IBM Rational Test Workbench

API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing and service virtualization.

What is Rational Test Workbench?

IBM Rational Test Workbench provides software testing tools to support a DevOps approach: API testing, functional UI testing, performance testing and service virtualization. It helps you automate and run tests earlier and more frequently to discover errors sooner—when they are less costly to fix.

IBM also provides a new bundled offering under a new consumption model that changes the way you can use and deploy DevOps software. The new offering helps simplify your planning for adoption and growth of critical IBM DevOps products. Read more in the solution brief below.

Reduce error-prone, manual testing.
Automate all types of tests -- traditional functional/regression, mobile and integration technology, performance and scalability.
Simplify the team's user experience.
Fully-integrated authoring environment provides a consistent user experience across a variety of domains.
Find defects when they cost less to fix.
Don't wait for everything to be available to start testing, create virtual components and start testing right away.
Work with your current tools.
Integrate with a variety of open source and non-IBM tools to create test scenarios that include Selenium tests and span mobile, web, and traditional desktop apps.
Improve quality.
Integrate with IBM Rational Quality Manager to improve the return of test efforts, pairing comprehensive test automation with end-to-end quality management.

Feature spotlights

Story-board testing with RTW simplifies the creation of functional and regression tests, combining natural language test narrative with visual editing. IBM ScriptAssure provides test script resiliency for changes in the application interface. Code-free test authoring allows you to create, modify and execute tests without programming knowledge. Visual and forms-based editors and wizards simplify the implementation of test sequences, data-driven testing and validation of expected results.
The graphical workload scheduler in Rational Test Workbench simplifies the modeling of different user groups and load conditions. Built-in synchronization points improve the control of workflows and simulated stress points on the server. Users can also quickly and easily compare performance metrics and analyze multiple load scenarios in a single test run.
Automatic management of dynamic server responses accelerates the delivery of large-scale performance test suites. An automatic data correlation engine reduces the effort to develop and maintain large, multi-user load sets. The data correlation engine can recognize server responses that are dependent on user data entry and automatically identify them for reuse in later server requests. Users can extend the data correlation engine with rules for custom applications with unique dynamic behavior.
Rational Test Workbench extensibility features, including Java code insertion, custom data transformations, user interface proxy software development kit and user-defined correlation rules and application programming interfaces enable you to adapt legacy or custom services. In addition, comprehensive functional, integration and performance testing supports legacy and modern architectures, including IBM, TIBCO, Software AG, SAP, Oracle and other integration environments.
With RTW you can develop service-level tests by recording existing system behavior, using Business Process Execution Language models or modeling data exchange in the visual test designer. By integrating with the IBM collaborative lifecycle management solution you can automatically schedule and execute tests when a new application build is available. Unavailable services can also be stubbed out, helping ensure agile and continuous integration while reducing risks for application delivery.
With the new IBM Cloud DevOps for Hybrid Deployment bundle, IBM delivers a new consumption model based on FlexPoints. FlexPoints can be purchased and allocated across the applications included in the bundle according to needs of the business.