General questions

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What is QF-Test?

QF-Test is a software tool for creating, executing and administrating automated GUI tests for Web, Java, Windows and Android applications.

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What GUI technologies can be tested with QF-Test?

QF-Test supports the following UI Frameworks and platforms:

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Why should I choose QF-Test?

Easy question: QF-Test is easy to use, highly flexible, powerful, and extensively documented.

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Which platforms is QF-Test available for? (System requirements)

QF-Test supports the following operating systems:

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Which Java versions are supported by QF-Test ?

QF-Test is distributed with OpenJDK version 8, with optional support for Java 17.

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What editions QF-Test are there

There is only one edition of QF-Test. Support for the UI technologies Java Swing, SWT, JavaFX, Web, Windows and Android is sold separately.

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Can QF-Test be integrated with other tools?

Yes. QF-Test offers flexible integration with other tools. It uses XML as primary data format and offers multiple interfaces: batch execution via command line, daemon mode, scripting, REST, and XML reporting. This enables integrations in the following areas:

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Who is using QF-Test?

More than 1,400 companies in over 60 countries rely on QF-Test. More than 8,500 licenses are in use from small companies up to the largest IT service providers.

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I am already testing web applications with Selenium. Do I still need QF-Test?

Selenium enables developers to quickly create tests. However, once the test scope gets more complicated, you want to keep tests comfortably maintainable, and non-developers should work on the team, then we recommend migrating to QF-Test.

Why care about GUI test automation?

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I already do unit testing, why is that not enough?

Though indispensable, unit tests can only test small parts of a system in isolation ("steering wheel OK, motor OK").

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What's the point of test automation?

Automated software testing reduces the time and money spent on quality assurance.

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My boss doesn't want to spend any money! What can I tell them?

Thanks to the great usablity of QF-Test, testers can get off the ground quickly and efficiently. Combined with the low licensing fees, you can expect a quick return on investment.

Evaluation and licenses

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Is a trial version available for download?

Yes! You can download the trial version without registration. But you should also request a trial license.

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And where do I get this license file?

You can request a free trial license valid for 4 weeks.

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How much does QF-Test cost?

License types and prices for QF-Test are listed on our Prices page.

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Do I need an additional license server?

No, not necessarily.

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I have recieved a license file as attachment of an email. What shall I do with it?

To answer this question, we have written a blog article...

Support, training and feedback

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Where can I get help troubleshooting?

Before asking for help, please read through this FAQ to see if your question has already been answered.

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What about training for QF-Test?

QF-Test training for beginners and advanced users in German and English takes place regularly.

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How can I suggest features for QF-Test?

Feature requests are always welcome.

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Where can I report a bug in QF-Test

Simply send us an email.