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We performed a comparison between Katalon Studio and Parasoft SOAtest 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.
To learn more, read our detailed Katalon Studio vs. Parasoft SOAtest Report (Updated: September 2023).
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"Smart Wait and XPath healing are valuable features.""The initial setup of Katalon Studio was easy.""User-friendly and a good solution.""Whenever I speak to the support team of Katalon Studio, I learn that some new features will be included in the product. It is a scalable product.""The tool is easy to use. The product gives me the flexibility to use Selenium. I can also use my Java capabilities in the solution.""The ability to build all libraries with codes and use them in many situations has been most valuable.""It supports multiple easy-to-learn languages.""The most valuable feature of Katalon Studio is the ease of use of the solution."

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"Since the solution has both command line and automation options, it generates good reports.""We have seen a return on investment.""The solution is scalable.""Technical support is helpful."

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"The solution can be further improved with better loading time.""Katalon Studio could improve having visual testing, but I think they're launching that feature very soon. We would like to see an increase in the usage of AI.""The product’s regression testing time could be reduced.""Katalon Studio should improve its usability, it still needs some improvement where users can easily use it to build their automation suite. It requires some initial work to set it up. There should be more keywords in the library to limit the coding requirements, this will allow a non-technical person easily start using it, which would be better.""The integration process with Jira should be enhanced and facilitated.""Its stability needs improvement.""I can say that in my company, we struggle a lot with iOS automation.""The tool's maintenance is very difficult since they do not follow call by value or call by reference. Due to this, any change happening is not reflected throughout all the test cases. There are some issues with data parameterization as well."

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"UI testing should be more in-depth.""The summary reports could be improved.""The performance could be a bit better.""Tuning the tool takes time because it gives quite a long list of warnings."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "In terms of pricing, Katalon, Selenium, and Cypress all represent a similar level of investment. The software for these tools are either true open source or almost open source (because they charge a small fee), so pricing is a neutral point for me."
  • "The cost of Katalon Studio is expensive but it is less than some of the other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT or SmartBear TestComplete. The cost is the main reason we are using Katalon Studio."
  • "Katalon Studio is less expensive than other solutions, such as Micro Focus UFT."
  • "The price of Katalon Studio is reasonable. They recently had a price increase that might impact new subscribers. We are using a business license."
  • "The tool's pricing is cheap compared to other alternatives. I would rate the tool's pricing a three out of ten."
  • "The solution is more affordable than other vendors."
  • "The product’s pricing is very, very low."
  • "The product is expensive."
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  • "The price is around $5,000 USD."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Whenever I speak to the support team of Katalon Studio, I learn that some new features will be included in the product. It is a scalable product.
    Top Answer:Price-wise, Katalon Studio is a costly product. Considering what the solution provides its users with, I can say that price-wise, Katalon Studio is an okay product.
    Top Answer:Speaking of the improvement required in Katalon Studio, I can say that in my company, we struggle a lot with iOS automation. For iOS apps, in my company, we struggle a lot since we set it all up on… more »
    Top Answer:Since the solution has both command line and automation options, it generates good reports.
    Top Answer:Tuning the tool takes time because it gives quite a long list of warnings. Going through that is a challenge. It only happens in the initial stage when we are setting up the tool, but it can be… more »
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    Katalon Studio is a regression testing tool that enables you to go low-code, boost productivity, and ease scalability. It is suitable for all platforms and operating systems, regardless of application complexity. The software is built on top of the open-source automation frameworks Selenium and Appium, with a specialized IDE interface for web, API, mobile, and desktop application testing. As a robust automation tool, Katalon Studio lets you run automated tests of UI elements, including pop-ups, iFrames, and wait time. The solution is ideal for both large and small organizations.

    Katalon Studio Features

    Katalon Studio has many valuable key features. Some of the most useful ones include:

    • Object spying
    • Record and playback
    • Content assist utilities
    • Advanced debugger
    • Reusable test artifacts
    • Fast scripting with keyword-driven testing
    • BDD convention supported
    • Flexible test listener
    • Extensive data-driven testing
    • Self-healing
    • Test scheduling and parallel execution
    • Native CI/CD integrations

    Katalon Studio Benefits

    There are many benefits to implementing Katalon Studio. Some of the biggest advantages the solution offers include:

    • Versatile abilities: The solution enables you to identify, capture, and store all on-screen objects. Additionally, you can view every single property, method, field, and event in detail. You can create tests twice as fast with low-code options, recycle recorded artifacts, and also work from any steps on active browsers.
    • Built-in project templates: Katalon Studio’s ready-made test scenarios, keywords, and object repositories allow you to get started quickly.
    • One place for end-to-end testing: With the solution, you can combine all of your activities for web UI and API testing in one single project.
    • Flexible test design options: Katalon Studio is equipped with manual and scripting modes for both beginners and advanced users.
    • Broad data support: The solution supports multiple data sources (XLS, CSV) and databases with effective parameterization to maximize test coverage.
    • Smart runtime engine: Because of its smart runtime engine, Katalon Studio can streamline test execution and lower maintenance efforts.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Katalon Studio is a solution that stands out when compared to many of its competitors. Some of its major advantages are that it has a valuable record and playback feature, is user friendly, and has fantastic integration capabilities.

    Khurram K., Head of SQA, Project Manager at Vroozi, says, "The best thing about the solution is that there is a record and playback functionality. The solution allows for specific object files [and it] has great multi-parallel languages that work in the facilities here.”

    Another PeerSpot user expresses the multiple benefits the solution provides for him exclaiming, “I'd describe it as extremely user-friendly. There's a lot of information that is readily available on the internet, and therefore it's easy to learn about the product itself. The scalability of the product is good. The solution was quite stable throughout the time I used it. We found the installation process to be quite simple. There is also very helpful online documentation that can help you if you ever get stuck during the implementation process itself,” comments a Senior Quality Assurance Analyst at an educational organization.

    Tinnaphan W., Professional Services Manager at a non-profit, talks about the Katalon Studio’s advantages. He mentions, “The solution has very good integration capabilities overall. The client has an extremely stable testing framework, and therefore they rely on Katalon to get the results. The reporting is very good.”

    Parasoft SOAtest is widely recognized as the leading enterprise-grade solution for API functional and nonfunctional testing and API integrity. Thoroughly test composite applications with robust support for REST and web services, plus over 120 supported protocols and message types.

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    Sample Customers
    Coca-Cola Tesla Black Board TaTa Consultancy Services Sony
    Caesars Entertainment, Sabre, Lufthansa, Charles Schwab, ING, Siemens, DirecTV, NZ Bank, Intel
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company30%
    Financial Services Firm15%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Transportation Company5%
    Educational Organization28%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Manufacturing Company6%
    Financial Services Firm43%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Financial Services Firm32%
    Computer Software Company14%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Company Size
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise21%
    Large Enterprise36%
    Small Business17%
    Midsize Enterprise36%
    Large Enterprise47%
    Small Business22%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise9%
    Large Enterprise75%
    Buyer's Guide
    Katalon Studio vs. Parasoft SOAtest
    September 2023
    Find out what your peers are saying about Katalon Studio vs. Parasoft SOAtest and other solutions. Updated: September 2023.
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    Katalon Studio is ranked 5th in API Testing Tools with 16 reviews while Parasoft SOAtest is ranked 9th in API Testing Tools with 4 reviews. Katalon Studio is rated 7.4, while Parasoft SOAtest is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Katalon Studio writes "An install tool useful to fasten automation of test cases". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Parasoft SOAtest writes "Easy to use and understand with multiple types of testing on offer". Katalon Studio is most compared with Tricentis Tosca, Postman, OpenText UFT One, SmartBear TestComplete and Ranorex Studio, whereas Parasoft SOAtest is most compared with Postman, SonarQube, Coverity and Tricentis Tosca. See our Katalon Studio vs. Parasoft SOAtest report.

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