I haven't had a lot of time to look at those products but the HP one specifically looks more like a unit testing tool than a web app testing tool. If you seriously want to test web apps I suggest something like AppScan or Hailstorm.Well, that's where we are right now. She was looking into Quick Test Pro, and I found another program called Smartescript, by Smartesoft. Both are very expensive, and I was thinking that it should be a simple program required to test a web app... So why are they charging thousands of dollars?
There are some open source alternatives to AppScan or Hailstorm, they're not as pretty and don't have as full a test suite but they might meet your requirements. Checkout ratproxy (from google) and w3af.I'm not a programmer, so I don't know much of anything about programming itself. However, I'm interested in learning, and this seems a reasonable place to start; correct me if I'm wrong.
How hard do you think it would be to write a program that runs random and semi random bits of information (over intranet) through a web application (hosted on a local server), and sends feedback, or system failure information back?