The systematically comparison between small punch test and hydraulic bulge test is carried out, which include specimen geometry, the test device, testing procedure, testing results interpretation. The specimen geometry, test device and testing procedure are three major aspects of the experiments. Both the testing fixtures of SPT and HBT are redesigned to meet the specimen geometry. The testing procedure of SPT is similar to strain-controlled tension test, which control the displacement of the puncher and measure the corresponding reaction load. The testing procedure of HBT is similar to stress-controlled tension test, which control the pressure of the hydraulic oil and measure the displacement of the deformed specimen. The finite element method is used to study the deformation pattern of the specimen. The initial plastic zone distribution is different. The plastic zone of SPT is concentrated in a small area under the puncher and the initial plastic zone is a circle around the corner of the fixture for HBT. The deformation pattern play an important role in the yield stress interpretation, it is suggest that the interpretation method should include the parameters from the testing fixtures for HBT, and radius of the puncher for SPT.