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Testdog - - Test Tool Comparison

Prices as of 12/20/06

Features

                                                                                 Tools

Testdog.com QuickTest Pro
(HP Mercury)
e-Valid
(Software Research, Inc)
WinRunner
(HP Mercury)
SilkTest
(Borland)
Rational
(IBM)
QA Wizard
(Seapine)
Approximate
 Cost / License
$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 Windows Windows & UNIX Windows Windows
Browser Support IE & Netscape IE IE & Netscape IE & Netscape IE & Netscape IE
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Recording
Floating menu's ? ? No ? ? ?
Object Name Map ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Object Mode Recording in Windows Application Yes Partial Yes Yes Yes Yes
MouseDown Events No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Script Language VBScript pure-ASCII, command - plus - modifier format. TSL 4Test SQABasic Proprietary
Extensible Yes ? Yes Yes Yes ?
Checkpoint Libraries ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
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PlayBack
Play control
(Fast/Normal Mode)
? ? Yes ? ? ?
Interoperability Partial
(Browser)
Partial
(Browser)
Partial
(Browser)
Partial
(Browser)
Partial
(Browser)
Partial
(Browser)
Multi-Window Handling Yes Yes Limited Yes Yes Yes
Automated Regression No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Play against different host without re-recording ? ? ? ? ? ?
Error Handling Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
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Validation
Validation - Window No Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Validation - Text Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Validation - Image Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Validation - Table Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Validation - Document Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Validation - Page Response Time & Status ? ? No No ? No
Validate & Save Window No Yes Yes Yes ? No
Validate Clipboard Text ? Yes No No ? Yes
Validate & Synchronize Screen Rectangle No Yes Yes Yes ? No
Validate - DB Data Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Validate & Synchronize Text No Yes Yes No No No
Data Driven Testing Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Portability ? ? ? ? ? ?
In Built support for Script Maintenance No* No* No* No* No* No*
Parameterization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
* - at extra cost
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Others
Customizable Yes Partial No (separate tool reqd) Yes Yes Yes
Internationalization Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Detailed Reports Yes Yes Limited Yes Yes Yes
Application Support 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 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Partial
 

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