What is IBM® Rational® Test?

IBM Rational Test is a collection of continuous testing offerings for automated test creation, execution and analysis. Automated testing helps organizations assess the current state of software to make informed decisions about when to release. Business success depends on the quality of the software that runs the business.

Use cases

How Rational Test can help your test team

Usage scenarios include:

  • System modeling and API validation across on-prem and cloud environments
  • Recording, editing and running tests and evaluating test results
  • Emulating workloads using IBM Cloud® for scale management
  • Virtualizing third-party interfaces
  • Running a breadth of tests including API, functional and performance tests


Key features of IBM Rational Test solutions

Breadth of testing

Support end-to-end testing across a broad set of technologies and platforms, including z/OS®.

Continuous testing platform

Run tests and view results from a centralized platform.

Cloud and on-premises support

Deploy software and scale the execution with native Docker support.

Intelligent self-healing of test cases

Eliminate the need for users to manually fix broken test cases.

Support for DevOps pipelines

Integrate with popular DevOps tools like IBM UrbanCode® Deploy.

Natural language processing environment

Eliminate the need for scripting knowledge.


Case study: A leading European bank

A large bank uses IBM Rational Test Virtualization Server to improve performance testing and accelerate sprints.

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z/OS dev tools for unit and application integration test

Enable advanced application integration testing early in the software development lifecycle with IBM Z® Virtual Test Platform.

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