IBM Rational Functional Tester
December 18, 2015

IBM Rational Functional Tester

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Rational Functional Tester

IBM Rational Functional Tester was used within the QA department for automated regression testing and creating/preparing test data for manual testers.
  • An execution log in html format provides detailed information of the actions, verifications, and screenshots with timestamps.
  • Quick response and good support. IBM releases frequent updates to handle customer needs and fix issues.
  • A solid object inspector, extensive functional library and playback monitor.
  • Installation or updates were not always perfect. Would have to clean previous installations or reinstall Java if there were errors.
  • No or very limited support of browsers outside of Internet Explorer.
  • Uses a lot of memory, can have memory issues on large tests.
  • Speeds up and broadens the testing cycle by using machine time for regression testing.
  • Frees up time for testers to focus on critical items outside the automated suite.
  • Selenium and Microsoft Visual Studio Coded UI
Selenium is similar to IBM Rational Functional Tester but is not as user friendly and does not support thick applications. Visual Studio Coded UI is newer so not as refined; the object inspector/management and execution log results is poor compared to IBM Rational Functional Tester.
IBM Rational Functional Tester is good for automating thick applications.