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We performed a comparison between OpenText UFT Developer and Visual Studio Test Professional based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Functional Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
To learn more, read our detailed OpenText UFT Developer vs. Visual Studio Test Professional Report (Updated: May 2024).
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"The most valuable feature for me is the number of protocols that can be tested. It not only tests Web, but also SAP, Siebel, .Net, and even pdf.""The most valuable features are the object repository.""The recording feature is quite good as it helps us to find out how things are working.""The most valuable feature is the automation of test cases.""The solution helps to accelerate software testing automation. It will help to reduce lead time and increase productivity and efficiency.""The most valuable feature of the solution is the number of plugins for object recognition. The predefined libraries allow us to automate tasks.""It is a product that can meet regulations of the banking industry.""The most valuable feature is the Object Model, where you can directly pull up the object as a global or a local."

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"Customization is the most powerful feature of this product.""Visual Studio Test Professional is a scalable solution.""The ability to quickly make your own components has been valuable.""The stability has always been very good.""User-friendly ID and direct integration with GitHub are the most valuable.""The product is good to create big or small projects fastly. It is one of the leaders in the area.""The user interface is very friendly.""The tool is flexible and easy to manage. We use it since it is scalable and easy to use. It integrates with solutions."

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"The pricing could be improved.""The product has shown no development over the past 10 or 15 years.""Easier connectivity and integration with SAP would be helpful.""It is unstable, expensive, inflexible, and has poor support.""It would be improved by adding a drag-and-drop interface to help alleviate the coding.""The support for .NET Framework and Visual Studio in Micro Focus UFT Developer is currently limited. At present, only Visual Studio 2019 is supported, despite the release of a newer version (2022). Similarly, the tool only supports up to .NET Framework version 4.3.8, while there have been six newer versions released. This is an area that could be improved upon, particularly in the Windows environment.""I have to keep the remote machine open while the tests are running, otherwise, it leads to instability.""In the next release, I would like to see integration with different cloud-based tools such as Azure."

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"Enhancing the support for web application testing and load performance would be an improvement.""It is hard to learn, and you need to invest time to understand it.""The server that we use is very slow so that is concerning for us.""One of the problems with this solution is you need to be highly technically skilled to operate it, it is not for everyone.""Sometimes, the product is too complex to use.""The solution can improve the startup time.""There are too many features with the product and I would like there to be less.""It needs more integration with other tools for monitoring. Microsoft also needs to make it more modern to make it work with microservices and the cloud. It is a bit outdated currently."

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  • "It is quite expensive and is priced per seat or in concurrent (or floating) licenses over a period of months."
  • "The pricing is quite high compared to the competition."
  • "The cost of this solution is a little bit high and we are considering moving to another solution."
  • "When we compare in the market with other tools that have similar features, it may be a little bit extra, but the cost is ten times less."
  • "It is cheap, but if you take the enterprise license, it is valid for both software items."
  • "The licensing is very expensive, so often, we don't have enough VMs to run all of our tests."
  • "Its cost is a bit high. From the licensing perspective, I am using a concurrent license. It is not a seed license. It is something that I can use in our network. It can also be used by other users."
  • "The price of the solution could be lowered. The cost is approximately $25 per year for a subscription-based license."
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  • "For the cloud services option, you buy a subscription per account or per user. This costs around $52 a month per person."
  • "I think that the pricing is quite good."
  • "The pricing is expensive."
  • "We pay for the solution annually and the price could be reduced."
  • "There is a paid version of the solution as well as a community version that is free."
  • "Visual Studio Test Professional is a very expensive solution."
  • "The tool is expensive in my region."
  • "We pay a yearly licensing fee for Visual Studio Test Professional, which is expensive."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:There are many good things. Like it is intuitive and scripting was easy. Plus the availability of experienced resources in India due to its market leadership.
    Top Answer:The pricing is competitive. It is affordable and average.
    Top Answer:Object definition and recognition need improvement, especially with calendar controls. I faced challenges with schedulers and calendars.
    Top Answer:The most valuable features of the solution are its ease of use and availability.
    Top Answer:Visual Studio Test Professional is not an expensive solution.
    Top Answer:The solution's documentation could be improved because it keeps disappearing from the solution. There used to be references material that were incorporated in the solution, but most of it has moved to… more »
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    Also Known As
    Micro Focus UFT Developer, UFT Pro (LeanFT), Micro Focus UFT Pro (LeanFT), LeanFT, HPE LeanFT
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    With OpenText UFT Developer, you get object identification tools, parallel testing, and record/replay capabilities.
    Visual Studio Professional Edition provides an IDE for all supported development languages. As of Visual Studio 2010, the Standard edition was dropped. MSDN support is available as MSDN Essentials or the full MSDN library depending on licensing. It supports XML and XSLT editing, and can create deployment packages that only use ClickOnce and MSI. It includes tools like Server Explorer and integration with Microsoft SQL Server also. Windows Mobile development support was included in Visual Studio 2005 Standard, however, with Visual Studio 2008, it is only available in Professional and higher editions. Windows Phone 7 development support was added to all editions in Visual Studio 2010. Development for Windows Mobile is no longer supported in Visual Studio 2010; it is superseded by Windows Phone 7.
    Sample Customers
    Walmart, Hitachi, American Airlines, PepsiCo, AT&T, Ericsson, United Airlines
    Transport for Greater Manchester, Ordina, Bluegarden A/S, CLEAResult,, OSIsoft, Australian Taxation Office, BookedOut, Tracasa
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Computer Software Company12%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Financial Services Firm22%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Energy/Utilities Company6%
    Computer Software Company38%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Healthcare Company6%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Insurance Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business5%
    Midsize Enterprise24%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise76%
    Small Business24%
    Midsize Enterprise28%
    Large Enterprise48%
    Small Business19%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise67%
    Buyer's Guide
    OpenText UFT Developer vs. Visual Studio Test Professional
    May 2024
    Find out what your peers are saying about OpenText UFT Developer vs. Visual Studio Test Professional and other solutions. Updated: May 2024.
    771,946 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    OpenText UFT Developer is ranked 16th in Functional Testing Tools with 34 reviews while Visual Studio Test Professional is ranked 7th in Functional Testing Tools with 47 reviews. OpenText UFT Developer is rated 7.4, while Visual Studio Test Professional is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of OpenText UFT Developer writes "Integrates well, has LeanFT library, and good object detection ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Visual Studio Test Professional writes "Customization is a key feature as is the ability to integrate with third-party services ". OpenText UFT Developer is most compared with OpenText UFT One, Tricentis Tosca, OpenText Silk Test, Original Software TestDrive and UiPath Test Suite, whereas Visual Studio Test Professional is most compared with TFS, Apache JMeter, Tricentis NeoLoad, SmartBear TestComplete and BrowserStack. See our OpenText UFT Developer vs. Visual Studio Test Professional report.

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