We performed a comparison between Apache JMeter and ReadyAPI Test based on real PeerSpot user reviews.Find out in this report how the two API Testing Tools solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
"What I like best about Apache JMeter is its user-friendly GUI because even if you don't have very good coding knowledge or understanding, or even if you don't come from a development background, you can still use the solution with just a few clicks. This is what's unique about Apache JMeter, in comparison with other tools in the market. As Apache JMeter is open source, when there's a missing feature, you can search in several community blogs for plugins that you can use to modify Apache JMeter to meet your requirements, and this is another advantage."
"It is very quick and user-friendly."
"Scripting with the solution is good."
"It is cost-effective and simple to use."
"It's stable and reliable."
"The most valuable feature of Apache JMeter is its popularity. It is the best open-source tool with all the features needed."
"The new version of the solution is stable."
"The solution is scalable."
"SoapUI Pro is a good tool when it comes to API design and orchestration. Additionally, it is beneficial for functional and for performance testing."
"The solution scales well."
"We used to write our own solutions, from small scripts to task web services, so this saves us thousands of hours."
"One good feature is SoapUI's URL check, which allows you to check among the applications. I'm not just talking about the ones for Android. It has all kinds of multi-world tests that are really helpful."
"The out-of-the-box support for the database is a valuable feature."
"Using SoapUI's automation suites to run all our test cases saved us a lot of time. Running 300 test cases takes about three to four days. When you automate all that, it takes only two to three hours."
"The Pro and free version of SoapUI Pro has good technical support."
"The solution has some good scanning features."
"Its reporting could be improved. There should be a better visual representation. That would be helpful for easy consumption of the reports."
"The solution needs to improve reporting. Currently, there is not enough automation involved with the feature. For example, there should be an automatic way of saving reports."
"In terms of platform support, they need to extend the support for backend platforms and more of the legacy types of platforms."
"The memory utilization in JMeter is very poor."
"The initial setup is complex and needs to be upgraded."
"The solution needs more metrics for reporting."
"You really need a technical team in order to really utilize the product."
"We would like some reporting and analysis tools to be added to this solution."
"Grouping of the cases is not possible in SoapUI, to my knowledge. When working with critical cases or the, we were not able to group them properly. We can definitely create a suite and add them there, but within a whole suite, we have to identify them, which was not easy."
"I would like more documentation, training, tutorials, etc. Also, I don't particularly appreciate that I have to save everything. It takes up a lot of space on my laptop, but I have to install the WSDL again If I don't save it."
"I find that I'm fighting with the opportunities to order requests."
"It is limited to scope and risk services only. It does have some support for JMS, but it is not out-of-the-box; you have to do some tweaks here and there."
"There are no bugs or glitches, but a few features available only in the Pro version could be made available in the open-source version. Some of the features do not necessarily need to be only available to Pro users. The data generator would be really useful for the open-source version users."
"SoapUI would benefit from some more customization abilities. It's a good interface, but it would be nice if they added the ability to build custom dashboards where the user can do their own bar graphs and pie charts."
"SoapUI Pro could improve by having dashboards."
"There aren't any plugins for UI automation. You need to make a custom code and download a job to put into the libraries. If it were panelized, then it would be straightforward. It should be in a panel of the tools, so you can add those tools as your test step in your test cases."
Apache JMeter is an open-source Java application that tests load and functional behavior and performance in applications. Created initially to test web applications, it has expanded its functionality to test other functions. For instance, you can test a server to see how efficiently it works and how many user requests can be handled simultaneously.
You can use JMeter to test functional performance and regression tests on different technologies. This Java desktop application has an easy-to-use graphical interface which uses the Swing graphical API. You can run JMeter on any environment that accepts a Java virtual machine, such as Windows, Linux, and Mac.
What protocols does JMeter support?
How does JMeter work?
JMeter sends requests to a target server by simulating a group of user requests. Then it collects and calculates statistics on the performance of the target. This target can be a server or an application.
There are two main tests you can carry out with JMeter: load test and stress test. The load test models expected usage of a server by simulating multiple users accessing the web server simultaneously. The stress testing aims to find the maximum load capacity of the server or application.
Apache JMeter Key Features
Apache JMeter Benefits
The JMeter extensible core has numerous benefits:
Reviews from Real Users
Stephen B., I.T. Architect, Analyst, and Developer at an educational organization, says, "The scripting ability is most valuable. It is easy to use. There is a UI, and you can go in there and figure those things out. After you've got a good set of tests, you basically have a scripted document that you can grab and execute in a pipeline. It is pretty quick to set up, and you can scale it and version control it."
"I like the fact that JMeter integrates well with other tools," adds the Founder and Principal Consultant at a tech services company.
A Quality Engineering Delivery Leader at a financial services firm says, “The performance of the solution is excellent. They have designed the product so that it is very easy to configure. You can basically do anything you like with the product. It's not very restrictive. We like the fact that the technology is open-source.”
Apache JMeter is ranked 3rd in API Testing Tools with 41 reviews while ReadyAPI Test is ranked 7th in API Testing Tools with 11 reviews. Apache JMeter is rated 7.4, while ReadyAPI Test is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of Apache JMeter writes "It's a free, scalable tool that's good for checking backend services". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ReadyAPI Test writes "Has out-of-the-box database support and can be easily used by non-technical staff ". Apache JMeter is most compared with Postman, BlazeMeter, Micro Focus LoadRunner Professional, Tricentis NeoLoad and RadView WebLOAD, whereas ReadyAPI Test is most compared with ReadyAPI, Postman, Parasoft SOAtest, Katalon Studio and Tricentis Tosca. See our Apache JMeter vs. ReadyAPI Test report.
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