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We performed a comparison between Silk Test and SmartBear TestLeft 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 Silk Test vs. SmartBear TestLeft report (Updated: September 2022).
635,987 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Scripting is the most valuable. We are able to record and then go in and modify the script that it creates. It has a lot of generative scripts.""A good automation tool that supports SAP functional testing."

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"The most valuable features are test executor and development."

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Cons
"Could be more user-friendly on the installation and configuration side.""We moved to Ranorex because the solution did not easily scale, and we could not find good and short term third-party help. We needed to have a bigger pool of third-party contractors that we could draw on for specific implementations. Silk didn't have that, and we found what we needed for Ranorex here in the Houston area. It would be good if there is more community support. I don't know if Silk runs a user conference once a year and how they set up partners. We need to be able to talk to somebody more than just on the phone. It really comes right down to that. The generated automated script was highly dependent upon screen position and other keys that were not as robust as we wanted. We found the automated script generated by Ranorex and the other key information about a specific data point to be more robust. It handled the transition better when we moved from computer to computer and from one size of the application to the other size. When we restarted Silk, we typically had to recalibrate screen elements within the script. Ranorex also has some of these same issues, but when we restart, it typically is faster, which is important."

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"TestLeft captures a lot of space in terms of memory, which is one issue that can be improved."

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  • "We paid annually. There is a purchase cost, and then there is an ongoing maintenance fee."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Scripting is the most valuable. We are able to record and then go in and modify the script that it creates. It has a lot of generative scripts.
    Top Answer:We paid annually. There is a purchase cost, and then there is an ongoing maintenance fee.
    Top Answer:We moved to Ranorex because the solution did not easily scale, and we could not find good and short term third-party help. We needed to have a bigger pool of third-party contractors that we could draw… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable features are test executor and development.
    Top Answer:TestLeft captures a lot of space in terms of memory, which is one issue that can be improved.
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    19th
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    2
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    648
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    7.5
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    Average Words per Review
    244
    Rating
    7.0
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    Also Known As
    Segue, SilkTest, Micro Focus Silk Test
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    Overview
    SilkTest is robust and portable test automation for web, native, and enterprise software applications. Silk Test's portability enables users to test applications more effectively with lower complexity and cost in comparison to other functional testing tools on the market. Silk Test's role based testing enables business stakeholders, QA engineers, and developers to contribute to the whole automation testing process, which drives collaboration and increases the effectiveness of software testing.
    SmartBear TestLeft a functional testing tool fully embedded in standard IDEs. TestLeft is a powerful yet lean functional testing tool for dev-testers working in Agile teams. It fully embeds into standard development IDEs. A built-in access to object and method library is also available with TestLeft. Dev-testers can thereby easily and quickly create robust functional automated tests without leaving their favorite IDEs such as Visual Studio. It also works well with other tools in dev eco-systems such as source control or continuous integration systems.
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    Sample Customers
    Krung Thai Computer Services, Quality Kiosk, Mªller, AVG Technologies
    American Red Cross, CISCO, HONDA, ADIDAS, TBC bank
    Top Industries
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company22%
    Financial Services Firm16%
    Comms Service Provider10%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Educational Organization7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise60%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise10%
    Large Enterprise72%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business27%
    Midsize Enterprise19%
    Large Enterprise54%
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    Silk Test is ranked 19th in Functional Testing Tools with 2 reviews while SmartBear TestLeft is ranked 28th in Functional Testing Tools with 1 review. Silk Test is rated 7.6, while SmartBear TestLeft is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Silk Test writes "A stable solution with good scripting feature, but needs better scalability and a bigger pool of third-party contractors". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SmartBear TestLeft writes "Simple to set up and the test execute feature is helpful, but the cost could be reduced". Silk Test is most compared with Micro Focus UFT One, Selenium HQ, Apache JMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional and Tricentis Tosca, whereas SmartBear TestLeft is most compared with SmartBear TestComplete, Micro Focus UFT Developer and Ranorex Studio.

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