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We performed a comparison between IBM Rational Quality Manager and SmartBear LoadNinja based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Load Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed IBM Rational Quality Manager vs. SmartBear LoadNinja report (Updated: September 2022).
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"RQM is something that we use everyday, so it has to be up and running, otherwise we would lose everything.""RQM's best features are integration with test automation and performance testing."

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"We are happy with the technical support."

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"RQM could be improved by adding a feature that allows test requirements to be selected when creating a task plan.""It would be helpful if we could assign a hierarchy to a group of test cases."

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"On a smaller scale, there will be no budget issues, but as we expand to a larger user base, I believe we will face some pricing challenges."

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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:RQM's best features are integration with test automation and performance testing.
    Top Answer:RQM could be improved by adding a feature that allows test requirements to be selected when creating a task plan. I would also like to see a feature where you can have a test plan with manual and… more »
    Top Answer:I primarily use RQM to create, execute, and automate test cases and store results.
    Top Answer:We are happy with the technical support.
    Top Answer:Certainly, the cost could be reduced. It requires attention. Clients have expressed dissatisfaction with the price.
    Top Answer:The cost could be reduced slightly. On a smaller scale, there will be no budget issues, but as we expand to a larger user base, I believe we will face some pricing challenges.
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    IBM Rational Quality Manager is a next-generation web-based collaboration tool that provides test artifact management, construction, and planning throughout the entire development process. IBM Rational Quality Manager is based on IBM’s successful Jazz™ platform and derives many of its popular intuitive features from Jazz™.

    IBM Rational Manager was developed for every type of test team in the marketplace today. Every role is included, such as test manager, test architect, lab manager, tester, and test lead. The solution is also able to include various roles outside the established test organization.

    IBM Rational Quality Manager Features and Benefits:

    • Customizable design and construction: Users can easily define the overall design for each and every test case. Every test case contains a robust text editor, which can include background data concerning the test case. Test cases can include links to developmental requirements and items. They can also include test artifacts, such as test scripts, test case execution processes, and test plans. Test cases can also be integrated with test suites.

    • Intuitive reporting: IBM Rational Quality Manager provides an intuitive set of predefined reports to ensure users get comprehensive status on all projects. Additional customized reports can be made available by using the Development Intelligence or Rational Insight features for more precise reporting. Users can view live test execution status and are also able to discover the relationship between test artifacts, development artifacts, and requirements in the traceability view.

    • Exhaustive test planning processes: Users define and customize test plans that will drive all activity for the organization's teams through every component of the project’s lifecycle. Everything is developed around the concept of: “ Is this ready for release?” The test plan defines the project scope and test effort, and contains the key indicators so all team members will understand the desired outcomes.

      Top test plan tasks include (but are not limited to):

      • Definition of test and business objectives.
      • Evaluate the size of the test effort.
      • Define different environments to test and develop test configurations.
      • Develop entrance criteria, exit criteria, and overall quality goals.
      • Create a review and approval process for the test plan and/or individual test cases.
      • View Real-time Test Progress

    • Collaboration made easy: Users can easily share data with other members of the team with the Collaboration Lifecycle Management (CLM). Team members can also assign tasks and view each other's progress. They can also distribute work for review and track the input and status of each reviewer. There is also the ability to lock artifacts to prevent others from editing a completed piece.

    • Security: IBM Rational Quality Manager can protect against attack threats and data breaches with the IBM AppScan Tester. This can help achieve higher quality and more secure applications with greater positive outcomes at a very reasonable competitive cost.

    • Governance: The solution will ensure that an organization’s business processes are in compliance with department, corporate, industry, regional, and government regulations and standards. IBM Rational Quality Manager will correlate test processes and create suitable records of testing results and project history to comply with any auditing process.

    SmartBear LoadNinja is a cloud-based next-generation tool designed to develop and implement automated load tests for web services and web applications. LoadNinja helps organizations test their web server’s performance during tremendous load and will determine scalability and define overall dynamics.

    Load testing is integral in today's aggressive marketplace so that organizations can quickly and easily determine how their web servers will operate during extreme load (requests). LoadNinja intuitively creates load tests using automation developed by documenting past interactions over web pages and reproduces these interactions with hundreds of virtual users (VUs) simultaneously. These tests help organizations fully comprehend what load their websites, pages, etc, can successfully sustain without interruption or downtime.

    LoadNinja provides various metrics, such as CPU usage and traffic generated during each test run. LoadNinja integrates well with many of today’s popular browsers and web servers.

    LoadNinja Testing - How it works:

    • Develop a UI or API test scenario: These are single-instance tests. Each test is representative of an actual application usage process, such as updating client information, making or tracking an order, etc. A UI test replicates the actions of one user on the tested website. An API test replicates the behavior of one client application. Organizations will run these tests numerous times to replicate tremendous load on the specified web application being tested.
    • Load testing scenario: This is the example of an organization’s load test. The scenario will integrate one of many single-instance tests, designate the number of virtual users (VUs), advance load parameters, and other specific metrics.
    • Work the scenario: LoadNinja processes the load tests in the cloud and provides cloud machines automatically for the entirety of the test. During a UI test, each VU utilizes a real browser to conduct a test action to interact with the organization's web applications appropriately mimicking real user responses, including “think times” and experiencing client-side scripts. Throughout the entire process, LoadNinja will create real-time charts so that organizations are able to best monitor test metrics and the overall wellbeing of the application.
    • Study the results: Once the test is finished, LoadNinja will create a report detailing all the critical performance metrics gathered during the test. This report will give a good determination of an organization’s server capabilities and if it meets the established SLA.

    Top Features:

    • Real-life load tests, simulated real user actions: LoadNinja will document real user actions on the site to be tested, then replicate those actions with the assistance of hundreds or even thousands of virtual users. This ensures load tests are as close to real-life processes as possible. LoadNinja does not just test one URL of a website; it replicates the entire user experience. This is one feature that differentiates LoadNinja from most other solutions in the marketplace.
    • Real browsers, real user replication: LoadNInja replays the documented traffic from real browsers. Every VU utilizes its own browser; there is no overlapping. LoadNinja precisely replicates each user action. Whatever code or script is used, it will be completely tested for every page.
    • Develop tests quickly and easily: Organizations are able to quickly develop UI tests by documenting user actions in the embedded browser. API tests can be developed using the embedded request editor. There is no coding, downloading, or installation of browser plugins necessary.
    • Scales easily: LoadNinja is a cloud solution; there is no need to designate drive space or add extra “agent” devices to save recorded scripts or test results. LoadNinja does it all intuitively and automatically in the cloud. Organizations simply choose the determined amount of VUs desired to replicate, and begin. It’s that simple!

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    Sample Customers
    Ehrhardt, Cisco Systems, Anadolu Hayat Emeklilik, CareCore National, ItaÒ BBA, Barr
    Falafel Software
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company20%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Comms Service Provider11%
    Financial Services Firm10%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise30%
    Large Enterprise60%
    Small Business16%
    Midsize Enterprise11%
    Large Enterprise72%
    Small Business32%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise59%
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    IBM Rational Quality Manager is ranked 14th in Load Testing Tools with 2 reviews while SmartBear LoadNinja is ranked 12th in Load Testing Tools with 1 review. IBM Rational Quality Manager is rated 8.6, while SmartBear LoadNinja is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of IBM Rational Quality Manager writes "A reliable solution with good tracking, but room for improvement in the hierarchy of grouping test cases ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear LoadNinja writes "Good testing, stable, and scalable, but the pricing could be lower". IBM Rational Quality Manager is most compared with Micro Focus ALM Quality Center, TestRail by Gurock, Tricentis qTest, Zephyr Enterprise and Adaptavist Test Management for Jira, whereas SmartBear LoadNinja is most compared with Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, BlazeMeter and ReadyAPI Performance.

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