Top Performance Testing Tools – 2016 Edition

Here at IT Central Station, we offer a crowdsourced platform that allows real users to share their opinions about tech products with the rest of the enterprise tech community. We have compiled over 60,000 views of the top Performance Testing Tools tools by real users in 2015 and analyzed their trends in the infographic below. All of our data is based on actual behavior of real users researching and comparing vendors on IT Central Station.

A Performance Testing Tool is software used by companies to make the testing process of their product more efficient and effective. In today’s globalized, connected and competitive environment, sub-optimal software performance can be a critical constraint for many organizations. Performance lags with live applications can disrupt not only customer operations, but also impact business productivity and impair credibility. Thus, the right performance testing tool must be able to mitigate the risks of application failure in live environments. By mimicking the runtime behavior of applications and their supporting infrastructure, performance testing tools can best allow your organization to utilize its resources post-deployment.

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If you have any questions regarding our research or would like to read our reviews, please visit our Performance Testing Tools page on IT Central Station at https://www.itcentralstation.com/categories/performance-testing-tools#top_rated.

HP Testing Tools Review Roundup: HP Quality Center and HP LoadRunner

This week’s review roundup is two testing tools – HP Quality Center and HP LoadRunner. Reviewers on IT Central Station have a lot to say about these solutions. Here are a few examples:HP

HP Quality Center – “Valuable Features include the test suite upload feature, Document builder and the test run process. Helps in providing an archive of test suites for easy regression…crashes a bit more often than I would like it to. Majority of the tests done by my company are manual so QC serves majorly as a depository for our client.” Read more here.

HP LoadRunner – “The feature I find most valuable is the ability to find performance issues before putting a new application live. LoadRunner is the standard choice for performance testing before any critical applications are allowed to go live, preventing any performance issues. LoadRunner is a well-rounded, polished tool.” Read full review here.

Another user writes the following about LoadRunner:

“HP LoadRunner has been a gateway into the implementation of other invaluable HP tools such as Application Lifecycle Management products. In general, there has been a vast improvement to the performance and output of the company since the use of this product has been initiated, and everyone has seen positive results in the form of fewer problems, greater visibility and faster response times to issues that will come through. Having a central database for problem solving tools and resources has also contributed to the efficacy of our staff individually and as a team.” Read the full review here.

Visit IT Central Station to read more reviews of other testing tools solutions including SOAtest, TOSCA, JMeter, and more!

Top Testing Tools – 2015 Edition

A Testing Tool is software used by companies to make the testing process of their product more efficient and effective. The right tool should be able to compare actual outcomes with predicted outcomes when analyzing new product features. When selecting a testing tool, the key is to make sure you have defined your environment properly, which may depend on the context of the environment (functional or automation based) and or the methodology being used. Testing tools can be classified into many sub-categories, including test management, incident management, requirements management, configuration, and test execution.

Here at IT Central Station, we offer a crowdsourced platform that allows real users to share their opinions about tech products with the rest of the enterprise tech community. We have compiled over 42,000 views of the top Testing Tools tools by real users in 2014 and analyzed their trends in the infographic below. All of our data is based on actual behavior of real users researching and comparing vendors on IT Central Station.

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If you have any questions regarding our research or would like to read our reviews, please visit our Testing Tools section on IT Central Station at http://www.itcentralstation.com/category/testing-tools.

Download our infographic in PDF format.

Year in Review: Congratulations to The Top Reviewers of 2014!

Thanks to all contributors for a great year of informative, dynamic and helpful reviews. Our community can only be as strong as the reviews we receive so we thank each one of you for your important part in our community’s growth!

Contributors Thank YouTop contributors have been recognized, vendors are joining—and best of all—the community, a leading source for real reviews from real users, is growing.

A special thanks to the following IT Central Station Top Reviewers of 2014.

Top Reviewers of 2014
# 1 Pablo Parnisari
Review of QlikView
# 2 Cecil Lozano
Review of Wrike
# 3  Jose Lopez Fernandez    
Review of AppDynamics 
# 4 Michael Foster
Review of HP LoadRunner
# 5 Guido Schade
Review of New Relic
# 6 Alex Baptista
Review of Fluke Network
# 7 Joseph DiVenere
Review of Dataflux
# 8 Todd Adams
Review of CA UIM (Nimsoft)
# 9 Isaac Earl
Review of Dell Foglight
# 10 Derek Hennessy
Review of Veeam Backup
# 11 Tom Ruediger
Review of MobiControl
# 12 Eric Johnson
Review of Aerohive WLAN

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Qualitia vs HP LoadRunner—Getting Ready to Sweep

Qualitia vs HP LoadRunnerCurling on the ice is a highly competitive and complex sport. Teams must bring together a set of skills that include balance, throwing, and frantic sweeping to get the “stones” closest to their targets.

Of course we know this is a bit of a stretch when you compare to vendor solution competition!

Just to get you started, however, along this complex “curling on the ice” as we suggest, consider comparing Qualitia vs HP LoadRunner for Testing Tools solutions.

Qualitia vs HP LoadRunner

Qualitia

Qualitia Review from a Project Manager at a tech vendor with 5000+ employees
Qualitia is a new generation solution for software test automation!

LoadRunner Review from a CEO at a consultancy with 1-500 employees
Cost effective performance validation tool

Now think about making sure that all the pieces of your testing tools solution work together to reach your goal with whatever vendor solution you choose, just as curling has so many components that determine the success of a team.

If you’re a vendor and want to get involved check out How do we engage with this community?  Regarding reviews, if you’re a real user of any vendor solution, follow this formula to hear from peers and demonstrate your expertise:

  1. Read one
  2. Write one
  3. Comment on two

Getting involved with what the Wall Street Journal calls the “Yelp for Enterprise IT” will have a huge impact on your buying decisions. To get more acquainted with social media for B2B, check out this post: IT Central Station Named One of the “Top 3 Highlights for B2B Tech Social Marketing