Features

Comparisons

 

 SWEA

QEngine WebTest

QuickTest 5.02

e-Valid 4.0

WinRunner

SilkTest

Rational

QA Wizard

Cost / License

$59

$799+

$3,995

$9450

$8000

$6,495 plus $1,170 for Maintenance

$2,900 - $5000

$2,995 Floating License List Price $3,995

Platform & Browser Support

Platform Support

Windows

Windows & Linux

Windows

Windows

Windows

Windows & UNIX

Windows

Windows

Browser Support

 IE

IE,
Mozilla & FireFox

IE & Netscape

IE

IE &
Netscape

IE &
Netscape

IE &
Netscape

IE

Recording

Floating menu's

Yes

Yes

?

?

No

?

?

?

Object Name Map

 Yes

Yes

?

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Object Mode Recording in Windows Application

 No (only browser based UI)

No (only browser based UI)

Yes

Partial

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

MouseDown Events

 Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Modal / Modaless Dialog

 Yes (Modal)

Yes

Yes

?

?

?

?

?

Script Language

.Net languages

Jython

VBScript

pure-ASCII, command - plus - modifier format.

TSL

4Test

SQABasic

Proprietary

Extensible

 Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

Checkpoint Libraries

?

Yes

?

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

PlayBack

Play control
(Fast/Normal Mode)

 Yes

Yes

?

?

Yes

?

?

?

Interoperability

 

Full Support
(OS & Browser)

Partial
(Browser)

Partial
(Browser)

Partial
(Browser)

Partial
(Browser)

Partial
(Browser)

Partial
(Browser)

Multi-Window Handling

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Limited

Yes

Yes

Yes

Automated Regression

 Yes (NUnit)

Yes

No

Yes

Partial

Yes

Yes

No

Play against different host without re-recording

 Yes

Yes

?

?

?

?

?

?

Error Handling

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Validation

Multiple Validation with expression support

 Requires NUnit

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Validation - Window

 Requires NUnit

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Validation - Text

 Requires NUnit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Validation - Image

 Requires NUnit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Validation - Table

 Requires NUnit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Validation - Document

 Requires NUnit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Validation - Page Response Time & Status

 No

Yes

?

?

No

No

?

No

Validate & Save Window

 Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

No

Validate Clipboard Text

 No

No

?

Yes

No

No

?

Yes

Validate & Synchronize Screen Rectangle

 No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

?

No

Validate - DB Data

 Requires NUnit

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Validate & Synchronize Text

?

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

 

Data Driven Testing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Portability

Yes

Yes

?

?

?

?

?

?

In Built support for Script Maintenance

 No

CVS

No*

No*

No*

No*

No*

No*

Parameterization

?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

* - at extra cost

Others

Customizable

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Partial

No(separate tool reqd)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Internationalization

 Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Detailed Reports

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Limited

Yes

Yes

Yes

 
 

Application Support

Web, HTML, DHTML, ASP, , JavaScript

Web, HTML, DHTML, ASP, Java, JavaScript

JFC, AWT and Symantec's Visual Cafe, Flash animation, and ActiveX

HTML, JavaScript, VBScript, Java, ActiveX.

HTML, XML, JavaScript, Java, ActiveX

HTML, XML, JavaScript, Java, ActiveX

HTML, DHTML, Java,
Visual Basic, Visual C++, Oracle Developer
/2000, Delphi, SAP, PeopleSoft and Sybase Powerbuilder.

Web, Windows,
and Java

Applet Testing

 No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Partial

 

? - Unknown