of my projects have worked flawlessly from one new version to another.,We desperately need it to work on Macs as well as Windows. I would appreciate an easier method of editing image comparison masks. We currently have to develop our own reports for viewing the history of a particular test over time. This information is vital for helping us track down when a bug started. Some means of being able to parse various logs from build runs would be a huge plus.,9,It's helped raise the quality of our product by catching bugs we might not have caught so quickly with manual testing. Quality confidence is higher after we instituted TestComplete in our build process.,It solved most of our problem. Without a Mac version, we can't totally rely on it, but our Windows testing is much more robust.,We only use the desktop version. Our app doesn't support mobile or web viewing.,We no longer have long periods of manual testing before a product can be released. Since TestComplete is run on every build, testing is ongoing throughout the development process. We catch bugs earlier and testing has been more precise.,,Perforce, MailChimp, JIRA SoftwareTestComplete Tried and TestedWe use TestComplete in the QA department for several of our projects, if required by our clients. We usually push for the usage because of our extensive knowledge of the product.,First of all it has great documentation, online and in the Help files, and a great lively community ready to step up an help. Great support from SmartBear if need be. Plenty of features that allow great depths of automation to be done. Runs well in projects with a high number of scripts.,One of the downsides is the relatively slow autocomplete function in the Script Editor. Could be a bit faster, but is still usable and I tend to use it 95% of the time. TestComplete, by default, has a white theme with black text. This can become tiresome after several hours of using it. Luckily the script editor is customizable, but unfortunately the rest of the application is not.,9,The ROI has been high since we started using TestComplete. We gained a lot of customer trust. We reduced the manual testing load quite a lot.,We needed to automate a large number of test cases to reduce manual workload. TestComplete has done the job with flying colors.,We use TestComplete for web and desktop applications manly to run acceptance and regression testing.,TestComplete greatly reduced testing time and reduced maintenance costs.,Selenium,SeleniumGreat muti-platform solution for reducing manual test time.Our teams use TestComplete to automate regression tests of our web-based products. Currently, the QA teams are the only teams using TestComplete. Having automated test suites helps reduce the test cycle time, by running regression test on standard features and UI elements. Some products are automated before release while others are automated after release.,The record and play back works great for our less technical team members. Basic UI validations and some of the happy path functionality can easily be automated. The structure and set up of Project Suites. Easy to organize tests and group into functional tests that can be reused in Test cases. Multiple Types of tests projects can be created. Mobile, Web Page and Web Services. When setting up a new project the wizard guides the user through and allows for the selection of many different options as well as the coding language that is preferred.,With some of the applications our company develops it is hard to re-use tests on multiple browsers. There is usually some items that need to be "tweaked" in order for it to run properly on multiple browsers. When adding Environments to the list in Environment Manager the values are not always retained. I try to add a Windows 7 - 64bit with IE 11 and it defaults the values back to Windows 10 or Chrome 50 when I select the alternate values. Our company uses Jira for defect tracking and TestComplete does not have the option in Issue Tracking to connect to Jira.,9,With some projects we have 80-85% automated test coverage. This decreased our manual test time significantly. Typical tester count for a project of that size would be double what we currently have working on the project if not for the extensive automated suite. Having a smoke test that is executed automatically after every deployment to the QA environment has decreased the turn around time for QA. This high level automated test will flag any deployment issues with environment or configuration. That way the development team does not need to wait on the QA team to start testing and identify issues with the deployment. Results are provided as soon as the deployment is complete and if issues are present then development can start working on the fix immediately without having to engage QA. The initial training time for testers has been balanced out once the automated scripts are in place. The upkeep on the scripts does take time and on some projects we have found that a full time automation resource is required to keep up with the changes being made.,The challenge was the amount of manual testing that needed to be conducted for regression tests. This was resource heavy on the number of testers and the amount of time it took to complete a full regression on some projects. TestComplete helped to reduce the manual test time. This allowed testers to focus on functional testing and be more thorough on the new features and functionality.,Our test efforts have mainly used TestComplete for our web based testing. It was easy to implement for our less technical testers with the record and play. Right off the shelf we were able to automate UI and basic happy path tests. With more in depth usage we were able to create data sets to exercise the many different scenarios that users could encounter with our products. The ability to choose the coding language on project set up is very helpful to allow each tester to choose what is their preferred language, making it easy for the testers to maintain.,The obvious of decreasing testing time. Having many of the manual tasks automated the testers can kick off the scripts and while that is running start on functional feature tests. Also the ability to have a smoke test kick off after a build is deployed has decreased the QA involvement. Helping to identify issues with the build before QA spends time testing and then has to return to development for build related issues.,,JIRA Software, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft SQL ServerTestComplete, medically approved* to relieve tedium. (*i'm not a Doctor so this may not be accurate)We use TestComplete to test our in-house developed software. Our products bolt onto AutoCAD so we use TestComplete to interact not only with our software, but with AutoCAD too. Using TestComplete has really made a difference on the efficiency of the product test cycle. Previously a manual process involving hundreds of repetitive tasks, now, i simply load the test suite within TestComplete, press 'go' and it does the boring tests for me while i can do the more interesting exploratory testing manually. TestComplete has even helped us isolate bugs in our software that we didn't even know existed, due to the nature of how it interacts with our software.,Intuitive - whether writing scripts, or keyword tests, the TestComplete object discovery and mapping engine really helps keep things accessible to the 'driver', for example, i use the object browser to find elements and inspect their members, once mapped, referencing them in scripts and keyword tests is simple. Powerful - day to day, the problems I've had to solve to create tests were aided by TestComplete not hindered. Even if a scripting module is not present by default, it can easily be added/referenced Support network - I've had reason to ask the Smartbear support team for help a few times, and while their answers don't come immediately, they have been absolutely bang on the money with the answers given. In addition to this, the forums answer almost any 'mainstream' question you may have, they are usually my start point if I'm stuck. Repeat ability - the ability to repeat processes as many times as you like is a godsend that keeps tedium and human error to one side.,The scripting languages offered while solid, are less than convenient for me. I would love to be able to script tests in C# as i have a room full of C# experts here to assist if required Pressing F5 doesn't run the 'current' test, but the ENTIRE test suite, as my brain is tuned to Microsoft's F5 to 'go' this is a constant user error of mine,9,We have seen a much more efficient product release cycle since using TestComplete. )Mainly down to the fact that a new build can be issued and tested very quickly. In turn, this means problems can be found a lot quicker, and the process repeats.),Yes. Testing was becoming a problem area where there was simply too much to be done properly manually. Since getting TestComplete working, we have found that testing isn't as scary a prospect as BTC! (before TestComplete) From a personal perspective, i now don't have to do 1000's of repetitive clicks to find the developers have rebuilt the software and i need to start all over again - bliss.,We only use the desktop application test module as we only develop desktop applications. I'm using the Object Browser all of the time to look behind the curtain of a desktop application that i'm testing and building the test based on that information.,TestComplete has brought testing from an ugly 'someone has to do it' (me!) corner, to a more mainstream part of the development cycle. We are working toward nightly builds and continuous testing.,TestRail,AutoCAD, Windows Server, Hyper-V, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Test ProfessionalGreat Product for the Small to Large Software Development NeedsTestComplete is used across our department. It is primarily used to automate GUI interfaces to our application product suite.,The organization of test suites and test projects is very intuitive. This made it easy to learn and fairly easy to manage. We had a conceptual framework for tests that TestComplete seems to support very well. The blog web site for technical support is very responsive and the people supporting it know the product quite well. This has been essential in helping us to apply the product across a wide variety of testing needs. TestComplete allows one to create very robust automated test procedures. When it comes to testing on a very large scale, the test procedures must themselves be bullet proof. There are quite a few tricks to learn to make this happen, but TestComplete allows us to do this.,The reporting features are poor to non-existent. We need to develop our own presentation formats for results and do not want to buy an add-on product (such as QA Complete) to do so. We have had to get creative and embed report meta data generating subroutines into our test procedures so that we can capture the data that we need. This is time consuming and inefficient. There are a couple of files that are particularly vulnerable to corruption if you are not very careful with how you manage your source control. The name mapping file and individual project files can be corrupted easily when more than one person is making changes to those files. Merging capabilities with something like the Git version control tool can be tricky. Remember to back things up frequently and carefully! TestComplete does not provide searching for internal relationships without writing special scripts to do so. For example, it would be nice to find out what TestComplete objects are affected by making a change to javascript function. Getting a list of keyword tests and lines affected would be great. Another example is changing the name of an object. In some cases TestComplete propagates the name changes to the affected related objects and in other cases it does not. How does one understand the impact of changing a shared object if these relationships are not readily at one's finger tips??,10,This is still to be determined - at least in terms of hard numbers. We are only just starting to collect data on our testing results, so stay tuned. However, I will say that TestComplete definitely gives us capabilities that we would not otherwise have. Thus in a binary sense, TestComplete is a game changer (e.g., yes we have automated testing capability vs. no, we do not have automated testing capability).,Yes, it absolutely did. We needed a tool that performed automated testing at three levels (direct GUI manipulation, GUI object property/method call manipulation, and sending stimuli and detecting responses for multiple programs running concurrently in a system). We also needed a tool that was flexible with its verification checkpoint methods (image comparisons with masking and tolerance setting capabilities, flexible and robust XML content verification, object property verification, table-driven results lookup, and many other types). Finally, we needed a tool that was affordable.TestComplete basically hit a home run for us in all of these areas.,Windows forms application testing is the biggest area of need. We do not have big need to testing web pages or mobile applications. The support objects out of the box is pretty good. We use QT objects a lot and TestComplete drills right down into those objects with any special add-ons or added expense. We have not tried it yet, but we intend to use the command-line interface to TestComplete quite a bit for our regression testing and our "test on demand" framework that we hope to build.,The biggest payback will be when we are able to repeat batteries of tests with little or no extra manpower. The procedure development process is tedious and resource intensive, but nearly so much as the resource required to perform tests manually, over and over again.,,No,Price Product Features Product Usability Analyst Reports,We now have a better understanding of our testing requirements and needs. We purchased TestComplete to pilot its applicability to our projects by using it on one project. It will be expanded to other projects. Except for achieving a better understanding of our requirements up front (hard to do), I think we did quite well with our evaluation approach.My experience with TestComplete - Past five yearsWe use the tool to automate an ETRMS and other internal applications. We use the tool to primarily automate the test regression suites for these applications.,The fact that the tool supports multiple scripting languages is great. It supports JScript, JavaScript, and Python to name just three. This makes it easy for me to recruit test automation engineers to do the work. The distributed execution module is great in the sense that it helps us to cut our Test suite execution time by more than half. The TestExecute module is very useful. It's not costly and is light weight. The Command Line Interface makes it flexible for us to write schedule jobs.,The Distributed module needs to provide the ability to connect to any host instead of a Physical 1 to 1 mapping. This would allow the automation architect to provide a pool of servers to be used for test execution. The tool should have Java support since a huge majority of applications use Java. The IDE's support for Java will allow Java developers to leverage the tool more. The tool needs to improve the performance of its JavaScript code. This is currently a huge issue.,8,TestComplete has helped our company greatly. We had an automation suite that used to take three months to run manually but now runs in about 3 hours. The learning curve to get started was our biggest issues. Once the staff is trained it becomes easier.,Absolutely. We needed to be able to deploy our application more frequently and we are now able to deploy twice a week as opposed to twice a year.,We primarily use the tool for end to end UI based regression testing. We use other tools for web/cross browser testing. One of the reasons is that an open source web application provides a lot of flexibility without a license fee. They also are more friendly to regular IDEs like Eclipse and IntelliJ.,All of the above is true. We are using TestComplete to support our agile transformation effort and we are extending the useoft the tool with our Bamboo implementation for CI/CD.,,Selenium, Toad Data Point, JIRA SoftwareTestComplete - The Only Automated Testing Suite I've UsedTestcomplete is only used by our R&D Team within our SQA Group. We currently have two users of Testcomplete, and one previous user on our development team. We use Testcomplete to automate certain tests that are either very repetitive or difficult for our analysts to test. By combining Testcomplete, Testexecute, and Windows Powershell, we have a set of overnight tests we run during our regression testing and performance tests that are run periodically throughout development. We are currently creating tests for our new mobile app that integrates with our desktop application.,A very low entry point, with a very high skill ceiling - It doesn't take a lot to get started in Testcomplete and I feel like I'm always learning a new use or function that I hadn't thought of or knew before. Feedback - The live debugging in script creation is very useful and it's very rare that I have a test fail and Testcomplete does not give me a descriptive enough answer to correct the issue. A large tool set - There are a large number of features that can be used to aid in the automation process. Testcomplete has different wizards and object tools that allow me to tailor the creation process to how I want it to be.,Occasional crashes - sometimes a recorded test can cause the application to crash if it is too large for the system it's running on. Missing sort/search functionality in some places - There are some places where you can only search one field when there are multiple being displayed. It makes it difficult to find script files when I'm adding them as a test item. High skill ceiling - while I listed this as a positive, it can sometimes be daunting moving into an area that has a ton of options or variables that you can change with very little description next to the options.,9,Sped up our testing cycle and allows our analysts to focus on difficult and new areas Gave the development team a better look at how their changes affect the performance of our product We were able to find bugs in our software that we would not have found otherwise,Testcomplete was bought to speed up the QA process as the amount of work necessary to test our product increased. It has been a solution to this problem, allowing certain tests to never be hands-on unless it fails or we get a heads up from our engineers that there may be a problem area.,The web and desktop application has been the backbone of our testing suite. Our main product is a desktop application, but there are certain areas of testing that require us to use a browser. Our success with these two areas led to us purchasing a mobile testing license which we are now using to create automated tests for our mobile app.,It has greatly reduced the amount of time spent on manual testing our software. It allows more time for the hardware components of our testing and has greatly improved our optics on the performance of our product. We have used Testcomplete to overload our system and time the recovery, leading to performance improvements we may not have thought of otherwise.,,HP Quality Center, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Office 2016TestComplete in a nutshellWe are using TestComplete in our IT department to automate regression testing for different applications. Currently, only QA (myself) is using TestComplete for automating test cases in windows and web. I use the keyword test approach.,Ease of use for non-programmers, ability to record and playback your test cases. Support for mutliple programming languges, so it can be used by users with programming backgrounds, which in turn provides more solid test coverage and troubleshooting. Very convenient feature for executing recorded or written scripts over multiple machines via TestExecute feature. You can schedule and run your tests simultaneously over a number test machines. Data-driven testing is made a lot easier with TestComplete's ability to pull the data from stored Excel files or even from DB queries that can be run in real-time during test executions by accessing. Ability to analyze objects your test cases are working with, with their full sets of properties, and to decide which property of an object to verify. Reusability of recorded test cases; you can call a recorded test case within another test case. Cross-browser testing; you can run your web scripts over multiple browsers and browser versions.,I would like to have the ability to export test results in bulk, from the Project Workspace section; currently, you can only export one test case execution at a time in HTML format. From time to time, I've run into an issue with object recognition, where TestComplete was not able to find some of our custom coded controls due to its multiple layer structure (Infragistics combined with WinForms, etc.). Our application uses a lot of search result grids, which are Infragistics control grids, and by using the keyword test script approach, I am not able to easily read the values and properties of the individual cells of the grid; object spy treats the entire grid as one element, one control.,10,Shortening the QA Test cycle during our releases by automatinig regression testing has helpd us tremendously. It is a fairly inexpensive enterprise tool.,Our main purpose for getting a tool like TestComplete was to address our regression testing needs. It has been very helpful in shortening the test cycle during our releases. Also, since our main application is slowly moving from windows to web, we are going to use web-based testing platform and cross-browser functionality in the near future.,As I mentioned above, we are using TestComplete mostly for the regression testing purposes. What I like the best is the great "object spy" feature and its ability to identify all object/control properties. It is a very useful feature that give us the freedom and ability to choose how the scripts will perform, based on the selected properties. I also like the combination of key-word and scripting test creation, which give the non-programmers ability to record test cases.,TestComplete has definitely decreased our overall testing cycle during releases by reducing the time we used to spend on manual regression testing.,QTP and QA Wizarddesktop application testingIn our organization we have a software system that consists of several windows desktop applications. We use TestComplete to create automated tests for those applications so we can perform continuous automated regression testing. In this way we are trying to release more often and increase the quality of our software,We are using TestComplete for windows desktop applications and, compared to other tools that we tried, it was most intuitive and easy to use Other than that, since our application is large and consists of lots of different UI controls, TestComplete worked well with most of them, since some other tools didn't work at all TestComplete has integration with Git so we can easily save our tests to a remote Git repository,Sometimes is not easy to find the property you would like to use for checkpoint TestComplete for windows could run faster in some scenarios Git integration could be improved (to not only use Tortoise Git),8,We have started to think more about automation as a whole in our company (not only testing and QA but other processes as well) A negative would be that it takes time to learn and we had to invest time in order to create tests,Yes, we bought it for creating automated tests for our Windows desktop applications and we managed to create tests and to run them every day. This way, we increased confidence in our software quality, and saved time and money that we used for manual testing.,We use only desktop applications currently.,TC for a web applicationTestComplete is used by all of the Quality assurance department in my company (we have several QA teams, one for each product line). We use TestComplete for regression tests and in continuous integration process to test interfaces of our products.,TestComplete is easy to use. Code is easy to maintain and update (if developer respects some elementary coding rules, of course). Production of mht log for tests is easy to do, and readability is good (expandable folder, etc.) Execution of a scenario over several browsers. Object spy is efficient.,TestComplete Editor for script needs some functionality like highlight mapping object from script, possibility to begin a run from a line in script, etc. Some basics functionalities that have existed for many years in editors like notepad++, eclipse, etc. don't exist in TestComplete. Debug is hard to use. Sometimes automatic mapping of object during recording is bad (for example, for a web application, idStr is not taken as criteria because there is only one object of this type in the page). I prefer doing mapping to control it before recording. Edition of a same shared project by 2 users is too hard. I gave up because we lost some TestComplete code too many times. TestComplete can be blocked by a child process of Application under test, and it's hard to find it, and mainly impossible to stop run without killing TestComplete. Confirmation of object disparition is hard to code. Most of the time, it slows the scenario.,9,Positive: faster software testing. Positive: many updates of TestComplete during the year, and support is efficient. Positive: testing time has decreased and repeatability has been augmented. Negative: some QA team members can't do automatisation because they need coding skills.,Main business challenge was replacement of our old automation tool. TestComplete has well replaced it.,Cross-browser testing [is most useful] because our application is web-based and must run over several browsers.,Improved continuous testing, and decreased testing time. mht log permit to keep traces of execution on old release.,TestComplete is a winner when automating Delphi based apps[It's] Used by QA to write and run automated scripts to test several desktop applications which are coded in Delphi.,TestComplete is the most effective automation tool for interacting with Delphi based code. TestComplete allows the user to choose from various scripting languages, and provides support for each. TestComplete is continually being updated and improved. TestComplete provides good support, including an extensive forum, plus a short response time for additional issues.,If the app under test is not responding, TestComplete cannot always be paused, but requires being shut down. It is not uncommon to have to re-vamp automation scripts that once ran flawlessly, when there have been no changes to the PC, etc. The licensing can be onerous particularly if there are any changes to the hosting PC.,8,With TestComplete, QA has been effective in finding bugs that would be unreasonably time intensive to replicate manually.,Yes. TestComplete has been a good tool for developing software automation.,Smoke test and regression testing of Desktop applications. We have not had a need for web or mobile features.,TestComplete has decreased testing time, and allowed for continuous testing.,,BugTracker.net
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March 01, 2019

TestComplete - Making it easy to save time and money

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Pros and Cons

  • Keyword test is really easy to use. Anyone can figure it out in a couple of hours.
  • The support they provide is amazing. Their customer service is top notch and they have a lot of resources for beginners to more advanced users.
  • More advanced features are provided and come in handy.
  • TestComplete can easily integrate with your development workflow.
  • Beta testing for major releases would be nice. In other words it would be nice to see what our tests will do/ won't do for every release.
  • A learning feature that is built into the product. Something like what Postman has done recently to their newest version. This would help up newbies as well as more experienced users.
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March 07, 2019

TestComplete

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • UI Testing is very efficient and has a detailed report every time the test completes its run.
  • Automation developer has the option to choose which programming language he is comfortable with, TestComplete offers a lot of options.
  • The recording is very fast and easy to convert into real test.
  • Compared to other tools like Microfocus UFT, TestComplete lacks some areas like loading the script library during run time, in TestComplete you need to have more experience using it to suit your need. Not easy to tweak in short.
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March 13, 2019

TestComplete review from a user in the workspace

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Pros and Cons

  • The ObjectSpy tool is the best I've seen for an automation tool. Gives a lot of details on an element to know how to handle it for automation purposes.
  • TestComplete is an easy tool to play around with and learn how to use. Fantastic help from documentation and code examples.
  • SmartBear forum provides great support on questions and issues.
  • Great support of Third party packages used by webpages, windows applications, and browsers.
  • Great control in organizing your code and scripts.
  • I rarely come across anything that I cannot do in TestComplete. SmartBear does a great job in keeping up with the latest in the industry as new releases come out.
  • SmartBear maintains a list of suggested functionality or improvements that they discuss and agree to develop and add to TestComplete per clients likes.
  • Any issues I may come across, the SmartBear forum has many users that provide support back to me. These are users as well as SmartBear employees on this forum.
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February 22, 2018

Nice tool for desktop, still lacks support for some mobile app types

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Pros and Cons

  • Recognizing Delphi VCL controls, except TVirtualTreeview, but TC Folks once showed me how to automate this as well and it's ok now.
  • Clean testcase structure etc. and helpful IDE
  • Supports Delphi script for writing clean test Code and doesn't force you into recording everything.
  • It rarely crashes and given that the Task at Hand really Needs intimate Knowledge of the inner workings of the platforms supported, this is surely no easy task!
  • No support for testing Delphi Firemonkey apps on mobile platforms yet and no clear indication of whether this will be delivered in the future and if so, when.
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October 24, 2017

Using TestComplete in a bank

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Great object recognition. We can get an access to the most of properties and methods of GUI controls.
  • Support of Python programming language expands native TC functionality with third party libraries.
  • One testing platform for web, mobile and desktop applications.
  • Works relatively slowly during test runtime. Especially with iOS applications.
  • Poor options for log export. Only .mht is supported.
  • Unable to use variables within Objects in Stores.
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September 01, 2017

TestComplete Tool Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Automating different types of applications (web, desktop and mobile apps)
  • Supports multiple scripting languages for coding
  • Features like name mapping, object spy, object browser which are helpful in identifying elements easily and to identify the process running in Windows OS
  • Online support covering the features of TestComplete/assistance from a vast number of users/technical persons
  • Debugging the code by enabling breakpoint
  • Support for multiple browsers
  • Record and playback feature
  • Still more better online assistance/guide (w.r.t TestComplete tool and to the scripting language along with code) from the technical team. Already online guide is available and its vast, but it can be still improved/updated to include all features of TestComplete and syntax/coding standards of scripting language as well
  • Still more detailed explanation about the errors (compile/Run time) which is observed could be provided so that debugging can be easier and tool will be user-friendly
  • Name Mapping feature/object Spy tool could be improved
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August 23, 2017

TestComplete is great to use

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  • TestComplete is good at making changes in the QUI visible right at once
  • TestComplete gives more decipline in the development department. The developers need to be aware that changes in object naming have an influence on the automated test
  • We have a lot of manual testing, but we can save time by automating the tests that don't involve direct hardware interaction
  • Namemapping. From time to time TestComplete fails due to object names. Making changes in namemapping is hard to do as well as risky.
  • The help files. All examples are scripts. I would like to see more examples directed for the people that do not script testcases, but record them
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September 12, 2017

Testing on multiple platforms across different browsers? This is the tool

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • It easily integrates with other tools like Jira, Github, Jenkins and even other test automation frameworks like Selenium. With these features, it makes a perfect case for continuous testing and CI/CD. Also perfect for DevOps style of development.
  • It supports multiple platforms like desktop applications, web applications, and mobile applications. This combination makes a great one as in today's world an app should be functioning in all environments.
  • It has cloud on demand test labs which is excellent for running your test suite in multiple environments without any hassle.
  • Got to say that object recognition is way superior to other tools which is very key for test automation. Also supports codeless automation which is cool.
  • Even though object recognition is their strength, it can still be better. Some times in a dynamic web application, the object recognition fails. Of course there are work arounds but you shouldn't really be using them.
  • Switching to debug mode when an exception pops in is missing. Would be a great add on.
  • There are many open source free tools in the market and license cost is a factor with this tool.
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August 24, 2017

TestComplete does everything you want in Automation

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Script Extensions - Scripts can be developed using VBScript and JScript where it can be utilized by other script languages
  • Project(Suite) Variables - These variables can be accessed any where in the project/project-suite and it has different types of data type to perform the actions better
  • Custom Object Mapping - User can map the AUT custom objects into accessible controls where other tool doesn't have much on it
  • Extended Find - This can be used when user based roles and screens for identifying same object in different hierarchy
  • Code Editor - this needs to improved a lot in-order to be great product
  • Performance on Debug - this needs to be optimized when we use large project suite
  • Recovery Scenario
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August 23, 2017

Dp's review

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Name mapping is an awesome feature which manages objects very well.
  • Managing architecture for application is made easy.
  • Web application testing experience can be improved.
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August 25, 2017

TestComplete Review

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Easy to use even by non-technical people.
  • UI automation made easy.
  • Object spy is really good for finding object's properties and methods.
  • Region checkpoints don't have anymore the option to directly crop the area of interest.
  • Only one global object repository.
  • Sometimes (very rarely) crashes.
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August 24, 2017

Personal Opinion on TestComplete

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Supports multiple languages.
  • Can create performance tests from scripts used for automation test.
  • Supports all current major browsers.
  • TestComplete sometimes hangs and it could last for several hours without moving on from the current test case.
  • It should allow the user to make a checkpoint when running several test cases to keep track of tests that need to be updated or fixed.
  • Should have an option to save all the variables used in the test case.
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August 24, 2017

Testing Everything

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Testcomplete can support a variety of interfaces, scripts, applications and can be used with being a trained programmer which is a big advantage.
  • In some cases there are buttons and menus which are not recognized by testcomplete, these cases forced us to use mouse coordinates and positions or other workarounds to get the task done. It would be great if the recognition of buttons and menus would be more robust and we wouldn't need to look for workarounds.
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August 23, 2017

A lapsed user returns

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Object recognition and maintenance is easy to work with.
  • I love how powerful the product is simply by allowing script code to enhance the recorded steps.
  • Upgrades have never been a problem. All of my projects have worked flawlessly from one new version to another.
  • We desperately need it to work on Macs as well as Windows.
  • I would appreciate an easier method of editing image comparison masks.
  • We currently have to develop our own reports for viewing the history of a particular test over time. This information is vital for helping us track down when a bug started. Some means of being able to parse various logs from build runs would be a huge plus.
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August 23, 2017

TestComplete Tried and Tested

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • First of all it has great documentation, online and in the Help files, and a great lively community ready to step up an help.
  • Great support from SmartBear if need be.
  • Plenty of features that allow great depths of automation to be done.
  • Runs well in projects with a high number of scripts.
  • One of the downsides is the relatively slow autocomplete function in the Script Editor. Could be a bit faster, but is still usable and I tend to use it 95% of the time.
  • TestComplete, by default, has a white theme with black text. This can become tiresome after several hours of using it. Luckily the script editor is customizable, but unfortunately the rest of the application is not.
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August 21, 2017

Great muti-platform solution for reducing manual test time.

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The record and play back works great for our less technical team members. Basic UI validations and some of the happy path functionality can easily be automated.
  • The structure and set up of Project Suites. Easy to organize tests and group into functional tests that can be reused in Test cases.
  • Multiple Types of tests projects can be created. Mobile, Web Page and Web Services. When setting up a new project the wizard guides the user through and allows for the selection of many different options as well as the coding language that is preferred.
  • With some of the applications our company develops it is hard to re-use tests on multiple browsers. There is usually some items that need to be "tweaked" in order for it to run properly on multiple browsers.
  • When adding Environments to the list in Environment Manager the values are not always retained. I try to add a Windows 7 - 64bit with IE 11 and it defaults the values back to Windows 10 or Chrome 50 when I select the alternate values.
  • Our company uses JIRA for defect tracking and TestComplete does not have the option in Issue Tracking to connect to JIRA.
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August 11, 2017

TestComplete, medically approved* to relieve tedium. (*i'm not a Doctor so this may not be accurate)

Score 9 out of 10
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  • Intuitive - whether writing scripts, or keyword tests, the TestComplete object discovery and mapping engine really helps keep things accessible to the 'driver', for example, i use the object browser to find elements and inspect their members, once mapped, referencing them in scripts and keyword tests is simple.
  • Powerful - day to day, the problems I've had to solve to create tests were aided by TestComplete not hindered. Even if a scripting module is not present by default, it can easily be added/referenced
  • Support network - I've had reason to ask the Smartbear support team for help a few times, and while their answers don't come immediately, they have been absolutely bang on the money with the answers given. In addition to this, the forums answer almost any 'mainstream' question you may have, they are usually my start point if I'm stuck.
  • Repeat ability - the ability to repeat processes as many times as you like is a godsend that keeps tedium and human error to one side.
  • The scripting languages offered while solid, are less than convenient for me. I would love to be able to script tests in C# as i have a room full of C# experts here to assist if required
  • Pressing F5 doesn't run the 'current' test, but the ENTIRE test suite, as my brain is tuned to Microsoft's F5 to 'go' this is a constant user error of mine
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August 10, 2017

Great Product for the Small to Large Software Development Needs

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  • The organization of test suites and test projects is very intuitive. This made it easy to learn and fairly easy to manage. We had a conceptual framework for tests that TestComplete seems to support very well.
  • The blog web site for technical support is very responsive and the people supporting it know the product quite well. This has been essential in helping us to apply the product across a wide variety of testing needs.
  • TestComplete allows one to create very robust automated test procedures. When it comes to testing on a very large scale, the test procedures must themselves be bullet proof. There are quite a few tricks to learn to make this happen, but TestComplete allows us to do this.
  • The reporting features are poor to non-existent. We need to develop our own presentation formats for results and do not want to buy an add-on product (such as QA Complete) to do so. We have had to get creative and embed report meta data generating subroutines into our test procedures so that we can capture the data that we need. This is time consuming and inefficient.
  • There are a couple of files that are particularly vulnerable to corruption if you are not very careful with how you manage your source control. The name mapping file and individual project files can be corrupted easily when more than one person is making changes to those files. Merging capabilities with something like the Git version control tool can be tricky. Remember to back things up frequently and carefully!
  • TestComplete does not provide searching for internal relationships without writing special scripts to do so. For example, it would be nice to find out what TestComplete objects are affected by making a change to javascript function. Getting a list of keyword tests and lines affected would be great. Another example is changing the name of an object. In some cases TestComplete propagates the name changes to the affected related objects and in other cases it does not. How does one understand the impact of changing a shared object if these relationships are not readily at one's finger tips??
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July 31, 2017

My experience with TestComplete - Past five years

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • The fact that the tool supports multiple scripting languages is great. It supports JScript, JavaScript, and Python to name just three. This makes it easy for me to recruit test automation engineers to do the work.
  • The distributed execution module is great in the sense that it helps us to cut our Test suite execution time by more than half.
  • The TestExecute module is very useful. It's not costly and is light weight. The Command Line Interface makes it flexible for us to write schedule jobs.
  • The Distributed module needs to provide the ability to connect to any host instead of a Physical 1 to 1 mapping. This would allow the automation architect to provide a pool of servers to be used for test execution.
  • The tool should have Java support since a huge majority of applications use Java. The IDE's support for Java will allow Java developers to leverage the tool more.
  • The tool needs to improve the performance of its JavaScript code. This is currently a huge issue.
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July 28, 2017

TestComplete - The Only Automated Testing Suite I've Used

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • A very low entry point, with a very high skill ceiling - It doesn't take a lot to get started in Testcomplete and I feel like I'm always learning a new use or function that I hadn't thought of or knew before.
  • Feedback - The live debugging in script creation is very useful and it's very rare that I have a test fail and Testcomplete does not give me a descriptive enough answer to correct the issue.
  • A large tool set - There are a large number of features that can be used to aid in the automation process. Testcomplete has different wizards and object tools that allow me to tailor the creation process to how I want it to be.
  • Occasional crashes - sometimes a recorded test can cause the application to crash if it is too large for the system it's running on.
  • Missing sort/search functionality in some places - There are some places where you can only search one field when there are multiple being displayed. It makes it difficult to find script files when I'm adding them as a test item.
  • High skill ceiling - while I listed this as a positive, it can sometimes be daunting moving into an area that has a ton of options or variables that you can change with very little description next to the options.
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July 19, 2017

TestComplete in a nutshell

Score 10 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • Ease of use for non-programmers, ability to record and playback your test cases.
  • Support for mutliple programming languges, so it can be used by users with programming backgrounds, which in turn provides more solid test coverage and troubleshooting.
  • Very convenient feature for executing recorded or written scripts over multiple machines via TestExecute feature. You can schedule and run your tests simultaneously over a number test machines.
  • Data-driven testing is made a lot easier with TestComplete's ability to pull the data from stored Excel files or even from DB queries that can be run in real-time during test executions by accessing.
  • Ability to analyze objects your test cases are working with, with their full sets of properties, and to decide which property of an object to verify.
  • Reusability of recorded test cases; you can call a recorded test case within another test case.
  • Cross-browser testing; you can run your web scripts over multiple browsers and browser versions.
  • I would like to have the ability to export test results in bulk, from the Project Workspace section; currently, you can only export one test case execution at a time in HTML format.
  • From time to time, I've run into an issue with object recognition, where TestComplete was not able to find some of our custom coded controls due to its multiple layer structure (Infragistics combined with WinForms, etc.). Our application uses a lot of search result grids, which are Infragistics control grids, and by using the keyword test script approach, I am not able to easily read the values and properties of the individual cells of the grid; object spy treats the entire grid as one element, one control.
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August 11, 2017

desktop application testing

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • We are using TestComplete for windows desktop applications and, compared to other tools that we tried, it was most intuitive and easy to use
  • Other than that, since our application is large and consists of lots of different UI controls, TestComplete worked well with most of them, since some other tools didn't work at all
  • TestComplete has integration with Git so we can easily save our tests to a remote Git repository
  • Sometimes is not easy to find the property you would like to use for checkpoint
  • TestComplete for windows could run faster in some scenarios
  • Git integration could be improved (to not only use Tortoise Git)
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August 09, 2017

TC for a web application

Score 9 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • TestComplete is easy to use. Code is easy to maintain and update (if developer respects some elementary coding rules, of course).
  • Production of mht log for tests is easy to do, and readability is good (expandable folder, etc.)
  • Execution of a scenario over several browsers.
  • Object spy is efficient.
  • TestComplete Editor for script needs some functionality like highlight mapping object from script, possibility to begin a run from a line in script, etc.
  • Some basics functionalities that have existed for many years in editors like notepad++, eclipse, etc. don't exist in TestComplete.
  • Debug is hard to use.
  • Sometimes automatic mapping of object during recording is bad (for example, for a web application, idStr is not taken as criteria because there is only one object of this type in the page). I prefer doing mapping to control it before recording.
  • Edition of a same shared project by 2 users is too hard. I gave up because we lost some TestComplete code too many times.
  • TestComplete can be blocked by a child process of Application under test, and it's hard to find it, and mainly impossible to stop run without killing TestComplete.
  • Confirmation of object disparition is hard to code. Most of the time, it slows the scenario.
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July 25, 2017

TestComplete is a winner when automating Delphi based apps

Score 8 out of 10
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Pros and Cons

  • TestComplete is the most effective automation tool for interacting with Delphi based code.
  • TestComplete allows the user to choose from various scripting languages, and provides support for each.
  • TestComplete is continually being updated and improved.
  • TestComplete provides good support, including an extensive forum, plus a short response time for additional issues.
  • If the app under test is not responding, TestComplete cannot always be paused, but requires being shut down.
  • It is not uncommon to have to re-vamp automation scripts that once ran flawlessly, when there have been no changes to the PC, etc.
  • The licensing can be onerous particularly if there are any changes to the hosting PC.
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About TestComplete

TestComplete is designed to help testers and developers easily manage, run, and analyze automated GUI tests across multiple devices, platforms, and environments - enabling teams to improve software quality and speed up time to delivery.

According to the vendor, key business benefits include:
  • Easy-to-use for All Experience Levels: Use the powerful record and playback feature to run tests or choose from multiple programming languages such as Python, VB.NET, or JavaScript to write your own.
  • Instant Access to Real Environments in the Cloud: Get real-time access to the latest devices, resolutions, browsers and operating systems in our cloud lab. Run tests in parallel across more than 1500+ remote environments to improve test speed and coverage.
  • Robust Object Recognition for UI Testing: Automate anything you have seen on the user interface. With TestComplete's robust object identification engine, you can choose from over 50K object properties across more than 500 control types, including all major frameworks and third-party controls.
  • Built for Continuous Testing: Easily integrate TestComplete with test automation framework tools, CI systems such as GIT or Mercurial, or Test Management platforms like Jira or QAComplete.

TestComplete Features

Has featureScriptless Testing
Has featureData-Driven Testing
Has featureCross-Browser Testing
Has featureFunctional Testing
Has featureRegression Testing
Has featureParallel Testing

TestComplete Integrations

TestComplete Competitors

Telerik, Sauce Labs, Selenium, Unified Functional Testing (formerly HP UFT), Ranorex

Pricing

Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
TestComplete Pro$3,500 / $7000Node-locked / Floating User License
TestComplete Platform$1,000 / $2,500Node-locked / Floating User License
TestComplete Web$999 / $1,998Node-locked / Floating User License
TestComplete Mobile$1,299 / $2,598Node-locked / Floating User License
TestComplete Desktop$999 / $1,998Node-locked / Floating User License

You can buy the TestComplete Pro Bundle or individual TestComplete Modules based on your needs. The TestComplete Pro Bundle comes with the TestComplete Platform, all three modules, (Desktop, Web, and Mobile) as well as the TestExecute add-on. TestComplete also has additional add-ons: -TestExecute -HP Quality Center Connector - Environment Manager

TestComplete Support Options

 Free VersionPaid Version
Phone
Email
Forum/Community
FAQ/Knowledgebase
Social Media
Video Tutorials / Webinar

TestComplete Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No